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  1. Abandoning the Public Interest
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2001
    The neo-liberal drive to cut red tape is costing lives. Exposing the hidden costs of deregulation and privatization.
  2. Amazon HQ2 Will Cost Taxpayers at Least $4.6 Billion, More Than Twice What the Company Claimed, New Study Shows
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    In addition to the billions in local government subsidies Amazon stands to gain from Federal Opportunity Zones. Researchers who have studied opportunity zones find that these tax schemes rarely ever help cities, and often financially cripple them.
  3. American Ground Transport
    A Proposal for Restructuring the Automobile, Bus and Rail Industries

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
  4. Big firms to get hotline to ministerial 'buddies'
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Plans are under way to give the heads of the UK's 50 top companies a hotline to individual government ministers. The Department for Business said the idea - designed to boost investment - had been welcomed by the companies.
  5. Big Oil's Ethical Violence
    BP and the Armed Suppression of Dissent in Colombia

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    To challenge impunity is not just to attempt to confine abuses to the past. It serves to expose crimes committed, to preserve memory of the past within the present, and to highlight contradictions between corporate recognition of rights and an economic model that has implied the systematic violation and dispossession of workers and populations around the oilfields. It is part of a process of re-building communities and social organisations wiped out by the violence.
  6. Canada After Harper
    His Ideology-fuelled Attack on Canadian Society and Values, and How We Can Resist and Create the Country We Want

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2015
    Essays documenting the breadth and depth of the Harper government's attack on institutions, policies, and programs that embody values and principles shared by most Canadians: education, health care, women's rights, science and research, the economy, labour unions, water and natural resources, and Aboriginal affairs.
  7. Chomsky.Info
    Resource Type: Website
    The Noam Chomsky Web site.
  8. The Common Good
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1998
    Interviews with Noam Chomsky on the U.S. and the world.
  9. Companies that cooperate with dictatorships must be sanctioned
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Reporters Without Borders condemns the criminal cooperation that exists between many western companies, especially those operating in the new technology area, and authoritarian regimes.
  10. Connexions Library: Economy, Poverty, Work Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on the economy and economics.
  11. Corporate Coercion and the Drive to Eliminate Buying with Cash
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    Consumer freedom and privacy are examined as coercive commercialism quickly moves toward a cashless economy, when all consumers are forced into corporate payment systems from credit/debit cards, mobile phones and perhaps even through facial recognition technology.
  12. Corporate Corruption And The Special Interest State
    Regulatory Capture at the FCC

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    With Tom Wheeler's nomination, expect pro big-telecom policies such as ending net neutrality, further industry consolidation, limiting meaningful competition and increasing user fees, among other policies.
  13. Corporate money preventing all-out campaign to stop global warming
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Highly-regarded former Toronto Mayor David Miller says he is "very excited" about becoming the new President and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund-Canada in September. But there are questions about whether the WWF is effective in its work and, moreover, why the WWF and other members of the global environmental movement have made such little progress combatting the most serious threat to earth - climate change.
  14. The Corporate State and Manufactured Dependence
    Sure, It Can Get Worse...It's Happening Right Before Our Eyes

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    The 'resistance is futile' mindset that supports plutocrats and the global corporations they own assumes the existing order is the only possible order and the costs of resistance are too great because 'they' have state power and unlimited economic resources on their side.
  15. Corporate Terrorism in West Texas
    The Full Weight of Justice

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Make no mistake, if it becomes clear that the Texas explosion was triggered by a terrorist attack, a la the Oklahoma City bombing, then Obama will begin talking about “the full weight of justice.”
  16. The Corporation
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2004
    The Corporation explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time.
  17. Corporation Nation
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1998
    Derber writes that undemocratic corporations, not governments, are controlling society.
  18. The Corporations and the State
    Essays in the Theory of Capitalism and Imperialism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
    Essays discussing modern U.S. capitalism and imperialism. Each chapter tries to delineate the relationship between 'economic' and 'political' processes, or at least recognize the unity between them. The unifying them is the role of the large corporations in U.S. society and the world eonomy, and the relationship between these corporations and the capitalist state.
  19. Culture Inc.
    The Corporate Takeover of Public Expression

