Unequal Protection: The rise of corporate dominance and theft of human rights
by Thom Hartmann

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American Rebellions - What Would Democracy Look Like? - an article published in the Winter 2003 issue of Yes! Magazine.

American Laws That Once Kept Corporations Out of Politics, and what we must do if we are to regain democracy.

The Dinosaur War - To Protect Corporate Profits, an article by Thom first published in October, 2002, on commondreams.org.

Madison's Ghost on the Intoxicated Presidency and its Corporate Support Group.

Streaming audio of an interview with Thom on KBOO Radio in Portland, Oregon, on 2 October 2002. A discussion of corporate personhood in Real Audio format. (Thanks to Jim Lockhart!)

What Happened at the Boston Tea Party? Was it the world's first anti-globalization protest?

The story of Carl: How humans are affected by the legal doctrine that corporations should have 'human rights' such as the right to privacy that allows them to conceal knowledge of how deadly their products are...and what we can do about it.

To Restore Democracy, First Abolish Corporate Personhood From Thomas Paine to today...

Democracy and Economic Cycles A potential disaster or an opportunity?

Dismantling Democracy What's behind the magic trick of war?

David Kubiak interviews Thom Hartmann, David Korten, Kevin Danaher, Jan Edwards, Brian Lane, and and appearance by the late Paddy Chayefsky on his Ain't That Good News show on WBAI radio, New York, on 9/30/02. The above link is streaming audio (you can listen to the show on your computer), from the page http://www.nancho.net/atgn/

Taking Equality Seriously: Environmental Justice as the Future of Environmentalism by Tom Athanasiou a brilliant paper by Tom Athanasiou, author of Divided Planet

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When Eric Holder eventually steps down as Attorney General, he will leave behind a complicated legacy, some of it tragic, like his decision not to prosecute Wall Street after the financial crisis, and his all-out war on whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.

From Cracking the Code:
"No one communicates more thoughtfully or effectively on the radio airwaves than Thom Hartmann. He gets inside the arguments and helps people to think them through—to understand how to respond when they’re talking about public issues with coworkers, neighbors, and friends. This book explores some of the key perspectives behind his approach, teaching us not just how to find the facts, but to talk about what they mean in a way that people will hear."
to understand how to respond when they’re talking about public issues with coworkers, neighbors, and friends. This book explores some of the key perspectives behind his approach, teaching us not just how to find the facts, but to talk about what they mean in a way that people will hear."
From Screwed:
"Hartmann speaks with the straight talking clarity and brilliance of a modern day Tom Paine as he exposes the intentional and systematic destruction of America’s middle class by an alliance of political con artists and outlines a program to restore it. This is Hartmann at his best. Essential reading for those interested in restoring the institution that made America the envy of the world."
David C. Korten, author of The Great Turning and When Corporations Rule the World
From Screwed:
"I think many of us recognize that for all but the wealthiest, life in America is getting increasingly hard. Screwed explores why, showing how this is no accidental process, but rather the product of conscious political choices, choices we can change with enough courage and commitment. Like all of Thom’s great work, it helps show us the way forward."
Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen and The Impossible Will Take a Little While