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This resources page for corporations and globalization includes resources, audio, videos, movies, articles, books, quotes, cartoons, songs, corporate personhood, labor issues, labor rights, corporate free speech, corporate dominance, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, corporate greed, corporate fraud, global trade, job offshoring, global trade agreements, GATT, WTO, NAFTA, greenwashing, corporate watchdogs, lists of organizations and groups on corporations and globalization, and issues related to corporations and globalization.

 

AUDIO
      . . . about Corporations, Globalization, Corporate Personhood, Labor Issues

CATEGORY:  LABOR, MEDIA — 26.SEP.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen On The Media

The Labor Beat—Or Lack Thereof — In 1950, about a third of American private-sector workers were union members. Today, itís roughly a tenth. As the power of the unions declined, so did the number of labor reporters covering them. New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse, who is one of just a handful of full-time labor reporters left at major papers, talks about the issue.
Go to page  |  Download/listen   7:47

GP comment:  The general public stupidly bought in to Reagan's demonization of the unions, and now low-end jobs dominate the opportunities. It did not help that greed and corruption were often hallmarks of many unions.

Original Show Pub Date: 12.Sep.2014

CATEGORY:  EMPIRE, CORPORATIONS — 23.JUN.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Progressive Commentary Hour

Former World Bankster Exposes Neocon/Neoliberal Agenda — Peter Koenig is a former economist and water resource specialist for the World Bank. He discusses the two sides of the global imperialist agenda: neocon (the "war without end" crowd) and the neoliberal (the Wall Street crowd). Topics include the false paradigm of private-public partnerships; GMOs and corporate control of seeds and food; public pushback against corporate control of water resources; bankster loans and the whipping stick that is "structural adjustment."
Go to page  |  Download/listen   1:01:16

GP comment:  A bit rambling, but a decent tour through the global ills wrought by the central-banking-military-industrial complex. And by the way, the differences between "neoliberal" elites and "neocon" elites are just as irrelevant as those between Democrats and Republicans.

Original Show Pub Date: 16.Jun.2014

CATEGORY:  ENVIRONMENT, GLOBALIZATION — 19.MAY.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good CounterSpin

White House Trade Policies Undermining Clean Energy Goals — Ben Lilliston of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy explains why White House policies promoting energy efficiency and renewables may be good rhetoric, but the broader goals for sustainable energy and a clean environment are undermined by White House trade policies.
Go to page  |  Download/listen   9:30

GP comment:  Follow the money.

Original Show Pub Date: 16.May.2014

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VIDEOS
      . . . about Corporations, Globalization, Corporate Personhood, Offshoring

 

 
FUNNY
 
funny work-life balance video link; thumb of man playing with cat
LAID-OFF MAN FINALLY ACHIEVES PERFECT WORK-LIFE BALANCE
Just two weeks after being laid off from the tech firm where he worked as a coder, 34-year-old Sam Morrison told sources Monday that he had finally achieved the perfect work-life balance.  Watch funny work-life balance video(1:04)

  SERIOUS
 
green business video link; thumb of photo of ray anderson
GREEN MAGIC CARPET
Ray Anderson, who turned his carpet-manufacturing business green (and profitable!) thinks the old paradigm of capitalism as "a way to efficiently convert natural resources into pollution" is both silly and dangerous.  Watch green business video.

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MOVIES
      . . . about Corporations, Global Trade, Labor Issues

Corporation, The (2004) (Documentary)

DESCRIPTION: The Corporation explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time. Footage from pop culture, advertising, TV news, and corporate propaganda illuminates the corporation's grip on our lives. Taking its legal status as a "person" to its logical conclusion, the film puts the corporation on the psychiatrist's couch to ask "What kind of person is it?"

Check out DVD on Amazon.com

Watch free online at YouTube

Insider, The (1999)

Starring: Al Pacino, Russell Crowe

REVIEW: This film is based on the true story of "60 Minutes" producer Lowell Bergman (Pacino) and Jeff Wigand (Crowe), a former research biologist for the Brown & Williamson tobacco company. Bergman suspects Wigand has a story to tell, but Wigand isn't talking. The company knows Wigand is flaky and leans hard on him to honor his confidentiality agreement, going so far as to have shadowy characters keep an eye on him. This does not sit well with Wigand, and he decides to go on camera for a Mike Wallace interview, risking arrest for contempt of court—and who knows what else. Now enter the complications of corporate-buyout politics, threats of lawsuits, and business-trumps-journalism hand wringing. It all makes The Insider a great ride, giving us a riveting story at the same time it shows us what an oxymoron "corporate journalism" really is.