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    Schiller defends democratic expression and free access to information while demonstrating the ways in which public expression, public space, and public access to information are becoming increasingly limited and controlled.
  20. Free Trade and the New Right Agenda
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1988
    A useful snapshot of the 'free trade' debate at the time of the 1988 Free Trade Agreement between the United States and Canada.
  21. The FTAA and the WTO: the meta-program for global corporate rule
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2001
    The deepest and most systemic threat to civil and planetary life the world has ever faced is underway. Behind the disasters of regional economies and planetary ecosystems melting down, the threat is driven by an underlying meta-program, in terms of which every decision, every policy, every regulation and implementation is demanded and instituted by servant governments.
  22. GovernmentSources.ca
    Resource Type: Website
    A portal with information about government, Canadian and international, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
  23. The Higher Circles
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
  24. How Private Prisons Game the Immigration System
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    With huge profits at stake, CCA and the Geo Group are pushing discreetly for enforcement-heavy immigration reform.
  25. How to get the answers you want
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The Ontario government appointed a high-profile banker, Don Drummond, to come up with recommendations about how the government should deal with difficult economic times. The results were predictable....
  26. Imperialism, Nationalism, and Canada.
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1977
    Interpretations of Canada's status in the system of world imperialism and the internal dynamics of class, race, and region within the Canadian national state.
  27. Lancashire County Council under pressure from fracking lobbyists
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Lancashire County Council is coming under intense pressure from fracking lobbyists to approve two controversial shale gas sites in the county, a week after its own planning officers recommended refusal.
  28. Monsanto: Contamination By All Means Necessary
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    What happens when you allow commercial interests free rein over a nation state's food and agricultural policies? Consumers and farmers end up paying the price.
  29. Monsanto and Ukraine
    GM Food, Ukraine and the Return of Hill + Knowlton

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), under terms of their $17 billion loan to Ukraine, will force that country to permit genetically-modified (GM) crops and genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture.
  30. The Myth of the Good Corporate Citizen
    Democracy Under the Rule of Big Business

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1998
    Dobbin argues that transnational corporations (TNG's) have power over every nation's government; they are not the good citizens they claim to be.
  31. NAFTA's Chapter 11 Makes Canada Most-Sued Country Under Free Trade Tribunals
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    According to a new study, Canada is the most-sued country under the North American Free Trade Agreement and a majority of the disputes involve investors challenging the country's environmental laws.
  32. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 18, 2015
    Corruption

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2015
    Corruption - or at least some types of corruption - are much in the news, with the ongoing scandals in the Canadian Senate and the recent U.S. targeting of the Swiss-based football federation FIFA for alleged bribery. In this issue, we look at these and other forms of corruption. Diana Johnstone writes about the double standards displayed by U.S. institutions, which happily target enemies and rivals, while ignoring the much greater corruption that underlies the power structures in Washington. We feature an article detailing how much money U.S. Senators received from corporations prior to their vote on the TPP negotiations, as well as materials on criminal conduct by some of the world's biggest banks, and an article on the work of investigative journalists in exposing corruption.
  33. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 1, 2017
    April 1 issue

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2017
    Other Voices always strives to present you with alternative views on important topics. This issue offers some really alternative perspectives and even some "alternative facts." As always, read critically - and enjoy.
  34. Our Generation
    Volume 10 Number 1

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1974
  35. The Polluters
    The Making of Our Chemically Altered Environment

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2010
    Provides an account of the American chemical industry and its effect on the environment.
  36. Press for Conversion #45
    July 2001

