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Seven Brides For Seven Corporations

Posted 6 years ago on Jan. 28, 2013, 6:40 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: nyc

Days before the third anniversary of the Citizens United v. SEC Supreme Court case ruling, Occupy Wall Street organized an extravagant piece of political street theater: a wedding in which seven brides were to marry seven corporations in a ceremony across the street from the New York Stock Exchange. The Honorable Reverend Billy from The Church of Stop Shopping presided over the ceremony. One of the brides, Monica Hunken, in a wedding dress bedazzled with real dollar bills, interrupted the ceremony just as her betrothed was about to take her hand in marriage.

Why protest against the Citizens United Supreme Court Decision?

Monday, January 21, 2013 was the third anniversary of the Supreme Court’s favorable ruling for Citizens United against the Federal Election Commission that has opened the floodgates for a truly pornographic amount of money into our political process. Don’t get me wrong; I am not suggesting that we wax poetic about the glory days before 2009 when the U.S. political process was paramour of virtue. The Citizens United ruling has become a symbol for what the Supreme Court has been doing for about 100 years, slowly empowering corporations until they have now been granted personhood status and putting how money is spent in elections on par with free speech.

How did this happen?

One does not think of corporate shills as activists, but that is label that one of the most powerful corporate shills in the world, Justice John Roberts, has earned in his short time heading the Supreme Court: An activist judge.

What other word is there to describe the brazen behavior of the Roberts’ Supreme Court that looked at the vast wasteland of cases seeking to be heard in the Fall of 2009 and picked a little case brought by a corporate front group – Citizens United- and then rewrote the complaint to reframe the question completely? Then convened court a month earlier than was the usual, giving lawyers who had to prepare oral arguments, only a month to deal with the new, large, and obscene question of whether corporations had constitutionally protected electioneering rights- like people? As a result of the Supreme Court’s Citizen United decree, unlimited and unreported sums of corporate money are now allowed in all US elections.

Bottom line: The elite ruling class and corporate political interests have rendered the individual citizen nearly obsolete in the electoral process.

Now that corporate power has been constitutionalized via this Supreme Court precedent, how long will it be before all elected officials are 21st Century versions of the Manchurian Candidate or Stepford Wives mindlessly regurgitating talking points programmed by the ultra rich?



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[-] 3 points by cJessgo (729) from Port Jervis, PA 6 years ago

Just love the Occupy people.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33645) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago


Can U?

Seven Brides For Seven Corporations | OccupyWallSt.org: http://occupywallst.org/article/seven-brides-seven-corporations/#.UQgvMd3KJJ4.twitter CorpoRATions are NOT People. Support Democracy - Move To Amend

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33645) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

Thx. Don't think you needed to delete though - run in compliment.

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[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 6 years ago

Any cute, nubile corporations out there looking for a house husband???

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 6 years ago

We can do what 80% of Americans say they want
We can do what 1,900,000 Americans signed
We can do what 363 local & state resolutions call for
We can do what 1,309 American mayors endorsed
Via one of 13 constitutional amendments already proposed in congress And supported by over 100 congressmen

Virtually every OWS goal –
jobs, taxes, government honesty, energy, environment, economy
all go back to EXACTLY one place

And there is EXACTLY one first step:


A constitutional amendment to
Overturn Citizens United and Corporate Personhood


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For a complete analysis of the amendment issue,

and the text of all amendments,
and our comparison of all of the amendments,
and the Citizens United case transcript,
and the Citizens United decision,
and the Buckley decision,
and analysis of corporate personhood,
and analysis of Article III,
and the ABC News poll on CU / CP,
and the PFAW poll on CU / CP,
and 70+ videos on CU / CP from

Chomsky, Hedges, Witchcraft, Reich,
Warren, Lessig, Hartmann, Maher, Stevens, Sanders, Hightower, etc.

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[-] 1 points by repubsRtheprob (1209) 6 years ago


[-] 0 points by freakyfriday (179) 6 years ago

More frightening and possibly far more damaging is the entry of Organizing for America (the re-purposed Obama for America campaign levithian) that is now being funded by unlimited donations from major corporations. It is being billed as "grassroots" but only wants to use the Obama base to go out and LOBBY the people. Guess the lobbying dollar only does so much in DC and corporate America cannot cut tv commercials for what they are now after.