Tis the festive season, when we splash our money around money on gifts, choccies and fripperies. But how evil are the companies we’re buying products from? Will your box of After Eights help fund killing babies? Will that economy-sized barrel of Coca Cola funnel money to a company that murders trade union organisers? Is the “Asda price” ruined communties and sweatshop-produced goods?
Several of the companies below are being sued under the Alien Tort Claims Act, a law that allows citizens of any nationality to sue in US federal courts for violations of international rights or treaties. When corporations act like criminals, we have the right and the power to stop them, holding leaders and multinational corporations alike to the accords they have signed. Around the world–in Venezuela, Argentina, India, and right here in the United States–citizens are stepping up to create democracy and hold corporations accountable to international law.
Have a click here to see the full list of the 14 most evil corporations.
And here’s a condensed version for you lazy types:
Ford Motor Company
KBR (Kellogg, Brown and Root): A Subsidiary of Halliburton Corporation
Philip Morris USA and Philip Morris International (a.k.a. The Altria Group Inc.)
Suez-Lyonnaise Des Eaux (SLDE)
Wal-Mart (now owns Asda)
There you go. Some handy tips to try and limit the fallout from our hedonistic celebration of Saturnalia.