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Bitter Chocolate: Hershey's Broken Trust

A new attorney general in Pennsylvania could launch a real investigation into the diversion of charitable resources to luxury golf and Republican politics.

Mitt Romney

In his Bain years, the GOP nominee helped fashion Monsanto into a biotech giant. What would the notorious purveyor of genetically modified foods get from a Romney presidency?

Coffee shop in Vietnam

Corporate sponsorship is undermining a wide network of democratic, farmer-owned co-ops.

As a bookseller, Amazon has left no corner of the publishing world untouched. What will happen as it ventures into publishing original content?

 

Cleanup efforts after the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster

Moral indignation is no longer enough to combat the power of Big Oil.

As a hot summer rolls on and the lockout enters its third week, New York City unions ramp up the pressure. 

Lockout at Con Ed

Days after being locked out, the utility company’s union workers show that they’re not going down without a fight.

Protest against the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would grant enormous new powers to corporations, is a massive assault on democracy.

How the big energy companies plan to turn the United States into a third world petro-state.

The way humans wreck the earth parallels the way the 1 percent treats the 99 percent.

Blogs

But opposition among Democrats is growing.

December 10, 2014

Walmart claims to be environmentally friendly, but the details tell a different story.

December 3, 2014

Walmart, Dickies, Disney, Sean John Apparel, Sears: Two years after the Tazreen factory fire, these companies and others have still not compensated the victims who died making their clothes.

November 26, 2014

Think you're getting a great deal on Black Friday? You should see how much Walmart is "saving."

November 24, 2014

Can global solidarity between fast-food workers help raise the bar for all of them?

November 19, 2014

A study finds that of the 100 highest-paid CEOs in the US, twenty-nine of them received more compensation than their companies paid in federal income tax.

November 18, 2014

The Electronics Watch coalition has a plan: harness consumer power to hold tech giants accountable.

October 22, 2014

In protests around the country on Thursday, Walmart workers presented a simple demand: full-time work at $15 an hour.

October 17, 2014

What is said off the cuff, even in front of an audience full of women, gives us insight into what women are still up against in the tech industry.

October 13, 2014

From the beginning, the Koch brothers were exploiting troubles at VA hospitals to weaken Obamacare and attack Democrats.

September 23, 2014