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New moves to tax corporate offshore havens

General Electric avoided $35.7 billion in U.S. taxes by putting $102 billion in 2010 profits in "at least 14" tax havens in Bermuda, Singapore and Luxembourg. 


Money out, voters in!

Hundreds of Chicagoans marched and rallied Jan. 19 to protest the "Golden Megaphone of Money" that decision has provided to corporate America.


Jan. 30 day of action: "We need Jobs Not Cuts"

The Americans for Tax Fairness online "flash-mob" campaign "We need #JobsNotCuts" is part of a national Jan. 30 Day of Action.


Filibusters linked to McConnell campaign cash

While raking in campaign cash from at least eight donors, Mitch McConnell was busy launching filibusters against measures opposed by those same financial backers.


Texas pols get kickbacks from corporate welfare

In Texas, corporations get big gobs of tax money from state funds that are largely controlled by Governor Rick Perry and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst.


Environment watchdogs demand long suspension for BP

BP should be banned from receiving U.S. government contracts for the entirety of its five-year probation period because it has a proven track record of irresponsibility and dishonesty, Public Citizen said.


Moment of victory: Shell stops Arctic drilling

Shell has chosen to halt its oil-drilling program after a dome used to clean up potential spills became damaged.


"Agent Orange corn" and herbicide spark concern

As the Food & Drug Administration decides whether to approve genetically modified corn that will be resistant to the chemical, the Environmental Protection Agency is considering stepping forward to restrict use of 2,4-D.


Outrage over Olympic corporate sponsors erupting around the world

Corporatization of the coming Olympic games in London is under attack from all corners of the world.


Activists abuzz over Bayer’s bee killing

Some 90+ activists gathered in San Pablo Park in West Berkeley, California, near where one of the Bayer facilities was located, to protest the company's insect-killing.

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