Category Archives: Corporate Greed

Iowans And The Potential Dismantling Of Social Security And Medicare

Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got Til it’s gone. They take paradise and put up a parking lot. Joni Mitchell Big Yellow Taxi Hard to believe that anyone over 60 would have voted … Continue reading

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Action Today To Stop Bakken Pipeline

Urgent action alert from Ed Fallon and the Bold Iowa team: THANK YOU to the 18 brave Iowans who were arrested during our Bakken Pipeline Pledge of Resistance action on Saturday — including landowners Cyndy Coppola and Kathy Holdefer. More … Continue reading

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Wednesday Forum Shows Need For Media Reform And Net Neutrality

Wow – what a display of – what? sexism? Republican registration? media bias? doing the dirty work for Comcast? all of the above? by Matt Lauer Wednesday night in the inappropriately named Commander-in-Chief Forum. The night begins with a 17 … Continue reading

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The Corporate Power Henry Wallace Warned Us About

If you haven’t yet, after viewing the video, read the Lewis Powell Memo (the Powell Manifesto) here  

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Friday #nobakken Action Alert

Action Alert from Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI) In the largest act of civil disobedience on the pipeline issue in Iowa to date, 28 everyday Iowans took an arrest blocking the roadways into Dakota Access’s worker staging area outside of Boone. Over 150 … Continue reading

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How Local Communities Are Dismantling Corporate Rule

Is 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: … Continue reading

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Action Alert: DNR Factory Farm Rules Review

Action Alert from Iowa Citizens for Commuinity Improvement (CCI) The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reviews factory farm rules once every five years. This is our chance to strengthen the rules and hold factory farms accountable! We need YOU … Continue reading

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IUB: Stop Rewarding Dakota Access

Change.org May 4, 2016 — The IUB has requested that Dakota Access produce justification to begin construction BEFORE the Army Corps of Engineers permit is issued. The company has repeatedly fed us the line that “delays will impact farmers over … Continue reading

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Did Mason City Councilors Conceal Information From Citizens Re: Prestage Slaughterhouse Project?

Action Alert From CCI: CCI members reviewed and released 218 documents obtained through Freedom of Information Act request regarding proposed Prestage slaughterhouse Des Moines, IA. Members of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI) are demanding that the Mason City City … Continue reading

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How China Came To Own Iowa’s Land And Politics

https://harpers.org/2016/the-trouble-with-iowa Starting with the suit by Des Moines Water Works over farm pollution in Des Moines’ drinking water that is now in federal court, this article covers everything from Steve King, Bruce Rastetter, chickens, pork, Tyson Foods, Smithfield, Shuanghui Group, … Continue reading

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