Category: Corporations

Alfie Bown: Google’s lemmings: Pokémon go where Silicon Valley says

An analysis of Ingress and Pokémon Go reveals important truths about corporate control and the ability of our mobile phones to organize our desires

Paul Bignell: Secret memos expose link between oil firms and invasion of Iraq

Plans to exploit Iraq’s oil reserves were discussed by government ministers and the world’s largest oil companies the year before Britain took a leading role in invading Iraq

Kali Holloway: Cheap Meals From Big Pharma Can Make Doctors Prescribe Expensive Drugs

A new study suggests pharma can spend a little and get a lot in return

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

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…

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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

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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

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