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Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors (OANHSS)
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Fight to Defend Trans Fats Funded With Dark Money
Norton, Ben
Article
2015
The Intercept
A conservative Washington think tank that opposed a federal ban of trans fats has also actively campaigned against climate science and environmental regulation, and is funded by secret donors.
Follow the Money, Part 5 - The Tobacco Papers Revisited
Gutstein; Donald
Article
2014
Michael Walker, former executive director of the Fraser Institute, long denied that institute directors — the people who fund the institute’s work — can tell researchers what to do. According to thi...
Follow the Money, Part 6 - Obesity: A new role for second-hand-smoke-causes-cancer deniers
Gutstein; Donald
Article
2014
The tobacco industry has shifted its doubt-manufacturing operations to countries like Russia, Indonesia and China, where the incidence of smoking — and cancer — continues to rise. But other industries...
A freedom that we can't afford
Rightwing thinktanks profess a love of freedom, but their refusal to reveal who funds them is deeply undemocratic
Monbiot, George
Article
2011
The Guardian
Freemarket thinktanks vastly outnumber those arguing for public spending. The author suggests that these thinktanks allow corporations to exert influence on public life without showing their hand, he ...
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Media coverage is the most valuable kind of publicity there is because it is based on the news value or information value of what you do or say, and is therefore far more credible than paid publicity ...
Here's how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP bill
Gibson, Robert; Channing, Taylor
Article
2015
The Guardian
Documenting the corruption of the U.S. political system.
How Big Tobacco's lobbyists get what they want from the media
Monbiot, George
Article
2014
The Guardian
With cigarette packs on the agenda, the BBC must be asked why it lets thinktanks argue the tobacco companies' case without revealing who their paymasters are.
How to Lobby Like a Pro
MacDougall, Kate
Article
1997
Sources
To reach government with your message you need to lobby like the professionals do.
Lancashire County Council under pressure from fracking lobbyists
Rowell, Andy
Article
2015
Spinwatch
Lancashire County Council is coming under intense pressure from fracking lobbyists to approve two controversial shale gas sites in the county, a week after its own planning officers recommended refusa...
Lobbying, Capitalism And The State
Kofas, Jon
Article
2015
Countercurrents.org
Lobbies pose a threat to a modern democracy and alienate the majority of the people outside the services of lobbyists who have become a fixture in politics.
Lobbyists for the havens: ICIJ's guide to the offshore system's defenders
Chavkin, Sasha
Article
2013
ICIJ
Across the world, tax havens are under attack. Leading global organizations like the G20 and OECD have put cracking down on offshore tax avoidance at the top of their agendas. Ambitious plans for auto...
Protesters cast shadow over US billionaires' rally in the sun
Koch brothers to host rightwing politicians and business leaders to discuss how to influence politics
Pilkington, Ed
Article
2011
The Guardian
The Koch brothers' annual rally of rich Americans and rightwing media figures was hosted to raise money for anti-government think tanks and climate change denial. This year a counter rally was orgnai...
Scandal forces Cameron to give details on Tory donor dinners
Watt, Nicholas
Article
2012
The Guardian
Information has come to light that the British Prime Minister hosted private dinners in his official residences for wealthy donors.
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The Sources HotLink
Website
1996
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The Empire God Built
Inside Pat Robertson's media machine
Foege, Alec
Book
1996
A profile of the demagogue who become one of the most successful media moguls in the world.
Private Profits vs Public Policy
The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Canadian State
Lexchin, Joel
Book
2016
According to Joel Lexchin, "Given the central role that medicines play in keeping us healthy, it is essential that we understand the policy environment that governs drug development, from the initial ...
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1977
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