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Secret Files Expose Offshore’s Global Impact

(International Consortium of Investigative Journalists) – By Gerard Ryle, Marina Walker Guevara, Michael Hudson, Nicky Hager, Duncan Campbell and Stefan Candea. A cache of 2.5 million files has cracked open the secrets of more than 120,000 offshore companies and trusts, exposing hidden dealings of politicians, con men and the mega-rich the world over.

How the PLDC was lost

(Hawaii Independent) – By Ikaika M. Hussey. Last week, both houses of the state legislature voted to repeal the Public Lands Development Corporation. The fall of PLDC illustrates the potency of grassroots organizing, and the way in which the public can give leadership to elected officials.

AiKea: An organization you need to know about

(Hui for Environmental Politics in Hawaii) – DAY OF ACTION TO REPEAL PLDC: Sat Jan 26 9 AM -1 PM We are planning our first day of action to repeal the PLDC for Saturday, January 26th from 9 – 1 PM. Anyone can form an action team or join one of ours. If you would […]

Aikea coalition to take on Calvin Say

(Hawaii Independent) – By Ikaika M. Hussey. Aikea, a grassroots coalition led and organized by UNITE HERE Local 5, announced today that it will take on one of Hawaii’s most powerful politicians: Calvin Say, the speaker of the State House.

CEO pay and the top 1%

(Economic Policy Institute) – By Lawrence Mishel and Natalie Sabadish. Growing income inequality has a number of sources, but a distinct aspect of rising inequality in the United States is the wage gap between the very highest earners—those in the upper 1.0 percent or even upper 0.1 percent—and other earners, including other high-wage earners.

A Workers’ Guide to Private Equity Buyouts

(IUF – International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations) – The IUF has produced this brief introduction to private equity buyouts and their impact on the environment in which our members organize and collectively bargain.