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A Growing Peoples Movement, Despite the Media Blackout

The world’s elite and corporate forces are in decline, believe it or not. Any system based on consumption will eventually consume itself, but to speed things along, there’s a growing global peoples movement determined to assert the rights of people ...

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New Evidence BP’s Spill Dispersant Caused Harm to Humans and Wildlife

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In the desperately dark days following BP’s Deepwater Horizon accident in April 2010, one of the issues that I highlighted on this blog was the dangers of BP’s chemical Corexit, which the oil giant was using to disperse the oil. ...

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Suspect Identified in James Foley Beheading Is Failed Rapper

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British intelligence agencies MI5 and MI6 have identified the man suspected of the horrific beheading of American journalist James Foley, according to British media reports. The hooded man with an English accent is believed to be 23-year-old Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, ...

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Leaked Doc Puts Spotlight on Corporate-Friendly Trade Deal

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Text of Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement shows how much power corporations could have over municipalities’ water Andrea Germanos A leaked document is putting the spotlight on a trade deal between Canada and the European Union that one critic says ...

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Investors eye profits while poor die of Ebola

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The British media are determined to spread fear about the Ebola virus, the disease that has killed nearly 1,000 people in West Africa this year. There are new scare stories every day about how health services here could be overwhelmed ...

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Here’s The Burger-Flipping Robot That Could Put Fast-Food Workers Out Of A Job

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DYLAN LOVE A company called Momentum Machines has built a robot that could radically change the fast-food industry and have some line cooks looking for new jobs. The company’s robot can “slice toppings like tomatoes and pickles immediately before it places the ...

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McDonald’s Sales Hit by China Scandal, US Weakness

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CANDICE CHOI McDonald’s says a global sales figure fell 2.5 percent in July, dragged down by persistent weakness in the U.S. and a food safety scare in China. The world’s biggest hamburger chain said Friday that the decline included a ...

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Corporate Victory Will ‘Screw’ Local Farmers as Amendment Passes in Missouri

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ALEC-modeled constitutional amendment protects industrial farmers’ right to pollute Deirdre Fulton Agribusiness giants scored a victory in Missouri on Tuesday when voters narrowly approved a corporate-backed state constitutional amendment that critics say will threaten animal rights, remove checks and balances ...

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‘Huge Number’ of Tax-Dodging Corporations Preparing to Expatriate

During a mach on Tax Day, New Yorkers call out the many U.S. corporations who are not paying their fair share. (Photo: Michael Fleshman)

“In this corner of the tax code, we’ve gone way past treating corporations like people,” said Sen. Elizabeth Warren. “In this corner of the tax code, we treat corporations better than people.” Lauren McCauley Dozens of major U.S. corporations are ...

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Lloyds Bank admits fixing repo rate

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Jean Shaoul Britain’s Lloyds Bank found a new way to rig the market in order to reduce the fees it paid the Bank of England for its £20 billion bailout in 2008-9. It demonstrates once again that swindling, fraud and ...

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Lobbyists Bidding to Block Government Regulations Set Sights on Secretive White House Office

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When Washington lobbyists fail to derail regulations proposed by federal agencies, they often find a receptive ear within the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, an arm of the White House Office of Management and Budget that conducts much of ...

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Big Players Promoting Water Privatization

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Americans used to take water for granted, but the water shutoff in Detroit has taught us all-important lessons. We now know that the private sector is willing to be ruthless in denying access to the most basic needs of living ...

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Palestine Support Behind Banking Behemoth’s Closure of Muslim Organizations’ Accounts?

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After HSBC sent letters to three Muslim organizations in the UK notifying them their accounts will be closed, leaders are making claims of Islamaphobia and pro-Israel bias Max Ocean Muslim community leaders in the UK are calling banking giant HSBC ...

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McDonald’s faces liability for franchise restaurant workers

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McDonald’s could share responsibility for violations by some of its franchise operators, said the US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Labor advocates applaud the ruling, which the fast-food chain vows to contest. The ruling published Tuesday said the world’s biggest fast-food chain ...

