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Resource Pointer #358 (Corporate Power: New Threats to the Environment and Human Rights)
For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Gangs of America: The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of Democracy, 2003* Ted Nace. Examines the anti-corporate roots of American democracy and traces the history and establishment of corporate power. Describes past and present power struggles between big business and democracy and focuses on recent developments, including the international expansion of corporate power through trade agreements and globalization. 280 pages. Contact Berrett-Koehler, 235 Montgomery Street, Suite 650, San Francisco, CA 94104; phone (415) 288-0260; fax (415) 362-2512; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.berrettkoehler.com/.
*Food, Inc.: Corporate concentration from farm to consumer, 2003* UK Food Group. Examines the demise of the family farm and the rise of corporate agricultural throughout the world, and cites globalization, trade agreements, agricultural commodity “dumping”, and new technologies as factors. Assesses the economic implications of this shift and the threat to sustainable development goals. Provides policy suggestions to mitigate the negative effects of this power shift and ensure equity and fairness in the food system. 89 pages. Available for free download at: http://www.ukfg.org.uk/. Contact UK Food Group, PO Box 100, London, SE1 7RT; phone (02 07) 523-2369; fax (02 07) 620-0719; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.ukfg.org.uk/.
*Not for Sale, 2002 (video)* Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young. Explores implications of trade agreements on patents, and the growing domain of corporate ownership – now extending to knowledge and living organisms. Investigates the ramifications for the environment, global food supplies, indigenous people, and human rights. 31 minutes. US $195 for purchase (reduced rates available) and $45 for rent. Contact Bullfrog Films, P.O. Box 149, Oley, PA 19547; phone (800) 543-3764; fax (610) 370-1978; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/.
*Censorship, Inc.: The Corporate Threat to Free Speech in the United States, 2002* Lawrence Soley. Reveals strategies and legal processes employed by corporations to restrict free speech. Discusses strategies for activists and citizens to take back free speech and expose corporate threats to public health, environmental health, and human rights. 320 pages. US $23.95. Contact Monthly Review Press, 122 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001; phone (800) 670-9499; fax (212) 727-3676; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.monthlyreview.org/.
*Off the Books: Environment and Human Rights (video)* Sanford Lewis. Assesses the current political and legal framework responsible for corporate responsibility and accountability and reveals numerous inadequacies of this system. Uses the recent Enron scandal to discuss corporate disclosure practices and their effect on public health, social and environmental issues. 30 minutes. US $18. Available for order at: http://www.foe.org/Merchant2/merchant.mv?. Contact Friends of the Earth (FOE), 1025 Vermont Ave., NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC, 20005; phone (877) 843-8687; fax (202) 783-0444; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.foe.org/.
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