SumOfUs

Are we being treated like human beings by our Corporate Captains? Have they heard of the word 'compassion' or is greed the guiding light for them?

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SumOfUs

Post by Dreamweaver » 21 Jul 2013, 21:52

I haven't had time to digest these opposing views of SumOfUs, which includes consumers, investors, and workers
You might like to consider them.

http://wrongkindofgreen.org/2012/03/28/ ... s-are-not/
http://sumofus.org/

A recent message from them says
Doesn’t it seem like every time you turn on the TV or log onto Facebook, big business is once again pushing an agenda that maximizes profits over workers’ rights, consumers rights, and basic human rights?

Whether it’s earning record profits while the rest of us languish in debt or causing environmental crises and then covering them up; whether it's working employees to death or wiggling out of every tax and regulation the government can manage to pass; or... The list just goes on and on! You name it, and corporations are behind it. And instead of being held accountable, CEOs are getting richer by the second while the rest of us hope to make it to our next paycheck!

But the world doesn’t have to be this way. Because we have a secret: We own the corporations that are causing all these problems. They rely on us to buy their products. They count on us to buy their stock. They need us to work for them. Without us, these massive corporations have no power.

That’s where we -- SumOfUs.org -- come in. By taking action this week, you have joined a new movement of individuals from all over the world, uniting together to demand that corporations put people over profits.

Here’s what we stand for:
•Governments that answer to citizens – not corporations;
•Fair treatment of workers and the right of every human being to make a living, safely and ethically, for themselves and their families;
•The right of ordinary consumers to buy products that are produced and marketed ethically, sustainably and transparently;
•The right of communities to manage and protect their own environment and natural resources;
•Business models that put people and the planet first instead of being driven by short-sighted greed.

If you, like us, are fed up with corporate power over our lives, and want to be a part of a movement to hold corporations accountable for their actions, then you’ve found the right home. Please help us out by taking a moment to select "Always display images from SumOfUs.org" at the top of this email. Approximately once a week -- sometimes less, but let’s be honest, corporations aren’t getting any less evil -- we’ll send you an email with something you can do to stand up for people over profit. Together we’ll build campaigns and pressure major corporations and win real victories that improve real people’s lives.

We are the SumOfUs, and together, we can build a just society for all

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Re: SumOfUs

Post by godfather » 22 Jul 2013, 21:06

Sounds interesting. I will look at it in detail a little later.

Tx DW.... :handgestures-thumbsupright: :handgestures-thumbsupright: :handgestures-thumbsupright:
The devil whispered, “You cannot withstand the storm“ and I replied: “I am the storm!”.....Unknown.

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