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US Companies Take Advantage of American Perks, Go Abroad

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Since 2000, almost every big American multinational corporation has created more jobs outside the United States than inside. “You shouldn’t get to call yourself an American company only when you want a handout from the American taxpayers,” President Obama said Thursday. He ...

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Gaza braces for new onslaught as Israel vows to expand war

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Bill Van Auken Brushing aside calls from the United Nations and Washington for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire, the Israeli government vowed late Monday to escalate and prolong the three-week-old slaughter in the Gaza Strip. Israeli warplanes dropped leaflets ...

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Chiding CEOs at Walgreens and Other Corporate Defectors

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Walgreens is the pharmacy that, at least according to its website, can be found “at the corner of Happy & Healthy.” If its executives have their way, however, it may soon be found near the intersection of Ziegelackerstrasse and Untermattweg ...

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How One Company Sues Soldiers Worldwide

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With stores near military bases across the country, the retailer USA Discounters offers easy credit to service members. But when those loans go bad, the company uses the local courts near its Virginia headquarters to file suits by the thousands. ...

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Pay-Cut Clock Documents Billions of Dollars Lost by Minimum-Wage Workers

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 Today, on the fifth anniversary of the last increase in the minimum wage, the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) debuts a pay-cut clock to show how much, down to the second,  minimum-wage workers continue to lose as long as the wage remains ...

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5 Giant Un-American Corporations Trying to Bolt U.S. to Avoid Taxes

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Corporations get enormous benefits that regular “persons” do not. One of the biggest is limited liability. This means that the shareholders are not liable for the debts of the corporation. A corporation can get in a lot of trouble, financial ...

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General Motors CEO says company will use bankruptcy to shield itself from lawsuits

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Gabriel Black Last Thursday, General Motors (GM) CEO Mary Barra told a Senate hearing that GM would use its 2009 bankruptcy reorganization to shield itself from potential lawsuits. Barra and other GM officials testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and ...

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Why Grocery Store Workers Are Making Less While Big Chains Clean Up

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Have you ever bought groceries from a checker with the sniffles? If so, you’re probably not alone. In fact, many food retail employees can’t afford to miss work when they’re under the weather. Many don’t have medical coverage and few can cover ...

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GM withheld information about crashes tied to defective ignition switch

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Gabriel Black Documents obtained by the New York Times reveal that General Motors (GM) withheld information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regarding several fatal crashes linked to an ignition switch defect. The Times revelations, published Wednesday, further suggest that General Motors ...

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Why Big Business Loves Desperate Workers

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And how a strong social safety net can make us all more free Stephen Pimpare We don’t think enough about the economic functions of social welfare policy, or about the relationship between the safety net and labor markets, and this ...

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Corporatist Lobbying Replaced a Free Market

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James Hall RINF Alternative News The practice of a pure free market is so rare that a plausible argument can be made that a free market economy never existed. However, as the saying goes, Once Upon A Time, economic commerce did ...

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Victory for Activists: Coca-Cola Forced to Shut Bottling Plant

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Coca-Cola, the world’s largest beverage producer, has been ordered to shut down its bottling plant in Varanasi, India following local complaints that the company was drawing excessive amounts of groundwater. After an investigation, government authorities ruled that the company had ...

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The Oil Industry Is Cashing in on Subsidies

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Thom Hartmann The Thom Hartmann Program The fossil fuel industry is cashing in on government welfare; opponents of same-sex marriage love to claim they’re protecting children, but science says that’s just a bunch of hype; the Department of Energy is ...

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Corporate “Labor Reform”: Proposals to Maximize Workplace Bullying

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Prof. James Petras Leading management consultants, top government officials and prominent financial journalists are proposing, what they dub, “labor reforms” as the solution for double-digit unemployment and underemployment, economic stagnation and the decline of capital investments. “Labor Reform” as the ...

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The Union vs. Corporate Showdown Has Officially Begun

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Shamus Cooke The attack on the U.S. labor movement just sharpened with the Harris vs. Quinn Supreme Court decision, aimed at the heart of concentrated union power — public sector unions. When you add in the Obama-led assault on public ...

