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Victory: Google kicks ALEC to the curb

Hi there—Over the past year, MoveOn member Marisol Garcia from Phoenix, AZ, has campaigned hard to get Google off the board of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the organization behind some of the worst pieces of legislation to come out in recent years, including "stand your ground" laws.    Earlier this week, [...]

Voices from Delaware Are Speaking Out Against Anonymous Company Ownership

Voices from Delaware Are Speaking Out Against Anonymous Company Ownership

August 27, 2014 Latest GFI Blogs Voices from Delaware Are Speaking Out Against Anonymous Company Ownership China’s Corrupt Economic Fugitives are Finding a Home in the U.S. Messi and the International Impunity System Join Us for Our Upcoming Conference on Illicit Financial Flows in Brazil  Illicit Finance Journalism Programme Lauches [...]

Columbia University has roughly $10 million invested in Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and G4S

Columbia University has roughly $10 million invested in Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and G4S

Did you know...  ...that Columbia University has roughly $10 million invested in Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and G4S--two of the largest private prison firms in the world? ...that last year, the Chairman of the Board of CCA was inducted onto the Board of Trustees at Belmont University, and that Belmont hosted a “CCA power [...]

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Microplastics worse for crabs and other marine life than previously thought: Enter through gills

  ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Microplastics worse for crabs and other marine life than previously thought: Enter through gills Posted: 18 Jul 2014 08:56 AM PDT The tiny plastic particles polluting our seas are not only orally ingested by marine creatures, but also enter their systems through their [...]

GEMS Water: Global water quality data to inform SDGs

GEMS Water: Global water quality data to inform SDGs

  ENB on the Side Coverage of Selected Side Events at the First UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Issue No. 2 - Wednesday, 25 June 2014 Events convened on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 GEMS Water: Global water quality data to [...]

Thanks to the Roberts Court, Corporations Have More Constitutional Rights Than Actual People

Thanks to the Roberts Court, Corporations Have More Constitutional Rights Than Actual People

  Thanks to the Roberts Court, Corporations Have More Constitutional Rights Than Actual People   William Greider - The Nation   The big media talk a lot about stalemate in Congress, but they are missing the real story. While representative democracy is dysfunctional, the Supreme Court has taken over with [...]

Set for take-off in Singapore

<IR> Set for take-off in Singapore

IIRC Newsletter - April Edition <IR> set for take-off in Singapore singapore will soon have a roadmap for <IR> adoption, backed by a sound body of academic and empirical evidence, following the creation this month of a market-led <IR> steering [...]

Government by big business goes supranational

  http://mondediplo.com/2013/12/02tafta Le Monde diplomatique, English edition, December 2013 Government by big business goes supranational The corporation invasion A new treaty being negotiated in secret between the US and the EU has been specifically engineered to give companies what they want - the [...]

Politics: Large Companies Prepared to Pay Price on Carbon

Politics: Large Companies Prepared to Pay Price on Carbon

  Politics Large Companies Prepared to Pay Price on Carbon By CORAL DAVENPORT More than two dozen major American corporations are preparing to pay climate-related taxes, departing from conservative orthodoxy and exposing divisions between the Republican Party and its business supporters. Democrats' [...]

An agenda for change, by Nick Silver, Managing Director, Climate Bonds Initiative

To avoid dangerous climate change will require the equivalent of another industrial revolution. This can only be achieved if finance into the green economy is increased by an order of magnitude. This may be possible as many low carbon technologies are competitive with fossil fuel if the cost of finance is low enough. Below are 10 tweaks based [...]

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