Corporations

 

CorpWatch -- Social awareness and advocacy site focused on holding corporations accountable. Counters corporate-led globalization through education and activism. Works to foster democratic control over corporations by building grassroots globalization--a diverse movement for human rights, labor rights and environmental justice. Based in San Francisco. www.corpwatch.org

Multinational Monitor -- The Multinational Monitor is published monthly except bimonthly in January/February and July/August by Essential Information, Inc. The Multinational Monitor tracks corporate activity, especially in the Third World, focusing on the export of hazardous substances, worker health and safety, labor union issues and the environment. www.multinationalmonitor.org

Multinational Resource Center -- Southern countries increasingly find themselves exploited by the worst abuses of multinational corporations' rampant pollution, oppressive labor practices, exploitative trading arrangements, and more. Yet Southern residents often have limited access to even basic information such as who owns local factories and what is their labor and environmental history, what are the laws that regulate specific industries in the North, and what are cleaner alternative waste management methods. MRC helps redress this situation by providing valuable information, free of charge, to Southern activists, environmental and consumer groups and journalists. www.resourcesfirst.org

Programs on Corporations, Law & Democracy -- Organization founded by twelve activists who have spent the last several years researching corporate, labor and legal histories, rethinking past organizing strategies and talking with people about democracy movements. Work in the tradition of people's struggles to replace illegitimate and tyrannical institutions with democratic ones that disperse, rather than concentrate, wealth and power. www.poclad.org