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Corporate Watch is looking for a freelance communications worker. We are proud of the research and training we do – so we want it to reach ...

Chorley mega-prison plans announced as part of plan for 18,000 new prison places

Content warning – references to imprisonment, suicide, self-harm, cancer, violence The government has announced plans to build a new mega prison in Chorley, Lancashire. It will ...

Course launch! Learn online with Corporate Watch

Corporate Watch has just launched its first online course! The Know Your Enemy Online Course is a self-paced, online training, that teaches people practical research skills ...

Tech Book Review

Plan C recently published a review of Corporate Watch’s new book Tech. Read it below and on the Plan C website. Get in touch if you’d ...

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AstraZeneca: six scandals to remember

[Content warning: suicide, mental health] AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine has not turned out to be the PR success story the company had hoped, with legal wrangling over ...

Why is Glasgow Housing Association hiking rents again?

Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) is the biggest landlord in Scotland, housing an estimated 85,000 people. Tenants are angry at its plans to raise rents – even ...

The Home Office deportation drive against Channel-crossing migrants: a balance sheet

Between August and December 2020, in the run-up to Brexit, the UK Home Office carried out a rush of mass deportation charter flights. This was part ...

ENKA: key facts about the Turkish megacorp behind the Rioni Valley dams

See also: article here on the struggle against the Rioni valley dam projects in Georgia. The hotly resisted dam project in the Rioni valley, Georgia, is ...

Georgia: guardians of the Rioni Valley face off the dams

“My struggle has become to take back the land” by Mariam Shengelia and Pierre Bonnevalle. A previous version of this article was published in French in ...

Pfizer: six scandals to remember

Pfizer is likely to make huge profits from its COVID-19 vaccine but the greatest long-term benefit to the company may well be the positive PR it ...

New Online Course coming soon!

Corporate Watch is launching a comprehensive online course very soon! The Know Your Enemy Online Course is a self-paced, online training, that teaches people practical research ...

The Fur Industry: a corporate overview

Fur production is banned in the UK, and the industry has been on the decline in Europe for years. Yet fur can still be readily bought ...

Animal farming & COVID-19: from China’s wildlife trade to the European fur industry

We look at COVID-19’s potential origins in intensive animal farming, and how governments and the industry in China and Europe are responding to this. In view ...

Vaccinating Capitalism: corporate pharma raids the commons and leaves the root causes untreated

by David Whyte Telling the story of the search for the COVID-19 vaccines puts capitalism under the microscope. It is a story that helps us to ...

Vaccinating Capitalism: while pharma corporations raid the commons, the root causes of pandemics go untreated

by David Whyte Telling the story of the search for the COVID-19 vaccines puts capitalism under the microscope. It is a story that helps us to ...

Vaccine Capitalism: a run-down of the huge profits being made from COVID-19 vaccines

Pharmaceutical companies and their bosses and shareholders stand to make billions from COVID vaccines, in one of the most spectacular examples yet of COVID profiteering. This ...

Five ways big pharma makes so much money

The pharmaceutical industry is hugely profitable. The biggest pharma companies have profit rates of up to 20% – more than double those in other industries.i So ...

Deliveroo’s IPO disclosures: what we’ve learnt

As it looks to woo investors ahead of its stock market debut, Deliveroo has disclosed more information about its business and finances than ever before. Following ...

Evelop / Barceló Group: deportation planes from Spain

The Barceló Group is a leading Spanish travel and hotel company whose airline Evelop is an eager deportation profiteer. Evelop is currently the Spanish government’s main ...

Deliveroo: we profile the dodgy delivery firm set to cash in on the stock market

Few companies have had a better pandemic than Deliveroo. Back in March 2020 the food delivery firm was close to going out of business – then ...

Deliveroo: we profile the dodgy delivery firm set to cash in on the stock market

Few companies have had a better pandemic than Deliveroo. Back in March 2020 the food delivery firm was close to going out of business – then ...

Know Your Enemy Online Workshop – 17th March

The two sides of TUI: crisis-hit holiday giant turned deportation specialist

2020 was a rough year for the tourism industry, with businesses worldwide cancelling holidays and laying off staff. Yet one company has been weathering the storm ...

MSC: a profile of one of Europe’s worst polluters

The European Network of Corporate Observatories, of which Corporate Watch is a member, has released a new report: The Corporate Silk Road: A New Era of ...

Who is building the mega-prisons?

Last summer, the British Government announced plans to build four new prisons as part of ‘Project Speed’ – an attempt to boost the economy by investing ...

Out Now: TECH, our new book on technology

Technology is everywhere. Its influence on our lives is enormous. But how does it function? How does it affect us? Who does it serve? Can it ...

Camp Residents of Penally: an interview with refugees organising inside the Home Office’s military camp

Last week we published a profile of Clearsprings, the outsourcing company that runs two former military bases in Kent and Wales as refugee housing for the ...