Check out DVD on Amazon.com

Battle in Seattle (2008)

Starring: Martin Henderson, Michelle Rodriguez, Woody Harrelson, Charlize Theron, Ray Liotta

Check out DVD on Amazon.com

Learn more at the film's web site

Girl in the Café, The (2005)

Starring: Bill Nighy, Kelly Macdonald

REVIEW: Romantic drama that ... includes a clearheaded portrayal of one of the seamy sides of the globalization juggernaut—the G-8 summit.  Read full review of The Girl in the Cafe

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ARTICLES ON THIS SITE
      . . . about Corporations, Corporate Watchdogs, Elites

       
 
  THE POWERS THAT BE   (incl. 'Corporate Complex' #213) 01-MAR-2010
  Diagram of The Powers That Be / Definition of TPTB  article link; thumb of diagram THE POWERS THAT BE — PUTTING THE “CON” IN CONSPIRACY
Diagram of “The Powers That Be” / Definition of TPTB
 
  PLUTOCRACY  (UPDATED)   (Corporations Article #90) 08-JAN-2010
  Plutocracy vs. Jobs, Health, and Environment article link; thumb of man at conference table WELCOME BACK, BABY, TO THE POOR SIDE OF TOWN
Plutocracy vs. Jobs, Health, and Environment
 
  FINANCIAL CRISIS   (Free Environmental Article #199b) 01-JAN-2010
  Causes of the Financial Crisis article link; thumb of bear with empty pockets “CASINO FINANCE” — SNAKE EYES FOR THE LITTLE GUY
The Causes of the Financial Crisis — Curse of the Financial Wizards
 
  CORPORATE MEDIA   (Corporate Governance Article #160) 10-OCT-2006
  thumb of news monitors; link for article on Corporate Media HERE’S THE BREAKING NEWS ON WHO’S BREAKING NEWS’ USEFULNESS
Corporate Media and News Talk Shows – Tune In, Turn Off!
 
  CORPORATIONS & GLOBAL TRADE AGREEMENTS   (Article #118) 08-MAR-2005
  thumb graphic of W T O octopus; link for environmental article, Impact of the WTO and Global Trade Agreements on Jobs and Democracy LOSE TWO JOBS, OUTSOURCE ONE FREE!
Impact of the WTO and Global Trade Agreements on
Jobs and Democracy
 
  CHEMICAL DISASTERS & CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY   (#105) 07-DEC-2004
  photo of chemical tanks; link for environmental article, Could the Bhopal Chemical Disaster Happen in the United States? “20 YEARS” IS THE METHYL-ISOCYANATE ANNIVERSARY
Could the Bhopal Chemical Disaster Happen in the
United States?
 
  DEMOCRACY & CORPORATE POWER   (Corporate Issue #101) 11-NOV-2004
  picture of the populace; link for environmental article, Adding Some Direct Democracy to Our Government Could Help the Environment and Other Causes INJECTING A SHOT OF REBEL YELL INTO OLD GLORY
Adding Some "Direct Democracy" to Our Government Could Help the Environment and Other Causes
 
  AGRICULTURE / CORPORATE POWER   (Corporate Governance 58) 08-APR-2004
  picture of semi truck on industrial farm; link for environmental article, How Mega-Corporations Exploit the Profit Potential of Our Food System TOO MANY CORPORATE COW PIES ON THE INDUSTRIAL FARM
How Mega-Corporations Exploit the Profit Potential of Our Food System
 
  CORPORATE POLLUTION   (Corporate Governance Article 35) 20-JAN-2004
  picture of peeling lead paint; link for environmental article, Regulatory and Personal Solutions for Reducing Lead Exposure WHO WILL LEAD ON LEAD POLLUTION?
Regulatory and Personal Solutions for Reducing Lead Exposure
  (pt 2 of 2)
 
  PARADIGM SHIFT   (Corporate Governance Issue 7) 25-SEP-2003
  picture of field of wheat, link to environmental article, Paradigm Shift - How Some Try to Win By Changing the Rules of the Game TIGHTLY CLUTCHING YOUR NEW HURST PARADIGM SHIFTER
How Some Try to Win By Changing the Rules of the Game
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ARTICLES ON THIS SITE
      . . . about Globalization and Global Trade

       
 
  WTO, GLOBAL TRADE, ENVIRONMENT, AND FOOD   (Article #121) 29-MAR-2005
  thumb image of crane on cargo ship; link for environmental article, Impact of the WTO and Global Trade Agreements on Our Food and Environment WANNA TRADE THAT HO-HO FOR THESE
GENETICALLY MODIFIED CARROT STICKS?

