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Soccer fans in Germany struck a blow against US corporate blandness by turning up their noses at the notion that Budweiser is the official beer of the games.

Legal actions are now unfolding against former Ford Motor Company
officials for colluding with the military during Argentina's "dirty
war."

A global, grassroots campaign against Coca-Cola is using product bans
and lawsuits to shed light on the corporate giant's exploitation and brutality in Colombia, India and elsewhere.

Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton is on a buying spree, filling her
Arkansas museum with America's cultural treasures--a fig leaf that seeks
to cover Wal-Mart's naked greed and exploitation.

When General Motors goes down, it will take us all down with it.

As the Enron trial unfolds, it's depressing that Phil and Wendy Gramm, the company's political enablers, are going unpunished and uncriticized.

General Motors is dimming the headlights on its industrial utopia in
Spring Hill, Tennessee. The cutback at the visionary Saturn plant,
where workers and managers once shared decision-making and cooperated as equals, is the latest affront to US autoworkers and American self-esteem.

With assembly plant shut-downs and a massive layoff of 5,000 workers, GM has seen better days. Those include the 1950s, when GM was in trouble with the Senate for being too powerful, and accused of artificially raising prices and creating a monopoly in Detroit.

Long before oil dominated geopolitics, rum was the original global
commodity, tying Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Caribbean in a
complex web of trade and credit. And Bacardi was the original
multinational.

What motivated director Robert Greenwald to spend a year on a
documentary detailing Wal-Mart's impact on American life, culture and
commerce?

Blogs

Ohio's official lethal injection cocktail came under fire after a grisly execution in January.

February 20, 2014

John Nichols appeared on All In With Chris Hayes to discuss the upcoming vote to unionize a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

February 14, 2014

Female CEOs are consistently paid less than male ones. What have they done to deserve less pay?

February 5, 2014

Among the first challengers of the "free trade" fantasy were farmers, fisherfolk, peasants and indigenous peoples. John Kinsman was their comrade and champion.

January 26, 2014

Sixteen states and 500 communities have demanded an amendment to the US Constitution. Twenty fourteen will be a year of action.

January 21, 2014

A new bill would force federal agencies to be honest about how much they’re really making corporations pay.

January 8, 2014

What does a publicly traded corporation do when its defense-contracting business is flat? Move more aggressively into the privatization of city services. 

December 13, 2013

Distribution companies stress safety and speed to their workers. But are those two goals even compatible?

December 5, 2013

The spot explains that nature sucks but a stroll through the plastic corridors of Toys“R”Us is just what young minds need to stimulate their inner creativity and happiness.

December 4, 2013

The massive corporations taking part in Giving Tuesday aren’t anonymous. They want positive pr, and for that they deserve serious scrutiny.

November 29, 2013