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Al Gore speech...

By R. Neal
October 6, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal Here's a great speech given by Al Gore yesterday on the threat corporate controlled media poses to democracy. In his opening he says "American democracy is in grave danger" and that "it's almost as if America has entered an alternate universe."

Poverty on the march

August 30, 2005 - By R. Neal A new report by the Census Bureau says that the number of people living in poverty in the U.S. has increased by 1.1 million since 2003:

Bank of Wal-Mart?

August 15, 2005 - In its latest bid for world domination, Arkansas-based Wal-Mart has announced it plans to open a financial services arm. The bank, headquartered in Utah as an industrial charter bank (ILC), would offer credit and debit cards to help grease sales at Wal-Mart stores -- talk about synergy -- but could expand into mortgages and loans. Wal-Mart Watch offers more background:

The Wal-Mart Tax

August 12, 2005 - The national advocacy group Wal-Mart Watch has a useful new round-up of data on the hidden costs to the public of Wal-Mart economics.

Special Report: From Woolworth's to Wal-Mart

July 30, 2005 - [With the battle over Wal-Mart heating up nation-wide, we're happy to share an article offering a interesting new look on the issue by Facing South/Southern Exposure contributor Jordan Green. Jordan's piece, which appeared in this week's Facing South email newlsetter and YES!

Facing South: Big Energy and Wal-Mart

July 29, 2005 - Our latest Facing South email newsletter is out, spreading like kudzu to thousands of email inboxes across the world. If you're not already on the list, sign up now using the form to the right. It's free! To give you a taste, here's the always-popular Institute Index from this issue: