Taking on corporate power: it's not only possible, it's patriotic
The talented and hard-working editorial interns, Catherine and Zach, came to work last Friday wearing ugly ties. They were celebrating the completion of work on the fall issue of YES! on corporate power, which comes with an assortment of ugly ties on the page corners, each accompanied by a shocking, but true, fact about corporations.
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We worked with a team of leading activists who each have won some important victories in human rights, the environment, globalization. But each also came to see that their victories are short-lived or partial if we don't take on one of the root causes -- the overwhelming power of corporations.
As it turns out, taking on corporate power is not only possible, it's patriotic
In addition to articles on corporations, we have a piece by Barbara Kingsolver on growing her own food, a piece I wrote on the US Social Forum, humor, up-to-date news and reviews, No Comment on the latest from the YES Men, and of course, the Page that Counts.
Like the health care issue, this issue highlights an emerging movement to take on corporate pwer, which has yet to be recognized by the mainstream press -- and probably won't be recognized by the corporate press.
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