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Doctors: TPP Would Trample Access to Medicines

Médecins Sans Frontières warns lives hang in balance of secret pact Sarah Lazare International humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières warned Monday that the highly secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership will further erode access to life saving medicines in all countries ...

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‘Big Oil Playbook’ on Display in Small Town Tar Sands Fight

Industry-backed opponents show up en masse at local meeting, forcing tar sands vote to be rescheduled. Deirdre Fulton Exemplifying tactics outlined in a new report that dissects the oil industry’s efforts to influence the tar sands debate, members of a Big Oil ...

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TPP Negotiations Go Further Underground with Unprecedented Secrecy Around Meetings

Maira Sutton EFF is in Ottawa this week for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, to influence the course of discussions over regressive digital policy provisions in this trade agreement that could lead to an increasingly restrictive Internet. But this round is different ...

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Nader Warns of Eight More Years of Corporate Clintonism

Ralph Nader With the Tea Partiers giving the establishment Republican incumbents much ferment in the primaries (or retirement, as in the case of David Brat defeating powerhouse Congressman Eric Cantor in Virginia), what are progressives doing to their corporate-indentured incumbent ...

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The New Way Big Corporations Like Walgreen Are Shamelessly Dodging Their Taxes

And why they may be cutting off their nose to spite their face. Robert Reich RINF Alternative News Dozens of big U.S. corporations are considering leaving the United States in order to reduce their tax bills. But they’ll be leaving ...

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Warning: Corporate Interests Are Not Public Interests

Mark Taliano The modern-day conflation of corporate and public interests forms the bedrock of what is likely the most dangerous ideology to afflict humanity. Domestically, it creates a “predator” economic system which disembowels the public domain by creating “new” markets which unnecessarily ...

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What’s Next? A Ruling that Workers’ Insurance Doesn’t Have to Cover Blood Transfusions?

Dave Lindorff The vote by the US Supreme Court’s five conservative Catholic male members in the Hobby Lobby case, declaring that companies substantially owned by people who on religious grounds believe that contraception is a sin can not be compelled ...

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Israel’s SodaStream closes main UK store after 2-yr boycott campaign

SodaStream, which has its main factory in the West Bank and makes home carbonation products, has closed its EcoStream shop in Brighton and one of Britain’s biggest retailers John Lewis will no longer stock its products after two years of ...

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Ukraine’s “Terrorists” Talk.

Their Message Is to America:  “Please Stop Terrorizing Us!” Here’s How That Can Be Done. Eric Zuesse A 41-minute documentary has been produced and is online, “Ukraine Crisis Today,” interviewing “terrorists” (as our side calls them) who have been bombed by the ...

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Global Banks Have Become A Mafia Criminal Enterprise

Global Banks Have Become A Mafia Criminal Enterprise http://www.daftblogger.com/global-banks-have-become-an-enterprise-criminal-mafia/ http://www.911forum.org.uk/board/viewtopic.php?p=167535#167535 By former Metropolitan Police Detective Rowan Bosworth-Davies In August 2012, I wrote a response to a British Parliamentary Commission public request for evidence concerning the state of the British Banking ...

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Our Handiwork. Hidden from Us, by America’s “News” Media (which have the audacity to lie calling THEM “Terrorists”)

Eric Zuesse RINF Alternative News UPDATE: Russian TV did a piece on this on July 3rd: http://rt.com/news/170104-ukraine-lugansk-shelling-airstrike/ Their reporter wasn’t able to find any military explanation for why this inconsequential village had been bombed. But she didn’t consider the possible ...

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Documents indicate GM tops knew of ignition defect

Gabriel Black A federal grand jury has begun an investigation into General Motors’ faulty ignition switch recall and is reportedly poised to issue subpoenas in the coming days. The announcement of an investigation comes after documents were released by GM ...

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Narrow Supreme Court Majority Gives Corporations Freedom of Conscience; Justice Ginsburg Objects

The conservative majority on the Supreme Court once again expanded its doctrine of corporate personhood with its ruling on Monday in the Hobby Lobby case. Samuel Alito, writing for the majority, said: “Protecting the free-exercise rights of corporations like Hobby Lobby, Conestoga, ...

