BDS and Workers’ Unity are Crucial in Maintaining International Solidarity for Palestine

“In recent years, more and more labor unions and individual AFL-CIO chapters are explicitly supporting Palestinian rights while criticizing continued apartheid Israeli human-rights abuses.”

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PEORIA, ILLINOIS -- The corporate website proudly informs its readers: At Caterpillar, we are committed to respecting internationally recognized human rights throughout our global operations. While this policy is uniquely our own, we considered principles described in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the International Labor

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“Fig Leaf” Law Chips Away at Public Campaign Financing

A law to boost government support for pediatric cancer research while eliminating funding for political party conventions looks good — but critics say that’s about it.

WASHINGTON --- President Barack Obama has signed a law that aims to increase government support for research into pediatric cancer while eliminating public funding for political party conventions. The bill, which was spearheaded by the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives, received remarkably little political opposition despite

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SCOTUS Ruling Reflects Shifting Role Of Money In Politics

The Supreme Court overturns aggregate limits on campaign contributions, further opening the political arena to corruption and making it harder for party outsiders to get elected.

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On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 5-4, to overturn the aggregate limits on campaign contributions, further opening the door Citizens United unlocked in 2010. By effectively removing the limits on the combined amount of money a single individual can give to political campaigns, parties and political action committees, the ruling threatens

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Tax Dodging Companies Hoarding Nearly One Trillion Overseas

New analysis, hearing, report make clear: tax dodging corporations siphon revenue that could help Main Street

Profits for U.S. companies are at a record high, yet companies have hoarded nearly one trillion overseas to dodge U.S. taxes, a new Moody's analysis shows. The findings, based on an analysis that looked at U.S. non-financial, Moody’s-rated companies, also reveal that these companies had stockpiled $1.64 trillion in cash at the end of 2013. That's

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Senator Says Caterpillar Avoided Billions In Taxes

Caterpillar has avoided paying $2.4 billion in U.S. taxes since 2000 by shifting profits to a wholly-controlled affiliate in Switzerland, according to a report released by Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich.

WASHINGTON — Executives from manufacturing giant Caterpillar Inc. are heading to Capitol Hill to explain what one senator calls an aggressive strategy to avoid paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes. Caterpillar has avoided paying $2.4 billion in U.S. taxes since 2000 by shifting profits to a wholly-controlled affiliate in Switzerland,

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