Impact of the WTO and Global Trade Agreements on Our Food and Environment
 
  WTO, GLOBAL TRADE, JOBS, AND DEMOCRACY   (Article #118) 08-MAR-2005
  thumb graphic of W T O octopus; link for environmental article, Impact of the WTO and Global Trade Agreements on Jobs and Democracy LOSE TWO JOBS, OUTSOURCE ONE FREE!
Impact of the WTO and Global Trade Agreements on
Jobs and Democracy
 
  FAIR-TRADE COFFEE   (Environmental Article #112) 25-JAN-2005
  photo of coffee berries on coffee bush; link for health article, Why Buy Organic Coffee, Shade Grown Coffee, and Fair Trade Coffee? GREAT COFFEE IS GROUNDS FOR A PROMOTION
Why Buy Organic Coffee, Shade Grown Coffee, and Fair Trade Coffee?
 
  ENVIRONMENTAL ECOMOMICS   (Environmental Issue 69) 18-MAY-2004
  graphic of Enron logo inside red slash circle; link for environmental article, Creating an Honest Market That Tells the Ecological Truth KEEPING THE PLANET FROM “GOING ENRON”
Creating an Honest Market That Tells the Ecological Truth
 
  ENVIRONMENTAL ECOMOMICS   (Environmental Issue 70) 20-MAY-2004
  picture of logging operation; link for environmental article, Shifting Taxes So We Tell the Ecological Truth TAKING THE TAX OFF OUR SEATS
Shifting Taxes So We Tell the Ecological Truth
  (pt 2 of 2)
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BOOKS
      . . . on Corporate Greed, Globalization, Corporations

 

For more reviews or purchase info, click on any title to go to Amazon.com

  book cover for Jennifer Government, A Novel

"You don't know what these people are like. They don't stop until you make them stop," warns the title character of "Jennifer Government." It's a tale of good guys and bad guys, all gone haywire over corporate power and bigger bottom lines. The novel is fast-paced and well written, and it hides any moral lessons well beneath the engaging plot. (by Max Barry)

 
  book cover for Cell Phones and The Dark Deception, by Carleigh Cooper, 7/6/2009

Find Out What You're Not Being Told...And Why

Cell Phones and The Dark Deception scrutinizes the evidence to resolve a question that has been lingering since 1993: Are cell phones safe? The book probes the evidence, industry cover-ups, and government secrets to answer the question definitively. Find out what you're not being told...and why. The book also discusses ways to reduce your exposure and risk without giving up your cell phone.

 
  book cover for Infectious Greed, Apr-2003

How Deceit and Risk Corrupted the Financial Markets

Real-life Wall Streeters apparently think that "greed is good" was more than a line out of a movie. Find out how 15 years of derivatives disasters have devastated a variety of large, well known companies, and find out where the author puts the blame for the continuing fiascos. (by F. Partnoy)

 
  book cover for Branded - The Buying and Selling of Teenagers, Jan-2003

Did you know that there is an annual "Advertising and Promotion to Kids Conference"? Yup, there is. The product pushers are bent on manipulating teens' images of themselves—and picking their pockets in the process. Learn about the slimy underbelly of teen advertising and marketing programs and the serious consequences they're having. (by Alissa Quart)

 

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QUOTES
      . . . about Corporations, Globalization, Global Economics

"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money-power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed."

Abraham Lincoln [1864]

"[Because] corporations must have physically impossible 'endless growth' in order to survive, corporate social responsibility is a myth. The only socially responsible act that corporations can take is to dissolve."

Adam D. Sacks

"In today's integrated world economy, ... eradicating poverty may contribute as much to U.S. security as eradicating terrorism."

