|Taking a Closer Look at the Stories Ignored by the Corporate Media|
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Archive for the Month of February, 2006.
Viewing Corporatism NEWS articles 1 through 18 of 18.
- Officials from six major oil companies have refused to testify this week at a Senate hearing looking into whether oil industry mergers in recent years have made gasoline more expensive at the pump.
- They’re dancing in the halls at ExxonMobil, but quietly. See, they’ve just set the earnings record for American companies, raking in $36 billion in annual income, even more than Wal-Mart, which makes ExxonMobil number one.
- A £4.2 billion plan proposed by a Chinese bank and backed by Jakarta politicians would clear 1.8 million hectares of this wilderness over the next six years to grow oil palms to feed the world’s growing appetite for margarine, ice-cream, biscuits and biodiesel fuel.
- The Most Obscene Profits in American History
- Academics and the media have failed dismally to ask the crucial question of scientists' claims: who is paying you?
- A History of Regulatory Capitulation to the Chemical Industry
- British energy giant BP unveiled a near 31-percent rise in annual net profit owing to rocketing oil prices...
- The total was nearly double that amount if costs to federal taxpayers are included.
- The global diamond trade is continuing to fund vicious civil wars in countries such as Ivory Coast and Liberia, despite international efforts to blacklist stones from regions at war.
- They call it Goldmine Sachs. And well they might. Because the Wall Street giant has become the first major investment bank to see its average salary top half a million dollars.
- Dozens of Western multinationals have made millions of pounds in profits from exploiting African bio-resources taken from some of the poorest nations on earth, with not a penny offered in return.
- Ports are essential pieces of the infrastructure of the United States, and they are best run by public authorities that are accountable to elected officials and the people those officials represent.
- ...big transnational corporate fish eating smaller transnational corporate fish, nothing more than business as usual, a neoliberal feeding frenzy, in this instance controlled by the UAE royal family.
- Buried in the Bush budget...
- Combining low wages with high pollution, industrial-scale poultry producers are ravaging the rural South.
- We have an administration that is absolutely wedded to corporate interests, both American and global. It honestly believes that "free trade" is more important than the environment and more important than the people. It has repeatedly demonstrated it is willing to let both go in order to foster free trade.
- Federal agencies under the Bush administration are systematically gutting state regulations aimed at safeguarding the public and consumers from corporate wrongdoing, while imposing new rules to protect private industry from civil lawsuits...
- As a depleted population struggled to celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans, new reports emerged about corporate cronyism and disaster profiteering under the Bush Administration.
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