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amendment that would have formally banned the concept. Unfortunately for flesh-and-blood human beings, the courts have interpreted various clauses within and amendments to the U.S. Constitution to cover these artificial entities. Corporations currently enjoy rights under the 1st, 4th, 5th and 14th amendments, and have been protected by interpretations of the Commerce Clause and the Contracts Clause. The reinterpretation of the 14th Amendment is particularly galling—these rights were originally enacted to free slaves from oppression (“equal protection under law to every person”), but by the late 19th century had been subverted and redirected to protect corporations (as “persons” themselves). Move to Amend states four simple aims:

• Abolish corporate personhood • Firmly establish that money is not speech • Guarantee the right to vote and to a participatory democracy exclusively for individual citizens • Protect the rights of local communities to govern themselves democratically within the framework of the U.S. Constitution


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Whether you are a budding gardener, a seasoned grower, a backyard poultry keeper, or an urban dweller with herbs in a window—our Urban Garden and Farm Week has an event for you

Sanders, a BYU graduate, knows a lot about community organization and the value of persistence in trying to effect change in the face of an entrenched establishment: She organized an alternative graduation ceremony for her class when she found out Dick Cheney was to be their commencement speaker, and she has been a political activist ever since. Sanders is confident that Salt Lake can repeat last year’s successful petition, this time to lasting effect. u

Campaign launch June 13 The Move to Amend Summer Campaign launch will be held at the Washington Square Cafe, downstairs at the City County Building, on June 13 7-9:30pm. The “Speakeasy Pub Quiz” will test your knowledge of corporate monkey business through the ages. Beer, food, feathers, masks, and top hats will be provided so you can dress in your Gilded Age best, and donations are always appreciated.


Monday - Edible City: Grow The Revolution - movie screening - Brewvies - FREE event Tuesday & Thursday - Chicken Keeping 201: Maintaining a Healthy Flock workshop Wednesday - Urban Chicken Keeping - workshop Thursday - Food Poetry Slam @ Botanica - FREE event Saturday - Early Bird Brunch - fundraiser Saturday - Urban Garden and Farm Tour

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