Corporations

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All Rights Reserved: Now We Know the Final TTP is Everything We Feared
Malcolm, Jeremy
Article
2015
The release by Wikileaks of what is believed to be the current and essentially final version of the intellectual property (IP) chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) confirms our worst fears a...
Alternative Press Annual 1983, The
Case, Patricia (ed)
Book
1984
Alternative Press Annual 1984, The
Case, Patricia (ed)
Book
Anatomy of Big Business
Park, Libbie
Book
...
Another world is possible if...
George, Susan
Book
2004
Susan George suggests that we can create a new and better world -- if we act together to bring about changes. She discusses the ifs and hows.
Beating Back the Corporate Attack: Socialism and the struggle for global justice
Clement, Chris; La Botz, Dan; Luce, Stephanie; Post, Charlie
Book
2000
Our movement is calling for a new direction -- for democratic control of our political life, and for democratic control over the most important aspects of the economy. Why should handful of the super-...
The Big Nickel: Inco at home and abroad
Swift, Jamie, and the Development Education Centre
Book
1977
An account of the economic power of the world's largest producer of nickel, how it operates in Canada and the Third World, and its human consequences. The Big Nickel also looks at the resistance to th...
Bingo The big charity bonanza: New Internationalist October 2005 - #383
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2005
A look at issues surrounding big international non-governmental organizations.
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...
Bound By Power: Intended Consequences
Klaehn, Jeffery (ed.)
Book
These essays focus on how power and ideology work within society. Interviews are with Noam Chomsky, Linda McQuaig, Robert Bertuzzi and others. They speak to the issues of the understanding of power an...
Building Economic Alternatives
Moffatt, Gary
Article
1992
Moffatt outlines many currently practiced methods of creating an alternative economy.
Canada After Harper: His Ideology-fuelled Attack on Canadian Society and Values, and How We Can Resist and Create the Country We Want
Finn, Ed (editor)
Book
2015
Essays documenting the breadth and depth of the Harper government's attack on institutions, policies, and programs that embody values and principles shared by most Canadians: education, health care, w...
The Canadian Corporate Elite: An Analysis of Economic Power
Clement, Wallace
Book
1975
An exhaustive study of the concentration and perpetuation of economic power in Canada.
Das Capital, Volume 1: A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production
Marx, Karl
Book
1867
Marx's great work sets out to grasp and portray the totality of the capitalist mode of production, and the bourgeois society that emerges from it. He describes and connects all its economic features, ...
Challenging McWorld
Clarke, Tony; Dopp, Sarah
Book
2001
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Class Warfare: The Assault on Canada's School
Barlow, Maude; Robertson, Heather-Jane
Book
1994
The authors show that the attack on schools has been mounted by representatives of big business who stand to make a fortune by privatizing education, aided by the religious right, who want to control ...
The Common Good
Chomsky, Noam; interviewed by David Barsamian
Book
1998
Interviews with Noam Chomsky on the U.S. and the world.
Connexions: Volume 3, Number 5 - September 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Connexions Library: Economy, Poverty, Work Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on the economy and economics.
The Corporate Consensus: A Guide to the Institutions of Global Power
Draffan, George
Article
2000
A detailed guide to the institutions and corporations which occupy the commanding heights of corporate power in the world today.
Corporate influence Inside business How corporations make the rules: New Internationalist July 2002
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2002
A look into how corporate democracy works and facts regarding corporate influence. Also looks into a short history of corporations.
Corporate Power and Canadian Capitalism
Carroll, William K.
Book
1986
Carroll looks at the accumulation of capital in Canada since the Second World War. Most of the book is devoted to tracing actual patterns of corporate ownership and intercorporate relationships.
The Corporate State and Manufactured Dependence: Sure, It Can Get Worse...It's Happening Right Before Our Eyes
Urie, Rob
Article
2013
The 'resistance is futile' mindset that supports plutocrats and the global corporations they own assumes the existing order is the only possible order and the costs of resistance are too great because...
Corporate Watch - Tracking Corporate Complicity in the Occupation of Palestine
Website
2010
A blog to track companies profiting from the Israeli occupation of and apartheid policies in Palestine. In addition to research blogs, the site also includes all Corporate Watch's recent articles on I...
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.
The Corporations and the State: Essays in the Theory of Capitalism and Imperialism
O'Connor, James
Book
1974
Essays discussing modern U.S. capitalism and imperialism. Each chapter tries to delineate the relationship between 'economic' and 'political' processes, or at least recognize the unity between them. T...
