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February is African American History Month. We will be focusing our programs on Move to Amend's partnership with international grassroots organization Hip Hop Congress to present What the (Bleep) Happened to Hip Hop, a public education campaign to address the corporatization of music, dance, and other art forms and shine a critical lens on race, class, and gender in contemporary American culture. This month we feature artists, activists, and organizers supporting this national campaign to raise awareness of the dangerous power corporations currently wield over culture and how it connects with their use of corporate constitutional rights.
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Thom Hartmann calls them “five unelected, unaccountable kings in black robes.” I call them five results-oriented corporatists who will twist their legal arguments into any pretzel logic necessary to recognize, and expand, the legal and Constitutional rights of corporations and the very wealthy, and to limit or take away completely the legal and Constitutional rights of natural human beings.
With a vote of four to three, and with the mayor stating she is putting a cover letter of protest on the resolution, it passed! The city of Fort Collins has passed a resolution declaring the corporations are not people and money is not speech. A small group of hard-working individuals, loosely affiliated with Occupy Fort Collins and Move to Amend, have worked on this resolution for many months.
Some say the Occupy Wall Street uprising had one catalyst in the Citizen's United ruling of the Supreme Court on January 21, 2010. Move to Amend is an activist group that works to put an end to Citizen's United and Corporate Personhood through a constitutional amendment. Stating on their website, "The Supreme Court is misguided in principle, and wrong on the law.
Fort Collins City Council narrowly adopted a resolution Tuesday calling on Colorado’s delegation in Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would overturn the Citizens United ruling.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling held that corporations and labor organizations are entitled to the same constitutional rights as individuals, and within those rights can donate unlimited sums to indirect advocacy of political campaigns as an exercise of free speech.