Denver Direct: Stop Corporate Personhood

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Stop Corporate Personhood

I’ve previously mentioned the idea that “corporate personhood” underlies many of our current problems. From the Gulf oil eruption to our own local Purple Pipewater Pollution, the power of corporations over people is evident. How else can one explain the secret deal during the Web administration that allowed large corporations, Coors, Lockheed-Martin, Rockwell International, to avoid their liability for massive contamination at Lowry Landfill by dumping it on us – through our sewers and into our recycled water – ending up on our fields and in our lakes.

When I heard that two old guys were walking across the United States to raise awareness of the devastating effects of corporate personhood on our everyday lives, I couldn’t resist attending their rally on the Capitol steps last Monday.