Tag Archives: TNCs

Toying with forest destruction

New Greenpeace investigation, ‘How APP is toying with extinction’ shows how Mattel, Disney, Hasbro and Lego are all implicated in trashing our tiger habitat. GreenpeaceVideo

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The Story of Citizens United v. FEC (2011)

http://storyofcitizensunited.org —- Season Two launches on March 1st with The Story of Citizens United v. FEC, an exploration of the inordinate power that corporations exercise in our democracy.

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Bitter fruit: The truth about supermarket pineapple

These days, sweet pineapple come with a sour aftertaste, with production marred by allegations of environmental damage, union-busting, chemical poisoning and poverty wages http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/oct/02/truth-about-pineapple-production?intcmp=239

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McDonald’s targeted in US health ad

It is an image to sap the flabbiest of appetites. An overweight, middle-aged man lies dead on a mortuary trolley, with a woman weeping over his body. The corpse’s cold hand still clutches a half-eaten McDonald’s hamburger. A hard-hitting US television … Continue reading

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Cambodians fight for higher pay amid inflation crisis

A union movement in Cambodia is growing as workers step up protests, demanding higher pay to cope with rising inflation. Last month the government raised the minimum wage for employees in the garment industry, which accounts for a massive portion … Continue reading

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China the Sweatshop

The labor strife spreading through China’s factory cities has clearly frazzled the government. Last month, it deployed Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, a k a “Grandpa Wen,” who told laborers at a Beijing subway station that the government and society “should … Continue reading

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Bangladeshi labourers demand more pay

Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi garment workers demanding higher salaries were met with rubber bullets and tear gas during a recent protest ooutside Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Garment workers are currently paid a minimum of just $24 a month … Continue reading

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Bhopal verdict: a most convenient injustice

You have to wonder if equality and fairness can ever prevail in the world. All the furore over foreign TNC spilling oil in the US Gulf but no justice when a US TNC kills thousands in India. A tiny penalty … Continue reading

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Greenpeace competition to redesign the BP logo

Images from a Greenpeace competition to redesign the BP logo following theDeepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Entrants can upload their designs to the competition Flickr group, which closes on 28 June. There are more than 1,000 entries so … Continue reading

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Strike in China Highlights Gap in Workers’ Pay

An interesting article from the NY Times. I am a bit cynical on it though, I am sure the strike would be handled differently if Honda was a Chinese company and not a foreign one. A strike at an enormous … Continue reading

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