Local Communities Dismantling Corporate Rule, part 1 (258)

pm258_560Community Rights US Program Director & Lead Trainer Paul Cienfuegos explains how “We The People” are exercising the authority to govern ourselves and fight corporate rule. When small farmers in rural Pennsylvania wanted to say “no” to a corporate factory farm coming into their community, they learned they couldn’t, because it would violate the corporation’s “rights” and state pre-emption laws. So they did something technically illegal — their town passed an innovative ordinance banning corporate factory farming.

It worked! The corporation pulled its application with the state. Pittsburgh upshifted the approach: Rather than define what we don’t want, define what we DO want. Their “Right to Water” stopped natural gas fracking in the city. Ordinances like this have been passed in over 200 communities in 9 states. Tune in to learn how this works. Episode 258. [CommunityRights.USCommunityRightsPDX.org/podcastCELDF.org, YouTube channel “Community Rights TV”]

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