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Old 12-01-2016, 03:16 PM   #17
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Page 15- The Corporation Documentary

The following links taken from the ‘The Corporation’ documentary

Program on Corporations, Law & Democracy
Rethinking the corporation- An urgent call to confront and dismantle the illegitimate power of global corporations
Corporations have made themselves the primary defining force on the globe. They shape our cultures and communities, define what is of value and what is not, what news we hear and what we won't, what we trade and what we can't. They define our work, what is produced and consumed, where investments are made, what technologies are developed. They subject the natural world to assault after assault until it can't rise up in the springtime. They craft our laws and policies. They dominate our politicians. Corporations are in charge of our lives.
I think we would agree to describe the reality that flows from this corporate power as anti-democratic, anti-community, anti-worker, anti-person and anti-planet. And who among us believes that, under the current state of affairs, things are about to turn for the better!
Given our relative consensus on this situation, what should we be asking and doing about the corporation?

Participatory Economy (parecon)
Parecon- participatory economy (above link not supplied from the corporation documentary but their link now appears defunct: so I’ve linked to the info on Znet instead)
Parecon - short for Participatory Economics - is a vision for how to conduct economic affairs consistent with liberatory values including solidarity, diversity, equity, self management, ecological sustainability, peace, and classlessness.

Localise ownership
‘’The old economy of greed and dominion is dying. A new economy of life and partnership is struggling to be born. The outcome is ours to choose’’
“Imagine an economy in which life is valued more than money and power resides with ordinary people who care about one another, their community, and their natural environment. It is possible. It is happening. Millions of people are living it into being. Our common future hangs in the balance”

website on how to recognise psychopaths

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Be an active shareholder
‘’We work with everyone to advance human rights in business. We track over 6000 companies, and help the vulnerable eradicate abuse.’’

Public Citizen-Protecting Health, Safety & Democracy
Defending democracy. Resisting corporate power.-Public Citizen advocates for a healthier and more equitable world by making government work for the people and by defending democracy from corporate greed. You can help.
About Us
Corporations have their lobbyists in Washington, D.C. The people need advocates too.
Public Citizen serves as the people’s voice in the nation’s capital. Since our founding in 1971, we have delved into an array of areas, but our work on each issue shares an overarching goal: To ensure that all citizens are represented in the halls of power.

For four decades, we have proudly championed citizen interests before Congress, the executive branch agencies and the courts. We have successfully challenged the abusive practices of the pharmaceutical, nuclear and automobile industries, and many others. We are leading the charge against undemocratic trade agreements that advance the interests of mega-corporations at the expense of citizens worldwide.

Get corporations out of schools

Sold Out: How Marketing in School Threatens Children's Well-Being and Undermines their Education, by Alex Molnar and Faith Boninger
The Commercialism in Education Research Unit (CERU) publishes research and analyses on topics related to school commercialism. It is the only national academic research unit dedicated to this topic. CERU is guided by the belief that mixing commercial activities with public education raises fundamental issues of public policy, curriculum content, the proper relationship of educators to the students entrusted to them, and the values that the schools embody.
CERU publishes an annual report on school house commercialism, an annual report on the EMO/CMO industry, and a variety of other documents on related topics.

Make Trade Fair is a campaign organized by Oxfam International to promote trade justice and fair trade among governments, institutions, and multinational corporations.
The campaign has focused on the elimination of several trade practices:
• Dumping, which occurs when highly subsidized, surplus commodities from developed countries such as rice, cotton, corn, and sugar are sold at low prices and farmers from poor countries have difficulty competing. It is believed that this creates an uneven playing field where farmers in developing countries are unable to compete in the market with cheaper foreign produce and crops.[1]
• Tariffs, where nations enforce high taxes on imported goods, restricting the sales of products from other nations.[2]
• Unbalanced labour rights for women, who often earn lower wages than their male counterparts.[3]
• Stringent patent issues, that prevent the prices of medication, software, and textbooks (e.g. Gene patents, Chemical patents, and Software patents) from being lowered. Thus, such essential goods are often inaccessible to developing nations

Track corporate harms

Use independent non-corporate media
Independent Media Centre
Indymedia is a collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage. Indymedia is a democratic media outlet for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of truth.
Jam corporate culture:
Adbusters was where the ‘occupy’ movement began

rtmark- sabotage corporate culture

Tv news lies ‘’No distractions, no deceptions, no distortions, no delusions!’’
when the people in power want you dead, just existing is a revolutionary act

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