Although it is true that only about 20 percent of American workers are in unions, that 20 percent sets the standards across the board in salaries, benefits and working conditions. If you are making a decent salary in a non-union company, you owe that to the unions. One thing that corporations do not do is give out money out of the goodness of their hearts.
[Money] [Corporations] [Molly Ivins]
You cannot afford to hire an attorney at $200 to $300 an hour to fight over your $12,000 car and have to pay those bills. People need to become aware that they have some rights, even when going up against these giant companies that try to intimidate.
[Corporations] [Rights] [Corporate Interests] [Vince Megna]
Were the radical democratic impulses of the American Revolution still driving US politics, it would be difficult to imagine corporatization of the kind witnessed today. But that impulse has weakened, and the relationship between the people and the corporation has reversed.
[Politics] [Democracy] [Corporations] [Ben Manski]
Surely by now there can be few here who still believe the purpose of government is to protect us from the destructive activities of corporations. At last most of us must understand that the opposite is true: that the primary purpose of government is to protect those who run the economy from the outrage of injured citizens.
[Government] [Corporations] [Derrick Jensen]
I believe that Gandhi?s views were the most enlightened of all the political men in our time. We should strive to do things in his spirit: not to use violence in fighting for our cause, but by non-participation in anything you believe is evil.
[Truth] [Albert Einstein] [Violence] [Causes] [Corporations]
The corporations that profit from permanent war need us to be afraid. Fear stops us from objecting to government spending on a bloated military. Fear means we will not ask unpleasant questions of those in power. Fear permits the government to operate in secret. Fear means we are willing to give up our rights and liberties for promises of security. The imposition of fear ensures that the corporations that wrecked the country cannot be challenged. Fear keeps us penned in like livestock.
[Fear] [Corporations] [Secrecy] [Chris Hedges]
All the mega corporations on the planet make their obscene profits off the labor and suffering of others, with complete disregard for the effects on the workers, environment, and future generations. As with the banking sector, they play games with the lives of millions, hysterically reject any kind of government intervention when the profits are rolling in, but are quick to pass the bill for the cleanup and the far-reaching consequences of these avoidable tragedies to the public when things go wrong. We have a straightforward proposal: if they want public money, we want public control. It's that simple. Michael Hureaux Perez
[Capitalism] [Environment] [Suffering] [Exploitation] [Corporations] [Profit] [Nationalisation] [Deepwater] [Labour] [Workers] [Economic Interventionism] [Subprime Mortgage Crisis] [Public Sector]