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Forum Post: It's time to set this STRAIGHT...

Posted 1 year ago on Dec. 4, 2012, 5:41 p.m. EST by therising (6643)
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The film "The Corporation" has a great section on how corporations won "personhood status". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SuUzmqBewg . Fast-forward to 2:20. It'll blow your mind.

The 14th amendment was supposed to give equal rights to African Americans. It said you "can't deprive a person of life, liberty or property without due process of law". Corporation lawyers wanted corporations to have more power so they basically said "corporations are people." Amazingly, between 1890 and 1910 there were 307 cases brought before the court under the 14th amendment. 288 of these brought by corporations and only 19 by African Americans. 600,000 people were killed to get rights for people and then judges applied those rights to capital and property while stripping them from people.

It's time to set this straight.

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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (26805) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

In compliment a program shared by shadz :

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (9611) 1 hour ago

Austerity leads to "Poverty in the U.S.A" - Chris Hedges with Jeremiah Wright :

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33213.htm .

Only a Mass Movement from the bottom up' will change this and I live in hope ~*~

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[-] 2 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

Cool. Thanks for the link. Look forward to checking it out. Hedges is brilliant. Wish we'd see more of Noam Chomsky on US airwaves. He's probably the most brilliant mind in the world when it comes to all this stuff.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26805) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

It is up to all of us to share/circulate these programs - the MSM will not be.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

I think there are ways to get the mainstream media to cover things. Gandhi and King were masters at that.

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (21297) 1 year ago

Unfortunately, this is what you get under a capitalist economic system. The exploitation of the people who have to live under that system and all kinds of sneaky ways in order to do that.

And, every American should be required to read Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States."

[-] 0 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

And tested for admittance into our club

[-] 0 points by factsrfun (6699) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

Corporation are organizational structures designed to extract the excess productivity from human endeavor and redistribute it into the hands of Monarchs. Thus allowing for the maintenance of a motivated workforce while preserving all real power in the hands of a few families.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

Hard to believe the 99% have put up with such an arrangement for so long. Capitalism needs guardrails if it is to function for human good. Serious guardrails.

[-] 0 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

An obscene application of great progress.

Support Movetoamend.org

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

Thanks for the link

[-] 0 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Heres a fellow occupiers link/sitethat also has lotsa info on this issue.

http://corporationsarenotpeople.webuda.com

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

Thanks. Will check it out.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Bensdad, & ericweis I believe have worked hard on this issue.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

Cool