The Rules of Engagement

In 2008 Corporate Watch decided to begin writing to companies with allegations made about them by grassroots campaigners and publishing their responses. As we did so, we were drawn into several 'engagements' with companies designed to delay and mute dissent.

It was from these engagement exercises, some of which are described here by Tom Anderson in an article titled Dear Corporation, that we decided to produce this issue of the Corporate Watch Magazine, with the aim of exploring why corporations engage with the public and asking whether grassroots campaigners can ever win through engaging with companies.

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Issue # 49 - Summer 2011

Illustrations: Jon Sack and Polyp

Layout: Don Atherton