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Conflict Mineral Ruling 'Sets Dangerous Precedent' on Corporate Personhood


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Conflict Mineral Ruling 'Sets Dangerous Precedent' on Corporate Personhood

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

In a ruling that rests on what one rights group described as "a warped interpretation of the First Amendment," a three-judge panel has said that corporations have a constitutional right to conceal information about whether minerals in their supply chains may have funded conflict.


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I am sick of this crap.


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Wait- this is happening in DRC and a U.S. court rules on it? why can't somebody take them to the ICC or somewhere?

Fasc ist control of this country is nw complete


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Oligarchy continues to create a 'corporate superiority' class that is beyond laws. Compare this ruling with trade pacts that allow corporations to ignore a nation's environmental laws as inhibiting free trade. Oligarchy creates a future where corporations are above the law. A future where human beings have no say in a world run by mega corporate entities. They don't have to answer to people... or even governments. A superior class above the law.


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Can one imagine Wall Street and CIA having to come clean on "Dope Inc." and just how all of the tightly controlled illicit Drug profits of Dope Inc.have been invested in War profiteering- Wars that Congress voted NOT to fund, that went on anyway- Just like Iran Contra, which Gary Webb, of Dark Alliance fame exposed- Wars are great devices that wash all of this dirty money overseas and across our borders- Black market, highly organized Drug money and its "Laundromat" has always been the most lucrative, pure profit, bang for the buck out there- Some of the Worlds largest fortunes came from Dope- Just look at the Royal Family and think back to the Opium Wars.....


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Yes, the TPP and TTIP will indeed be the very beginning of the end- If Americans' think "Citizens United" was bad for our "Democracy", well they ain't seen nothing yet- These "Free Trade Agreements" will give the Corporations the means in which to put us all back into Feudalism....This is the biggest threat to our freedoms and lives and will accelerate Global Warming- Forget about Health Care, decent food, decent wages, home ownership, clean water, National Parks and just about everything else- This is Fascism's ticket to ride....
It's all A "secret" and another "Rich Mans Trick"- Fk YOU Obama!


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Well, there's a freakin surprise - courts shilling for corporate "personhood", secrecy, greed and pollution. Money is free speech, and corporations have "certain inalienable rights". Judges and politicians both are tools of corporate fascism! The corruption of the entire world by big-money is corrupting and destroying us all.........

"two simple truths about the liberty of a democratic people.

The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is Fascism—ownership of Government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power.

The second truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if its business system does not provide employment and produce and distribute goods in such a way as to sustain an acceptable standard of living.

Among us today a concentration of private power without equal in history is growing." _ Franklin Delano Roosevelt

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=15637


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Go to MovetoAmend.org and sign the Motion to Amend petition. Get involved in passing the We the People Amendment, which states that only human beings have Constitutional rights and money is not protected political speech.

Building a social movement for real and transformative democracy is the only thing we can do, short of taking up arms.


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Remove the two judges who sided with the company and throw their asses in jail!