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The (Temporary) End of Globalization (tags)

Protectionist measures could lead to losses of prosperity and increase the pressure to introduce more measures. Before the 2008 crisis, world trade grew over 6% per year (now 2%). Why must US consumers pay more for imports from the EU? Why are European consumers punished?

Consumer Bureau Escapes Congress Action to Remove Prepaid Rule (tags)

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) escaped a May 11th deadline for Congress to void a rule designed to give prepaid card users similar protections as debit card users.

Drug Industry Bandits (tags)

drugs

Scotland Banks Growing GM Crops (tags)

GMOs

Senate Caves on Fast Track (tags)

trade

Anti-Consumer DARK Act Legislation (tags)

GMO labeling

Russia Bans GMOs (tags)

GMOs

Obamacare Designed as a Scam (tags)

Obamacare

Southern California Swarms to Save the Bees in Solidarity with Honey Bee Day Around the Gl (tags)

Los Angeles joins “Bee Against Monsanto” to #SwarmTheGlobe #SaveTheBees to bring awareness to the importance of the bee, the dangers of pesticides, and the continuing threat of Colony Collapse Disorder to the bee population and our food supply.

Meet Obama's New HHS Chief (tags)

Obamacare

Disturbing Obamacare Surprises (tags)

Obamacare

Healthcare.Gov Still Troubled (tags)

Obamacare

Obamacare Restricts Choice of Hospitals and Doctors (tags)

Obamacare

Consumers Abandoning Healthcare.gov (tags)

healthcare

Shameless NYT Defense of Obamacare (tags)

anti-war

Philippine campaign against high electricity rates snowballs (tags)

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Thousands of electricity consumers from 55 cities and municipalities from 15 provinces and 10 regions are expected to stage a multi-form protest on November 22, dubbed as “National Day of Action against Epira (Electric Power Industry Reform Act), high electricity rates and privatization of the power industry.”

Legislative Alert: Legislation Attempts to Impose New Internet Sales Tax (tags)

On Tuesday, the Senate agreed to begin debating a small business tax bill (S.2237) that some say could boost job creation. Unfortunately, Senators Mike Enzi (R-WY), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) have expressed plans to offer an Internet Sales Tax amendment. This amendment would make it much harder for entrepreneurial small business retailers to use the Internet to serve consumers across America, and raise the prices consumers would face when they shop from small businesses online.

Renewable energy solution to oil price hikes (tags)

Manila, Philippines: Akbayan Party today urged the Aquino administration to push for renewable energy as a long term solution to oil price hikes. Akbayan lawmaker Walden Bello said that the spiraling cost of fuel should send alarm signals to the government and stress the urgency of pushing for renewable energy to address the country’s energy needs.

Why Blade Runner? Your Thoughts and Memories Are Not Your Own (tags)

While we may not have been directly implanted with Eldon Tyrell's niece's memories, our DNA reeks of Horatio Alger and our own bootstraps.

Proposed FCC Media Consolidation Rules (tags)

media

Electric cars suck? (tags)

They have a limit range of maybe 65 miles and they are very expensive compared to normal cars with the Volt costing $40,000. I suspect that many tree huggers who thought they were buying a car that used clean electricity to power it will be disappointed when they discover that dirty coal fueled power plants produce the energy they use to charge their allegedly clean electric car.

PHILIPPINES: High price of electricity is anti-women, anti-poor (tags)

MANILA, Philippines ? In a society where women are mostly in-charge of managing the household budget, higher electricity rates mean additional burdens and deeper indebtedness for Filipino women, especially those who already find it hard to make ends meet.

Philippine Congress asked to suspend interest for ?corrupted debts? in 2012 budget (tags)

MANILA, Philippines ? On the last few days of the budget committee hearings, a debt watchdog has asked the House Committee on Appropriations to follow President Benigno S. Aquino III?s example by suspending interest payments for ?corrupted debts and deals? in the proposed 2012 national government budget.

