cover by Matt Wuerker

Originally published in 2000 by Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project as The Corporate Consensus.
This new edition is from
Apex Press and the
Program on Corporations, Law & Democracy.

The Elite Consensus:
When Corporations Wield the Constitution

By George Draffan

Financial and business corporations throw millions of dollars at think tanks, lobbyists and universities, exploiting writers and artists galore. Their assignment? To twist words, gnarl symbols, sell lies, whip people into line.

The Elite Consensus profiles the American Enterprise Institute, the Business Roundtable, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Chamber of Commerce, the Heritage Foundation, and many other foundations, think tanks, and propaganda organizations.


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Welcome to the Machine:
Science, Surveillance, and
the Culture of Control

by Derrick Jensen and George Draffan

Machine-readable identity cards are issued to prisoners, workers, and schoolchildren around the world. Tiny ID chips track every car, shirt, and razor blade purchased from every corporate manufacturer in America. Chips track--and control--humans and other animals. Exoskeleton armor makes soldiers invincible; mind-altering drugs make them incapable of remorse. Scientists design swarms of nanoparticles as weapons to target specific ethnic groups. Governments and multinational corporations gather gigabytes of information on every citizen's race, family life, credit record, telephone conversations, employment history, buying preferences, favorite TV shows. Welcome to Western civilization, 2004.
Welcome to the Machine defies our willingness to submit to the institutions and technologies built to rob us of all that makes us human--our connection to the land, our kinship with one another, our place in the living world.

Published in September 2004 by Chelsea Green. 304 pages.


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Published in September 2003 by Chelsea Green
192 pages. ISBN 1-931498-45-8.

Strangely Like War:
The Global Assault on Forests

By Derrick Jensen and George Draffan

Derrick Jensen, prize-winning author of A Language Older than Words and The Culture of Make Believe, and George Draffan, activist, researcher, and co-author with Jensen of Railroads & Clearcuts, collaborate again to expose the escalating global war on trees.

Ever since Gilgamesh cut down the ancient cedar forests of Mesopotamia, civilizations and empires have foundered and collapsed in the wake of widespread deforestation. Today, with three quarters of the world's original forests gone and the pace of cutting, clearing, processing, and pulping ever-accelerating, Jensen and Draffan lay bare the stark scenario we face. An essential handbook for forest and anti-globalization activists.

"Must reading for anyone in the least concerned with either the fate of future generations or, indeed, the planet itself. The kind of scholarship and intelligence displayed by Draffan and Jensen demands both integrity and courage. All of us owe them a debt of gratitude for their work."
-- Ward Churchill, author of Struggle for the Land and A Little Matter of Genocide

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"It was strangely like war. They attacked the forest as if it were an enemy to be pushed back from the beachheads, driven into the hills, broken into patches, and wiped out. Many operators thought they were not only making lumber but liberating the land from the trees. . ."
- from The Last Wilderness by Murray Morgan

Commons or Commodity?
The Dilemma of Federal Land Exchanges

by George Draffan and Janine Blaeloch

Hundreds of public/private land exchanges take place in the United States every year. Many of them destroy the environment, cost taxpayers millions of dollars, and whittle away at the public domain. This 104-page report on the land exchange issue includes history, pertinent laws, policy, problems, and seven case studies of land exchanges.

Available for $15 from the Western land Exchange Project
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Published in January 2000 by the Western Land Exchange Project.



Railroads & Clearcuts:
Legacy of Congress's 1864 Northern Pacific Railroad Land Grant

by Derrick Jensen and George Draffan
with John Osborn

This 200-page, fully-illustrated book describes the history and impacts of the forty million acres of public lands granted to the Northern Pacific Railroad. More than a century later, this natural resources empire is still controlled by the corporate heirs of the land grant railroads: Weyerhaeuser, Plum Creek Timber, and other timber, coal mining, and oil and gas corporations.

Published in 1995 by the The Lands Council and Keokee Publishing. 198 pages, illustrated.


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Railroads & Clearcuts website

"This is the story of the biggest land grab in American history... A revealing report of government giveaways and corporate perfidy and greed that motivates corrective action."
- Ralph Nader

"Makes the case that the timber companies are fully accountable to the public and that Congress can, and should, take decisive action. This valuable account is essential information for all those who want to see justice done in the deep woods..."
- Charles Wilkinson, Professor of Law at the University of Colorado.

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