Tag Archives: corporate greed

Rep. Young (IA 03) Said He “Didn’t Know” He Got $5,000 From Monsanto

Challenger Austin Frerick asked incumbent Representative David Young for his position on the Monsanto-Bayer merger.  “The merger, if not stopped, would result in two companies — Monsanto-Bayer and Dow-DuPont — controlling about three-quarters of the U.S. corn seed market. ”  … Continue reading

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Third District Candidate Austin Frerick Calls On Greenfield And Young To Oppose Bayer-Monsanto Merger

And now a word from Austin Frerick, candidate for U.S. Congress in Iowa’s third district.  Sign up for Austin’s Rurally Good Newsletter here.  Unlike many campaign mailings, Austin’s communications are not silly, patronizing, political red meat presented as a pretext … Continue reading

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Breaking The Grip of Corporate Ag on Rural Iowa

Jefferson County Farmers and Neighbors, Inc. P.O. Box 811, Fairfield, IA 52556 jfan@lisco.comhttp://www.jfaniowa.org • 641-209-6600 Award-winning agricultural journalist Alan Guebert on Breaking Free of Corporate Ag – JFAN Annual Meeting Factory farming has a stranglehold on rural Iowa, … Continue reading

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The Costs of Business Subsidies

by Ralph Scharnau Today all levels of government—municipal, county, district, state, and federal—try to entice businesses to relocate, expand, or simply continue operations. The commonplace incentives to new or existing businesses include tax cuts/exemptions, rebates, monetary awards, and waiving/easing regulations. … Continue reading

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How People Power Defeats Corporate Power

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The Corporate Power Henry Wallace Warned Us About

If you haven’t yet, after viewing the video, read the Lewis Powell Memo (the Powell Manifesto) here  

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The Republican Plan To Take Down Your Government

This is an excellent must read article by Matt Sinovic, Director of ProgressIowa, originally published in the Des Moines Register. When did we stop trusting in our government? The government isn’t some distant, unknown group. It’s “us, you and I” … Continue reading

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How Local Communities Are Dismantling Corporate Rule

Is a Truly Sustainable Society Achievable As Long As Corporate Rights Outstrip the Rights of People? Community Rights Presentation Paul Cienfuegos National Community Rights Educator Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 7 PM Iowa City Public Library, Room A You will learn: … Continue reading

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McChesney, Nichols: Billionaires Do Not Care About Us

Try not to get too depressed by the bummer title of Robert McChesney and John Nichols’ new book, People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy. They say we just have to do two things:  (1) … Continue reading

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Failures Of Unrestrained Capitalism Fueling Sanders Campaign

Farron Cousins makes the case that Bernie’s popularity with young people is because they’ve seen the worst of unrestrained American capitalism.  

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