A century of transparent campaign-finance restrictions preventing corporate money from influencing elections came to an end, as the U.S. Supreme Court reversed Montana's Corrupt Practices Act.
In 2010, a U.S. Supreme Court decision rolled back legal restrictions on corporate spending on the grounds that political speech by a business could receive the same protections that people do.
On Thursday, Ryerson University's ACS 800 course will hold a day-long community forum concerning Occupy and corporate personhood, and multiple perspectives surrounding the Occupy movement.
When L.A. and Occupy L.A. are making the same unanimous demand, it's clear that the desire to take on corporate power in politics is finally gaining traction.
If we are ever going to save the earth from climate change, pollution, species decline, and the stark-raving-madness of the consumer culture, we will have to radically reform the corporation.