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Posted on: Sep 11, 2001, Source: AlterNet

The maturing anti-corporate globalization movement is poised to make history.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Last month in Genoa, Italy, George Bush decried the activists, saying corporate globalization will advance the interests of the world's poor. Unfortunately, it is frighteningly easy to prove him wrong given the facts.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Last month, Sara Lee pled guilty to two misdemeanor counts in the case of 21 people who ate Ball Park Franks and died. Why didn't the company get the death penalty?

Posted on: May 14, 2001, Source: AlterNet

One of the perquisites of power is being forgiven for past crimes and misdemeanors, and even current misdeeds. Consider the case of the pharmaceutical industry and the issue of access to HIV/AIDS and other essential medicines.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2001, Source: AlterNet

We've heard it said that commercialism will keep expanding its frontiers until every boundary has been smashed and non-commercial values are completely extinguished. Now that Dr.King is being used to hawk telecom products, we are rapidly approaching that point.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2001, Source: AlterNet

We decided recently to test White House press secretary Ari Fleischer's knowledge of the workings of the corporate state by attending the daily White House Press Briefing and asking Ari questions. He did not see Bill Moyers special on the chemical industry. Nor would he comment on its allegations.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Environmental activist Dave DeRosa inflitrated a recent chemical industry meeting about the Bill Moyers special. Here's the strategy the industry's spinmeisters came up with.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Corporate espionage of corporations, citizen groups, and governments is the dirty little secret of big business in America today.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Corporations are fundamentally different than you and me. That's a simple truth that Big Business leaders desperately hope the public will not perceive.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Pushing beyond the corporate corrupting frontiers blazed by the Clinton administration, the Bush team is making clear that it intends to deliver on its campaign promises to strengthen Big Business's grip over government policy-making.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2001, Source: AlterNet

The FBI has developed a very close working relationship with a Chicago area crime-busting group funded by the insurance industry to investigate crimes against insurance companies. Wouldn't it be great if consumers had a direct line to the FBI when insurance companies rip them off?

Posted on: Jan 1, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Too often, corporations choose to despoil the natural environment, deny care to the sick, smash workers' unions, endanger consumers, and more. Need evidence? That's why we've compiled this list of the Ten Worst Corporations of the Year.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2000, Source: AlterNet

Police ousted reporters invited to attend a Coca-Cola publicity stunt at the Library of Congress when the reporters asked why Coke was using a public institution to promote junk food.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2000, Source: AlterNet

Corporate rule is not built on a conspiracy. But that does not mean that corporations never conspire. Just last week the TransAtlantic Business Dialogue, a meeting between European and American corporate executives, was held to plot more deregulation of national consumer protections.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2000, Source: AlterNet

Want to mandate payment of a living wage to all workers? Get ready to face the threat of plant closures and job shifting. Corporate control of the tax, trade and investment rules which enhance capital mobility, gives corporations enormous leverage over the political process.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2000, Source: AlterNet

If the World Bank and IMF do not stop requiring patients and students to pay for their basic healthcare and education, the U.S. House of Representatives wants to deny them future funding. But first, the House must win the support of the Department of the Treasury.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2000, Source: AlterNet

Research shows computers are less central to educating kids than caring adults, creative play, the arts, outdoor experiences with nature, and hands-on learning. So a group of 75 prominent educators and doctors is calling for a time-out from the overwhelming pressure on educators and parents to computerize childhood.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2000, Source: AlterNet

There is little doubt that the U.S. campaign finance system is corrupt. But it would be a mistake to conclude that the current system of private contributions must be replaced by a system of public financing, without failing to dig further.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2000, Source: AlterNet

Less than 3.6 percent of the roughly thousand papers written by America's political science professors for this year's American Political Science Association's convention address money in politics. For intellectual leadership of anti-globalization, it appears we should look to the undergraduates in the streets.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2000, Source: AlterNet

Earlier this week, the New York Times said that the story of the Firestone tire debacle is one of "missed hints and lost opportunities." That it might have been. But it also might one of corporate crime and violence. And maybe even homicide.