Corporate Power

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Nestlè is the target of an ongoing boycott because of what groups say are dangerous and deceptive marketing tactics. (Photo: Velo Denz/flickr/cc)
In the late seventies, baby formula salesman Syed Aamir Raza, who was from Pakistan, blew the whistle on international food behemoth Nestlé for practices which, he had discovered, were causing the deaths of potentially hundreds of thousands of infants born in developing countries. Raza's story has now been memorialized in a new feature film titled...
Jon Queally, staff writer
Michael Chertoff, the former head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security...
Jake Bernstein
Protesters march for financial reform in front of Goldman Sachs on November 16th, 2009. (Photo: SEIU/flickr/cc)
Barely a year removed from the devastation of the 2008 financial crisis, the...

Further

The revelation of General Motors' deadly, decade-long malfeasance on design defects - resulting in at least 13 deaths, a recall of up to 11 million cars and a record $35 million fine from the feds - was bad enough. Now comes a newly released 2008 GM training document listing words to be avoided by engineers investigating the hazards so that they don't, you know, give the company a bad name. Banned terms range from "safety" and "problem" to "gruesome," "Kevorkianesque," "widow-maker," "rolling...

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