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Books Pigs at the Trough

Putting the "Act" Back Into Activism

Introduction to Pigs at the Trough
Sidebar: Upstairs / Downstairs
Sidebar: It's a Rich Man's World
Sidebar: Putting The "Act" Back into Activism
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Speech: Arianna Roasts the Piggies at the Commonwealth Club
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"Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation."
     - Robert F. Kennedy

Here is a list of groups working to bring about political and corporate reform. Some inform, some help empower, and some organize. They are groups that I have either been personally involved with or whose work I drew from in completing this book. Go to their websites, or call, to find out more about how to get involved.

Campaign for America's Future

An organization that works for working people, monitors corporate accountability, and has led the struggle to save Social Security. Find out more at

1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel: (202) 955-5665

Center for Public Integrity

The Center, which scrutinizes all aspects of politics and government, has written over 100 investigative reports on accountability and ethics-related issues. For its latest expose, visit

910 17th St. NW, Seventh Floor
Washington, D.C. 20006
Tel: (202) 466-1300

Center for Responsive Politics

A Washington, D.C. based research group that tracks political money and studies its effect on policies and public elections. The organization seeks to promote a more informed voter as well as a more responsive government. To find out more, visit

1101 14th St., NW, Suite 1030
Washington, D.C. 20005-5635
Tel: (202) 857-0044

Citizen Works

Citizen Works promotes strengthening citizen participation in creating a sustainable and just society. To get involved, visit

PO Box 18478
Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel: (202) 265-6164

Common Cause

Founded by John Gardner in 1970, this citizen's lobbying group promotes grassroots-level activism for an open and accountable government. To become involved in shaping our nation's public policies, visit

1250 Connecticut Ave., NW #600
Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel: (202) 833-1200
E-mail: Online form at

Corporate Accountability Project

An organization of activists dedicated to –you guessed it– holding corporations accountable for their actions. Learn "how to overthrow corporate rule in five not-so-easy steps" at

1434 Elbridge St.
Philadelphia, PA 19149
Tel: (215) 743-4884


The San Francisco–based group counters corporate-led globalization through education and activism. Grassroots mobilization is underway at

PO Box 29344
San Francisco, CA 94129
Tel: (415) 561-6568

Democracy Rising

Founded by Ralph Nader in 2001, Democracy Rising is a nonprofit grassroots group advocating corporate reform. Empower yourself at

320 SW Stark Street, Suite 202
Portland, OR 97204
Tel: (202) 465-2764

Friends of the Earth (FOE)

An environmental organization, with affiliates in 63 countries, dedicated to preserving the health and diversity of the planet for future generations. Learn how to influence decisions affecting the quality of your environment at

1025 Vermont Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
Tel: (202) 783-7400

Global Exchange

Global Exchange has launched numerous campaigns, fighting for corporate accountability, democracy, civil rights, and environmental protection. To learn more about becoming a Global Citizen, please visit

2017 Mission Street #303
San Francisco, CA 94110
Tel: (415) 558-9486

Jim Hightower's "Rolling Thunder Down-Home Democracy Tour"

Jim Hightower, along with several progressive organizations and constituencies, mixes music and education in a democracy-organizing tour that seeks to empower people. To assist in revitalizing American democracy, please visit

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

This national advocacy group uses law, science, and the support of more than 500,000 members across the country to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. Speak out at

40 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
Tel: (212) 727-2700

Natural Step

A consulting group that assists businesses in redefining their bottom lines to include social and environmental considerations. Please visit

116 New Montgomery Street, Suite #800
San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel: (415) 318-8170

Pension Rights Center

The Pension Rights Center is dedicated to protecting and promoting retirement security for all Americans. For more information, please visit

1140 Nineteenth Street, Suite 602
Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel: (202) 296-3776

Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy (POCLAD)

Thirteen activists are researching and rethinking corporate America's influence on democracy. Join the debate at

P.O. Box 246
S. Yarmouth, MA 02664-0246
Tel: (508) 398-1145

Public Campaign

Public Campaign seeks to create a network with other organizations and citizen groups to increase campaign reforms in order to drastically reduce special interest and big money influences in American politics. Get involved in cleaning up politics at

1320 19th Street, NW, Suite M-1
Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel: (202) 293-0222

Public Citizen

Founded by Ralph Nader in 1971, Public Citizen fights for consumer justice and government and corporate accountability. The umbrella organization sponsors six watchdog groups, including Congress Watch and Trade Watch. Take action at

1600 20th St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
Tel: (202) 588-1000

Shareholder Action Network

(A project of the Social Investment Forum)

The organization seeks to create a central network of shareholder advocates, providing information and uniting investors to demand corporate responsibility. Take action at

1612 K Street NW, Suite 650
Washington, D.C. 20006
Tel: (202) 872-5313

Sierra Club

Founded in 1892, the Sierra Club's environmental grassroots network is over 700,000 members strong. Join the fight at

85 Second St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105-3441
Tel: (415) 977-5500

Social Investment Forum

A shareholder advocacy organization that promotes socially responsible investing. Learn how investors have the opportunity and responsibility to challenge corporate misconduct at

1612 K Street, NW, Suite 650
Washington, D.C. 20006
Tel: (202) 872-5319

Stakeholder Alliance

A grassroots effort that seeks to change the corporate system through comprehensive public disclosure. Join its call to action at

733 15th St. NW, Suite 1020
Washington, D.C. 20005
Tel: (202) 234-9382

United for a Fair Economy (UFE)

A Boston-based advocacy group that focuses public awareness on wealth inequality. Join its activist network at

37 Temple Place, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Tel: (617) 423-2148

United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS)

This international student movement was created after 11 college students spent the summer of 1997 as interns at UNITE, a textile workers' union. Learn about their fight for sweatshop-free labor conditions at

888 16th St., NW, Suite 303
Washington, D.C. 20006
Tel: (202) 347-7417

Working Assets

Founded in 1985, Working Assets is a phone, credit card and online services company that has donated over $25 million to groups like Greenpeace, Oxfam, and the Children's Defense Fund. In 2000 alone, Working Assets' members generated more than 900,000 letters and calls to Congress, the White House and business leaders. You too can speak out at

101 Market Street, Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel: (877) 255-9253

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Other Books by Arianna Huffington

Fanatics & Fools:
The Game Plan for Winning Back America
Published 2004
Pigs at the Trough:
How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption are Undermining America
Published 2003
How to Overthrow The Government
Published 2000
Greetings from the Lincoln Bedroom
Published 1998
Creator and Destroyer
Published 1996
The Fourth Instinct:
The Call of the Soul
Published 1994
The Gods of Greece
(with paintings by Francoise Gilot)
Published 1993
Maria Callas
The Woman Behind the Legend
Published 1993
After Reason
Published 1978
The Female Woman:
An Argument Against Women's Liberation for Female Emancipation
Published 1973

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