Southern countries increasingly find themselves exploited by the worst abuses of
multinational corporations rampant pollution, oppressive labor practices, exploitative
trading arrangements, and more. Yet Southern residents often have limited access to even
basic information such as who owns local factories and what is their labor and environmental history,
what are the laws that regulate specific industries in the North, and what are cleaner alternative
waste management methods.
The Multinationals Resource Center (MRC) helps redress this situation by providing valuable information, free of charge, to Southern activists, environmental and consumer groups and journalists.
Through its research and outreach programs, MRC functions as a unique source of support for activists in these countries. In a small but important way, MRC is strengthening grassroots organizations and activist networks, and serves as a vital counter to the largely unchecked power of corporations.
The kind of information MRC provides includes:
Due to the high volume of information requests MRC receives from people in the global South, we regret that we are unable to provide information and services to people in countries where information is easier to obtain, such as the United States and Europe. We encourage activists outside the global south to get in touch with allies suggested on our research help page and to support campaigns for justice around the world. Thank you for your understanding!
MRC is focusing its Skillshare Project on incineration, toxics and waste management issues. If you have an idea for a Skillshare to strengthen toxics campaigns in your country, please contact MRC. Some past Skillshares include:
To contact MRC email: firstname.lastname@example.org