Monday, April 11, 2005

Directory of Transnational Corporations

Good place to find information on the dealings of companies around the world--for instance check out the Wal-Mart and Shell entries:

Directory of Transnational Corporations

4 comments:

Susannity! (Susanne) said...

The way the entry page talks about the companies, it sounds like they are companies that might possibly need some boycotting or are abusing human rights, etc. But some of the company entries seemed pretty benign to me. Perhaps I'm missing some part.
I have been boycotting Walmart for over a year now. I let others know why I am doing so, but I don't really pressure some of the folks I know. Their prices are cheap, and some can afford to boycott, and for others, it would add hardship.

oso said...

I agree. Some of the entries are well-articulated, but others have nothing more than the name. Not all transnational companies are bad. Some are much better than many domestic companies. I think this directory is a great idea, but could use a lot of work.

Thivai Abhor said...

Yeah, just another possible source for info... I appreciate any pieces I can find on transnationational operations. The more eyes the better...

you two are some harsh judges :) but i wouldn't have it any other way!

Oso, so how do I get one of those trippy signature pictures...

Susannity! (Susanne) said...

Sorry, wasn't trying to be harsh. =) I just think it is very important that the web owner be more careful in what they post, otherwise the list starts to look like a list of "we hate all companies who make a lot of money", and not a well-thought-out argument for why company X should be boycotted and pressured until it makes changes or goes under (hopefully).