Tag Archives: Koch Industries

Oily, environmentally toxic pyramid of greed being erected in Detroit by the Koch brothers

For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of traveling along the Detroit River lately, there’s apparently a new landmark on the Motor City waterfront – a three-story tall pile of petroleum coke, which covers an entire city block. According to a report in today’s New York Times, we have libertarian industrialists Charles and […]

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Koch brothers, with Citizens United behind them, announce their intention to buy election

According to a new report in Politico, the Koch brothers, through their various front organizations, are set to funnel $400 million of their personal wealth into this year’s presidential campaign. It’s an absolutely staggering amount. To put it in context, these two men will be investing more than John McCain raised during the course of […]

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Michigan’s prison industrial complex

I’ve been thinking about Michigan prisons quite a bit lately. It seems as though, all of a sudden, the subject is everywhere… The University of Michigan’s annual exhibition of art by Michigan prisoners opened today. There’s an article on the Daily Kos this evening about how, under Governor Snyder’s Emergency Financial Manager plan, non-elected officials […]

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The Koch brothers, their plans for the public utilities of Wisconsin, and whether Michigan might be next

By now you’ve probably heard that Wisconsin’s union-busing governor, Scott Walker, got fooled into taking a call with a degenerate blogger posing as conservative billionaire activist David Koch. The call, which can be heard in its entirety on the Buffalo Beast website, is interesting for a few reasons. First, Walker confesses to having thought about […]

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Wisconsin’s attack against the working class, and the role of the Koch brothers

The weirdness is apparently continuing in Wisconsin. From what I can tell, the public employee unions have indicated a willingness to negotiate pay and benefit cuts. The Governor, however, has refused to take them up on the offer, choosing instead to pursue the elimination of their right to bargain collectively. So, if there are still […]

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