Frontline and Pro Publica's "Firestone and the Warlord" investigates the secret relationship between the American tire company and the infamous Liberian warlord/president/war criminal Charles Taylor (pictured). [Photo Credit: © Patrick Robert/Sygma/Corbis]

Firestone Made Deal With The Devil, Paid Millions To Help Fund Genocidal Warlord

In the late 1980s, 40% of the latex used in the United States was supplied by a single plantation — a massive operation run by Firestone in the African nation of Liberia. The plantation had survived the 1980 coup that saw the country’s president slaughtered in his bed and cabinet members executed in public. But after an even bloodier uprising began in 1989, Firestone ultimately ended up in bed with one of history’s most evil figures. [More]

265,000 Homeowners Stuck In "3 Month" Trial Loan Period For 6+ Months

265,000 Homeowners Stuck In "3 Month" Trial Loan Period For 6+ Months

Newly released data shows 265,000 homeowners are trapped in loan mod limbo, stuck in “3 month” trial loan periods for over 6 months, reports ProPublica. [More]