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What Does Corporate Personhood Have to Do With Climate Change? Everything.

September 22, 2014

300,000 people took over Manhattan Island this weekend demanding climate justice (Full disclosure: I was one of them). While it’s important for the continued existence of the human race to minimize greenhouse gases like CO2 and methane emissions that generate heat in our atmosphere, simply using sustainable energy sources and consuming less isn’t a cure-all for climate change. If we really want to get to the root of the problem and have real climate justice, we have to end corporate personhood. Until corporations are no longer considered people, they’ll always be able to claim their inalienable constitutional rights to make a profit at all costs and get around any new regulations, like emissions laws or energy usage limits.

 

Can Corporations Go to Hell? An Existential Quandary for the Supreme Court

September 14, 2014

SCOTUS has decided corporations are people with a capacity for earnest religious conviction. So it only follows...

This should not be taken as a rhetorical question. This is a legitimate query arising from the Supreme Court’s ruling earlier this year in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. As you’ll recall, a 5-4 majority recently decided that a corporation, such as Hobby Lobby, has the right to refuse coverage to employees who wish to use certain contraceptives, provided said refusal stems from earnest religious convictions.

Move to Amend Response to the Senate Vote on SJR 19

September 11, 2014

The hubbub created by Washington insiders and political operatives around SJR 19 was little more than a sideshow to divert our attention, before an election, from the appalling records of both major parties on economic, environmental, and social justice issues.

"We the people" have seen our human rights shrink, along with dwindling economic opportunities and environmental desecration, while "corporate personhood" and "money as speech" have flourished under both party’s leadership.

“Citizens Divided: Corporate Money, Speech, and Politics” - Public Debate featuring David Cobb & James Bopp

September 8, 2014

Indiana University in Bloomington will host a public debate between David Cobb of Move to Amend's National Leadership Team and James Bopp, General Counsel for the James Madison Center for Free Speech. “Citizens Divided: Corporate Money, Speech, and Politics” will be held in the Maurer School of Law from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, September 8th.

Move to Amend Reports Features Cecily McMillan This Week

September 8, 2014

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our internet radio program. Every Thursday at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern. This is a call-in program. Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate.

This week we talk about the issue of prisoner rights with Cecily McMillan, as she shares her own experience through the criminal justice system following her wrongful arrest during the Occupy movement. 

Move to Amend Reports Features Chris Hicks This Week

September 2, 2014

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our internet radio program. Every Thursday at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern. This is a call-in program. Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate.

This week we talk with youth activist Chris Hicks, organizer for Jobs With Justice, about the student loan crisis and his work leading their student debt campaign, Debt-Free Future.

ACTION ALERT: Tell the Senate Any Amendment Must Include Ending Corporate Personhood Before They Vote Monday!

September 1, 2014

Senate Joint Resolution 19 is a proposed Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United, but it doesn’t address corporate constitutional rights at all.

Please send a message to the authors of SJR19 -- let them know that Corporate Personhood MUST be included in the language of the amendment...

Move to Amend Reports Features Paul Marcus This Week

August 26, 2014

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our internet radio program. Every Thursday at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern. This is a call-in program. Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate.

This week we talk about the roots of racism in white culture and its impact on communities of color with Paul Marcus, Lead Trainer and Consultant for the racial justice and equity organization Community Change, Inc.

Corporations are People. So What if People Were Corporations?

August 20, 2014

“Checked the tax code,” wrote a friend who’s engaged to a woman from a low-tax country. “Unfortunately, marrying [my fiancee] does not entitle me to a tax inversion like the big US companies are getting. Thanks for nothing IRS.”

That got me thinking. Maybe we’ve been looking at this whole corporations-are-people-too foofaraw the wrong way. Critics complained when the Supreme Court granted companies rights to freedom of speech and religion under the legal fiction that corporations are people. But perhaps this precedent is good news for flesh-and-blood people like you and me (a.k.a. People Classic™).

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