Oak Flat (Chi’chil Biłdagoteel) is an irreplaceable haven of high-desert biodiversity an hour east of Phoenix, Arizona. Oak Flat is a center of identity, culture, and religion for many Native Tribes, including the San Carlos Apache, Tonto Apache, White Mountain Apache, Yavapai Apache, Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe, the Gila River Indian Community, the Saltwater Pima Maricopa Indian Community, Pueblo of Zuni, Hopi Tribe, and more.*
As one of the largest untapped copper deposits in North America, Oak Flat lies prey to transnational mining corporations Rio Tinto and BHP-Billiton, who, by playing by the rules–i.e. the laws that they help set as wealthy corporate persons exercising their constitutional rights–are legally taking this sacred site and Federally protected land.
Abolishing Corporate Planetary Destruction
You know how it is. Once you’ve seen how billionaires and giant corporations orchestrate violence, it’s hard to unsee it.
As profit-driven wars rage on, as climate catastrophe destructs ecosystems, as money-hungry politicians prioritize cash over our survival -- we know how it happens. We know that the ultra-rich and their corporations are using legal tools like corporate constitutional rights to make it extremely easy for them to cause massive harm.
You’re invited to a bold conversation -- *RSVP* "Abolishing Corporate Planetary Destruction"Read more
Follow the Amazon union-busting money
It was a David and Goliath moment in the labor movement. Last week, 2,654 workers in a Staten Island Amazon warehouse voted to form an independent union -- a 100% local and grassroots effort led and powered by the workers themselves, resulting in the first unionized warehouse in the largest online retailer in the world.
And what we've been seeing with the Starbucks union wave, which shows no sign of stopping, we don't expect it to be the last.
Photo: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesRead more
Corporate Greed and Profiteering
Senator Bernie Sanders held a Senate Budget Committee hearing on Tuesday on “Corporate Profits are Soaring as Prices Rise: Are Corporate Greed and Profiteering Fueling Inflation?”
Corporate America wants you to ignore Move to Amend
Hello! Corporate America here.
In many ways, we’re just like you. We have constitutional rights — just like you. The Bill of Rights and 14th Amendment — originally intended to apply just to human beings — have been extended to us by the U.S. Supreme Court for more than a century…and counting. Isn't this great!
Has your Congressperson co-sponsored Medicare for All but NOT the We the People Amendment?
Is your House Representative a co-sponsor of H.R.1976, Medicare for All, but is NOT yet a co-sponsor of H.J.R.48, the We the People Amendment?
Will you please urge them to cosponsor H.J.R.48 today?Read more
Russell Brand's commentary on "War Is (Still) A Racket: Corporate Power and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine
"Is the situation in Ukraine really a resource war dominated by corporate power?"
Greg Coleridge says yes. "This is more than a political war. It's a resource war."
Check out Russell Brand's commentary on Greg's opinion piece published on CommonDreams titled: War Is (Still) A Racket: Corporate Power and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine.
"New Normal" Needs a New Constitutional Amendment - video
Move to Amend sponsored panel at the 40th Annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC) on March 4, 2022
As an advocate trying to protect the environment, your opponents are almost certainly the wealthy, a large corporation, an entity funded by them, or a government agency overly influenced or beholden to them. The political, legal, and economic playing fields are slanted in favor of large monied interests more today than at any time since the Gilded Age. Only a constitutional amendment abolishing corporate constitutional rights and returning power to regulate campaign financing to the People’s elected representatives can restore balance to our political system and legal institutions.
John Fioretta (Move to Amend)
Karen Coulter (Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project)
Kai Huschke (Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund)
Ben Manski (George Mason University)
Greg Coleridge (Move to Amend)
Democracy on the Move - Podcast
Move to Amend
Greg Coleridge, the co-director at Move to Amend, talks about the importance of removing corporate influence, money and corruption from our government. Move to Amend calls for the “We the People” Amendment (HJR-48) to the US Constitution that unequivocally states that inalienable rights belong to human beings only, and that money is not a form of protected free speech under the First Amendment and can be regulated in political campaigns. In a nutshell, Move to Amend proposes an amendment that says corporations are not people.
Feminism vs Corporate Rule
Did you know that the Supreme Court deemed corporations as people with Constitutional rights fifty years before women achieved the right to vote? That fact gives a whole new meaning to this sentence: The US Constitution is a property rights document.
Today, March 8, is International Women's Day -- an observance established in 1911 with deep roots in the Women's Suffrage Movement. It is an expression of how hard women all over the world have had to fight to secure the same legal status, rights, and opportunities as men. It's also a reminder of the immense work is left to be done to elevate human rights over corporate privilege. Help us grow the movement to continue that work by sharing the Motion to Amend petition on your social media, or a group text/email to your friends and family!Read more