Revealed: oil giants help fund powerful police groups in top US cities

Investigation portrays fossil fuel industry as common enemy in struggle for racial and environmental justice in America Big corporations accused of driving environmental and health inequalities in black and brown communities through toxic and climate-changing pollution are also funding powerful police groups in major US cities, according to a new investigation. Related: Trump is using … Read more Revealed: oil giants help fund powerful police groups in top US cities

Verizon pulls ads from Facebook over inaction on hate speech

Company is the biggest yet to join growing movement, which includes Ben & Jerry’s and Patagonia, to boycott the social network Verizon is pulling its advertising from Instagram and Facebook, the biggest name so far in a growing movement to boycott the social network for not doing enough to stop hate speech on its platforms. … Read more Verizon pulls ads from Facebook over inaction on hate speech

Wisconsin is starting to resemble a failed state | Nathan Robinson

Recent decisions have both undermined the government’s legitimacy and endangered the people A failed state is one that can no longer claim legitimacy or perform a government’s core function of protecting the people’s basic security. Lately, the Wisconsin supreme court seems to be doing its level best to make its state qualify for “failed” status. … Read more Wisconsin is starting to resemble a failed state | Nathan Robinson

America’s corporate elite must stop treating coronavirus as an obstacle to profit | Robert Reich

It’s up to CEOs to rise above their arrogance and stop treating coronavirus as an obstacle to revenues As America reopens for business, you might expect Jeff Bezos, the richest man in America, and his Amazon corporation, the most profitable corporation in America, to set the standard for how to protect the health of American … Read more America’s corporate elite must stop treating coronavirus as an obstacle to profit | Robert Reich

US airlines pushing for massive bailout gave $45bn to shareholders in five years

Delta, American, United, Southwest and Alaska want help but Guardian analysis reveals quintet paid out billions to investors through share buybacks The United States five largest airlines which are pushing for a $50bn-plus bailout to help them survive the Covid-19 crisis have handed out more than $45bn to shareholders and executives over the last five … Read more US airlines pushing for massive bailout gave $45bn to shareholders in five years