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  1. Authorities ramp up pressure on media over banking disclosures
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Bulgarian Financial Supervision Commission has imposed fines of up to 80,000 euros each on several newspapers for disclosing information about the banking sector. Reporters Without Borders deplores this political attempt to silence news organizations
  2. Banacol: A company implicated paramilitarism and land grabbing in Curvarado and Jiguamiando
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    This study focuses on the International Banacol Marketing Corporation’s actions in the Afro-Colombian and Mestizo communities’ collective territories of Curvaradó and Jiguamiandó in the Lower Atrato region of Chocó, Colombia.
  3. Bangladesh factory fire: brands accused of criminal negligence
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Clean Clothes Campaign, along with trade unions & labour rights organisation, is calling for immediate action from international brands following the fire in Dhaka Bangladesh which killed over 100 workers.
  4. Bangladesh's exploitation economy
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Before the collapse of Rana Plaza, which killed over a thousand people, most of them textile workers, there was the fire that killed a hundred at the Tazreen factory. A major cause is western companies' greed for profits.
  5. Banks Are "Where the Money Is" In The Drug War
    Big Lenders Face Few Hard Consequences for Violating Anti-Money Laundering Laws

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Man of the largest banks in the world have been accused of failing to comply with anti-money laundering laws — thereby enabling, collectively, hundreds of billions of dollars worth of suspicious transactions to move through the banking system absent adequate monitoring or oversight.
  6. Beyond Panama: Unlocking the world's secrecy jurisdictions
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The 21 jurisdictions covered by the Panama Papers data vary from the rolling hills of Wyoming to tropical getaways like the British Virgin Islands. But all have at least one thing in common - secrecy is the rule.
  7. Bhopal: The Inside Story
    Carbide Workers Speak Out on the World's Worst Industrial Disaster

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1994
    An account of the disaster in Bhopal, India.
  8. Bhopal's Fight for Memory
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    In December, 1984, unknown poisonous gases burst out from a Union Carbide pesticide plant located in a vicinity of the city of Bhopal in central India. The plant, scheduled for possible closure, was understaffed, not maintained adequately, and had already seen prior deaths from exposure to leaks.
  9. Big Oil's Ethical Violence
    BP and the Armed Suppression of Dissent in Colombia

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    To challenge impunity is not just to attempt to confine abuses to the past. It serves to expose crimes committed, to preserve memory of the past within the present, and to highlight contradictions between corporate recognition of rights and an economic model that has implied the systematic violation and dispossession of workers and populations around the oilfields. It is part of a process of re-building communities and social organisations wiped out by the violence.
  10. Biggest criminals write laws that make their crimes legal
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Giannina Segnini discusses her bribery investigations that helped put two former presidents of Costa Rica in jail, and offers advice to aspiring investigative journalists.
  11. Billionaires, Crime, and Corruption
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2001
    What does it really mean when somebody claims to own hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars? What is a billionaire like David Rockefeller really telling us? He's saying that land he may never have set foot on, but which thousands of other people spend their lives farming, belongs to him alone. He's saying that buildings and machinery which he probably has never seen and certainly has never worked at, but which whole communities of people spend their lives working at to produce goods like clothing and automobiles, belong to him alone.
  12. Books of Interest - Sources 58
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2006
    Reviews of books about journalism, media, and research.
  13. Canada Is Now To Climate What Japan Is To Whaling
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Here I am, watching the astonishing spectacle of a beautiful, cultured nation turning itself into a corrupt petro-state. Canada is slipping down the development ladder, retreating from a complex, diverse economy towards dependence on a single primary resource, which happens to be the dirtiest commodity known to man. The price of this transition is the brutalisation of the country, and a government campaign against multilateralism as savage as any waged by George Bush. Until now I believed that the nation that has done most to sabotage a new climate change agreement was the United States. I was wrong. The real villain is Canada.
  14. Chevron Whistleblower Videos Show Deliberate Falsification Of Evidence In Ecuador Oil Pollution Trial
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Chevron lost the lawsuit filed against the company by Indigenous villagers who say Texaco, which merged with Chevron, left hundreds of open, unlined pits full of toxic oil waste in the Amazon rainforest. Nevertheless, the company attempts to retry the case.
  15. Chevron Wins Latest Round in Ecuador Pollution Case
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    In the latest twist in a 21-year-old environmental pollution case, a U.S. federal judge Tuesday ruled that the victims of massive oil spillage and their U.S. attorney could not collect on a nine-billion-dollar judgement by Ecuador’s supreme court against the Chevron Corporation.
  16. Chile Report
    Enterprise and Repression Multinational Goes to Chile

