monopolies

Bayer-Monsanto Merger: Endangering Our Health, Food, Farms & Planet

Bayer-Monsanto Merger: Endangering Our Health, Food, Farms & Planet

February 1, 2019

The US Department of Justice finalized its approval of the Bayer and Monsanto merger. A new monopoly will be created over agricultural pesticides and industrial seed production, with farmers locked into industrial farming and of our health endangered

Corporate Tax-Break Subsidies: Boosting Monopolies, Fueling Inequality

Destroying the Myths of Market Fundamentalism

November 25, 2018
Greg Leroy, Executive Director of Good jobs First, speaks at the forum, “Destroying the Myths of Market Fundamentalism,” held in Washington DC, on October 19, 2018

European Union Fines Google $5.1 Billion, While Trump ‘Protects Monopolists’

July 20, 2018

The EU’s Google fine should have been imposed a long time ago, but it comes better late than never. Meanwhile, the Trump administration continues to side with monopolies, leading to worse outcomes for US consumers, says former financial regulator Bill Black

AT&T-Time Warner Proposed Merger Earns Nearly Universal Panning

October 31, 2016

Comcast’s purchase of NBCUniversal is a cautionary tale for consumers when it comes to media monopolies, says Professor Victor Pickard

Peter Drahos on the WTO TRIPS Agreement: IPR Linked To World Trade

October 26, 2016
Peter Drahos explains the implementation of the World Trade Organization TRIPS Agreement that linked intellectual property rights to trade which turned the multilateral trading system into a global platform binding nations in a legal framework protecting transnational corporate rights to privatize life & knowledge

Arms Manufacturers Influence GCC and US Foreign Policy

April 15, 2013

Larry Wilkerson: Six big arms monopolies profit from tension and war; promote a strategic vision that favors their short term commercial interest