The time has come for members of the 99% to realize we have more in common than we think. For years, Americans have been divided over the issues that matter the most: conservation, climate change, civil rights, education, health care, reproductive rights, etc.
What people often fail to realize is that the forces pushing back against progress on these issues are all rooted in corporatism.
Granting corporations the right to make unlimited financial contributions to our political system means the government is no longer accountable to the people — it’s accountable to the 1% who fill its pockets with money and its agenda with self-serving legislation.
As climate activist Bill McKibben states in the video below, it’s time for the environmental, labor, climate and Occupy Wall Street movements to stand united against this corporate takeover of our country. As Tar Sands Action puts it on its website, “#occupywallstreet and the Keystone XL — One Movement, One Goal”
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