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Videos on Corporations, Globalization, Global Trade

This list of videos about corporations has serious and funny videos and animations about corporate personhood, corporate free speech, Citizen United decision, corporate political influence, global trade agreements, globalization, sweat shops, labor relations, and more.

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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)

 
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RICO CHEVRON VS. THE CARTOONIST (AND EVERYONE)
If your petroleum operations created a legacy of pollution in a foreign land, you got sued there for $10 billion and lost, you'd accept your punishment like a good global citizen, right? Of course not! You'd go beyond the lawyer-dome and employ every dirty trick in the book to keep your $10 billion. An maybe you might ask your questionable friend Rico might have a "talk" with an upstart cartoonist who does a funny corporation video...  Watch funny Chevron video(2:46)

 
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SUPPLY CHAINED
The tentacles of the knotty prison-labor problem attach at the head of the beast—the banking-oil-prison-education-food-military-industrial complex. But Stephen Colbert manages to find ways to make us laugh as he pokes at this new form of exporting jobs.  Watch funny prison labor video(5:38)

 
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iWHINE
This funny video takes specific aim at Apple's marketing hype, profit mongering, and other unappealing characteristics. But the satire applies to most of the planet's biggest corporations.  Watch funny corporate profits video.

 
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CORPORATELAND AND THE CASHOCRACY
In one funny video, Mark Fiore anima-shuns the dominant role of money in the American system of governance. In another, he offers an animated musical tribute to the dreams of corporations, all coming true as they transform into real live humans...  Watch funny corporate personhood video.
 
cartoon image of corporate executives dancing on a huge pile of taxpayer cash in front of the Federal Reserve building; click to go to animation page at external site; opens in new window
CLAP ON, CLAP OFF!
What gift do all corporate executives want most this year? The Clapper! Only this is the "Free-Market Clapper," and clapping results in huge piles of risk-free cash, whether they face boom or bust. For these big wigs, it's The Best Of Times and ...um... More Best of Times. "Please, sir, may I have some more?" Funny stuff from Mark Fiore. Go there
 
funny corporate personhood video link; thumb of congressman controlled by corporations sitting atop US Capitol sticking a large pin in reform measures as a crowd looks on
THE STORY OF CORPORATIONS — CITIZENS UNITED VS. FEC
Another brilliant episode in The Story of Stuff series. Using clever graphics, Annie Leonard explains how corporations acquired their current extraordinary powers and rights, and why me must make correcting this our #1 priority if we want to eventually address the other ills of society.  Watch funny corporate personhood video.
 
funny lobbyists video link; thumb of collage image of the US capitol building and news screen graphics
ARE POLITICIANS FAILING OUR LOBBYISTS?
An excellent video satire from The Onion that turns the problem of lobbyists' influence on Congress on its head.  Watch funny lobbyists video.

 
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VOLUNTARY REGULATION
Since the voluntary approach has worked so well for consumer and worker safety, getting the world's most powerful corporations to voluntarily do something about global climate change sounds easy, right? ... . Or so satirizes Mark Fiore in this episode of Flamey McGassy.  Go there
 
fake US flag with 'Wal-Mart Nation' where the stars usually go; link for funny animation/video; opens in new window
WAL-MART NATION
A 4-minute rap song with clever, searing lyrics that remind us of the "high cost of low prices" and the mass conversion of the populace into mere Wal-Martifacts. From M.C. Lars via YouTube.  Go there
 
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BIG BOX MART
A funny poke at "big-box stores"---especially the big "W"...  Watch funny walmart video.

 
funny chinese products video link; thumb of cartoon Uncle Sam with some Chinese plastic toys
BUY, BUY AMERICAN PIE
A funny parody song by the Capitol Steps about problems with Chinese products that are imported to the United States.  Watch funny chinese products video.
 
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ENRON - FACING THE MUSIC
Using VH1's "Behind The Music" format, this excellent animation that reviews the debacle of Enron. It was one of the most audacious corporate frauds of all time, with the con job helped along by venal politicians and regulators. Video no longer available from host site (mondominishows.com)


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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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PHILLIP MORRIS CHANGES TO ALTRIA — A film noire style animation exposing the hidden goals of Phillip Morris' conversion into a multifaceted consumer products conglomerate. From Free Range Graphics via YouTube.  Go there
 
 
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RELIGIOUS LIBERTY FOR CORPORATIONS?

corporate building praying Corporations got free speech rights with the "Citizens United" decision. The Supreme Court "Hobby Lobby" case may be the start of something new and exciting for corporate rights—freedom of religion! Animator Mark Fiore gives the corps the skewering they deserve.   1:56 [VIDEO] [02.APR.2014]

GENERAL MOTORMOUTH, OR NOT

GM is the latest automaker to be hauled before Congress to explain itself, in this case over a safety issue the company ignored for years. This SNL clip is a very funny send-up of the, um, inadequate testimony of GM CEO Mary Barra. (4:08) [VIDEO] [09.APR.2014]

UNITED STATES OF JOHN ROBERTS

billionaire riding a pile of money With the Supreme Court's recent ruling on the McCutcheon case, the US Cashocracy is finally here! The cash of the billionaire class can now flood into political campaigns, allowing the wealthy to reclaim their historical role as kingmaker. Animator Mark Fiore has some funny things to say about this and Chief Justice John Roberts, who thinks cash corrupts only when it is slipped inside a legislator's vest pocket right on the Senate floor.   1:22 [VIDEO] [14.APR.2014]

MONSANTO — PICKING UP GOD’S SLACK

thumb of spokesman holding rotten apple This funny Monsanto video makes mince meat out of the company's maniacal drive to dominate the global food system with their GMO products, no matter what the cost. From Happy Little Guillotine Studios.   (2:33) [VIDEO] [14.FEB.2014]

CNN PREGNANCY TEST

thumb of pregnancy test stick with news ticker This funny video from Saturday Night Live pokes fun at the incessant news blather created by the concept of 24-hour coverage and the overemphasis on breaking news.   (2:13) [VIDEO] [26.APR.2014]

AMERICAN POLTROONEUM INSTITUTE

pipeline graphic Keystone XL and tar sands oil are emissions-free wonders that will do everything good you ever thought possible—at least according to the American Petroleum Institute. This funny animation from Mark Fiore cracks the long-chain hydrocarbons the emanate from the mouths of API lobbyists and flacks.  (1:58) [VIDEO] [10.MAR.2014]

AUTOMAKERS DASH NATION’S HOPE FOR FLYING CARS

thumb of man waving from flying car Americans are typically more interested in how cool a car is than how fuel efficient it is. The ultimate cool car is, of course, one that flies. Anchorman Brandon Armstrong presses automakers on the issue---when will we have our flying cars? Funny video from The Onion.   (2:14) [VIDEO] [05.MAY.2014]

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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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