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Paul Cienfuegos interviewed on KZYX Radio in Mendocino County, California

Paul Cienfuegos was interviewed for the hour, with live call-in questions, on Mendocino County, California's, community radio station KZYX on April 25, 2017. The station has had a monthly show, 'Corporations & Democracy', for many [...]

Right of Local Self-Government Initiative Vindicated – Court rules in favor of constitutional amendment effort, calls out State’s obstructionist actions

A Press Release from the Oregon Community Rights Network, from April 21, 2017. Media Contact: Mary Geddry <marygeddry@gmail.com> 541-551-1492 http://www.oregoncommunityrights.org/ Corvallis, Oregon: The citizen-led petitioning initiative effort to amend the Oregon constitution to secure the [...]

Katie Groves’ testimony at a statewide regulatory hearing on a proposed frac sand mining operation in Wisconsin

On April 18, 2017, the Wisconsin (so-called) Department of Natural Resources and the Army Corps of Engineers held a shared public hearing in Tomah, Wisconsin to hear (and then to ignore) public testimony on the [...]

Under Activist Pressure, Portland Agrees to End All Corporate Investments

This article by Mike Ludwig was published in TruthOut on April 11, 2017. Let's see how long it takes for other cities and counties to replicate what happened in Portland, Oregon. Let's get every local [...]

CEOs Now Make 300 Times More Than Their Workers. This City Is Putting a Stop to That.

Runaway CEO pay contributes to income inequality and ultimately harms companies, so local governments aren’t waiting for a federal fix. This article by Chuck Collins was published online on April 7, 2017 in Yes Magazine. [Editors [...]

First Right to Climate Law Passes in Colorado

Lafayette, County Law Builds on Growing Rights-Based Efforts to Stop Climate Change. A Press Release from the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, from April 5, 2017. Lafayette, Colorado:  On March 22nd, the City Council ofLafayette, Colorado, became [...]

No Rural-Urban Divide Here: We All Want Good Jobs and Strong Local Economies

Local control is a foundational conservative principle—but progressives also embrace it. This essay by David Korten was published online by Yes Magazine on April 5, 2017. [Editor's comment: I was disappointed to read David's essay and find [...]

Colorado Fracking “Win”: Redefining Victory

A Blog Posting by Tish O'Dell and Emelyn Lybarger of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, from April 3, 2017. The authors question whether it's a genuine win or not. Courageous Colorado youth who are challenging fracking in [...]

‘We Are Not Free’ – Pennsylvania Sues Communities For Banning Frack Waste

Published on April 3, 2017, in Public Herald. As an elected official, it is Stacy Long’s sworn duty to protect her constituents. As a resident, and now as a supervisor of Grant Township in Indiana [...]

Who Needs Sanctuary? We All Do

A Blog Posting by Ben Price of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, from April 2, 2017. This blog was first published in Pathways Magazine., pages 37 to 39. The attack on so-called “undocumented” people, and the cult [...]

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Welcome to Community Rights US – your national go-to website for all things Community Rights. Here you can learn about…

* the history of how business corporations have been asserting their so-called constitutional “rights” since 1819, almost entirely thanks to the US Supreme Court,

* the rise of the Community Rights movement as a direct response to this hidden history,

* the more than 200 towns, cities & counties across the country that have successfully passed Community Rights ordinances to protect their human & other inhabitants, & to enshrine the inherent right of The People to govern themselves,

* how your town can get the training it needs to launch a successful Community Rights local ordinance campaign,

* resources to help your community’s residents transform their perceptions of themselves – from mere consumers & workers & activists into Becoming We the People,

* upcoming Community Rights events across the US,

And last, but certainly not least, a frequently updated homepage that focuses extensively on News & Analysis from and about the Community Rights movement.

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