Further References and Activities
of transnational corporations
Parent organization of Corporate
Watch, The Transnational Resource & Action Center counters corporate-led
globalization through education and activism
Nike business website, includes
statements of corporate responsibilities
Time magazine looks at Nike's
in Thailand is a major industry that profits from both local and international
Owed Justice by Human Rights
Watch: a comprehensive, website detailing how women are abused in the
sex industry in Asia. Superb source.
Unifem East and SE Asia factsheet
on trafficking of women and children in Bangkok. Excellent.
Joint United Nations Programme
on HIV/AIDs. Comprehensive, The latest information on AIDs worldwide
and by country.
Excellent worldwide source
of information on everything related to AID updated daily..
World Bank source on the
economic impact of AIDs and AIDs care.
... more women die from TB
than from AID's and heart disease combined.
World Health Organization:
Facts, research, and policies about TB worldwide.
How TB infects people, how
it is transmitted, its impact on lives and its links with AIDs. Fact
sheet on TB from World Health Organization
World Health Organization
Global Tuberculosis Control 2001 Report
Infectious Diseases in Children,
infectious diseases in children via globalization.
poor people like my family can't afford the medicines ...
Global Drug Access Initiative,
a group working to provide low cost medicines for the poor. By drug,
by disease, by group disenfranchised. Excellent source.
Globalization and equitable
access to essential medicines by Third World Network. Excellent source.
UN Secretary General Annan's
work with pharmaceutical companies to provide access to essential drugs
for the poor.
A thoughtful analysis of
how groups put pressure on pharmaceutical companies to provide prescription
medicines to the world's poor.
recently had a crisis when its currency -- the baht -- suddenly lost value...
World Bank press release
explains "Thai Workers And The Crisis, Low-Wage Workers Hit Hardest
By Economic Downturn"
Business Week's close-up
look at what happens to people and businesses caught up in the collapse
of the baht in 1997-98..
Links to numerous in-depth
reports discussing the social and economic effects of the currency crisis
BBC article explains the
devaluation of the baht as the beginning of the crisis.
Key events leading to the
Indonesian currency crisis
the IMF forced the government to make changes, ... our government cut
its health care budget and free health care services.
International Monetary fund
reports on Thailand debt and currency problems.
January 1999 Progress Report
from the Ministry of Finance submitted to the IMF regarding economic
Thailand's government source.
my children have had repeated problems with diarrhea.
on causes, treatments, and consequences of diarrhea
US. Centers for Disease Control
links to worldwide diarrhea information
1998 Unicef State of
the World's Children focusing upon nutrition problems.
global competition ...
In depth economic survey
of Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries.
they won't raise our pay, and they punish us if the clothes have defects.
Corporate Social and Environmental
Responsibility, reviews transnational willingness to improve labor practices.
Nike site See Global Compact
Kicks Off Today, Nike joins worldwide effort to end sweatshops..
NY Times source.
Comprehensive worldwide information
on industries, corporations, and the exploitation of workers. Excellent.
AP news story about Nike's
five factories in Vietnam.