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DeSmogBlog: The Big Waffle? New Report Exposes Corporations That Try to Split the Difference on Global Warming

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We hear a lot about the Koch brothers. And before them, we heard a lot about ExxonMobil.

In other words, we all know the names of the corporations, and the corporate leaders, who have sought to undermine public understanding about global warming—for instance, by supporting think tanks that misrepresent the science . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: The Big Waffle? New Report Exposes Corporations That Try to Split the Difference on Global Warming

DeSmogBlog: U.S. Chamber Hits The Road To Promote "Oily" Highway Transportation Bill

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A bitter fight has erupted in Washington, D.C. in recent weeks surrounding the fate of a much-needed transportation and infrastructure bill. Congressional Democrats wanted to pass a bill that would fund projects to help rebuild roads and bridges, but Republicans were against the idea.

So, in an attempt to get . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: U.S. Chamber Hits The Road To Promote "Oily" Highway Transportation Bill

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: US spy operation that manipulates social media –

Military’s ‘sock puppet’ software creates fake online identities to spread pro-American propaganda

guardian.co.uk, Thursday 17 March 2011by Nick Fielding and Ian Cobain

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/mar/17/us-spy-operation-social-networks

Related Post:U.S. Chamber of Commerce plots against “opponents”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has been working with “private security” and lobbying firms to attack and undermine “opponents”.

The companies involved are, among . . . → Read More: Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: US spy operation that manipulates social media –

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: US spy operation that manipulates social media –

Military’s ‘sock puppet’ software creates fake online identities to spread pro-American propaganda

guardian.co.uk, Thursday 17 March 2011
by Nick Fielding and Ian Cobain

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/mar/17/us-spy-operation-social-networks

Related Post:
U.S. Chamber of Commerce plots against “opponents”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has been working with “private security” and lobbying firms to attack and undermine “opponents”.

The companies involved are, among others, Hunton and Williams, whose attorneys solicited private security firms HB Gary Federal, Palantir, and Berico Technologies (Team Themis collectively) to develop a sabotage campaign against certain “opponents”.

The private spy company investigated members of the family, including children, of the so called U.S. Chamber of Commerce “opponents”.

Aaron Barr, an executive at HB Gary Federal circulated emails and documents with personal lives details and even photos of the opponents’ family including their children.

Details were revealed by one of the targets of the action – ThinkProgress.org.

In an email from Aaron Barr to Hunton & Williams attorney John Woods, he points out to the need of reducing exposure so that he won’t be identified and shows how Woods and another fellow Hunton attorney Richard Wyatt are “vulnerable” in social media.

The three security companies – Palantir Technologies, HBGary Federal and Berico Technologies – were also implicated in a plot to target the online whistleblower WikiLeaks and some of its prominent supporters

Full Article at ThinkProgress.org

http://thinkprogress.org/2011/02/10/chamberleaks-target-families/
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