Common Dreams: Corporate capitalism, worker rights, with Chris Hedges, Bernie Sanders, and more…

Chris Hedge s “Time to Rebel,” Bernie Sanders plan to get corporate money out of politics, corporate hegemony, worker rights and wages and more…

Time to Rebel

"It is our sacred duty to rebel in order to protect our homes, our future, and the future of all life on Earth." (Photo: Mr.Fish)
by Chris Hedges
The corporate forces that have seized control of our political and economic systems will, unchecked, drive us into extinction for profit. All we have left is nonviolent, disruptive civil disobedience. A rebellion.

‘Money Is Not Speech and Corporations Are Not People’: Sanders Unveils Plan to Get Corporate Money Out of Politics

Supporters cheer for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speak at a rally in support of the Chicago Teachers Union ahead of an upcoming potential strike on September 24, 2019 in Chicago. (Photo: Scott Heins/Getty Images)

by Jon Queally, staff writer
“Our grassroots-funded campaign is proving every single day that you don’t need billionaires and private fundraisers to run for president,” Sanders said

Maddening’ Graphic Shows How 400 Richest Americans Paid Less In Taxes Than Any Other Income Group

by Julia Conley, staff writer
For the first time in U.S. history, the 400 wealthiest Americans paid less in taxes last year than people in any other income group, thanks to decades of tax cuts and loopholes benefiting the rich.

Workers Stuck ‘Paying the Ultimate Price’ as GE Freezes Pensions for 20,000 Employees

A General Electric employee walks past a logo, as French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire take part to a meeting with managers and unions at the GE headquarters in Belfort, eastern France, on June 3, 2019.
by Andrea Germanos, staff writer
“GE hired a new CEO last year with a pay package worth up to $300 million.”
 

Paying the Boss 1,000 Times More Than a Worker Encourages Reckless Corporate Behavior

Not much is trickling down. (Photo: Institute for Policy Studies)
—by Sarah Anderson
Sentiment is building to tax excessive CEO pay at public companies.
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