Monday, November 24, 2003

Jeff Kaplan has a new article about the fight against corporate rights in Orion

"Corporate power, largely unimpeded by democratic processes, today affects municipalities across the country. But in the conservative farming communities of western Pennsylvania, where agribusiness corporations have obstructed local efforts to ban noxious corporate farming practices, the commercial feudalism [Alexis] de Tocqueville warned against has evoked a response that echoes the defiant spirit of the Declaration of Independence."

There are a few excellent books on this topic, including:

Gangs of America: The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of Democracy by Ted Nace (note that you can download the entire book off the web site)

Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights
by Thom Hartmann

and Defying Corporations, Defining Democracy
a collection of articles by POCLAD

Related information can be found at Reclaim Democracy and CELDF