It seems that as multinational corporations and organizations such as the WTO and IMF gain money and power, less and less authority and influence is left for the state. As presented by Vandana Shiva, many corporations in fact utilize the powers of the state for their own purposes (502). Because corporations yield so much money and political power in this global era, the state has few options but to support and even legislate in the interest of big business. In this new age where money controls politics and society more than ever, the state has left the interests of the individual in the shadows of these multinational corporations, giving them more control than ever before.
While this occurs at a domestic and international level, it is time for the individual, the citizen, to make a stand. If laws and policy are not being passed in the interest of the people, it may be time to return to the ways of the 70s and become vocal, much more vocal. Many corporations are trampling the rights of people around the world and if state’s will not take action it is time for the people’s movement. Throughout history the voice of the people has always been a powerful influence and in a democracy this is still a very possible. Citizens have the power to truly change legislation if it is done properly at the right time and by the right people. To shift the power back form corporations to the people, and to make big businesses accountable for their crimes against the earth and humanity, it is the people who will have to make the difference and take it back for themselves. In an era where capitalism rules all else and the environment is truly dying, the people can no longer wait in negligence for larger bodies to intervene, for when they do it may already be too late.