Across the world, in nations both rich and impoverished, citizens are taking courageous and creative action to challenge the unchecked power of corporations. We live in a world of many powerful Goliaths, but many courageous Davids as well. Here are links to some of the people, organizations, and campaigns challenging corporate power.
The following organizations were involved in the campaigns featured in Beating Goliath, our resource for anti-corporate campaigners which contains a range of case studies of past and present battles against corporate power, as well as links to many other useful campaigner tools and resources.
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Networks Taking Action on Corporations and Climate Change
Rising Tide UK
Part of the international network of groups and individuals dedicated to taking local action and building a movement against climate change.
Energy and Carbon Industries
>> Oil Industry
Campaign for justice over Chevron’s environmental crimes in Ecuador
Rainforest Action Network – Change Chevron
RAN’s campaign targeting Chevron’s envronmental crimes
True Cost of Chevron
Produces an alternative annual report and campaigning ads targeting the oil giant
>> Tar Sands
>> Coal Industry
>> Mountaintop Removal
I Love Mountains
Site created by members of the Alliance for Appalachia fighting mountaintop removal
Forest & Land Protection / Indigenous Rights
Works to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin
Rainforest Action Network (RAN)
Campaigns for the forests, their inhabitants and ecosystems through education and direct action
Grassroots environmental organization working to protect and restore forests, wildlands, watersheds and wildlife in the Northern Rockies.
Legal Defense of the Environment
Center for International Environmental Law
An organization of lawyers engaged in casework and policy on environmental protection.
Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund
Organization that supports communities drafting local ordinances and legal measures to defend themselves from corporate attacks
US non-profit law firm with an environmental focus.
InterAmerican Association for Environmental Defense
A non-profit environmental law organization