Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The video below just popped up, and his talk is not only informative and entertaining, but he presents the Occupy Redlands t-shirt and leaves them as a gift to Esri founders Jack and Laura Dangermond:
Saturday, June 2, 2012
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As information comes in, we'll post it as soon as we can!
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
On May 1st, 2012, the City of Redlands voted 3-2 in favor of supporting the Resolution below. During public comment, there were comments of opposition and comments of support. The two major concerns were that this is not the type of Resolution the City Council should be weighing in on and that the Resolution is anti-business.
Our position remains the same. Corporate and special interest money has no place in the election process of a democratic country. Without free and fair elections, you cannot have a Democracy and this effects every level of society. This Resolution is not anti-business, it is pro-democracy. We have no problem with corporations or special interests spending their money and acting within the marketplace to buy, sell and produce goods and services. However, when a corporation or special interest spends its money through forms of lobbying, campaign donations, they can effectively drown out the voices of real people who can not afford the cost of influence. Money is not free speech. We seek a real Democracy and we applaud the members of the Redlands City Council who have taken a stand in the name of Democracy.
Here is the full video of the proceedings:
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF REDLANDS URGING CONGRESS TO PROPOSE A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ENDING CORPORATE PERSONHOOD
WHEREAS, historically corporations were created as artificial entities subordinate to our democracy, yet the U.S. Supreme Court has granted corporations personhood status, free speech and other protections guaranteed to living humans by the Bill of Rights and the 14th Amendment, and the Redlands City Council considers it to be its right and duty to assert that corporations are not natural persons with human rights; and
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Corner of Redlands and Orange
Occupy Redlands invites you to celebrate with us this day honoring labor across the world. We will be converging on the four corners of Redlands Blvd. and Orange Street downtown. Come with your banners, signs and noisemakers. We are the 99% and we are going to reclaim this too-long-overlo
Photos from event:
Friday, April 27, 2012
On January 21, 2010, with its ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled once again that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government. Human beings are people; corporations are legal fictions.
Occupy Redlands has attended and utilized free speech at every City Council meeting since December 20th of last year to encourage Redlands City Councilmembers adopt a resolution on the issue of Corporate Personhood.
The City Council of Redlands will formally address this important issue and may take action on Tuesday May 1st during the Communication portion of the Council Meeting.
Occupy Redlands and the majority of U.S. citizens reject the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling. A Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 80% of Americans oppose the Citizens United Ruling (Democrats 85%, Republicans 76% and Independents 81%), a Harris Poll found that 87% of Americans think big companies have too much influence in Washington, and a joint American Sustainable Business Council, Main Street Alliance and Small Business Majority poll found that 88% of Small business owners have a negative view of the role money plays in politics overall.
By passing the proposed resolution the City of Redlands will send an urgent message to Congress to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights. The Supreme Court is misguided in principle, and wrong on the law. In a democracy, the people rule.
Cities across the nation have passed similar resolutions. Large cities like Los Angeles, New York, Portland have all passed resolutions on corporate personhood. In California cities and municipalities like Arcata, Berkeley, Fairfax, Fort Bragg, Humboldt County, Mt. Shasta, Point Arena, Santa Cruz, Santa Monica and West Hollywood also have passed resolutions. Occupy Redlands urges the Redlands City Council bravely take a stand, like these other cities, on amending the Constitution to reclaim Democracy and oppose and abolish corporate Constitutional Rights. Simply put, corporations are not people and money is not speech.
Occupy Redland calls on our fellow citizens to attend the Redlands City Council meeting on Tuesday May 1st to urge our democratically elected city representatives to adopt the resolution on Corporate Personhood.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Habeas Corpus is like car insurance—you don’t worry about it much until you have an accident; or, in the case of habeas corpus, until you get arrested for peaceful protest and hauled before a military tribunal.Sound preposterous? Isn’t this the United States, the land of the free? Well, no, actually. Not since the Patriot Act, the National Defense Authorization Act 2012, and the Trespass Bills (HR 347, S 1794), AKA the “anti-Occupy bill”.
Now, United States citizens can be indefinitely detained, without charge or trial, for a “belligerent act”. What is that? Well, no one quite knows for sure. Want to stage a protest at the Democratic convention? Question your representative on where your tax dollars are going? Be careful, you could find yourself violating a federal crime that could land you in prison for ten years.
The attacks on our privacy and free speech continue unabated with a barrage of proposed legislation (SOPA, PIPA, and now CISPA), which, if passed, would eviscerate our ability to freely express our opinions and connect with one another on the Internet. A frightening picture of a world dominated by Big Brother’s watchful eyes begins to take shape.
Whatever end of the political spectrum we identify with, there is no doubt that our civil liberties are under assault. We the people need to demand these unconstitutional laws be rescinded before we find ourselves living out an Orwellian nightmare.
Tune into “Mic Check”, the Occupy Redlands radio program on KCAA 1050 AM at 6 PM for a discussion on the erosion of civil liberties, emergence of the police state, and what we can do to protect our rights.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
In case you missed it, Citizen's Action for Peace endorsed the Resolution during City Council Public Comments yesterday, here is the video from Council:
Monday, March 26, 2012
Where: University of Redlands, Gregory Hall 161
When: Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 7pm - 830pm
Admission is free and open to the public.
Our current economic woes—financial crisis and Great Recession--are not simply the result of recent economic policies “gone bad”. Where we are and why we’re here
result from a change in economic power and theory, our prevailing ideology, and global economic positions that occurred over 40 years ago. In this talk I’ll lay out some of the crucial changes that signaled we were altering our path and explain why and how these changes have been instrumental in producing the Great Recession and our non-existent recovery.
Dorene Isenberg received her Ph.D in Economics from University of California at Riverside. Since then she’s been a faculty member at the University of Maine, Drew University, and the University of Redlands where she currently holds the rank of Professor and has just stepped down from chairing the department. She’s the co-editor of a book, Seeking Shelter on the Pacific Rim: Financial Globalization, Social Justice, and the Housing Market with Prof. Gary Dymski at UCR and has authored many articles on financial instability, financial institutions, housing finance and markets, and the Great Depression. Her research interests include the effects of the operation of financial markets and institutions on the macroeconomy, the generation of financial instability, the effect of financialization, financial aspects of the Great Depression, and the economic effects of income inequality.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
View the Socio-Economic Report from the City of Redlands: Socio-Economic Evaluation
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
After reading the resolution in its entirety for the Council and residents in attendance, we proceeded to highlight the hypocrisy and favoritism displayed by the City Council.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Implications of the Great Recession - Taking Stock and Some Suggestions
Johannes Moenius is the director of the Institute for Spatial Economic Analysis (ISEA, http://isea.redlands.edu) and holds the William R. and Sue Johnson Endowed Chair of Spatial Economic Analysis and Regional Planning at the University of Redlands, School of Business. Before joining the University of Redlands in 2005, he taught at the Kellogg School of Management. He was also a visiting scholar at the University of Tokyo. He holds a Master’s in Management Science from Bamberg University, Germany, a Master’s in Economics from Queen’s University, Canada, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. His focus on methods has allowed him to span a wide research agenda covering international trade, industrial organization, real estate, and political parties. He recently applied geo-spatial methods to the analysis of the housing market in Southern California. He has presented his work in more than 80 talks at universities, conferences, and government institutions. His work has won two international research awards and appeared in internationally renowned journals.