Court Admits It Was Wrong to Prohibit Newspaper From Publishing Details on Gas Company’s Pipe Safety

By: Tuesday September 23, 2014 6:57 pm

A circuit court in Alabama has admitted it committed an error when it issued a temporary restraining order against an Alabama newspaper to halt the media organization from publishing a document on an Alabama gas company’s pipe safety. The Alabama Gas Corporation (Alagasco) took legal action on September 17 and sought a temporary restraining order [...]

SEC Opposes Cunning Effort of Corporations to Deprive Whistleblowers of Protection

By: Thursday February 20, 2014 5:44 pm

The Securities and Exchange Commission has gotten involved in a whistleblower lawsuit against Siemens by a former employee. The lawsuit is being brought under the anti-retaliation provision of the Dodd-Frank Act. Corporations have increasingly argued that employees who wish to make claims have to go to the SEC and cannot have only reported fraud or [...]

WikiLeaks Reveals Provisions of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Where Countries Oppose United States

By: Wednesday November 13, 2013 11:22 am

There are twelve countries that have been involved in the ultra-secretive process of negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Six hundred corporate advisors have been given access to the text of this so-called free trade agreement while the public has been deprived of reading what is being negotiated on behalf of corporations. But that secrecy has [...]

Film Review: ‘At Any Price’ Explores What Corporatization of Agriculture Has Done to the Family Farmer

By: Sunday May 5, 2013 11:48 am

The American Dream leads most Americans to believe they are entitled to prosperity and success. Some feel they are more entitled to that prosperity and success than others. Some also are more willing to toil for that prosperity and success. If one is handed down prosperity and success, there is an even greater weight to [...]

Live Blog for #OccupyWallStreet: Day Two

By: Sunday September 18, 2011 10:28 am

Yesterday was the first day of Occupy Wall Street, an action inspired by occupations that have taken place in Egypt, Greece, Spain and other countries over the past months. FDL’s The Dissenter has been covering the action live since it began and will continue to cover especially as significant developments happen. The summary for Day [...]

Gaddafi Hired International Firms to Spy on Libya Uprising

By: Tuesday August 30, 2011 12:13 pm

Muammar Gaddafi (photo: BRQ Network) The Wall Street Journal has a report in today’s newspaper on how Muammar Gaddafi hired firms from around the world to help his regime spy on Libyans. The article that appears in the newspaper is behind a paywall but other news organizations are publishing details in their own posts. Here’s [...]

US Park Police Seek to Intimidate Oil Pipeline Protesters

By: Sunday August 21, 2011 9:53 am

Three participants in the Civil Disobedience Action, wait to be processed in front of the White House on August 20th, 2011. (photo: Tar Sands Action) A major two-week action involving daily sit-ins at the White House against the granting of a permit for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline began Saturday. Just over seventy people [...]

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