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PA Judge: Corporations Are Not “Persons”

A New Civil Rights Movement: Liberating Our Communities from Corporate Control Pennsylvania judge holds that corporations are not “persons” under the Pennsylvania Constitution By Thomas Alan Linzey, Esq., Executive Director, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund March 28, 2013—To protect small … more

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Sustainability Questions for Students & Educators

To make good decisions about sustainability, people need to know the facts. Here are some questions that have arisen and might be suitable for class projects or independent study: What steps can local & county government take to produce immediate reductions in … more

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What Part Is Labor Playing in the Transition?

Working class. Ahhh. To someone steeped in the leftist lingo freely expressed in the New York City of the 1960s, with its peace, civil rights, labor, and leftist activism, it’s refreshing to hear such culturally repressed language out in the … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Agriculture, Building Community, Cooperatives, Corporate Personhood, Economic Justice, Going Local, Local Businesses, Social Justice, Transitions, Workers' Rights |

Corporate Pledge of Allegiance

[by Robert Reich – Tuesday, November 8, 2011] Despite what the Supreme Court and Mitt Romney say, corporations aren’t people. (I’ll believe they are when Georgia and Texas start executing them.) The Court thinks corporations have First Amendment rights to spend … more

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Tim DeChristopher’s Statement to the Court

Grist | 27 Jul 2011—Before being sentenced on various charges involving a Bureau of Land Management auction of oil leases, Tim DeChristopher addressed the prosecution and the judge. Here’s what he had to say: Thank you for the opportunity to speak … more

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Chambersburg Declaration & Community Rights Networking

Alliance Resolution in Support of the Chambersburg Declaration and the Community Rights Work of CELDF The Steering Committee of the Alliance for Sustainable Communities-Lehigh Valley endorses the Chambersburg Declaration of February 20, 2010 and the community rights work of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund … more

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What is “corporate personhood”?

The following introduction to the notion of “corporate personhood” is an excerpt from the ReclaimDemocracy site: Today, corporations wield immense power over our government, public lands, even our schools. But this was not the intent of our country’s founders. In … more

Posted in Community – Empowerment, Community – Government & Rights, Community Rights, Corporate Personhood, Democracy |

Back to the Future

If we could travel to 1961, we could listen to outgoing President Dwight Eisenhower warning of the military-industrial complex. [Actually, the penultimate draft of his speech was more accurate—he called it the military-industrial-Congressional complex.] His farewell address included more than this … more

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Alliance Endorses Chambersburg Declaration

Alliance Resolution in Support of the Chambersburg Declaration and the Community Rights Work of CELDF The Steering Committee of the Alliance for Sustainable Communities-Lehigh Valley endorses the Chambersburg Declaration of February 20, 2010 and the community rights work of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund … more

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