corporate rule Archive

  • I want to live in a democracy, but I don’t. None of us does. And that is because we don’t really believe in the words of the Declaration of Independence—this declaration that says we are free to be equal, happy and alive. So maybe it’s time to write out our beliefs, to make another declaration for a new kind of independence: the independence of the poor and forgotten from the people who control their lives and futures.

    My Declaration of Democracy

    I want to live in a democracy, but I don’t. None of us does. And that is because we don’t really believe in the words of the Declaration of Independence—this declaration that says we are free to be equal, happy and alive. So maybe it’s time to write out our beliefs, to make another declaration for a new kind of independence: the independence of the poor and forgotten from the people who control their lives and futures.

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  • If we allow the law to dictate what is fair as in the case of putting Tim DeChristopher behind bars—for committing civil disobedience in the name of a livable future, for raising a paddle to expose corruption between industry and government—then we are not just prisoners but slaves to the corporations in bed with the courts.

    Terry Tempest Williams speaks the truth on Tim DeChristopher

    If we allow the law to dictate what is fair as in the case of putting Tim DeChristopher behind bars—for committing civil disobedience in the name of a livable future, for raising a paddle to expose corruption between industry and government—then we are not just prisoners but slaves to the corporations in bed with the courts.

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  • Taking the steps forward we need, like passing a decent carbon tax, involves overthrowing the corporations currently controlling our government, and we know they'll be pretty stubborn in holding on to their power.

    Tim DeChristopher’s call for Stubbornness

    Taking the steps forward we need, like passing a decent carbon tax, involves overthrowing the corporations currently controlling our government, and we know they'll be pretty stubborn in holding on to their power.

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  • At this point of unimaginable threats on the horizon, this is what hope looks like.  In these times of a morally bankrupt government that has sold out its principles, this is what patriotism looks like.  With countless lives on the line, this is what love looks like, and it will only grow.  The choice you are making today is what side are you on.

    Tim’s official statement at his sentencing hearing

    At this point of unimaginable threats on the horizon, this is what hope looks like. In these times of a morally bankrupt government that has sold out its principles, this is what patriotism looks like. With countless lives on the line, this is what love looks like, and it will only grow. The choice you are making today is what side are you on.

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  • How much power should corporations have over our political system? David argues that to have a healthy democracy, we must abolish corporate personhood and establish that only human beings, not corporations, are entitled to constitutional rights.

    Friday Uprising: David Cobb

    How much power should corporations have over our political system? David argues that to have a healthy democracy, we must abolish corporate personhood and establish that only human beings, not corporations, are entitled to constitutional rights.

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