Corporate Power

- Common Dreams staff
The Texas House overwhelmingly approved a bill on Friday that would gut the power of municipalities to pass anti-fracking rules, angering environmentalists and cities across the state. Conservative state lawmakers have been working hard to halt a growing anti-fracking movement since lastNovember, when voters in the town of Denton shocked Big Oil...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Blackwater security guards in Iraq. (Photo: Heath Powell/cc/flickr)
Following the sentencing of four private security guards convicted in the...
Jon Queally, staff writer
In addition to the broader list of charges regarding Google business practices...

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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...