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1976
    Looks at Noranda Mines' copper mine investment in Chile.
  17. Chile Versus the Corporations
    A Call for Canadian Support

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    This booklet sketches corporate (including Canadian) involvement in Chile, the attempts of the Allende government to reverse this domination and the massive repression against Chile instituted by the capitalist countries. Useful both as a brief guide to the Chilean situation, and for the philosophy it adheres to: "The position of Christ was in no way ambiguous: his was an option for the poor and against anyone or any system that stood in the way of man's liberation. The present international economic system is a situation of sin, and as such it must be rejected."
  18. Chomsky.Info
    Resource Type: Website
    The Noam Chomsky Web site.
  19. Companies that cooperate with dictatorships must be sanctioned
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Reporters Without Borders condemns the criminal cooperation that exists between many western companies, especially those operating in the new technology area, and authoritarian regimes.
  20. Complaints filed against telecom companies for their role in UK mass surveillance programme
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    On 5 November 2013, Privacy International filed formal complaints with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in the UK against some of the world's leading telecommunication companies, for providing assistance to British spy agency GCHQ in the mass interception of internet and telephone traffic passing through undersea fibre optic cables.
  21. Connexions Library: Economy, Poverty, Work Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on the economy and economics.
  22. Corporate Corruption And The Special Interest State
    Regulatory Capture at the FCC

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    With Tom Wheeler's nomination, expect pro big-telecom policies such as ending net neutrality, further industry consolidation, limiting meaningful competition and increasing user fees, among other policies.
  23. Corporate Crime
    Introduction to the April 9, 2016 issue of Other Voices

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Corporations have increasingly become legally unaccountable for their behaviour. All too often corporations break the law and engage in criminal acts which would be severely punished if they were committed by ordinary individuals. These illegal acts range from deliberate health and safety violations that cost lives, to land seizures, to environmental negligence that contaminates lands and waters. Most of these illegal acts are never prosecuted, and those that are, are usually dealt with by a fine that corporations can treat as a cost of doing business.
  24. Corporate Predators
    The Hunt for MegaProfits and the Attack on Democracy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
  25. Corporate Terrorism in West Texas
    The Full Weight of Justice

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Make no mistake, if it becomes clear that the Texas explosion was triggered by a terrorist attack, a la the Oklahoma City bombing, then Obama will begin talking about “the full weight of justice.”
  26. The Corporation
    The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    Makes the case that corporations function as a psychopathic entity. A companion to Mark Achbar's 2003 documentary of the same name.
  27. The Corporation
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2004
    The Corporation explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time.
  28. Corporation Nation
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1998
    Derber writes that undemocratic corporations, not governments, are controlling society.
  29. Corporations Spy on Nonprofits with Impunity
    Dow Chemical vs. Greenpeace

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Here's a dirty little secret you won't see in the daily papers: corporations conduct espionage against US nonprofit organizations without fear of being brought to justice.
  30. Counterpunch
    Periodical profile

