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OUR Walmart

Taking inspiration from small strikes and actions over the past few years, OUR Walmart activists struck a note of dissent at the corporation’s annual party.

Area janitors are fighting back against instances of unpaid overtime wages, denial of breaks and retaliation against union organizers.

AT&T

As the company moves to Internet-based telephone service, it’s looking to shed regulatory obligations that benefit low-income Americans.

Myriad

The outcome will effect far more than just the genetic test for breast cancer.

CAP

The prominent liberal think tank still skirts questions about its donors.

Dimon

Using familiar Wall Street tactics, JPMorgan Chase rigged the rules in his favor. But the movement for corporate accountability lives on.

Facebook

Social media companies say consumers’ loss of privacy is just the cost of doing business. But what would happen if they actually had to bargain with users on equal footing?

Dollar bill

Washington institutions esteemed for their independent scholarship don’t disclose donations from corporations and foreign governments.

Yahoo isn’t buying the blogging service for its profitability. It’s buying it for the advertising possibilities.

Myriad genetic testing

In the wake of Angelina Jolie’s well-intentioned exhortation for “every woman” to explore their risk of breast cancer, one company stands to make a staggering profit.

Blogs

He knows how to use public posts to check and balance the money power. But Spitzer’s dismissal of public financing of campaigns makes for an unsettling comeback.

July 8, 2013

Workers and supporters urged Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, a Walmart board member, to address the firing of eleven Walmart worker-activists.

June 24, 2013

The OUR Walmart campaign alleges that multiple strikers are being retaliated against.

June 22, 2013

SEIU charges that the treatment of subcontracted security guards contradicts Google's motto.

June 20, 2013

After the government announces the closing of ERT by fiat, staff occupy the building as protesters gather outside.

June 11, 2013

Could intelligence-gathering private contractors abuse their power? A scandal from 2011 shows contractors willing to snoop on activists and journalists for cash. 

June 11, 2013

While executives touted opportunity at ‘your Walmart,’ an OUR Walmart activist at today's meeting delivered a very different message.

June 7, 2013

The National Organization for Women's president says the Obamas have "screwed up" by praising Walmart.

June 6, 2013

A Walmart pep rally and a union-backed protest took place some fifty feet apart at Walmart’s Bentonville "home office."

June 5, 2013

Get to know the CEOs, investors and consultants converging on Bentonville this week to decide the future of the company.

June 5, 2013