Category: Corporate Abuse of Power

Editorial: Challenging Corporate Personhood

MetroWest Daily News

November 17, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney caused a stir when he told a crowd in Iowa that "corporations are people, too." He went on to explain that corporations employ, serve and are owned by people, which is true enough, as far as it goes.

In Citizens United, the U.S. Supreme Court went further, decreeing that, since corporations are people, they are endowed with all the rights under the First Amendment, including the right to spend corporate money on political activities without limits.

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Groups petition Del. attorney general to revoke Massey charter

Manuel Quinones, E&E reporter
Published: Friday, September 16, 2011
E&E News PM

Advocacy groups petitioned Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden (D) today to revoke Massey Energy Co.’s corporate charter.

The groups — Free Speech for People, Appalachian Voices and the Rainforest Action Network — said 35,000 people signed the petition, which cites Massey’s environmental record and its role in the Upper Big Branch explosion that killed 29 miners in West Virginia last year.

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