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Corporate Gag Orders Have a Chilling Effect on Whistleblowers

Washington Post investigation reveals corporations are trying to prevent employees from reporting wrongdoing Deirdre Fulton Corporations are using overly broad and limiting nondisclosure agreements to prevent employees from reporting wrongdoing or fraud to government officials, according to an investigation published in ...

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German automaker BMW reports record sales, prepares attacks on workers

Michael Regens Germany’s third largest automaker, BMW, is planning major wage cuts and rationalisation measures. Many of the proposals were initiated directly by the works council, which has been collaborating closely with management for months. Meanwhile, the first results of ...

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America’s CEOs: In a Class All by Themselves

Workers in the United States don’t make double what workers make in Japan or Switzerland. Why should U.S. CEOs routinely make double — and often much more — than Japanese and Swiss top execs? Sam Pizzigati The free market made ...

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America Seems to Be Losing Ukraine’s War

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Indications Its Kiev Regime Is Crumbling. Blowback to America Could Be Substantial. Eric Zuesse  RINF Alternative News Reports coming in, both from professional analysts, and from well-informed residents of the Ukrainian areas where we are bombing the residents and assassinating their ...

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SWAT Teams Claim ‘Corporate’ Exemption From Public Scrutiny

ACLU hits brick wall after seeking information about deadly force, incident reports, and more. Sarah Lazare Operators of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams comprised of publicly-funded police and sheriffs in Massachusetts claim they are immune to public records requests ...

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Pew Poll: America Is Becoming a Nation of Political Enemies

Eric Zuesse  RINF Alternative News “A threat to the nation’s well-being” — that’s what 36% of Republicans think of Democrats, and what 27% of Democrats think of Republicans. Furthermore, “Today, 92% of Republicans are to the right of the median Democrat, and ...

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Fiat sacks 4 employees for orchestrating fake suicide of CEO

Car manufacturer Fiat has dismissed 4 employees from an Italian factory after they staged the fake suicide of the company’s CEO. The workers were protesting mass company layoffs that led to the suicide of a co-worker earlier this year. Fiat ...

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Recall delayed because General Motors refused to call power steering failure a safety issue

Shannon Jones New documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that General Motors waited for years to recall Saturn Ions with defective power steering prone to sudden failure. Despite receiving thousands of customer complaints, the company ...

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Three New Evidences that Obama Is a Fascist

Eric Zuesse 1: http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/6/wikileaks-trade-inservicesagreementsecrecy.html and here is more detail on that: http://www.world-psi.org/sites/default/files/documents/research/en_tisaresearchpaper_final_web.pdf and here is even more, the draft document itself: https://wikileaks.org/tisa-financial/press.html Obama, it turns out, thinks that financial services, and all services, are too regulated by governments in public, and should ...

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President Obama’s Brilliant Strategy for Nuclear-Blitzing Russia

There is no mystery as to why Russia is making preparations for being hit by a U.S. nuclear attack. When the U.S. toppled the freely elected, pro-Russian, President of Ukraine, in February of this year, and replaced him with a U.S. appointed ...

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Another Secret Trade Agreement – TISA

James Hall RINF Alternative News The significance of the TPP -Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and the TTIP – Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement has your head spinning already, now add another globalist gift to the Corporatocracy model of total trade domination, the TISA – ...

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Our People in Ukraine Vandalize a Russian Bank

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Eric Zuesse  RINF Alternative News On Monday, June 22nd, a video was posted to youtube showing (starting at 3:00) a Russian bank being vandalized in Ukraine by a mob of “Right Sektor” thugs, which is the same organization who were used by Obama’s team ...

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America Cleanses Southeastern Ukraine of Ethnic Russians

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Eric Zuesse RINF Alternative News The Western news media have not been showing the footage of this action by the U.S. Administration, but U.S. news media also covered up the Administration’s constant lies about “Saddam’s WMD” (which the U.N. had ...

