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Food, Inc. Video

Documentary filmmaker Robert Kenner uses reports by Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser and The Omnivore’s Dilemma author Michael Pollan as a springboard to exploring where the food we purchase at the grocery store really comes from, and what it means for the health of future generations. 154 more words


Corporate Lobbying: MEPs behaving like ventriloquist dummies for big business

‘Paul Murphy MEP speaking out against corporate lobbying in the European Parliament which sees MEPs, including Irish MEPs, act like ventriloquist dummies for big business, regularly attending corporate ‘breakfasts’ and even tabling their amendments directly. ‘ (Paul Murphy MEP)


Still not loving ISDS: 10 reasons to oppose investors’ super-rights in EU trade deals

From Corporate Europe Observatory:

At the end of March, the European Commission launched a public consultation over its plan to enshrine far-reaching rights for foreign investors in the EU-US trade deal currently being negotiated. 44 more words


TTIP means trading away better regulation

Baskut Tuncak writes for EurActiv:

It might come as a shock to EU voters to learn exactly how weak US laws are when it comes to toxic chemicals, especially when the US’s chief negotiator for the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has been claiming otherwise.  235 more words


Yes, Net Neutrality Is A Solution To An Existing Problem

MarvinAmm writes for TechDirt:

While AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon have argued — with incredible message discipline — that network neutrality is “a solution in search of a problem,” that’s simply not true. 52 more words

Science & Technology

Turning the tide: the fight for a $15 minimum wage

There is a war going on in the Pacific Northwest. It has garnered some national attention, and cities across the country will be influenced by the result. 1,297 more words

Corporate Accountability

I’m so tired of hearing “GM announced this…GM decided that…”

WHO at GM decided this?  Which GROUP OF PEOPLE at GM decided that?  I want to know the individual people because it sure as hell isn’t some giant floating brain in a tank of cerebrospinal fluid hooked up to a bunch of electrodes making these decisions…