Big Pharma, Big Oil and Big Banks Meet the Definition of Terrorists

Common threads persist throughout definitions of terrorism: violence, injury or death, intimidation, intentionality, multiple targets and political motivation. Big pharma, big oil and big banks meet them all.

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Various definitions of terrorism have been proposed in recent years, by organizations such as the FBI, the State Department, Homeland Security, and the ACLU. Some common threads persist throughout the definitions: violence, injury or death, intimidation, intentionality, multiple targets, political motivation. All the criteria are met by

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Big Oil Already Netted $25 Billion From GOP Tax Cuts

The so-called Tax Cut and Jobs Act slashed the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to just 21 percent—a 40 percent reduction.

President Donald Trump pitches his Tax Cuts and Jobs Act at the Andeavor oil refinery in North Dakota on September 6th, 2017. (Photo: WhiteHouse.gov)

The oil and gas industry benefitted to the tune of billions of dollars from the Trump tax cut bill... And you didn't. That's how the Center for Biological Diversity responded to a new analysis published Tuesday, which shows how the fossil fuel industry has saved $25 billion so far—"with many more billionaires more to come"—from the Republican tax

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Congress, Big Oil Collude to Charge Anti-Pipeline Activists as Domestic Terrorists

It appears that many members of Congress are more concerned with expanding the definition of domestic terrorism to include dissenting voices to powerful industries than they are with cracking down on actual incidences of domestic terror that claim innocent American lives.

In late October, over 80 members of the U.S. House of Representatives signed a letter urging U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to consider domestic terrorism charges for activists who damage pipelines or disrupt their construction. The letter, drafted by Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) and co-signed by numerous other representatives, asserts that, while

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The Oil Siege Is Over, “The Cartel” Looks East

Oil prices are rising. The low oil spell that started in 2014 has concluded. This sudden rally, like its sudden decline, is not accidental.

Vehicles pack a main road during rush hour in Beijing. China, which overtook the U.S. in late 2010 as the world's largest oil importer, has the single biggest influence on global demand for fuels. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

(Analysis) — Oil prices are back up and rising. The low oil spell that started in 2014 has concluded. This sudden rally, like its sudden decline, is not accidental.  The new situation has definite implications for the ongoing international tension.   Who Sets The Oil Prices? Way back in January of 2008, Donald Trump was interviewed by

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California Contends With Catastrophic Crude Oil Spill

Up to 105,000 gallons may have leaked out in the oil spill, and up to a fifth of that amount — 21,000 gallons — reached the sea.

The oil sludge coated boots and shovels of a volunteer worker are seen as he cleans up an oil contaminated beach.

The oil sludge coated boots and shovels of a volunteer worker are seen as he cleans up an oil contaminated beach. GOLETA, Calif. — More than 6,000 gallons of oil had been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast in a cleanup effort that is now going 24 hours a day, officials said, but

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‘Big Oil Playbook’ On Display In Small Town Tar Sands Fight

Industry-backed opponents show up en masse at local meeting, forcing tar sands vote to be rescheduled.

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Exemplifying tactics outlined in a new report that dissects the oil industry's efforts to influence the tar sands debate, members of a Big Oil front group packed a city council meeting in South Portland, Maine, on Monday night, forcing the meeting to be rescheduled. The council was slated to take its first vote on the Clear Skies Ordinance,

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