Lester Brown, author of Plan B 4.:  Mobilizing to Save Civilization

"It's still popular to ... insist that globalization is a rising tide that lifts all boats, but the hard reality is that the last thirty years have seen America's once proud and prosperous working class thrown to the wolves, so corporations could keep boosting their quarterly profits and the middle class could maintain a filmy illusion of wealth through access to cheap consumer goods."

John Michael Greer, from the essay, A Failure of Mimesis

"The financial system as a whole has had the characteristics of a Ponzi scheme if we look at it fundamentally."

Tim Lee, economic consultant

Corporations

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CARTOONS
      . . . on Corporations, Greed, Wealth, Globalization, Labor Issues

     
Cartoons about Corporations link; thumb of man CORPORATIONS RULE! ... THIS COMICS PAGE
Cartoons about Corporations
 
Productivity Cartoon / Efficiency Joke link; thumb of a mug of beer ANNOUNCING THIS YEAR’S
PRODUCTIVITY AWARD WINNERS!

Productivity Cartoon / Efficiency Joke
 
thumb of business man; link for joke-cartoon, THIS YEAR'S MOST NOTABLE BUSINESS FAILURES THIS YEAR’S MOST NOTABLE BUSINESS FAILURES
 
thumb of for sale sign; link for joke-cartoon, OFFERS THAT SEEM A TAD SUSPICIOUS OFFERS THAT SEEM A TAD SUSPICIOUS
 
cartoon thumb of Monopoly board; link for joke-cartoon, MONOPOLY BOARD GAME: UPDATED PLAYING PIECES “MONOPOLY” BOARD GAME:
UPDATED PLAYING PIECES
 
man preparing to bathe; link for joke-cartoon, HOW TO SPOT A TELEMARKETING SCAM HOW TO SPOT A TELEMARKETING SCAM
 
picture of smiling accountant; link for joke-cartoon, ADVERTISING CLAIMS OF GOOD AND BAD ACCOUNTING FIRMS ADVERTISING CLAIMS OF GOOD AND BAD ACCOUNTING FIRMS
 
cartoon picture of kid in cowboy hat; link for joke-cartoon, WHAT LITTLE KIDS WOULD DO IF THEY WERE IN CHARGE AT THE OFFICE WHAT LITTLE KIDS WOULD DO IF THEY WERE IN CHARGE AT THE OFFICE
 
picture of corporate officer; link for environmental joke-cartoon, WHERE AIR POLLUTANTS COME FROM, ACCORDING TO INDUSTRY WHERE AIR POLLUTANTS COME FROM, ACCORDING TO INDUSTRY
 
cartoon picture of blindfolded man; link for joke-cartoon, HOW CORPORATE LEADERS MAKE TOUGH DECISIONS HOW CORPORATE LEADERS MAKE TOUGH DECISIONS
 
cartoon picture of mob boss smoking cigar; link for joke-cartoon, SIGNS YOU'RE WORKING FOR A MOB-CONTROLLED COMPANY SIGNS YOU’RE WORKING FOR A MOB-CONTROLLED COMPANY
 
     

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OTHER SITES AND RESOURCES
      . . . for Corporations, Globalization

RESOURCES FOR
Corporations and Corporate Watchdogs

Conducts investigative research and reporting on public policy issues in the United States and around the world

Works to keep commercial culture within its proper sphere and prevent it from exploiting children and subverting the values of family, community, environment, and democracy

Helps community, environmental, and labor organizations research and analyze companies and industries to aid activism and get business to behave in a socially responsible manner

UK-based; watchdogs the oil industry, globalization, genetic engineering, toxic chemicals, privatization and many other areas

US-based; acts against corporate-led globalization

Independent publisher and events producer on business ethics and corporate responsibility

Presses companies to be socially and environmentally responsible

Investigative reporting on the public relations industry; helps the public recognize manipulative and misleading PR practices

Fights for consumer and citizen issues, including government accountability, consumers' rights, just trade policies, and strong health, safety and environmental protections

A network supporting more than 150 analysts who specialize in integrating environmental, social, and governance research with investing

RESOURCES FOR
Globalization and Global Trade Watchdogs

Articles and analyses related to globalization, the International Monetary Fund/World Bank, the World Trade Organization, the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas, and more

Links and represents consumer groups and agencies globally

International human rights organization; promotes political, social and environmental justice

From Public Citizen; promotes democracy by challenging corporate globalization

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