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US Voters Overwhelmingly Unite Against Corporate Personhood and Citizens United

By Sandy Haksi On November 08, 2012 | 3 Comments

Romney wasn't the only loser on election night. American voters resoundedly walloped Citizens United and the notion of corporate personhood by easily passing measures around the country to amend the Constitution and overturn the ruling.

At local and state levels, residents across party lines emphatically rejected the ruling that unleashed a tide of corporate spending in elections — and won every time! Even red states like Montana and Colorado that went to Romney saw a landslide of support with majorities of 70% and more.

The drive to get these initiatives on the ballot came from a coalition of groups including Move To Amend, Free Speech Is For People, and Common Cause. Kudos to all the volunteers and grassroots supporters who helped get them passed in their communities! Hopefully, this high level of support will send a strong message to Congress and push them into action.

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Sandy is part of The Corporation's grassroots team and has been working on the film's outreach efforts since 2003.

The Real Citizens United

By Jennifer Slattery On January 27, 2012 | 5 Comments

Corporate Personhood shreds human rights

The mainstream media may try to ignore it, but the end of corporate controlled government is on the horizon. People are protesting in huge numbers across America; the real citizens have united, and when that happens change is inevitable. They have occupied the streets, the courts, and come November: the voting booths.

Every day more cities, including New York and Los Angeles, have demanded and end to Corporate personhood. A constitutional amendment has been introduced in the Senate, and soon the voting public will have their chance to cast Corporate Personhood into the wastebasket of history.

There are many fronts where you can join other citizens in taking control of our democracy back. The Amend 2012 campaign is attempting to put a "voter instruction" initiative on ballots in all 50 states that, if approved, would instruct Congress to adopt an amendment making it clear that corporations are not people and money is not speech. Voter instructions were a tactic used by the term-limit movement, and also by progressives who pushed for the 17th Amendment (which allowed voters to directly elect senators to Congress). If our predecessors could do it, so can we!

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Jennifer Slattery is a dedicated human rights activist, former private investigator, and a member of the Occupy Movement. She lives in NY, and would be happy to answer any and all questions you might have: occupierjenvs@gmail.com

The Story of Citizens United Vs. FEC: Why Democracy Only Works When People are in Charge

By Sandy Haksi On March 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Story of Stuff is back, this time taking on the Citizens United Ruling in its trademark stickfigure simple style.

 

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An Anniversary to Protest - Jan. 20-22

By Sandy Haksi On January 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

We're coming up to the one-year anniversary of the US Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling that has opened up political coffers to a deluge of corporate contributions. Movement for the People invites you to join them to mark this anniversary with protests, rallies and online action January 20-22.

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The Corporation - Still Going Strong! New Screenings, New Films!

By Katherine Dodds On May 01, 2010 | 0 Comments

UPCOMING: The Corporation is screening at Toronto's Hot Docs in the "Ripping Reality" program, in the company of other such classics as Darwin's Nightmare, The Fog of War, and Iraq in Fragments.
Sunday, May 09, 2010 - 12:30 pm, Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue.

SOME ACHBAR EXEC PRODUCED FILMS COMING SOON TO DOXA IN VANCOUVER!   read on...

Oh, The Corporation! One of the things I have always noted is the staying power of this film.  Yes, it's the "film that wouldn't die," quips Mark Achbar, who still seems surprised by this. Surprise, and fatigue after all these years notwithstanding, he's gone on to support a lot more films through The Corporation's influence.

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Katherine Dodds AKA "Kat" is the founder of  HelloCoolWorld.com, the grassroots team behind The Corporation, and is featured in a "Grassroots Marketing" segment on The Corporation DVD set. She is dedicated to harnessing the power of the film to rein in corporate abuse through the development of the Campaign 4 Corporate Harm Reduction.

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