"How can we stop the faceless multinational machinery?"
We Americans can support and vote for candidates like Dennis Kucinich.
I am a member of Maine Impeach. Last Saturday afternoon we met with Kucinich in Portland, Maine. While he talked about the reasons for impeaching Cheney and Bush, he also talked about the Bush administration starting a war so these multinationals could pull off the biggest heist in history. He said that Cheney and Bush should not only be impeached but that they should be tried as war criminals. He might not have the corporate money of the front runners but he has my vote for being honest.