corporate monopolies

BRANDS OWNED BY BIG, CORPORATE WINERIES: A MASTER LIST TO SEE IF A BRAND IS INDEPENDENT OR PART OF A BIG, HULKING WINERY — SECOND HALF 2018 UPDATE

Wine industry consolidation has continued at a rapid pace in the last 2 years. Over 80% of Sonoma and Napa wineries are now corporate entities and profits go out of our area.    BRANDS OWNED BY BIG, CORPORATE WINERIES: A MASTER LIST TO SEE IF A BRAND IS INDEPENDENT OR PART OF A BIG, HULKING […]

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Hailed as ‘Heroes’ During Pandemic, Retail Workers Stripped of Hazard Pay While Companies Rake in Massive Profits

“The 15 biggest retailers in the U.S. reported a combined $14.6 billion increase in profits during the 2020 fiscal year, compared with fiscal year 2019. The nine companies which have halted hazard pay and employee bonuses entirely reported $10.5 billion more in profits this year. ….Of the 15 largest retailers, only Costco, Publix, Home Depot,

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About those trade deals being negotiated: Trump allows pharma lobbyists to write trade deal

As currently written, NAFTA 2.0 requires signatory countries to give pharma corporations at least a 10-year monopoly period on biologic drugs, which they often price at over $100,000 per person per year. This is referred to by many cancer patients as a “Death Sentence Clause” because it makes it impossible for them to get more

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Media Release: Tacoma, WA, Group Files First Amendment SCOTUS Petition to Protect Local Ballot Access

Communities fight back against corporate interests: “The people of Tacoma were denied a basic democratic right – the right to petition their government and the right to vote. We are looking to the U.S. Supreme Court to not only undo the bad decisions regarding the initiatives of Save Tacoma Water but also to protect under

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A ‘Commitment to Reclaim Our Lands and Our Future’: 100+ Groups Mark ‘Day of the Landless’

“The neoliberal restructuring of agriculture,” added the coalition, has contributed to a situation in which the vast majority of the world’s agricultural land is in the hands of a wealthy few—despite the fact the vast majority of farms are held by small holders. It is these small farmers “who actually till and enrich the lands

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Trump has sold out the farmers who voted for him — and now they’re racing toward calamity

Support your local farmers “And now comes Trump’s trade spat with China, which has collapsed the market and prices for grain farmers. Overall, farmers’ profits have fallen by almost half in the last five years. Farm debt, bankruptcies, sales and suicides are rising towards the calamitous levels of the 1980s farm crisis, and concentrated corporate

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