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The Best Government the 1% Can Buy: Is Reversing Citizens United or Corporate Personhood Enough?

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 19th January, 2012 | 8 Comments

Photo credit: Justin ElliottWe could begin to ask new questions like: what if corporations aren’t the problem at all? Or: If the Supreme Court had never granted “personhood” rights to corporations, would they still be trammeling the rights of citizens and riding roughshod over communities and nature—Would we have democracy? The revolution for new rules is already here. Its happening at the grassroots. 150+ communities have already begun to challenge the system by writing new laws that place community and ecosystems above corporate profits and they’ve challenged the entire structure of law—right from Main Street, where they live.
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A Regenerative Economy Takes Form in Detroit

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange News & Events on 19th January, 2012 | No Comments

GELTVertical1Signs of hope continue to sprout in Detroit. For many of us working on the revitalization of Detroit, 2012 may prove to be the year when the tide finally shifts towards a rebirth of our great city. Some consider this a bottoming out after over a decade of massive manufacturing job losses to the tune of 200,000 jobs lost since the year 2000 and eye-opening population loss.
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We Need the Separation of Corporation and State

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 19th January, 2012 | No Comments

cant afford a politicianThe Occupiers have, and continue to, expose corporate greed and demand an end to the overwhelming influence that money has in our systems – economic, political and even social. If we can remain united (truly citizens united) in this global revolution it is we — the 99% — that are too big to fail.
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