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Posts Tagged ‘corporations

Corporations are not people

September 6, 2012

“Corporations are not people. “People have hearts, they have kids, they get jobs, they get sick, they cry, they dance. They live, they love, and they die. “And that matters, because we don’t run this country for corporations, we run it for people.” “People feel like the system is rigged against them. And here’s the […]

Corruption of American Democracy

February 15, 2012

As a not particularly credible trader once infamously (but correctly) claimed live on the BBC: “The governments don’t rule the world; Goldman Sachs rules the world”. And not only Goldman Sachs, but also the other top banks and financial institutions, big corporations and certain billionaires. The Democrat versus Republican narrative is utterly out of touch […]

The Corporate States of America and the Pathology of Capitalism

January 25, 2012

An opinion expressed by Charles Sullivan, a Master Naturalist and community activist: The U.S. is an occupied territory that could more accurately be described as the Corporate States of America. The systems of power do not allow the voice of working people to be heard or their collective will to be acted upon. Despite the […]

Lessons From Iceland for the Occupy Movement

November 17, 2011

Excerpt of a Guardian article by Birgitta Jónsdóttir, a Member of Parliament of Iceland: If the 99% want to reclaim our power, our societies, we have to start somewhere. An important first step is to sever the ties between the corporations and the state by making the process of lawmaking more transparent and accessible for […]

Corporations and Wall Street own the country

November 5, 2011

Americans have learned the hard way that when rich organizations and wealthy individuals shower Washington with millions in campaign contributions, they get what they want. We hold elections, knowing they are unlikely to produce the policies favored by the majority of Americans. We speak, we write, we advocate – and those in power turn deaf […]

What Class War in America Looks Like

March 23, 2011

The wealthiest 5% of Americans control 72% of America’s financial wealth. The bottom 80% control only 7% of the nation’s financial wealth. The richest 400 Americans have more combined wealth than the poorer HALF of all Americans. That means 400 people have more wealth than 150,000,000 people combined. Nearly 80% of all economic gains made […]

Real power rests with the corporations

January 16, 2011

Power does not rest with the electorate. It does not reside with either of the two major political parties. Power rests with corporations. And corporations gain very lucrative profits from war, even wars we have no chance of winning. The effort to return the US Congress to Democratic control in 2006 and end the war […]

Election money in the plutocracy that masquerades as democracy

January 16, 2011

In elections, money may not guarantee victory, but a serious lack of it almost always guarantees defeat. According to a Public Citizen report on the 2010 midterm elections, in 58 of the 74 contests in which power changed hands, the winning candidates rode enormous waves of cash, outspending their opponents with funds from “shadowy front […]

Julian Assange and WikiLeaks incentives for Corporations and Governments to behave ethically

December 28, 2010

The Wikileaks revolution isn’t only about airing secrets and transacting information. It’s about dismantling large organizations—from corporations to government bureaucracies. In a Wikileaks world, the greater the number of people who intimately understand your organization, the more candidates there are for revealing that information to millions of voyeurs. Granted, Julian Assange himself doesn’t purport to […]

Fascism through corporate control of government

November 15, 2010

Though the precise definition of Fascism may be argued, I am talking here of Fascism as defined as the corporate control of government. Or as the Godfather of Fascism, Benito Mussolini, once summed it up: “Fascism should more properly be called corporatism, since it is the merger of state and corporate power.” In the early […]