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Politics of Health - The Sparks of Rebellion

Politics of Health - The Sparks of Rebellion | Good, Bad, Ugly in our Corpocracy | Scoop.it
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We The People will Occupy.

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"Most manufacturing jobs have disappeared, and, of those that remain, few are unionized. Our family farms have been destroyed by agro-businesses. Monsanto and its Faustian counterparts on Wall Street rule. They are steadily poisoning our lives and rendering us powerless. The corporate leviathan, which is global, is freed from the constraints of a single nation-state or government. Corporations are beyond regulation or control. Politicians are too anemic, or more often too corrupt, to stand in the way of the accelerating corporate destruction. This makes our struggle different..."
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Farmworkers Hit NYC to Protest Wendy’s Labor Practices | The Nation

Farmworkers Hit NYC to Protest Wendy’s Labor Practices | The Nation | Good, Bad, Ugly in our Corpocracy | Scoop.it
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers protests Wendy’s refusal to sign on to its fair labor initiative.
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The Very Real Danger of Genetically Modified Foods

The Very Real Danger of Genetically Modified Foods | Good, Bad, Ugly in our Corpocracy | Scoop.it
New research shows that when we eat we're consuming more than just vitamins and protein. Our bodies are also absorbing information.
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Amazon: Threat or menace?

Amazon: Threat or menace? | Good, Bad, Ugly in our Corpocracy | Scoop.it
"The Everything Store's" big, unanswered question: What happens when the entire economy has been "Amazoned?" VIDEO
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Is Wal-Mart Heading for Disaster? (WMT)

Wal-Mart's fortunes are fading faster than you might realize. - Travis Hoium - Consumer Goods
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Costco is outperforming Walmart, benefitting everyone.... consumers, employees, stockholders.

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With 2.3 Million People Incarcerated in the US, Prisons Are Big Business | The Nation

With 2.3 Million People Incarcerated in the US, Prisons Are Big Business | The Nation | Good, Bad, Ugly in our Corpocracy | Scoop.it
Meet the corporations who are profiting off our prison system.
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And ALEC made it so.

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Walmart is the #1 employer in the number of employees on public assistance.

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I Was a Warehouse Wage Slave

I Was a Warehouse Wage Slave | Good, Bad, Ugly in our Corpocracy | Scoop.it
My brief, backbreaking, rage-inducing, low-paying, dildo-packing time inside the online-shipping machine.
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You can find it somewhere other than Amazon.

 

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Worker-Owned | Equal Exchange

Worker-Owned | Equal Exchange | Good, Bad, Ugly in our Corpocracy | Scoop.it
We believe that we should expect no less from ourselves and each other than we demand of our farmer partners. For that reason we have organized ourselves as a democratic worker co-operative, now one of the largest in the country.
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Look for them in your supermarket. Ask for their products if you do not find them.

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Organic foods: Are they safer? More nutritious? - MayoClinic.com

Organic foods: Are they safer? More nutritious? - MayoClinic.com | Good, Bad, Ugly in our Corpocracy | Scoop.it
Understand the differences between organic food and traditionally grown food when it comes to nutrition, safety and price.
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3 Ways Monsanto Threatens Our Planet

3 Ways Monsanto Threatens Our Planet | Good, Bad, Ugly in our Corpocracy | Scoop.it
Through rampant and unchecked genetic manipulation, multinational biotechnology juggernauts like Monsanto continue to churn out genetically modified creations that threaten the entire planet in a way
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Contamination may just make organic impossible.

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Growing Controversy Over GMO Bananas in Uganda

Growing Controversy Over GMO Bananas in Uganda | Good, Bad, Ugly in our Corpocracy | Scoop.it
Uganda is poised to introduce genetically modified organisms as parliament considers a bill to regulate them. The modified crops could be the answer to devastating diseases like banana wil...
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Avoid food products from Uganda.

