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Just because they hunt witches doesn't mean we have
The Big Brother defence of WikiLeaks is that if everyone had a camera upon them, society would be a better place. This is a view that fails to distinguish between the need to control those who possess...
Private Profits vs Public Policy: The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Canadian State
According to Joel Lexchin, "Given the central role that medicines play in keeping us healthy, it is essential that we understand the policy environment that governs drug development, from the initial ...
A Union Defeated at United Air Lines: Against The Current vol. 134
Miah, Malik; O'Rourke, Terry
The April 1 certification of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) was no April Fool’s joke for the 8600 eligible mechanic and related United Airlines (UAL) employees who voted in the March...
What the Tamiflu Saga tells us about Drug Trials and Big Pharma
We now know the government's Tamiflu stockpile wouldn't have done us much good in the event of a flu epidemic. But the secrecy surrounding clinical trials means there's a lot we don't know about other...
The Workers' Party and Political Crisis in Brazil: Lula at a Crossroads?: Against The Current vol. 123
In June 2005, the first allegations of a rogue politician in a rightwing party in coalition with Brazil's governing Workers' Party (PT) seemed spurious enough. The politician himself, Roberto Jefferso...
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A Camera on Every Cop
Taser International cashes in on police misconduct
On December 1, 2014, after several months of protests against police brutality that began with the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, President Obama pledged $75 million in federal funds to...
A freedom that we can't afford
Rightwing thinktanks profess a love of freedom, but their refusal to reveal who funds them is deeply undemocratic
Freemarket thinktanks vastly outnumber those arguing for public spending. The author suggests that these thinktanks allow corporations to exert influence on public life without showing their hand, he ...
Scandal forces Cameron to give details on Tory donor dinners
Information has come to light that the British Prime Minister hosted private dinners in his official residences for wealthy donors.