The Corporation Film Screening & Group Discussion
Today, of the 100 largest economic entities in the world, 69 are corporations and only 31 are countries. The power of multinational corporations is rapidly expanding whereas enviromental and human rights are increasingly been disregarded in pursuit of huge profits.
Multinational corporations are able to do this because of the power they hold. Revolving doors and vast lobbying resources enable corporations to wield significant influence over governments and international institutions to help to advance corporate interests.
And while corporations operate across borders, laws are still primarily nationally based. To date, there is almost no legally binding international regulation of corporations. Nearly all attempts to hold corporations to account at an international level have been voluntary and therefore unenforceable.
IS THAT RIGHT?
Through this Film Screening event, Global Jusctice Now youth Nextwork - supported by Global Justice Now; a democratic global social justice organisation- is trying to increase the awareness and knowledge around the issue of Corporate Power and the possible actions that can be taken in order to challenge this power. Thus,the film screening will be followed by a group discussion.
It’s time to call corporations to account and stop them exploiting ordinary people and destroying the environment.
Date and Time
Manchester Metropolitan University.
All Saints Campus, Oxford Rd. M15 6BH, Manchester.
Business School, Theatre G.27.