Category: Globalization

George Monbiot: Money’s Reach

The European Union looks thoroughly rotten – until you compare it to the alternatives

Suzanne Goldenberg: Biggest US Coal Company Funded Dozens of Groups Questioning Climate Change

The funding spanned trade associations, corporate lobby groups, and industry front groups as well as conservative thinktanks and was exposed in court filings last month

Pete Dolack: Regulation of financial industry is history if Trade In Services Agreement passes

The most secret of the international “free trade” agreements being negotiated around the world is the Trade In Services Agreement, which also might be the most draconian yet. If TISA were to go into effect, regulation of the financial industry would be effectively prohibited, privatizations would be accelerated and social security systems would potentially be Read more…

Alex Kotch: Business interests spend big on pivotal N.C. Supreme Court primary

Including this recent Supreme Court expenditure, the N.C. Chamber and its super PAC have spent $800,000 on state primary elections this year

Antonis Broumas: Neoliberal Europe and the far right: two sides of the same coin

The success of the far-right’s pseudo-communal proposal is dialectically interrelated with the cannibalistic neoliberal project of Europe’s ruling elite

Stanley L. Cohen: The Road Home for Prisoner 19846 052

I don’t give a shit about your dog. You pay us in full by the end of the day or report here with your clothes… home confinement is done. If you don’t show… you’re a fugitive.” With these words Katasha R. Artis, the dramatically under trained ex jock who serves as the Director of the Read more…

Martha Rosenberg: What Big Pharma Does Not Want You to Know About the Opioid Epidemic

The Pharma-driven opioid epidemic may be as big a con as the mortgage housing bubble collapse

Vandana Shiva: Women Around the World Are Leading the Fight Against Corporate Agriculture

Agro-biodiversity bolsters food security at many levels

Lee Fang: Hillary Clinton’s Energy Initiative Pressed Countries to Embrace Fracking, New Emails Reveal

The emails show an aggressive effort to engage private energy companies and use Poland as part of a larger campaign to sell fracking throughout the region

Pete Dolack: Millions for the boss, cuts for you

The relentless competition endemic to capitalism mandates that corporations engage in an endless race to the bottom

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