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Insurrection! with Kevin Danaher and Jason Mark

Date:
Thursday, February 05, 2004
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
Beck
Location Details:
Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight Way, Berkeley.

Thursday, 7 pm - 9 pm
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Come hear compelling, lively, informative accounts about the burgeoning anti-corporate globalization movement, and get inspired. Join activist/authors Kevin Danaher and Jason Mark as they discuss their new book, “Insurrection: Citizen Challenges to Corporate Power.” Half of the world's 100 largest economies are not nations, they are corporations, and a mere 500 companies control 70% of world trade. Corporate campaign cash elects our politicians. Corporate lobbyists write our laws. But 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. “Insurrection” presents a series of stories chronicling the accomplishments of the 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. Each of these struggles seek to fulfill the idea that in a democracy, no institution is above the law.
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Cost: Free.


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