Illegal Labor on the Farm Produces Big Profits for Agribusiness (tags)

NAFTA induced illegal immigration is providing agribusiness corporations with incredible profits, while legal workers and consumers reap few rewards. At some point people need to face the reality that the U.S. must withdraw from and repeal NAFTA!

Supreme Court Lets Corporations (tags)

corporatism

USDA; Try "Coexistence" w/ Monsanto; HELL NO! (tags)

Scientific studies show increasing links between consumption of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and severe health risks, yet under Obama's USDA censorship remains business as usual. Lack of truth in labeling of GMO products deprive consumers of freedom of choice and the right to know what is in the food we are eating. Instead of protecting consumers, the USDA becomes the "long arm of Monsanto" by protecting their unregulated experiments on consumers in North America and elsewhere by exposing people to GMO products against their knowledge and consent.

Legislation for Greater Agribusiness Empowerment (tags)

food safety off the table in these bills

BBZ Resource Management screws people with fraudlent gas vouchers (tags)

Troy Warren moves from Search Big Daddy to BBZ Resource Management and is using that company to screw people selling fraudlent gas vouchers

HR 2749 - A Stealth Agribusiness Empowerment Act (tags)

Obama targets small farmers for destruction

Fear of the Great Depression (tags)

The acute danger exists of a self-reinforcing downward spiral from deflation, increasing debts and new problems in the financial sector..Degenerate banks must be closed by the state in a controlled way. Politics must try to reduce the uncertainties of consumers.

The Case for Socialism (tags)

The world today is undeniably chaotic — war, abject poverty, and unimaginable wealth exist side by side. In an attempt to explain the current social turmoil, some have resorted to religion and apocalypse, while others place the blame on the few bad apples that held positions of power as the economy slid into destitution. And then there are those who blame conspiracy, immigrants, or a society-wide lack of morality. All of the above explanations seem to be missing a crucial ingredient. A simple observation should be central to any explanation of the current economic crisis: There are huge surpluses (or overproduction) of houses, cars, food stuffs, and many other products that millions of people desperately need, but cannot afford to buy. This is the essence of the problem.

GREECE. Why ravage? (tags)

We are slightly annoyed by the fact we are commodities

Save LA Public Access (tags)

I found this during a web search - it's a couple days out of date, but it's important information. Contact the person in the article for more information.

Genetically Modified Animals (tags)

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just moved a step closer to allowing companies to create genetically engineered animals. The FDA is proposing to allow the creation of animals that will be used to produce medicine, organs for transplant, meat or genetically engineered pets; and experiment subjects.

Alert: FDA OKs Irradiated Spinach, EPA Sued 4 B Collapse Cover-up (tags)

Latest issue of OCA newsletter "Organic Bytes" alerts consumers about FDA approval of irradiated spinach, and features the lawsuit against the EPA for covering up the bee colony collapse. Other articles include victory gardens to support food independence.

Toll plans continue to put special interests above public good (tags)

Nowhere is the fight against toll roads stronger than in the state of Texas. In fact, Texas is the NATIONAL frontier for the fight against Bush and Gov. Rick Perry's plan for the Trans-Texas [Mexico and Canada] Corridor.

Robert Reich's "Super-Capitalism: How the Economy Undermines Democracy" (tags)

When everyone talks about stocks and consumption, what happens to social responsibility and public welfare? We suffer under a schizophrenia. The consumer in us opposes the worker. Businesses cannot be socially-responsible because they serve only one goal-maximization of profit.

DoJ argues against net neutrality, says - trust us (tags)

By Nate Anderson | Published: September 06, 2007 - 03:53PM CT

Exposing ExxonMobil's GW Disinformation Campaign (tags)

Besides the Bush Administration's efforts to withhold and distort science on global warming, Exxon, who today released earnings figures that broke their previous record for profits by any corporation in history, has been paying many pseudo-science hacks to argue the facts and keep the public confused. Here is a comment from Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on the matter.

Multiple choice (the brazilian way)... (tags)

He revoked, in practical, the law of usury, from years 30, by “forgetting” in a drawer, the papers that characterized as unconstitutional the provisional decree, that in the year 2000, authorizeed interests on interests on consumers financings.

