Corporate Power

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
A senior official at the U.S. National Security Agency has been cleared to work part-time for a private firm started by former NSA director Keith Alexander, according to exclusive Reuters reporting , raising questions about the blurring of lines between government and business. The news agency reports that "[u]nder the arrangement, which was...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Walmart workers and supporters gathered in cities across the country to fight for higher wages. (Photo: UFCW International Union/flickr/cc)
As the Fight for 15 continues to grow, Walmart preempted a planned protest on...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
A sign at a 2013 rally in Connecticut. (photo: CT Senate Democrats/flickr /cc)
Monsanto, the largest genetically-modified seed corporation in the world, has...

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...