A description of the problems connected to the existence of corporate rights and large political contributions from a wealthy few and why an amendment to the U.S. Constitution -- declaring that only human beings, not corporations, possess constitutional rights and that money is not speech -- would expand democracy. By Greg Coleridge, Director of AFSC's Political and Economic Justice Program in Northeast Ohio.
Have corporations become too powerful? This is a relevant question during this time of rapid increase of corporate consolidations, intellectual property protections, movement of factories and money, lobbying and campaign contributions, tax breaks, deregulation, and influence over health care, education, housing, food, prisons, transportation and the environment.
Fiscal Cliff on Trial Forum- Testimony by Mary Lindsay, KC Move to Amend coordinator, addressed corporate abuses of power and budget and tax policy.
The event, organized by AFSC and co-sponsored by Jobs Now, UMKC Economics Club and National Lawyers Guild, Occupy KC, Move to Amend, and PeaceWorks KC, took place on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the University of Missouri, KCMO.
On April 17, 2012, Tax Day over 150 area residents stood up, marched and placed the blame for the U.S.’s economic suffering directly where it belonged: Tax cuts and tax cheats; Financial Speculation and Policies Favoring only the 1%; and excessive military spending.
This video is of the delivery of the overdue tax bill to Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), one of the 2010 top 20 Pentagon contractors.
Flyer for April 17 Tax Day Demonstration and Parade, 4:00 to 5:30pm, starting at 12th and Main Streets, KCMO (arrive by 3:30pm).
The action will will focus on three tax dodging corporations who pay no taxes! One of the corporations we will visit is among the top 20 Pentagon Contractor. Action will include street theater, the delivery of overdue tax bills, leafleting, vigiling and more.
Email or call to let us know you can come? firstname.lastname@example.org or 816 931-5256.
Coleridge, OC ’81, is involved in economic and political justice issues in the state of Ohio. He visited campus on Tuesday, Oct. 12, to speak about the United States Supreme Court’s Jan. 21, 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which gives corporations the First Amendment right to speak and spend what they wish about and on elections. Here he discusses his links to Ohio and his passion for change.
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