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Corporate Rights and Human Rights #thisiswhywewalk

UPDATED FEBRUARY 29, 2012 10:13 AMhttp://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/02/28/corporate-rights-and-human-rights/?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=thab1

INTRODUCTION

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum over whether
corporations can be sued for human rights violations overseas. The plaintiffs filed suit in the United States under the
Alien Tort Statute, a law enacted by Congress in 1789, that empowers the federal courts to hear cases by foreigners
bringing a civil suit for wrongs committed “in violation of the law of nations.”Should the Alien Tort Statute hold
corporations liable for heinous crimes? Is there a more effective way to do this?

DEBATERS

  • Oona A. Hathaway

    A Permissable and Effective Way

    OONA A. HATHAWAY, YALE LAW SCHOOLThere is no need to fear that a ruling in favor of
    the plaintiffs in Kiobel will flood the courts with lawsuits.

  • Ilya Shapiro

    It’s Up to Congress to Decide

    ILYA SHAPIRO, CATO INSTITUTEIf we want to punish corporations for human rights abuses,
    then we must ask Congress to amend the Alien Tort Statute.

  • Vincent Warren

    The Right Thing To Do

    VINCENT WARREN, CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTSThrough Citizens United
    we gave corporations extensive rights, now we must enforce their responsibilities.

  • Susan FarbsteinTyler Giannini

    Liability for Harms

    SUSAN FARBSTEIN AND TYLER GIANNINI, HARVARD LAW SCHOOLCorporations
    should not receive greater legal protections than people.

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How to Film a Revolution – a tutorial – Occupy the Movie

http://www.occupywallstvideos.com/video/how-to-film-a-revolution-a-tutorial-occupy-the-movie

Please share. Big brother, we are watching you. Part of OCCUPY THE MOVIE, an indy film series aiming to be entirely funded by the 99%. Join us, become a crowd funding producer at: ‪http://www.indiegogo.com/OccupyTheMovie ‬

How to Film a Revolution – a tutorial – Occupy the Movie

An introductory tutorial for aspiring citizen journalists to consider before next entering the field. You are needed more than ever, to bring the people direct truth, taking out the middle man in the archaic mainstream media. Each camera is a new set of eyes we all share in near real time – no one can take this from us, so it is imperative we refine and develop new skills and strategies to capture the missteps of power. Let us know if you have any ideas for a follow up video about how to better film a revolution! Dedicated to the Citizen Journalist, who is just as important as the Protester in bringing about real change. Directed by Corey Ogilvie.

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Money for our Walkers? GA Meeting Now!!!

http://philanthropy.com/blogs/philanthropytoday/ben-jerrys-leads-business-push-for-occupy-wall-street/45055

Ben & Jerry’s Leads Business Push for Occupy Wall Street

February 28, 2012, 10:30 am

Ice cream magnates Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield are helping lead an effort by left-leaning business leaders to pump money into the “Occupy” movement, The Wall Street Journal writes.

The Ben & Jerry’s founders are on the steering committee of the Movement Resource Group, which aims to raise $1.8-million to re-invigorate the economic-equality campaign that captured global attention last fall but has lost momentum as cities have broken up Occupy protest camps.

The former Nirvana manager Danny Goldberg, the entertainment-industry executive Richard Foos, and the Philadelphia restaurateur Judy Wicks are also active in the effort, which has raised about $300,000 so far. The group will support a New York office for the national Occupy movement and disburse grants of up to $25,000 to protest groups across the country, with five Occupy activists involved in reviewing applications.

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February 29, 2012 Posted by | General Assembly, Occupy Walk News, Preparation, Walking Blog | Leave a comment

Our community makes it happen — Kudos to Sharon in Lake Elsinore

Sharon is an Occupy Walk USA Angel. She has opened her home to our walkers, fed them and helped us network our mission. We love you Sharon!

These digital flowers are for you!

Watch the recorded by Britten http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/20729066

February 27, 2012 Posted by | Walking Blog | 4 Comments

What we need #occupywalk

 Right now we need solidarity with other occupy groups along our route.

We need to network with locals to better understand the areas where we walk — the natural habitat and how to protect it

And we need someone with experience to coordinate this

We also would greatly appreciate someone skilled in social networking for a promotional event.

I wish people would donate to the walkers because it really gives their morale a boost. Even if its only 5 dollars. 

The next two days we will walk through Temecula and Hemet in California. It would be great if someone could deliver sandwiches and water at lunch time in those areas. 

And the other thing that is really great is to forward the link to our sites:

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/occupywalk Twitterwww.twitter.com/occupywalk and Britten Occupy LA doing our live stream channelhttp://www.ustream.tv/channel/occupywalkusa and our soon to be up and running website: www.occupywalkusa.org

 Thanks to everyone for connecting with us. 

 Susan Sayler
co-coordinator #occupywalk
760 960-2944

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Barb thinks Chariots of Fire is a great theme song for OccupyWalk

 

Thanks Barb, love it!

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Ratio of CEO pay to average worker in countries #thisiswhywewalk, #occupywalk

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/10/06/1023469/-CHART-OF-THE-WEEK-U-S-CEO-Worker-Pay-Ratio-is-475-1

This is why we walk…

Join us!

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Donors With Agendas #thisiswhywewalk

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/24/opinion/donors-with-agendas.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha211

Published: February 23, 2012

The presidential primary season is being brought to you by a handful of multimillionaires and companies who have propped up the candidates with enormous donations to their “super PACs.” Just two dozen or so individuals, couples and companies have given more than 80 percent of the money collected by super PACs, or $54 million, according to disclosure forms released on Monday.

Freed of nearly all regulations or good sense by Citizens United and other court decisions, the super PACs are raising money in ludicrously large sums. The $10 million from Sheldon and Miriam Adelson to Winning Our Future, which has sustained Newt Gingrich’s trailing campaign, is the biggest single donation to a candidate. But every candidate now has his own millionaire supporter, and the concentration of wealth in the campaign is growing.

 

#occupywalk, #occupywalkusa, #thisiswhywewalk, #SD2NYC, #stepbystep, #arewethereyet?

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Occupy Walk USA in Leucadia, California Day 3

Occupy Walk USA in Leucadia, California

Walkers spent the evening at Tracy Reardon’s house in Leucadia Day 3

February 27, 2012 Posted by | Walking Blog | Leave a comment

The route taken by the Great American Peace March for Nuclear Disarmament

The Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament left Los Angeles in March of 1986.

The marchers crossed the United States through California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland, and arrived in Washington, D.C. on November 14.

Concluding ceremonies were held the following day in Meridian Park, followed by speeches in front of the White House, and closing ceremonies at the Lincoln Memorial.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cooganphoto/sets/72157626908632257/detail/

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