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July 14, 1912 – Birth of Singer and Political Activist Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie was born on this day in history in Okemah, Oklahoma. He became a singer-songwriter whose musical legacy includes hundreds of political songs. He frequently performed with the slogan “This machine kills fascists” displayed on his guitar. Woody left … Continue reading

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“The Great White Short?” Canada Is the World’s #3 Destination for Activist Short Selling

Recently, Activist Insight released a report on activist short selling. Activist short selling is when investors publicly bet on a stock going down in value. Among other interesting trends, the report shows that Canada ranks number 3 in the world … Continue reading

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Activist Investor Daniel Loeb Intensifies Pressure on Nestlé to Reorganize

In his latest salvo in a battle to reform the Swiss conglomerate, Mr. Loeb criticized the board for acting too slowly and urged it to split the company in three. Read more detail on Recent Business Law posts – Justia … Continue reading

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Activist Shareholders Trading on the Blockchain: Is the Prized Secrecy Compromised?

Background: Registered Shareholders and Beneficial Shareholders While a registered shareholder holds its shares directly with a company and can be contacted through its transfer agent, a beneficial shareholder does not have the shares registered in its name. Instead, a securities … Continue reading

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Judge Orders Release of Immigrant Rights Activist Ravi Ragbir

On January 26, Manhattan judge Katherine Forrest ordered the release of immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir. Ragbir, the executive director of the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, was arrested on January 11 and set to be deported soon … Continue reading

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