Recovery Zone on 06/24/09
Paul Cienfuegos teaches that corporate rights are at the core of almost every environmental and social justice problem that we face. Corporate power grew immensely toward the end of the 19th century with the dismantling of legal restraints and the redefinition of corporations as "persons." As citizens, can we take back our power from these fictitious corporate "persons?" Cienfuegos says, "Yes!" And he tells of communities that are doing just that by going after illegitimate corporate authority and privilege.
Paul Cienfuegos gives lectures and workshops in this growing movement, and was a featured speaker at this year's Village Building Convergence in Portland. He also runs an online bookstore: 100fires.com which carries more than 7000 titles to help create a better world.