Brazil: Supreme Federal Court. Too Slow...Why? (tags)

Now the organization "Brazilian Citizens for a Democratic Society" promises prosecute the ministers for billions of "reais" in harms caused to millions of brazilian consumers.

Elections Are Over, Gas Prices Are Up (tags)

The 2006 Election results have been posted within the past few days and gasoline prices have already begun to show increases throughout the entire State of California and in some areas prices have increased 10 to 15 cents. Alexander says, “The greatest challenge Americans are facing to stop rising gasoline prices is not being organized to demand lower prices at the pumps. It is unfortunate that America’s one party system is keeping the nation divided on this front to protect the oil giants.”

Metal In your Food, Metal In Your Drugs (tags)

Making the population more responsive to the radiant arsenal....

Lt. Gov. Candidate Wants to Economize Gasoline (tags)

The crusader against rising gasoline prices, Stewart A. Alexander, is opposed to a California proposition on the State’s November ballot, to tax gasoline, because he believes it will not prevent gasoline price gouging at the pumps. Instead Alexander is proposing to introduce a program that he has identified as the, Friendly Petroleum Producers Program, to help provide relief at the pumps for consumers and the trucking industry.

Bad Solutions to Health Care Problem (tags)

The topic of just what is Big Insurance is too often left out of Health Care debates.

CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY RIGHTS THREATENED BY BIOTECH INDUSTRY (tags)

Please help prevent and stop the endangerment of our food supply by genetically engineered foods, organisms! Please see the message below from the Organic Consumers Association and take action to help stop this new 'Monsanto Law.' If you are not familiar with the many problems with genetically engineered foods, etc., please also see the links below for more information.

Networking: Gamers get satisfaction (tags)

The filthy rich do nothing but play games on their mobile phones all day.

US Hispanic Direct Response Marketing Returning Big Rewards (tags)

There’s been a shift in the DRTV responses over the last few years – what used to be strictly an English speaking audience has changed considerably. Half-hour paid program purchases in the U.S. are coming from both English and Spanish speaking consumers reaping generous rewards.

Protest Telecom Rip-offs (tags)

CPUC Decision Leaves Consumers Unprotected, Community Representatives To Protest Upcoming Vote

“Recycle Your Money” - Report Back from the Anti-Mall (tags)

This Winter’s 2005 Anti-Mall was held at the South Central Farm on December 18th.

South Central Farm - Anti-Mall This Sunday (tags)

December 18th 2005 11:00 – 3:00 pm.

Sub-Committee Hears Legislation That Could Dismantle Community Access TV. (tags)

House Subcommittee on Commerce hears legislation that could severely damage local community access TV. Community media advocates call for intensification, in the coming weeks, of efforts to defeat this legislation.

Consumer Shock at the Pump (tags)

Life was disrupted when the world faced the first oil price crisis in the winter of 1973. People in the southern US are experiencing this today.. Around a quarter of US production was lost through the hurricane.

Richard Berman (tags)

Richard Berman claims to help the average consumer. In fact, he works for corporate America.

Wireless World: SBC and remaking AT&T (tags)

A story about the merger of SBC and AT&T.

Eli Lilly is Scum (tags)

Global Leadership Conference 2005: Chairman Sidney Taurel tells company leaders that "we must maintain our sense of urgency" in carrying out the 2005 priorities while adapting swiftly to the demands of a tough, ever-changing environment. (Urgent because we are sinking like a ton of Bricks) (Tougher for LLY to lie their way out. The evidence is mounting against them.) (Swiftly, because consumers are fed up with LLY Crap &Lies) Taurel emphasized those messages in opening and closing comments at the annual global leadership conference (GLC). More than 150 Lilly leaders from around the world attended in Indianapolis.

Wireless World: Cell phone '411' worries (tags)

Recycling old computer parts (tags)

Mercury, cadmium, lead. All these end up in your drinking water because of improperly disposed technology. Cellphones, too, whose construction is tearing apart Africa and leading to massive contamination, loss of habitat, and animal extinction. Office Depot will take compiuter parts for recycling until Labor Day.

