Category: Corporations

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Jérôme Roos: Monster bubbles: the delayed crisis of casino capitalism resurfaces

While the rest of us linger in “secular stagnation,” the speculators at Wall Street are having a field day

Ana-Maria Dima: On the Use and Abuse of Volunteerism

Walk around London and you will notice the many posters endorsed by the Mayor of London encouraging people to volunteer to increase their career chances. Volunteering at football clubs helps doctors become better at their jobs while volunteering at a zoo will help aspiring zookeepers find employment. Whatever you may want to do professionally in Read more…

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George Monbiot: Hard Graft

The power of global finance and the immense wealth of the global elite are founded on corruption, and the beneficiaries have an interest in framing the question to excuse themselves

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Sue Sturgis: Governors’ Big Oil-Assisted Lobbying Pays Off

The Obama administration released its draft five-year plan for oil and gas development on the Outer Continental Shelf and for the first time it includes waters off the coasts of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, But environmental advocates blasted it for putting coastal ecosystems and economies at risk.

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Russell Mokhiber: Duke Energy Pleads Guilty In Coal Ash Spill

Duke Energy will plead guilty to federal criminal charges in connection with last year’s coal ash spill in the Dan River as well as other unauthorized discharges. You wouldn’t have known about the guilty plea from reading America’s leading newspapers

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Jonathan Cook: Peter Oborne opens a media can of worms

Dependency on advertising is inherent in the very model of a so-called “free press” owned by profit-hungry media conglomerates

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Preeti Kaur: Switzerland, Media and the Revolving Door

As the Telegraph’s handling of the HSBC tax evasion scandal shows, the propaganda model remains relevant today

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Paul Street: Latin America Takes the Lead in Opposing Torture

It wasn’t just Europe that collaborated with CIA extraordinary rendition and torture. Fifty four nations spread across five of the world’s six inhabited continents participated in the U.S. global torture network

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Patrick Bond: South Africa’s Electricity

A Muddle, a Meltdown or a Miracle?

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George Monbiot: A State Licence to Rob the Public

You would think the government had invented community. When David Cameron became prime minister, he announced that “my great passion is building the ‘big society’ … We need to create communities with oomph – neighbourhoods who are in charge of their own destiny, who feel if they club together and get involved they can shape Read more…

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