- On one side, a pack of lawyered-up marauders claim their rights as persons one day and deny their culpability the next. On the other side, living beings seek relief from the jackals.
- Claiming they can’t be held liable for human rights abuses, corporations reach a new height of hypocrisy.
- BP Settlement Sells Out Victims
- Billions of $$$ for Facebook, but what about human rights?
Joel Bleifuss, In These Times
A man wearing a T-shirt advocating the boycott of Shell oil stands next to another carrying a poster of Ken Saro-Wiwa during a rally in Nigeria in 2005. Hundreds marched in remembrance of civil rights activist and environmentalist Saro-Wiwa, who was executed for spearheading the struggle against environmental degradation of Ogoniland. (Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images)
Were it not a matter of life and death, it would be amusing to watch the Supreme Court contort itself–and the Constitution–in slavish fealty to Corporate America.
In June, the Court’s Republican majority is expected to rule that, under international law, corporations are not people. And as such they cannot be held responsible for their complicity in the gross abuse of human rights.
BP Settlement Sells Out Victims, Greg Palast, Mudflats
- BP now has to pay no more than proven damages. It’s like telling a bank robber, “Hey, just put back the money in the vault and all’s forgiven.”
- There's so much corrosion, mendacity and evil covered up by this settlement deal that I hardly know where to begin.
- Is the $7.8 Billion BP Oil Spill Settlement a Bad Deal for Gulf Residents and Businesses?
- Feds Let BP Off Probation Despite Pending Safety Violations
Billions of $$$ for Facebook, but what about human rights? Elisa Massimino, Human Rights First
- Tech companies may try to pretend they are neutral in these battles, but when it comes to Internet freedom, there's no Switzerland. If you're not protecting activists, you're aiding their oppressors.
- Privacy, Free Expression And The Facebook Standard