Corporations Meet Resistance Inside Boston's Schools
Spritzler, John
Article
1998
The corporate elite are a small minority and their values are the opposite of most peoples' values. Things that most people consider immoral, like deliberately increasing the number of students who fa...
Crocodyl: Collaborative research on corporations
Website
Crocodyl is a collaboration sponsored by CorpWatch, the Center for Corporate Policy and the Corporate Research Project. Our aim is to stimulate collaborative research among NGOs, journalists, activist...
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
Hedges, Chris; Sacco, Joe
Book
2012
The searing account Chris Hedges' and Joe Sacco's travels to sacrifice zones, those areas in the United States where human beings and the natural world are used and then discarded to maximize profit, ...
Democracy's Oxygen: How Corporations Control the News
Winter, James
Book
1997
Winter shows that far from providing "democracy's oxygen," the news media legitimize a fundamentally undemocratic system. Instead of keeping the public informated, news organizations manufacture publi...
Devastating Crisis Unfolds: Against The Current vol. 132
Brenner, Bob
Article
2008
Bob Brenner, for the ATC editors. The current crisis could well turn out to be the most devastating since the Great Depression. It manifests profound, unresolved problems in the real economy that have...
The Empire God Built: Inside Pat Robertson's media machine
Foege, Alec
Book
1996
A profile of the demagogue who become one of the most successful media moguls in the world.
The Encyclopedia of Censorship
Green, Johnathon
Book
1992
This Encyclopedia concentrates primarily on the United States and the United Kingdom, but it also covers events in Western and Eastern Europe and in parts of the Third World. The Encyclopedia is an ac...
Four Books on Hegemony and Resistance: Against The Current vol. 120
Vandermeer, John
Article
2006
There are times when a key analysis has a wakeup effect. The last year saw the publication of four books that together have a potential of such an event, at least for those U.S. citizens who are motiv...
The FTAA and the WTO: the meta-program for global corporate rule
McMurtry, John
Article
2001
The deepest and most systemic threat to civil and planetary life the world has ever faced is underway. Behind the disasters of regional economies and planetary ecosystems melting down, the threat is d...
GATS: How the World Trade Organization's new "services" negotiations threaten democracy
Sinclair, Scott
Book
2000
Examines closed-door negotiations to expand the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), which have the goal of commercialize every service sector in every WTO country, including essential servi...
Getting Started on Social Analysis in Canada: Third Edition
Czerny, Michael; Swift, Jamie
Book
1984
See also CX2933.
Global Reach: The Power of the Multinational Corporations
Barnet, Richard J.; Muller, Ronald E.
Book
1976
An examination of corporate power.
Global Showdown: How the New Activists are Fighting Global Corporate Rule
Barlow, Maude; Clarke, Tony
Book
2001
Documents the new forces of resistance and invitates readers to join the struggle for alternatives.
The Higher Circles
William Domhoff, G
Book
1970
The Illusion of Democracy : Liberal Journalism, Wikileaks And Climate Deceptions
Cormwell, David
Article
2012
In an era of permanent war, economic meltdown and climate ‘weirding’, we need all the champions of truth and justice that we can find. But where are they? What happened to trade unions, the green move...
Imperialism, Nationalism, and Canada.
Heron, Craig (ed.) Introduction by John Saul and Craig Heron
Book
1977
Interpretations of Canada's status in the system of world imperialism and the internal dynamics of class, race, and region within the Canadian national state.
Inland Terminals threaten Small Towns
Loehr, Philip J.
Article
1975
The threat of American multinationals to Canadian farming system.
Invisible Giant
Kneen, Brewster
Book
2002
A far-reaching analysis of a global food company that now has 800 locations in over 60 countries and more than 50 lines of business.
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.
Jurassic Ballot
Solnit, Rebecca
Article
2010
This country is being run for the benefit of alien life forms. They’ve invaded; they’ve infiltrated; they’ve conquered; and a lot of the most powerful people on Earth do their bidding.
Keeping the Rabble in Line
Chomsky, Noam; Barsamian, David
Book
1994
Interviews with Noam Chomsky covering issues such as free trade, health care, global warming, the nature of corporations, human rights, and democracy.
Kicking Out Corporations
Picard, Ken
Article
2004
Rural areas revoke corporate "personhood" in order to reclaim self-rule.
Let's Stop Kidding Ourselves About the NDP
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1989
Canadian socialists are terribly reluctant to give up their illusions about the NDP.
Letter to the Royal Commission on Corporate Concentration
Article
1976
A letter rasing critical questions about the commission.
Monopoly Capital: An essay on American economic and social order
Baran, Paul A.; Sweezy, Paul M.
