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Multinational Corporations

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Multinational Corporations are the main actors driving economic globalisation which thrives when market forces are de-regulated, allowing essential goods and services to be allocated by commercial activity, not human need. The result is a world economy that favours affluent countries and their corporate interests whilst neglecting those living in extreme poverty who the market fails to reach.

Latest Articles

Transnational Capital vs People's Resistance

A special edition of the 'Latin America in Movement' magazine discusses the international call to action towards building together a global campaign to dismantle corporate power and impose binding obligations on transnational corporations at the global level. Compiled by America Latina en Movimiento.

What You Need to Know About a Worldwide Corporate Power Grab of Enormous Proportions

The corporate cabal behind a new trade agreement including Cargill, Pfizer, Nike and WalMart, has done an exceptional job of maintaining an almost total lack of transparency as they literally design the future we will all inhabit, writes Laurel Sutherlin.

From Current Business Paradigm to the Second Renaissance

The business community must face up the need for sustainable thinking, perceive its enormous power to alter the outcome, and become aware of the profits which will be lost and the far greater ones that will be gained by providing the will and “can do” attitude to tackle our human dilemmas. By Sam Yau and Rinaldo Brutoco.

Megatrends: Future Paradigms for Business

Here are five strategic features and an additional five trends that are golden opportunities for business as we begin to redesign our life-critical systems in ways that create enterprises which are far more conscious of society’s actual needs. By Richard Hames

The Global 1%: Exposing the Transnational Ruling Class

A study investigates the world's '1 percent' power elite, examines the extent to which they operate in unison for their own private gains, and analyses how they enforce policies for their own interest through global networks of centralised power. By Peter Phillips and Kimberly Soeiro.

Reclaim the UN from Corporate Capture

As the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) turns 20, there are real concerns about the increasing influence of major corporations and business lobby groups within the UN. A report by Friends of the Earth International.

TNCs: Major Players in Human Rights Violations

It is urgent to create binding rules for transnational corporations, for it is a question of the sovereignty of states and the right of people to decide their future. This process can only be resumed with the mobilization of engaged citizens worldwide, write Alejandro Teitelbaum and Melik Özden.

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