Subvert

Subvert

Subvert is a podcast produced by the organization Corporate Accountability about the broad, global movement for corporate accountability. On this podcast, we’ll bring you stories from all over the world of organizers and movements fighting corporate abuse, advancing people-centered solutions, and building a world that prioritizes people over profits.

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October 28, 2021 19 min
In this episode, Lena interviews Geoffrey Supran. He’s one of the researchers who brought to light that ExxonMobil and others knew about the climate impacts of fossil fuel extraction and covered it up. We discuss the implications of today’s Big Oil hearings.
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Stand in solidarity with water justice organizers rising up to say no to water privatization at corporateaccountability.org/ProtectTheWater. This episode featured Akinbode Oluwafemi of CAPPA; Dr. Everline Aketch of Public Services International, and Oumar Ba, via interpretation by Jeff Zerbo.
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In the final episode of Season 1, Lena and Michél talk with Patti Lynn, Corporate Accountability’s executive director. Patti tells us about the organization’s involvement in developing the Global Tobacco Treaty, and how understanding the corporate playbook laid the foundation for decades of campaigning.
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Southern Towers, located in Alexandria, VA, near Amazon’s proposed HQ2, is more of a village than a housing development, according to tenant organizers with the #ACT4SouthernTowers campaign. The towers are home to a deeply rooted community of African immigrants and working-class folks. Tenants have long looked out for each other, but when CIM Group, a massive real estate firm, purchased the housing complex in August of 2020, tenant...
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In this episode, Lena and Michél chat with three organizers about a treaty known as the UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights. Despite the dry-sounding name, this treaty has the potential to close an enormous loophole—which allows corporations to violate human rights in pursuit of profits—and protect people from corporate abuse all over the world.
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January 4, 2021 33 min
In the second episode of Season 1, Lena and Michél talk with Corporate Accountability organizers and partners about climate liability. We discuss the Liability Roadmap, a powerful organizing tool we developed in coalition with allies on the front lines of the climate crisis all over the world, and hear about what’s at stake in the fight to hold Big Polluters liable for knowingly driving the climate crisis.
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In the first ever episode of Corporate Accountability’s podcast, Subvert, we’ll go to two virtual press conferences that we held in advance of annual shareholder meetings for Coca-Cola and Philip Morris International. At these virtual events, organizers and public health advocates spoke from their experience organizing against Big Food and Big Tobacco on five continents.
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