This Can't Be Happening
Sites of Interest
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A Tiny Revolution
William Blum/Killing Hope
The Distant Ocean
Welcome to the Sideshow
Mark Crispin Miller
Crooks and Liars
Black Agenda Report
The Raw Story
Iraq Vets Against the War
Blues and Dreams
Bright Terrible Spirit
In her work, Tarbell exposed the dark underside of corporate deal-making, the series of interlocking directorates and manipulations which had allowed John D. Rockefeller to build the oil leviathan and dominate the American market.
But let's try to look at this dispassionately -- not as a human rights issue but as a PR disaster, ranking right up there with the 1982 discovery of cyanide in Tylenol capsules. Think of this as a case study in a corporate Crisis Communication course: How is The Gap handling the problem, and could it do better?
But the truth is that LappÃ© has succeeded, masterfully.
Got this in the mail this am. The more things change the more they stay the same eh, Respect by any other name.
The main reason he should go is the telling of lies about the incident.
â€˜Iranâ€™, â€˜Israelâ€™, â€˜Destroyâ€™, â€œNuclear Weaponâ€™, â€˜WWIIIâ€™, â€˜Knowledgeâ€™, â€˜Preventionâ€™ - Bush
Traffic shoots way up, debate rages, people come from far and near to look on or weigh in. However, write a post about innocent people being slaughtered in Somalia -- with American bombs, American death squads, and American money fueling an act of aggression by a brutal dictator -- and nobody notices. Traffic sinks, there's no reaction; the dogs bark and the caravan moves on. "I just find that interestin'," as Ross Perot used to say.
Utterly desperate situations have arisen whereby US clients rule with an iron fist, making prospects for a meaningful democracy sit at an all-time low.
Siegelman's case, among others, was taken up October 23 in a House Judiciary Committee hearing on selective prosecutions.
But we must remember that everything associated with capitalism is about marketing: making the people believe that things and events are the opposite of what they really are, and creating artificial wants that neither benefit the individual nor society, while simultaneously embellishing corporate profits.