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True reform in the wake of the Enron scandal means tightening the standards of corporate law so that executives who abuse their power are held accountable for their crimes.

A nearly forgotten criminal conspiracy by GM, Firestone and Chevron shut down the nation's municipal railways, replacing them with gas-guzzling bus lines, paving the way for global warming and for our energy crisis.

Despite the President's denials, connections between Enron's corporate criminals and the Bush family inner circle are are deeply embedded in the policies of two Administrations.

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.

Blogs

As Black Friday approaches, workers report “captive audience” meetings designed to discourage strikes.

November 20, 2012

A historic, nation-wide strike on the megastore’s most profitable day could have a “permanent impact” on the Walmart brand. 

November 20, 2012

What’s the real purpose of Walmart’s Labor Board charge against the United Food & Commerical Workers Union? 

November 19, 2012

It wasn’t Hostess workers or their union that wrecked the company. It was a Bain-like private-equity company.

November 19, 2012

In the wake of the superstorm, we need to involve communities—not corporations—in reconstruction efforts. 

November 15, 2012

The superstore is cracking down on organizers as they rally support for a "Black Friday" strike. 

November 15, 2012

Unfettered corporate spending in elections is silencing citizen voices. 

October 26, 2012

In its reckless quest to overtake Nike in the sportswear market, Adidas built a footloose global supply chain to force its factories into cut-throat competition.

October 9, 2012

Super PAC and trade association spending can be most influential in state and local races, where voters—and reporters—pay least attention.

October 5, 2012

The Republican candidate is trying to shield Wall Street from regulation, while simultaneously pretending to be a reformer.

October 4, 2012