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Demystifying the Financial Sector: A Nuts & Bolts Guide

A critical handbook to the ins and outs of finance and banking. From hedge funds to the money markets to derivatives, all the major players and products of the financial world are broken down in clear and simple language. A vital tool-kit for those seeking to understand the workings of the financial sector.£2

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Targeting Israeli Apartheid: A BDS Handbook

"Targeting Israeli Apartheid is the guide many of us in the movement have been waiting for. This forensic, clear and systematic account details the where, who, how and why of the flows of capital and contracts which enable the colonisation of Palestine to continue."

Ewa Jasiewicz - Coordinator of the Free Gaza movement

Targeting Israeli Apartheid examines the Israeli economy and details the Israeli and international companies complicit in Israeli state repression.

Immigration prisons: Brutal, unlawful & profitable - Yarl's Wood: A case study

The end of of child detention has served to somehow legitimise the detention of adults. Fewer people now appear to have the political will to argue that immigration detention should be stopped altogether. Using Yarl’s Wood, where most of those children and their families were incarcerated, as a case study, this briefing is intended to demonstrate that the impact of immigration prisons on adult refugees and migrants is no less cruel, inhumane and, in many cases, unlawful.


Dodgy Development: Films and interviews challenging British aid in India

India has received more British aid than any other country in the last 10 years. In a ground-breaking book and DVD of short films and transcribed interviews by Richard Whittell and Eshwarappa M, published by Corporate Watch, people affected by British aid argue that behind the pictures of smiling children and the rhetoric of development lies a different reality that seldom makes the news headlines.


'All the Rest is Advertising': The Public Relations Industry and the Decline of Trust

'All the Rest is Advertising': The Public Relations Industry and the Decline of Trust, provides a detailed account of the emergence of the British PR industry following its early development in the United States. Chronicling the creation of PR firms by former politicians, the report reveals how PR has turned parliamentary democracy into a branch of business relations. It portrays the revolving door between the political and the corporate, and the deep inroads that business and its agenda of corporate growth have made into politics. The PR industry is revealed as one of the midwives of this dynamic, pro-corporate relationship between the government and business,


Whats Wrong With the Public Relations Industry

What's Wrong With the Public Relations Industry, wittily uses the metaphor of cosmetic surgery to describe the role of PR in providing a desirable, acceptable exterior to damaging corporate projects. It shows how the PR veneer simultaneously facilitates and obscures the potent relationships between the corporate sector and government, undermines protest and resistance to corporate developments and enables the dissemination of false or confusing stories through the media that detract from the true cost of socially and ecologically damaging corporate projects 


Nanomaterials: Undersized, Unregulated & Already Here

Ever Heard of Nanotechnology? Chances are you are already rubbing it into your skin, wearing it and maybe even eating it. Far from being science fiction, nanotechnology is a commercial reality and already in the shops.


Broken Promises: Why the Nuclear Industry Won't Deliver

Throughout its fifty year history, Britain's nuclear industry has consistently failed to deliver on its promises. Now, less than five years after the financial collapse of British Energy, the UK's commercial nuclear generator, the public, parliament, and the financial markets are being asked once again to believe that a new generation of nuclear power stations can produce electricity safely and without government subsidy. 


Palestine: Profiting From the Occupation

On the second big Gaza solidarity march in London on 10th January, angry protesters smashed the front of a Starbucks store on Kensington High St, near the Israeli embassy, while other activists occupied the Ahava beauty shop in central London. Other actions in protest at the Israeli massacre in Gaza that month included occupying
the offices of the British Israel Communications and Research Centre (BICOM) in central London, 'decommissioning' the ITT/EDO arms factory in Brighton and university occupations across the country calling for divestment. So, who are these companies
and why are they being targeted by protesters and campaigners? Corporate Watch takes a detailed look. 


Technofixes: a critical guide to climate change technologies.

This report investigates the large scale technologies that corporations and governments are putting on the table, including hydrogen, carbon capture and storage, agrofuels, electricity from nuclear, solar and wind, as well as a range of ideas to reflect the sun’s energy or remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. It finds what works, what doesn’t, the present state of these industries and where they’re heading. It explains why, even though many of the technologies do work, the corporate-capitalist model cannot deploy them effectively, and it goes in search of more realistic and socially just solutions 


How to Research Corporations

The Corporate Watch DIY Guide covers everything all campaingers need to know about researching companies. £1.50 - IN REPRINT WILL BE AVAILABLE AGAIN SOON 


Corporate law and structures - Exposing the roots of the problem

This briefing, exposes what makes corporations tick, legally: the advantages they gain and the parameters within which they operate. How did this situation come about? What changes could mitigate or reverse the negative effects of current corporate legal structures? 


What's Wrong with Supermarkets?

Mini 4 page A4 version 


A Rough Guide to the UK Farming Crisis

33Farming is in crisis. Farmers complain that despite subsidies they cannot make ends meet, that they are paid less than production costs and many are being driven into bankruptcy 


Corporate Carve Up

Corporate Carve Up is the the first comprehensive listing of British companies involvement in Iraq. The report reveals that British companies are playing a major part in the effort to create an Iraqi economy based on neo-liberal, pro-corporate principles


What's Wrong With Corporate Social Responsibility?

With all the hype about 'Corporate Social Responsibility', the question is companies really changing their tune? Or is it all greenwash and PR? Corporate Watch's new report 'What's Wrong with Corporate Social Repsonsibility' tells you what companies really get out of CSR and why their empty rhetoric is not to be trusted. 


Checkout Chuckout

a DIY guide to stopping supermarket developments.


Corporate Identity

Which companies are preparing to bid for contracts under the ID cards scheme? What could be the consequences of technology failures for the ID cards scheme? Find out in our report on corporate involvement with the ID cards scheme 


What's Wrong with Supermarkets?

Strip lights, endless queues of strangers and shelves of packets, fake smiles from bored checkout assistants - isn't there a better way to get our food? Full 40 page, A5 report 

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