Articles about Corporations
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It Takes a Movement: A Tale of Two Strategies For Change
In 2008, when then-Senator Barack Obama promised progressive change if elected President, his primary opponent, then-Senator Hillary Clinton, derided him. "The skies will...
Davos and the Dangers to Democracy
It’s an all-too-easy event to mock. It’s hard to keep a straight face when the world’s rich arrive annually in their private jets to the luxury ski-resort of Davos to express...
The Illusion of Freedom - Why Corporate Systems of Power Must Be Destroyed
The seizure of political and economic power by corporations is unassailable. Who funds and manages our elections? Who writes our legislation and laws? Who determines our...
Bad News for Democracy Is Great News for TV Profits
It's not good enough to say the money comes from the XYZ Fund for Swell Americans; we need to know the wealthy individuals and corporate interests that are secretly pulling the...
The Sad Truth About Today's Society Illustrated by Steve Cutts
These are so true.
The Age of the Demagogues
  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at FreedomFest on July 11 in Las Vegas. (John Locher / AP) The increase in nihilistic violence such as school...
Ruptured Dams Engulf Brazilian Village in Toxic Mine Waste
More than a dozen are feared dead, with scores missing, after a tailings owned by some of the biggest mining companies in the world burst
CEOs Panic: Europe Rules Corporate Tax Loopholes Are "Illegal"
The European Commission’s ruling is the result of years of sustained activism from anti-austerity groups like UK Uncut.
The Next VW Scandal
Buried in the minutes of an obscure new quango is evidence of vast corporate capture of the UK government.
Hundreds of Thousands March in Berlin Against TTIP Trade Deal
TTIP, activists fear, would erode labor and environmental standards.
5 Short Films About the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
Twelve nations have signed a trade agreement that puts corporate profits before the needs and rights of citizens
Tired of Capitalism? There Could Be a Better Way.
Capitalism is a coercive economic system that creates persistent patterns of economic deprivation. Governments have typically dealt with capitalism’s more misery-inducing...
Why Some Companies in Sweden are Shifting to a 6-Hour Work Day
Despite research telling us it’s a really bad idea, many of us end up working 50-hour weeks or more because we think we’ll get more done and reap the benefits later. And...
The Painful Facts, State-By-State: How We're Victimized by Corporate State Tax Avoidance
Corporate data from numerous sources, including annual reports directly from the companies themselves, has been merged and matched and managed into two spreadsheets that...
UN Plan to save Earth Is "fig Leaf" for Big Business
Why the new Sustainable Development agenda is “fundamentally compromised” by corporate interests
Why We Need a Guaranteed Income. Soon.
A thought for Labor Day: In the not-too-distant future we might wait around for a package delivery, hurry off to class, grab a taxi downtown, meet the family for dinner, and...
Greed Dies Hard in a Poisoned Land
When Arizona Sen. John McCain met with the Navajo Nation’s tribal government earlier this month at their capital in Window Rock, Arizona, after arriving in a big black SUV, he...
What the Mainstream Media Won't Let Bernie Sanders Talk About
In this clip, Sen. Bernie Sanders says he believes “one of the Supreme Court’s worst decisions ever” — Citizens United — has allowed big money to “deflect attention from the...
Field Notes to Life During the Apocalypse
Humanity, after taking over the driver’s seat of evolution, has crashed it into the brick wall of industrial civilization.
Why We Can't Shop Ourselves Into a Better World
We're still trying to eliminate sweatshops and child labor by buying right. But that's not how the world works in 2015.
8 Infographics Exposing the Extent of Corporate Lobbying on TTIP
Which businesses are pushing most for the proposed EU-US trade deal TTIP? Who’s influencing EU negotiators? Corporate Europe Observatory’s eight new info-graphics reveal the...
Exxon Knew of Climate Change in 1981, Email Says - but It Funded Deniers for 27 More Years
Over the years, Exxon spent more than $30m on think-tanks and researchers that promoted climate denial.
An Economic Hit Man Speaks Out: John Perkins on How Greece Has Fallen Victim to ''Economic Hit Men''
John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, discusses how Greece and other eurozone countries have become the new victims of "economic hit men."
TiSA: The Scariest Trade Deal Nobody's Talking About Has Suffered a Big Leak
Wikileaks has blown the lid off another trade deal being negotiated 'on our behalf' by our governments, in secret without democratic scrutiny or debate, that threatens people...
Stupidity and Intelligence: Science, GMOs and Our Food
How industrial-scale farming is actually becoming anti-science.
Socialism Means Abolishing the Distinction Between Bosses and Employees
Regulated private capitalism. State capitalism. Socialism. These three systems are entirely different from each other. We need to understand the differences between them to...
