Corporate Ethics

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Connexions Library

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...
The Borrower and the Billionaire: A Foreclosure Story
Hudson, Michael W.
Article
2010
In this excerpt adapted from The Monster, Michael W. Hudson writes about the nation’s largest subprime lending empire through the fortunes of its owner and one of its customers.
The Careerists
Hedges, Chris
Article
2012
The greatest crimes of human history are made possible by the most colourless human beings.
Chile Report: Enterprise and Repression Multinational Goes to Chile
Article
1976
Looks at Noranda Mines' copper mine investment in Chile.
Church Presentation to the Annual Meetings of Three Canadian Banks: Re: Loans to South Africa
Article
1976
A statement questioning the morality of loaning money to a racist South African government.
The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power
Bakan, Joel
Book
Makes the case that corporations function as a psychopathic entity. A companion to Mark Achbar's 2003 documentary of the same name.
The Corporation
Achbar, Mark; Abbott Jennifer
Film/Video
2004
The Corporation explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time.
Corporation Nation
Derber, Charles
Book
1998
Derber writes that undemocratic corporations, not governments, are controlling society.
Deception By Design: Pharmaceutical Promotion in the Third World
Lexchin, Joel; Kaur, Shila Rani
Book
1995
The authors discuss the workings of the pharmaceutical industry by exposing the unethical marketing practices, double standards and weak marketing codes.
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...
IBM and the Holocaust: The Strategic Alliance Between Nazi Germany and America's Most Powerful Corporation
Black, Edwin
Book
2001
Nazi Germany employed IBM Hollerith punch-card machines to perform critical tasks in carrying out the Holocaust and the German war effort, cranking out lists of Jews which were then turned over to th...
Killer Coke Exposed: Against The Current vol. 135
Abbott, Jared
Article
2008
In their September-October 2006 Against the Current (ATC 124) article “The Real Life Side of Coke,” Camilo Romero and Leslie Gill documented the growing movement of students and labor organizations th...
Monsanto vs. Vernon Bowman's Farm: The Fiction of Intellectual Property
Knapp, Thomas L.
Article
2013
Monsanto’s entire case against Vernon Bowman — as with Percy Schmeiser — is that their profits will be negatively affected if they’e not empowered to dictate what Vernon Bowman does on his own land an...
The Monster: How a Gang of Predatory Lenders and Wall Street Bankers Fleeced America -- and Spawned a Global Crisis
Hudson, Michael W.
Book
2010
Hudson explains the rise and fall of the subprime mortgage business by chronicling the rise and fall of two corporate empires: Ameriquest and Lehman Brothers, who did more than any other institutions ...
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...
Radical Digressions 3
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2001
Rick Berman Exposed in New Audio; Hear His Tactics Against Environmentalists and Workers' Rights
Graves, Lisa
Article
2014
Rick Berman, the king of corporate front groups and propaganda, has been caught on tape detailing his attacks on public interest groups in the labor and environmental movements. Berman specializes in ...
Romania faces $2.56bn claim for failed gold mine
Tickell, Oliver
Article
2015
Canadian mining company Gabriel Resources is seeking over $2.5 billion damages from Romania after it rejected a vast gold mine at Rosia Montana.
The Seven Laws of Money
Phillips, Michael
Book
1974
A book that tells you how to live with money; how to get it, care for it, forget about it.
Veolia tries to bail out of one apartheid project, two to go!
Article
2009
In 2005, just after the publication of the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israeli apartheid, Palestinians began calling for an international boycott campaign agai...
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...
Will El Salvador be forced to pay $301 million for valuing clean water over gold?
Labrador, Gabriel
Article
2015
The Central American state of El Salvador could be forced to pay US$301 million in damages to an Australian-Canadian mining company, OceanaGold, after the company's application for a mining license wa...
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

Mines Action Canada
Mines Action Canada (MAC) is the Canadian component of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL). The coalition's primary concern is the human and socio-economic impact of landmines. It is co...
Social Investment Organization
Working to re-direct capital to socially beneficial economic activity.
Spinwatch
Public interest research.

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.
Google: don't expect privacy when sending to Gmail
Rushe, Dominic
2013
People sending email to any of Google's 425 million Gmail users have no "reasonable expectation" that their communications are confidential, the internet giant has said in a court filing.
Guardian gagged from reporting parliament
2009
Today's published Commons order papers contain a question to be answered by a minister later this week. The Guardian is prevented from identifying the MP who has asked the question, what the question ...
How the Trafigura story came to be told
2009
Gag defeated by press, web users and MPs.
Trafigura gag attempt unites house in protest
2009
Efforts by the law firm Carter-Ruck to stop reporting of a Commons question about Trafigura have outraged MPs on all sides.
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.

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Counterpunch
Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Progressive U.S. website/newsletter.