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The Rise and Fall of the Word ‘Monopoly’ in American Life.

June 20th, 2017|0 Comments

"For several decades, the term was a fixture of newspaper headlines and campaign speeches. Then something changed." This article was published in The Atlantic magazine. Although it covers a very significant and under-reported topic, it [...]

Activists Disrupt D.C. Pride Parade to Protest Sponsors Wells Fargo, Lockheed Martin.

June 12th, 2017|0 Comments

This news story appeared as a headline on Democracy Now, and kicks off our new series that critiques existing single-issue activism through a lens analyzing corporate constitutional so-called "rights". Here's the brief story as written: [...]

Chimpanzees do not have same legal rights as humans, US appeals court rules.

June 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Court in New York rules in case of caged adult male chimps Tommy and Kiko that there is no precedent for apes being considered people. From The Guardian newspaper. Two chimpanzees that were caged at [...]

A Dissenting Report on the Controversial Right-Wing Free Speech Rally in Portland, Oregon

June 4th, 2017|0 Comments

This is a report from Paul Cienfuegos in Portland, Oregon on his experience attending the "Alt-Right" pro-Trump legally-permitted free speech rally held on June 4th in downtown Portland, less than a week after a white [...]

Measure 21-177 wins the May 2017 Election in Lincoln County, Oregon.

May 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Oregon has its first-ever local Community Rights ordinance win - in a rural conservative-leaning county on the central coast. The Citizens for a Healthy County campaign to ban aerial spraying of pesticides received nothing but [...]

How a Small Town Is Standing Up to Fracking.

May 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Grant Township, Pennsylvania, population 741, has became the front line of a radical new environmental movement – and they're not backing down. Rolling Stone magazine's first-ever major story about the Community Rights movement, with a focus on [...]

Oregon Voters Could See More Community Rights Measures Going Forward.

May 17th, 2017|0 Comments

This story appeared on Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB). Voters in Coos County said ‘no’ Tuesday to a measure that could have blocked a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal and pipeline. The results are too close [...]

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