Notable Books

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
The book by Naomi Klein (No Logo) explodes the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically. Klein exposes the thinking, the money trail and the puppet strings behind the world-changing crises and wars of the last four decades.

Gangs of America: The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of Democracy, by Ted Nace
Download the book for free. Check out the great table at the bottom of this page from Chapter 1 that outlines the rights of corporations vs. people, how they got them and when.

1) Perception Management - Media & Activism

Corporate Accountablity International
Take action to stop corporate abuse!

Corporate Watch
Track corporate harms

PR Watch
Understand the PR industry

Independent Media Center
Use independent media

International Forum on Globalization
Develop alternative strategies

Smart Meme
Strategic grassroots communications dedicated to harnessing the power of narrative for social change.

State PIRG - Working Together
Consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security, or our right to fully participate in our democratic society.

Campaign For A Commercial-Free Childhood
Support the rights of children to grow up - and the rights of parents to raise them - without being undermined by rampant consumerism.
Online monthly magazine for the alternative voice in media.

Sabotage corporate culture

Jam corporate culture

The Activist
Culture. Consciousness. Critical thought.

TV News Lies
Uncovering news disinformation
Read the news the mainstream tends to ignore
TAO Communications is a project of the Toronto-area tech collective known as OAT (Organizing for Autonomous Telecomms). We provide mail, lists and webhosting to individuals and groups working towards social justice.
Provides online communication tools for people and groups working on liberatory social change.

2) Knowledge is Power - Education & Research

CERU - Commercialism in Education Research Unit (Arizona State University)
Get corporations out of schools

Living Economies Forum - David C. Korten
Localize ownership

Corporate Europe Observatory
Researching corporate involvement in decision-making in EU institutions

Canadian Centre For Policy Alternatives
An independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social and economic justice

3) Make A Difference - Fair Trade, Labour Rights & Social Justice

MiningWatch Canada
Changing public policy and mining practices to ensure the health of individuals, communities and ecosystems

Support America's unions

Green America
Harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society

Labor Rights Now!
Fighting for imprisoned worker activists worldwide

Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights
Worker rights are human rights

Urban Habitat
Builds power in low-income communities and communities of color by combining education, advocacy, research and coalition building in the Bay Area.

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF USA)
Women for peace and justice
Providing solidarity to workers' struggles worldwide

Trade Justice Movement (UK)
Campaigning for fundamental change to international trade

Traidcraft (UK)
Working to make trade work for the poor

4) Save Democracy - Civil & Human Rights

ACLU - American Civil Liberties Union
Preserving civil rights

Amnesty International
Protect human rights

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Be an active shareholder

Global Exchange
A membership-based international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice around the world
Democracy in action

POCLAD (Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy)
Limit corporate control in government

Public Citizen
Strengthen the regulatory system

Reclaim Democracy!
Restore citizen authority over corporations

Corporate Responsibility Coalition (CORE)
Coalition campaigning for legislation on corporate reporting and liability

People & Planet
Student action on world poverty, human rights, and the environment

The Democracy Center - Bolivia's War Over Water
In 1999, following World Bank advice, Bolivia granted a 40 year privatization lease to a subsidiary of the Bechtel Corporation, giving it control over the water on which more than half a million people survive. Immediately the company doubled and tripled water rates for some of South America's poorest families...

5) Sustainable Living - Save the Planet

Practical environmental solutions and innovative social strategies

Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund
Defend your community (free legal assistance)

On the Commons
A commons movement strategy center

Earth Island Institute
Conservation, preservation, restoration

Crucial world wide campaign, focusing on threats to the planet's biodiversity and environment

The Interface Story
Make your corporation sustainable like Interface did

Natural Capitalism
Book about creating the next industrial revolution with a new business model

Sierra Club
Conservation, preservation, restoration

Global Witness
Campaigning to highlight the link between the exploitation of natural resources and human rights abuses

Rising Tide UK
Grassroots responses to the root causes of climate change

Environmental Investigation Agency
Campaigning to investigate and expose environmental crime

World Wildlife Fund
Working on both global and local environmental issues to live in harmony with nature

6) You Are What You Eat - Protect Your Food

BGH Bulletin
Outdated site about Steve & Jane's fight with Fox, featured in The Corporation, but still has good background information.

Center for Food Safety
Challenging harmful food production technologies and promoting sustainable alternatives

Ethical Consumer
UK's leading alternative consumer organisation uncovering the truth behind brand names

Food & Water Watch: Factory Farm Project

Organic Consumers Association

Pesticide Watch
Fighting dangerous pesticides


THE CORPORATION raises questions about the enduring viability and value of the corporation as the primary vehicle for organizing the production of wealth in market-based societies. It raises important concerns about the impact of the corporate structure on a range of public goods and should provoke thinking about whether or not there are better ways to more effectively organize production for the general welfare.

- Mark Amen, Director of the Globalization Research Center, University of Southern Florida