PANNA: Resource Pointer #268


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Resource Pointer #268
November 12, 2001

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*Raisin’ a Ruckus: New Activism and the Response to Globalization, 2001* Video. KQED. Explores the activist movement against corporate globalization. Articulates the movement’s concerns with the global economic policy as steered by the World Trade Organization (WTO), the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF). Notes the diversity of the movement in specific concerns and tactics. Highlights a California-based activist group, the Ruckus Society, and its non-violent, creative confrontation and media-relations strategies. 58 minutes. Available to non-profit groups. US$75.53. Contact KQED TV Program Sales, 2601 Mariposa St., San Fransisco, CA 94110-1426; phone (415) 864-2000; email; Web site:

*PR Watch* Published quarterly. Sheldon Rampton, ed., Center for Media & Democracy. Offers a critical insight into the corporate public relations (PR) industry. Reports on specific corporate spin doctor campaigns and their effects on media and public opinion. Concurrent Web site offers ‘Spin of the Day’ news releases on current PR campaigns. US$200 for businesses, US$60 for non-profit-groups, US$35 for journalists and individuals. To subscribe, contact Center for Media & Democracy, 530 University Ave. Suite 310, Madison, WI 53703; phone (608) 260-9713; fax (608) 260-9714; email; Web site

*Trust Us, We’re Experts: How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles with Your Future, 2001* Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber. Documents the corporate manufacturing of ‘third party independent experts’ as public relations (PR) tools. Lists covert PR methods that influence public opinion, including manipulating data, manufacturing facts, funding ‘neutral’ expert opinions, and more. 358 pages. US$27.95. Center for Media & Democracy, 530 University Ave. Suite 310, Madison, WI 53703 ; phone (608) 260-9713; fax (608) 260-9714; email; Web site

*Toxic Sludge is Good For You: Lies, Damn Lies, and the Public Relations Industry, 1995* Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber. Exposes the nature of the corporate public relations (PR) industry and its manipulations of media and public opinion. Discusses the nature of PR strategy beyond paid advertisements, including ‘green-washing,’ spy/espionage tactics, pulling political or regulatory strings, and more. 236 pages. US$16.95. Center for Media & Democracy, 530 University Ave. Suite 310, Madison, WI 53703; phone (608) 260-9713; fax (608) 260-9714; email; Web site

*Seeing Through the Spin: Public Relations in the Globalised Economy: An Educational Pack for Teachers & Facilitators, 2001* Dave Richards, Reading International Solidarity Centre. Includes teachers’ notes for 14 exercises, activity sheets, appendices containing background information, and a variety of school materials produced by corporations and campaign groups. UK15.00 (plus postage). Baby Milk Action, 23 St. Andrew St., Cambridge CB2 3AX, UK; phone (44-1223) 464 420; fax (44-1223) 464 417; email; Web site

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