Insurrection Citizen Challenges to Corporate Power
From uncovering major retailers' links to sweatshop abuses and revealing the deception of American tobacco companies, to questioning corporations' ties to repressive dictators, shaming food processors into selling dolphin-safe tuna and demanding that businesses stop destroying old growth forests, citizens have become far more aggressive in directly challenging corporate behavior. Written by two activists who are constantly in the eye of this storm, Insurrection charts the growth of this dissatisfaction and gives us a glimpse of where this movement might be heading.
"If you're waiting for the rallying cry to join the historic battle against global corporate greed, here it is! Insurrection -- the time is now." -- Jim Hightower, author of Thieves in High Places: They've Stolen Our Country and It's Time to Take It Back!
"This book is not another sad-faced whine telling us what we already know. It details real victories against corporate dictatorship, and how we can help do more." -- Jello Biafra
"Insurrection: Citizen Challenges to Corporate Power provides invaluable information about important recent challenges to corporate arrogance by various organizations within the US movement for corporate responsibility. The documented histories of anti-sweat shop, anti-tobacco, anti-WTO, Free Burma, and pro-democracy campaigns make clear that corporations are not invincible. Kevin Danaher and Jason Mark also make a compelling case for why the movement must not only continue to demand responsibility from individual corporations, but must also move on to demand that government enforce corporate accountability in general. Danaher and Mark's experience as activists as well as researchers makes their discussion of anti-corporate strategy and tactics, and their suggestions for how to transform the movement for corporate responsibility into a movement for global democracy particularly insightful." -- Robin Hahnel, American University, and Author of The ABCs of Political Economy: A Modern Approach