Drone Wars Can’t Exist Without Decades-Long Genocide in Congo

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In January of 2014, a UN surveillance drone crashed in Eastern Congo. According to the UN, the drone was part of a surveillance operation to keep tabs on warring militias that have been fighting in the country since 1996. Ironic, considering the manufacture of drones is entirely dependent on the bloody conflict taking place on the ground below. That’s because the … Read More

BP: Scandal, Lies and Another Massive Oil Spill Cover-Up

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Forget Stephen King. If you want scary, read U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier’s 150-page Findings of Fact released recently in the Deepwater Horizon case. Although the judge found BP liable for “gross negligence,” some U.S. media failed to mention that Barbier let BP off the hook on punitive damages. And that stuns me, given that the record seems to identify enough smoking … Read More

Walmart’s Predatory Profit Model: Low Prices With a Heavy Cost

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As the saying goes, there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Nowhere does that ring more loudly true than in the aisles of every Walmart store. Always low prices, yes – but at what cost? There are, unfortunately, two inconvenient truths about the dollars you’ve supposedly saving from having elected the world’s largest retailer over Joe’s little store just down … Read More

BP’s Oil Spill: Criminal Negligence, Thousands Still Sick & A Gulf Graveyard Left Behind

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After BP agreed to pay $4.5 billion to the government, and another $9.2 billion in penalties since its catastrophic oil spill, a new ruling has put the corporation under fire again. A US District Judge has found BP grossly negligent and it’s subcontractors, Halliburton and TransOcean, negligent for their roles in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent dumping of … Read More

Terms and Conditions May Apply: Dangers of Corporate Surveillance

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Robbie Martin talks to Cullen Hoback, privacy advocate and creator of Terms and Conditions May Apply, a must-watch documentary about digital privacy rights, corporate/government spying collusion and the data mining economy of corporate surveillance. Terms and Conditions May Apply premiered a few months before the world learned Edward Snowden’s name. Following the leaks, Cullen’s thesis was emboldened, so he added … Read More

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