Everyone Should Stand Up to Corporate Tyranny this May Day


may-1-immigrationmarches-SEIUToday is May Day and many will be taking to the streets to express a variety of concerns. First and foremost around the world is worker’s rights…This is important.. All one has to do is look at the recent fires and building collapse in Bangladesh where over a 1000 people have died to understand that corporate tyranny is the order of the day.  One must remember all those workers who died were making goods for pennies a day under harsh slave-like conditions for Western companies including Walmart and H&M to name a few, who all refused to improve working conditions in spite being warned that disaster was right around the corner..

Smashing down on wages, keeping people in a state of economic fear and demanding folks skip vacations, forgo overtime, work longer hours while they rake in obscene profits that are not shared with workers or the surrounding community is a trend all must oppose.

On top of that many of the Draconian Laws via lobbying organizations like ALEC that allow for our privacy to be compromised, that threaten our safety while leaving corporations immune to lawsuits and overall accountability is another trend that must be opposed at all costs…We should not forget the damage done by corporate interests around Citizens United where these 1% corporate outlets can pour unlimited amounts of money into elections..We should not forget that a number of our corporate media outlets and banks have invested in private prisons…

There will be some who are reading this who are so thirsty to be put on by some employer that they will go along with the program and like a backwards thinking slave, will actually be a stronger, more strident voice for the corporate interests than the corporate owner himself…That’s a short-sighted position and one should really rethink why they are riding so hard for outfits that do so much global harm…

May Day protestsFinally today on May Day there will be many who are seeking better conditions for those who are immigrants and undocumented. Some will say ask does this have to do with labor issues? It has everything to do with them.. To the degree that corporations are able to exploit people for cheaper labor affects us all both in wages and overall conditions.. One best be happy that we see folks out in the streets by the thousands in both here at home in immigrant communities as well as in so-called Third World countries demanding better treatment, living wages and the same rights to be global citizens as the corporations..

One must remember the reason why so many folks leave their homes looking for a better way of life in other places is not because of so-called freedoms per say.. It’s because corporate interests have raided their lands and wrecked havoc on the economy, resources and respective political situation…May Day is about putting an end to exploitation and I hope many of y’all who are reading this take this to heart and do better by your fellow workers.. Don’t buy into the BS that many corporate outlets that they are somehow suffering…Their success is based upon our collective labor efforts.. and thus everyone is deserving of a piece of the pie sans the exploitative aspects

-Davey D-

6 comments on “Everyone Should Stand Up to Corporate Tyranny this May Day

  1. Corporate greed will continue to be rewarded by the government. Things will not change unfortunately until the government puts people over profit.

  2. Would this mean that tech companies in liberal Bay Area? it is easy to call out the usual suspects, but I rarely hear anyone questioning tech firms who hire outside the country because of the “lack of talent” in the area. How about these firms hording large sums of profits off shore or getting large tax breaks for bringing so called revenue to the coffers. If you are going question and stand up to corporate greed, let us not forgot to include tech firms like Apple, Twitter, and other firms in the mix.

  3. Its obvious FW Lee doesn’t read the newspapers.. Today there is a big protest in front of Facebook..who support Tar Sands Google has been under fire and had a big protest in front of their offices over Net neutrality for starters.. and lots of folks aren’t too happy with yahoo especially after telecommuniting was eliminated Labor orgs have been all up in arms over Apple because of their labor practices in China and even here.. Lots of groups have protested Twitter and their big tax break in SF and them not hiring any local folks.. a quick google search shows the tons of stories..

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