Posts Tagged ‘corporate state’

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Iceland’s Christmas TV advert banned for being too political

Supermarket’s Greenpeace film on palm oil’s impact on orangutan deemed rule breach

They don’t ban the advertising for the products though.

Iceland’s Christmas campaign has been banned from TV because it has been deemed to breach political advertising rules.

As part of its festive campaign the discount supermarket struck a deal with Greenpeace to rebadge an animated short film featuring an orangutan and the destruction of its rainforest habitat at the hands of palm oil growers.

Earlier this year, Iceland became the first major UK supermarket to pledge to remove palm oil from all its own-brand foods. Habitat loss in countries such as Malaysia – a major global producer of palm oil – has contributed to the orangutan now being classified as critically endangered.

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Little-noticed House Republican bill would let employers demand workers’ genetic test results

A creepy new bill that just passed a house committee vote would allow employers to require genetic samples from their workers.

Your employer could demand detailed information about your genes, and even discriminate against you in certain circumstances, if H.R. 1313 gets passed.

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Pennsylvania Pipelines Bursts, Leaks 55,000 Gallons Of Gas Into One Of US’ Most Endangered Rivers

Fuck your pipeline.

A pipeline owned by the same company behind Dakota Access leaked 55,000 gallons of gasoline into a major river, endangering the drinking water of six million people.

Interesting: ISIS just did the same thing to Damascus. US oil companies are using terrorist tactics against the US population, and the government cheers them on.

When the goons on TV shriek about “security” what the hell are they talking about? Their own campaign donors are poisoning US water supplies!

 

 

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Alice Through the Looking Glass is more believable than today’s descent into corporatocracy:

Aurora shooting massacre survivors ordered to pay Cinemark theater chain $700,000

 

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Banned in America

 

The right to freedom of speech only protects people against adverse actions by the government:  It does not insulate them from retaliation in the private economic sector.  Therefore, freedom of speech is usually the purview of the rich, whose resources allow them to survive such retaliation.

The right to freedom of the press doesn’t necessarily give writers access to the press, and, even when it does, these writers incessantly have to run through a gauntlet of “editors,” who ultimately decide if certain works are “worthy” of publication, and, if so, in what form.

 

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Despicable corporate propaganda organ 60 Minutes is finally exposed as a fraudulent news source that works in the service of an out of control authoritarian regime.

60 Minutes Stands With Secret Keepers Against Those Who Expose Them
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Appeals Court Says NSA Can Keep Trampling 4th Amendment With Phone Surveillance Program For Now

Appeals court overturned the NSA ruling from earlier this week. The government will continue its out of control unconstitutional abuses, spying on everyone without a warrant.

This is hardly a surprise, but the DC Appeals Court has issued a stay on Judge Richard Leon’s ruling from earlier this week that the NSA’s bulk phone record collection program was unconstitutional. This is the same appeals court that overturned Leon’s earlier rulingfinding the program unconstitutional. This time, as we noted, Judge Leon refused to grant the government a stay, noting that the DC Circuit had taken its sweet time in actually issuing a ruling on the appeal — and the program is set to end in a couple weeks anyway.