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Why Even Business Leaders Now Realize Widening Inequality is a Terrible Problem

A few weeks ago I was visited in my office by the chairman of one of the country’s biggest high-tech firms who wanted to talk about the causes and consequences of widening inequality and the shrinking middle class, and what ...

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The Global Financial Deal You’ve Never Heard Of

Leaked draft text of trade deal exposes U.S. and E.U. efforts to control and deregulate the global economy Wikileaks published a previously tightly-held and secretive draft of a trade document on Thursday that, if enacted, would give the world’s financial ...

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Coca-Cola forced to close India bottling factory over excessive water use

Years of protests have forced Indian officials to finally close a Coca-Cola bottling factory in the northern province of Uttar Pradesh for extracting groundwater above legal limits and polluting the environment with toxic effluents. Coca-Cola’s Mehdiganj plant in Varanasi used ...

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Workers speak out against privatization of French railways

Anthony Torres On June 17, approximately 1,000 demonstrators gathered near the National Assembly in Paris for a protest called by the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) and Solidarity Unity Democracy-Rail (SUD-Rail) unions against the Socialist Party’s (PS) planned privatization of ...

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‘The truth is worse than we imagine’: One-fourth of public company deals involve insider trading

An award-winning new study claims that more than a quarter of all public company deals involve transactions that could be consider examples of insider trading. The recently published report from Menachem Brenner and Marti G. Subrahmanyam at New York University ...

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Goldman Sachs: Too big to rein in?

On June 11, Goldman Sachs agreed to pay $67m to settle a suit charging the firm and others with colluding to drive down the price of takeovers. For another firm, paying out tens of millions of dollars to resolve allegations of collusion ...

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Why Noam Chomsky Is Such an Effective Thorn in the Side of the Corporate State

Noam Chomsky, whom I interviewed last Thursday at his office at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has influenced intellectuals in the United States and abroad in incalculable ways. His explications of empire, mass propaganda, the hypocrisy and pliability of the ...

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A World Cup for corporations

Marta Molina The World Cup 2014 is set to begin today in São Paulo and end on July 13 in Rio de Janeiro. For this much-anticipated month of soccer, Brazilian citizens have paid a very high price, including the 10 billion reals ($4.47 billion) that ...

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Corporate Criminality and the General Motors Ignition Cover-Up

Shannon Jones The internal report commissioned by General Motors into the recall of vehicles with a deadly ignition defect presents a devastating picture of corporate indifference to public health and safety. Despite its transparent attempt to shield top officials from ...

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How You Signed Away Your Right to Sue Corporations for Screwing You Over

Late last year a massive data hack at Target exposed as many as 110 million consumers around the country to identity theft and fraud. As details of its lax computer security oversight came to light, customers whose passwords and credit ...

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Internal report details GM ignition cover-up

Shannon Jones The internal report commissioned by General Motors into the recall of vehicles with a deadly ignition defect presents a devastating picture of corporate indifference to public health and safety. Despite its transparent attempt to shield top officials from ...

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Minimum Wage Support Grows

During a recent talk at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson indicated his support for legislation in Congress to raise the federal minimum wage. “I will tell you we will support legislation that moves forward,” he said. ...

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Internal GM Report Finds “Pattern of Incompetence”

General Motors says it has dismissed 15 employees and vowed to start a compensation fund for victims of an ignition switch defect tied to at least 13 and potentially hundreds of deaths. An internal report cites a “pattern of incompetence ...

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The Value of Water Coalition: Corporate greed masquerading as activism

At the end of May, both houses of the US Congress overwhelmingly passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA). The bill, which is expected to be signed into law by President Obama this week, authorizes approximately ...

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New Report Documents How Privatization Steals Wages, Harms Communities

All across the country, public services are increasingly outsourced to private contractors in the name of efficiency and cost savings. But a new report from the non-profit research group In the Public Interest (ITPI) shows that outsourcing public services hurts ...

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Corporate Contractors’ Heavy Burdens on Taxpayers

Ralph Nader  Next time you hear federal officials say that there is no money to repair or build necessary public facilities in your community, ask them why there always seems to be money to greatly overpay for government projects that ...

