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Inside the Tyson Foods Empire

May 2, 2005 - Last week, Tyson Foods -- the Arkansas-based poultry and meatpacking conglomerate -- announced a $1.5 million settlement with the SEC for making "misleading or inadquate disclosures" about payments and perks showered on top executives, especially former senior chairman Don Tyson.

15 Workers a Day

April 29, 2005 - Today is Worker's Memorial Day, our time to remember the 15 workers who die every day on the job, largely because of dangerous working conditions. The following post from Confined Space is long but worth the read. And as Mother Jones said, "pray for the dead, and fight like hell for the living."

U.S. Poll: "Get Out of Iraq"

April 29, 2005 - Anti-war progressive activists are routinely denounced by the media, pundits, and others -- including Democratic leaders -- for taking a position that the U.S. should get out of Iraq.

Good Times for Big Oil

April 29, 2005 - As we've noted before, these may be tough times for regular folks filling up at the pump -- but things couldn't be better for Big Oil.

Betrayal

April 28, 2005 - The Memphis Flyer denounces the five Tennessee Democrats who voted for the bankruptcy "reform" bill (a "Christmas gift" to credit card companies, according to one opponent) as betrayers