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Living Wage Employers | Living Wage

Living Wage Employers | Living Wage | Good, Bad, Ugly in our Corpocracy | Scoop.it
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In the UK they are taking a living wage seriously. Good for these companies.

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Leaked documents reveal the secret finances of a pro-industry science group

Leaked documents reveal the secret finances of a pro-industry science group | Good, Bad, Ugly in our Corpocracy | Scoop.it
The American Council on Science and Health defends fracking, BPA, and pesticides. Guess who their funders are.
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Opinions that are bought and paid for. Watch for their 'findings'.

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Meet the Opposite of Monsanto -- These Are the Folks That Really Feed the World

Meet the Opposite of Monsanto -- These Are the Folks That Really Feed the World | Good, Bad, Ugly in our Corpocracy | Scoop.it
Meet the people fighting resource grabs, cultivating traditional crops, and defending their communities from exploitation by multinationals.
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How To Feed the World Without Wrecking the Planet

How To Feed the World Without Wrecking the Planet | Good, Bad, Ugly in our Corpocracy | Scoop.it
A new book argues that genetic diversity could save us from climate-change-induced famine.
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Monsanto, Bayer, Syngenta will escalate this environmental and social disaster by ever increasing genetic manipulation to deal with the problems they created. Case in point: Round Up resistant seeds. Which already are requiring high levels of herbicides to combat superweeds.

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Study: McDonald's Low Wages Cost Taxpayers $1.2 Billion Per Year

Study: McDonald's Low Wages Cost Taxpayers $1.2 Billion Per Year | Good, Bad, Ugly in our Corpocracy | Scoop.it
The fast food industry’s low wages are costing us all, new research finds. Taxpayers are shelling out $1.2 billion a year to help pay workers at McDonald’s, according to an estimate from the National Employment Law Project published Tuesday.
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Very sneaky, Walmart: How the mega-retailer rolled back California regulations

Very sneaky, Walmart: How the mega-retailer rolled back California regulations | Good, Bad, Ugly in our Corpocracy | Scoop.it
Labor, environmental, and political leaders cry foul as Calif. Democrats curtail landmark environmental law
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“It’s amazing to me how few people are willing to stand up to this corporation......”

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How to Launch a Community-Owned Store

How to Launch a Community-Owned Store | Good, Bad, Ugly in our Corpocracy | Scoop.it
In dozens of towns across the country, citizens have seized the reins of their local economies by starting community-owned stores. This 6-page fact sheet shows you how to get started.
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Now this is a local revenue generating idea. The community benefits as consumer and owner.

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bigbox_livingwage_policies11.pdf

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UC Berkley study. Let's look at the finding of researcher's not corporate moguls.

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Commonomics: How We Can Build Local Economies That Work for Everyone | Connecting the Dots, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com

Commonomics: How We Can Build Local Economies That Work for Everyone | Connecting the Dots, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com | Good, Bad, Ugly in our Corpocracy | Scoop.it
We need to rethink our economy in fundamentally new ways.
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Every dollar we spend supports something. Make it something good.

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McDonald’s Worker Threatened With Arrest After Asking Company President For A Living Wage

McDonald’s Worker Threatened With Arrest After Asking Company President For A Living Wage | Good, Bad, Ugly in our Corpocracy | Scoop.it
The single mother of two asked for a living wage after a decade of work for McDonald's.
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See the Chris Hedges article, The Sparks of Rebellion, posted here as it underscores the problem and the solution identified here. More power to the women to stand up, speak out, and occupy.

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Monsanto A Documentary on GMO a must watch

This doco shows the power of Monsanto and how they treat farmers, how GMO seeds can destroy our food supply.,not what Monsanto promised from there GMO seed. ...
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Living Wage Employers » Living Wage Employers

Living Wage Employers » Living Wage Employers | Good, Bad, Ugly in our Corpocracy | Scoop.it
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And in British Columbia Canada.

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