Nestlé’s Blatant Misconduct Shows Us the Darkness of Capitalism

Tuesday, 7 February 2023 — CoverAction Magazine

By Ashley Gjøvik


From inventing the need for mass-scale baby formula leading to the deaths of infants, to redirecting much needed water from impoverished areas to bottle and sell back to the same communities, to exploiting child labor and slavery, Nestlé will stoop to any moral low to make a buck.

[This article inaugurates Ms. Gjovik’s new column for CovertAction Magazine spotlighting the abuses of U.S. multinational corporations worldwide.—Editors]

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Media to Trump: Don’t Cozy Up to Dictators–Unless They’re the Right Dictators

17 May 2017 — FAIR

New York Times: Trump Embraces Another Despot

The New York Times (5/1/17) is critical when Trump embraces a despot not on the Approved Despots List.

After a series of friendly gestures by President Donald Trump toward Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte and Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi over the past few months, US media have recoiled with disgust at the open embrace of governments that ostensibly had heretofore been beyond the pale.

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NACLA Update 1 April, 2010 – Argentina: Fathers of the Disappeared / Mexico Merida Initiative

Argentina: Fathers of the Disappeared by Joel Richards
Most are in their 80s. They include an optician, a pilot, a teacher, a bank clerk, and a lawyer. Privately, they all suffered the loss of a son, daughter, or, in some cases, two or three children, during the repression of the military dictatorship that ruled Argentina from 1976 to 1983. And during this year’s 34th anniversary of the 1976 coup, Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner honored four of them for their human rights work during the past three decades.

Mexico Backslides on the Merida Initiative’s Human Rights Conditions
by Kristin Bricker
Mexico’s Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of a legal reform that limits the amount of information the federal Attorney General’s Office (PGR) must hand over to the government’s National Human Rights Commission (CNDH). The CNDH argues that the new law impedes its access to evidence with investigations into PGR officials, especially from the Federal Ministerial Police, who have allegedly committed many human rights abuses in the war on drugs. Washington, however, has taken very little notice of this lack of “transparency and accountability,” even though it is one of the human rights conditions included in the Merida Initiative.