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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:58 AM

welcome to the network of global corporate control

http://www.nationofchange.org/welcome-network-global-corporate-control-1359643763



We live in a corporate culture, where most of us have worked or currently work for corporations, we spend our money at corporate venues, on corporate products, watch corporately-owned television shows and movies, listen to corporate-sponsored music; our modes of transportation, communication and recreation are corporately influenced or produced; our sports stadiums and movie theaters are named after car companies and global banks; our food is genetically altered by multinational conglomerates, our drinking water is brought to us by Coca-Cola, our news is brought to us by Pfizer, and our political leaders are brought to us by Exxon, Shell, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase.

In this global corporate culture it is often difficult to take a step back and look at transnational corporations, beyond what they represent in our culture, and see that they are, in fact, totalitarian institutions with power being exercised from the top down, with no democratic accountability, legally bound to be interested only – and exclusively – in maximizing quarterly short-term profits, often to the detriment of the environment, labor, human rights, democracy, peace and the population as a whole.

In this first of a three-part series on the reaches of global corporate power, we'll look specifically at the size and network influence of the world’s largest corporations. This is especially important given that the world's population faces increasing challenges with over 1 billion people living in slums, billions more living in poverty, hunger and increasing starvation; with unemployment increasing, austerity and "adjustment" programs demanding that even those in the once-industrialized West dramatically reduce their living standards; as the environment is plundered and pillaged, and as governments give corporations more state welfare and subsidies while cutting welfare and social services for the poor.

Corporate culture creates, over time, a totalitarian culture as this dominant institution seeks to remake society in its own image - where people are punished and impoverished as corporations are supported, rewarded and empowered.

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Reply welcome to the network of global corporate control (Original post)
xchrom Jan 2013 OP
KansDem Jan 2013 #1
dtom67 Jan 2013 #2
raouldukelives Jan 2013 #3
WinkyDink Jan 2013 #4

Response to xchrom (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:16 AM

1. No need to cross out "People" in the Constitution!

...and replace it with "Corporations!"



Thanks for the link, xchrom. I'll be following this series...

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:21 AM

2. the most important

This should be the main thread of all discourse in the Country. The problem, of course, is that it is a difficult fight; much easier to pick the low hanging fruit (womens rights,immigration, gun control,etc) and really pour on the outrage. But the near absence of democracy and early stages of a police state?
Nah, its just a conspiracy theory...

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:48 AM

3. K&R for the truth.

Everything that good liberals fought for, even prior to our nations founding, have been or are being destroyed. Things that people suffered, risked punishment and even gave their lives to pass on to future generations have been gutted and left burning on the roadside by the power of corporate money. Our Triangle Shirtwaist Companies have been outsourced, our unions have been decimated, Habeas Corpus had a nice run and the environment will never recover. You have the right to give all to the corporations, to work for them and the assured destruction they bring to even the tiniest of liberal ideals and ethics. Every investment in them only strengthens the mandate they have to destroy what is left of our fragile climate and our fragile rights, for the benefit of a few and to the horror of all living things.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:52 AM

4. "Fringe" writers have said this for decades. They were always told to remove

their tin-foil hats.

ANYway, from 2002:
http://nepc.colorado.edu/files/EPSL-0209-103-CERU.pdf

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