Concern # 8: Corporate Dominance/Globalization

The development of an increasingly integrated global economy marked especially by free trade, free flow of capital, and the tapping of cheaper foreign labor markets.

For each category of concern we provide a list of issues, sample messages and the mailing address of the corporate CEOs
who need to be encouraged to Give a Ratz Ass about the damage they cause.
Drink the water, write the message, mail the bottle. Give a Ratz Ass!

Issues
TransPacific Partnership Pact Secret trade agreement that contains dangerous precedents
Congressman Jim McDermontt
WA-7 1035 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
USA
INFO: Electronic Frontier Foundation
NEWS: Obama Seeks Agreement With Mexico, Canada on TPP
There has been criticism and protest of the negotiations from global health experts, internet freedom activists, environmentalists, organized labor, advocacy groups and elected officials, in large part due to the secrecy of the negotiations, the expansive scope of the agreement, and controversial clauses in the drafts leaked to the public.
International Monetary Fund Out of touch with local economic conditions, cultures, and environments in the countries they are requiring policy reform
International Monetary Fund
700 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20431
USA
INFO: Globalizaton 101
NEWS: A Disruptive Proposal by the IMF
A country may also be compelled to accept conditions it would not normally accept had they not been in a financial crisis in need of assistance
Prisons Preserve Human Rights
Federal Bureau of Prisons
320 First St., NW
Washington, DC 20534
USA
INFO: ACLU
NEWS: The Prison Industry in the US -- Big Business or a New Form of Slavery?
Mass incarceration provides a gigantic windfall for one special interest group—the private prison industry—even as current incarceration levels harm the country as a whole.
G8 Leaders of the eight wealthiest countries meet to continue Globalization.
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
USA
INFO: Global Issues
NEWS: Small farmers in Malawi kept in the dark about G8 New Alliance
These countries are able to push policies and agendas in formal world institutions such as the World Bank.
WTO Accused of widening the social gap between rich and poor it claims to be fixing.
Centre William Rappard
Rue de Lausanne 154
Geneva, 21 CH-1211
Switzerland
INFO: Global Exchange
NEWS: WTO agreement condemned as deal for corporations, not poor of the world
The lack of transparency is often seen as a problem for democracy. Politicians can negotiate for regulations that would not be possible or accepted in a democratic process in their own nations.
Outsourcing Would globalization work without cheap, exploited labor?
Representative Jerry McNerney
1210 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
USA
INFO: American Engineering Association
NEWS: Global outsourcing has downsides
The advantages of global outsourcing are minimal compared to the enormous gains in efficiency, productivity, quality and revenues that can be achieved by fully leveraging local talent.
NAFTA Data show that NAFTA projections of broad economic benefits from the deal have failed to materialize.
Office of the United States Trade Representative
600 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20508
USA
INFO: Public CItizen
NEWS: 20 year Legacy of Job Loss from NAFTA
Millions have suffered job loss, wage stagnation, and economic instability from NAFTA. Scores of environmental, health and other public interest policies have been challenged. Consumer safeguards, including key food safety protections, have been rolled back.