Posts Tagged with "citizens united"

President Obama: Veto The “Anti-Free Speech” Bill

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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Update: Obama signed H.R. 347 into law last week. Our right to assemble and speak freely in protest of the government is under serious threat this week. Last Monday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted nearly unanimously (388-3) in favor of H.R. 347, the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011, which could [...]

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If Corporations Are “People,” The Supreme Court Should At Least Hold Them Accountable For Crimes They Commit

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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If Corporations Are “People,” The Supreme Court Should At Least Hold Them Accountable For Crimes They Commit

Any time I discuss corporate “personhood” in this post, please assume there are quotes around personhood. The idea is patently absurd, and any time I seem to tacitly accept the idea it’s only for argument’s sake. Let’s say a corporation was convicted of a crime: Would it have to serve jail time? The notion that [...]

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Charlotte People’s Posse Hunts Person By Name Of “Bank of America”

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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Charlotte People’s Posse Hunts Person By Name Of “Bank of America”

Pedestrians in uptown Charlotte were in for a surprise when they stopped to answer a routine question this Saturday: “Have you seen this person? He’s wanted for committing crimes in our community.” Hundreds of Charlotteans and local police found themselves swept up in a manhunt-style game of “Cowboys vs. Corporations,” organized by local RAN activists [...]

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Wanted: Mr. Bank O. America, Menace To Society

Friday, January 20, 2012

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Wanted: Mr. Bank O. America, Menace To Society

This morning, we conducted a manhunt in San Francisco. Or, I should say, a “man” hunt. If corporations are people, then this Mr. Bank O. America fellow is a clear and present danger to society. So we teamed up with The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, rounded up a posse, and searched the streets [...]

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HOW TO: #J20 Social Media

Friday, January 20, 2012

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HOW TO: #J20 Social Media

Here’s the scoop on how to stay up to date on all the incredible actions going on at Occupy Wall St West today, as well as where to post photos, videos and key updates from the streets. News updates, OccupySF and Occupy Wall St West updates, maps, affinity groups, actions & livestreams can be found [...]

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Can You Arrest A Corporation?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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Can You Arrest A Corporation?

There are some who say that corporations are people. So can you arrest one? Well, we’re going to find out. Right now, corporations technically have the same First Amendment rights as real live people (as ruled by the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC two years ago). So shouldn’t we (real live people) [...]

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Top Five Ways to Change the World in 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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Top Five Ways to Change the World in 2012

2011 saw more people power than I could have dared to hope. Last New Year’s Eve, who could have predicted that the protests in Tunisia, just then making the news, would lead to the ousting of its president of 23 years not two weeks later; that this would inspire citizens throughout the Arab World to [...]

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Dismantling Corporate Power: A Call to Action on the Anniversary of Citizens United

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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Dismantling Corporate Power: A Call to Action on the Anniversary of Citizens United

The anniversary of the Citizens United ruling this January 21 promises to be monumental. For all of us working day and night on behalf of people and the environment, January 21, 2012 marks two years to the day since the advent of one of the most egregious ‘rules of the game’ weighting our economy and [...]

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Why Aren’t Greens Kicking the Shit Out of Corporate America?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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Why Aren’t Greens Kicking the Shit Out of Corporate America?

“I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!” –Howard Beale What the hell is going on here? Rogue actors known as corporations have hijacked our democracy. They regularly pollute and poison our communities. They own our elected officials and use police and military forces as their own private armies. They [...]

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King Coal Ready to Ante-Up for Elections

Monday, August 2, 2010

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Earlier this year, the supreme court ruled in the “Citizens United” case that corporations can spend unlimited funds on candidate elections. The coal industry is getting set to take advantage. The Lexington Herald-Leader obtained a letter sent by Roger Nicholson, senior vice president International Coal Group to other coal companies proposing they pool their resources [...]

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