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zot’s corporate personhood links

Posted by vlorbik on January 24, 2010

in the comments.

Candidate Barack Obama was one sharp speaker, but he would not have been heard, and certainly would not have won, without the astonishing outpouring of donations from two million Americans. It was an unprecedented uprising-by-PayPal, overwhelming the old fat-cat sources of funding.

Well, kiss that small-donor revolution goodbye.

–g. palast

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3 Responses to “zot’s corporate personhood links”

  1. vlorbik said

    shoulda done this first so the links’d work.

    Share tools. Please repost. i start with those who’ve been noticeably at it longer, and note there is not yet a central org. Share tools.
    Program on Corporations, Law, and Democracy (POCLAD):

    http://www.poclad.org/

    Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) on Corporations v. Democracy:

    http://www.wilpf.org/cvd

    WILPF’s excellent packet:

    http://www.corporatepersonhood.com/

    Thom Hartmann. Eloquent and articulate via books and radio in very helpful well-researched detail:

    http://www.thomhartmann.com/2001/12/31/to-restore-democracy-first-abolish-corporate-personhood/

    Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County (DUHC):

    http://www.duhc.org/

    Reclaim Democracy:

    http://www.reclaimdemocracy.org/

    Excellent intro & FAQ by William Myers:

    http://www.reclaimdemocracy.org/pdf/primers/santa_clara_blues.pdf

    Great place to read of successful local fights so far, and HOW THEY DID IT, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund:

    http://www.celdf.org/

    For example, the Town of Halifax VA, the 10th municipality in the US to prohibit corporate rights from being used to override the rights of human and natural communities:

    http://www.celdf.org/Default.aspx?tabid=504

    28 words that could change the world:

    http://www.thesunmagazine.org/_media/article/pdf/345_Hinkley.pdf

    Citizen Works helps these 28 words get heard:
    http://www.citizenworks.org/enron/corp_code.php http://citizenworks.org/ As does Eric Reynolds:

    http://corporatecode.org/

    The Corporation, the film. Asks psychiatrically what sort of person a corp. is:

    http://www.thecorporation.com/

    Move To Amend, sign it:

    http://www.movetoamend.org/we-corporations

    Good video, fresh org, sign the resolution:

    http://freespeechforpeople.org/

    Jane Gray’s intro to Public Citizen, an ironic cartoon, and discussion:

    http://www.facebook.com/notes/jane-gray/congress-undoes-democracy-blatantly/261663087010

    the Public Citizen homepage:

    http://www.citizen.org/

    the Public Citizen petition:

    http://action.citizen.org/t/10315/petition.jsp?petition_KEY=2190

    Another access to the Public Citizen petition:

    http://www.dontgetrolled.org

    CorpWatch: Non-profit investigative research and journalismsince 1997:

    http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=15507

    Democracy Schools:

    http://www.constitution411.org/natl_dem_schl/main/natl_ds.html

    Citizens for Corporate Redesign, Minnesota:

    http://www.c4cr.org/

    Adbusters:

    https://www.adbusters.org/

    The Democracy Center, located in Cochabamba, Brazil, where we-the-people succeeded in overthrowing a corporate takeover of ownership of the community’s essential-to-life water:

    http://www.democracyctr.org/index.php

    Some of us feel that acknowledging the rights of Nature is a, well, natural complement:

    http://www.globalexchange.org/campaigns/greenrights/rightsofnature.html

    the Great Turning as context includes turning away from corporate rule, and turning its spigot off:

    http://thegreatturning.net/

    ®™ark, changing minds by blowing them with art, pranks, and art pranks:

    http://www.rtmark.com/featured.html

    Just say Yes:

    http://theyesmen.org/

    Center for Corporate Policy:

    http://www.corporatepolicy.org/

    CCP helped create a Center on Corporations, Law and Society, an academic center at Seattle University, but their own link to it is broken. Anybody have better access to this center?
    Scroll to the mention of the Center:

    http://www.law.seattleu.edu/x1532.xml

    1.71MB .pdf file detailing a plan by Corporate Ethics International, Institute for Policy Studies, Center for Corporate Policy, and the Tellus Institute, September 2007:

