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Corporations Are Not People
". . . that government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the Earth."
Monthly Archives: December 2011
The Montana Supreme Court’s decision in Western Tradition Partnership v. Attorney General (Opinion 12-30-11) directly challenges the empty rhetoric and dangerous delusions about corporations in Citizens United v. FEC. Citing with painstaking detail a factual record of corrupt corporate domination of … Continue reading
Agreeing with a gutsy defense of the rights of Montana people by Attorney General Steve Bullock, the Montana Supreme Court has rejected a Citizens United-based challenge to the Montana Corrupt Practices Act. The Court said this: The question then, is … Continue reading
2011 May Have Been A Turning Point Someday, 2011 may be seen as the turning-point year for the 28th Amendment to reverse Citizens United v. FEC. There are real indications of a new, tough and rapidly growing American reform movement, one … Continue reading
I had a great talk with Sam Seder on the Majority Report about the Powell Memo, American democracy, Citizens United, the People’s Rights Amendment, and Corporations Are Not People. You can listen to the interview, and check out the Majority Report … Continue reading
Citizens United is not just about wonky campaign finance and “money in politics.” The corporate take-over of our Constitution worsens the lives of almost every American. 1. Your voice and your vote. Corporations now have the ‘free speech’ right to spend unlimited money … Continue reading
Photo Credit: PBS Bill Moyers’ foreword to my book, Corporations Are Not People, is on AlterNet today. Check it out, as Bill packs a punch: Rarely have so few imposed such damage on so many. When five conservative members of the Supreme Court handed … Continue reading
This is one of the most read/most emailed stories on AlterNet; I hope that you’ll check it out and let me know what you think. Berrett-Koehler Publishers / By Jeffrey Clements The real history of today’s excessive corporate power starts with a tobacco lawyer … Continue reading
Attorney General Martha Coakley today became the first sitting Attorney General in the nation to call for a Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United v. FEC and the Supreme Court’s fabrication of corporate Constitutional rights to unlimited corporate election spending. Here’s … Continue reading
UPDATE: Great to see the interest in this issue, and in winning republican democracy back for America- this except of my book is one of the most read/most emailed stories on AlterNet! I hope you’ll check it out. Berrett-Koehler Publishers / By Jeffrey … Continue reading
Some news of the week: Some of America’s smartest business leaders are supporting the People’s Rights Amendment to overturn Citizens United and “corporate speech” theories of the First Amendment. And Free Speech for People announced this week that the People’s … Continue reading
UPDATE- January 3, 2012. New York City Council passes resolution condemning Citizens United v. FEC, and calling for Congress to send the 28th Amendment to the States for Ratification. More here. [Original December Post below] Following lopsided wins in towns … Continue reading