Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Conference: Help Great Minds Dissect Big Bodies

Online Conference: Help Great Minds Dissect Big Bodies

ARE CORPORATE BODIES REALLY ALIVE? (And are they now our dominant species?)

"The central political issue for the new century..." - - Jim Hightower

From March 3~20, 2000 on a computer near you


INTRO: Now that Corporations Rule the World...

Hierarchic mega-corporations have become leading actors on the global stage and now arguably cause or exacerbate over 80% of the planet's social and environmental ills. Strangely, however, few activists have ever looked at these bodies holistically as a new class of living system or noticed that their common features may suggest powerful new strategies of redress. This unique conference will not only explore these ideas for the first time, the diverse influence of it participants, guests and Internet audience is potentially wide enough to inspire a transformative new perception of the world. The Internet has been compared to a new planetary nervous system. Come and help it think its first thought...

Hear leading visionaries, activists and living systems thinkers discuss: - the rise & eco-social impact of vast corporate bodies - new ways to conceive and combat corporate pathology - synergistic strategies for our fractionated activist forces - promising paths to a post-corporate future



- And are they now Earth's dominant species? -

"A living systems look at corporate evolution, anatomy and eco-social pathology"

( >> Big Body Heuristics: Conference I << )


"A fascinating conceptual breakthrough." - - David Korten "Extraordinarily imaginative and important ideas." - - Howard Zinn


DATES: March 3~20, 2000 LOCATION: The computer nearest you (See access page address below)


Dean "Megamedia" Alger, John Perry "Electronic Frontiers Foundation" Barlow, Ernest "Ecotopia" Callenbach, Fritjof "Web of Life" Capra, Noam "Necessary Illusions" Chomsky, Kevin "Corporations Gonna Eat your Momma" Danaher, Charles "Corporation Nation" Derber, Ronnie "Alliance for Democracy" Dugger, James "Living Systems" Grier, Richard "POCLAD" Grossman, Randy "Rainforest Action Network" Hayes, Hazel "Beyond Globalization" Henderson, Josh "Corporate Planet" Karliner, David "When Corporations Rule the World" Korten, Frances "Diet for a Small Planet" Lappe, Robert "Rich Media. Poor Democracy" McChesney, James "Living Systems" Miller, Ralph "The Big Business Reader" Nader, John "Against All Odds" Rensenbrink, Kirkpatrick "Human Scale" Sale, Robert "Corporate Predators" Weissman, David "Unto Others" Wilson and many, many more

ENTRY FEE: FREE, though we prayerfully place a (non-coercive) alms box near the door...





"Practically every progressive struggle--campaign finance reform, sweatshops, family farms, fair trade, health care for all, unionization, military spending, tax reform, alternative energy, healthy food, media access, hazardous waste dumps, redlining, alternative medicine, you name it--is being fought against one cluster of corporations or another. But it is not that corporation over there or this one over here that is the enemy. It is not one industry's contamination of our drinking water or another's perversion of the lawmaking process that is the problem--rather it is the corporation itself that must be addressed if we are to be a free people... The piecemeal approach to fighting corporate abuses keeps us spread thin, separated, on the defensive, riveted on the minutiae, and fighting on their terms. Piecemeal battles must certainly continue, for there are real and immediate corporate harms to be addressed for people and communities. But it's time for our strategic emphasis to shift to the offensive, raising what I believe to be the central political issue for the new century: Who the hell is in charge here?" - - Jim Hightower


PLEASE PASS THIS INVITATION ALONG to any friends, news groups, mailing lists or media outlets whom you think would either benefit or simply enrich the demographic brew...

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Scoop 3.0: How You Can Help Scoop’s Evolution

We have big plans for 2018 as we look to expand our public interest journalism coverage, upgrade our publishing infrastructure and offer even more valuable business tools to commercial users of Scoop. More>>

Statistics: Butter At Record $5.67/Block; High Vegetable Prices

Rising dairy prices have pushed food prices up 2.7 percent in the year to October 2017, Stats NZ said today. This followed a 3.0 percent increase in the year to September 2017. More>>


Science: New Research Finds Herbicides Cause Antibiotic Resistance

New University of Canterbury research confirms that the active ingredients of the commonly used herbicides, RoundUp, Kamba and 2,4-D (glyphosate, dicamba and 2,4-D, respectively), each alone cause antibiotic resistance at concentrations well below label application rates. More>>


CO2 And Water: Fonterra's Environment Plans

Federated Farmers support Fonterra’s bold push to get to zero emissions of CO2 on the manufacturing side of the Co-operative, both in New Zealand and across its global network. More>>


Fisheries: Decision To Delay Monitoring ‘Fatally Flawed’

Conservation group representatives say a decision by the new Minister of Fisheries, Stuart Nash, to delay implementation of camera monitoring of fishing efforts in New Zealand is ‘fatally flawed’. More>>


Kaikōura Quakes: One Year On

State Highway One and the railway were blocked by damage and slips and the Inland Road suffered significant damage. Farms, homes and businesses suffered building and land damage. Power and internet went down, drinking water systems, sewage systems and local roads were all badly affected... More>>