56 Cities in Vermont U.S. Vote to Challenge Corporate Personhood

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By Aquene Freechild, Common Dreams. At least 56 cities and towns in the state of Vermont, U.S., voted nearly unanimously Tuesday March 6th for resolutions that call on the Vermont Legislature and congressional delegation to support a constitutional amendment that specifies money is not speech and corporations are not people.

Revealed – the Capitalist Network that Runs the World

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By Andy Coghlan and Debora MacKenzie, New Scientist. An analysis of the relationships between 43,000 transnational corporations has identified a relatively small group of companies, mainly banks, with disproportionate power over the global economy.

Inequality: of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%

By Joseph E. Stiglitz, Illustration by Stephen Doyle, Vanity Fair. Americans have been watching protests against oppressive regimes that concentrate massive wealth in the hands of an elite few. Yet in our own democracy, 1 percent of the people take nearly a quarter of the nation’s income—an inequality even the wealthy will come to regret.