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Forum Post: Impose democracy on the courts!

Posted 2 years ago on Nov. 3, 2011, 6:47 p.m. EST by OWS53 (11) from Blythe, CA
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Since the Supreme Court handed down its infamous “Citizens United v. FEC” decision on January 21, 2010, Americans everywhere are waking up to what we at Move to Amend have been saying all along: large multi-national corporations, with their insatiable thirst for profits, dominate every aspect of our political and social life. They have crashed our economy, raped our environment, and taken ownership of our ballot boxes in an attempt to turn our democracy into a corporatocracy. Move To Amend is planning bold action to mark this notorious date — Occupy the Courts — a one day occupation on Friday January 20, 2012, of the Federal Courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States and as many of the 89 U.S. District Court Buildings as we can. Inspired by Dr. Cornell West, who was arrested on the steps of the Supreme Court last month, Move to Amend will lead the charge on the judiciary which created — and continues to expand — corporate personhood rights. Colorado Move To Amend co-chair Steve Justino conceived this idea and has agreed to coordinate the effort. There are lots of details to attend to: permits need to be requested, guest speakers and local celebrities need to be invited, and promotional activities need to be started — to name just a few. Money Is Not Speech! Corporations Are Not People! We’re depending on you to help make this a success! For more information or to get started planning your Occupy the Courts event, contact us. Americans across the country are on the march, and they are marching OUR way. They carry signs that say, “Corporations are NOT people! Money is NOT Speech!” And they are chanting those truths at the top of their lungs! The time has come to make these truths evident to the courts. We'll be adding tools and resources to our website at http://movetoamend.org/OccupyTheCourts very soon. Check back later today and tomorrow. Please get involved and help us make this action the huge success that — for the sake of our country — it needs to be, please contact us, and get started right away!

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[-] 1 points by KirkVanHouten (123) 2 years ago

You're wrong that money isn't speech. This very website required money to set up. The megaphones at OWS campsites were purchased with money. Michael Moore needed money to produce his propaganda films. How about the money needed to bus demonstrators to a protest? Without money, free speech is reduced to yelling on a street corner. It's a hollow, pathetic shell of free speech.

[-] 0 points by KennSpace (9) 2 years ago

Dear Human Being,

There is something going on. – I am going to be a part of it.

I have helped organize and promote protests in Bellevue, Olympia and Seattle; another big one is coming. I feel it will be a “WTO” sized protest in multiple cities. I will be helping to advertise and promote it.

I was at the WTO protests in Seattle when a bunch of “anarchists” started busting windows with crowbars. We surrounded them, and they got in a circle with their crowbars. I tried to get the Seattle police to come arrest these people that were thirty feet away and threatening violence and breaking windows… The Seattle police would not budge from their “police line”, making all of us the enemy. I am not the enemy, but I will be in Seattle at 700 Stewart street at the Federal couthouse January 20th, 2012!!!

The Corporate Occupation of the United States

Our corporate controlled government (through corporate lobbying and election funding ) is out of the peoples control. People want government control back. Makes sense to me… I feel US corporate capitalism (corporatism) is a type of economic fascism: To have a corporate being where the chain of command eventually muddles all responsibility to any human being. These corporate beings are running your life, and controlling your government. (Enough to really make an individual mad and protest.) The corporate being does not exist, and when it comes to face it’s corporate responsibility, it is a piece of paper. That is plain and simply wrong. Restore capitalism to individual responsible chains of command, or this struggle will be lost. (This also includes corporate lobbying and corporate election funding, being outlawed; and a new form closer to individual control is established.)

Please Sign the petition to amend the Constitution for revoking corporate personhood at:

movetoamend.org

(I feel this will be a bigger day in history than WTO in Seattle – The battle continues, rage against the machine is real.)

January 20, 2012 – Move to Amend Occupies the Courts!

Move To Amend is planning bold action to mark this date — Occupy the Courts — a one day occupation on Friday January 20, 2012, of the Federal Courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States and as many of the 89 U.S. District Court Buildings as we can. Inspired by Dr. Cornell West, who was arrested on the steps of the Supreme Court last month, Move to Amend will lead the charge on the judiciary which created — and continues to expand — corporate personhood rights.

http://open.salon.com/blog/kennspace/2011/10/28/corporate_occupation_of_the_united_states_1