Category Archives: Corporations

PepsiCo Removes Flame Retardant From Gatorade After Successful Online Petition

PepsiCo’s Gatorade contains brominated vegetable oil (BVO) that the corporation claims is used to keep the citrus flavor from separating within the liquid. Sarah Kavanagh, a 15 year old from Mississippi, began…

Why the Facebook and Apple empires are bound to fall

Nothing lasts forever: if history has any lesson for us, it is this. It’s a thought that comes from rereading Paul Kennedy’s magisterial tome, The Rise and Fall of the Great…

Apple products made with child labor – internal report

Apple Inc. used child labor in the making of its products by employing 106 underage workers across 11 facilitates in 2012, an internal audit revealed. According to a report, the…

Energy Industry Doesn’t Understand Algeria Attack

The attack on BP-operated Amenas gas facilities in the Algerian Sahara was a spectacular lesson for the energy industry: No amount of high-tech security is invulnerable to Sahelian militants. Billions will…

France uses Mali war to boost Rafale jet

France is exploiting the deployment of Dassault Rafale combat jets against Islamic militants in Mali to boost efforts to clinch a $10 billion deal for 60 of the multirole aircraft…

Walmart And Company Bribing Their Way Through Latin America

The recent corruption scandal involving Walmart in Mexico has coincided with the last corruption ranking by Transparency International. The giant American retailer, which also has stores in Brazil, Argentina, Chile and…

The BP Oil Spill Conspiracy

  Really…? Yes, really. I had thought I had heard it all. There are some conspiracies out there with some evidence to back them up. There are others that cause…

Al Jazeera a Muslim Brotherhood front?

Network gains U.S. foothold with purchase of Gore’s Current TV   Al Jazeera, which this week announced it purchased Al Gore’s Current TV for $500 million, has a long history…

Study Says Yahoo, Google Help Fund Pirate Sites

Google and Yahoo were among the top advertising networks servicing the most ads on pirate sites, according to a new study unveiled Thursday. The analysis (.pdf) by the Annenberg Innovation Lab at…

Russia beats Saudi to emerge as world’s biggest oil producer in 2012

Rosneft reported one of the largest rises in crude output among the Russian oil majors last year More crude from state-owned top producer Rosneft kept Russian oil output the highest…

Genetic Engineering and the GMO Industry: Corporate Hijacking of Food and Agriculture

“I recognized my two selves: a crusading idealist and a cold, granitic believer in the law of the jungle” – Edgar Monsanto Queeny, Monsanto chairman, 1943-63, “The Spirit of Enterprise”,…

Music industry caught faking billions of YouTube views

Rihanna’s record label, Universal Music, was the biggest loser from a YouTube video view crackdown. The world’s biggest recording companies have been stripped of two billion YouTube hits after the…

Google Assumes Role of Private Intel Big Brother

Online giant Google will have eyes everywhere, including your wallet and spending habits! The company plans to start a new service that will combine online intelligence with offline consumer data….

Brownells, World’s Largest Firearms Supplier, Sells 3.5 Years Worth Of AR-15 Magazines In 3 Days

Gun and ammunition sales continue to soar in the days following the tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn., that left six adults and 20 children dead. Brownells, the world’s largest supplier…

Walmart expands worldwide to become a “one stop” shopping destination

Wal-Mart opens stores in China US retail giant Wal-Mart Stores, Inc plans to open more than 100 new stores in China over the next three years, a senior executive said on Thursday. Raymond Bracy,…