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Progressive U.S. website/newsletter.
  31. Deutsche Bank Pays $2.5 Billion Fine For Interest Rate Rigging
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay out $2.5 billion fine to settle U.K. and U.S. government investigations into allegations of fixing global interest rates, months after 6 other banks paid out $4.3 billion on similar charges. Activists say that the banks should have faced criminal charges.
  32. EFF To Court: Cisco Must Be Held Accountable For Aiding China's Human Rights Abuses
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Company Built Customized Golden Shield System to Identify Falun Gong Members Who Were Later Tortured.
  33. The Empire Strikes Back
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    If you argue a case strongly on the internet you must expect to receive robust argument back. Plus the odd insult. There has been plenty of both in reaction to my posts about corporate media control of access to the data in the Panama Papers. But I believe it is fair to say that the overwhelming public feeling I have picked up through monitoring online discussion worldwide, is that the full data should be made available online in searchable form so that the public can look through it and form their own conclusions.
  34. EnvironmentSources.com
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2017
    Web portal with information about environmental issues and resources, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
  35. Ernst & Young Pays $10 Million To Settle Lehman Brothers Audit Failure Lawsuit
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Ernst & Young, one of the Big Four auditing firms, has agreed to pay a $10 million to New York state to settle a lawsuit for overlooking accounting gimmicks by Lehman Brothers, the defunct Wall Street bank. The scheme allowed Lehman to hide billions of dollars in bad deals.
  36. Exxon Knew CO2 Pollution Was A Global Threat By Late 1970s
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Throughout Exxon’s global operations, the company knew that CO2 was a harmful pollutant in the atmosphere years earlier than previously reported. Exxon corporate documents from the late 1970s state unequivocally "there is no doubt" that CO2 from the burning of fossil fuels was a growing "problem" well understood within the company.
  37. Ford & the Nazi War Efforts
    Henry Ford was no Oskar Schindler

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1998
    The Ford Motor Company's commercial-free sponsorship of NBC's airing of Schindler's List, the epic movie about the Holocaust, was a class act. Nevertheless, it would be remiss of us here at CorpWatch, not to point out Ford's contribution to Nazi war efforts.
  38. Getting Serious About Keeping Fossil Fuels in the Ground Means Getting Serious About a Just Transition
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    If the climate movement is going to get serious about keeping fossil fuels in the ground, the movement needs to get serious about cultivating a real vision for a just transition. If we’re going to see coal-fired power plants and oil refineries and chemical plants shut down we need to have a real vision about what the future looks like for those workers, their families and their communities.
  39. GMOs, Global Agribusiness and the Destruction of Choice
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    One of the myths perpetuated by the pro-GMO (genetically modified organisms) lobby is that critics of GMOs in agriculture are denying choice to farmers and have an ideological agenda. The narrative is that farmers should have access to a range of tools and technologies, including GM crops. But GM agriculture is not 'feeding the world', nor has it been designed to do so. The choice for farmers between a technology based on broken promises and conventional non-GMO agriculture is no choice at all.
  40. How Australian bank financed the heroin trade
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
  41. How Human Rights Watch Covers for Companies in Colombia
    Down Where the Death Squads Live

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Human Rights Watch fails to name the names in its recent report on Colombia entitled, “The Risk of Returning Home, Violence and Threats against Displaced People Reclaiming Land in Colombia.” And, this is much to HRW’s discredit.
  42. IBM and the Holocaust
    The Strategic Alliance Between Nazi Germany and America's Most Powerful Corporation

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2001
    Nazi Germany employed IBM Hollerith punch-card machines to perform critical tasks in carrying out the Holocaust and the German war effort, cranking out lists of Jews which were then turned over to the SS for deportation and eventual extermination.
  43. Iceland Jail Top Bankers For 46 Years, Europe 'Outraged'
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Iceland has differed from the rest of Europe and the US by allowing bankers to be prosecuted as criminals, rather than treating them as a protected species.
  44. If boycotts could change the system they'd be illegal
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1996
    A ruling by the Ontario Court of Appeal says that boycotting by a grassroots group Friends of the Lubicon Lake Cree Nation of Daishowa paper products was illegal because it resulted in economic harm to the corporation. This is an example of a growing number of "SLAPP suits" Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation brought by corporations against activists.
  45. Kids for cash scandal
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    The "kids for cash" scandal unfolded in 2008 over judicial kickbacks at the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA. Two judges, President Judge Mark Ciavarella and Senior Judge Michael Conahan, were convicted of accepting money from Robert Mericle, builder of two private, for-profit youth centers for the detention of juveniles, in return for contracting with the facilities and imposing harsh adjudications on juveniles brought before their courts to increase the number of residents in the centers.
  46. The Land Grabbers
    The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2012
    How Wall Street, Chinese billionaires, oil sheikhs, and agribusiness are buying up huge tracts of land in a hungry, crowded world.
  47. Howard A. Levitt (Lang Michener LLP, Lawyers)
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  48. Monsanto: Contamination By All Means Necessary
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    What happens when you allow commercial interests free rein over a nation state's food and agricultural policies? Consumers and farmers end up paying the price.
  49. New Internationalist
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
  50. News website harassed for investigating banking sector
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns the proceedings that four banks have initiated through the Bulgarian National Bank against the news website Bivol.bg over an article about alleged bad practices by certain banks.
  51. Oil CEO Wanted University Quake Scientists Dismissed: Dean's E-Mail
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The billionaire CEO of Continental Resources told a dean at the University of Oklahoma that he wanted earthquake researchers dismissed.
  52. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 29, 2015
    Land seizures and land take-overs

