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Videos on Corporations, Globalization, Global Trade

This list of videos about corporations has serious and funny videos and animations about corporate personhood, corporate free speech, Citizen United decision, corporate political influence, global trade agreements, globalization, sweat shops, labor relations, and more.

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funny work-life balance video link; thumb of man playing with cat
LAID-OFF MAN FINALLY ACHIEVES PERFECT WORK-LIFE BALANCE
Just two weeks after being laid off from the tech firm where he worked as a coder, 34-year-old Sam Morrison told sources Monday that he had finally achieved the perfect work-life balance.  Watch funny work-life balance video(1:04)

 
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RICO CHEVRON VS. THE CARTOONIST (AND EVERYONE)
If your petroleum operations created a legacy of pollution in a foreign land, you got sued there for $10 billion and lost, you'd accept your punishment like a good global citizen, right? Of course not! You'd go beyond the lawyer-dome and employ every dirty trick in the book to keep your $10 billion. An maybe you might ask your questionable friend Rico might have a "talk" with an upstart cartoonist who does a funny corporation video...  Watch funny Chevron video(2:46)

 
funny prison labor video link; thumb of prisoner using a sewing machine
SUPPLY CHAINED
The tentacles of the knotty prison-labor problem attach at the head of the beast—the banking-oil-prison-education-food-military-industrial complex. But Stephen Colbert manages to find ways to make us laugh as he pokes at this new form of exporting jobs.  Watch funny prison labor video(5:38)

 
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iWHINE
This funny video takes specific aim at Apple's marketing hype, profit mongering, and other unappealing characteristics. But the satire applies to most of the planet's biggest corporations.  Watch funny corporate profits video.

 
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CORPORATELAND AND THE CASHOCRACY
In one funny video, Mark Fiore anima-shuns the dominant role of money in the American system of governance. In another, he offers an animated musical tribute to the dreams of corporations, all coming true as they transform into real live humans...  Watch funny corporate personhood video.
 
cartoon image of corporate executives dancing on a huge pile of taxpayer cash in front of the Federal Reserve building; click to go to animation page at external site; opens in new window
CLAP ON, CLAP OFF!
What gift do all corporate executives want most this year? The Clapper! Only this is the "Free-Market Clapper," and clapping results in huge piles of risk-free cash, whether they face boom or bust. For these big wigs, it's The Best Of Times and ...um... More Best of Times. "Please, sir, may I have some more?" Funny stuff from Mark Fiore. Go there
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GREEN MAGIC CARPET
Ray Anderson, who turned his carpet-manufacturing business green (and profitable!) thinks the old paradigm of capitalism as "a way to efficiently convert natural resources into pollution" is both silly and dangerous.  Watch green business video.

 
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PHILLIP MORRIS CHANGES TO ALTRIA — A film noire style animation exposing the hidden goals of Phillip Morris' conversion into a multifaceted consumer products conglomerate. From Free Range Graphics via YouTube.  Go there
 
 
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CATEGORY:  GMOs, CORPORATIONS — 20.MAR.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good TUC Radio

The Safe Food Movement vs. the Agrochemical Giants — Campaigns attempting to label genetically engineered food have swept the US, from California to Washington and on to Connecticut, Maine, Alaska, Oregon and Vermont. But the right to know about the food we put into our bodies is always challenged by a powerful and extremely well funded lobby that represents the interests of biotech/chemical corporations such as Monsanto, Dow, DuPont, Syngenta, Bayer, and BASF, as well as junk-food manufacturers such as Kraft Foods, Pepsico, and Coca Cola. Vandana Shiva and Andy Kimbrell update us on the evidence against genetically modified foods and the war with the corporations that profit from them.
Go to page  |  Download/listen   29:00
Go to page  |  Download/listen   29:00

GP comment:  This is very good overall, though I do find it rather amusing that environmentalists worry about "super-weeds," which by definition are only a problem for industrial agriculture. True, their rise does cause use of more toxic pesticides, but super-weeds are really a small sidebar compared to other GMO issues.

Original Show Pub Date: 05.Mar.2014

CATEGORY:  CORPORATIONS, VEHICLES — 13.MAR.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Democracy Now

Nader:  Regulators Complicit in GM Cover-Up of Safety Defect Tied to 13 Deaths — After hundreds of complaints and 13 deaths, the Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into how General Motors may have covered up deadly safety defects in its compact cars. Six GM models made from 2003 to 2007 could at times suddenly turn off while being driven. For 11 years, GM reportedly treated the defect as a matter of customer satisfaction, not safety. Consumer advocate Ralph Nader says federal regulators also failed to take action, declining to investigate despite a flood of complaints.
Watch  |  Download/listen   11:17

GP comment:  These days, bad corporate behavior often goes hand-in-hand with bad government behavior.

Original Show Pub Date: 12.Mar.2014

CATEGORY:  CORPORATIONS, CHEMICALS — 25.FEB.2014

Rating: 5 of 5 - Must-listening! Democracy Now

Silencing the Scientist—Tyrone Hayes on Being Targeted by Herbicide Firm Syngenta — Scientist Tyrone Hayes discovered that a widely used herbicide called Atrazine may have harmful effects on the endocrine system. But when he tried to publish the results, the chemical's manufacturer launched a campaign to discredit his work and threaten him with physical harm. Newly available court documents from a class action lawsuit against Syngenta show how it sought to smear Hayes' reputation and prevent the US EPA from banning the profitable chemical, which has already been banned by the European Union.
Watch  |  Download/listen   17:41

GP comment:  There are several must-hear moments in this clip. I particularly love that Hayes found out Syngenta had access to his email and then crafted emails that mislead them and kept them off his trail. Bravo!

Original Show Pub Date: 21.Feb.2014

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THE STORY OF CORPORATIONS — CITIZENS UNITED VS. FEC
Another brilliant episode in The Story of Stuff series. Using clever graphics, Annie Leonard explains how corporations acquired their current extraordinary powers and rights, and why me must make correcting this our #1 priority if we want to eventually address the other ills of society.  Watch funny corporate personhood video.
 
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ARE POLITICIANS FAILING OUR LOBBYISTS?
An excellent video satire from The Onion that turns the problem of lobbyists' influence on Congress on its head.  Watch funny lobbyists video.

 
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VOLUNTARY REGULATION
Since the voluntary approach has worked so well for consumer and worker safety, getting the world's most powerful corporations to voluntarily do something about global climate change sounds easy, right? ... . Or so satirizes Mark Fiore in this episode of Flamey McGassy.  Go there
 
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WAL-MART NATION
A 4-minute rap song with clever, searing lyrics that remind us of the "high cost of low prices" and the mass conversion of the populace into mere Wal-Martifacts. From M.C. Lars via YouTube.  Go there
 
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BIG BOX MART
A funny poke at "big-box stores"---especially the big "W"...  Watch funny walmart video.

 
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BUY, BUY AMERICAN PIE
A funny parody song by the Capitol Steps about problems with Chinese products that are imported to the United States.  Watch funny chinese products video.
 
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ENRON - FACING THE MUSIC
Using VH1's "Behind The Music" format, this excellent animation that reviews the debacle of Enron. It was one of the most audacious corporate frauds of all time, with the con job helped along by venal politicians and regulators. Video no longer available from host site (mondominishows.com)

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