Category: Globalization

Robert Weissman: Consumer Groups Slam the TPP as 12 Nations Agree to Trade Accord

The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations reached an agreement Monday on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Jack Rasmus: Killing US for Profit: Big ‘Pharma’ Out of Control

A good part of the problem has become the growing ‘financialization’ of the health industry by Wall St. and global finance capital in recent decades

Walden Bello: China’s Stock Market Crash: Symptom of a Bigger Crisis

The spectacular cratering of the Shanghai stock market, which lost nearly 40 per cent of its value in just 10 weeks, is a sign of a much bigger problem: the crisis of the country’s 30-year-old export oriented rapid growth economy

Paul Street: The Nature and Mission of U.S. Corporate Mass Media

The United States corporate and commercial mass media is a bastion of power-serving propaganda and deadening twaddle

Alexander Main: The Latin America WikiLeaks Files

US diplomatic cables reveal a coordinated assault against Latin America’s left-wing governments

Kevin Roose: The Volkswagen ‘Dieselgate’ Scandal

A new low in corporate malfeasance

Patrick Bond: UN Millennium Development Goals replaced by new ‘distraction gimmicks’

The annual UN heads-of-state summits reconfirms inappropriate targets, processes and evaluation systems

Robert J. Burrowes: Disaster Capitalism: Outsourcing Violence and Exploitation

A review of Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing out of Catastrophe

Joe Emersberger: Toxic Waste Dumped on poorest Ecuadorians for 26 years but Chevron has yet to pay

Imagine a vigilante group somehow dumping sixteen billion gallons of oil all over the neighborhoods where Chevron executives live…

Maria Hengeveld: How Nike’s Neoliberal Feminism Came to Rule the Global South

The exploitative essence of Nike’s feminism hasn’t changed all that much the past twenty years

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