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

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Articles, ruminations, information

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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From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Thom Hartmann is a literary descendent of Ben Franklin and Tom Paine. His unflinching observations and deep passion inspire us to explore contemporary culture, politics, and economics; challenge us to face the facts of the societies we are creating; and empower us to demand a better world for our children and grandchildren."
John Perkins, author of the New York Times bestselling book Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
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"With the ever-growing influence of corporate CEOs and their right-wing allies in all aspects of American life, Hartmann’s work is more relevant than ever. Throughout his career, Hartmann has spoken compellingly about the value of people-centered democracy and the challenges that millions of ordinary Americans face today as a result of a dogma dedicated to putting profit above all else. This collection is a rousing call for Americans to work together and put people first again."
Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
From Unequal Protection, 2nd Edition:
"Hartmann combines a remarkable piece of historical research with a brilliant literary style to tell the grand story of corporate corruption and its consequences for society with the force and readability of a great novel."
David C. Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World and Agenda for A New Economy