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Kate Sheppard

World's Biggest Coal Company, World's Biggest PR Firm Pair Up To Promote Coal For Poor People

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Peabody Energy Corp., the world's largest private-sector coal company, launched a public relations and advertising campaign last month...

America's Entitlement Society - Populated by Corporate Executives

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.22.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

In West Virginia after a cavalier chemical company poisoned the drinking water of 300,000 people, the corporate-hugging, right-wing extremist group Americans for the Prosperous congratulated itself for doling out bottled water one day.

From Bhopal to West: It Starts With Universities

Ian I. Mitroff | Posted 06.29.2013 | World
Ian I. Mitroff

While the causes of the explosion of the fertilizer plant in West, Texas are still under investigation, one ugly fact stands out. Like Bhopal, homes and schools were allowed in to be built and remain in dangerous proximity to the plant.

15 Feared Trapped As Hospital In India Collapses

AP | Posted 06.26.2013 | World

NEW DELHI — Part of a hospital building collapsed in central India on Friday after its roof came crashing down, injuring at least eight people, ...

Protecting Our Communities From a Chemical Disaster

Philip Radford | Posted 07.01.2012 | Green
Philip Radford

President Obama has sent clear signals that he will pursue initiatives that he can move forward within existing laws and without the need to wrestle with Congress. Now is the time for the president to take action to protect communities from the threat of chemical disasters.

Mark Gongloff

The Shadow CIA: WikiLeaks Trove Shows How Companies Gather Intel

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.27.2012 | Business

Past WikiLeaks document dumps have offered peeks at how governments gather intelligence. The latest promises a look at how private companies do it. ...

Are Clinical Trials Exploiting India's Poor?

Posted 09.11.2011 | World

Clinical trials have always been part of the pharmaceutical industry, but what if a large number of those trying out new medicines live below the pove...

Is Pakistan Part of South Asia? Yes!

Aparna Pande | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aparna Pande

Pakistan's Foreign Secretary's recent remarks represent a departure from years of attempts by Pakistan to deny its South Asian identity -- and link up instead with the Muslim Middle East.

Why I Care About BP's Legal Accountability

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joanne Doroshow

Twelve years ago, I got together with some consumer advocates from around the country and formed the Center for Justice & Democracy. Our mission has ...

PHOTOS: In Hungary's Wake, A Look Back At 10 Terrible Toxic Spills

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As headlines and photos pile up of the toxic sludge accident in Hungary, we're unfortunately reminded that it isn't unique. Toxic spills have a long a...

In The Public Interest: Worst Case Scenarios Really Happen

Elizabeth Hitchcock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elizabeth Hitchcock

The April 20 explosion on BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig and the subsequent ongoing leak of millions of gallons of oil have called attention to the fa...

The Oil Spill Catastrophe: Biggest Ever? Not Close.

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Ropeik

The oil spill is a catastrophe, but risks that are catastrophic scare us more than those that are chronic -- even though in many cases, the chronic risks are far bigger threats.

U.S.-Indian Nuke Transactions Go From Bad to Worse

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

Between India's elites failing to see expected returns, masses denied energy and sustainable development and U.S. plans thwarted by the Indian legislature, the India-U.S. nuclear deal has been a lose-lose-lose deal.

Closing BP's Escape Routes

Robert Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Weissman

BP generates enough cash to absorb its liabilities from the oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico. But that doesn't mean it will.

Green News Report -- June 8, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another very ...

How is Wall Street Grading the BP Oil Spill News?

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Howard Steven Friedman

Say, are you interested in a hot stock tip? I know a great oil stock that's taken a short term beating but the long term prospects look excellent.

Bhopal Chemical Disaster Victims of Bhopal gas tragedy demand cleanup

AP | ALTAF QADRI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BHOPAL, India — Hundreds of people marched through Bhopal with torches before dawn Thursday to mark the 25th anniversary of the world's worst in...

The Yes Men Rule

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Feffer

It is, like all fine gourmet water, "bottled at source." Even the French name of the water suggests elegance: B'eau Pal. But wait: B'eau Pal? That sounds rather familiar.

More to Deal with Than Just Climate: 25 Years Since Bhopal Disaster

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

The issue of toxicity and chemicals is one that lies somewhat separate from the climate discussion. While it gets lost in the shuffle sometimes, the pressure on companies to deal with it just keeps rising.

The Continuing Struggle for Justice in Bhopal

Rajeev Ravisankar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rajeev Ravisankar

While corporate bigwigs want to erase public memory of the Bhopal tragedy, major politicians wish to be post-Bhopal, in an illusory situation beyond a deeply troubling past. But for survivors, there is no post-Bhopal moment,

Democracy WOW! With The Yes Men

Sara Benincasa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sara Benincasa

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ReThink Review: The Yes Men Fix the World -- Speaking Truth by Faking Power

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Armed only with cheap suits, fake websites, a few props and nuts the size of Survivaballs, the Yes Men have become infamous for infiltrating corporate events pretending to be spokesmen for government agencies or some of the world's most powerful companies.

Too High a Price for High Octane

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The refineries in this country still using unnecessarily hazardous hydrofluoric acid must ensure their workers and the residents of their neighborhoods live to see Labor Day 2010.

The Yes Men Fix The World One Prank at a Time

Liza Weisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Liza Weisberg

In their new HBO documentary The Yes Men Fix the World, the eponymous pranksters take aim at unapologetic free market profiteers.

150 Years

Robert Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Weissman

The 150-year sentence is headline grabbing, but what should surprise us is not that Madoff got such a long sentence, but that other corporate criminals escape with no criminal prosecution at all.