Dismantling Corporate Rule

23 02 2014

 

by Janaia Donaldson, originally published by Peak Moment Television  | FEB 21, 2014

Listen to part 1 Listen to part 2

Community Rights educator Paul Cienfuegos explains how “We The People” are exercising the authority to govern ourselves and fight corporate rule. When small farmers in rural Pennsylvania wanted to say “no” to a corporate factory farm coming into their community, they learned they couldn’t, because it would violate the corporation’s “rights” and state pre-emption laws. So they did something technically illegal — their town passed an innovative ordinance banning corporate factory farming. It worked! The corporation left town. Pittsburgh upshifted the approach: Rather than define what we don’t want, define what we DO want. Their “Right to Water” stopped natural gas fracking in the city. Ordinances like this have been passed in over 150 communities in 9 states. Tune in to learn how this works. Episode 258. [paulcienfuegos.comceldf.org, “Community Rights TV” channel on YouTube, and communityrightspdx.org].

Corporate rule cartoon teaser image via www.polyp.org.uk.

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23 02 2014
Margo Sheppard

Isn’t this AMAZING!? I sent it everywhere, and got not one response. Cannot understand it.

Margo

24 02 2014
Janaia Donaldson

Thanks for posting our Peak Moment TV shows about Community Rights on The Harbinger! We hope the response comes around….We’d love to be in touch with you when we come to NB and NS – ideas for possible shows, places to park. Email me if you’re interested! ~Janaia (host) janaia@peakmoment.tv

24 02 2014
One Straw Revolution

Janaia: I’ve been following your shows over the years and I’ve learned so much. The Transition Towns movement is going strong in Fredericton, NB, and is just getting started in Halifax, Nova Scotia. If you come up to Fredericton, we’ll be sure to give you a place to stay overnight.

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