The shiny corridors of elite corporate gatherings. The revolving doors between business and regulators. We all know corporations wield enormous power, but few of us understand how it actually works. What are the tools corporations use to exercise influence? How powerful are corporate lobby groups? Is `Corporate Social Responsibility’ the new green? And what - or who - is driving the economic orthodoxy known as globalization?
This month’s NI, dedicated to investigative reporting, opens up the boardroom doors to bring you inside news of the corporate world order.
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The Stone of Heaven by Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark
Local hunters have been converted to conservation, as Reem Haddad explains.
In the Name of Osama bin Laden by Roland Jacquard.
A Female Cabby in Sidi Bel-Abbes directed by Belkacem Hadjadj
Lots of people talk about corporate power, fewer can tell you how it actually works. Katharine Ainger sheds a little sunlight on the discussion.
The confidential, corporate-friendly, free-trade agreement that deregulates democracy. Greg Palast has the documents.
More and more studies are showing serious adverse health effects caused by electromagnetic fields (EMFs).
Mali Music by Afel Bocoum, Damon Albarn, Toumani Diabaté and friends.
Why facial-hair cream has become a lifesaver in Africa
US Attorney General John Ashcroft thinks he is doing God’s work – undoing decades of progress on civil liberties.
Urvashi Butalia expresses her despair over the mass killings in Gujarat, India.
In 1956 Africa’s largest country was released from the curious condominium status it had enjoyed under joint British and Egyptian rule.
Who is profiting from the ‘war on terror’? Tim Shorrock investigates the Bush family’s links with defence contractor the Carlyle Group.
David Ransom fears we may be sleepwalking towards nuclear war.
A whirlwind ride from the East India Company to ExxonMobil, replete with monopolies, 19th-century free-trade bun fights and revolutions.
The new NI interview section features feminist art guerrillas Mujeres Creando, from Bolivia.
On the eve of the Earth Summit in Johannesburg, Katharine Ainger finds out how the UN learned to stop worrying and love big business; PLUS deconstructing corporate eco-speak, with help from Orwell.
Corporate Europe Observatory uncovers the mightiest business lobby groups you’ve never heard of.
Does repeating a thing make it true? The followers of mainstream economic dogma must surely think ‘Yes’. After the financial crash of 2008 and the malaise ever since, they haven’t changed their tune much. Their prescriptions don’t work but the patients – you or me – are still being dosed with ‘freemarket’ medicine. We’ve worked on this edition in the spirit of providing something of an antidote. The economic bottom line is inevitable, say the powers that be. Just the way things are. Well, we – and an ever-growing legion of dissenting economists and fed-up-to-the-back-teeth members of the general public – say, ‘No’. These cherished myths are causing real harm and we need to ditch them.
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