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Alexei Dymovsky, who became widely known after speaking out on video-sharing site YouTube in November, has been charged with fraud and corruption. Mr Dymovsky, from southern Russia, had already been fired from his job. He had earlier said the authorities wanted to silence him and get revenge for what he had done. In the video, he spoke out about corruption and illegal activities within the police force in his home town, saying he could no...

2010-01-22

 Russia police corruption YouTube
In today's Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Court ruled that corporations should be treated the same as "natural persons", i.e. humans. Well, in that case, expect the Supreme Court to next rule that Wal-Mart can run for President...

2010-01-21

 USA bribe election manipulation politics business corruption Greg Palast
From tech stocks to high gas prices, Goldman Sachs has engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression - and they're about to do it again...

2009-07-13

 Goldman Sachs bank manipulation crisis economy corruption politics
The U.S. Federal Reserve's framework is a corrupt one in that its regional banks are managed by board members who are officers from the very private institutions they are designed to govern, says Nobel economist Joseph Stiglitz...

2010-03-15

 Federal Reserve bank USA corruption
Study claimed in 2009 that sea levels would rise by up to 82cm by the end of century – but the report's author now says true estimate is still unknown...

2010-02-21

 sea global warming climate change pseudoscience fraud corruption science false ocean glacier
European criticism of the World Health Organization's handling of the H1N1 pandemic intensified Friday with the release of two reports that accused the agency of exaggerating the threat posed by the virus and failing to disclose possible influence by the pharmaceutical industry on its recommendations for how countries should respond...

2010-06-04

 medicine health conspiracy corruption flu pandemic epidemic politics drug WHO junk science
US lawmakers have voted to cut almost $4bn in aid to the government of Afghanistan, after allegations of corruption.

2010-07-01

 humanitarian aid Afghanistan corruption USA
The head of the American Association of Professors has accused BP of trying to "buy" the best scientists and academics to help its defence against litigation after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill...

2010-07-22

 bribe science BP oil spill Gulf of Mexico corruption environment disaster
A US federal watchdog has criticised the US military for failing to account properly for billions of dollars it received to help rebuild Iraq. The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction says the US Department of Defence is unable to account properly for 96% of the money.

2010-07-27

 Iraq bribe corruption USA invasion mismanagement military
Nigeria will file charges against former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and officials from five foreign companies including Halliburton Co. over a $180 million bribery scandal, a prosecutor at the anti-graft agency said.

2010-12-01

 Nigeria Dick Cheney Halliburton corruption oil drilling USA politics president George W. Bush
New rules are being drafted to improve transparency in EU institutions, but the intensity of lobbying in the internet age makes the "Brussels gravy train" image hard to shake off. The anti-corruption organisation Transparency International says about 3,000 lobbying groups have offices in Brussels...

2011-03-04

 corruption Brussels European Union transparency lobbying politics Belgium