Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Exposing the One Percent: Freeport McMoRan Exploits Workers and the Environment | Project Censored

As the Occupy Movement emerges across the US and around the world, a prime example of greed and exploitation is occurring with very little coverage in the global corporate media. Members of the global top one percent are killing striking workers and using raw military power to protect their billions of dollors of annual profits. And the highest levels of US Government encourage and protect the exploiters...

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by Peter Phillips and Kimberly Soeiro

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