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  1. Addiction and Control
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Prisons are very profitable. There are private prisons nowadays. The people that own them have, as their mission, first and foremost, the making of money. They need as many people as possible in prison to maximize their profits. They also need to spend as little as possible on the inmates and staff. Thus, America has over 2.3 million people incarcerated; more than any other country.
  2. Bhopal: The Inside Story
    Carbide Workers Speak Out on the World's Worst Industrial Disaster

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1994
    An account of the disaster in Bhopal, India.
  3. Bhopal's Fight for Memory
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    In December, 1984, unknown poisonous gases burst out from a Union Carbide pesticide plant located in a vicinity of the city of Bhopal in central India. The plant, scheduled for possible closure, was understaffed, not maintained adequately, and had already seen prior deaths from exposure to leaks.
  4. Billionaires, Crime, and Corruption
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2001
    What does it really mean when somebody claims to own hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars? What is a billionaire like David Rockefeller really telling us? He's saying that land he may never have set foot on, but which thousands of other people spend their lives farming, belongs to him alone. He's saying that buildings and machinery which he probably has never seen and certainly has never worked at, but which whole communities of people spend their lives working at to produce goods like clothing and automobiles, belong to him alone.
  5. The Corporation
    The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    Makes the case that corporations function as a psychopathic entity. A companion to Mark Achbar's 2003 documentary of the same name.
  6. Crime and Criminals
    Address to the Prisoners in the Chicago Jail

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1902
    So long as big criminals can get the coal fields, so long as the big criminals have control of the city council and get the public streets for street cars and gas rights, this is bound to send thousands of poor people to jail. So long as men are allowed to monopolize all the earth, and compel others to live on such terms as these men see fit to make, then you are bound to get into jail.
  7. A Dictionary of Marxist Thought
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
  8. IBM and the Holocaust
    The Strategic Alliance Between Nazi Germany and America's Most Powerful Corporation

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2001
    Nazi Germany employed IBM Hollerith punch-card machines to perform critical tasks in carrying out the Holocaust and the German war effort, cranking out lists of Jews which were then turned over to the SS for deportation and eventual extermination.
  9. Men in Prison
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1931
    Victor Serge's novel based on his own experiences as a politcal prisoner.
  10. Panama Papers show that capitalism is working perfectly
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    While corporate fraud is gargantuan in its scale, it is not the expression of a system that "isn't working". In fact, this is the way the system is designed to work.
  11. The Polluters
    The Making of Our Chemically Altered Environment

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2010
    Provides an account of the American chemical industry and its effect on the environment.
  12. Seeds of Fire
    A People's Chronology

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.
  13. The State as Protection Racket
    Chapters in the History of Daylight Robbery

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    The debate about the current global economic "crisis" is obscenely counterintuitive and illogical to the point of incoherence. Who is willing to 'follow the money"? This dictum appears utterly forgotten, despite recurring astronomic fraud perpetrated by US corporations.
  14. Water War Against the Poor: Flint and the Crimes of Capital
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    If ever one wondered about the efficacy of a state government agency imposing officials on local governments, Flint has answered that question forever. In April, 2014, the state-appointed emergency manager, in order to save money, ordered that the city's water source be changed from Lake Huron to the notoriously polluted Flint River.
  15. Why Exxon Executives Deserve the Ultimate Punishment
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    In a series of articles based on internal documents from Exxon Mobil going back to the 1970s and on interviews with former company scientists and employees, ICN shows that Exxon's "own research confirmed fossil fuels' role in global warming decades ago." Yes, decades ago -- during the late 1970s to be precise.

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