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This Election’s 4 Deepest Democracy Victories You Missed

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 12th November, 2012 | 5 Comments

susan bWhat does Susan B. Anthony have in common with voters in Montana, Ohio and Pennsylvania? What you probably missed in the glare of the pundits flashy graphics and Wed-morning quarterbacking were the real victories by and for people actually asserting their rights on Election Day. And regardless of political affiliation; against the dollars and scare tactics of huge corporations; sometimes against their own elected officials; AND against the mighty Robed Nine of the Supreme Court—they WON.
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Who’s Supreme Court? Challenging Unjust Law and Corporate Power

Posted by in Community Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 2nd February, 2011 | 2 Comments

Weurker voteIf 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? By deciding 5-4 in the Citizens United case, the US Supreme Court expanded corporations’ ability to spend money to influence our elections, and reignited the controversy over corporate personhood. A bevy of campaigns have emerged to challenge it, through litigation or via a Constitutional amendment. Abolishing corporate personhood is necessary, but our entire system of law is engineered to keep decision making out of the hands of the people.
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