|Taking a Closer Look at the Stories Ignored by the Corporate Media|
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Archive for the Month of September, 2005.
Viewing Corporatism NEWS articles 1 through 23 of 23.
- Whistleblowers -- those who go public with allegations of waste, fraud and abuse -- continue to have a tough time, despite a law protecting them and repeated assurances from the White House, many government agencies and Congress that they maintain a policy of zero tolerance for retaliation.
- - by Ralph Nader - The unfolding megadisasters in New Orleans, Mississippi and Alabama have torn the propaganda curtain away from this arrogant President and is showing the American people just what results for their daily livelihoods from an administration obsessed with the fabricated Iraq war and marinated with Big Oil.
- The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR) today exposed internal oil company memos that show how the industry intentionally reduced domestic refining capacity to drive up profits, RAW STORY has learned.
- Oil companies came under new fire yesterday when it emerged that ExxonMobil's profits are likely to soar above $10 billion this quarter on the back of the fuel crisis.
- A consortium of western oil companies, led by ExxonMobil, has drawn up legal agreements with African governments that potentially override the human rights of the local populations, according to a report published today by Amnesty International.
- ..the international market has been flooded with medicines to treat "American diseases" such as high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease and cancer, while drugs to tackle tuberculosis, malaria and water-borne diseases prevalent in the poorest countries have been neglected.
- Oil profiteers are merely doing what comes naturally to them as rapacious capitalists.
- Multinational companies operating in the world's poorest countries are "dodging" around £270bn a year in tax, anti-poverty campaigners claimed today.
- The U.S. has a long-standing (and accelerating) policy of arming, training and aiding some of the world's most repressive regimes.
- US retail giant Wal-Mart has been hit with a lawsuit that claims it ignores sweatshop conditions at many of its suppliers' factories around the world.
- Last week, federal prosecutors in New York decided not to criminally prosecute WorldCom/MCI for an $11 billion fraud. This represents a travesty of justice.
- In a barely reported incident last week, two bombs exploded almost simultaneously in the Karachi outlets of Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonald's.
- Over the last several years the top corporate executives at Northwest and Delta airlines negotiated retirement packages guaranteeing them millions in the event the companies declared bankruptcy and defaulted on their pension payments to employees.
- - by Ralph Nader - Corporations, like giant banks, have long been on Washington's list as being "too big to be allowed to fail" no matter how badly these banks behave.
- Wal-Mart, the world's largest discount retailer and owner of Asda supermarkets in Britain, faced new legal difficulties yesterday as jurors in a California court heard claims that the company denied employees lunch breaks and forced them to work overtime without compensation.
- "The credit-card companies are making almost as much as the oil companies."
- Since the beginning of the Iraq war, Halliburton, the Texas energy giant once headed by Vice President Dick Cheney, has seen its stock price more than triple in value.
- The timing and strength of the latest storm could cause worse spike at the pumps than Katrina did.
- Taser International gave potentially lucrative stock options to six police officers from 2001 to 2003, most of whom promoted Taser's stun guns and, in some cases, urged their cities to buy them.
- In an August 10 action alert, FAIR wondered if ABC's reporting on corporate giant Wal-Mart was improperly influenced by Wal-Mart's status as a major advertiser on the network's news programming. While ABC failed to answer FAIR's charges, a September 20 World News Tonight report on Wal-Mart's business practices in China once again suggests favoritism toward the network's sponsor.
- by Ralph Nader - After every national tragedy, large corporations move to cash in. They arrange for no-competitive bid contracts so that their cronyism can get them large government contracts awarded with few safeguards to prevent waste, fraud and abuse.
- Philip Morris and other cigarette giants take to subliminal style messages after cigarette advertising is banned
- Rule changes would let firms emit more before reporting it
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