On Corporate Power
New in Ceasefire, On Corporate Power - Monday, December 17, 2012 0:00 - 2 Comments
In his latest column Michael Barker interviews Canadian writer and climate change campaigner Cory Morningstar about the debilitating impact liberal philanthropy has had on the environmental movement.
New in Ceasefire, On Corporate Power - Wednesday, June 20, 2012 15:00 - 1 CommentFor his latest column, Michael Barker interviews academic and author Harry Browne about the role of philanthropic foundations in journalism, activism and social change.
New in Ceasefire, On Corporate Power - Sunday, May 20, 2012 0:00 - 2 CommentsIn his latest column, Michael Barker argues that, far from eradicating poverty and aiding economic development, major US philanthropic foundations have played a key role in undermining efforts to promote a meaningful democratic alternative to capitalism, both at home and abroad.
New in Ceasefire, On Corporate Power - Tuesday, April 3, 2012 12:00 - 1 CommentIn this month's column, Michael Barker addresses the commercialisation of the breast cancer movement which, as highlighted in Samantha King's recent book 'Pink Ribbons, Inc', has turned a personal tragedy into a "market-driven industry of survivorship".
New in Ceasefire, On Corporate Power - Wednesday, February 22, 2012 12:00 - 5 CommentsMichael Barker looks at the central, highly ideological, role played over the past 150 years by US white philanthropists in shaping education policies for blacks, promoting the freedom of the few to exploit others, and the freedom of the many to endure it.
New in Ceasefire, On Corporate Power - Tuesday, December 13, 2011 9:09 - 5 CommentsIn his latest column, Michael Barker examines the anti-democratic nature of liberal philanthropy. As he notes, many of the organisations that regularly challenge the legitimacy of corporate power are in fact often themselves funded by corporate donors.
New in Ceasefire, On Corporate Power - Wednesday, November 23, 2011 3:17 - 3 CommentsMichael Barker explores the leading role played by private philanthropic foundations in the accelerating corporatisation of public education. Unless this relationship is understood and its impact resisted, he warns, we could be seeing the end of public education as we know it, with disastrous consequences.
New in Ceasefire, On Corporate Power - Tuesday, October 25, 2011 4:22 - 3 CommentsRuling class philanthropists have maintained a long history of subsuming educational needs to capitalist growth prerogatives. In his latest column, Michael Barker looks at how industrial education served as “a major force in the subjugation of black labour in the New South” in the United States.
New in Ceasefire, On Corporate Power - Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:00 - 1 CommentIn a new essay on corporate power, Ceasefire columnist Michael Barker examines the intriguing role of corporate philanthropy in the American higher education system.
New in Ceasefire, On Corporate Power - Sunday, February 20, 2011 0:00 - 4 CommentsIs there a relationship between capitalism and healthcare? If so, what is it? In his monthly essay investigating corporate power, Ceasefire columnist Michael Barker looks at how corporations shape our public healthcare systems, with disastrous results.
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