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2015
    This issue of Other Voices focuses on the issue of land seizures and land take-overs. Also included: Greece's solidarity movement, and the challenges and opportunities it faces after the election of a Syrizia government. From the archives, there are interviews about the 1974 occupation of Anicinabe Park, an article about anti-dicrimination fighter Viola Desmond, and the publication, in 1929, of All Quiet on the Western Front.
  53. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 9, 2015
    Resisting Neoliberalism

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2015
    Resisting neoliberalism: "free markets" and "free trade" are an ideological cover for what is actually a form of state capitalism in which working people subsidize and bail out corporations and the rich. In this edition of Other Voices, and more extensively on the Connexions website, we look at both neoliberalism and the resistance to it. The version of capitalism which became dominant by the 1980s has been given the name neoliberalism. The term refers to the global economic restructuring which has taken place, and to the accompanying shifts in the structures of power under which local and national governments have seen their ability to act independently curtailed by international treaties and by institutions which owe their ultimate allegiance to corporate capital. The essence of neoliberalism has been an unending campaign of class struggle by the rich against the rest. Yet resistance continues, and indeed continues to grow.
  54. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 18, 2015
    Corruption

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2015
    Corruption - or at least some types of corruption - are much in the news, with the ongoing scandals in the Canadian Senate and the recent U.S. targeting of the Swiss-based football federation FIFA for alleged bribery. In this issue, we look at these and other forms of corruption. Diana Johnstone writes about the double standards displayed by U.S. institutions, which happily target enemies and rivals, while ignoring the much greater corruption that underlies the power structures in Washington. We feature an article detailing how much money U.S. Senators received from corporations prior to their vote on the TPP negotiations, as well as materials on criminal conduct by some of the world's biggest banks, and an article on the work of investigative journalists in exposing corruption.
  55. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 21, 2015
    Canadian federal election, mining and the environment

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2015
    Featuring the Canadian federal election, mining and the environment, failure of Syriza in Greece, refugees, veterans of India's struggle for independence.
  56. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 9, 2016
    Corporate Crime

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2016
    Corporations have increasingly become legally unaccountable for their behaviour. Yet all too often corporations break the law and engage in criminals acts which would be severely punished if they were committed by ordinary individuals. These illegal acts range from deliberate health and safety violations that cost lives, to land seizures, to environmental negligence that contaminates lands and waters. Most of these illegal acts are never prosecuted, and those that are, are usually dealt with by a fine that corporations can treat as a cost of doing business.
    There are movements demanding that corporations be held accountable for their crimes in a serious way, and, specifically, that corporate executives should face jail time when the corporation they are in charge of engage in behaviour that causes death, injury, and illness. Our topic of the week for this issue of Other Voices is Corporate Crime, and a number articles, as well as a book, a film, and a website, explore aspects of the problem.
  57. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter June 26, 2017
    Public Safety

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2017
    The June 26, 2017 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter is about public safety.
  58. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 17, 2017
    Collective Memory and Cultural Amnesia

