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Green Party Stands United Against Citizens United

On The Wilder Side:

Today – on the one-year anniversary of the Citizens United v. FEC decision that legalized unrestrained corporate spending on federal elections – the Green Party re-affirms its opposition to corporate personhood, corporate speech rights, and corporate control of America’s public spaces, media, and elections.

After the Supreme Court decided in a 5-4 decision to strike down federal laws limiting the use of corporate money for campaign advertising, we predicted “a flood of election season ads promoting corporate-sponsored candidates”.… Read more ...

Prospective corporate bride “wondering who’s going to be on top on the wedding night”

A rewritten version of a press release from a Green Party local previously published by IPR has been put out by the national office of the Green Party.

Much of the language is the same as in the earlier version, but it contains this addition:

“The court’s ruling has opened the door to the union of corporate and human persons in ways that were never imagined before,” said the Bride.

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Green Party: ‘First Ever Wedding Between A Corporation And A Person’

Saturday, January 22, 2011 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
First Ever Wedding Between A Corporation And A Person
527 N. Dixie
Lake Worth, FL
Contact: gparty@pbcgreenparty.org

On January 21st, 2010 the Supreme Court of the United States re-affirmed that Corporations have the same Constitutional rights as people (Citizens United v FEC).… Read more ...

Vermont Progressive Party 2010 Convention, Burlington, November 20

Posted at progressiveparty.org:

Join us for our annual Convention on Saturday, November 20th, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. We will be meeting at Burlington High School at 52 Institute Road in Burlington. Help celebrate our victories, and chart the course ahead for the next two years.

At our meeting, we will:

* Discuss the role of Progressives and the future of wind power in Vermont;
* Discuss the work ahead in the fight against corporate personhood;
* Hear from Chris Pearson, Anthony Pollina and Doug Hoffer about their view of the election and where we are as a result;
* Introduce our 2011-2012 Progressive State House caucus and learn about their agenda for the upcoming session; and
* Fill the vacancy of Assistant Treasurer.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: ‘Corporate socialism controls American government’

Dandelion Salad by way of On The Wilder Side:

http://rt.com

[…]

Nader believes that Theodore Dreiser put it very well many years ago, when he said that “the corporations are the government”.

“Knowing they [corporations] can’t be out front because people don’t like a lot of these big corporations, they are ripped off by the banks and credit card companies, they camouflage and their camouflage is that they give the Tea Parties certain deceptive information and focus on certain politicians, and therefore they continue their work behind the scenes.

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Thomas Sipos: ‘Libertarian candidates must earn votes from libertarians’

Thomas Sipos writes at Libertarian Peacenik (excerpt):

The socialist Peace and Freedom Party candidate, Richard Castaldo, advocates the following positions on his home page:

1. Defund all wars of imperialism, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

2. Single-payer not-for-profit healthcare.

3. Abolish corporate “personhood.” Rights belong to human beings, not corporations.… Read more ...

Green Change: Green candidates call for end of corporate personhood

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

On Monday October 18 Green Change issued a press release entitled “Green candidates call for end of corporate personhood” announcing that 110 Green Party candidates nationwide are calling for a “Green New Deal” to end the legal doctrine of corporate personhood, which grants corporations constitutional rights that had previously been reserved for people.… Read more ...

Ill. Green gov. candidate to raise awareness of corporate personhood at two events in Springfield on Aug. 23

Sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Carbondale, IL—Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney will hold two events this Monday, August 23rd, with representatives from the organization Move to Amend in Springfield. Move to Amend is a consortium of over fifty organizations that are rallying against the creation of the classification of corporate personhood.… Read more ...

Darryl Perry of the Boston Tea Party: Where’s the Accountability in the Gulf of Mexico?

Darryl Perry, a member of the national committee of the Boston Tea Party, writes at Free Patriot Press:

On a rare occasion I find myself agreeing with a person or group that I otherwise have nothing in common with. Just days ago I found myself agreeing with the Socialist Party USA.… Read more ...

Green Party 2004 Presidential Candidate David Cobb gives anti-corporate personhood presentation in Arizona

Posted at Green Party Watch by Dave Schwab.

http://www.greenpartywatch.org/2010/04/21/david-cobb-gives-anti-corporate-personhood-presentation-in-arizona/

David Cobb, the Green Party’s 2004 candidate for president, has been active recently as a leader of Move To Amend,

http://movetoamend.org/

a coalition working for a Constitutional Amendment to establish that constitutional rights are for humans, not corporations. The Arizona Daily Wildcat recently covered Cobb’s presentation at the University of Arizona in Tucson:

David Cobb, the 2004 Green Party presidential candidate, gave a presentation at the UA Law School on April 13 describing why citizens should be working towards amending the Constitution.

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Greens: Citizens United ruling will make Dem & Repub parties subsidiaries of top corporations; amendment needed to deny corporate ‘personhood’

GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
http://www.gp.org

For Immediate Release:
Monday, January 25, 2010

Contacts:
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614,
mclarty@greens.org
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org

Greens: The Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling will make the
Democratic and Republican parties into subsidiaries of top
corporations

• Greens urge a new constitutional amendment affirming that ‘We the
People’ means humans, not corporations

• Green Party Speakers Bureau: Greens available to speak on democracy,
electoral reforms, and corporate power:
http://www.gp.org/speakers/speakers-democratic.php /
http://www.gp.org/speakers/speakers-corporate.php

WASHINGTON, DC — The Supreme Court’s 5-4 Citizens United v.… Read more ...

Nader statement on Supreme Court decision and corporate domination

Ralph Nader ran for President of the United States with the Green Party, and more recently as an independent candidate. The following was posted at Nader.org on January 21, 2010:

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Today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Citizens United v.

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