Ah, July 4th … a day of parades, barbecue, and, oh yeah, revolution.We learn in school about the Declaration of Independence. But how many know that a transnational corporation’s special tax break was a trigger for the Boston Tea Party—a prank that would make Occupy proud? Thom Hartmann’s article (below) reveals a surprising history of tussles with giant corporations. And Andrew Boyd shows how today’s most creative protests offer a glimpse of the world we’d like to build.
Before there was Citizens United, a modern Tea Party movement, or national momentum to ban corporate personhood, this 2003 article from the YES! archives showed that resistance to corporate power is just as patriotic as Boston’s original Tea Party.READ MORE »