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2017
    Our society is obsessed with the short-term present. It devalues memory and the past. But there are those who do remember, and who work to preserve and share our collective memory. But they have to contend with those of us who see historical memory as a way of contributing to the struggle for a different world. For us, knowledge of history is subversive, and remembering can be a form of resistance.
  59. Perspectives On Power
    Reflections on Human Nature and the Social Order

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    Chomsky sets down his thoughts on topics ranging from language and human nature, to the Middle East and East Timor.
  60. The Polluters
    The Making of Our Chemically Altered Environment

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2010
    Provides an account of the American chemical industry and its effect on the environment.
  61. Press for Conversion #53
    March 2004

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2004
    Few realize that during the early 1930s, there was a homegrown fascist plot to overthrow the U.S. government and install a dictatorship.
  62. The Price We Pay
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2014
    This documentary, inspired by Brigitte Alepin's book La Crise fiscale qui vient, shines a light on the dark history and dire present-day reality of big-business tax avoidance, which has seen multinationals depriving governments of trillions of dollars in tax revenues by harbouring profits in offshore havens.
  63. Profit by Fiat
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The current bond rigging scandal, in which banks colluded to rig bids on municipal bonds, was a scam that the banks learned from the mafia, who in turn learned it from the Rockfellers and tehri partners in crime.
  64. Public Safety
    Introduction to the June 26, 2017 issue of Other Voices

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    It is becoming increasingly clear that we have been witnessing a drastic rolling back of the systems and structures which Western societies developed over the past century or more to safeguard public health and safety. Politicians and business leaders, permeated with free-market ideology, have been jettisoning, with little thought or understanding of the consequences, the apparatus previous generations built, piece by piece, to mitigate the most dangerous aspects of industrial civilization.
  65. Romania's 'occupy forests' movement demands clampdown on corporate crime
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    A growing protest movement is demanding strong controls on international investors and logging companies buying up Romania's forests. In its sights is Austria-based Schweighofer, which stands accused of criminal malpractice and accepting illegal timber shipments. The popular outrage stirred up by corporate misdeeds is now stimulating a wider democratic revival.
  66. Secrecy for Sale: Inside the Global Offshore Money Maze
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Big players are taking unprecedented steps to stop offshore abuses, but financial crime fighters worry reforms don’t go far enough.
  67. Six Banks Pay $5.6 Billion in Fines for Foreign Exchange Manipulation
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Six major international banks – Bank of America, Barclays, Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Union Bank of Switerland (UBS) – have agreed to pay $5.6 billion in fines for rigging global foreign exchange markets.
  68. Spooky Business: A New Report on Corporate Espionage Against Non-profits
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Giant corporations are employing highly unethical or illegal tools of espionage against nonprofit organizations with near impunity, according to a new report by Essential Information.
  69. The State as Protection Racket
    Chapters in the History of Daylight Robbery

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    The debate about the current global economic "crisis" is obscenely counterintuitive and illogical to the point of incoherence. Who is willing to 'follow the money"? This dictum appears utterly forgotten, despite recurring astronomic fraud perpetrated by US corporations.
  70. Swiss Leaks: Murky Cash Sheltered by Bank Secrecy
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) offered services to clients who had been unfavourably named by the United Nations, in court documents and in the media as connected to arms trafficking, blood diamonds and bribery. HSBC served those close to discredited regimes such as that of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, former Tunisian president Ben Ali and current Syrian ruler Bashar al-Assad. The bank repeatedly reassured clients that it would not disclose details of accounts to national authorities, even if evidence suggested that the accounts were undeclared to tax authorities in the client’s home country.
  71. Tax Evasion
    Introduction to the May 21, 2016 issue of Other Voices

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The essence of the capitalist economic system is the drive to accumulate as much as possible, by any means possible. It is almost inevitable, therefore, that those – individuals or corporations – whose existence revolves around accumulating capital will seek to avoid paying taxes.
  72. They Are Still Killing Trade Union Leaders
    Global Capital's Death Squads and Night-Riders

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Question: So what happens these days in developing countries when a prominent, charismatic union activist - with the courage to stand up to sinister, government-supported business groups who have, on more than one occasion, already threatened his life - attempts to get the country’s underpaid, under-benefited workers to join a labor union? Answer: They kill him.
  73. Time to Jail Auto Executives?
    Still Unsafe at Any Speed

