Category: Globalization

Ryan Grim: Centrist Democrats Have a New Idea to Win Re-election

Ignore Labor and Give Trump a Major Trade Deal

Jen Moore: North American Companies Pay Off Latin American Police to Harass Critics

In countries like Peru, extractive industries contract police to suppress Indigenous protesters and detain international observers — including me

Sharon Lerner: How Coca-Cola Undermines Plastic Recycling Efforts

Audio from a meeting of recycling leaders obtained reveals how the soda giant’s “green” philanthropy helped squelch what could have been an important tool in fighting the plastic crisis

Jack Rasmus: US-China Mini-Trade Deal

Trump Takes the Money and Runs

George Monbiot: Oil Strike

The oil companies have successfully transferred blame for their actions to us. It is time to fight back

Mark Weisbrot: Trump’s Trade War With China: Is It About to End?

Trump’s trade wars are therefore best understood as a set of distractions. The end result doesn’t matter all that much to him politically, and is therefore not worth that much political risk

Colin Todhunter: Pesticides in the Dock

Ecological Apocalypse but Business as Usual

Janine Jackson: ‘Trump’s Deregulatory Agenda Has Been Driven by Corporations’

Janine Jackson: “There’s a New Culture Divide Between Trump and Corporate America,” says CNN. “Many Businesses Oppose Trump’s Deregulatory Agenda,” says Vox. “Corporate America vs. Trump: Environment Edition” is a Bloomberg feature. Corporate CEOs, we’re to believe, are just barely tolerating the president who’s shoveling them tax breaks and policy wish lists. In the midst Read more…

Alison Rose Levy: The Incredible Belief That Corporate Ownership Does Not Influence Media Content

Corporate ownership of media interferes with the core societal function of the press: reporting and investigating key issues at the intersection of public need and governance

Akela Lacy: PhRMA Funding a Think Tank to Derail Medicare for All

PhRMA, which depends heavily on government patents and money for research and development, has teamed up with other health care interest groups to try to crush the movement for a single-payer system

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