All Further Articles for 2010-10-20

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Chevron Takes Full Toxic Responsibility for Trashing Ecuador and Cleaning Up Their Unconscionable Messes, Sort Of
Punked: After Chevron launched a fancy new ad campaign titled "We Agree," Rainforest Action Network and the Yes Men launched their own website, press release and campaign. Theirs is way better. "For decades, oil companies like ours have worked in disadvantaged areas, influencing policy in order to do there what we can't do at home. It's time this changed."
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Koch: Even More Powerful and Well-Connected Than You Thought
Billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch don't just underwrite a huge right-wing infrastructure of front groups, think tanks and political campaigns, reports Think Progress ; they also work with corporate "investors" who oppose health, energy, financial and other reforms. Details on their symbiotic relationship with moneyed interests from Glenn Beck and the Chamber to oil and insurance companies here ; more on those connections from CounterPunch here .
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Dude, Spying On Everyone You Know Is So Cool
Kids! Wanna learn to hack your friends' email and do surveillance? It's easy! The National Security Agency's Cryptokid s - Cy and Cyndi, Sergeant Sam, Little Lady Liberty, a turtle named T-Top - will show you how! NSA kids' page: "You might be part of the next generation of America's codemakers and codebreakers."
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A Sliver of Good News
Today's release of quarterly cable news ratings show double-digit declines for Fox News - 21% overall and 26% among younger viewers - and gains for MSNBC. Hard to imagine, but could it be vitriol has a limited shelf life?
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