Corporate Accountability

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Connexions Library

AlterNet
Website
Online news magazine and community featuring original journalism as well as material from many other independent media sources. AlterNet's aim is to inspire action and advocacy on the environment, hum...
Asian American Activism Stirring: Against The Current vol. 91
Kurashige, Scott
Article
2001
For a brief but wonderful moment in 2000, the Ralph Nader/Winona LaDuke Presidential campaign drew widespread public attention to its central theme of restoring democracy by challenging corporate powe...
Big Oil's Ethical Violence: BP and the Armed Suppression of Dissent in Colombia
Coleman, Lara Montesinos
Article
2015
To challenge impunity is not just to attempt to confine abuses to the past. It serves to expose crimes committed, to preserve memory of the past within the present, and to highlight contradictions bet...
Blocking Public Participation: The Use of Strategic Litigation to Silence Political Expression
Sheldrick, Byron
Book
2014
Examines the different types of litigation and causes of action that frequently form the basis of SLAPPs (Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation), and how these lawsuits transform political...
Chevron Whistleblower Videos Show Deliberate Falsification Of Evidence In Ecuador Oil Pollution Trial
Gaworecki,Mike
Article
2015
Chevron lost the lawsuit filed against the company by Indigenous villagers who say Texaco, which merged with Chevron, left hundreds of open, unlined pits full of toxic oil waste in the Amazon rainfore...
Chile Report: Enterprise and Repression Multinational Goes to Chile
Article
1976
Looks at Noranda Mines' copper mine investment in Chile.
DuPont May Dodge Toxic Lawsuits By Pulling a Disappearing Act
Lerner, Sharon
Article
2016
First DuPont spun off much of its environmental liability into a new company known as Chemours. Now the company plans to merge with Dow.
The Empire Strikes Back
Murray, Craig
Article
2016
If you argue a case strongly on the internet you must expect to receive robust argument back. Plus the odd insult. There has been plenty of both in reaction to my posts about corporate media control o...
FLOW: For Love of Water
Salina, Irena
Film
2008
A critical expose of the privatization of water infrastructure. 'Flow' confronts the disturbing reality that our crucial resource is dwindling and greed just may be the cause.
Helicoptering to the cottage
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2005
Using the company helicopter to fly to and from the cottage.
Helping the occupation bloom: An open letter to Cargoflora
Article
2010
Flowers from illegally occupied Palestinian land are being shipped to Europe.
Is the Corporation Obsolete?: Corporate irresponsibility? Predatory behavior? Blame the charter--and rewrite it
Rowe, Jonathan
Article
2001
The more pervasive the corporation becomes, the less we seem to notice. It's just the way things are, the new normal, and rapidly it is becoming the norm for the entire world.
Kicking Out Corporations
Picard, Ken
Article
2004
Rural areas revoke corporate "personhood" in order to reclaim self-rule.
Not a Carwash
Ko├ži, Gentian
Film/Video
2012
In the Albanian capital of Tirana, students, professors, activists and film lovers take to the streets when authorities attempt to redevelop the property of the city's only art house theatre for profi...
One Year of the BP Blowout: Against The Current vol. 153
Alvar, Pauline M.
Article
2011
In the years after Hurricane Katrina, I saw New Orleanians suffer from lack of health care. The storm and subsequent flooding caused immediate illness, with infections from the foul flood water and de...
An Open Letter to the President of the Ford Motor Company of Canada
Article
1979
The Ford Motor Company of Canada is the parent company of Ford South Africa. Through Ford South Africa, Ford of Canada sells vehicles to the South African Military and police. The taskforces on the Ch...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 9, 2016: Corporate Crime
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Corporations have increasingly become legally unaccountable for their behaviour. Yet all too often corporations break the law and engage in criminals acts which would be severely punished if they were...
PayPal admits US pressure over WikiLeaks account freeze
Addley, Esther
Article
2010
PayPal today admitted it suspended payments to WikiLeaks after an intervention from the US State Department.
Project Chile
Article
1977
The pamphlet serves as background material for Project Chile, a national campaign to stop Canadian private investment in Chile and all governmental support for such investment until human rights and d...
Veolia's dirty business: The Tovlan landfill
Article
2010
Ever since the first Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel in 2005, French multinational Veolia has been on campaigners' list of boycott targets. Corporate Watch has i...
Volkswagen and the Quandary of Hidden Code
Blunden, Bill
Article
2015
After Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, Blunden states that this company is not the only one engaging in the practice of secretly modifying technology. Rather, systematic hidden codes are embedd...
VW, GM and Takata: the Case for Jailing Corporate Executives
Mokhiber, Russell
Article
2016
Making the case that executives at VW, Takata and General Motors should be jailed for corporate crime. The crimes committed by the corporations they head are extremely serious, and have caused and wil...
Morris, Ruth; Glasbeek, Harry; Martin, Dianne
Article
1997
We've allowed our corporate dominated media and politicians to sell us a bill of goods that welfare fraud is a big problem. Meanwhile, corporations continue on their robber baron path, virtually untou...
What Bhopal Started: From Union Carbide to Exxon to BP
Sainath, P.
Article
2010
Bhopal marked the horrific beginning of a new era. One that signalled the collapse of restraint on corporate power. The ongoing BP spill in the Mexican Gulf -- with estimates ranging from 30,000 to ...
Who Profits?: Exposing the Israeli Occupation Industry
Database
In exposing companies and corporations involved in the occupation, we hope to promote a change in public opinion and corporate policies, leading to an end to the occupation.
Why Not Jail?: Industrial Catastrophes, Corporate Malfeasance, and Government Inaction
Steinzor, Rena
Book
2014
Analyzes five industrial catastrophes that have killed or sickened consumers and workers or caused irrevocable harm to the environment. Steinzor recommends innovative interpretations of existing laws ...
Why Occupy Wall Street Must Include Deamdn for Honest, Observably Counted, Unrigged Elections
Article
2016
Too many critical parts of our electoral process are controlled by private partisan corporations. The counting of our votes is now controlled by these corporations' software inside computerized "black...
Worst Companies for Union Organizing Highlighted for International Human Rights Day
Article
2009
The International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) has released "Working for Scrooge: Worst Companies of 2009 for the Right to Associate," a list of the four worst multinational corporations for union organi...
The Yes Men Are Revolting
Servin, Jacques; Vamos, Igor; Nix, Laura (director)
Film/Video
2014
A documentary film about The Yes Men, a culture jamming duo who use the aliases Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno. The film follows their exploits as they prank various organizations and corporations wh...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Corporate Watch
Corporate Watch is a not-for-profit co-operative providing critical information on the social and environmental impacts of corporations and capitalism. Since 1996 our research, journalism, analysis an...
MiningWatch Canada
MiningWatch Canada is a pan-Canadian organization supported by environmental, social justice, aboriginal and labour organizations. It addresses the urgent need for a public interest response to irresp...

Sources Library

Companies that cooperate with dictatorships must be sanctioned
Sources News Release
2011
Reporters Without Borders condemns the criminal cooperation that exists between many western companies, especially those operating in the new technology area, and authoritarian regimes.
US and European companies jointly responsible for Internet censorship
Sources News Release
2009
Reporters Without Borders has called for the need for legislation to allow US and European Internet companies operating in repressive countries to escape rules imposed on them by these governments.