This is how the pharma industry turns horse blood into profits

September 25, 2016

It sounds almost too twisted to be true: across Argentina and Uruguay, horse blood farms are raising horses so their blood can be extracted and sold for profit to pharmaceutical companies.

 

Nestlé: compensate the victims of the Tampaco Foils fire!

September 23, 2016

Earlier this month at least 34 workers died in a fire that ripped through a factory in Bangladesh. The fire was so fierce it took fire crews 36 hours to extinguish — and rescue workers still couldn’t enter the building afterwards for fear it would collapse. Crews are still clearing through the rubble.

Demand that Nestlé and BAT compensate the… more

McDonald’s: Put antibiotics out to pasture!

September 13, 2016

Tell McDonald’s to stop contributing to antibiotic resistance by cutting the use of medically important antibiotics in its global beef, pork and poultry supply chains.

Southern rail is a disaster. Let’s bring it back into public hands.

September 13, 2016

This must be a joke: the UK government just handed out £20 million to shore up privately-run Southern rail. Enough is enough. Let’s get Southern rail back into public hands, where it can be run for passengers, not for profit.

A child in Bangladesh has been tortured to death at the textile factory he worked in

September 12, 2016

Textile factories in Bangladesh supply some of the world’s biggest clothing corporations with cheap clothing. But, because there’s little transparency in their supply chains, there’s no way of knowing whether the shirt you’re wearing now was made in the factory Sagar worked in. Tell H&M, Gap and Asda to prove their clothes aren’t made in Sagar’s factory.

Apple’s secret tax evasion just got exposed

September 3, 2016

After an exhaustive investigation, the European Commission found that Ireland’s tax arrangements with Apple are illegal. Tell Apple to pay up!

76 Samsung workers died because of a secret that would ruin its bottom line

August 30, 2016

Samsung hid this terrible fact about how it makes its phones and now workers are dead. Tell Samsung to compensate the victims now!

Canada’s health care system is under attack. But we can save it.

August 29, 2016

Dr. Brian Day, better known as “Dr. Profit,” launched a reckless challenge to the B.C. Supreme Court aimed at allowing for-profit, U.S-style delivery of medically necessary services.

We’re getting ready to hold a major press conference at the courthouse next week — and we need your help to deliver a stack of petitions fatter than Dr. Day’s profits.

Send Big Tobacco a message in Canada

August 27, 2016

Plain packaging works. That’s why we need to make it law in Canada. It’s time to make it happen!

Mylan just hiked the price on life-saving EpiPens

August 26, 2016

EpiPens have saved the lives of countless children all over the world. But the pharma corporation that owns it has deliberately boosted its price by over 500%.