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2001
    This issue looks at the origins of corporate globalization and contains many informative articles that explore the important links between war, militarism, big business and the increasing power that corporations wield over governments around the world.
  37. Radical Digressions 2
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2000
  38. Radical Perspectives on the Economic Crisis of Monopoly Capitalism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1975
    A popular education pamphlet on the economic crises of monopoly capitalism.
  39. The Real Board of Directors: The Construction of Biotechnology Policy in Canada, 1980-2000
    Resource Type: Book
    This study describes who has actually been making the decisions about biotechnology in Canada -- indeed, about health policy, science policy, and much more -- for more than two decades.
  40. Ruling Canada: Corporate Cohesion and Democracy
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2005
    Ruling Canada critically examines Canada's "economic elite" -- a collection of the country's richest and most powerful individuals, many of whom preside over Canada's largest corporations. Brownlee argues that this corporate elite is increasingly unified and class conscious. As a direct result, a broad array of state policies and programs have been cut and/or implemented which serve the interests of this elite minority at the expense of most Canadian citizens.
  41. Secrets, Lies and Democracy
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1994
    Noam Chomsky interviewed by David Barsamian.
  42. Silent Surrender
    The multinational corporation in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
    Levitt examines the historical background of foreign investment in Canada, its acceleration since the Second World War, and the nature of the intrusion into a sovereign state of the multinational corporation. she argues that recolonization by U.S. international corporations is rapidly transforming Canada into the world's richest under-developed country.
  43. The Silent Takeover
    Global Capitalism and the Death of Democracy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2001
    A combination of globalisation and the growing power of major corporations is rendering democratic governments impotent for influencing key decisions that affect the lives of ordinary people.
  44. The State as Protection Racket
    Chapters in the History of Daylight Robbery

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    The debate about the current global economic "crisis" is obscenely counterintuitive and illogical to the point of incoherence. Who is willing to 'follow the money"? This dictum appears utterly forgotten, despite recurring astronomic fraud perpetrated by US corporations.
  45. State of Power 2014
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    A report with iinfographics and essays that expose and analyse the principal power-brokers that have caused financial, economic, social and ecological crises worldwide.
  46. Stolen Seeds
    The privatisation of Canada's agricultural biodiversity

    Resource Type: Book
    Through patents and other intellectual property regimes, corporate tactics, and government manoeuvering, public goods are being destroyed to make way for private profit. Seed saving and plant breeding practices are being criminalised. This paper provides an overview of the various ways in which this process is happening and discusses some of the consequences.
  47. Strategies for Canadian Economic Self-Reliance
    Resource Type: Book
  48. Taking the Risk Out of Democracy
    Corporate Propaganda versus Freedom and Liberty

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    The twentieth-century history of corporate propaganda practiced by U.S. businesses and the ways in which such corporate propaganda was exported to, and adopted by, other western democracies especially the United Kingdom and Australia.
  49. Too Big to Jail
    Not Too Big to Resist

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    US rich evade punishment while the poor are criminalized in the two-tier justice system.
  50. Transpacific Partnership and Monsanto
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has the potential to become the biggest regional Free Trade Agreement in history, both in economic size and the ability to quietly add more countries in addition to those originally included.
  51. TTIP: the Corporate Empowerment Act
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The Transatlantic and Transpacific Trade and Investment Partnerships have nothing to do with free trade. "Free trade" is used as a disguise to hide the power these agreements give to corporations to use law suits to overturn sovereign laws of nations that regulate pollution, food safety, GMOs, and minimum wages.
  52. What Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secretive, multinational agreement that, among other things, threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement.
  53. When Corporations Rule the World
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2001
    Kortens' book is an examination of the growth of corporate power from its beginnings in the 17th and 18th to its entrenchment in American society in the 19th.
  54. Who do we try to rescue today?
    Canada under corporate rule

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2000
    A collection of essays discussing aspects of the role of corporations in late-20th-century Canada.

Experts on Corporations/Influence on Government in the Sources Directory

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  2. CorpWatch

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