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Saturday, July 9 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Abolish Corporate Personhood: Democratize the Law

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The current US legal system protects property rights rather than human rights, and facilitates individualism/competition/capitalism rather than communalism/cooperation/democracy. This session will explore how the illegitimate, court-created doctrine of "corporate constitutional rights" has legalized the theft of self-government. We will learn about the growing movement for a constitutional amendment to abolish this doctrine. We will provide participants with the opportunity to plug into this existing concrete campaign.

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David Cobb

David Cobb is a lawyer who has sued corporate polluters, lobbied elected officials, run for political office himself, and been arrested for non-violent civil disobedience. In 2002 he ran for Attorney General of Texas, pledging to use the office to revoke the charters of corporations that repeatedly violate health, safety and environmental laws. In 2004, he ran for President of the United States on the Green Party ticket.
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George Friday

George Friday grew up in rural North Carolina and holds degrees in political science, economics, and African American studies from the University of North Carolina. She provides training on leadership development, strategic planning, community organizing, and her work focuses on the role of privilege in transforming power dynamics. She also serves as national field organizer for the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, and works with the Independent... Read More →
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Virginia Rasmussen

National Leadership Team, Move To Amend (people's organization)
Virginia Rasmussen is a principal with the Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy (POCLAD) and worked with the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom in its national campaign to "Challenge Corporate Power, Assert the People's Rights." She taught chemistry and environmental studies at Alfred University in Alfred, NY, and served as Education Director at the New Alchemy Institute in Falmouth, MA. She serves as a local elected... Read More →


Saturday July 9, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Bulger Communication Center East 2

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