The Corporation is a 2003 Canadian documentary film written by Joel Bakan, and directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott. The documentary is critical of the modern-day corporation, considering its legal status as a class of person and evaluating its behaviour towards society and the world at large as a psychiatrist might evaluate an ordinary person. This is explored through specific examples. Bakan wrote the book, The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, during the filming of the documentary.
Provoking, witty, stylish and sweepingly informative, THE CORPORATION explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time. Part film and part movement, The Corporation is transforming audiences and dazzling critics with its insightful and compelling analysis.
Royal Dutch Shell, one of the largest and most profitable companies on earth has announced it is closing its pension scheme for new UK employees. This is despite having record high share prices, a turnover of over £360 billion, and having much more money paid into the pension scheme than is taken out. Shell has one of the most financially sound schemes in the UK, with a £1.1 billion surplus. There needs to a be a genuine joining up of pension campaigns between the private and public sectors.
Police have opened fire on striking oil workers in Kazakhstan. Independent reports claim that up to seventy people have been killed, and five hundred injured.
At a state run oil refinery in Kazakhstan, at least ten workers have been killed by police in violent clashes over wages, conditions, and the right to form independent political parties. Since the dispute has started the oil company has sacked over 1000 people for taking part.
As Prince Philip gives us his less than favourable views on wind farms, he forgets to mention that he trousers a fortune from renting out the 'sea bed' to build them on.
Prince Philip, a man who is famous for being thick as ‘pig shit’ has offered us another pearl of his infinite wisdom. He has labelled wind farms as ‘absolutely useless’. He believes that they are totally reliant on subsidies and will never work.
The great privatisation swindle has meant that we are indirectly paying twice for some services. Successive governments has trousered trillions from the legalised thievery that was made popular by 'that woman'. Where has my money gone, and can I have it back please?
The issue of privatisation is a contentious issue for many. I constantly ask myself why I want the state to control a variety of services when I actually want to abolish the state. For me the answer is two-fold. Firstly, the society that I want to see is not about to arrive any time soon, although you never known.
A worrying example of bailiffs behaving as violent thugs which NPower believe is legitimate
Imagine that it is the early hours of the morning; you and your partner are asleep in bed. You are suddenly awoken by the sound of banging, shouting, and swearing. You jump up in fear with a sickening feeling in the pit of your stomach. The commotion sounds like it is coming from outside your own home. You open the curtains and look out of the window.
The original French version of the Mouvement Communiste pamphlet on Hungary 56.
HONGRIE 1956: insurrection, conseils ouvriers, question militaire, «Le prolétariat à l’assaut du ciel»
A strike by workers at Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) has yet to come to a resolution, and is disrupting industry across Pakistan.
Workers at KESC have been taking strike action for over a month, with negotiations between the workers' union and management reaching deadlock. A solidarity strike called by several political parties last week which caused significant disruption to the local economy and which saw violent clashes failed to move management to seeking a resolution.