10 Years after 9/11, Phyllis Bennis says, "September 11th Didn't Change the World. September 12th Did."
“The horrific attacks killed 3,000 people, left hundreds of thousands mourning. But that enormous crime did not – could not – threaten U.S. survival, and it did not destroy U.S. democracy,” said Phyllis Bennis.
Press Conference Call (recording): The Massive CEO Rewards for Tax Dodging
On a press conference call on Wednesday, August 31, report co-authors Chuck Collins and Scott Klinger discuss the 25 CEOs who were paid more in compensation last year than their corporations paid in taxes, as well as other report findings, and answer reporters' questions about the report.
Release: CEOs Who Earn More Than Their Corporations Pay in Taxes
Of last year’s 100 highest-paid U.S. corporate chief executives, 25 took home more in CEO pay than their company paid in 2010 federal corporate income taxes.
Expert Available: Phyllis Bennis on Libya's Future
“The success of Libya's uprising will have a great deal to do with the willingness of its leadership to break its dependency on the United States and NATO,” said Bennis in an article on Alternet. She asks, “whether events so far are ultimately a victory for the Libyan people, or for NATO. Given recent models of U.S. and NATO involvement in overthrowing dictatorships, we don't have a lot of examples of how it can be both.”
End U.S. Military and NATO aggression in Libya, says Coalition
Major national organizations call for ceasefire in Libya, de-funding of U.S. military and intelligence operations. They call for an internationally-led ceasefire and negotiations between the warring parties, generous humanitarian assistance, and a strict arms embargo.
Increasing taxes on America's rich and corporations would end our debt and deficit problems, says IPS analyst
Expert available: Sam Pizzigati, an authority on efforts to levy significant taxes on America’s most wealthy and powerful.