Bush juggling Iraq, Asia at Aussie summit

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — President Bush is cutting short his stay at this year’s Asia-Pacific summit, but the fact that he’s going — at a pivotal moment in the debate over his Iraq policy — is meant to show he’s not neglecting the neighborhood. President Bush arrives in Australia Tuesday with many issues on his […]

Bush threatens to militarily “confront” Iran

by Bill Van Auken In his second foreign policy speech in less than a week, President Bush Tuesday portrayed the ongoing US military occupation in Iraq as part of a broader regional struggle to defend vital US interests against “radicals and extremists.” Contained in this speech was the explicit threat of widening the US war […]

Hostile Takeover: The Corporate Control of Society and Human Life

by Stephen Lendman Large transnational corporations are clearly the dominant institution of our time. They’re preeminent throughout the world but especially in the Global North and its epicenter in the US. They control or greatly influence what we eat and drink, where we live, what we wear, how we get most of our essential services […]

Twenty Things You Should Know About Corporate Crime

by Russell Mokhiber This is the text of a speech delivered by Russell Mokhiber, editor of Corporate Crime Reporter to the Taming the Giant Corporation conference in Washington, D.C., June 9, 2007: Twenty years ago, Corporate Crime Reporter, a weekly print newsletter, was launched.From the beginning, the most popular feature of Corporate Crime Reporter has […]

NAFTA: Kicked Up a Notch

by Laura Carlsen The North American Free Trade Agreement is the world’s most advanced example of the U.S.-led free trade model. It’s not just about economics any more. The expansion of NAFTA into the Security and Prosperity Partnership reveals the road ahead for other nations entering into free trade agreements. It is not a road […]