Essays on Corporate Power

Government for Whom?

By Tom Stites - UUWORLD - May/June 2003

U.S. courts began regarding corporations as "persons" more than a century ago, but no one foresaw the vast power they've since gained. What is becoming of "government of the people, by the people, and for the people"?

Corporations 1, Citizens 0

By David Wolman and Heather Wax - UUWORLD - May/June 2003

Who says you can't fight City Hall? Corporations win battles with local governments all the time, as the people of Wellfleet learned the hard way.

Communities Fight Back

By Jane Greer - UUWORLD - May/June 2003

People across the country are finding new ways to set democratic limits to corporate power. Plus, resources to help you get involved.

A Prodemocracy Visionary

By Kimberly French - UUWORLD - May/June 2003

Ward Morehouse took on Union Carbide after a chemical spill killed 15,000 people in India in 1984. What he learned helped chart a new course for the movement that wants to make corporations accountable to the people.