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Key provision of net-neutrality law struck down by court

Should internet service providers be allowed to restrict access to websites and block certain content from customers depending on how much they pay to be connected? On Tuesday, a federal appeals court said yes.

Supreme Court hands Monsanto victory over farmers on GMO seed patents, ability to sue

The US Supreme Court upheld biotech giant Monsanto’s claims on genetically-engineered seed patents and the company’s ability to sue farmers whose fields are inadvertently contaminated with Monsanto materials.

Colossal consultancy spend on Irish Water nothing new

Nowadays, newly established State bodies soon become soakage pits for an army of consultants, as is clearly shown by the €50 million spent by Irish Water last year – before the new utility was even set up by legislation.

EU-US trade deal is a full-frontal assault on democracy

Remember that referendum about whether we should create a single market with the United States? You know, the one that asked whether corporations should have the power to strike down our laws? No, I don't either. Mind you, I spent 10 minutes looking for my watch the other day before I realised I was wearing it. Forgetting about the referendum is another sign of ageing. Because there must have been one, mustn't there? After all that agonising over whether or not we should stay in the European Union, the government wouldn't cede our sovereignty to some shadowy, undemocratic body without consulting us. Would it?

Jeff Monson: General world strike can shut down govts owned by corporations

Do democratic governments still represent the people they claim they were chosen by? How to break the dependency between governments and corporations? Are governments needed altogether or have they turned into ruling elites pursuing their own goals?

Jeff Monson: General world strike can shut down govts owned by corporations

Viagra maker Pfizer pays virtually no corporation tax in UK despite £1.8bn turnover

Pfizer, one of the largest suppliers of drugs to the NHS, avoided paying any corporation tax in the UK last year.

UK Water companies pay little or no tax on huge profits

Three of Britain's biggest water companies paid little or no tax on their profits last year while generously rewarding their executives and investors, the Observer can reveal. Thames Water and Anglian Water paid no corporation tax on the profits made from their utility businesses while Yorkshire Water kept its payments to the Revenue in the low millions.

How Democracies Die

"Picture a country at the height of its international power and prestige. It has military forces stationed around the globe. It is an intellectual leader...." It's not the one you're thinking of.

Countering the Corporate-Insurgency: A guide to how the war for control is waged upon us, and how to fight back

The terms insurgency and counterinsurgency can quickly become confusing in a politically motivated context. However, generally speaking, an insurgency seeks to overthrow an established institution or political order, while a counterinsurgency seeks to maintain that order.

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