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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

Indian 'slave' children found making low-cost clothes destined for Gap

Child workers, some as young as 10, have been found working in a textile factory in conditions close to slavery to produce clothes that appear destined for Gap Kids, reports Dan McDougall.

Are Corporate Titans Really Worth the Billions They Suck In?
Back around 1980, big-time corporate CEOs in the United States took home just over 40 times the pay of average American workers. Today's average American CEO from a Fortune 500 company makes 364 times an average worker's pay and over 70 times the pay of a four-star Army general. Article by Sarah Anderson and Sam Pizzigati.
Stand Up to Corporate Power: Who Will Rule?

Citizen movements are proving that we can take on corporate power, and together build a future that works for all life, write Michael Marx and Marjorie Kelly.

Anglo American: The Alternative Report

British mining company Anglo American is profiting from a pattern of global abuse and brutality against poor people, including the murder of opponents who say the firm’s mining operations threaten their livelihoods. Anglo American is the world’s second largest mining company and one of the 10 largest British companies, with net profits of over $6 billion in 2006, says a report by War on Want.

Global Compact Fails to Stop Corporate Human Rights Violations, Says ActionAid

The UN flagship initiative on corporate responsibility - the Global Compact - is failing to stop corporate human rights violations, says ActionAid.

Corporate Rights and Responsibilities: Restoring Legal Accountability

The owners and directors of corporations must be made accountable in law for their actions. Owner-shareholders and top executives exercise immense power, both globally and locally, but are not responsible in law for their actions. This immunity is provided by the legal principle of limited liability. Article by Stephanie Blankenburg and Dan Plesch.

We shop until Chinese workers drop

She was expected to work 360 days a year from 7.30am to 9.30pm with only a half-hour break

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