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How the Walmart Labor Struggle Is Going Global

How the Walmart Labor Struggle Is Going Global | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
What started as a warehouse workers' strike in California late last year has grown into a global struggle against the world's largest private employer.
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If everyone in the Business, Economic and Political world would play by the rules and be ethical - what kind of world would we have?
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Justice Scalia Explains What Was Wrong With The Ferguson Grand Jury

Justice Scalia Explains What Was Wrong With The Ferguson Grand Jury | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Compare Justice Scalia's description of the role of the grand jury to what the prosecutors told the Ferguson grand jury.
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How We Change Our Voices When We're Feeling Powerful

How We Change Our Voices When We're Feeling Powerful | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Margaret Thatcher received vocal coaching in a bid to sound more authoritative, and now her well-known story has inspired a new study about vocal habits.

American researchers from San Diego State University asked 161 students to read a passage alo...
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Dorrell takes KMPG advisory post | Public Affairs News

Dorrell takes KMPG advisory post | Public Affairs News | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it

"Former health secretary Stephen Dorrell is quitting the Commons to become a health policy consultant with accountancy firm KPMG.

The Conservative MP served in John Major’s government at the time of the BSE crisis, and went on to be a respected chairman of the health select committee between 2010 and 2014.

He wrote to his local Conservative Association to say he had decided not to stand as candidate for the Charnwood constituency in the 2015 general election.

"I have done so primarily because I have been offered the opportunity to work with KPMG in a senior role supporting their Health and Public Service consultancy practice both in the UK and overseas,” he stated."

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RBS 'wanted critic's mortgage back'

RBS 'wanted critic's mortgage back' | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
A businessman who wrote a government report that criticised RBS has been told he can no longer remain a customer of the bank, Panorama has learned.

In the 2013 report, Lawrence Tomlinson accused RBS of systematically wrecking viable businesses.

And in 2014, RBS deputy chief executive Chris Sullivan told him he would have to take his mortgage, business and personal accounts to another bank.

But RBS said the decision had nothing to do with the critical report.
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'Let them eat cake': The GOP and its attacks on the middle class

'Let them eat cake': The GOP and its attacks on the middle class | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
New Yorkers lining up for ... cake? ... during the Great Depression.

While it is ...

Via Jocelyn Stoller
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White Ribbon Australia fraud exposed

White Ribbon Australia fraud exposed | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Under the direction of Paul Elam, AVfM announces the establishment of November 25 as White Ribbon Fraud Day. White Ribbon Australia is the first to have the covers yanked off their corrupt business...
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10 Countries With The Most Slaves

10 Countries With The Most Slaves | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
While many believe slavery is an issue of the past, it remains a real, yet largely hidden, problem. An estimated 35.8 million people are enslaved worldwide, according to a recent report by the Walk Free Foundation, a human rights organization.

Modern-day slavery differs from traditional slavery. In traditional slavery, which is illegal in each of the 167 countries reviewed in the 2014 Global Slavery Index, people were considered legal property. However, modern slavery, which is defined as possession or control of a person that deprives them of their rights with the intention of exploiting them, exists in each of the 167 nations.
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NYT Abandons Distinction Between News and Editorial Page to Push Trade Deal | Beat the Press

NYT Abandons Distinction Between News and Editorial Page to Push Trade Deal | Beat the Press | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Established by Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people's lives.
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Nicholas Kristof on what ‘whites just don’t get’ about racial inequality

Nicholas Kristof on what ‘whites just don’t get’ about racial inequality | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
A talk with the New York Times columnist about talking to whites about race.

 

"Since the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson this summer, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has been running a provocative series on the lingering barriers blacks face in America. The title of the series: "When Whites Just Don't Get It."

Each column has data on the wealth gap between blacks and whites, the disparate rates at which black boys are expelled and black men imprisoned, the historic discrimination that helped drive widely diverging rates of black and white homeownership today."

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Sex discrimination commissioner urges prominent men to join action against domestic violence

Sex discrimination commissioner urges prominent men to join action against domestic violence | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick says high-powered men should get involved in the issue of domestic violence and use their positions to affect change for women.Ms Broderick said one woman is murdered every week in Australia by a current or former partner.She cited World Bank showing that globally almost one billion women are either currently living in a relationship where they experience domestic violence or have recently done so.
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Preview: How Public Power Can Defeat Plutocrats | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com

Preview: How Public Power Can Defeat Plutocrats | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Lawrence Lessig and Zephyr Teachout return to talk about the corrupting influence of money in politics, and their push to change the system.
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Indigenous video game designer takes stand against Custer's Revenge

Indigenous video game designer takes stand against Custer's Revenge | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
When the video game Custer’s Revenge first came out more than 30 years ago, a successful boycott eventually caused it to be pulled from store shelves The controversial video game, made for the Atari 2600 by Mystique (now defunct), depicts indigenous women tied to trees and cacti and raped.

