Over 100 killed in Bangladesh factory fire
Scores of workers have been killed in a blaze at garment factory, in one of Bangladesh’s worst industrial disasters. The tragedy puts a spotlight on labour conditions worldwide.
Starbucks exposed for avoiding millions in tax
Despite making billions of pounds in coffee sales, Starbucks have paid next to nothing in tax. No laws have been broken, but customers are furious all the same.
Competing views on capitalism clash in US
It is ‘Convention Season’ in the US, and the presidential election race is heating up. Amid the fiery speeches, a fundamental debate has sparked into life: over the future of capitalism itself.
Rapiers out as Obama accuses Romney of lies
Six weeks ago, Republicans chose super-capitalist Mitt Romney to take on Barack Obama in the US presidential election. Now, with accusations flying, the campaign has taken an ugly turn.
Capitalism the battleground for bonus season
In a big speech yesterday, UK prime minister David Cameron promised to push for more ‘responsible’ capitalism. Meanwhile, a firm of investment bankers shared £8 billion in pay and bonuses.
Speech relaunches Labour as party for ‘tough times’
UK opposition leader Ed Miliband has outlined a ‘new approach’ for his Labour Party, promising fairness even when money is tight. It is the latest in a long history of political shifts.
‘Occupy’ protests go worldwide on day of rebellion
Occupy Wall St has become an international movement. Protestors took to the streets in cities all over the world this weekend to demand the end of corporate privilege and social injustice.
Q&A: Controversial Latin leader returns in triumph
With his defiance of the West, Hugo Chavez has become an iconic political renegade. He has major influence in South America, but are men like Chavez the region’s future – or its past?
Rage as ‘greedy bankers’ take bonuses
Despite widespread blame for our economic woes and a renewed outbreak of banker bashing, top financiers are due for another bumper year.