Public Affairs
3:29 pm
Wed August 4, 2010

Earth Justice: Corporate Rights vs. The Rights of Nature

Wed. 8/4: If life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are the inalienable rights of the American people, why does "corporate personhood" consistently override the legal rights of citizens?

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness have long been held as the inalienable rights of the American people. Then why is it that "corporate personhood" consistently overrides the legal rights of citizens? And what about the rights of nature? Do rivers, mountains, whales - or ecosystems - have inalienable rights that guarantee their interests?

Join innovative environmental attorneys Thomas Linzey and Mari Margil for breakthroughs on the ground that are redefining democracy. In the 21st century, is it time to move from a Declaration of Independence to a Declaration of Interdependence?

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