Harvard Medical School in Ethics Quandary

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NEW YORK TIMES– In a first-year pharmacology class at Harvard Medical School, Matt Zerden grew wary as the professor promoted the benefits of cholesterol drugs and seemed to belittle a student who asked about side effects. Mr. Zerden later discovered something by searching online that he began sharing with his classmates. The professor was not only a full-time member of … Read More

Northrup Grumman Profits Up 50%

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SD UNION TRIBUNE– Northrop Grumman Corp. on Wednesday said its first-quarter profit rose almost 50 percent, boosted by higher sales of military products like aerial drones and a larger contract for a satellite-based tracking system. The No. 2 defense contractor seems largely insulated from the recession, which has hurt earnings at other U.S. manufacturers like Boeing Co., Caterpillar Inc. and … Read More

Behind Blackwater Inc.

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PROJECT CENSORED– The company that most embodies the privatization of the military industrial complex—a primary part of the Project for a New American Century and the neoconservative revolution is the private security firm Blackwater. Blackwater is the most powerful mercenary firm in the world, with 20,000 soldiers, the world’s largest private military base, a fleet of twenty aircraft, including helicopter … Read More

Blackwater Founder Implicated in Murder

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(Video Below) NATION– A former Blackwater employee and an ex-US Marine who has worked as a security operative for the company have made a series of explosive allegations in sworn statements filed on August 3 in federal court in Virginia. The two men claim that the company’s owner, Erik Prince, may have murdered or facilitated the murder of individuals who … Read More

After Bailout, AIG Executives Went to Resort

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WASHINGTON POST– Less than a week after the federal government offered an $85 billion bailout to insurance giant AIG, the company held a week-long retreat for its executives at the luxury St. Regis Resort in Monarch Beach, Calif., running up a tab of $440,000, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) said today at the the opening of a House committee hearing about … Read More

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