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People vs. corporations

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Keeping private profits from getting in the way of the public good.

4 Positive, Practical Steps for Responding to Citizens United 4 Positive, Practical Steps for Responding to Citizens United
by Riki Ott
How should true patriots respond to the expansion of corporate power?
Whose Rights? Whose Rights?
by Thomas Linzey, Mari Margil
Pro-democracy groups are mobilizing against a Supreme Court decision that will allow corporations to funnel money directly to candidates for federal office.
Are Corporations People? Are Corporations People?
Video: The Supreme Court has granted private for-profit corporations the right to contribute unlimited funds to political campaigns. What can citizens do to protect democracy?
Nine Ways Our World Changed During the '00s
by Sarah van Gelder
Corporations get still more powerful. A middle-class living slips away from millions. Climate change becomes deadly. War, and more war. Looking back on the '00s (uh ohs) and the nine trends that changed our world.
Why Annie Leonard is Right About Cap-and-Trade Why Annie Leonard is Right About Cap-and-Trade
by Peter Barnes
The real question isn’t why Annie Leonard questions cap-and-trade; it’s why all environmentalists don’t support Cantwell-Collins.
Tsunami Survivors Fight for Land Rights Tsunami Survivors Fight for Land Rights
by Robert Reynolds
In Thailand, the Indian Ocean tsunami allowed resort developers to push indigenous coastal communities off their land. Villages are fighting back--and winning legal rights to their homes.
Was Lehman So Long Ago? Was Lehman So Long Ago?
by Robert Weissman
While the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act makes some positive strides, what's really needed is a popular uprising for stronger regulation.
Activists Wrangle Forest Victories from Corporations Activists Wrangle Forest Victories from Corporations
by Laura Kaliebe
Fierce pressure from activists has led several major corporations to change purchasing practices linked to deforestation.
7 Ways the Battle of Seattle Changed the World 7 Ways the Battle of Seattle Changed the World
by Fran Korten
Ten years later, the protests of 1999 are still having an impact.
The "Battle in Seattle" at 10 The "Battle in Seattle" at 10
by Mark Engler
WTO+10: Did the 1999 protests against the World Trade Organization actually make a difference?
Buy Nothing Day Buy Nothing Day
by Berit Anderson
A non-holiday founded by a Vancouver office worker has become an international movement.
Waking Up to the Dangers of "Free Trade" Waking Up to the Dangers of "Free Trade"
by Fran Korten
WTO+10: When Fran Korten first started warning people about NAFTA, many had never heard of it. But the 1999 protests in Seattle showed that Americans were learning what many in the developing world had known for years: free trade agreements are not just esoteric rules about what goods can cross borders. They are about who rules—corporations or people.
The Meaning of Seattle: Truth Only Becomes True Through Action The Meaning of Seattle: Truth Only Becomes True Through Action
by Walden Bello
WTO+10: Before 1999, the momentum of globalization seemed to sweep everything in front of it, including the truth. But in Seattle, ordinary women and men made truth real with collective action.
The World Turned Out in Seattle The World Turned Out in Seattle
by Anuradha Mittal
WTO+10: The 1999 protests changed America's image in the eyes of the world, crippled the WTO, and energized an international civil movement for social and economic justice.
Last Mountain Standing: Coal River Valley Residents Fight for Wind Farm Last Mountain Standing: Coal River Valley Residents Fight for Wind Farm
by Jed Grubbs
The last intact mountain in West Virginia's Coal River Valley is slated for mountaintop removal coal mining. Local residents have other ideas.
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