Protest movements, Anti-globalization movement, Big business, Business ethics, Corporate profits, and Corporations--Taxation
From uncovering major retailers'links to sweatshop abuses and revealing the deception of American tobacco companies, to questioning corporations'ties to repressive dictators, shaming food processors into selling dolphin-safe tuna and demanding that businesses stop destroying old growth forests, citizens have become far more aggressive in directly
Danaher, Kevin, 1950-, Mark, Jason, 1975-, Mark, Jason (Jason Dove), and Danaher, Kevin, 1950-
Protest movements., Anti-globalization movement., Big business., Business ethics., Corporate profits., and Corporations -- Taxation.
"Half the world's 100 largest economies are not nations; they are corporations. A mere 500 companies control 70 percent of world trade. Such concentrations of wealth pose a clear and present danger to the health of our democracy. Corporate campaign cash elects our politicians. Corporate lobbyists write our laws." "But what corporations have gained in political power they have lost in legitimacy. A growing number of people - environmental activists, trade unionists, family farmers - are challenging the power of giant corporations, demanding that they be held accountable to someone other than their shareholders." "In Insurrection, Kevin Danaher and Jason Mark, two high-profile activists, present a series of stories chronicling the accomplishments of the budding corporate accountability movement: the uncovering of major retailers' links to sweatshop abuses. The revelation that big tobacco companies deceived the public about the health risks of smoking; the questioning of corporations' ties to repressive dictatorships; the shaming of food processors into selling dolphin-safe tuna; and the battles against NAFTA and the WTO. Together, these struggles seek to fulfill the idea that in a democracy no institution is above the law."--Jacket.
UNITED States -- Politics government, ABU-Jamal, Mumia, 1954-, RIDGE, Thomas J., 1945-, EXECUTIONS in effigy, FAULKNER, Daniel, 1955-1981, CAPITAL punishment, DOLE, Robert J., 1923-, VIOLENCE in motion pictures, and UNITED States
The article focuses on prevailing political conditions in the U.S. and around the world, as of June 26, 1995. Mumia Abu-Jamal, a former public radio reporter and a supporter of MOVE, was served with a death warrant from Pennsylvania Governor Thomas Ridge, setting his execution for August 17, 1995. Abu-Jamal may or may not have shot Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 198, but he and publisher Addison-Wesley are now targets of an angry campaign by Philadelphia's Fraternal Order of Police. Another development focuses on the comments made by Senator Bob Dole on gangsta rap and movie violence in Hollywood.