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Tag: Amy Goodman

Corporate personhood may open door to criminal prosecution

The 2010 Supreme Court decision, Citizens United, ruled that corporations as sort of metaphysical persons have broad rights under the First Amendment and can directly fund political campaigns. Now the court will have to decide if these metaphysical persons not only have rights but also responsibilities in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum. The outcome will determine whether survivors of human rights violations in foreign countries can bring lawsuits against corporations in U.S. courts.

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Occupy Wall Street at last a lefist populist movement

It is the first anti-authoritarian populist movement in this country. The previous populist movements had leaders, usually charismatic leaders. This is very different. We’ve never seen anything quite like this, and I think we’re in uncharted territory. This is a 21st century social movement, where the activists are taking advantage of new social media, from Twitter and Facebook, but also they have a …

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Col Wilkerson “I will testify if Cheney is ‘Pinocheted'”

And I’d be willing to testify, and I’d be willing to take any punishment I’m due. And I have to say, I agree with almost everything he just said. And I think that explains the aggressiveness, to a large extent, of the Cheney attack and of the words like “exploding heads all over Washington.” This is a book written out of fear, fear that one day someone will “Pinochet” Dick Cheney.

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