Tags:Full announcement from the Canary Coalition:
The Canary Coalition has become involved in the struggle to end corporate personhood in America because the political power of corporations like Duke Energy, the coal, natural gas, nuclear and petroleum industries stands in the way of progress toward addressing air pollution, climate change, reductions in energy consumption and a transformation to clean, safe, renewable energy technologies.
The 2010 US Supreme Court decision in Citizens United vs. the FEC was not an isolated event pulled from thin air by the current set of radically conservative justices. There is a long history of court decisions and legislative acts progressively strengthening the status of corporations as "people" leading to this latest decision that local, state and federal government may not regulate corporate political campaign contributions because money is a form of free speech protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution.
This jarring timeline was scripted by the national MOVE TO AMEND organization, adapted by the western North Carolina MTA affiliate, coordinated by OccupyWNC and video-recorded by The Canary Coalition.
The link to pass on is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=B4Y4ttLl4y0