|University, Inc. |
by Jennifer Borden, Special to CorpWatch
April 11th, 2005
From research patents to high-stakes partnerships, Jennifer Washburn spent years researching the links between industry and the American University. In this exclusive interview with CorpWatch's Jennifer Borden, Washburn talks about what she found, why it matters and what you can do about it.
|Leaving Children Behind|
by Ben Clarke, Special to CorpWatch
September 23rd, 2004
Exam privatization threatens public schools
"They make kids in my class feel dumb," says Vanessa Verdín about the corporate-designed standardized tests that millions of U.S. students are required to take under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Vanessa, an energetic eleven year old whose hobbies include soccer, knitting and research, feels that the tests "ask the wrong questions" and "waste time when we could be learning."
|Soweto Resists ANC Privatization Moves|
by Walter Turner: Interview with Trevor Ngwane, Africa Today
August 18th, 2004
From illegal reconnection to the electrical grid, "Operation Khanyisa" to refusal of pre-pair water meters, South Africa's largest black township fights back.
|ANC Privatizations Fail to Deliver in South Africa|
by Patrick Bond, Special to Corpwatch
August 18th, 2004
"Privatization can only worsen conditions for the majority. The reality of the Telkom sale is that property is being expropriated from 46 million South Africans to be auctioned off to, at best, 1 million 'investors' in the name of black economic empowerment."
|Bush Turns Blind Eye to Blackout Culprit|
by Tyson Slocum, Special to CorpWatch
August 21st, 2003
An Ohio-based energy conglomerate is responsible for the massive power blackout that shut down much of the Midwest and Northeast -- and its chief executives rank among Bush's top campaign fundraisers.
|Bechtel: Profiting from Destruction|
by CorpWatch, Global Exchange, Public Citizen, Collaborative Report
June 5th, 2003
In this collaborative report we look at Bechtel's history of operations in the water, nuclear, energy and public works sectors.
|Nuclear Renaissance or Nuclear Nightmare?|
by Karl Grossman, Special to CorpWatch
October 23rd, 2002
Thought the nuclear power industry was dead? Guess again. Industry leaders met to launch a "renaissance" with help from the White House. Check out this CorpWatch exclusive.
|Will Congress Investigate US Agencies' Enron Ties?|
by Jim Vallette, Special to CorpWatch
August 1st, 2002
The Senate is investigating the role of private investment banks in the Enron scandal. Could public institutions, like the World Bank and the Export-Import Bank be next?
|Edison's Failing Grade|
by Tali Woodward, Special to CorpWatch
June 20th, 2002
For-profit school manager Edison Schools Inc. promoted itself as the savior of American public education. Now, the company is struggling for its own survival.
|Sempra: Exporting Pollution|
by J.P. Ross, Greenpeace, Special to CorpWatch
May 27th, 2002
San Diego-based Sempra Energy is dodging US environmental laws by building power plants in Mexico -- and shipping the electricity back to California.
|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.''
|The Prison Industrial Complex: Crisis and Control|
by Christian Parenti, Special to CorpWatch
September 1st, 1999
The author of Lockdown America paints a chilling picture of social and economic crisis, corporate interest and the need to lock up ''disposable'' populations. Parenti also looks at the major corporate players in the prison industrial complex.
by Mumia Abu-Jamal, Special to CorpWatch
August 26th, 1999
In this original column for CorpWatch, death-row journalist Jamal describes some of the dramatic abuses that occur when the profit motive and punishment collide.
|Prison Privatization: The Bottom Line|
by Alex Friedmann, Special to CorpWatch
August 21st, 1999
This CCA prisoner describes his stint in a private lockup where the company's stock quotes were posted on the wall. His reporting on company policies landed him in hot water and then back in a state prison.
|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.
|Corporate-Sponsored Public Schools|
Applied Research Center
July 8th, 1998
Here is a fact sheet on the education industry prepared by the Applied Research Center (ARC). It is an excellent resource listing a ''who's who'' of the for-profit education world.
|Race and Classroom: The Corporate Connection|
July 8th, 1998
Activist and researcher Libero Della Piana talks about the history of institutional racism in U.S. schools and how it leaves children of color vulnerable to corporate intervention in the classroom.