Nestlé Just Suffered a Major Defeat as Community Blocks Water Privatization

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 Hydrogeologist and spokesperson for Nestlé Waters North America, Eric Andreus, announced at a monthly township meeting in Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, last week that Nestlé had given up on its plans to pump 73 million gallons of water per year from the town’s local aquifer. Truth-out depicted the scene of the announcement: “The room erupted in cheers and for the first time since Nestlé began meeting with community members about the project, the company received a standing ovation.” Kunkletown, … MORE

How Prison Labor is the New American Slavery and Most of Us Unknowingly Support it

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 If you buy products or services from any of the 50 companies listed below (and you likely do), you are supporting modern American slavery American slavery was technically abolished in 1865, but a loophole in the 13th Amendment has allowed it to continue “as a punishment for crimes” well into the 21st century. Not surprisingly, corporations have lobbied for a broader and broader definition of “crime” in the last 150 years. As a result, there … MORE

‘Worse Than We Thought’: TPP A Total Corporate Power Grab Nightmare

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‘President Obama has sold the American people a false bill of goods,’ says Friends of the Earth by Deirdre Fulton Text released today confirms the TPP rolls back past public interest reforms to the U.S. trade model while expanding problematic provisions demanded by the hundreds of official U.S. corporate trade advisers who had a hand in the negotiations while citizens were left in the dark. (Image: File w/overlay) “Worse than anything we could’ve imagined.” “An … MORE

He Holds The Patent That Could DESTROY Monsanto And Change The World!

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by Amanda Froelich If there’s anything you read – or share – let this be it. The content of this article has potential to radically shift the world in a variety of positive ways. And as Monsanto would love for this article to not go viral, all we can ask is that you share, share, share the information being presented so that it can reach as many people as possible. In 2006, a patent was … MORE

And the Struggle Continues…

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Because of unprecedented election fraud, and the unfortunate ignorance, and/or lack of informed decisions on behalf of  American voters, we are potentially facing a disastrous future with the two worst Presidential candidates ever seen in the history of this country.  Now is the time to come together, and unite behind the only man who can and will save this country from unmitigated disaster, Bernie Sanders.  Last night, Bernie Sanders made it very clear that he has every intention of taking … MORE

Matt Damon Speaks out Against Oligarchy, “Our Problem is Civil Obedience”

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Damon makes some crucial points in this passionate rant against the system, and what he calls a “topsy-turvy” world. . “I start from the supposition that the world is topsy turvy. That things are all wrong,” starts movie star and author Matt Damon in this powerful speech calling on people to question authority. The wrong people are in jail, and the wrong people are out of jail,” Damon goes on. “The wrong people are in … MORE

Russia, France Shun GMOs; U.S. Media Remains Silent

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Back in September, France followed in the steps of other European Union nations– Scotland, Germany, Latvia and Greece– and revealed an opt-out from growing GM crops. The nation asked the European Commission to exclude its nationwide territory from the release of 9 GM maize varieties currently authorized (1 GM Maize range– MON9810) or waiting for authorization by the EU. France had actually already prohibited cultivation of Monsanto’s GM maize, saying it had severe doubts that … MORE

CWA Uncovers Massive Verizon Offshoring Operation in Philippines

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VERIZON’S ATTEMPTS TO DECEIVE PUBLIC ON THE EXTENT OF ITS OFFSHORING EXPOSED; CWA DELEGATION SEEKING MEETING WITH VERIZON MANAGEMENT IN PHILIPPINES IS CONFRONTED BY ARMED VERIZON SECURITY AND SWAT TEAM CARRYING AUTOMATIC WEAPONS Friday, May 13, 2016 NEW YORK — Over the course of a four-day visit to the Philippines this week, four representatives of Communications Workers of America who are on strike discovered that the extent to which Verizon is offshoring work is far … MORE

Nestle Is Trying to Break Us: A Pennsylvania Town Fights Predatory Water Extraction

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Big corporations privatizing clean water to make a profit is stealing a human right. BY ALEXIS BONOGOFSKY Kunkletown, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Flickr/ CC 2.0) This post originally appeared at Truthout. Donna Diehl, a 55-year-old school bus driver from Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, a small historic town located on the edge of the Poconos, wanted to do three things this year: drive the bus, paint her bathroom and learn to crochet. Instead, Diehl, along with dozens of her neighbors, … MORE

Abby Martin Exposes What Hillary Clinton Really Represents

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Digging deep into Hillary’s connections to Wall Street, Abby Martin reveals how the Clinton’s multi-million-dollar political machine operates. This episode chronicles the Clinton’s rise to power in the 90s on a right-wing agenda, the Clinton Foundation’s revolving door with Gulf state monarchies, corporations and the world’s biggest financial institutions, and the establishment of the hyper-aggressive “Hillary Doctrine” while Secretary of State. Learn the essential facts about the great danger she poses, and why she’s the … MORE