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Students for Informed Career Decisions
- Provides information sheets on the environmental and labor practices of corporations that recruit on college campuses - including Disney, which is embroiled in a labor controversy.

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Covers over 1000 companies, over 160 countries, over 150 topics. The site is composed of links to a wide range of materials published by companies, NGOs, governments, intergovernmental organisations, journalists, academics, etc. It includes reports of corporate misconduct as well as positive examples of "best practice" by companies.

Campaign to Ban Landmines
Human Rights Watch update (March, 1999) on the continued use of land mines encouraged by President Clinton and midwest defense firm.

Center for Global Ethics
Dialogue among representatives of all major religious groups plus global business code of ethics.

Child Slave Labor News
Information on companies worldwide that are known to use sweatshop labor and child labor. Also some Good companies. Produced by Immaculata High School students.

The Cluetrain Manifesto
Corporate activists seeking to put a human touch back into the corporate world through the use of technology.

Corporate Predators
Corporate Predators: The Hunt for Mega-Profits and the Attack on Democracy. This book by by Mokhiber and Weissman details corporate operations that threaten human rights and relations.

Free subversive software for the CueCat home barcode scanner, designed to dig up any dirt on the manufacturer/seller using the DC database and Google.

Democracy Watch
An Ottawa-based non-profit, non-partisan citizen advocacy organization that focuses on democratic reform and government and corporate accountability in Canada.

Do Corporate Operations Prey?
Corporate Predators web site, article on "The Hunt for Mega-Profits and the Attack on Democracy."

ENDespair Project
To Transform the "World of Work" by an informal, expanding coalition of citizens concerned about what's happening in the business world.

Expose of The Bilderberg Club
"...somebody has to take governments' place, and business seems to me to be a logical entity to do it." - David Rockefeller

Fair Trade Federation
FTF is an association of businesses committed to providing fair wages and good employment opportunities to economically disadvantaged artisans and farmers worldwide. Standards are relevant to corporate operations.

The Fairtrade Foundation
Seeks to tackle the exploitation of workers in developing countries by giving consumers the opportunity to buy products that guarantee a better deal to producers. Site includes information resources and a report on coffee farmers and international trade.

Foreign Policy and Corporate Operations
Research paper on U.S. policy in Asian Pacific Econ Cooperative: Does (1) US promotes an economic model that downplays human rights and sustainable development. (2)   U.S. policy has focused on enhancing U.S. corporate interests rather than addressing the social and ecological costs of the current economic crisis?

iMedia Connection: How's Your Reputation?
Article suggests that actively managing what search engines say about your business can head off costly attacks.

Multinational Monitor
Tracks corporate activity, especially in the Third World, focusing on the export of hazardous substances, worker health and safety, labor union issues and the environment.

Multinationals and Mother Earth
Do global capital flows inherently challenge the environment? White paper on corporate operations, as they affect the environment today.

The One and Only Anti-Music Industry Website
Analyzes, examines, and exposes what it calls "the tasteless and evil practices of the music industry".

RAFI: Rural Advancement Foundation
Canada based nonprofit, activist group's site. Their goals are conservation and sustainable improvement of agricultural biodiversity; socially responsible development of technologies useful to rural societies. RAFI does not "pull its punches" on its white papers.

Robert A. G. Monks
This former corporate insider and former Maine-based U.S. Congressman has written several insightful looks at how corporations' operations may be inherently destructive to the environment, human beings, and our rights with ideas on improving the situation.

Socially Responsible Investment Coalition
Aimed toward increasing corporate accountability through education and action alerts.

Students against Lethality
Subscription page of Students for Change, permits networking with other activists on businesses affecting Human Rights.

Transparency International
International coalition against corruption in international business transactions and seeking increased government accountability.

Transparency International
International coalition against corruption in international business transactions and seeking increased government accountability.

undesign - a plan for all seasons
Reflections on the wisdom of Tibor Kalman, social responsibility, and a designer's role in the digital age.

XAT Peaceful Revolution Network
A barter organization uses XAT units as an alternative to money to purchase goods and services. Writings on the history of money and a Journey guide.


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