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Stop the Monsanto-Bayer Merger!
Business  (tags: agriculture, Big Agra, Big Food, mergers, monopolies, corporations, petitions )

- 8 days ago -
There's a troubling trend of giant agriculture companies merging to completely dominate our food system. Now Monsanto and Bayer - two of the LARGEST corporations - plan to merge and take this dominance to a whole new level.
Tell McDonald's: Enforce a Zero-Tolerance Policy for Sexual Harassment
Business  (tags: fast food, workers, women, sexual harassment, retaliation, petitions )

- 8 days ago -
Just last week, a horrifying survey was released showing that 40% of women in the fast food industry experience sexual harassment. Workers also reported staying silent for fear of retaliation. When women report harassment, one in five are punished.
Tell Wells Fargo to Fire Their CEO!
Business  (tags: banks, ripoffs, fraud, petitions )

- 17 days ago -
Wells Fargo just got caught red-handed opening more than 2 million bank and credit card accounts in its customers' names without their consent. In response, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau just fined the company $100 million.
A Woman Had a Baby. Then Her Hospital Charged Her $39.35 to Hold It.
Health & Wellness  (tags: mothers, babies, hospitals, billing, ripoffs )

- 20 days ago -
The image of the bill, now shared widely on Reddit, shows a charge for "skin to skin after c sec." The Reddit user who posted it explained more in a few comments.
In Boon for Big Pharma, TTIP Would Lock In High Drug Prices
Health & Wellness  (tags: TTIP, medicine, drugs, pharmaceuticals, trade agreements, economic injustice, monopolies )

- 20 days ago -
The analysis explains how expanding intellectual property rules and monopoly protections for medicines, which the TTIP seeks to do, is counterproductive at a time when E.U. member states and the U.S. "are facing a looming access to medicines crisis."
When Agribusinesses Control the Government, People Die
Business  (tags: Big Agra, agribusiness, food, farming, corporations, corporate control, 1%, one percent, injustice )

- 21 days ago -
The US is increasingly no longer a country; instead, we're being run like a business, and in some cases, it's literally killing us.
Those Burgers Aren't Just Making Us Fat - They're Messing With Our Immune Systems, Too
Health & Wellness  (tags: diet, meat, fast food, immunity, T cells, fat )

- 22 days ago -
New research reveals that high-fat diets can impair memory and make our immune systems attack our own bodies.
People Before Profits!
Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, medicine, pharmaceuticals, prices, greed, petitions )

- 26 days ago -
Price hikes are forcing ordinary Americans to sacrifice their health for the sake of pharmaceutical companies' profits!
Sign the Petition to Protect Women's Health Coverage
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, health care, petitions )

- 30 days ago -
The Department of Health and Human Services has asked a committee of experts to update the list of which women's preventive services are covered without out-of-pocket costs under the health care law.
Close the Tax Loophole for Wall Street Billionaires
Business  (tags: Wall Street, taxation, economic injustice, petitions, hedge fund managers, 1%, one percent, billionaires )

- 36 days ago -
Wall Street money managers (like hedge fund managers) pay lower tax rates than many middle-income families, even while earning millions - or billions - of dollars per year.
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