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Rather than allowing automobile industry debacles to float by without inspiring systemic change that will save lives, criminal prosecutions should become an integral part of -- even a priority for -- both federal and state governments.
  74. Too Big to Jail
    Not Too Big to Resist

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    US rich evade punishment while the poor are criminalized in the two-tier justice system.
  75. Two Decades of Monsanto's Illegal Actions, Frauds and Crimes in India
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Over the two decades since Monsanto entered India, it has violated laws, deceived Indian farmers by making unscientific and fraudulent claims, extracted super profits through illegal royalty collection by violating India’s Patent and Intellectual Property laws, pushed farmers into debt, and, as a consequence of the debt trap, to suicide.
  76. U.S. Elites
    The Original Gangsters

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Donald Trump is at home in the underworld. Tom Robbins writes that the de facto GOP nominee "has encountered a steady stream of mob-tainted offers that he apparently couldn't refuse" in his decades in business. He "worked with mob-controlled companies and unions" while building his empire, the Washington Post reports. So the man has presidential cred. U.S. elites, since the colonial era, have shown contempt for the law: if they weren't ignoring their own codes, they were violating those of other nations or international statutes, or partnering with avowed outlaws. It's not clear, in other words, what distinguishes politicians and businessmen from career criminals.
  77. Volkswagen and the Quandary of Hidden Code
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    After Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, Blunden states that this company is not the only one engaging in the practice of secretly modifying technology. Rather, systematic hidden codes are embedded in society and promoted by both companies and governments.
  78. Vulture funds await Jersey decision on poor countries' debts
    26 companies hope to double $1bn haul

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Pressure grows to end trade that has made $1bn for speculators but has been blamed for delaying recovery of war-torn countries.
  79. VW, GM and Takata: the Case for Jailing Corporate Executives
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Making the case that executives at VW, Takata and General Motors should be jailed for corporate crime. The crimes committed by the corporations they head are extremely serious, and have caused and will cause hundreds of deaths. Why are the perpetrators allowed to get off simply by writing a cheque to cover the fine, instead of going to jail the way other criminals do?
  80. We're Being Cheated!
    Corporate and Welfare Fraud: The Hidden Story

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1997
    We've allowed our corporate dominated media and politicians to sell us a bill of goods that welfare fraud is a big problem. Meanwhile, corporations continue on their robber baron path, virtually untouched by enforcement of our social rights.
  81. The Whistle-Blower as Deep Mole
    Spying on Malfeasance

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    There’s an intriguing idea based loosely on the turn-of-the-century union practice of "salting" a workplace. Salting consists of union activists secretly hiring into an anti-union shop in order to promote unionism from within.
  82. Why bananas are a parable for our times
    Amost unnoticed, bananas are dying

    Resource Type: Article
    The corporations that control the banana industry have created a giant monoculture. Disease is now destroying the fruit, and because natural genetic diversity has been eliminated, there is no remedy.
  83. Why Not Jail for Corporate Criminals?
    When Regulation Fails to Restrain Corporate Villainy

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    It's time to focus on corporate criminal prosecution. Get rid of deferred and non prosecution agreements. Criminally charge corporations and their top executives.
  84. Why Not Jail?
    Industrial Catastrophes, Corporate Malfeasance, and Government Inaction

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2014
    Analyzes five industrial catastrophes that have killed or sickened consumers and workers or caused irrevocable harm to the environment. Steinzor recommends innovative interpretations of existing laws to elevate the prosecution of white-collar crime at the federal and state levels.
  85. 'Yes, I Lied': Vindicating Villagers, Star Chevron Witness Busted for Perjury
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Chevron has taken the people of Ecuador and the U.S. court system on a ride, full of lies, deliberate delay, and obstruction of justice, says Amazon Watch.
  86. The Yes Men Are Revolting
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2014
    A documentary film about The Yes Men, a culture jamming duo who use the aliases Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno. The film follows their exploits as they prank various organizations and corporations who engage in climate change denial.

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