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Forum Post: End Corporate Personhood

Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 31, 2011, 6:45 p.m. EST by Socrates469bc (608) from New York, NY
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Big Business: Regulations are bad for businesses and the economy. Supreme Court of the USA: Corporations have free speech rights Mitt Romney: Corporations are Human

End Corporate Personhood. Please sign this petition at the White House

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions#!/petition/restore-democracy-ending-corporate-personhood/KQYzl8S5

Thank you!

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[-] 1 points by theos32 (17) 2 years ago

Petitions are great but they aren't enough, this is because a petition doesn't get people involved who don't know about the issue. I say we make ECP our single point of focus. This is no longer Occupy Wall Street... this is End Corporate Personhood

http://endcorporatepersonhood.us/

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 2 years ago

Bloody ridiculous wankers. What were they thinking?

Time to get some reality back into the law system in your country.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4784) 2 years ago

Hi Socrates, Just signed petition. Best Regards, Nevada

[-] 1 points by Socrates469bc (608) from New York, NY 2 years ago

Great. Thank you!

[-] 1 points by Puzzlin (2898) 2 years ago

I signed. Thanks for the opportunity.

[-] 1 points by ronimacarroni (1089) 2 years ago

That would require an amendment.

You know since the supreme court is fucking BOUGHT

I gotta hand it to them though. I think most people would have thought this would have been something that was impossible to pull off.

But they did it. And now money is speech and corporations are people.

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[-] 1 points by Socrates469bc (608) from New York, NY 2 years ago

A comment: Video is too long, I could not quickly discern the point it was trying to make.

[-] 1 points by skinny (44) 2 years ago

like like!

"People are not lazy – by design or birthright — the majority just works longer for less. Some people’s time and lives are just more valuable.

The most valuable people aren’t even people, they’re Corporations. Because they’re not human, we must carry them to the top – yet again."

http://notetoanon.com/2011/10/31/occupy-the-scary-thoughts/

[-] 1 points by Socrates469bc (608) from New York, NY 2 years ago

:) :)

[-] 1 points by skinny (44) 2 years ago

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/10/25

"Immunity and Impunity in Elite America: How the Legal System Was Deep-Sixed and Occupy Wall Street Swept the Land"

[-] 1 points by Socrates469bc (608) from New York, NY 2 years ago

Thanks for the info!

[-] 1 points by BreadLandPeace (359) 2 years ago

LEGAL QUESTIONS: Sue corporate campaign contributors under teh RICO laws?

Could somebody please tell us if corporations, like the ones that buy the candidates of both parties through campaign contributions, and lobbyists can be sued under the RICO laws for racketeering?

[-] 1 points by Socrates469bc (608) from New York, NY 2 years ago

I'm not a lawyer let alone legal scholar, but my suspicion is no, given the SCOTUS ruling in Citizens United.

[-] 1 points by BreadLandPeace (359) 2 years ago

Thanks a lot, I'll look up that case. I worked for lawyers until I lost my job of 24 years as a secretary before the recession hit (I and a former co-worker are suing them for age and other discrimination.) I did learn a lot from being at a big Wall Street law firm that long. The group I used to be in during the early 1970's, the Socialist Workers Party, sued the US government's COINTELPRO operations--their spying and infiltrating of movement groups and anyone who looked even slightly radical--and won. That's where I got the idea we might be able to launch a similar lawsuit, but it's probably hard to prove quid pro quo, that the corprations get a direct kickback from the candidates they support.

But I'll look it up, and thanks!!!

[-] 1 points by Socrates469bc (608) from New York, NY 2 years ago

Quote: The group I used to be in during the early 1970's,...sued the US government's COINTELPRO operations--their spying and infiltrating of movement groups and anyone who looked even slightly radical--and won

It's 40 years after the 70's and the judges on the courts including the SCOTUS have been replaced with more inhumane, more inclement, and more malevolent ones, at least to ordinary citizens (but not to Big Business.)

[-] 0 points by stuartchase (861) 2 years ago

You may start with these two Corporate Personhoods:

http://occupywallst.org/forum/something-to-think-about-part-1/

[-] 0 points by MVSN (768) from Stockton, CA 2 years ago

I'll agree with ending the so called personhood of corporations. But that ruling is just one more example of the laughable state of the justice system.