Category Archives: Corporations

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Blackwater becomes new landlord in Afghanistan for US Special Forces

As President Obama insists on a speedy end to the war in Afghanistan, his administration has other plans. A facility owned by the private security force once known as Blackwater…

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China grabs Mideast oil as U.S. power dips

China is muscling into Iraq’s oil sector as Baghdad grapples with defections by international majors like Exxon Mobil and Chevron of the United States and France’s Total. This is part…

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Apple Could Acquire China’s Entire Gold Reserves

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) could purchase just about anything with its $122 billion wad of cash. In fact, the company has the ability to double its yield right now without even breaking…

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Monsanto to receive huge government bailout from European Union

After unloading tens of millions of dollars to defeat the historic California Proposition 37 to label genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), biotechnology abomination Monsanto is now set to receive a multi-million dollar…

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Bangladesh Sweatshop Fire

Corporate predators seek cheap labor worldwide. Countries like China, India, Honduras, Jordan, Haiti, and Bangladesh provide it. Transnational giants are unaccountable. Global sweatshops supply them. Workers endure horrific conditions. Some…

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Congo’s $24 Trillion Mineral Wealth: Corporations vs M23

Conflict Minerals in Your Mobile—Why Congo’s War Matters Global financial markets don’t pay much attention to the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They should. The central African country…

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Peru’s Ten Year Ban on Genetically Modified Seeds and Foods Takes Force Thursday

A 10-year ban on genetically modified foods in Peru came into effect this week, state news agency Andinareported. Peru’s executive has approved the regulations for the law that prohibits the importation, production…

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Monsanto Co. seeks to take over Mexico’s heartland with GM maize

If their requests are approved by outgoing president Felipe Calderón, Monsanto Co. and DuPont will be planting 2,500,000 hectares (more than 6 million acres) of transgenic or GM maize in…

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The Great Mexican Maize Massacre

Gene Giants Prepare the Genetic Wipe-out of One of the World’s Most Important Food Crops Agribusiness giants Monsanto, DuPont and Dow are plotting the boldest coup of a global food crop…

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Epic Fire Sale: Russian Oligarchs Snatch Up Greek Real Estate and Energy Assets

At his home in Moscow, the 53-year-old is probably the most influential Russian Greek origin. A businessman from Rostov, who has in the eighties by the workers highly worked in…

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Russia builds its first realistic female android

A few months ago, the Russia 2045 movement unveiled the first realistic Russian android head, based on its founder Dmitry Itskov. He’s a big believer in the prophetic technological singularity, and claims…

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World Health Organisation ‘taking cash handouts from corporations to plug black holes in budget’

The World Health Organisation has taken thousands of pounds from food companies such as Coca-Cola and Nestle. A regional WHO office has also taken donations from Ben & Jerry’s ice…

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Predatory Capitalism: Stealing Wealth, Stealing Food: The Battle for the Corporate Control of India

In recent years, India has increasingly conformed to a US-led economic agenda driven by the policies of the World Bank, the World Trade Organisation and associated institutions. Due to the…

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Takeover

To commemorate Malaysia’s 55th Independence Day, Prime Minister Najib Razak published an article highlighting the nation’s various accomplishments, principally that while much of world’s economies are “either flat or falling,”…

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Carlyle Group and Bush’s Crusades

Bush’s Crusades and the Carlyle Group Halliburton and Bechtel’s triumphs in Iraq have been chewed over for months. Less well chronicled is the profiteering of the Carlyle Group, a company…