transnational corporations

Counterbalancing Disproportionate Power: The Message from Harris Gleckman

Counterbalancing Disproportionate Power: The Message from Harris Gleckman

December 26, 2018

No major democratic country deals with domestic civil or criminal matters related to human rights based on a voluntary system, explains Harris Gleckman, in an op-ed on the disproportionate power wielded by transnational businesses in the current world system

Corporate Looting: Sub-Saharan Africa Loses $100B A Year

February 12, 2018

A recently released World Bank report shows that the wealth of sub-Saharan Africa has been steadily declining over the past several decades, as transnational corporations extract mineral wealth without adequately compensating the region, says economist Patrick Bond

Transnational Corporations vs. Human Rights

January 2, 2017
Under the UN system, a binding framework of legal rights for transnational corporations are enforced across national boundaries but not so TNC obligations, this series explores the urgent need recognized by the UN Human Rights Council to correct this imbalance between the legal rights and responsibilities of TNCs at the international level

The Empire Files: Chevron vs. the Amazon – Ending Corporate Tyranny

August 30, 2016

After an on-the-ground assessment of Chevron’s pollution, and its war against the plaintiffs, Part III of Chevron vs. the Amazon explores the bigger picture of impunity for transnational corporations, and the history of Ecuador’s fight for sovereignty. Featuring interviews with Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa, Foreign Minister Guillioume Long, and Permanent Representative to the UN Maria…

Wikileaks Exposes the TPP as a Capitulation to Corporate Interests

November 14, 2013

Kevin Zeese: Obama administration’s Fast Track authority plan derailed by bipartisan outrage.

“Manufacturing Consent” 25 Years Later

March 28, 2013

Edward S. Herman (co-author with Noam Chomsky of “Manufacturing Consent’): All the problems of the propaganda media model we talked about in the book have grown worse; new media like Real News show potential but need funding for more investigative journalism

From London to New York to Cyprus, Fraud and Financial “Insanity”

March 21, 2013

Bill Black: Standard Chartered admits to fraud, no one fired or prosecuted; Cypriot people force government to give up on taxing smaller depositors