Subject: Re: [NYCGA Internet] DIRECT ACTION TO CAUSE
From: Chaz Cheadle
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 07:28:18 -0400
To: internet_working_group@googlegroups.com

Hi, Margaret,
Thanks so much for the links.
Ending corporate personhood is something that is talked about often, It is perhaps not as exciting as chanting "forgive student debt" or "Tax the rich", but with its abolition many great things can follow. It is always awesome to find new resources of information on this topic especially because its so important, yet many find the concept a little hard to comprehend, and to find direct/concrete examples of it's ills. It has to go; a new dynamic between wealth and power must exist. The two cannot reside with only one group.

thanks!
chaz

On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 3:18 AM, Margaret Lang <Truth4Liberty@peoplepc.com> wrote:
Are you - and the protesters in the streets - aware that Corporations are "persons" under the law?
And their free speech is money?  There are several websites with information and actions to take:

First website:  http://web.archive.org/web/20010815092312/adbusters.org/campaigns/corporate/   (click on the big "I" on the blackboard to "find out what you can do to end corporate rule")

2nd:            http://www.poclad.org/?pg=By_What_Authority&show=b101119.txt 
"www.poclad.org) has educated, advocated and organized for the past 15 years against the rights of corporations to govern. Through historical and legal research, writings, speaking, workshops and strategic discussions, we helped build widespread awareness of what we called "corporate personhood" - the corporate acquisition of constitutional rights intended solely for natural persons that have usurped the rights of We the People to govern ourselves. We worked on this issue before it was popular, fashionable or newsworthy.
  "Corporations are creations of the state. As we documented in many resources over many years, they couldn't exist in any form without the legal sanctioning of government. Since citizens are the source of all legitimate power in any representative democracy, We the People have the power to define corporations any way we see fit. We the People have rights and authority."  (my emphasis)

3rd:    http://movetoamend.org/node/2325?q=motion-amend        You can sign the petition online that says in part: 
  • "Firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights."
  • "Guarantee the right to vote and to participate, and to have our vote and participation count."  (my emphasis)
4th:    http://reclaimdemocracy.org/personhood/      

"Contents

  1. Introduction to "Corporate Personhood"
  2. Controversies Relating to Corporate Personhood
  3. In-depth Articles and Resources
  4. Significant U.S. Court Cases in the Evolution of Corporate "Rights"
  5. Our Campaigns and What You Can Do
  6. Groups Challenging Corporate Personhood
  7. Other Initiatives Challenging Corporate Personhood"

I wish I could join you in the streets, too; but I'm not well.  I really do believe that with the media attention you've brought to the people's cause, that you are in a good position to demand a Constitutional Amendment to strip corporations of personhood thereby removing them from dominant influence in Congress.

God Bless you all,

Margaret M Lang
Palm Coast, FL   32137


   




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