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Business for Democracy and ASBC Lead Effort to Overturn Citizens United v. FEC

The Business for Democracy Campaign, which the American Sustainable Business Council is spearheading in partnership with Free Speech for People is tackling the compelling issue of corporate contributions to political campaigns.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision on January 21, 2010 allows corporations to spend unlimited funds to support or oppose candidates for political office, overturning campaign finance laws in place for decades. The Business for Democracy campaign is an initiative of business leaders and their companies who believe this ruling is in direct conflict with American democratic principles and a serious threat to good government. The campaign supports the four members of the Supreme Court and the 80 percent of Americans who disagree with the decision (Washington Post poll, Feb. 17, 2010).

If you'd like your business to join this effort, you can sign the statement of support here or here.

Carbon Markets, Trading Our Future

“Kudos to our British friends for this clear analysis of why Carbon Markets Failed , as I also reported in my “From Rigged Carbon Markets to Green investing”, Hazel Henderson, Editor

CARBON MARKETS, TRADING OUR FUTURE
New film and report show failures of carbon markets and foresee their collapse
Occupy COP17
‘In a new video ( http://vimeo.com/cop17/carbonmarkets ) released 7 December 2011, critics of the markets and even the architects and gatekeepers of climate finance admit to its failure’.

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/advocacy/78576

GREEN CLIMATE FUND – OR GREEDY CORPORATE FUND?

Third World Network
A hundred and sixty-three civil society organisations from 39 countries have released a letter ( http://bit.ly/climateletter ) [PDF] ‘exposing an attempt led by the US, the UK and Japan to turn the Green Climate Fund into a “Greedy Corporate Fund” at UN climate talks in South Africa.’
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/advocacy/78568

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