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Denmark Has Figured Out One Way To Foil Corporate Greed

Even if the country isn't the socialist utopia of Bernie Sanders' dreams.<p>NEW YORK -- Denmark is not the socialist utopia celebrated by Sen. Bernie Sanders during the first Democratic presidential debate in October. Just ask Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, who responded two weeks later to say …

Tickets and lunches: corporate gifts accepted by UK civil servants

Hundreds of gifts given by banks, accountancy firms and others since 2012 could raise conflicts of interest, says watchdog<p>Wimbledon tickets, iPads and Montblanc pens worth £300 were among hundreds of gifts handed to senior civil servants by corporations over a three-year period, raising potential …

You’d have to pay an exit fee to give up your citizenship. Corporations? Nada.

We all know about the famous Supreme Court decision that said corporations should be treated like people. It’s too bad that this ruling doesn’t apply to U.S. companies that give up their citizenship in order to cut their taxes while remaining in this country and benefiting from all it has to …

64% of CEOs Are Increasing Investment in Corporate Social Responsibility in 2016 - Here's Why

This post originally appeared on the MovingWorlds blog<p>According to the newly released 2016 PwC Global CEO survey, 64% of CEOs say that "corporate social responsibility (CSR) is core to their business rather than being a stand-alone program".<p>Why do CEOs care about CSR?<p><b>Because they care about</b> …

The E.U.'s Campaign Against Corporation Tax Evasion Just Hit a Roadblock

New rules to tackle multinationals’ tax avoidance should not go beyond the scope of international guidelines, European Union finance ministers said …

A Canadian corporation is busting insurance fraud with social media

Last month, Digital Journal reported the ICBC's top insurance frauds of 2015 or its 2015 Hall of Shame.<p>These consisted of false or exaggerated claims as well as staged motor vehicle accidents.<p>Although some were quite humorous, the ICBC pointed out the cost of these fraudulent claims are paid for by …

Will Self joins London ‘mass trespass’ over privatisation of public space

Author warns of ‘threat to national psyche’ as campaigners rally outside City Hall to protest at corporate takeover of streets and squares<p>The spiritual wellbeing of our cities is being eroded by the creeping corporatisation and privatisation of its public spaces, the author Will Self has …

City Halls

​26 top American corporations paid no federal income tax from ’08 to ’12 – report

Twenty-six of the most powerful American corporations – such as Boeing, General Electric, and Verizon – paid no federal income tax from 2008 to 2012, …

The British Government Can Now Record The Internet History Of Every UK Citizen

George Orwell, the British author of the ultimate dystopian surveillance novel 1984, would not be pleased with the recent legislative moves of his …

Ending the Detained Fast Track?

<i>Guest post by Jerome Phelps, Director of</i> <i>Detention Action</i><i>, a national charity that supports people in immigration detention and campaigns for change</i> …

Like Thatcher with apartheid: UK to ban public bodies from boycotting Israeli West Bank goods

‘Britain’s Conservative government is to announce next week a law that would ban local councils, student unions and other public bodies form …

Will the Investigatory Powers Bill enable hackers to access backdoors?

As the Investigatory Powers Bill wends its way through parliament, questions have been asked not just about the loss of privacy it will mean to …

Former top CIA official: Waterboarding was ‘torture’

Alvin "Buzzy" Krongard, who was Executive Director of the CIA, the agency's third most senior position, between 2001 and 2004, was asked if he thought waterboarding and painful stress positions amounted to torture.<p>He told BBC's Panorama programme: "Well, let's put it this way, it is meant to make …

Federal court tells FBI: go ahead and torture Americans, but do it outside the U.S.

Amir Meshal, an American citizen, claims the FBI falsely imprisoned and tortured him for months, but on Friday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the …

U.S. Federal Courts

Appeals court holds the FBI is allowed to kidnap and torture Americans outside US borders

The DC Appeals Court has just ruled against Amir Meshal, a US citizen who was arrested in Kenya by a joint US-Kenyan-Ethiopian law enforcement …

Judiciary

The CIA's Torture Experiment

When one of us (Lifton) studied Nazi doctors during the late 1970s and early '80s, he found that their transgressions occurred in two general areas: their coercive, often fatal, experiments on human beings; and their participation in torture and killing. He is still haunted by their descriptions, …

Neuroscience: Tortured reasoning

Books & Arts | Published: 04 November 2015<p>Lasana T. Harris<p><i>Nature</i> <b>volume 527</b>, pages 35–36 (05 November 2015) | Download …

Psychology

John Yoo: If the Torture Report Is True, CIA Officers Are at Legal Risk

A surprising admission by an attorney who was instrumental in enabling the Bush Administration's brutal interrogation practices<p>The debate over the CIA interrogation program pits critics who insist illegal torture took place against defenders who say the treatment of prisoners was legal. These …

Psychologists adjusted ethics code to Pentagon & CIA post 9/11 torture - report

The US’s leading professional psychologists’ organization helped justify CIA and Pentagon torture programs, a new 542-page report shows. The …

Former CIA Directors Disagree On Torture

"We were asked to do some very hard things."<p>A sneak peek of a soon-to-be-released documentary reveals mixed sentiments among former directors of the Central Intelligence Agency on the United States' use of torture.<p>All 12 living directors of the CIA were interviewed for "The Spymasters -- CIA In The …

Plan To Close Guantanamo Bay Prison Expected Next Week

The Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, the U.S. military prison where detainees have reported horrific accounts of abuse and torture, is finally …

Obama's Cowardly Response to Torture Revelations

The United States tortures.<p>That much became undeniably clear this week when the Senate Intelligence Committee released the executive summary of it's report on the CIA's interrogation and detention program under the Bush administration.<p>The secret's been out, but the five-year investigation exposed …

John Oliver Explains Why Torture Only Works On Shows Like ’24’

<i>Last Week Tonight</i>‘s John Oliver took his special blend of sarcasm and outrage and focused on the United States’ torture scandal. It’s a bit late, though, considering the Senate Intelligence Committee summary on CIA torture came out in December, but who really gives a damn about what the “news …

Senate Intelligence Committee

Face It: America Is Likely to Torture Again

The taboo surrounding it hasn't recovered from the Bush years—and helping to reestablish it is our generation's responsibility.<p>Is torture ethical? Should the United States torture prisoners in its custody? A generation ago, an ambitious politician would have known how to answer those questions. …

8 Cities That Show You What the Future Will Look Like

Cities used to grow by accident. Sure, the location usually made sense—someplace defensible, on a hill or an island, or somewhere near an extractable …

Meet the Artist Mining The Internet's Fears

An interview with the illustrator behind the new book Deep Dark Fears

Depersonalisation disorder: the condition you’ve never heard of that affects millions

Jane Charlton was not herself when she woke one day in April 2002, but it was more terrifying than any ordinary morning grogginess – and it did not shift for the best part of three years.<p>“It was a feeling of being fundamentally wrong in your own body,” Charlton says, attempting to describe what has …

Mental Health

Six lesser-known wonders of the ancient world

While many historical landmarks attract millions of travellers every year, these ancient sites lie off the typical tourist trail.<p>When it comes to ancient wonders, there’s more to explore than Petra, Angkor Wat and the Coliseum. So to uncover a few structures that aren’t typically on the tourist …

Archaeology