Tag Archives: corporations

Tylor Slinger: Libertarianism 101: How to be a Proper Corporate Shill

Originally published on the Libertarian Party of Minnesota (LPMN) website on July 17, 2013: 

There are an excess of benefits to being a libertarian in 2013. First, there’s the whole minor party status thing. Then you consider the huge number of ladies that fill our ranks which makes Ladies Nights at any local bar look tame.… Read more ...

The Delaware Libertarian: Do Big Corporations in Delaware really want well-educated employees and great schools?

Do Big Corporations in Delaware really want well-educated employees and great schools?

Published on the Delaware Libertarian blog on June 23, 2013

I started thinking about this when I was doing the last, pretty acid, post on Governor Markell pretending that what big corporations wanted Delaware to do was invest in public education so that they would get better entry-level employees.… Read more ...

Reverend Billy found “not guilty”, and announces support for Occupy Wall Street

Reverend Billy, aka Billy Talen, ran for Mayor of New York City in 2009, on the Green Party line.Press Release from the Reverend Billy Bulletin:

Occupy Wall Street Support, Reverend Billy Not Guilty

 Reverend Billy and The Choir at Kayford Mountain, WV the site of extensive Moutain Top Removal photo Brennan Cavanaugh
Today (October 20, 2011) in Manhattan Criminal Court Honorable Judge James Burke found longtime NYC activist Reverend Billy Talen not guilty of Criminal Trespass in the Third Degree.… Read more ...

Root: Occupy Wall Street Mob Is Partly Right – Offers Wrong Solution

Wall St. Mob Is Partly Right – but Its Solution Is Wrong

By: Wayne Allyn Root

“Occupy Wall Street” is becoming the big news story. But the irony is that nobody understands what is truly going on. The media, both political parties, the experts, even the protesters themselves — they’ve all got it wrong.… Read more ...

Scott McLarty: ‘Stop calling them conservative: The search for new language to describe today’s political reality’

Scott McLarty is the media coordinator for the national Green Party.  Read his full piece on OpEdNews.com:

The traditional spectrum of Republican-conservative on the right and Democrat-liberal at the left, with a gray area for moderates in the middle, belongs in the trash. The ‘centrist’ gap between the two parties is really an overlap where Republican and Democrat politicians are most enthusiastically loyal to corporate lobbies, with euphemisms like “Republican moderate,” “Democratic Leadership Council,” “blue dog,” and “triangulation” to describe them.
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Nader: Apply the standard of patriotism to the U.S. multinational corporations

from Nader.org:

Stripmining America-Unpatriotically
by Ralph Nader / 4-22-11

It is time to apply the standard of patriotism to the U.S. multinational corporations and demand that they pledge allegiance to the United States and “the Republic for which is stands…. with liberty and justice for all.” This July 4, 2011 would be  good day for Americans to demand such a corporate commitment.

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Peace and Freedom Party: Solidarity with Wisconsin’s Workers and Students

Posted on February 22, 2011 by the State Executive Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party:

The Peace and Freedom Party stands in solidarity with Wisconsin’s worker and student demonstrations. We demand:

* The Wisconsin Legislature kill the bill that would deny collective bargaining to state workers
* Governor Walker refrain from calling in the National Guard or police
* Education and union jobs are a right
* Cancel interest payments to the banks
* Tax the rich and their corporations

We applaud the workers and students of Wisconsin for leading the way in a “people’s filibuster” while Democrats hide out to deny a quorum to the Republicans.… Read more ...

Socialist Party USA: ‘Democracy in the Streets: Madison Mobilizes to Defeat the Anti-Labor Walker’

by Omar Mohamad, Socialist Party of South Central Wisconsin and Billy Wharton, co-chair Socialist Party USA:

The mass protests led by public employees unions in Madison, Wisconsin have been presented by some mainstream commentators as a labor’s last stand. They are not. They are a spark, a spark with the potential to create a new protest movement capable of revitalizing our unions, radicalizing student organizing and creating a space for democratic socialist politics.… Read more ...

Socialist Party USA: Socialism and the Spirit of Tahrir Square

By Andrea Pason and Billy Wharton, co-chairs Socialist Party USA- February 11, 2011
Socialist Webzine:


Tahrir Square transformed the idea of democracy from a stale ritual that occurs every few years to an open ended struggle for freedom.

We send greetings to the working people of Egypt on the day of their victorious struggle to depose the dictator Hosni Mubarak.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader and Ron Paul on Freedom Watch: Alliance Against Corporatism

From Raw Story via Poli-Tea:

on Wednesday’s broadcast of Freedom Watch on the Fox Business channel, Judge Napolitano sat down for an amiable interview with Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) and Ralph Nader to discuss a progressive-libertarian alliance in the 112th session of respective chambers in Congress.

Nader, who has recently called this coalition “the most exciting new political dynamic” in the US today, explained that it works well because both groups stand against corporatists who believe government should be run in the interests of corporations.

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A socialist message for Thanksgiving

(excerpt from) World Socialist Web Site
Thanksgiving in America

US corporations shatter profit records
25 November 2010

US corporations took in $1.659 trillion in the third quarter, breaking records going back 60 years, according to a Commerce Department report released Tuesday. It was the seventh consecutive quarter of profit growth at “some of the fastest rates in history” according to the New York Times.

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Nader and Associates Letter to President Obama on GM’s IPO

Open letter from Ralph Nader and several other people (see end of article for list) to Barack Obama posted at Nader.org:

Dear President Obama,

The U.S. government bailout of, and acquisition of a majority share in, General Motors was an exceptional action, taken in response to exceptional circumstances. The U.S. stake in GM obviously poses novel managerial challenges to the government.… Read more ...