Category: Globalization

Rachel Holmes: We let technology into our lives. And now it’s starting to control us

Internet giants are accessing vast amounts of personal data and using it to shape our behaviour. It’s reminiscent of East Germany under the Stasi

Sam Ben-Meir: From Neoliberalism to Self-Management

In the 1980s, British Prime Minister Thatcher and President Reagan depicted neoliberal or “free market” capitalism as the ideal system, a dogma that extends to the present despite its horrific failures and other options

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Steve Early: The Chevron Way: Big Oil’s Vacation From East Bay Politics Won’t Last Long

If Big Oil paid its fair share, cities like Richmond would not be forced to reduce services, cut staff, or seek health care concessions from its employees

Pete Dolack: The crises of neoliberalism won’t be solved by more neoliberalism

The belief that private funding — which, after all, is done to extract profit regardless of social or environmental cost — will make us live happily ever after should be left to the realm of fairy tales

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Kevin Zeese: The TPP is Dead: The People Defeat Transnational Corporate Power

How did people power win?

Adam Parsons: The struggle continues for a binding treaty to #StopCorporateAbuse

A binding treaty to regulate the activities of corporations could provide a vital counterpoint to controversial free trade and investment agreements

Robin Broad: El Salvador Lessons for the TPP Fight

The executives of a global mining corporation assumed it would be easy to get their way in Cabañas, a rural region of northern El Salvador. They were wrong

Adam Schwartz: Electronic Frontier Foundation: Police Depts. Paid ATT Millions to Scrutinize Our Texts & Chats

New details are emerging about how AT&T has been spying on Americans for profit with a secret plan called Project Hemisphere

Elena Sharoykina: Europe – “Green” Alliance with Russia or experimental field for genetic Monsters?

In September 2016 it was announced that German chemical & pharmaceutical giant Bayer agreed to buy US seeds and pesticides corporation Monsanto in a $66 billion takeover deal. If the sides finalize the agreement (which is to be signed by the end of 2017) and regulatory authorities in USA and EU approve it, it will Read more…

Jamie Corey: Bayer Makes Deal With GMO Giant Monsanto

If Bayer’s purchase of Monsanto passes regulatory antitrust scrutiny, activists will have contend with an even bigger foe that dominates huge portions of the pharmaceutical and chemical business

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