Who's Standing Up?
Standing Up For Economic Justice
“The Steelworkers Union is not middle-of-the-road, move-to-the-center, so-called moderate, ‘me, too,' hard-hat Republicans,” says Leo W. Gerard, international president of the United Steelworkers Union (USW).
That's a welcome message to angry steelworkers . . . >>More
Standing Up For Ethical Business
It's not easy to stand up to the corporations of the world's only superpower. But Norway's minister of finance, Kristin Halvorsen, did and lives to tell the tale. . . >>More
Standing Up For Native Knowledge
The free market is supposed to reward innovation, but new ideas are hard to come by. So many corporations find it easier simply to tap traditional knowledge, patent it, stamp it with their logos, and sell it.
This is corporate piracy . . .>>More
Standing Up For Citizen Control
Ward Morehouse knows about corporate impunity. He has worked to bring Union Carbide to justice since 1984, when the poison gas leak at its plant in Bhopal, India, left 22,000 dead. He failed. . . >>More
Standing Up For Free Media
Today, just five corporations own the U.S. media, down from 50 in the '80s. Journalist Bill Moyers notes this trend with alarm. “It's not simply the cause of journalism that's at stake today,” he says, “but the cause of American liberty itself.” . . . >>More
Standing Up For Kids
To cash-strapped school districts, it sounds like a bargain: the BusRadio corporation offers to install free audio equipment in school buses. In return, the districts hand over their kids' minds for a few minutes each day to listen to “age-appropriate commercials.” . . . >>More
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