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<nettime> Arcata city council 'depersonalises' corporations
Patrice Riemens on Mon, 7 Jun 2004 01:16:38 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> Arcata city council 'depersonalises' corporations

If Adbusters are right in their contention, and I believe they are, 
that the perversion to the US constitution that gave corporations the 
rights of humyn being is the root of all evil, this could well be a 
landmark decision. 


City Council depersonalizes corporations 
By Rebecca S. Bender, Eye Associate Editor

CITY HALL - The outcome remained uncertain right up until the very last 
minute, the undercurrent of tension spilling from the dais to the overflow 
crowd as the City Council took up a resolution opposing corporate 
personhood for the third and, as it turned out, final time. 

Councilmember Connie Stewart's absence at the May 5 public hearing on the 
resolution led to a stalemate, with Councilmembers Dave Meserve and Mayor 
Bob Ornelas standing firmly in support of the resolution and 
Councilmembers Elizabeth Conner and Michael Machi just as firmly opposing 

The resolution, introduced by the Committee on Democracy and Corporations 
(CDC), states that the City Council believes corporations are not entitled 
to the same rights and protections as people. "Only persons who are human 
beings should be able to participate in the democratic process," it reads, 
continuing that corporate influence in the democratic process negatively 
interferes with individual citizens' rights and community values. 


(source: Evan's blog http://www.anarchogeek.com)

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