A Stain That Won’t Wash Away

Two years after a series of gambles and ill-advised decisions on a BP drilling project led to the largest accidental oil spill in United States history and the death of 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, no one has been held accountable.

Amazon.com Usurps Process of Direct Democracy to Perpetuate Corporate Subsidy

Amazon executives like the 5%-10% subsidy they enjoy in California (and many states) by virtue of not collecting sales tax and who can blame them? But why do we allow corporations to supplant democratically-elected officials?

A Dirty Business

The story of a coal mine slurry spill and the Bush Administration’s attempts to cover it up.

Judge Allows Halliburton to Force Sexual Assault Case Out of Court

A mother of five who says she was sexually harassed and assaulted while working for Halliburton/KBR in Iraq is headed for a secretive arbitration process rather than being able to present her case in open court.

Smithfield Foods Sues Union for…Organizing

Smithfield Foods, which raises, kills and processes more pigs than any company on earth, does not like some of the things a union has been saying about conditions at its giant slaughterhouse in Tar Heel, N.C., where 4,650 people work and 32,000 hogs die every day.

Halliburton Flees the Scene of the Crime

With various ongoing investigations, Halliburton’s sale of KBR and announcement that it will soon move to Dubai (in the United Arab Emirates), are tantamount to fleeing the scene of a crime.

Transnational Corporations Dodging Taxes Through “Transfer Pricing”

How drug companies and other multinational companies based in the U.S. systematically avoid paying tax in the U.S. on their profits.