Posts Tagged with "corporations"

35,000 People Call For Massey’s Corporate Charter to be Revoked

Monday, September 19, 2011

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35,000 People Call For Massey’s Corporate Charter to be Revoked

Last Friday, 35,000 signatures were delivered to the office of Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden by West Virginia residents who have directly experienced Massey’s disregard for worker safety, community health, and the environment. The petition called for General Biden to revoke Massey’s Coporate Charter. The delegation included West Virginia community members Lorelei Scarbro and Betty [...]

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Fighting Back Against the New Gilded Age

Monday, April 4, 2011

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Fighting Back Against the New Gilded Age

In the 1870’s and 1880’s, the United States saw a period of rapid economic and industrial development that created a powerful new wealthy class and elevated them to a social strata high above the working classes and poor. Mark Twain called it a “Gilded Age.” As a former college history instructor, I often wonder if [...]

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Why Environmentalists Need to Care About Wisconsin

Friday, March 11, 2011

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Why Environmentalists Need to Care About Wisconsin

For one thing, the attack on worker’s rights in Wisconsin matters for environmentalists because it matters for everyone. A war on workers is a war on all of us. Across the country, many of us are public workers or have family or friends that are. We also depend on public school teachers and every other [...]

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Why Aren’t Greens Kicking the Shit Out of Corporate America?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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Why Aren’t Greens Kicking the Shit Out of Corporate America?

“I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!” –Howard Beale What the hell is going on here? Rogue actors known as corporations have hijacked our democracy. They regularly pollute and poison our communities. They own our elected officials and use police and military forces as their own private armies. They [...]

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Chevron vs. RAN: Who’s Speech Is Freer?

Monday, February 1, 2010

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In the weeks since the Supreme Court’s horrible, democracy-eroding ruling giving corporations unbridled spending on political contributions and advertisements under the guise of “free speech,” many of us have asked what impact this will have on climate legislation and contested 2010 races. After getting unintentionally embroiled in a corporate free speech campaign involving a scrappy [...]

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RAN on the Radio

Monday, May 12, 2008

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Ever heard of Corporate Watchdog Radio? It’s a weekly radio show and audio/video podcast on issues that you most likely care about (since you read the Understory). Last week the Business Ethics Network offered RAN a Commentaries spot on the Corporate Watchdog Radio show. I recorded a short piece on biofuels – a timely week [...]

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