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Multinational Corporations

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Multinational Corporations are the main actors driving economic globalisation which thrives when market forces are de-regulated, allowing essential goods and services to be allocated by commercial activity, not human need. The result is a world economy that favours affluent countries and their corporate interests whilst neglecting those living in extreme poverty who the market fails to reach.

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The Other Bail-Out

The banking crisis has diverted attention from the billions of dollars of public money being spent to help car manufacturers go green. The greenest thing governments could do is to allow these multinationals to go under, says George Monbiot.

The Free Market Preachers Have Long Practised State Welfare for the Rich

The claims that a bailout of Wall Street would mark unprecendented "American Socialism" are unfounded. Rather, the $700 billion in banking subsidies rejected by the US Congress are as American as apple pie and obesity, argues George Monbiot.

No Escape: Marketing to Kids in the Digital Age

Contemporary marketing tactics have all but obliterated the boundaries between advertising and editorial content, and raise the twin specters of manipulation and invasion of privacy, argue Jeff Chester and Kathryn Montgomery.

Activists Target Corporate Chiefs' Tax Subsidies

U.S. taxpayers shell out 20 billion dollars a year to pad business chiefs' earnings and to prop up the world's most lopsided corporate pay scales, say activists seeking to highlight inequality in this election year. By Abid Aslam.

The Corporate Benefits of an Agrarian Crisis

The push for more trade to solve the food price crisis is actually aimed at bringing more profits for a handful of multinational corporations rather than providing food to hungry millions, says Devinder Sharma.

Our Diet of Destruction

Huge areas of the Amazon rainforest are being cut down to satisfy global demand for soya. But how did this crop and a handful of others come to dominate our diet so completely? In an extract from her new book, Felicity Lawrence investigates the faceless trading giants who really decide what goes on our plates, writes Felicity Lawrence.

Corporations Grab Climate Genes
Monopoly control of crop genes is a bad idea under any circumstances - but in the midst of a global food crisis with climate change looming, such control is unacceptable.

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