The national Community Rghts movement represents a local level cultural and legal strategy for communities, both conservative and progressive, it’s not about ideology, to rein in corporate power.
If you’re a single issue activist, as Paul Cienfuegos was for many years, using conventional methods, mostly regulation and protests, it’s time to recognize corporate harms as merely symptoms of allowing corporations to claim constitutional “rights”, sometimes referred to as corporate personhood. Join with Community Rights activists, be trained and guided, to pass enforceable laws that prohibit harms, by reigning in corporate “rights”. Join 150 communities in eight states which have already done so.
Paul Cienfuegos offers his knowledge and expertise as a regional leader of the Community Rights movement. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. For a selection of Paul’s writings, interviews, and speeches, and for more info on bringing Paul to your community or registering for an upcoming teleconference workshop, go to PaulCienfuegos.com.
Interview and filmed by Barry Heidt of Sustainability Action Media (SAM) with help of Ruth Ann Barrett of EarthSayers.tv and Tom Hopkins of Sustainable Today in October, 2012.
July 9th the Power Past Coal Coalition gathered to oppose the DEQ’s decision to allow coal exports through the Pacific Northwest. The community gathered outside the Convention center to send the message that it’s time to move beyond coal…so they danced.
Thanks to BMedia Collective for their rockstar recording and editing efforts and to Diggable Monkey Productions for use of their content. Without them, this video wouldn’t exist!!
Zombies stumbled through the Lloyd Center as shoppers enjoyed Black Friday sales after Thanksgiving. This artistic theatrical protest was for Buy Nothing Day (BND), an international day of action against consumerism. Portland, OR, USA, 23/11/2012.
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As strong supporters of Portland culture and as a way to celebrate the innovative thinkers and doers of our fair city, we have taken on a Portland lifestyle campaign. By featuring members of our community at work and at play we are capturing the many different personalities and cultures that make up our wonderful city of roses. This is the fourth of a series developed by Starchild Interactive. Metal sculptor Richard Cawley talks with us about his love turning awesome junk into beautiful art. Check out his stuff at richartsculpture.com.
As strong supporters of Portland culture and as a way to celebrate the innovative thinkers and doers of our fair city, we have decided to take on a Portland lifestyle campaign. In the coming months we’ll be documenting members of our community at work and at play as a way to capture the many different personalities and cultures that make up our wonderful city of roses. Here is our first clip of Thomas from Cellar Door Coffee Roasters talking about why he looks forward to going to work every day.
Add your voice to the republic! Let’s celebrate your city, your people, and unite to create a model for real change.