Americans Are Distrustful Of ‘Big Business’: Is Change In The Air?

(MintPress) – According to a Jan. 17 Gallup poll, only 35 percent of Americans are satisfied with corporations, a rebound from 2011 of 6 percent. The vast majority of Americans feel that corporate interest, the size of corporations and corporations’ control over the political process is out of hand. Of those questioned in this poll, […]

This is a Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 file photo of a pedestrian passes a branch of HSBC bank in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

(MintPress) – According to a Jan. 17 Gallup poll, only 35 percent of Americans are satisfied with corporations, a rebound from 2011 of 6 percent. The vast majority of Americans feel that corporate interest, the size of corporations and corporations’ control over the political process is out of hand. Of those questioned in this poll, most responded

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The Cost Of Industry: Do Regulations On The Oil And Gas Industry Need To Be Strengthened?

(MintPress) – In New Hampshire, two giants of the petroleum industry — ExxonMobil and Citgo — are in court, fighting allegations that they are responsible for the cost of cleaning up widespread groundwater contamination due to the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE). The state is seeking $700 million to monitor and treat contaminated […]

John Magel of Wetherfield pumps gas at a CITGO station in Wethersfield, Conn., Thursday, April 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

(MintPress) – In New Hampshire, two giants of the petroleum industry — ExxonMobil and Citgo — are in court, fighting allegations that they are responsible for the cost of cleaning up widespread groundwater contamination due to the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE). The state is seeking $700 million to monitor and treat

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The New Poor: The Changing Realities Of Poverty And Underemployment In Modern America

(MintPress) – The British novelist J.K. Rowling once said of her experiences with poverty, “Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It meets a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts that is something on which to pride yourself but poverty itself is romanticized by fools.” America’s perceptions […]

George Lamb, a homeless man, looks for used clothes at Sacred Heart Community Center in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

(MintPress) - The British novelist J.K. Rowling once said of her experiences with poverty, “Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It meets a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts that is something on which to pride yourself but poverty itself is romanticized by

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International Day For Privacy, Citizens Fight Back Against Surveillance

(MintPress) – The hacker collective Anonymous announced the upcoming International Day for Privacy over the weekend, an online event expected to draw thousands of online actions to protest the proliferation of state surveillance and eroding citizen freedoms. “Privacy of the people is suffering more and more outrages, we should not tolerate it. Cameras are everywhere, even […]

Protesters with Guy Fawkes masks demonstrate on March 31, 2012 in Vienna, Austria with a replica of a coffin marked "Privacy" against data retention. (Photo Ronald Zak/file)

(MintPress) – The hacker collective Anonymous announced the upcoming International Day for Privacy over the weekend, an online event expected to draw thousands of online actions to protest the proliferation of state surveillance and eroding citizen freedoms. “Privacy of the people is suffering more and more outrages, we should not tolerate it.

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Administration Faces Uphill Battle Against Congress On Gun Control

(NEW YORK) MintPress – After a very long week of meetings with myriad groups on various sides of the gun control issue, a federal task force is set to present its recommendations to President Barack Obama on Tuesday. Vice President Joe Biden, who oversees the “Gun Violence Commission,” said the proposals will serve as a beginning. […]

Tucson police officers catalog a gun outside a police station in Tucson, Ariz. Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013 during Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik's gun buyback program, asking people to turn in their guns for a $50 gift certificate to a grocery store. (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff)

(NEW YORK) MintPress – After a very long week of meetings with myriad groups on various sides of the gun control issue, a federal task force is set to present its recommendations to President Barack Obama on Tuesday. Vice President Joe Biden, who oversees the “Gun Violence Commission,” said the proposals will serve as a beginning. “This doesn’t

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11 Years Of Gitmo: Human Rights Abuses And Broken Promises

(MintPress) – Hundreds participated in demonstrations across the U.S. Friday calling for Washington to close the Guantanamo Bay prison on the 11th anniversary of the illegal facility’s opening. With 167 detainees remaining in the extrajudicial facility, human rights advocates are pushing President Obama to make good on one of his key campaign promises, to close a […]

Under the statue of former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower outside the U.S embassy in central London, a protester dressed as 'Guantanamo Bay prison detainee' in orange jumpsuit and a plastic bag on her head as a hood, participates in a play called 'Closing Down Torture Airlines' during a demonstration, Sunday June 25, 2006. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

(MintPress) – Hundreds participated in demonstrations across the U.S. Friday calling for Washington to close the Guantanamo Bay prison on the 11th anniversary of the illegal facility’s opening. With 167 detainees remaining in the extrajudicial facility, human rights advocates are pushing President Obama to make good on one of his key campaign

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