How the System Works (or doesn't work) and What to Do About It

If this bothers you, read on and then do something about it.

If you don't know why corporate power is a problem, here are some websites that will explain the concept.

Challenge Corporate Power, Asserting the People's Rights campaign of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. They have a full Corporate Power Study Curriculum and Organizing Packets.

Timeline of Corporate Rights vs. People's Rights (also from WILPF)

Know Thine Enemy - A Brief History of Corporations

A Call to Citizens: Real Populists Please Stand Up!

Third World Traveler - magazine articles and book excerpts that offer an alternative view to the corporate media about the state of democracy in America

Corporate Control of American Democracy

Reclaim Democracy is dedicated to restoring democratic authority over corporations, reviving grassroots democracy, and revoking the power of money and corporations to control government and civic society.

Aurora Institute - promotes an understanding of how the very structure of modern institutions directly influences many of the social, economic and environmental problems we face in modern society.

Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy (POCLAD) and their Taking Care of Business booklet which started the modern anti-corporate movement, inspiring the groups above and local groups like:

Ending Corporate Governance

Top 100 Corporate Criminals of the 1990s

Study Reinforces Public Distrust of Corporations (Report on the Top 200 corporations from the Institute for Policy Studies)

Corporations Pages at

Unequal Protection: The rise of corporate dominance and theft of human rights - book by Thom Hartmann

Corporate Welfare

Corporate Control of the Media

The Threat of Corporate Power

Corporate Control of the Government (Campaign Contributions to Politicians)

RACHEL's Environment & Health Weekly   Table of Contents and Index
Read the RACHEL series on corporate power, economic trends and political action in order:
308, 309, 316, 388, 396, 397, 409, 419, 421, 422, 426, 427, 433, 449, 451, 452, 455, 458, 459, 460, 461, 465, 488, 489

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If you're up for more reading, RACHELS's has published many articles on corporate power...

Corporate Power and the Corporate Charter Reform Movement

Corporate Control of Government (campaign finance)

Economic Trends

Mobilization: Coalition Building / Independent Politics

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