This video from the USA is called Foreign Policy & War Profiteering.
From the BBC:
31 March 2011 Last updated at 16:25 GMT
Boeing subsidies illegal, says World Trade Organization
US aircraft manufacturer Boeing received at least $5.3bn (£3.3bn) in unfair aid from Washington, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has concluded.
The subsidies included money for research and development from the Nasa space agency, a panel of international trade judges has ruled.
Last year the WTO said that Boeing’s arch rival Airbus had received illegal aid from European governments.
The two companies have been at war over state aid for almost six years.
And both taxpayer-fattened fat cat corporations are nut just “at war over state aid”. They are literally at war with that state aid, as their weapons kill people in bloody Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and elsewhere.
US aviation investigators are still working to ascertain what caused the fuselage of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300 passenger jet to rupture at 34,500 feet on Friday: here.
Labor Board Rules Boeing Moved Plant to Retaliate Against Union Workers: here.
The US government’s industrial relations watchdog faced off against Boeing in a Seattle court on Tuesday over allegations that bosses have taken illegal action against staff members: here.
Boeing Co. told directors two years ago that locating a 787 Dreamliner plant outside the Seattle area would help gain the upper hand with unions even as it brought extra costs and risks, corporate documents show: here.
Southwest Airlines finds more cracks in Boeing fleet: here.
The Link Between War and Big Finance. Kevin Zeese, War Is A Crime.org: “Americans are recognizing the link between the military-industrial complex and the Wall Street oligarchs – a connection that goes back to the beginning of the modern U.S. empire. Banks have always profited from war because the debt created by banks results in ongoing war profit for big finance; and because wars have been used to open countries to U.S. corporate and banking interests. Secretary of State, William Jennings Bryan wrote: ‘the large banking interests were deeply interested in the world war because of the wide opportunities for large profits”: here.
USA: Dina Rasor, Truthout: “I am continuing our series of solutions for the Department of Defense (DoD) with a look at how the government keeps track of companies that have engaged in misconduct when awarded lucrative government contracts. This is specifically a problem for the DoD, because when you look at the top 100 contractors, the majority with high numbers of misconduct are companies that work with the DoD. This is not surprising because procurement oversight in the DoD is weak, and many of the companies know that if they get caught doing something wrong, they can declare a national security need and will probably get a follow-on contract or other contracts in the future”: here.
Gary Therkildsen and Gary D. Bass, Truthout: “Today, the Unites States Air Force relies on a fleet of aerial refueling tankers – overwhelmingly comprised of the jet-powered, Eisenhower-era KC-135 Stratotanker – to project power around the world. The Air Force has consistently evaluated the aircraft to be flight-worthy until 2040, in spite of its age. A decade ago, while suffering through the tumultuous financial upheavals caused by the 9/11 terrorist attacks, defense contractor Boeing Co., with the support of the Air Force, convinced the Pentagon to begin replacing its refueling fleet early. The plan was for the DoD to lease a bundle of Boeing’s commercial jets redesigned as tankers, financially aiding the defense contractor along the way”: here.
Federal Agency Rules Boeing Can’t Move Plant to Avoid Union: here.