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Texas pols get kickbacks from corporate welfare

In Texas, corporations get big gobs of tax money from state funds that are largely controlled by Governor Rick Perry and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst.

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Environment watchdogs demand long suspension for BP

BP should be banned from receiving U.S. government contracts for the entirety of its five-year probation period because it has a proven track record of irresponsibility and dishonesty, Public Citizen said.

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Moment of victory: Shell stops Arctic drilling

Shell has chosen to halt its oil-drilling program after a dome used to clean up potential spills became damaged.

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"Agent Orange corn" and herbicide spark concern

As the Food & Drug Administration decides whether to approve genetically modified corn that will be resistant to the chemical, the Environmental Protection Agency is considering stepping forward to restrict use of 2,4-D.

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Outrage over Olympic corporate sponsors erupting around the world

Corporatization of the coming Olympic games in London is under attack from all corners of the world.

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Activists abuzz over Bayer’s bee killing

Some 90+ activists gathered in San Pablo Park in West Berkeley, California, near where one of the Bayer facilities was located, to protest the company's insect-killing.

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Chicago activists protest Heartland Institute conference

Over a dozen environmental activists gathered to protest the Heartland Institute, which put up ads comparing environmentalists to the Unabomber.

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Thousands demand that the rich pay their share

Thousands are taking to the streets to kick off a nationwide campaign to stop corporations and the super wealthy from gaming the tax system at the expense of the vast majority.

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Is the sting of Bayer pesticides responsible for bee decline?

Bayer pesticides, are responsible for the deaths of bees worldwide; despite this fact, the company is refusing to cease its marketing of these hazardous agrochemicals.

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Progressive groups target AT&T in drive to stop ALEC

Major national progressive organizations and their trade union allies are flooding AT&T headquarters with calls demanding the company stop funding the American Legislative Exchange Council.

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