By Brad Jacobson
The Supreme Court’s seismic January ruling that corporations are free to spend unlimited amounts of their profits to advertise for or against candidates may have been the latest shakeup of campaign finance – but gaping holes already allow corporations to spend enormous sums without leaving a paper trail, a Raw Story investigation has found.
Posted in Economy Economics, Elections, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Neoliberalism, NWO
Tagged campaign finance, citizens united v FEC, class war, corporate free speech, Corporate State, corporatism, free speech for people
Pesticide Action Network
Monsanto’s aggressive control of markets and policy was in the spotlight this week in two places of import for its business: Iowa, and the community of nations gathered in Copenhagen. First, The Des Moines Register published an Associated Press expose, saying, “confidential contracts detailing Monsanto’s business practices reveal how the seed giant is squeezing competitors, controlling smaller companies and protecting its dominance over the multibillion-dollar market for genetically altered crops.” Kathryn Gilje, Executive Director of Pesticide Action Network North America, noted, “Monsanto has long used aggressive bully tactics to control the terms of farming and food around the world so that as our world gets hungrier and faces the climate crisis, their monopoly and revenue grow. This kind of bad behavior is long overdue for public scrutiny.”
Posted in Economy Economics, FDA, USDA, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Neoliberalism
Tagged Anti-trust, Bully tactics, Corporate State, deforestation, DOJ, Food Supply, gmo, Industrial Agriculture, monopoly, Monsanto, Profiteering, Unfair business practices