Stories by Charlie Cray

Charlie Cray is director of the Center for Corporate Policy in Washington, DC. subscribe to Charlie Cray's feed

Posted on: Oct 26, 2010, Source: CorpWatch

The elections are days away, but the winners are virtually certain: the corporations and conservative operatives taking advantage of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling.

Posted on: May 24, 2010, Source: CorpWatch

Food giant ADM's forays into new global agricultural markets bring charges of forced child labor and rampant deforestation.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Dole Foods and Chiquita may be on the verge of facing justice for 'pacifying' their work force, suppressing labor unions and terrorizing peasant squatters in Colombia.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2009, Source: CorpWatch

By failing to stoke popular support with a clear plan, Obama has for now effectively left Congress little choice but to dicker over the details.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The absence of any serious debate over financial regulatory reform at this moment in time is frightening.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The ultimate enemy of democracy -- corporate power -- extends far beyond the two major parties and the three major branches of government.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

Why is Congress poised to pass a new bill that could make it almost impossible for the feds to get at these culprits?

Posted on: Dec 11, 2007, Source: Huffington Post

We must look elsewhere if we want to stave off an energy crisis.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2007, Source: The Nation

Democrats may not have the will to close the gaping loophole in the tax code that allows hedge fund billionaires to get off for a song.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2007, Source: Huffington Post

The Blackwater case fits perfectly into the broader pattern of the administration's almost total failure to enforce the law against corporations.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2007, Source: Huffington Post

The Brits just passed a law holding corporations accountable for killing people. Wouldn't it be nice if we had a law like that in the U.S.?

Posted on: Sep 5, 2007, Source: Huffington Post

Those who want to hold Iraqis "accountable" with a series of benchmarks that are important to Washington fail to understand what those benchmarks are about to begin with.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2007, Source: Huffington Post

In the <i>New York Times'</i> bizarro world, a multinational caught financing right-wing terror groups is only looking out for its workers.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2006, Source: TomPaine.com

After years of lax congressional oversight, most Americans think corporations wield too much power. Only by restoring the balance between government and the private sector can corporate America regain the public's trust.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Halliburton has become synonymous with war profiteering, but there are lots of other greedy fingers in the pie. We name names on 10 of the worst.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2006, Source: TomPaine.com

Finally, Dick Cheney's former company has had its lucrative contract to rebuild Iraq's oil infrastructure canceled, but the company may still get more chances to rip off the U.S. taxpayer.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2006, Source: Huffington Post

This tragedy should spur a broader debate about how the U.S. enforces laws against corporate homicide.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2005, Source: AlterNet

What did Wolfowitz know with regard to Halliburton's inside advantage in gaining Iraq contracts, and when did he know it?

Posted on: Oct 4, 2004, Source: AlterNet

There are still more questions than answers about Vice President Cheney's tenure as CEO of Halliburton and the favors he has since done for the company. Will he clarify matters in the vice presidential debate?

Posted on: Sep 27, 2004, Source: TomPaine.com

A bipartisan Senate proposal to create an oversight committee may offer the best hope of cracking down on corporate war profiteering

Posted on: Jul 9, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The President&#146;s long-awaited "New Ethic of Corporate Responsibility" falls far short of the fundamental corporate reforms needed to protect workers, the environment, consumers and shareholders.