Insurrection: Citizen Challenges to Corporate Power

Book Reviews | Feb 3rd, 2007

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Author: Kevin Danaher and Jason Mark
Publisher: Routledge
Genre: Politics
Pages: 288
Retail Price: 9.99
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Similar to How to Get Stupid White Men Out of Office, Insurrection is a series of success stories about people power. But instead of battling politicians and governments, the book is about an even more rich and powerful nemesis corporations.

Democracy is undermined by corporate power corporations lobby for or against legislation, their campaign donations help elect the ones they want, and they scoop up the world’s resources and wealth while offering little in return.

However, there have been grand moments in recent history of people standing up to the corporate juggernauts, and if not always with the result of changing policy, they have exposed many abuses, putting media and public spotlight on corporate irresponsibility and immoral practices.

The case studies in this book cover in detail the anti-sweatshop movement, the fight for dolphin-safe tuna, opposition to Big Tobacco, the Free Burma movement, and the WTO protests. These are inspiring stories, but the book reminds us that in this age of corporate convergence and globalization, the battle for corporate accountability, fairness and human rights is just beginning.

Bottom Line: Stories of success of individuals against the corporate machine.
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