"I want to f--k with Nevada for a while" (tags)

"This was not a smoking gun, this was an audio tape of the bullet coming out of the chamber, hitting the victim and the killer standing over the body and laughing about it." -- Russ Campbell, Nevada Power Company attorney

CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS - ALERTS PUBLIC TO KIDS RING RECALL! (tags)

CHILDREN'S RING RECALL - CONTAINS LEAD!

the Taco Bell Truth Tour set to hit LA and OC one more time (tags)

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers set the dates for the next major Taco Bell boycott action at Taco Bell Headquarters in Irvine, CA

Caught in Consumerism (tags)

"Consumers ultimately copy the advertising, competition and achievement society produced by politics and the media and see no possibilities for exodus from this money- and success pressure..In Karl Polanyi's words, the market society is totalitarian."

WalMart and Big Brother (tags)

Where is this invasion of privacy going to end??? Well its not if action is not taken!!!

Dressed Like Dixie Chicks Protesters to Hit Clear Channel the *Poster Child *for FCC Dereg (tags)

On Thursday, May 29--just four days before the Federal Communications Commission votes on a proposal to radically deregulate the media--free speech advocates and media consumers will protest at Clear Channel Communications radio stations in seven cities, including Los Angeles, to draw attention to the problems that resulted from the last media deregulation.

An Anti-Commercial Manifesto (tags)

"Consumo ergo sum" - I consume therefore I am. Advertising confirms that the possession and use of goods brings happiness. The more goods are produced and consumed, the more happiness..Millions who hunger for feelings are fed..consumer products.."

Antitrust Victory for Consumers - (tags)

Consumers won a major antitrust victory on Monday when a federal judge ordered Microsoft to distribute Sun's Java programming language in its Windows operating system.

Consumers On Strike Against the War (tags)

Oklahoma activists have launched Consumers On Strike Against the War. They are advocating that people target an economic attack on the white collar big money psycopaths running our economy and government (collectively known as the War Party) by spending less money and shifting their remaining purchases to locally owned, independently operated, businesses and cooperatives or collectives.

CAUGHT AT CORRUPTION (tags)

TWO ARTICLES: ENRON'S GLOBAL RAPE OF CONSUMERS. SHORT PIECE QUOTING REUTERS; A LONG PIECE WITH THE SORDID DETAILS. THE LONG PIECE WAS POSTED TO INDYMEDIA 31 JULY, THE REUTERS PIECE BROKE 5 AUGUST.

This book will make you furious (tags)

The 'Black Book on Brand Corporations' by Klaus Werner finally provides consumers with an insight in the unscrupulous practices of renowned and popular global players.

“ATTACK OF THE CLONES” HITS SANTA MONICA VON’S (tags)

As part of a National Day of Action, Consumers in over 100 Cities Leaflet and Protest Outside Safeway (Von’s), Shaw’s, Publix, Food Lion and Food Emporium

Jeanne Merrill Confronts CEO and President of Safeway Supermarkets Steven Burns (tags)

Jeanne Merrill from Greenpeace stood up in a large crowd on April,23 at The M.I.L.K.E.N.Conference in Beverly Hills,CA and presented CEO of Safeway Steven Burns with "The Unsafeway Award"for Unsafe and Untested Genetically Engineered ingredients in the Safeway name brand products.The Crowd Applauds!She asks "Are consumers really in the drvers seat"? The majority of consumers want to know what is in a product. With no labeling of GMO`s your rights have been violated.

Consumers, Passengers, Pilots & Flight Attendants: Federalized Air Security (tags)

Organizations Representing Consumers, Passengers, Pilots and Flight Attendants Urge Congress to Federalize Aviation Security. Groups Call for Standardized Procedures, Trained and Motivated Security Workers.

Blackouts and $3.00 A Gallon Gas This Summer (tags)

U.S. gasoline prices have soared to their highest level in more than a decade.Most oil and energy companies are reporting record earnings in their recent quarterly reports. Most consumers in the United States are paying record high prices for energy.

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