The story so far..., May to August 2020

Since February of this year, every Monday we've been publishing a new episode in a series entitled EXPOSED! where we seek to expose government misconduct and corporate malfeasance, resulting in invasion of individuals basic rights, exploitation of disadvantaged groups and wide-scale environmental destruction, mostly always in the pursuit of power, money or both.

In this second omnibus edition, we are reproducing the second 11 stories in the series, many of the companies and institutions covered are household names, many are generics for their respective industries/segments. Some is historic, much is more recent. We will constantly update the articles and attempt to provide alternatives or courses of action to allow you to avoid or protest the products and acts of the EXPOSED! ones.

Some, if not all of this material (all gleaned from the public domain) should horrify you. And if you don't know, you cannot act!

Episode 14: Big Oil and the slippery slope... first published May 17th 20th 2020

EXPOSED! Big Oil feature on the damage caused by major oil corps
In this week’s edition of EXPOSED! I’m taking a look at an industry that’s about as dirty as it gets, literally and figuratively...from the tar pits of Azerbaijan to the shale fields of Canada, via the oil war battlegrounds of the Middle East to the choking pollution over major urban centers and the…

Episode 15: China's Belt and Road Initiative - Debt-Trap Diplomacy, first published May 24th 2020

EXPOSED! China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Debt-Trap Diplomacy.
In this week’s edition of EXPOSED!, where I look into the misdeeds and dodgy dealings of the corporate state, it is worth remembering that sometimes nations, or their ruling elites, are often as guilty as any single company, if not more so. The PRC’s recent trade initiative is one such instance... …

Episode 16: Milking it... first published June 1st 2020

Exposed! feature on multinational malfeasance and powdered milks
In this week’s EXPOSED! article guest writer, Jenny Ross, takes a look at the murky world of artificial milk and the lengths that multinationals will go to in order to wean babies off their mother’s milk... > “Can a product which requires clean water, good sanitation, adequate family income and a l…

Episode 17: Sanctions & Central Banks, , first published June 8th 2020

EXPOSED! Sanctions & Central Banks are failing currencies and citizens
In this week’s edition of EXPOSED!, I take a look at a number of countries where economic mismanagement is fueling crypto mass adoption... As Venezuela grapples with an economic crisis that has plunged people’s lives into chaos, Bitcoin and cryptocurrency use there remains far above other countries…

Episode 18: The PRC's Social Credit System, first published June 15th 2020

EXPOSED! Digital Totalitarianism The PRC’s Social Credit System
In this week’s edition of EXPOSED!, where I look into the misdeeds and dodgy dealings of the corporate state, once again we return to a nation state that rivals even the murkiest of multinational malfeasance... > “Allow the trustworthy to roam freely under heaven while making it hard for the discre…

Episode 19: Peter Thiel and the art of the deal, first published June 22nd 2020

Exposed! Peter Thiel and the art of the deal
In the EXPOSED! series of articles which we publish every Monday, just to get your week off to a flying start, we look at the actions and activities of governments and corporations that seek to profit illegally, invade our privacy, circumvent laws, you name it. Two weeks ago, we looked at a situat…

Episode 20: The Great Firewall of China, first published July 6th 2020

EXPOSED! The Great Firewall of China...locking info out or people in?
In this week’s edition of EXPOSED!, where I look into the misdeeds and dodgy dealings of the corporate state, once again we return to a nation state that rivals even the murkiest of multinational malfeasance... Well known for its Great Firewall, the Chinese government has many years of experience w…

Episode 21: Double Whammy Tax Dodgers, first published July 13th 2020

EXPOSED! Corporate tax dodgers win lucrative government contracts
I’ve written previously in decentralize.today about how tech giants get away with avoiding paying taxes across the globe despite huge sales turnover. Yet this hasn’t stopped governments from getting cozy with them through the issuance of huge contracts. Amazon for instance, has been accused of pay…

Episode 22: Watching the watchers, first published July 20th 2020

EXPOSED! NSA - who watches the watchmen?
One would have thought that after the Snowden revelations, the NSA might have cleaned up its act and stopped abusing the rights of citizens both in the USA and abroad. But this is not so.

Episode 23: Bilderberg, first published July 27th 2020

EXPOSED! Bilberberg debating society or conspiracy reality?
> “Unaccountable technocratic elites and billionaire globalists lobbying their ministers and party leaders behind closed doors.” ~ Charlie Skelton’s Bilderblog The Bilderberg meeting was an annual conference which started in 1954 and was initially held at the Hotel de Bilderberg in Oosterbeek in th…

Episode 24: Microsoft Again, first published August 3rd 2020

EXPOSED! Microsoft Again second expose on US surveillance contracts
Well, it’s a hard job but someone has to do it. So Microsoft have stepped up to the plate and thrown their corporate weight and technical expertise behind mass surveillance. No, they are not helping out the Chinese or the North Koreans but through partnerships and collaborations, they are facilitati…

24 episodes to date and we're only just over the halfway point in 2020!

And in case you need to see more or you missed it, here is part 1 of this year's Ominbus...

EXPOSED! Corporate and governmental wrongdoing - omnibus edition
The story so far...part 1, February to May 2020 Since February of this year, every Monday we’ve been publishing a new episode in a series entitled EXPOSED! where we seek to expose government misconduct and corporate malfeasance, resulting in invasion of individuals basic rights, exploitation of disa…