Category: Corporations

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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…

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

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