If we live in a democracy, why does the clout of big business—corporate rights—inevitably trump human rights? And under our property-rights constitution, nature has no rights. That may be changing, according to environmental attorney Thomas Linzey and his community-based clients Fred and Pat Walls. They challenged the rhinoceros in the room—the rights that allow corporations to effectively nullify elections in rural Pennsylvania and override public priorities nationwide. This next American Revolution is demanding the separation of corporations and state.
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- Corporations Versus Democracy – Thomas Linzey, co-founder and president of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, will describe the heroic effort of several rural
Pennsylvania communities to ban factory farm and sludge corporations in their jurisdiction.
- The Open Space of Democracy – Terry Tempest Williams has long been a passionate activist on behalf of the environment, especially – defense of southern Utah’s stunning red rock
deserts, and, as a “downwinder” whose family has been ravaged by cancer – resistance to nuclear folly.