Press Coverage

Stating the Case Against Corporate Personhood

March 27, 2013

Mount Shasta, Calif. -- David Cobb is a dynamic, forceful, and as he admits, an angry speaker. And he is on a mission. Kicking off a 20 plus city northern California barnstorm tour in Mount Shasta March 24, Cobb’s mission is nothing less than amending the Constitution of the United States to include that “A corporation is not a person” and that “Money is not speech and can be regulated.”

“I’m a proud, patriotic and pissed off American citizen,” the 2004 Green Party candidate for president said. “Money is not free speech.”

Seeking to Curb Corporate Influence on Politics

March 6, 2013

HARRISBURG, PA - They can't breathe. They don't bleed. They don't digest food.

But, as Mitt Romney famously blurted, corporations are people - at least under the law. In the Citizens United decision in 2010, for instance, the Supreme Court recognized that corporations have the constitutional right of free speech, something most people assumed belonged to actual carbon-based life-forms.

Justice Alito, Citizens United and the Press

November 19, 2012

Last week, Justice Samuel Alito Jr. speciously defended the Supreme Court’s disastrous ruling in the 2010 Citizens United case by arguing that the ruling, which allowed unlimited independent campaign spending by corporations and unions, was not really groundbreaking at all. In fact, he said, all it did was reaffirm that corporations have free speech rights and that, without such rights, newspapers would have lost the major press freedom rulings that allowed the publication of the Pentagon Papers and made it easier for newspapers to defend themselves against libel suits in New York Times v.

An Election Protection Agenda for 2016

November 14, 2012

A mass grassroots election protection movement has been born. It's finally forced the issues of mass disenfranchisement and hackable electronic voting machines into the mainstream. 

And it's emerged from this election with a must-do list of things that need to be accomplished---soon---if we are to retain any shreds of American democracy. 

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