Category: Corporations

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Sue Sturgis: Texas Billionaire Behind the Pipeline Standoff

Over the Labor Day weekend, security guards for a petro pipeline company used attack dogs and pepper spray against Native Americans resisting construction of a $3.8 billion pipeline through North Dakota, a project they say is desecrating land sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux

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Sam Gindin: Bargaining Over Corporate Investment: Innovation or Trap?

It’s the radical that is now the only thing truly practical. If we don’t raise our expectations, they will be lowered for us

Joshua Frank: Frack, Rattle and Roll: Drilling into Oklahoma’s Earthquake Epidemic

The fight to end fracking, or at least relocate these earthquake-inducing disposal wells away from fault zones, is going to be an uphill battle.

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Ann Jones: How Veterans Are Losing the War at Home

Making America Pain-Free for Plutocrats and Big Pharma, But Not Vets

Alice Speri: Facebook Removes Potential Evidence of Police Brutality Too Readily, Activists Say

At the request of law enforcement, Facebook deleted Gaines’ account, as well her account on Instagram, which it also owns, during her confrontation with authorities

Sam Biddle: Privacy Scandal Haunts Pokemon Go’s CEO

The suddenly vast scale of Pokemon Go adoption is matched by the game’s aggressive use of personal information

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Vandana Shiva: False promises and failures of Genetic Engineering

Golden rice is a false miracle. It is a disease of nutritionally empty monocultures offered as a cure for nutritional deficiency. In fact, golden rice, if successful, will be 400% less efficient in providing Vitamin A… Norman Borlaug, father of the Green Revolution, died on September 9, 2009. Alfred G. Gilman died on December 23, Read more…

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David Bacon: When the River Turned Yellow

Sixty miles south of the Arizona border, the devastation from a toxic spill has led to an epochal battle between a transnational mining conglomerate and an alliance of miners and farmers

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Martha Rosenberg: You Won’t Believe the Outrageous Ways Big Pharma Has Bribed Doctors to Shill Drugs

Doctors seldom have to go hungry at lunchtime when Pharma reps are around

Samar Al-Bulushi: The Roots of Ebola

A long history of multinational corporate exploitation and political corruption crippled West Africa’s response to the Ebola epidemic

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