Charlie Cray

Charlie Cray is the director of the Center for Corporate Policy in Washington, DC. He helped establish Halliburton Watch, and is co-author of The People's Business: Controlling Corporations and Restoring Democracy (Berrett-Koehler), and is a former associate editor of Multinational Monitor magazine.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 2:49pm
Barry Commoner: The Greatest Environmentalist of the 20th Century
Barry Commoner (1917-2012) had a deep influence on Greenpeace back in the 1980s and 1990s, and was often way ahead of us on particular fronts. Back then, his books were on shelves all over the office, especially Making Peace With the Planet, a powerful, integrated analysis of the environmental crisis.
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Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 1:13pm
The Lewis Powell Memo - Corporate Blueprint to Dominate Democracy
Forty years ago this week, on August 23, 1971, Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr., an attorney from Richmond, Virginia, drafted a confidential memorandum for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that describes a strategy for the corporate takeover of the dominant public institutions of American society.
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Friday, October 22, 2010 - 9:47am
Citizens United v. America's Citizens: A Voter's Guide
The midterm elections are days away, but the winners are virtually certain: the corporations and conservative operatives like Karl Rove who have taken advantage of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling to establish a well-heeled “shadow party” of networked trade associations and G.O.P. front groups.
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Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 1:14pm
Corporate Death Squads Come Back to Haunt U.S. Companies
A federal judge recently refused to dismiss a civil suit filed against Chiquita which charges that the company paid leftist (FARC) guerrillas operating near its plantations in Columbia -- during a period when the FARC killed four American missionaries, according to CNN .
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Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 2:49pm
War Profiteers: The Bush Baghdad Bubble
Just as the blind devotion to deregulation of the financial markets can be blamed for much of the current meltdown on Wall Street, the war profiteers have enjoyed a Baghdad Bubble as a result of the Bush administration's refusal to hold them accountable.Not far from Wall Street, a little-known company called L-3 held their annual meeting today.
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