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Greg Coleridge is Outreach Director of Move to Amend. He previously worked for more than three decades with the American Friends Service Committee in Ohio where he educated, advocated and organized on a range of justice, peace, environmental and democracy issues -- including helping coordinate Move to Amend activities in the Buckeye state.

He is the author of Citizens over Corporations: A Brief History of Democracy in Ohio and Challenges to Freedom in the Future (2003), writer of the documentary CorpOrNation: The Story of Citizens and Corporations in Ohio (2003), and contributed several articles to the anthology Defying Corporations, Defining Democracy - A Book of History and Strategy (2001). He currently maintains and distributes via email a weekly REAL Democracy History Calendar and Monetary History Calendar.

Greg is a Principal with the Program on Corporations, Law & Democracy (POCLAD) and Advisor to the American Monetary Institute (AMI). He previously served an elected term on the national governing board of Common Cause.


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We the People Amendment, From InText

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       Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Curing the cancer of the body politic Cancer of the physical body can be fatal. Removing it entirely is the ultimate treatment. But cancer exists in other forms -- including corporate constitutional rights (CCRs) to our body politic-- preventing We the People from protecting our health, safety and welfare. Removing a piece of the CCRs tumor is no more effective that just a piece of a physical tumor. Total removal is only solution via the We the People Amendment.
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       Monday, June 4, 2018
The Pushback Against Ending Corporate Rule Rising anger against the seemingly omnipotent power of corporations to dictate nearly every aspect of society has yielded predictable pushback from corporations and their minions in government. Not as predictable has been pushback against efforts to reassert control over corporations by those across the political spectrum, including "progressives." What's going on?
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       Saturday, April 14, 2018
Knowing History is Key to Saying No to Corporate Rights Corporate entities and individuals of extreme wealth have largely captured our government and economic institutions. However, people have always resisted oppression and created alternatives. The REAL Democracy History Calendar provides 1-2 listings per day of activities, events, quotes from prominent individuals and/or other occurrences on the themes of democracy, human rights, corporate power and rule and wealth in society.
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       Saturday, April 14, 2018
Knowing History is Key to Saying No to Corporate Rights Corporate entities and individuals of extreme wealth have largely captured our government and economic institutions. However, people have always resisted oppression and created alternatives. The REAL Democracy History Calendar provides 1-2 listings per day of activities, events, quotes from prominent individuals and/or other occurrences on the themes of democracy, human rights, corporate power and rule and wealth in society.
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       Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Gorsuch's Gory Expansion of Corporate Personhood Corporations were designed to be subordinate to We the People. SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch didn't invent "corporate personhood," but he did expand it in his Hobby Lobby ruling. His nomination must be defeated. Corporate personhood has been normalized for too long -- with disastrous legal, political, economic, social and environmental consequences. It's not legitimate, democratic or human. It's "fake constitutional law."
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       Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Don't Pursue Rogue Alternatives to Fund Federal Infrastructure Plan A Trump federal infrastructure program could and should be paid for with money from We the People, not banking corporations. The U.S. Constitution authorizes public creation of money to meet our needs.It's time to build a movement to demand it.
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       Friday, October 10, 2014
Supreme Authority: The Growing Power of the US Supreme Court and Democratic Alternatives The constitutional doctrines claiming "corporations are persons" and "money equals speech" and their effects are not the only fundamental threats to what remains of our democracy. An additional and increasing assault is the U.S. Supreme Court itself -- not simply its decisions and their impact, but also its very structure. Alternatives judicial structures exist in other nations.

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       Sunday, February 23, 2014
Banking on Never-Ending Power and Rights Banking corporations are THE most powerful subset of corporations not only because of their "product" -- money -- but because they are corporate "persons" with inalienable constitutional rights. Thus, reducing the power of banking corporations and achieving real monetary reform is not possible unless their is real change to the constitution -- namely abolishing never intended corporate constitutional rights.
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       Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Government Shutdown vs Democracy Shutdown While people are rightly upset about the government shutdown, people are becoming increasingly upset about our centuries long "democracy shutdown" -- the immobility of government to represent the public interest vs the interests of corporations and the wealthy 1%. While the government shutdown will soon end, the "democracy shutdown" won't until we amend the constitution to end corporate personhood and money as speech.
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       Thursday, May 9, 2013
127 Reasons Why Reversing Citizens United is NOT Enough Reversing Citizens United would reverse some portions of corporate 1st Amendment free speech "rights," but it won't address the many other Bill of Rights (including other types of free speech "rights") and other Constitutional protections that corporations have high jacked for 127 years used to acquire and expand their power and control. They would all remain.
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       Wednesday, January 4, 2012
A Call for the Tea Party and Occupy Movements to "Occupy the Courts" The Tea Party movement's disdain for big, unchecked government power and the Occupy movement's disdain for big, unchecked banking power can find common ground in the effort to end never-intended corporate "personhood" constitutional rights. Both should help organize one-day occupations of more than 75 federal courthouses across the country on January 20, 2012.
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       Thursday, November 10, 2011
The country is broken because the system is fixed Proponents of a Senate resolution claim it will "Reverse Citizens United," the 2010 Supreme Court decision expanding corporate constitutional rights. It won't. The real solution is abolishing all corporate constitutional rights and the legal doctrine that money is speech.

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       Sunday, July 24, 2011
Eliminating Rather than Exploiting the Debt Crisis Spending cuts and tax increases are presented by the President and Congressional leaders as the only two options to address the current debt crisis. But there's a third choice -- one that will eliminate the debt...forever. It will also (re)assert democratic control over our money system. Democratic monetary reform eliminates the entire $14.3 trillion by issuing and circulating US money.

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       Monday, March 7, 2011
Fracking Democracy Industrial horizontal drilling with massive slick water hydraulic fracturing (known as "fracking") poses tremendous risks to our communities. But the threats are more than physical and environmental. They're political. Industrial drilling for natural gas is fracturing the very bedrock of what's left of our democracy at the local level based on current laws.
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       Monday, January 31, 2011
How Can Obama Invest in the Economy, Create Jobs, and Not Raise the Debt? Use Government Issued Debt Free Money How Can Obama Invest in the Economy, Create Jobs, and Not Raise the Debt? Use Government Issued Debt Free Money

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       Tuesday, September 7, 2010
"One Nation" March Organizers Should Remember Coxey's Army Organizers of the October 2 "One Nation Working Together" DC march for jobs should remember the demand of those who organized and took part in the first national "jobs march." Ohioan Jacob Coxy and his "Army" of 500 marchers demanded that the federal government issue their own money to hire people to meet the economic needs of both urban and rural people. "Democratizing money" should be included in the October 2 march demands.

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       Wednesday, May 19, 2010
The Biology of Oil and the Sociology of Democracy What is not easily seen below the surface is often much worse that what can be seen on the surface -- be it an oil spill or democracy.

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       Friday, January 29, 2010
Thank You Supreme Court Thanking the Supreme Court for their Citizens United decision. By blatently expanding corporate constitutional rights, the task of abolishing corporate personhood has now become easier.

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       Thursday, September 24, 2009
Voices of Descent and Dissent: The G-20 and People's Movements The G-20 gathering in Pittsburgh is not just another global gathering of government leaders and corporate CEOs. The group of finance ministers and central bankers have come together for a reason that many activists fail to grasp: to globalize banking and money creation -- at the expense of self-governance and the ability to address the social, economic and environmental needs we want.

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       Friday, July 17, 2009
Open Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee re Nomination of Sonia Sotomayor Open Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee from Program on Corporations, Law & Democracy (POCLAD) on nomination of Sonia Sotomayor