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Well, US megacorps have never been some sort of monolith, but rather have been segmented according to their various, competing, far-flung interests. And one of the mitigating factors for labor has been capital's centrifugal tendencies. If only we understood how to exploit that fact in an organized manner.

US corporations doing business with Germany when the US entered the war in 1941 (and this article doesn't mention the privileged, complex entanglements of finance capital):

"The year following the end of World War II, GE stood accused of criminal conspiracy with Krupp, a major German munitions firm. Their partnership artificially raised the cost of U.S. defense preparations while helping to subsidize Hitler’s rearmament of Germany. The arrangement continued even after Nazi tanks smashed into Poland. GE was not alone among U.S. big business in having cordial, profitable arrangements with the corporations of Nazi Germany. Kodak, DuPont and Shell Oil are also known to have had business dealing with Germany. Due to a recent reparations case, the activities of General Motors and Ford..." http://www.ranknfile-ue.org/uen_nastybiz.html
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   Louis Proyect wrote

Friction with Russia only sharpened after Ukraine and Syria erupted. Despite Roger Annis, Stephen F. Cohen, Mike Whitney, David Duke, Michel Chossudovsky, Robert Parry, Noam Chomsky, Diana Johnstone and Marine Le Pen, the American ruling class did not view Putin in the same way it viewed Brezhnev. Remember that George W. Bush referred to Putin as Pooty-Poot and that Hillary Clinton called Assad a reformer. Plus, Exxon was partners with Russian energy companies in massive exploration projects. Not to speak of these bastions of American capitalism doing business in Russia:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2016/08/03/headline-halah-t/

Here's who's doing business with the bad guys.

On July 13, Pfizer closed a joint venture agreement with Russian pharmaceutical company NovaMedica.

Boeing has been in Russia for decades. About five years ago, it announced plans to invest $27 billion over the next 30 years. In July 2015, an agreement was signed between Russian titanium manufacturer VSMPO-Avisma Corporation, Boeing and the Ural Federal University for joint research and development projects.

Ford has been in Russia for 13 years. In April 2015, the joint Russian-American venture Ford Sollers launched the production of the Ford Transit. The American brand launched four new vehicles in Russia last year, including the Focus and Fiesta models sold here.

U.S. companies with an existing presence in Russia include, PepsiCo PEP -0.12%, Procter&Gamble, McDonald's, Mondelez International, General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, Cargill, Alcoa, and General Electric. GE recently signed a joint venture with oil firm Rosneft in expectation that Washington will actually one day lift sanctions on oil firms.


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