The tyrant’s lobbyist
Emma Hughes reveals the interests behind an influential UK lobby, the European Azerbaijan Society

Biocrass
Biofuelwatch gave spoof awards to polluters for the ‘biomess’ they’ve made. Oliver Munnion reports

Damage limitation: shining a light on Bell Pottinger
Kara Moses and Tara Clarke explain why they glued themselves to the front door of one of the UK’s most influential public relations firms

Canary Wharf: the dark tower
This month the sterile steel of Canary Wharf will play host to anti-G8 protests. Daniel Turi of Occupy London gives us the lowdown on the speculators’ skyscrapers

EDF’s abuse of power
Power company EDF hit the headlines by threatening to sue climate campaigners for £5 million. Ewa Jasiewicz, one of the protesters, explains why they targeted the company

Getting rich on disability denial
Debbie Jolly reports on US insurance giant Unum, whose ‘biopsychosocial model’ is being used to justify the devastating cuts in disability benefits

G4S: Private muscle for hire
G4S's Olympic failure hasn’t stopped the government from handing it more services, Tim Hunt reports

The bankers’ friend
Who controls the taxpayer-owned bailed out banks? Michael Moran and Karel Williams investigate

No sleep (or soup) for the homeless
Westminster Council’s plans to criminalise homelessness are not the first time it has tried to rid the borough of the poor, writes Ellie Schling

Discrediting Britain
Nick Dearden explains how the Export Credits Guarantee Department puts corporate profits above human rights

Atos: tick-box tyranny
Tim Hunt looks at Atos, the company charged with assessing who should receive disability benefit

New radicals
Lorna Stephenson looks at the US ‘Tea Party’ movement

Back to business as usual
Hugo Radice looks at the Tories' so-called Office for Budget Responsibility and its role in the coalition's cuts agenda

Fiscal fire-raisers
Three Credit Ratings Agencies hold huge and unaccountable power over the economic policies of whole countries, says Paul Cotterill

International Money Fiends
The International Monetary Fund devastated the developing world - and now it's targeting eastern Europe, writes Nick Dearden

PR for the rich
The 'Taxpayers' Alliance' has become a ubiquitous commentator on tax and government spending. Clifford Singer finds out who they really are

Biotech bonanza
Last year's global food crisis made millions for agro-giant Monsanto. Tim Hunt fails to find any redeeming features in this corporate behemoth

The oil and gas bank
The Royal Bank of Scotland has long ploughed money into fossil fuels - but now we own it, shouldn't it stop? Kevin Smith looks at the campaign to get the bank to take responsibility for climate damage

FIT for purpose?
SchNEWS swings a long lens towards state surveillance

The foul stench of Firestone
Slavery isn't dead, writes Robtel Neajai Pailey. Its modern-day variant is just found on a different kind of plantation

The high cost of calling
From its sourcing of materials to its disposal of toxic waste, with the whole production process in between, the mobile phone business is repeating the same discredited practices as longer established industries. Dave Sambrook reports

Keeping it in the family
Now it’s official. Big spending Hillary Clinton is seeking to take the US presidency back from one dynasty to another. Lucia Green-Weiskel reports

Dancing to a corporate tune
It takes two to tango in the lobbying game - the lobbyist and the public official being lobbied. So pick your partners for the Worst EU Lobby awards. Owen Espley of the Corporate Europe Observatory reports

Britain’s global power empire
What is the British government doing promoting electricity privatisation in the developing world? John Hilary reports on the government-owned multinational power company Globeleq

Business buys the G&Ts
Summer schools for ‘gifted and talented’ teenagers are attracting growing corporate sponsorship. Does it matter who those sponsors are? Rosie Walker says it does

Every Lidl hurts
The super-low prices of Lidl, Europe's answer to Wal-Mart come at a cost: the rights, wages and dignity of the company's workforce. Chris Leach reports

“Whiplash” Wilko
Mark Barnsley reports on the high-street hardware store growing fat on the profits of prison slavery