The Electoral Farce
I intend to devote no more time to the upcoming presidential elections than walking to my local polling station on Election Day, voting for a third-party candidate, most...
The Future of Big-Box Schooling
“I think the way western education has grown over the last few centuries, especially with the rise of industrialization, was basically not to create human beings fully equipped...
How to Steal from the Taxpayers While Blaming the Poor
It's a vicious circle of hypocrisy: Americans dependent on the safety net are urged to "get a job" by the same free-market system that pays them too little to avoid being...
Capitalism and the TPP: A Kinder, Gentler Totalitarianism
Corporate propaganda has convinced the populace that government alone is to blame for our problems, rather than recognizing the complete fusion of corporate power and...
Sixteen Building Blocks of a Green, Entrepreneurial, Cooperative Economy
The transition from a capitalist to a cooperative economy could be one of the defining achievements of the 21st century.
No More False Solutions: Rising Call to Ban Corporate Polluters From UN Talks
Corporate polluters are driving global warming and must not be allowed to steer—or even participate in—the ongoing processes of the United Nations whose stated aim is to...
The Co-operativist Manifesto: Dare To Get Involved in the Business of Proposing an Alternative
You can get thousands out in support of a protest against something horrific, but it's far fewer of us who dare to get involved in the business of proposing an alternative
Marx Was Right
Karl Marx exposed the peculiar dynamics of capitalism, or what he called “the bourgeois mode of production.” He foresaw that capitalism had built within it the seeds of its...
My Home, My Land - An Illustrated Overview of Land Grabbing
My Home, My Land is a graphic representation of much of the Oakland Institute's work on land grabs. Illustrated by the Institute's Intern Scholar, Abner Hauge, this publication...
The Asshole Factory
My good friend Mara has not one but two graduate degrees. From fine, storied universities. Surprise, surprise: the only “job” she was able to find was at a retail...
How Companies Make Us Forget We Need to Consume Less to Stop Climate Change
We will have to consume less, not more, if we are serious about tackling climate change. So how do businesses like Coca-Cola lure us into forgetting that inconvenient...
Neoliberalism Is Not an Institution, But Rather a Paranormal Activity (Completely Normalized and Legally Ratified)
Believe you me, neoliberalism is not an institution, but rather a paranormal activity (completely normalized and legally ratified) which operates both in and outside...
Monsanto: Profile of a Psychopath
It is said that if a modern, successful corporation were a type of person, it would be a psychopath.  With this in mind, Jason Louv assesses ‘Patient Monsanto’ An...
10 Powerful Images Explain Why We Should Be Worried About TTIP/CETA
The EU is negotiating two far-reaching trade agreements: one with the USA (TTIP = Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) and one with Canada (CETA = Comprehensive...
Confronting Industrialism: If You Can't Clean It Up, Don't Make it!
Modern industrial capitalism is based on a simple premise, writes Derrick Jensen: our mother Earth is a great store of raw materials for us to pillage, and a vast trashcan for...
Democrats & Republicans Uniting to Oppose Corporate Rule?!
There is a huge political divide between the Democrat Party’s leadership and its local voters. There is an equally huge political divide between the Republican Party’s...
Why I Have Resigned from the Telegraph
The coverage of HSBC in Britain's Telegraph is a fraud on its readers. If major newspapers allow corporations to influence their content for fear of losing advertising revenue...
Deep in the Amazon, a Tiny Tribe Is Beating Big Oil
Patricia Gualinga stands serenely as chaos swirls about her. I find this petite woman with striking black and red face paint at the head of the People’s Climate March in...
An Anti-Capitalist Woman Invented Monopoly and a Man Got All the Credit
The surprising origins of a beloved board game In March of 1903, a single woman in her late thirties walked into the U.S. Patent Office to secure her claim to a board game she...
Argentina: The Country That Monsanto Poisoned
American biotechnology has turned Argentina into the world’s third-largest soybean producer, but the chemicals powering the boom aren’t confined to soy and cotton and corn...
Whatever is Neo-Liberalism?
Neo-liberalism, like capitalism, is not usually a consciously accepted ideology it is a descriptive term. In fact neo-liberalism is best understood as the particular form and...
NGOs - Do They help?
NGOs are no longer seen as the blameless agents of benevolence. Dinyar Godrej inspects the charge-sheet against them. Not today: a girl walks past a school in Kibera, a...
Whatever is Neo-Colonialism?
Neo-colonialism: what is it? The no messin' answer. Neo-colonialism is the successor to colonialism or empire building. In the 18th and 19th centuries European countries were...
7 Candidates for Corporate Rip-Off of the Year
There are so many to choose from. Every one of these selections is an act of corporate treachery that takes billions of dollars from the American people.  1. Selling...