Multinational Monitor

NOV/DEC 2007
VOL 29 No. 5


Neither Honest Nor Trustworthy: The 10 Worst Corporations of 2007
by Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman

High Flyers and the Grounding of Equality
by Samuel Bollier

The Pickens Water Play
by Andrew Wheat

Sin and Society Part III
by Edward Alsworth Ross


How Wall Street's Political Triumph Led to Economic Crisis
an interview with Robert Kuttner

How Eliminating School Fees Helped 2 Million Kenyan Kids Go to School
an interview with oil Mary Njoroge


Behind the Lines

Cops on the Corporate Crime Beat

The Front
Norway Nixes World Bank | Food Prices Boil Over

The Lawrence Summers Memorial Award

Greed At a Glance

Commercial Alert

Names In the News



Organizations Publications

Knowledge Ecology International
1621 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 500
Washington, DC 20009

Health GAP
(Global Access Project)
492 West 127th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10027
E-mail: [email protected]

Thai Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS
494 Soi Nakronthai 11 Ladprao 101
Klong Jun Bangkapi
Bangkok 10240
E-mail: [email protected]

AIDS Access Foundation (Thailand)
E-mail: [email protected]

Mèdecins Sans Frontiéres/Doctors Without Borders
333 7th Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001

Essential Action
P.O. Box 19405
Washington, DC 20005
E-mail: [email protected]

712 5th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
E-mail: [email protected]

Consumer Watchdog
1750 Ocean Park Blvd, Suite 200
Santa Monica, CA 90405
E-mail: [email protected]

702 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
E-mail: [email protected]

EarthRights International
1612 K Street, NW #401
Washington, DC 20006
E-mail: [email protected]

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

Center for Responsible Lending
302 West Main Street
Durham, NC 27701

737 1/2 8th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
E-mail: [email protected]

Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change (IPCC)
E-mail: [email protected]

Oil Change International
2228 12th Place, NW
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: [email protected]

1Sky Campaign
6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 1000
Takoma Park, MD 20912
E-mail: [email protected]

Exxpose Exxon Campaign
218 D Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
E-mail: [email protected]

United Mine Workers of America
8315 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22031

Consumer Federation of America
1620 I Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006
E-mail: [email protected]

Public Citizen’s
Health Research Group
1600 20th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: [email protected]

Program on Inequality
and the Common Good
Institute for Policy Studies
1112 16th Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: [email protected]

Texans for Public Justice
609 West 18th Street, Suite E
Austin, TX 78701
E-mail: [email protected]

Economic Policy Institute
1333 H Street, NW
Suite 300, East Tower
Washington, DC 20005
E-mail: [email protected]

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

ActionAid International, USA
1420 K Street, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005

Jubilee USA Network
212 East Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20003
E-mail: [email protected]

Africa Action
1634 I Street, NW, #810
Washington, DC 20006
E-mail: [email protected]

Corporate Europe Observatory
De Wittenstraat 25
1052 AK Amsterdam
E-mail: [email protected]

Mineral Policy Institute
P.O. Box 89
Erskineville, NSW 2043
E-mail: [email protected]

Norwegian Church Aid
P.O. Box 7100
St. Olavs plass
0130 Oslo
E-mail: [email protected]

European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad)
Rue de la Victoire 102
1060 Brussels

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

Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC)
Judge Baker Children’s Center
53 Parker Hill Avenue
Boston, MA 02120
E-mail: [email protected]

Taxpayers Against Fraud
1220 19th Street, NW, Suite 501
Washington, DC 20036

The Squandering of America:
How the Failure of Our Politics Undermines Our Prosperity
By Robert Kuttner
New York: Knopf, 2007

University Inc.:
The Corporate Corruption of Higher Education
By Jennifer Washburn
New York: Basic Books, 2005

Pain Killer: A ‘Wonder’ Drug’s Trail of Addiction and Death
By Barry Meier
New York: Rodale Books, 2004

Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army
By Jeremy Scahill
New York: Nation Books, 2008

Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military
By P. W. Singer
Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2003

Too Much: An Online Weekly on Excess and Inequality
777 UN Plaza, Suite 3C
New York, NY 10017
E-mail: [email protected]

“Foreclosed: State of the American Dream 2008”
By Amaad Rivera, Brenda Cotto-Escalera, Anisha Desai, Jeannette Huezo and Dedrick Muhammad
Boston: United for a Fair Economy, 2008

Subprime Mortgages:
America’s Latest Boom and Bust
By Edward M. Gramlich
Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press, 2007

A Demon of Our Own Design:
Markets, Hedge Funds, and the Perils of Financial Innovation
By Richard Bookstaber
Indianapolis, IN: Wiley, 2007
Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America’s Energy Future
By Jeff Goodell
New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2006

Coal: A Human History
By Barbara Freese
New York: Perseus Books Group, 2003

“Undermining Safety:
A Report on Coal Mine Safety”
By Christopher W. Shaw
Washington, DC: The Center for Study of Responsive Law, 2008

Drugs into Bodies: Global AIDS Treatment Activism
By Raymond A. Smith
and Patricia D. Siplon
Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2006

Worker Safety Under Siege: Labor, Capital, And the Politics of Workplace Safety in a Deregulated World
Edited by Vernon Mogensen
Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2005

Outsourcing Sovereignty:
Why Privatization of Government Functions Threatens Democracy and What We Can Do About It
By Paul R. Verkuil
Cambridge, UK:
Cambridge University Press, 2007

Betraying Our Troops: The Destructive Results of Privatizing War
By Dina Rasor and Robert Bauman
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007

“The Climate of Poverty:
Facts, Fears and Hope”
By John McGhie et. al.
London: Christian Aid, 2006

Field Notes from a Catastrophe:
Man, Nature, and Climate Change
by Elizabeth Kolbert
New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2006


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