Multinational Monitor

SEP/OCT 2008
VOL 29 No. 2

FEATURES:

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

INTERVIEWS:

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

DEPARTMENTS:

Behind the Lines

Editorial
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

Resources

Resources

Organizations

Center for Food Safety
660 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Suite 302
Washington, DC 20003
E-mail: office@centerforfoodsafety.org
www.centerforfoodsafety.org

ETC Group
431 Gilmour Street, Second Floor
Ottawa, ON K2P 0R5
CANADA
E-mail: etc@etcgroup.org
www.etcgroup.org/en

Friends of the Earth
1717 Massachusetts Avenue
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
www.foe.org

Oakland Institute
P.O. Box 18978
Oakland, CA 94619
E-mail: info@oaklandinstitute.org
www.oaklandinstitute.org

Institute for Agriculture
and Trade Policy
2105 First Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
E-mail: iatp@iatp.org
www.iatp.org

Organic Consumers Association
6114 Highway 61
Little Marais, MN 55614
www.organicconsumers.org

Institute for Food and
Development Policy/Food First!
398 60th Street
Oakland, CA 94618
E-mail: info@foodfirst.org
www.foodfirst.org

Council For Responsible Genetics
5 Upland Road, #3
Cambridge, MA 02140
E-mail:crg@gene-watch.org
www.gene-watch.org

IAASTD
www.agassessment.org

Public Citizen’s Energy Project
1600 20th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
www.citizen.org/cmep

Nuclear Information and
Resource Service
6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 340
Takoma Park, MD 20912
E-mail: nirsnet@nirs.org
www.nirs.org

Rocky Mountain Institute
2317 Snowmass Creek Road
Snowmass, CO 81654
www.rmi.org

Nuclear Energy Institute
1776 I Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006
www.nei.org

Greenpeace
1436 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: info@wdc-greenpeace.org
www.greenpeace.org

Funaguas
Rua Tiradentes, 2225 Marquês
CEP 64003-060 Teresina
Piauí
BRAZIL
E-mail: funaguas@funaguas.org.br
www.funaguas.org.br

Conservation International
2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22202
www.conservation.org

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

The Nature Conservancy
4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203
www.nature.org

Rainforest Action Network
221 Pine Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
E-mail: answers@ran.org
www.ran.org

Global Forest Coalition
2e Schinkelstraat 134
1075 TT Amsterdam
THE NETHERLANDS
www.globalforestcoalition.org

Corporate Europe Observatory
De Wittenstraat 25
1052 AK Amsterdam
THE NETHERLANDS
www.corporateeurope.org

International Labor Rights Forum
2001 S Street, NW, Suite 420
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: laborrights@ilrf.org
www.laborrights.org

United Auto Workers
Solidarity House
8000 East Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI 48214
www.uaw.org

Center for Economic and
Policy Research
1611 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: cepr@cepr.net
www.cepr.net

Physicians for a National
Health Plan
29 East Madison Avenue, Suite 602
Chicago, IL 60602
E-mail: info@pnhp.org
www.pnhp.org

Commercial Alert
P.O. Box 19002
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: info@commercialalert.org
www.commercialalert.org

Play Fair Coalition
E-mail: info@playfair2008.org
www.playfair2008.org

National Labor Committee
75 Varick Street, Suite 1500
New York, NY 10013
E-mail: nlc@nlcnet.org
www.nlcnet.org

Center for Science in the Public Interest
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW #300
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: cspi@cspinet.org
www.cspinet.org

Free Press
501 3rd Street, NW, Suite 875
Washington, DC 20001
www.freepress.net

Electronic Frontier Foundation
454 Shotwell Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
E-mail: information@eff.org
www.eff.org

Public Knowledge
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 650
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: pk@publicknowledge.org
www.publicknowledge.org

RESULTS
750 First Street, NE, Suite 1040
Washington, DC 20002
E-mail: results@results.org
www.results.org

Action Aid
PostNet suite #248
Private bag X31
Saxonwold 2132
Johannesburg
SOUTH AFRICA
E-mail: mail.jhb@actionaid.org
www.actionaid.org

Publications

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”
www.multinationalmonitor.org
/2008olympics/TheCommercialGames.pdf

 

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