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Have a Heart, Godiva!
Business  (tags: chocolate, labor rights, slavery, child labor, wages, petitions )

- 13 hours ago -
Godiva's golden heart-shaped boxes of chocolates and decadent chocolate-covered strawberries contain some unsavory ingredients: poverty and child labor.
PETITION - Tell Congress to Stop the TPP
Business  (tags: TPP Trade Deal, congress, bad business, Food Safety, small farmers, health care, jobs, dishonesty, Corporate power, ethics, politics, protection, prevention, responsibility )

- 13 hours ago -
President Obama just signed the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, and sent it along to Congress for review. This treaty is a very bad idea. If approved, it would roll back hard-fought protections for food safety,...
Activists Call on Taylor Swift to Shake Off Lev Leviev for Human Rights Abuses
Business  (tags: Leviev diamond store, Leviev diamonds, BDS, boycott, divestment, sanctions, illegal israeli occupation, Taylor Swift, profiteering, illegal settlements, Palestinian human rights, Manhattan, N.Y., news, americans, abuse, money, world, labor, usa )

- 1 day ago -
New York human rights advocates today released a parody video of a Taylor Swift song that called for the pop star to publicly distance herself from Israeli diamond and settlement mogul Lev Leviev
Palestinians Urge Oscar Nominees to Reject Israel Junket
Business  (tags: Israel ministry of tourism, Filmmakers United Against Apartheid, #OscarsSoWhite, BDS, BNC, Omar Barghouti, Palestine, Hunger Games, Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme, Gaza siege, Oscars, Academy Awards, news, politics, usa, ethics, americans, abuse )

- 1 day ago -
Tourism minister Yariv Levin made clear that the goal of the stunt is to improve Israels image by capitalizing on the fame of Hollywood stars
Central Banks Are Trojan Horses, Looting Their Host Nations
Business  (tags: Central Banks, The Fed, corrupt system )

- 19 hours ago -
Joseph Stiglitz says that the International Monetary Fund and World Bank loan money to third world countries as a way to force them to open up their markets and resources for looting by the West. Do central banks do something similar?
Can You Help Me To Help Michael Moore?
Business  (tags: Michael Moore, Where To Invade Next, film, elections, help Michael Moore, twitter, tweet, FB, view film )

- 1 day ago -
This film means a lot to me. I can not travel a week before the film comes out to promote my film. The film may now not reach the audience I made it for so I am asking for your help. I believe this movie can have an impact on the elections this year.
Has the Post-Dam Future Started?
Business  (tags: Sacramento, Iowa Hill Dam, Iowa Hill Pumped-Storage Project, cancelled, variable and intermittent wind and solar, World Energy Council, hydropower plants, lithium-ion batteries, solar, wind power )

- 1 day ago -
The power utility of California's capital Sacramento decided to cancel the $1.5 billion Iowa Hill Dam, a pumped storage project in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The decision may not be remarkable by itself, but it marks a watershed moment & signals
PETITION - Do Not Enter in Starbuck Coffee Anymore !
Business  (tags: starbucks, arabia, new markets, Saudi Arabia, abuse, business, consumers, ethics, marketing, society )

- 2 days ago -
In Saudi Arabia, Starbucks denied entry to women. Starbucks US multinational is desperate for "new markets". In Saudi Arabia, she does not hesitate to ban the entry of a branch ... Women! We citizens are outraged
Monsanto Pays $80 Million to Settle Roundup Fraud Case
Business  (tags: abuse, corporate, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, marketing, money, Monsanto )

- 2 days ago -
Monsanto Co will pay $80 million to settle civil accounting violations after it allegedly misstated its earnings in connection with its top-selling Roundup product, U.S. securities regulators said on Tuesday.
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