Posts Tagged with "corporate personhood"

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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