When indigenous game designer Elizabeth LaPensée found out this game was again available for play online she took to Twitter to voice her outrage.
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SAPD: Couple bought teen for $50, forced her into prostitution

SAPD: Couple bought teen for $50, forced her into prostitution | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
A teenage girl is safe after police say she was a victim of a human trafficking ring.

Via Dana Hoffman
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How men who blighted lives of thousands with thalidomide evaded justice

How men who blighted lives of thousands with thalidomide evaded justice | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Court documents show how thalidomide drug victims were betrayed by political interference
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A Pundit Explains What's Wrong With Washington

A Pundit Explains What's Wrong With Washington | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it

Or, actually, demonstrates by example what’s wrong with Washington.

"Matt Yglesias finds Ron Fournier saying this about health reform:

On health care, we needed a market-driven plan that decreases the percentage of uninsured Americans without convoluting the U.S. health care system. Just such a plan sprang out of conservative think tanks and was tested by a GOP governor in Massachusetts, Mitt Romney.

Instead of a bipartisan agreement to bring that plan to scale, we got more partisan warfare. The GOP resisted, Obama surrendered his mantle of bipartisanship, and Democrats muscled through a one-sided law that has never been popular with a majority of the public.

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Iceland jails former bank boss

Iceland jails former bank boss | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
ormer Landsbanki boss Sigurjon Arnason has been sentenced to 12 months in prison.

An Icelandic court found him guilty of market manipulation in the lead up to the 2008 financial crisis.

"This sentence is a big surprise to me as I did not nothing wrong," Sigurjon Arnason told Reuters.

The former chief executives of Iceland's two other big banks, Glitnir and Kaupthing, have already received jail sentences.

The three banks imploded in 2008 after acquiring assets worth approximately 10 times the size of Iceland's economy.

A Reykjavik court said that nine months of Mr Arnason's sentence would be suspended.
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Belgian firm 'bulldozed Congo homes'

Belgian firm 'bulldozed Congo homes' | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it

"A Belgian mining firm has "consistently lied" about the bulldozing of hundreds of homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Amnesty International says.

New evidence showed a Groupe Forrest International (GFI) subsidiary supplied bulldozers to destroy homes near a copper and cobalt mine, it said.

GFI, which has denied responsibility for the illegal demolitions in 2009, should pay compensation, Amnesty said.

DR Congo is resource-rich, but most of its people live in poverty.

It is estimated to have 34% of the world's cobalt reserves and 10% of copper reserves."

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UVA Official: Students Who've Admitted To Sexual Assault Haven't Been Expelled

#n an interview taped weeks before the sexual assault scandal that rocked the University of Virginia campus was exposed in Rolling Stone, a school official repeatedly defended a system in which students found guilty -- including students who have admitted guilt -- have been suspended rather than expelled.

Associate Dean of Students Nicole Eramo, who is also head of the university's Sexual Misconduct Board, told a reporter from student-run WUVA Online that she spoke to 38 sexual assault survivors last year. Of those, five filed informal complaints while four filed formal complaints.

Eramo said some accused students have admitted to sexual assault during the informal proceedings, but that those students were not expelled.

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New computer spying bug discovered

New computer spying bug discovered | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
A leading computer security company says it has discovered one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen.

Symantec says the bug, named Regin, was probably created by a government and has been used for six years against a range of targets around the world.

Once installed on a computer, it can do things like capture screenshots, steal passwords or recover deleted files.

Experts say computers in Russia, Saudi Arabia and Ireland have been hit most.

It has been used to spy on government organisations, businesses and private individuals, they say.

Researchers say the sophistication of the software indicates that it is a cyber-espionage tool developed by a nation state.
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FX should be the last home for scandal

FX should be the last home for scandal | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Failings in the foreign exchange markets should be surprising, and not only because cheating was hard. But when process-driven clients met the hard-to-repress urge to speculate, tempted traders crossed some ethical lines. The cure? Ensure financial markets make economic sense.
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New Research: Rethinking Industrial Animal Production

New Research: Rethinking Industrial Animal Production | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
New research by Food Tank details the significant and far reaching consequences of a food system dominated by industrial animal production.

Via Anita Woodruff, Jocelyn Stoller
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Cheap Electricity for Poor Squeezing Out Solar in India

Cheap Electricity for Poor Squeezing Out Solar in India | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The villagers of Dharnai in northern
India had been living without electricity for more than 30 years
when Greenpeace installed a microgrid to supply reliable, low-cost solar power.
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Teeth and Bones: Mass Abduction Reveals a Decaying Mexican State - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Teeth and Bones: Mass Abduction Reveals a Decaying Mexican State - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Most murders don't even make the front page in Mexico anymore. But the recent abduction of 43 students has infuriated the country. The story has exposed the tight relationship between politics, law enforcement and organized crime. And it shows how weak the state has become.
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How A Global Toilet Shortage Is Causing A Gender Inequality Crisis

How A Global Toilet Shortage Is Causing A Gender Inequality Crisis | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
It's World Toilet Day - and that's no laughing matter.

According to the United Nations, 2.5 billion people - that's one in three - don't have access to proper sanitation, including toilets. And it's women and children who suffer the most as a res...
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