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Wall Street's Land Grab: Firms Amass Rental Empire, Ousting Tenants & Threatening New Housing Crisis
Business  (tags: Wall St, private equity firms, Big Banks, land grab, housing crisis, forclosures, rental empire, abusive tactics, tenants, families, evictions, advocates, Laura Gottesdiener, author, A Dream Foreclosed )

LucyKalei
- 90 days ago - democracynow.org
Private equity co's gobble up huge swaths of housing market, partnering wi big banks to bundle mortgages on rentals into new financial product. Case study in "predatory equity"! Largest single foreclosure in recent NYC history- 1,600 families victims!
Bill Gates: Stop Investing in the Private Prison Industry!
Business  (tags: bill gates, bill and melinda gates, foundation, social ills, private prison industry, GEO group, investments, lobbying, harsh sentencing, punishment, abusive, human misery )

LucyKalei
- 97 days ago - act.presente.org
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust is contributing to one of society's biggest ills: the private prison industry. They've invested >$2 million in GEO Group, 1 of the largest & most abusive US private prison corporations! Read more & sign!
"Please, No More Delays, No More Excuses!": Filipino Climate Chief Yeb Sano Begins Hunger Fast to Protest Global Inaction
Environment  (tags: climate change, havoc, TyphoonHaiyan, Philippines, devastation, death, food, , shelter, UN climate summit, Warsaw, Poland, Filipino Climate Chief, Naderev "Yeb" Sano, hunger fast, solidarity, protest, meaningful outcome, global climate inaction )

LucyKalei
- 240 days ago - democracynow.org
Typhoon Haiyan devastation cast gloom @start UN COP19 climate talks: Filipino delegation head broke down in tears & declared he'd fast till "meaningful outcome in sight" in solidarity wi countrymen now struggling for food. Videos Yeb Sano speeches on DN!
McDonald's Ties Nine Out of 10 Workers to Zero-Hours Contracts
Business  (tags: McDonald's, Subway, UK, revelations, zero-hours contracts, Labour Party, MPs, campaign, guarantee, working hours, abolish 0-hrs, Institute of Directors, flexible labour market, economy, unemployment, Italy, Spain )

LucyKalei
- 338 days ago - theguardian.com
UK's biggest food chain's admitted 90% of workforce/82,800 staff on controversial contracts that've been criticised because no guarantee of regular work & no stability of income offered. Employers body of 38,000 directors claims economy needs flexibility
Blood on Gap Jeans: Alone Among Dozens of Firms, Gap Refuses to Sign Binding Agreement to Protect Bangladesh Factory Workers
Business  (tags: clothing retailers, comply, Bangladesh, working conditions, L Gerard, UnitedSteelworkers Pres, Gap, not responsible, factory fires, collapse, death toll, crushed workers' blood, Gap jeans, Avett Bros song, brotherhood, equality, Fall2012, ad campaign )

LucyKalei
- 406 days ago - inthesetimes.com
Gap -world's 3rd largest apparel co- refusal to join 38 other clothing retailers in protecting Bangladeshi workers, >1,200 of whom have recently died in factory fires & collapses, shows real hypocrisy of their ad campaign using AvettBros song, Live & Die
California Congressman Asks: 'Which Fashion Brands Accept Blood on Their Labels?'
Business  (tags: Western brands, retailers, clothes, BloodOnTheirLabels, Bangladesh garment factory, deaths, workplace safety, labor law, Dem, CA Congressman, George Miller, assessment, globalization, workers at risk, , fashion industry bible, website )

LucyKalei
- 431 days ago - thenation.com
As death toll at Bangladesh garment factory that made clothes for US stores passed 650, powerful CA Democrat who's for most of 40 yrs made workplace safety his congressional brief did what few in Congress or the media have the guts to do. Point culprits
On 45th Anniversary of His Death, Martin Luther King Jr. on the Power of Media & the Horror of War
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Dr MLK Jr, 45th anniversary, assassination, April 4 1968, Memphis TN, 1967 speech, NationalAssociation, RadioAnnouncers, Atlanta GA, media power, Vietnam war horrors, US image abroad, military-industrial complex, war against poverty, resources, JFK )

LucyKalei
- 462 days ago - democracynow.org
45 yrs ago today, MLK killed in Memphis, where he'd gone to march wi sanitation workers demanding better wages. DN! airs part of 1967 Atlanta, GA speech he gave about media power & horrors of Vietnam war: "JFK said mankind must put an end to war, or war..
US Retail Companies Track Employee Thefts in Vast Databases & Blacklist Even Innocent Workers
Business  (tags: Retailers, business, US, huge databases, records, accusations, employee theft, LexisNexis, Esteem, coerced confessions, innocent employees, blacklisted, future employment, sharing database info, Dollar General )

LucyKalei
- 463 days ago - nytimes.com
Retailers across US amassing huge databases of records on workers accused of stealing, then using info to block future employment. Info routinely shared even when no criminal charge against worker. Some coerced into confessing; ignore statements stored
Greenpeace Report & Action - Fukushima Suffering Continues, But Nuclear Regulations Make the Public Pay
Business  (tags: Fukushima, nuclear disaster, Fukushima Fallout, Greenpeace, report, global nuclear regulations, nuclear industry, business, plant operators, key equipment suppliers, compensation, people pay, public, Japanese, suffering )

LucyKalei
- 505 days ago - greenpeace.org
Report details how serious flaws in nuclear regulations leave the public, not nuclear plant operators or key equipment suppliers, to pay for vast majority of disaster costs. Unfair system's left hundreds of thousands in Japan w/out proper compensation
Monsanto Lawsuit Vs Indiana Soybean Farmer Reaches US Supreme Court: How Far Does a Seed Patent Go?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Indiana soybean farmer, Hugh Bowman, Roundup Ready soybeans, "commodity seeds", Monsanto, patent protections, Monsanto legal assault, Supreme Court, corporate domination of agribusiness, control of seeds, Center for Food Safety, Save Our Seeds )

LucyKalei
- 516 days ago - guardian.co.uk
75-yr-old farms 300 acres just like dad did. Unorthodox (for Monsanto) farming techniques have landed him at center of national battle over GM crops. Now @Supreme Court, his case raises ??s, eg. does right to patent living things extend to their progeny?
 
 
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