Occupy the Courts: January 20, 2012 #ows #p2

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Sign the Petition: http://MoveToAmend.org/motion-to-amend

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Impose democracy on the courts!


Since the Supreme Court handed down its infamous “Citizens United v. FEC
decision on January 21, 2010, Americans everywhere are waking up to what
we at Move to Amend have been saying all along: large multi-national corporations,
with their insatiable thirst for profits, dominate every aspect of our political and
social life. They have crashed our economy, raped our environment, and taken
ownership of our ballot boxes in an attempt to turn our democracy into a corporatocracy.

Jan 20, 2012: Occupy the CourtsMove To Amend is planning bold action to mark this
notorious date  Occupy the Courts — a one day occupation
on Friday January 20, 2012, of the Federal Courts, including
the Supreme Court of the United States and as many of the
89 U.S. District Court Buildings as we can. Inspired by Dr. Cornell
West, who was arrested on the steps of the Supreme Court last
month, Move to Amend will lead the charge on the judiciary which
created — and continues to expand — corporate personhood rights.


Colorado Move To Amend co-chair Steve Justino conceived this idea and has agreed to
coordinate the effort. There are lots of details to attend to: permits need to be requested,
guest speakers and local celebrities need to be invited, and promotional activities need to be
started — to name just a few.

Money Is Not Speech! Corporations Are Not People!
We’re depending on you to help make this a success! For more information or to get started planning your Occupy the Courts event, contact us.Americans across the country are on the march, and they are marching OUR way. They carry signs that say, “Corporations are NOT people! Money is NOT Speech! And they are chanting those truths at the top of their lungs! The time has come to make thesetruths evident to the courts.
We’ll be adding tools and resources to our website at
http://movetoamend.org/OccupyTheCourtsvery soon. Check back later today and tomorrow.


Please get involved and help us make this action the huge success that — for the
sake of our country — it needs to be, please contact us, and get started right away!


We can’t do it without you,
Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, David Cobb, Nancy Price, Lisa Graves, Laura Bonham,
Ben Manski, Jerome Scott and George Friday
Move to Amend Executive Committee

PS – Next week on November 9 we’re holding house parties across the country.
Find a house party near you. The purpose of these parties is to plan our local actions for the
anniversary of Citizens United. There are federal court houses in every state. Attend a
house party and suggest the local action of your community be to join Move to Amend in
Occupying the Courts
on January 20!


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2 Responses to “Occupy the Courts: January 20, 2012 #ows #p2”

  1. kennspace November 9, 2011 at 1:19 PM #

    Dear Human Being,

    I feel the occupy movement does have a basic underlying message; Stop letting money decide political elections; And regulate corporate lobbying (and all lobbying) making it a public forum. Right now lobbying is mostly two old white guys sitting across from each other in an office. “They” have probably worked with each other or went to the same school; And “they” have promised you a job when you get out of politics, — tripling your present salary!. The “lobbyist” used to be a “politician”, it worked for him!. Who owns who? – That’s a “Person-hood”.
    My friend and I put on a protest in Olympia for World Can’t Wait Oct. 5, 2006 at the capitol. Here are some photos…


    I also coordinated and promoted a protest in Bellevue when Bush was there.

    Happy to say both worked out without arrest, injury or property damage! I worked with the Washington State Patrol in Olympia, and Bellevue Police beforehand, and we pretty much understood the rules of engagement. Medina police were not good partners..

    I lived in the Glenn Hotel in downtown Seattle when the WTO protests happened. It happened at my front door. I was a part of it, promoting it, and involved in it. There is something going on, and I am going to be a part of it again. I have helped organize and promote protests in Bellevue, Olympia, and Seattle Washington; another big one is coming. I feel it will be a “WTO” sized protest in multiple cities.

    “I” was at the WTO protests in Seattle Washington, (with thousands of “other” really awesome “people”, and a few “freaks”) when a bunch of “anarchists” started busting windows with crowbars. We surrounded them, and they got in a circle with their crowbars. I tried to get the “Seattle police” to come arrest “these anarchists”, that were only fifty feet away and threatening violence and breaking windows… The “Seattle police” would not budge from their “police line”, making all of “us” the “enemy”…. (There were thousands of “union” and “other” people sitting and standing in the street, – it was a relativly peaceful protest until the windows started breaking…). ” I” am not the “enemy”.

    I will be in Seattle at 700 Stewart street at the Federal courthouse January 20th, 2012!!! I know we can do this better than last time.

    The Corporate Occupation of the United States

    Our corporate controlled government (through corporate lobbying and election funding ) is out of the peoples control. People want government control back. Makes sense to me… I feel US corporate capitalism (corporatism) is a type of economic fascism: To have a corporate being where the chain of command eventually muddles all responsibility to any human being. These corporate beings are running your life, and controlling your government. (Enough to really make an individual mad and protest.) In reality, the corporate being does not exist, and when it comes to face it’s corporate responsibility, it is a piece of paper. (Or a CEO saying; “I do not recall that”, “I did not have that information”, “that was not my responsibility, I was running the company, and not just that department”,,, and on and on. It has bred a corporate culture of abuse, because they keep getting away with it..), Corporate person-hood is plain and simply wrong: A corporation is not a human being. Restore capitalism to individual responsible chains of command, or this struggle will be lost.

    Please Sign the petition to amend the Constitution for revoking corporate personhood at:


    (I feel January 20th, 2012: will be a bigger day in US history than WTO in Seattle. The battle continues, rage against the machine is real.)

    January 20, 2012 – Move to Amend Occupies the Courts!

    Move To Amend is planning bold action to mark this date — Occupy the Courts — a one day occupation on Friday January 20, 2012, of the Federal Courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States and as many of the 89 U.S. District Court Buildings as we can. Inspired by Dr. Cornell West, who was arrested on the steps of the Supreme Court last month, Move to Amend will lead the charge on the judiciary which created — and continues to expand — corporate personhood rights.



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