Solidarity. Finally: hear Bradley Manning in his own voice. (updated below) The court-martial proceeding of Bradley Manning has, rather ironically, been shrouded in extreme secrecy, often exceeding even that which prevails at Guantanamo military commissions.
Big Money Doesn't Always Win: Fracking Bans, No Coal Exports. This is an archived story.
The information and any links may no longer be accurate. Following up on our article, Key Votes to Watch: Climate, Fracking, Coal Exports, here are the results from the 2013 election. Fracking Votes in Colorado There's great news from Colorado, where three of four cities voting on fracking moratoriums approved them. Most importantly, Lafayette voters passed a Community Bill of Rights, which permanently bans oil and gas drilling.
Fracking ban - eLetters. A woman collects signatures for a Broomfield anti-fracking petition on July 27.
(David R. Jennings, Broomfield Enterprise) Fracking and Local Referendums. Kate Sinding, Senior Attorney, New York City.
The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund : Index. Jeremy Rifkin: A New Era of Capitalism.
THE PLUTOCRATS. Ecology. Petitions. Wisconsin Eminent Domain. An Atlantic Correspondent Speaks Out Against Citizens United - The Editors. Kent Greenfield for Democracy Journal: The Stakeholder Strategy. Issue #26, Fall 2012.
The Corruption of Democracy. Environmental law. Part 2: Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West Call on Obama to Host a White House Conf. on Ending Poverty.
Alternative Radio — Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism. @Google: Lawrence Lessig: Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress—and a Plan to Stop It. Corporate Personhood-Demeaning Our Bill of Rights - Reclaim Democracy.org. Contents Introduction to Corporate Personhood.
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Citizens United v.
Federal Election Commission, No. 08-205, 558 U.S. 310 (2010)[dead link], is a U.S. constitutional law case dealing with the regulation of campaign spending by organizations. The United States Supreme Court held that the First Amendment prohibited the government from restricting independent political expenditures by a nonprofit corporation. The principles articulated by the Supreme Court in the case have also been extended to for-profit corporations, labor unions and other associations. Background Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad. Santa Clara County v.
Southern Pacific Railroad Company, 118 U.S. 394 (1886) was a matter brought before the United States Supreme Court – but not decided by the court – which dealt with taxation of railroad properties. A report issued by the Court Reporter claimed to state the sense of the Court – without a decision or written opinions published by or of the Court. This was the first time that the Supreme Court was reported to hold that the Fourteenth Amendment equal protection clause granted constitutional protections to corporations as well as to natural persons, although numerous other cases, since Dartmouth College v.
Woodward in 1819, have recognized that corporations were entitled to some of the protections of the Constitution. In the opinion, the Court consolidated three separate cases: History and legal dispute Campaign Finance Reform. In the United States, candidates for public office have always needed money to run for public office.
To get it they have often depended on wealthy contributors expecting favors in return. In 1971, the federal government passed the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA), in an attempt to combat this phenomenon. The FECA (which was amended several times until 1979) put a cap on the amount a single donor could contribute to a campaign for federal government, and required public disclosure of these contributions. But the landmark 1976 Supreme Court ruling, Buckley v. Derrick Jensen. Noam Chomsky on Corporate Personhood: 2011. Message from Jeremy Rifkin to 15M, Occupy, etc. Missoula voters say corporations are not people, ask for constitutional amendment. Movement to Abolish Corporate Personhood Gaining Traction. By Kaitlin Sopoci-BelknapPublished July 1, 2011 Editor’s note: ReclaimDemocracy.org is a member of the Move to Amend coalition.
We’re thrilled that our original home base of Boulder, CO is now among the communities driving localopposition to corporate personhood. In the year and a half since the Citizens United decision, Americans from all walks of life have become concerned about corporate dominance of our government and our society as a whole. In Citizens United v. Home. Fighting Corporate Personhood and Restoring Citizen Control over Corporations - A Resource Guide. "... it's ridiculous to talk about freedom in a society dominated by huge corporations. What kind of freedom is there inside a corporation? They're totalitarian institutions - you take orders from above and maybe give them to people below you. The Corporations That Occupy Congress. Some of the biggest companies in the United States have been firing workers and in some cases lobbying for rules that depress wages at the very time that jobs are needed, pay is low, and the federal budget suffers from a lack of revenue.
Last month Citizens for Tax Justice and an affiliate issued “Corporate Taxpayers and Corporate Tax Dodgers 2008-10″. It showed that 30 brand-name companies paid a federal income tax rate of minus 6.7 percent on $160 billion of profit from 2008 through 2010 compared to a going corporate tax rate of 35 percent. All but one of those 30 companies reported lobbying expenses in Washington. Another report, by Public Campaign, shows that 29 of those companies spent nearly half a billion dollars over those three years lobbying in Washington for laws and rules that favor their interests.
Eugeneweekly.com. Thomas Linzey - Part 1 (of 4) Occupy Together... Crisis? what crisis? Fault Lines... Occupy Wall Street. Political Petitions. Corporation.