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Shell Oil Leaves ALEC, Is Still Terrible (Climate Change, Arctic Drilling)

August 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

ALEC, or the American Legislative Exchange Council, is a major force behind the scenes in the effort to stall official policies that would combat climate change. Shell’s extraction from ALEC is part of a larger ongoing effort to position the company as concerned about the environment, responsible, and supportive of efforts to mitigate climate change. Don’t believe it for a [...]

The Marriage of a Corporation and a Person (Short Version)

January 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

From Billy Talen via Google+ WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE MARRY CORPORATIONS? Here is our marriage of the comely activist to a phalanx of Super Pacs at the NY Stock Exchange, recently purchased by an Atlanta company fronting for big banks. The exchange in other words swallowed up in its own avarice… ANYWAY, WHAT’S IN THIS COFFEE? We are all of us confronted with the reality of the comic metaphor in this film. We are at the altar with collective identities that inside them submerge the personalities of thousands of actual people (who mean well and are trying to make a living); who gather [...]