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GM Executives Should Be Prosecuted

Today General Motors announced that it has fired 15 employees and disciplined five others in the wake of an internal investigation into the company’s handling of defective ignition switches, which lead to at least 13 fatalities. But who’s legally responsible ...

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‘Walmart Moms’ Strike Rejects Retailer’s Family-Friendly Claims

‘Our families cannot continue to struggle on Walmart’s poverty pay and constantly changing schedules while Walmart and the Walton family make billions from our work,’ says Walmart mom. Under the banner of “Walmart moms,” mothers who work at Walmart launched ...

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Kids’ clothes contained chemicals

Testing conducted by the Norwegian Consumer Council (Forbrukerrådet) found endocrine-disrupting chemicals in children’s clothes from major Scandinavian clothing chains Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), Cubus and Kappahl. The study found potentially harmful chemicals in every third item of clothing tested. The ...

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Fast Food Giants Picking Their Workers’ Pockets

Jim Hightower No matter how small the haul, a thief is a thief, right? If a poverty-wage fast-food worker sneaks out a couple of burgers to take home to the kids, the bosses yell: “Thief!” But what do you call ...

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Walmart’s Top-to-Bottom Taxpayer Subsidies

We’re all footing the bill for bonuses the company’s executives pocket and food stamps its underpaid workers obtain for survival. Sarah Anderson and Frank Clemente Low-income families weren’t the only ones hurt by cuts to food stamps last fall. Top Walmart executives ...

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Why Do We Worship CEOs?

David Macaray Things have gotten out of hand in regard to the admiration we have for CEOs. Not only do we over-compensate them, we idolize them. People complain about professional athletes being overpaid, but don’t bat an eye when some ...

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Corporations Are Not People. Period.

On not settling for half measures when it comes to our democracy Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap Remember back in 2009 before the Citizens United v. FEC Supreme Court ruling when the U.S political and legal system wasn’t about prioritizing the interests of ...

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TTIP will only be to the benefit of industries

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Most of the working groups involved in trade negotiations are represented by industries and such biased approaches raise concerns over access and the transparency of the whole process, Michael Shank from Friends Committee on National Legislation told RT. “If you ...

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LA Police: ALL Cars Under Criminal Investigation As Part Of License Plate Reader Surveillance

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Steve Watson  Washington Post story declaring cancellation of national license plate database was completely wrong Police in LA have attempted to justify an Automatic License Plate Reader surveillance program by claiming that every single car in the city is part ...

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The EU’s Stunning Hypocrisy on Crimea

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Institution that ignores its own citizens’ referendums decries Crimea vote as undemocratic Paul Joseph Watson The European Union’s characterization of the Crimean vote to join Russia as “undemocratic” is laced with stunning hypocrisy given that the EU ignored its own ...

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Next War Criminal on Deck at the Washington Post: Condoleezza Rice

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Donn Marten  RINF Alternative News With the feverish ‘all-in’ push for the relaunching of the Cold War the NSA Stasi is probably delighted to be out of the spotlight for the time being at least. The waves of anti-Putin invective ...

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Corrupt “Secret” Global Trade and Investor Agreements: EU Facilitating Corporate Plunder

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Colin Todhunter  RINF Alternative News Since the economic crisis hit Europe, international investors have begun suing EU countries struggling under austerity and recession for a loss of expected profits, using international trade and investment agreements. Speculative investors are claiming more than 1.7 ...

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Fracking Property Group Tramples On Protest Rights

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Joana Ramiro Landowners argued yesterday that their property rights should trump the right to protest as they fight fracking activists through the courts. Landholder Peel Group has brought a case to evict anti-fracking protesters from its Barton Moss site at ...

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The Geopolitical Dimensions of the Coup in Ukraine – A Struggle for Power and Influence

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Peter Schwarz  RINF Alternative News “When the Soviet Union was collapsing in late 1991, Dick wanted to see the dismantlement not only of the Soviet Union and the Russian empire but of Russia itself, so it could never again be ...

