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upstatecajun Donating Member (511 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 04:50 PM
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Corporate Control? Not in These Communities
Can local laws have a real effect on the power of giant corporations?

Mt. Shasta, a small northern California town of 3,500 residents nestled in the foothills of magnificent Mount Shasta, is taking on corporate power through an unusual processdemocracy.

The citizens of Mt. Shasta have developed an extraordinary ordinance, set to be voted on in the next special or general election, that would prohibit corporations such as Nestle and Coca-Cola from extracting water from the local aquifer. But this is only the beginning. The ordinance would also ban energy giant PG&E, and any other corporation, from regional cloud seeding, a process that disrupts weather patterns through the use of toxic chemicals such as silver iodide. More generally, it would refuse to recognize corporate personhood, explicitly place the rights of community and local government above the economic interests of multinational corporations, and recognize the rights of nature to exist, flourish, and evolve.

http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/corporate-contr...







http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Liberal-Ohioan/195130...
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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 05:04 PM
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1. upstatecajun....You really didn't have to type so many words in your post.
Just say "Mt. Shasta is the opposite of Florida" :) :).
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 06:36 PM
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2. and/or Texas
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 06:38 PM
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3. Great news -- and didn't one of our NE states -- Vernmont, perhaps? recently have an opportunity
to kill concept of corporate personhood and they passed on it?

That was probably more than a year ago --

Have just been hearing about "YES" magazine and will check the link later --

thank you!!!


:)

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