    http://www.corporatepolicy.org/pdf/SCI_Report_September_2007.pdf

    Excerpt from SCI Report plan above: “separation of corporation and state”. “This is a large agenda. Given the unprecedented financial power of global corporations, we are not suggesting that a battle of muscle vs. muscle is one we can win. A key strategy must be to undermine the legitimacy of the existing order. No system can long stand that relies upon force alone, as many fallen despots of the twentieth century might attest.”
    American Independent Business Alliance condemned the SCOTUS ruling, backs campaign to amend the United States Constitution:

    http://www.amiba.net/pressrelease/cuvfec_release_1.10.html

    The Corporate Responsibility (CORE) Coalition. i don’t know them yet, somebody please summarize their work:

    http://corporate-responsibility.org/

    Headlines, news, & commentary department:
    News of SCOTUS betrayal via NYT & comments to CommonDreams:

    http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/01/21-4

    Roxanne Amico shares Olbermann Commentary about the SCOTUS decision:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/34985508#34985508

    Greg Palast weighs in:

    http://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2010/01/21/manchurian-candidates-supreme-court-allows-china-and-others-unlimited-spending-in-us-elections-by-greg-palast/

    As does Ralph Nader:

    http://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2010/01/21/statement-of-ralph-nader-on-supreme-court-decision-in-citizens-united-v-federal-election-commission/

    Wall Street Journal on one of the four justices to uphold rights for us flesh persons:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125314088285517643.html?mod=wsj_share_facebook

    Share tools. Please help me find places for this list to go, ideally as additions to a more central, updateable, and organization-connected list, but failing that, broadcast on its lil’ ol’ lonsesome. All are invited to post a link anywhere that leads back to this list. All are invited to cut & paste this into an email to anywhere. All are invited to send me links to add to this list, to note any links that no longer work, to add links where constructive criticism of these organizations and these strategies is more smart than sniping. (in a Message, please, or comment below this Note) http://www.facebook.com/zotlynn i will update this list as i can, until i am introduced to a better location for all of us to access these links. Share tools. Anarchists, share with your allies the reformers. Enviros, share with your allies in organized labor. Witches, share with progressive churches. Everybody share with women. i have focused on orgs, that is, organizations (please ask your org to step up and maintain this list), but we can add anything and sort into categories like Tools, Books, Videos, Events, FB Groups, Background, Related Struggles, and Related Silliness. Share tools. Then turn off your computer, go outside, and use them in your home community. Go.

  2. Tom Degan said

    Are corporations really persons?

    Do corporations think?

    Do corporations grieve when a loved one dies as a result of a lack of adequate health care?

    If a corporation ever committed an unspeakable crime against the American people, could IT be sent to federal prison? (Note the operative word here: “It”)

    Has a corporation ever given its life for its country?

    Has a corporation ever been killed in an accident as the result of a design flaw in the automobile it was driving?

    Has a corporation ever written a novel that inspired millions?

    Has a corporation ever risked its life by climbing a ladder to save a child from a burning house?

    Has a corporation ever won an Oscar? Or an Emmy? Or the Nobel Peace Prize? Or the Pulitzer Prize in Biography?

    Has a corporation ever been shot and killed by someone who was using an illegal and unregistered gun?

    Has a corporation ever paused to reflect upon the simple beauty of an autumn sunset or a brilliant winter moon rising on the horizon?

    If a tree falls in the forest, does it make a noise if there are no corporations there to hear it?

    Should corporations kiss on the first date?

    Our lives – yours and mine – have more worth than any goddamned corporation. To say that the Supreme Court made a awful decision on Thursday is an understatement. Not only is it an obscene ruling – it’s an insult to our humanity.

    http://www.tomdegan.blogspot.com

    Tom Degan
    Goshen, NY

  3. Demetrice said

    Good evening, Happy Fool’s Day!!!

    A man is driving down a country road, when he spots a farmer standing in the middle of a huge field of grass. He pulls the car over to the side of the road and notices that the farmer is just standing there, doing nothing, looking at nothing.
    The man gets out of the car, walks all the way out to the farmer and asks him, “Ah excuse me mister, but what are you doing?”
    The farmer replies, “I’m trying to win a Nobel Prize.”
    “How?” asks the man, puzzled.
    “Well, I heard they give the Nobel Prize to people who are out standing in their field.”

    Happy April Fool’s Day!

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