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.

http://www.resilience.org/stories/2014-02-21/local-communities-dismantling-corporate-rule

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5 responses »

  1. Paul Payten says:

    Absolutely love the video about diamantling corporate law thoguh how on earth does it appy to us in Oz. That is my question. There is a totally different situation here as we do not have the same constitutional rights in our states, nor a human rights bill federally. Anyone shed light on this? Thanks, Paul

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