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VIDEO: Watch the presentations of the International Seminar on Corporate Power

28 August 2018
The event held by PSI, with the support from FES, on August 1 and 2 in Panama City, sought to analyze how transnationals capture democracy, manipulate public opinion and seek to control personal data to be used in accordance with their own private interests.

Currently, corporations transcend even States in terms of influence on global governance, becoming the strongest instrument of power in terms of attacks on human, labour and union rights. The objective of the seminar was to coordinate actions to confront this power, in an integrated manner with the guidelines of the PSI World Plan of Action.

Watch the presentations on video. For a better hearing of the audio, the use of a headset is recommendedUse one or the other side of the headset to listen to the original audio or simultaneous translation.


Opening remarks

Jocelio Drummond (PSI) and Anastacio Rodríguez (FES)

 

Video (Spanish, with simultaneous translation to English):


 




Opening presentations

Concentration of corporate power as the common enemy of workers


  • Gabriel Casnati, PSI Trade/Tax Justice organizer, Latin America

Presentation: download in PDF here (Spanish)

Video (Spanish, with simultaneous translation to English):




  • Rosa Pavanelli, PSI General Secretary

Video - it includes the conclusion of Gabriel Casnati's presentation (Spanish, with simultaneous translation to English):

 

 



Panel 1

How globalization has amplified corporate power: mechanisms and consequences for workers


  • Leónce Nidkumana, ICRICT and professor, University of Massachusetts

Presentation: download in PDF here (English)

Video (English, with simultaneous translation to Spanish):


 


  • Melinda St Louis, Director of International Campaigns, Public Citizen US

Presentation: download in PDF here (Spanish)

Video (Spanish, with simultaneous translation to English):




  • Berta Zuñiga Cáceres, Coordinator with the Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (COPINH)

Presentation: download in PDF here (Spanish)

Video (Spanish, with simultaneous translation to English):


 


  • Debate

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Panel 2

Successful campaigns against increased corporate power


  • Jason Ward, global strategist CICTAR

Video (English, with simultaneous translation to Spanish):


 


  • Lucile Falgueyrac, coordinator in Seattle to Brussels Network (S2B)

Presentation: download in PDF here (English)

Video (English, with simultaneous translation to Spanish):





Panel 3

Information as power: how data and media concentration act to legitimize corporate supremacy

 

  • Olívia Bandeira, board of directors, Intervozes Brasil

Presentation:  domwload in PDF here (Portuguese)

Video (Portuguese, with simultaneous translation to Spanish and English):




  • Burcu Kilic, Legal Counsel in Public Citizen US

Presentation: see online here (English)

Video (English, with simultaneous translation to Spanish):


 


  • Lee Fang, Journalist at The Intercept USA

Presentation:  download in PDF here (English)

Video (English, with simultaneous translation to Spanish):



 


  • Debate

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Panel 4

Trade unions policy priorities confronting corporate power

 

  • Daniel Bertossa, PSI Policy & Governance Director

Presentation:  see online here: (English)

Video (English, with simultaneous translation to Spanish):


 

 


  • Debate

Video (it includes the conclusion of Daniel Bertossa's presentation): 

 

 



Closing table

Conclusions and next steps: Jocelio Drummond/PSI, Omar Autón/ UPCN-Argentina, Candice Owley/AFT-USA, Rosa Pavanelli/PSI

Video (Spanish and English, with simultaneous translation):


 

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