Incarcerated Women Are Fighting on the Front Lines of California's Wildfires for $1 an Hour

October 11, 2017

Other inmates are not at all pleased by the wages, particularly considering the incredible hazards of the job. La’Sonya Edwards, an inmate who fights fires in southern California, told the New York Times in August that she makes around $500 per year in camp, plus an extra few hundred for working on the fire line. The salary of a full time civilian fighter starts at around $40,000.

October 2017 Newsletter: Updates from the Movement to Amend

October 10, 2017

We now have 51 cosponsors for the We People Amendment in the House in 2017 -- which means we're well ahead of NEXT year's goal of 45 House cosponsors! We could never have done this without the marvelous work of our stupendous supporters and volunteers—folks like you, calling and writing your federal representatives to join this movement! THANK YOU!!

It's Time to Panic About What Big Tech Companies are Doing to our Lives.

October 7, 2017

It’s not an accident that the technology is so addictive. They’re designed in that sort of way, and part of the reason that they’re so effectively addictive is that these companies have amassed such huge trawls of data. They track us everywhere and they’ve taken that data, and they’ve amassed a portrait of our psyche. They take that portrait and they use it to hook us.

How America’s Biggest Bank Paid Its Fine for the 2008 Mortgage Crisis—With Phony Mortgages!

October 5, 2017

You know the old joke: How do you make a killing on Wall Street and never risk a loss? Easy—use other people’s money. Jamie Dimon and his underlings at JPMorgan Chase have perfected this dark art at America’s largest bank, which boasts a balance sheet one-eighth the size of the entire US economy.

Gun Stocks are Soaring After the Deadliest Mass Shooting in Modern US History

October 2, 2017

At least 59 people were killed and 527 were injured in the shooting Sunday night in Las Vegas. A gunman identified as Stephen Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, aiming into a tightly packed crowd of thousands of people who were watching a country music festival, the police said.

American Outdoor Brands (formerly Smith & Wesson) and Sturm, Ruger & Co. rallied by more than 4%.