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