How Local Communities Are Dismantling Corporate Rule

community rightsIs a Truly Sustainable Society Achievable As Long As Corporate Rights Outstrip the Rights of People?

Community Rights Presentation

Paul Cienfuegos
National Community Rights Educator

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 7 PM
Iowa City Public Library, Room A

You will learn:

Why counties and communities can’t keep out harmful activities like Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), pipelines, and big box stores.

Why corporations are “people” with rights to make profits, while nature is an exploited commodity.

Why corporations want us to fight them one at a time, through Regulatory Agencies like the Iowa Utilities Board where corporate “experts” work.

How we can change the system for community rights to take precedence over corporate rights.

How 200 communities in nine states have already passed legally binding, locally enforceable laws that ban or rein in the “rights” of corporations.

Why we should direct our energy at the local level of government.

Paul Cienfuegos’ work is at the cutting edge of social change, blending keen analysis with invaluable experience in reclaiming our power from corporate hegemony. I am grateful for his passionate commitment to democracy and ecological sanity. A lively speaker and a resourceful workshop leader, he helps us find concrete steps toward building a just and sustainable society.   – Joanna Macy, author of “Coming Back to Life

Brought to you by Community Rights Working Group
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Donations are gratefully accepted to cover costs of Paul’s travel.
No one will be turned away.


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