Category: Corporations

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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…

Nicolas J.S. Davies: How Propaganda Conquers Democracy

U.S. officials believe they can win a global propaganda war, much as they think they won the Cold War. But they seem to be losing the global struggle for hearts and minds

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Preeti Kaur: Freedom to Consume and Collective Liberation

The belief that the satisfaction of individual feelings and desires is our highest priority has come to dominate our society

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Roger Bybee: The Longest Strike

“A long strike is usually a losing strike,” observes the noted labor historian Nelson Lichtenstein. Yet the longest strike in U.S. history—the United Auto Workers’ seven-year battle with the Kohler Corporation from 1954 to 1961—turned into a remarkable victory for the union.

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George Monbiot: Taming Corporate Power

The key political issue of our age

Pete Dolack: Shopping ’til We All Drop At Walmart

The cost will become higher until we become willing to stop believing that begging for crumbs is the only way the world can be organized

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Murtaza Hussain: Wall St. is Taking Over Pension Plans

“There is a massive transfer of power and wealth happening from the public to Wall Street, through pensions”

Various Contributors: 30th Anniversary of Bhopal Chemical Disaster Prompts Actions Around the World

Tens of Thousands in Bhopal Still Suffering from Toxic Chemical Exposure

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