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The Cooperative Business Model is one that will put money and power back into the hands of people while strengthening communities in the process. The UN named 2012 as the “international year of cooperatives.” According to the UN, nearly 1 billion people worldwide are co-op member-owners. According to the UN, co-ops are expected to be […]
The Washington Post Company is accused of using tactics including employment termination, criminal prosecution and civil suits in order to silence and intimidate future whistle blowing by employees. As a result of these tactics, Ben Wilcox, who was the former director of legal studies at Washington Post Company’s Kaplan University, was sentenced to prison on […]
For 14 years, Chiquita Brands International has been linked to guerrilla groups and the right-wing paramilitary group AUC in Colombia. These groups would protect Chiquita Brand International and in turn Chiquita paid them. In March 2007, Chiquita pleaded guilty to paying over 1 million dollars and illegally distributing guns to these groups. Their punishment was […]