|Bhopal Survivors Confront Dow|
by Helene Vosters, Special to CorpWatch
May 15th, 2003
Almost 19 years after the Bhopal gas disaster in India, survivors still seek Justice. Recently they confronted the CEO of Dow Chemical at a shareholders' meeting.
|Dyncorp Rent-a-Cops May Head to Post-Saddam Iraq|
by Pratap Chatterjee, Special to CorpWatch
April 9th, 2003
A major military contractor - already underfire for alleged human rights violations and fraud - may get a multi-million dollar contract to police post-Saddam Iraq.
|Busting the Water Cartel|
by Holly Wren Spaulding, Special to CorpWatch
March 27th, 2003
A report from inside the World Water Forum on the showdown between water privatizers and human rights activists.
|Indigenous Struggle in Ecuador Becomes a "Cause Beyond Control"|
by Kenny Bruno, EarthRights International
March 13th, 2003
Ecuador's government recently ruled indigenous opposition to Amazon oil development a "cause beyond control." That leaves the companies free to pull out. It could also be an excuse to step up repression.
|September 11th Didn't Change Everything|
by Kenny Bruno, CorpWatch
September 10th, 2002
A New Yorker looks at the squandered opportunities to make desperately needed changes in the American psyche and global policy following last September 11th.
|Afghan Pipe Dreams|
by Pratap Chatterjee, Special to CorpWatch
June 28th, 2002
Is the US War on Terrorism in Afghanistan really a war for a natural gas pipeline? Fossil fuel corporations and the World Bank are expressing cautious interest. Activists are concerned.
by Sandhya Srinivasan, Special to CorpWatch
December 6th, 2001
Seventeen years after the Bhopal disaster, survivors still seek justice and environmental health regulations go unenforced.
|G8: Are You Happy?|
by Susan George, Special to CorpWatch
July 24th, 2001
The movement for a different kind of globalization is in danger. Either we expose what the police are actually up to and prevent the violence of the few, or we risk shattering the greatest political hope in the last several decades.
|The Promise of Porto Alegre|
by Ignacio Ramonet, Le Monde Diplomatique
The new century is starting in Porto Alegre. All kinds of people, each in their own ways, have been contesting and critiquing neo-liberal globalisation, and many of them will be gathering in this southern Brazilian city on 25-30 January for the first World Social Forum. This time they won't just be protesting -- as they were in Seattle, Washington, Prague and elsewhere -- against the world-wide injustices, inequalities and disasters created by the excesses of capitalism (see the article by Bernard Cassen).
|The Prison Industry: Capitalist Punishment|
by Julie Light, CorpWatch
October 28th, 1999
The CMT Blues scandal and the host of human rights and labor issues it raises, is just the tip of the iceberg in a web of interconnected business, government and class interests which critics dub the ''prison industrial complex.''
|MEXICO: University Professors Photos Draw the Wrath of Border Industrialists|
by Julie Light, Special to CorpWatch
April 29th, 1999
It wasn't just the politically provocative photographs that got Fred Lonidier's exhibit at Tijuana's public university taken down. It was the fact that he had the audacity to leaflet maquiladora workers outside the factory gates and invite them to the gallery that got his show yanked.
|Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex|
by Angela Y. Davis, ColorLines
September 1st, 1998
Long time scholar and activist Davis explains that locking up vast numbers of poor people of color "has literally become big business." She examines how corporate interest and institutional racism intersect.
|Clinton's New ''No Sweatshop'' Agreement|
by Tim Connor, Community Aid Abroad
September 22nd, 1997
In April this year, with much fanfare, US President Bill Clinton announced the introduction of a new ''No Sweatshop'' Code of Conduct for US Apparel and Footwear companies. The code is voluntary, but high profile companies like Nike Inc., Reebok International Ltd. and Liz Claiborne Inc. were among the ten initial signatories. These companies agreed that a set of minimum standards for working conditions in factories would be adhered to in the production of their goods -- wherever that production occurs.