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09-21-2004, 08:20 PM
Put your speakers on for this.
09-21-2004, 08:24 PM
Warning: this is pretty explicit.
L.A. BRONCOS FAN
09-22-2004, 05:52 AM
For more than two hundred years, the American republic has grown and flourished - politically free and economically prosperous - as its component institutions and social classes have worked cooperatively to the advantage of all. True, there has been class conflict and struggle along the way, but our laws and institutions have resolved them peacefully.
Now an emerging class of wealthy and powerful elites, the "oligarchs," are about dismantle this splendid political structure, unless they are thwarted in the upcoming election.
The following is an account of the common danger, and of how we the people might avoid it.
L.A. BRONCOS FAN
10-26-2011, 12:11 PM
In Horrendous Cases, Corporations Now Argue They Are Not People
Royal Shell encouraged mercenaries to torture, maim, and kill Nigerians so they could have access to their oil. Meanwhile, Chiquita helped prop up brutal dictatorships in Columbia. Exxon and Chevron helped encourage apartheid in South Africa. Now, all of the companies involved are being sued by the families of victims in all these cases using an old law that is still on the books. But the law says that only, "people" can be sued for human rights violations.
The corporations are arguing that they are not, "people." These cases are now before the Supreme Court.
This will be interesting to watch after the Citizens United case. If the Supreme Court rules that they are not, "people," would that invalidate the Citizens United ruling that they are, "people?"
It looks like corporations are trying to have it BOTH ways...