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Published by | By Tyler Fox | Thursday, August 8, 2019

Hundreds of climate activists broke through a police line at RWE’s Garzweiler lignite coal mine in North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany, demanding government take action against climate change. The protesters successfully halted operations for 45 hours by occupying the mine and chaining themselves to train tracks.

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Published by CorpWatch | By Tyler Fox | Monday, July 15, 2019

The algorithms that make social media addictive have become powerful mechanisms for drug dealers to peddle prescription-only medicines and banned substances. One of the more popular tools for pushers is Instagram where dealers market drugs like Adderall, Oxycontin and Xanax, used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, pain and anxiety respectively.

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Published by CorpWatch | By Tyler Fox | Thursday, May 2, 2019

When Amazon shareholders convene for their annual general meeting in Seattle later this month, they will be asked to vote on whether the company should continue to sell facial recognition software to government agencies. The vote was organized by a small group of shareholders, led by nonprofit Open MIC.

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Published by CorpWatch | By Pratap Chatterjee | Thursday, January 25, 2018

New York city is the latest U.S. city to bring a lawsuit against Purdue Pharmaceutical and other companies involved in manufacturing and distributing prescription painkillers, known as opioids. Some 250 such lawsuits have been filed alleging that deceptive industry marketing practices have caused opioid overdose deaths to skyrocket.

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