Teacher’s Pension Fund Involved In Brazilian Land Grabbing Scandal Had Unreported Ties To Number Of Special Interests

An investigation has revealed that the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association—College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF, now TIAA)’s ties to a land grabbing scheme in Brazil had previously unnoticed connections to the Clinton Foundation, Senator Elizabeth Warren, the Open Society Foundation and Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway Group. The land grab occurred at the same time as a leadership reshuffle at the TIAA and contributed to a worsening situation where poor Brazilians were forced off of their land and activists seeking to stand in the way are increasingly being threatened and in some cases, murdered.
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Starbucks, the Apple of Coffee

Starbucks recently caught some flak when the company stepped up its virtue marketing by publicly vowing to hire 10 000 refugees, signalling opposition to the Trump administration’s 90-day-travel-ban. With Republicans all over the country now boycotting the brand, even though Starbucks made the same vow in 2015 regarding veterans, one could say that move backfired. Continue reading “Starbucks, the Apple of Coffee”

The Art Of The New Deal: How Trump Is Using Mexican Company Cemex’s Concrete To Build The Wall And Profit Both Countries

The press has been ablaze with reports that Mexico is stonewalling against Trump’s demands that they pay, in one form or another, for the wall. Some speculate that the wall will not be built at all. But research by Disobedient Media indicates that not only will the wall be built, but that it has strong support among certain Mexican business interests such as cement producer Cemex who has been actively lobbying to ensure that Trump and his allies take office and begin construction. Continue reading “The Art Of The New Deal: How Trump Is Using Mexican Company Cemex’s Concrete To Build The Wall And Profit Both Countries”