Book
1966
An analysis of American capitalism.
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 Myth of the Good Corporate Citizen: Democracy Under the Rule of Big Business
Dobbin, Murray
Book
1998
Dobbin argues that transnational corporations (TNG's) have power over every nation's government; they are not the good citizens they claim to be.
NAFTA's Chapter 11 Makes Canada Most-Sued Country Under Free Trade Tribunals
Freeman, Sunny
Article
2015
According to a new study, Canada is the most-sued country under the North American Free Trade Agreement and a majority of the disputes involve investors challenging the country's environmental laws.
Naming the Moment: Political Analysis for Action: A Manual for Community Groups
Barndt, Deborah, Freire, Carolos
Book
1989
A given moment - this moment - is unlike any other moment in time. Howe can we understand what it offers so that we can make the best use of it? How have people used moments in the past to push toward...
News Media Stifle Ideas and Debate: Review of Democracy's Oxygen: How Corporations Control the News
Zwicker, Barrie
Article
1997
Far from providing democracy's oxygen, as they claim, the news media today legitimize a fundamentally undemocratic system. Instead of keeping the public informed, they manufacture public consent for p...
OceanaGold vs El Salvador: Foreshadowing 'Trade' Under the TPP?
Gies, Heahter
Article
2015
The Central American country of El Salvador could be forced to pay US$301 million to Canadian-Australian mining multinational OceanaGold as the two face off in a World Bank investor-state tribunal wit...
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.
The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
a collection of short commentaries by Noam Chomsky on global issues, drawn from interviews in the early 1990s. Topics include global economics, racism, NAFTA, and hot topics of the day.
The Quick and The Dead: Brian Mulroney, Big Business And The Seduction Of Canada
McQuaig, Linda
Book
1991
McQuaig argues that since 1984, there has been a systematic transfer of power in Canada from the democratically elected government to the private sector.
Radical Digressions 4
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Radical Perspectives on the Economic Crisis of Monopoly Capitalism
URPE/PEA Teach-In/Teach-Out Pamphlet Collective
Book
1975
A popular education pamphlet on the economic crises of monopoly capitalism.
Researching Canadian Corporations
Gordon, Manuel
Book
1977
A resource for people and organizations who find themselves victims of some corporation's malice or indifference, and want to do something about it.
Ruling Canada: Corporate Cohesion and Democracy
Brownlee, Jamie
Book
2005
Ruling Canada critically examines Canada's "economic elite" -- a collection of the country's richest and most powerful individuals, many of whom preside over Canada's largest corporations. Brownlee ar...
Salvadorans Warn Canadians about World Bank's Kangaroo Court
Guerra, Rene
Article
2015
In anticipation of an imminent ruling from the World Bank's little known investor-state arbitration tribunal that could force El Salvador to pay Canadian mining firm OceanaGold US$301 million, a Salva...
Shooting the Hippo: Death by Deficit and Other Canadian Myths
McQuaig, Linda
Book
1995
An examination of how economic policies systematically favour the interests of the rich while pretending to be for the common good.
Silent Surrender: The multinational corporation in Canada
Levitt, Karl
Book
1970
Levitt examines the historical background of foreign investment in Canada, its acceleration since the Second World War, and the nature of the intrusion into a sovereign state of the multinational corp...
The Silent Takeover: Global Capitalism and the Death of Democracy
Hertz, Noreena
Book
2001
A combination of globalisation and the growing power of major corporations is rendering democratic governments impotent for influencing key decisions that affect the lives of ordinary people.
The Socialist Register 1981: Volume 18: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1981
State of Power 2014
Article
2014
A report with iinfographics and essays that expose and analyse the principal power-brokers that have caused financial, economic, social and ecological crises worldwide.
Taking the Risk Out of Democracy: Corporate Propaganda versus Freedom and Liberty
Carey, Alex
Book
1995
The twentieth-century history of corporate propaganda practiced by U.S. businesses and the ways in which such corporate propaganda was exported to, and adopted by, other western democracies especially...
Tearing Down the Seven Pillars of Neoliberalism: Manifesto 2007
Attac France
Article
2007
With the beginning of the 1980s, we entered a new era of capitalism, the era of neoliberalism. This project systematically destroys all political, social and ecological restrictions for the activity o...
Telling the Truth: Socialist Register 2006
Panitch, Leo; Keys, Colin (eds.)
Book
2005
A collection of essays that examines the difficulties of illuminating the degenerative and secretive nature of public life.
Too Big to Jail: Not Too Big to Resist
DeWalt, Dan
Article
2013
US rich evade punishment while the poor are criminalized in the two-tier justice system.