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Rights Group to ICC: Investigate NATO Allies’ Complicity in US Drone War

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“There can surely be no doubt that facilitating the deaths of thousands of civilians… constitutes war crimes.” Andrea Germanos  RINF Alternative News  The International Criminal Court has been urged to investigate possible war crimes committed by NATO member states for ...

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Why False Compromises Won’t Resolve The Education Debate

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Jeff Bryant  RINF Alternative News Legend has, political disputes are supposed to be resolvable only when parties “meet in the middle” and shake hands on points of agreement that are possible. But in the much-contested issue of “education reform,” only ...

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Geneva Talks Falter as Secret US Arms Flow to Syrian Opposition Revealed

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Sarah Lazare  RINF Alternative News Weapons were approved by Congress in closed-door meetings The Geneva talks between the Syrian government and some opposition forces faltered Tuesday upon revelations that U.S. Congress secretly approved arms shipments to Syrian opposition forces. After ...

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The NSA’s “Lone Wolf” Justification for Mass Spying Is B.S.

All of the Chairs of the 9/11 Commission and the Congressional Investigation Into 9/11 Say It’s “Implausible” that the 9/11 Hijackers Acted without Government Backing The NSA’s main justification for Constitution-shredding mass surveillance on all Americans is 9/11. In reality: … Continue reading

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BlackRock Is The Biggest Investor In The World — Is Its Dominance A Problem?

ASK conspiracy theorists who they think really runs the world, and they will probably point to global banks, such as Citigroup, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase. Oil giants such as Exxon Mobil and Shell may also earn a mention. ...

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Nelson Mandela Dies

President Jacob Zuma made the announcement from the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Thursday night. He said Mandela passed away at 20:50 in his Houghton home surrounded by his wife, Graça Machel and members of his family. Zuma said Mandela would have a ...

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What Obama and Kerry Won’t Tell You About Iranian Sanctions and Oil Profits

Andrew McKillop As the Ivy Leaguers are celebrating a major ‘breakthrough’ in the diplomatic stalemate with Iran, it’s incredible how many Americans are in the dark about what is actually behind all of this sudden media fanfare. Let’s give credit ...

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Heavy Metals, Vaccines, and Your Health

Catherine J. Frompovich Activist Post Recently, news reports surfaced that a different type of forensic test on body tissues of a deceased celebrity reveals that she probably was poisoned rather than having died of natural disease causes as originally stated ...

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The Best of a Bad Situation – Winners of the Global Recession

The global recession that began in 2007 has seen a lot of people and businesses fall on very hard times. Behemoths of commerce, companies that seemed unassailable in their profitability in happier times have found themselves filing for bankruptcy and ...

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Top Eight Tips to Get Your Small Business Noticed Online

Top Eight Tips to Get Your Small Business Noticed Online Today, online-based businesses are becoming the new brick and mortar. In fact, even the traditional brick and mortar businesses have vastly expanded their sales and clientele by using the Internet ...

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5 Most Profitable Types of Online Business

cc licensed flickr photo shared by simiant Creating an online business is a potentially profitable way to stop that day job and get started in a personal passion. By understanding the types of businesses that are most profitable, it is ...

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Time Management Apps for the Self-Employed

Mobile apps to keep you on target and productive all day long Time management is the bane of every self-employed, work-at-home, or telecommuting businessperson. With no supervisor, no clocking out, and all the distractions of home, it can be difficult ...

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Persuasive Writing – Powerful Ways to Engage Your Readers

Persuasive writing is an important technique to master if you are going to write your own sales letters, website content or blog.   This is basically a way of presenting readers with a win-win situation.  For example if you are writing ...

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5 Ways Businesses Are Using Pinterest for Marketing

Imagine you had a giant corkboard, on which you could pin pictures and videos. Now imagine being able to share that corkboard with others who share your interests. That, in a nutshell, is the unique social networking site Pinterest, which ...

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New Ecommerce System Launches – Interview With Digibilly Creator

A few months ago I heard that development was underway for an exciting new eCommerce system called Digibilly. With no software to install and works in a similar way to Clickbank and DigiResults, it hopes to make selling online easier. ...

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