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News Wars: The Rise and Fall of The Clarion-Ledgernew

The Gannett-owned daily newspaper in Jackson, Miss., went from a racist rag to a Pulitzer winner in 1983. In the past 20 years, it's become a corporate paper that doesn't understand its readers.
Jackson Free Press  |  Valerie Wells  |  09-08-2011  |  Media

Cartoon: Corporate Personhoodnew

Corporations are asking the US Supreme Court to declare them persons, with the same civil rights as people. What if they get their way?
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  10-13-2009  |  Cartoons

Animated Cartoon: Legion of Superzeroesnew

A couple of weeks ago, the Disney Company acquired Marvel Comics, which has the rights to most of the most famous superhero characters.

Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  09-22-2009  |  Cartoons

Localwashing: The Corporate Co-Opt of Localnew

With Americans' new focus on buying products made close to home, corporations are moving quickly to co-opt the term "local." But if everything is local, is anything local?
Gambit  |  Stacy Mitchell  |  07-16-2009  |  Business & Labor

A Perfect Populist Storm Brews Around Oil Giant Chevronnew

The company faces not only angry voters, but a landmark human rights and corporate responsibility trial, in which Chevron stands accused of complicity with Nigeria's authoritarian government in the torture, murder, and abuse of those protesting Chevron's exploitation of the Niger Delta.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Steven T. Jones  |  11-06-2008  |  Business & Labor

Thinking Twice About the Big Green Revolutionnew

The same corporate mindset that brought us Big Oil, Big Agriculture, Big Auto, and Big Water and Power is now at work to bring us "Big Green." The problem with "big" is that living large is what got us into this mess.
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Patrick Veesart  |  08-25-2008  |  Environment

Milwaukee: Great for Corporationsnew

But property taxpayers get squeezed.
Shepherd Express  |  Lisa Kaiser  |  08-08-2008  |  Business & Labor

The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility Takes on Everything from GMOs to Greenhouse Gasesnew

The group was born out of Apartheid South Africa and a group of Protestant shareholders who asked General Motors to reconsider its extensive investment in the country. Executive director Laura Berry talks to us about the ensuing 37 years, and how they group uses shareholder power to influence a host of issues.
San Antonio Current  |  Elaine Wolff  |  04-16-2008  |  Business & Labor

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