Top 5 Reasons Eaters should be Worried about Obama's New Trade Deal
Article
2015
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a wide-ranging deal that would expand corporate rights across member states to the detriment of worker rights, the environment, and public health.
Trading Up: How Cargill, the World's Largest Grain Company, Is Changing Canadian Agriculture
Kneen, Brewster
Book
Trading Up illuminates the struggle in Canadian agriculture: social control and the principle of equity vs. corporate control and the principle of profit.
Transforming Ourselves Transforming the World: An Open Conspiracy for Social Change
Murphy, Brian K.
Book
1999
Addresses society's pessimism about social change and provides a theoretical means and practice to overcome this fatalism.
Trial of Leonard Peletier
Jim Messerschmidt
Book
1990
An examination of Peletier's role in the American Indian Movement, his struggle to protect the rights and land of his people and the history and role of the FBI. Messerschmidt traces the evolution of ...
TTIP: the Corporate Empowerment Act
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2015
The Transatlantic and Transpacific Trade and Investment Partnerships have nothing to do with free trade. "Free trade" is used as a disguise to hide the power these agreements give to corporations to u...
Unreliable Sources: A Guide to Detecting Bias in the New Media
Lee, Martin A.; Solomon, Norman
Book
1992
Lee and Solomon argue that American news media censor actual current events. The reason being is that there is pressure from the Government and Corporations. The public must challenge the facts of bot...
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...
What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America
Frank, Thomas
Book
2004
Explores the rise of conservative populism in the United States through the lens of Frank's native state of Kansas. According to his analysis, the political discourse of recent decades has dramaticall...
When Corporations Rule the World
Korten, David
Book
1995
Kortens' book is an examination of the growth of corporate power from its beginnings in the 17th and 18th to its entrenchment in American society in the 19th.
Who do we try to rescue today?: Canada under corporate rule
Finn, Ed
Book
2000
A collection of essays discussing aspects of the role of corporations in late-20th-century Canada.
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.
'Worse Than We Thought': TPP A Total Corporate Power Grab Nightmare
Article
2015
On issues ranging from climate change to food safety, from open Internet to access to medicines, the TransPacific Partnership (TPP) is a disaster.
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...
Yesterday's News: Why Canada's Daily Newspapers are Failing Us
Miller John
Book
1998
Illuminates the decline of print journalism, suggests reasons for this decline and proposes solutions to reverse this downward trend.

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Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
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...
CorpWatch
CorpWatch provides news, analysis, research tools and action resources to respond to corporate activity around the globe and also talks with people who are directly affected by corporate abuses as wel...
Monbiot.com
George Monbiot's Web site.

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CorpWatch Announces Version 2.0 of the CrocTail Corporate Subsidiaries Database and Open API
Sources News Release
2009
CorpWatch announces the release of a second version of the CrocTail application and open CorpWatch API. CrocTail provides an interface for browsing information about several hundred thousand U.S. publ...
CrocTail
Information about Corporations and their Subsidiaries
CrocTail provides an interface for browsing information parsed from SEC filings about several hundred thousand U.S. publicly traded corporations and their foreign subsidiaries. Information from compan...
Journalism: Truth or Dare?
Hargreaves, Ian
2003
Ian Hargreaves discusses the history, development, future and ethics of journalism and describes journalists' relationship with the public. He focuses on the increase in journalism's influence and the...
Spies for Hire: New Online Database of U.S. Intelligence Contractors
Sources News Release
2009
Starting today, journalists, activists, and corporate researchers will be able to use the Internet site SpiesForHire.org to track the nation#s most important intelligence contractors.
Trafigura
Wikipedia Article
Trafigura is a Swiss-based multinational company founded in 1993 trading in base metals and energy, including oil, which has been named or involved in several scandals, especially in Africa.
The Voice of Newfoundland
A Social History of the Broadcasting Corporation of Newfoundland, 1939-1949
Webb, Jeff A.
2008
Explores the roles that radio played in society and culture during a vibrant and pivotal time in Newfoundland's history, and demonstrates how the broadcaster's decision to air political debates was pi...

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Corporate Watch (UK)
Website
Radical research and publishing group supporting activism against large multinational corporations.
CorpWatch
Website
Corporate Watch provides news, analysis, research tools and action resources to respond to corporate activity around the globe and also talks with people who are directly affected by corporate abuses...
Double Standards
Website
Focusing on double standards in the media and in international politics. "Double Standard 1. a rule or principle applied more strictly to some people more than others (or oneself)."