The War Profiteers website is maintained and updated by CorpWatch, an organization based in Oakland, California, that counters corporate-led globalization through education, network-building and activism. The orginal site was created by the Ruckus Society, an organization that specializes in engaging nonviolent direct action, also based in Oakland, California.
The War Profiteers card deck was created by an independent crew of activists -- educators, journalists, designers, organizers, techies and others -- disturbed by the obscene concentration of power in the hands of an elite few who control the world's wealth and manipulate democracy through governments and corporations. Warprofiteers.com and the corresponding deck of cards is our way of drawing attention to those institutions and individuals who view war, death, repression and violence as 'a safe bet.' We are here to call their bluff.
CorpWatch mission: CorpWatch counters corporate-led globalization through education, network-building and activism. We work to foster democratic control over corporations by building grassroots globalization a diverse movement for human rights and dignity, labor rights and environmental justice.
Ruckus mission: Working with a broad range of communities, organizations, and movements – from high school students to professional organizations - Ruckus facilitates the sharing of information and expertise that strengthens the capacity to change our relationship with the environment and each.
For more information about Ruckus, please visit their website: www.ruckus.org.