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Watch: Woman Dragged Out of House Hearing For Listing Oil and Gas Contributions to Members

By Russell Mokhiber “The people who are going to be speaking in favor of this bill are all going to be paid by the industry.” Lissa Lucas traveled the 100 miles from her home in Cairo, West Virginia to the state capitol in Charleston Friday to testify against an oil and gas industry sponsored bill (HB…

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Corporate Power, Not Public Interest, At Root of Science Committee Hearing on IARC

By Carey Gillam Commentary: Corporate power, not public interest, at root of upcoming science committee hearing Score another point for corporate power over protection of the public U.S. Rep Lamar Smith, chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, & Technology, has slated a full committee hearing for Feb. 6 with an agenda aimed squarely…

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Did 24 Coke-Funded Studies on Childhood Obesity Fail to Disclose Coke’s Influence?

By Gary Ruskin How accurate were conflict of interest disclosures in at least 40 childhood obesity studies funded by The Coca-Cola Company? Not so accurate, according to a paper published in the Journal of Public Health Policy that analyzed studies from the International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment (ISCOLE), funded with a $6.4 million…

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Big Food’s Lobbying Arm Disappearing Thanks to You?

By Katherine Paul Consumers can take satisfaction in the fact that they’ve played a role in what some say is the diminishing power of the GMA over Washington policy. At the height of the GMO labeling battle, we not-so-fondly referred to the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) as “Monsanto’s Evil Twin.” [Recently], a former GMA executive told Politico that…

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How to Suppress Vaccine Safety Concerns and Protect Financial Interests — Part Two

World Mercury Project Targeted by the AAP and IAC By the World Mercury Project Team In Part One of this analysis, we described how two highly biased non-profits—the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)—have been attacking World Mercury Project and its Chairman, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. for daring to counter false claims about vaccine…

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Food and Love In the Time of Corporatocracy

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Trapped in a food desert, deep in the South, there’s a depressing burger joint pretending to be a a retro “Drive-In” blast from the past. It is in fact a bleak vision into a corporate Idiocracy. A corporatocracy for the masses. In this monochromatic human corral, the underpaid workers miserably slop cold burgers…

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Thunderclap: Replace NAFTA Day of Action National Call In Today

​Pennsylvania dairy farmer Brenda Cochran says, “The underlying crisis afflicting rural America–rural poverty–is a result of federal agriculture, dairy, food and trade policies that do not provide farmers a fair price–one that covers our costs of production.  ​Farmers do not need NAFTA–we need a fair price–and NAFTA should be terminated unless farmers and workers are paid…

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New Revelation Sugar Industry Covered Up Serious Disease Link 50 Years Ago

By Heather Callaghan, Editor You may have heard of the sugar industry’s attempt to get dietary fat blamed for heart disease when it manipulated results to cover up sugar’s role in cardiovascular illness. There is more to the story… Last year, three researchers turned heads everywhere when they uncovered evidence that the sugar industry secretly funded studies…

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USAID and Wall Street: Conflicts, Coups, and Conquest

  By  Tony Cartalucci – NEO In 1928 when the US-based United Fruit Company – now known as Chiquita Brands International – faced labor issues in Columbia, it had at its disposal Colombian troops which gunned down hundreds of strikers to maintain production and profits. Ensuring that Columbia protected “American interests” was the US State Department who…

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Tyson Foods Responsible for Chemical Release That Led to Mass Fish Death

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Tyson Foods – the largest U.S. chicken producer – has pleaded guilty in a chemical incident that led to the deaths of over 100,000 fish. The Arkansas-based poultry giant has claimed “full responsibility” for accidentally releasing an acidic chemical used in chicken feed that wound up in Monett, Missouri’s wastewater treatment system. In…

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