The prime concern of the US government is the security of state power and the corporate sector, but not the security of the American people, states Noam Chomsky, the prominent American political commentator, Institute Professor emeritus in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. According to the professor, security "in the normal sense" should not be a basic factor in policy formation.
American firms like Delta Airlines, Apple, and AT&T Inc. among other heavy hitters in the industry are lobbying state lawmakers nationwide claiming laws perceived as anti-gay are bad for business. In fact, some companies are encouraging legislators to veto particular bills which would permit companies to refuse to sell or provide services to gay and lesbian individuals for religious reasons.
In an exclusive interview with The Voice of Russia, legendary filmmaker Gianni Converso, director of the critically acclaimed documentary Open Pit, talks about the consequences of corporate greed, social and environmental consequences of open pit mining and the influence of corporate money on politicians.
Media have exposed a link between GMO crop producer Monsanto and Blackwater, a US private military company that has been contracted to spy on the corporation’s many adversaries among anti-genetic foods activists.
A 9-year-old American girl is making headlines after publicly grilling McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson for “tricking” children into eating junk food, which has sent US obesity rates skyrocketing over the past few decades.
Sorcha MacLeod, a Lecturer from the School of Law at the Sheffield University in the UK, shares her take on the rise of corporate influence and the chances of local governments to rein it in.
According to FBI Counterintelligence Assistant director Frank Figliuzzi, "the current FBI caseload shows that secrets worth more than $13 billion have been stolen from American companies - often by insiders or former insiders at the companies that have been victimized."
VOR’s Ric Young talks to Eleanor Bloxham , the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Value Alliance Company and the Corporate Governance Alliance, a board and senior executive education, information, and advisory firm, about the golden parachutes that many of American CEOs are getting, some of them topping one hundred million dollars.