Multinational Monitor

JUL/AUG 2002
VOL 23 No.7


Introduction: The Corporate Reform Moment
by Monitor Staff

Commons Sense: Community Ownership and the Displacement of Corporate Control
by David Bollier

An Answer to Marketization: Decommodification and the Assertion of Rights to Essential Services
by Patrick Bond

28 Words to Redefine Corporate Duties: The Proposal for a Code for Corporate Citizenship
by Robert Hinkley

The Dormant Power of the Purse: The Failure of the Government to Use its Purchasing Power to Promote Corporate Compliance with the Law
by Seth Morris

The Sunshine Standards: The Powerful Potential of Corporate Disclosure Requirements
by Ralph Estes

The Corporate Crime Scorecard
by Monitor Staff


Overturning the Economic Aristocracy: Toward New Models of Corporate Control
an interview with
Marjorie Kelly

Ownership and Sustainability: The Case for Shareholder Activism to Promote Corporate Responsibility
an interview with
Robert Monks

Corporate Codes of Conduct Regulation, Self-Regulation and the Lessons from the Baby Food Case
an interview with
Judith Richter



Behind the Lines

It's Worse Than You Think

The Front
The Great Hormone Hoax - Fish and Empire

The Lawrence Summers Memorial Award

Names In the News



Organizations Publications

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

American Library Association
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,
Suite 403
Washington, DC 20004
[email protected]

League for Programming Freedom
[email protected]

ETC Group — Action Group
on Erosion, Technology
and Concentration

478 River Avenue, Suite 200
Winnipeg, MB R3L 0C8
[email protected]

Creative Commons
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
[email protected]

Consumer Project on Technology
P.O. Box 19367
Washington, DC 20036
[email protected]
45 Lusk Alley
San Francisco CA 94107
[email protected]

Citizens’ Network on
Essential Services

7000-B Carroll Avenue, Suite 101
Takoma Park, MD 20912
[email protected]

Project on Government
Oversight (POGO)

666 11th Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 2001-4542
[email protected]

Essential Action
P.O. Box 19405
Washington, DC 20036
[email protected]

The Stakeholder Alliance
733 15th Street NW, Suite 1020
Washington, DC 20005
[email protected]

Friends of the Earth
1025 Vermont Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20005
[email protected]

Working Group on
Community Right-to-Know

218 D Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
[email protected]

Global Reporting Initiative
11 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116
[email protected]

International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN)
North American Region
c/o INFACT Canada
10 Trinity Square
Toronto M5G IBI
Ontario PO Box 781 Canada
[email protected]

POCLAD (Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy)
P.O. Box 246
South Yarmouth, MA 02664-0246
[email protected]

Citizen Works
P.O. Box 18478
Washington, DC 20036
[email protected]

P.O. Box 29344
San Francisco, CA 94129
[email protected]

Institute for Policy Studies
733 15th Street NW, Suite 1020
Washington DC, 20005
[email protected]

U.S. Public Interest Research Group
218 D Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
[email protected]

815 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Alliance for Democracy
681 Main Street
Waltham, Massachusetts 02451
[email protected]

STARC (Students Transforming and Resisting Corporations)
831 North Watts
Portland, Oregon 97217
[email protected]

702 H Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20001
[email protected]

The Corporate Library
45 Exchange Street, Suite 201
Portland, ME 04101

Institute for Local Self-Reliance
2425 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
[email protected]

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER)
2001 S Street, NW, Suite 570
Washington, DC 20009
[email protected]

National Women’s
Health Network

514 10th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20004

International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
5 Boulevard du Roi Albert II, Bte 1
1210 Brussels, BELGIUM
[email protected]

Nuclear Information and Resource Service
1424 16th Street NW, #404,
Washington, DC 20036
[email protected]

Public Citizen
1600 20th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
[email protected]

Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights
1750 Ocean Park Boulevard,
Suite 200
Santa Monica, CA 90405
[email protected]

Prescription Access
Litigation Project

30 Winter Street, 10th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
[email protected]

Silent Theft: The Private Plunder of
Our Common Wealth

By David Bollier
New York: Routledge, 2002

Who Owns the Sky? Our Common Assets and the Future of Capitalism
By Peter Barnes
Washington, DC: Island Press, 2001

Fanon’s Warning: A Civil Society Reader On The New Partnership For Africa’s Development
Edited by Patrick Bond
Lawrenceville, NJ:
African World Press, 2002

Unsustainable South Africa: Environment, Development
and Social Protest

By Patrick Bond
Lawrenceville, NJ:
African World Press, 2002

Tyranny of the Bottom Line: Why Corporations Make Good People Do Bad Things
By Ralph Estes
San Francisco: Berrett-Koeller, 1996

Off the Books! Environment and Human Rights
A Film by Sanford Lewis

The Divine Right of Capital: Dethroning the Corporate Aristocracy
By Marjorie Kelly
San Francisco: Berrett-Koeller, 2001
Business Ethics
P.O. Box 8439
Minneapolis, MN 55408

The Emperor’s Nightingale:
Restoring the Integrity of the
Corporation in the Age of
Shareholder Activism

By Robert Monks
Cambridge, MA: Perseus, 1999

The New Global Investors: How Shareholders Can Unlock
Sustainable Prosperity Worldwide

By Robert Monks
Oxford, UK: Capstone, 2001

Holding Corporations Accountable: Corporate Conduct, International Codes and Citizen Action
By Judith Richter
New York: Zed Books, 2001

Corporate Predators: The Hunt for Mega-Profits and the Attack on Democracy
By Russell Mokhiber
and Robert Weissman
Monroe, ME:
Common Courage Press, 1999

Defying Corporations, Defining Democracy: A Book of History and Strategy
Edited by Dean Ritz
New York: Apex Press, 2001

Corporate Irresponsibility:
America’s Newest Export

By Lawrence Mitchell
New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001

Corporation Nation:How Corporations are Taking Over Our Lives and What We Can Do About It
By Charles Derber
New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998

When Corporations Rule the World
By David Korten
San Francisco: Berrett-Koeller/Kumarian Press, 2001

The Post-Corporate World: Life After Capitalism
By David Korten
San Francisco: Berrett-Koeller/Kumarian Press, 2000


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