Multinational Monitor

SEP/OCT 2008
VOL 29 No. 2


Biotech Snake Oil: A Quack Cure for Hunger
by Bill Freese

Nuclear's Power Play: Give Us Subsidies or Give Us Death
by Tyson Slocum

Conservation Corp.: Enviros Ally with Big Grain Traders
by Christine MacDonald

The Concession Trap: Auto Worker Givebacks and Labor's Future
by Simone Landon

The Commercial Games: Selling Off the Olympic Ideal
by Jennifer Wedekind


Bad Samaritans: How Rich Country "Help" Hurts the Developing World
an interview with
Ha-Joon Chang

Unhealthy Solutions: Private Insurance, High Costs and the Denial of Care
an interview with
Steffie Woolhandler

Arts, Inc.: The Corporate Control of Culture
an interview with
Bill Ivey


Behind the Lines

The State of Corporate Welfare

The Front
Climate Changing Africa -- African Inequality

The Lawrence Summers Memorial Award

Greed At a Glance

Commercial Alert

Names In the News




Center for Food Safety
660 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Suite 302
Washington, DC 20003
E-mail: [email protected]

ETC Group
431 Gilmour Street, Second Floor
Ottawa, ON K2P 0R5
E-mail: [email protected]

Friends of the Earth
1717 Massachusetts Avenue
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

Oakland Institute
P.O. Box 18978
Oakland, CA 94619
E-mail: [email protected]

Institute for Agriculture
and Trade Policy
2105 First Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
E-mail: [email protected]

Organic Consumers Association
6114 Highway 61
Little Marais, MN 55614

Institute for Food and
Development Policy/Food First!
398 60th Street
Oakland, CA 94618
E-mail: [email protected]

Council For Responsible Genetics
5 Upland Road, #3
Cambridge, MA 02140
E-mail:[email protected]


Public Citizen’s Energy Project
1600 20th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Nuclear Information and
Resource Service
6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 340
Takoma Park, MD 20912
E-mail: [email protected]

Rocky Mountain Institute
2317 Snowmass Creek Road
Snowmass, CO 81654

Nuclear Energy Institute
1776 I Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006

1436 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: [email protected]

Rua Tiradentes, 2225 Marquês
CEP 64003-060 Teresina
E-mail: [email protected]

Conservation International
2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22202

World Wildlife Fund
1250 24th Street, NW
P.O. Box 97180
Washington, DC 20090

The Nature Conservancy
4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203

Rainforest Action Network
221 Pine Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
E-mail: [email protected]

Global Forest Coalition
2e Schinkelstraat 134
1075 TT Amsterdam

Corporate Europe Observatory
De Wittenstraat 25
1052 AK Amsterdam

International Labor Rights Forum
2001 S Street, NW, Suite 420
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: [email protected]

United Auto Workers
Solidarity House
8000 East Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI 48214

Center for Economic and
Policy Research
1611 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: [email protected]

Physicians for a National
Health Plan
29 East Madison Avenue, Suite 602
Chicago, IL 60602
E-mail: [email protected]

Commercial Alert
P.O. Box 19002
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: [email protected]

Play Fair Coalition
E-mail: [email protected]

National Labor Committee
75 Varick Street, Suite 1500
New York, NY 10013
E-mail: [email protected]

Center for Science in the Public Interest
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW #300
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: [email protected]

Free Press
501 3rd Street, NW, Suite 875
Washington, DC 20001

Electronic Frontier Foundation
454 Shotwell Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
E-mail: [email protected]

Public Knowledge
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 650
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: [email protected]

750 First Street, NE, Suite 1040
Washington, DC 20002
E-mail: [email protected]

Action Aid
PostNet suite #248
Private bag X31
Saxonwold 2132
E-mail: [email protected]


Arts, Inc: How Greed and Neglect
Have Destroyed Our Cultural Rights
By Bill Ivey
Berkeley, CA:
University of California Press, 2008

Kicking Away the Ladder:
Development Strategy in Historical Perspective
By Ha-Joon Chang
London: Anthem Press, 2003

Bad Samaritans: Rich Nations,
Poor Policies and the Threat
to the Developing World
By Ha-Joon Chang
New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2007

Bleeding the Patient Dry:
The Consequences of Corporate Healthcare
By David Himmelstein, Steffie
Woolhandler with Ida Hellander
Monroe, ME:
Common Courage Press, 2001

Green, Inc.: An Environmental
Insider Reveals How a Good Cause Has Gone Bad
By Christine McDonald
Guilford, CT:
The Lyons Press, 2008

A People’s History of Sports in the United States
By Dave Zirin
New York: The New Press, 2008

Your Right to Know:
Genetic Engineering and the
Secret Changes in Your Food
By Andrew Kimbrell
Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 2007

Lords Of The Harvest: Biotech,
Big Money, And The Future Of Food
By Dan Charles
New York: Basic Books, 2002

Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer
By Helen Caldicott
New York: The New Press, 2007

Carbon-Free And Nuclear-Free:
A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy
By Arjun Makhijani
Takoma Park, MD:
IEER Press and RDR Books, 2007

A Troublemaker’s Handbook 2:
How To Fight Back Where You Work —And Win!
By Jane Slaughter
Detroit, MI: Labor Notes, 2005

One Economics, Many Recipes:
Globalization, Institutions, and
Economic Growth
By Dani Rodrik
Princeton University Press, 2007

Escape from Empire:
The Developing World’s Journey
through Heaven and Hell
By Alice H. Amsden
Cambridge, MA:
The MIT Press, 2007

Health Care Meltdown
By Robert H. LeBow and
C. Rocky White
Chambersburg, PA:
Alan C. Hood & Company, 2003

The Corrosion of Medicine:
Can the Profession Reclaim
Its Moral Legacy?
By John Geyman
Monroe, ME:
Common Courage Press, 2007

The Future of the Internet —
And How to Stop It
By Jonathan Zittrain
Yale University Press, 2008

The Future of Ideas:
The Fate of the Commons in a
Connected World
By Lawrence Lessig
New York: Vintage, 2002

“The Commercial Games: How Commercialism
is Overrunning the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games”


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