Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 13, 2011, 6:18 p.m. EST by shbhanda
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If someone can get together 5 million + consumers under the banner of a consumer union, we can start to play corporations against each other to achieve incremental change. I know the word 'incremental' is not that fun, but it might as well be pursued at the same as revolutionary strategies.
For instance, let's say Exxon has the worst human rights/environmental record and ConocoPhillips has the 'least bad' one. We would tell Exxon that in 3 months we will boycott them in favor of Conoco unless they, say, give all minimum wage workers in Africa a 20% raise. Because capitalism has so much duplication of product we can easily play companies against each other to achieve small victories.
Anyway, all of you revolutionaries please consider the goal of organizing a massive global consumer union. Corporations really only care about their customers.