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The Bangladesh factory collapse and the drive for profit

More than 300 people are dead, mainly garment workers, and many more are injured following the collapse of the eight-storey Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh this week. The tragedy is…

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Nestlé is Trying to Patent the Fennel Flower

Nigella sativa — more commonly known as fennel flower — has been used as a cure-all remedy for over a thousand years. It treats everything from vomiting to fevers to…

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10 Companies Profiting The Most From War

The business of war is profitable. In 2011, the 100 largest contractors sold $410 billion in arms and military services. Just 10 of those companies sold over $208 billion. Based…

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The Chocolate Wars: A Bitter Tale of Greed and Child Slavery

One wonders with a title as ‘provocative’ as this, what’s to follow; regrettably, nothing more than a truthful and bitter tale of greed and child slave-labour, mainly because of what…

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India poised to issue bank licences to corporate players

  Indian companies from any business sector will be allowed to seek entry to the country’s the banking industry as the government looks to bring banking services to the large proportion of…

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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…

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Debunking GE Myths. Again.

  Twitter-land was abuzz last week with news that a formerly ardent critic of genetic engineering (GE) has recanted his position. Mark Lynas gave a long mea culpa speechat the Oxford…

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Arundhati Roy: We Call This Progress

(From a speech at the Earth at Risk conference, Roy on the misuses of democracy and the revolutionary power of exclusion.) I don’t know how far back in history to…

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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…

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‘India can expect rising civil unrest as result of massive land grab by investors for commercial projects’

A new research has blamed Indian government agencies and investors for a growing spate of violent clashes in the nation’s forest and tribal areas. The research, released on the eve…

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The Corporatist Intelligence Agency

While the CIA is commonly understood to be an intelligence agency, we shouldn’t forget the important role it has played in carrying out clandestine operations that have benefited the financial…

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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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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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Drone Club

The first rule of Fight Club? You don’t talk about Fight Club. Obama isn’t a member of Fight Club; he’s a member of Drone Club — which targets individuals in foreign…

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India announces “big bang” economic reforms

Under immense pressure from credit rating agencies, the corporate media and international and domestic big business, India’s government has announced a series of “big bang” economic reforms aimed at reducing…