Today, July 2, is the first day of an 8 day gathering of over 600 pro-corporate representatives from a dozen nations in San Diego. Their goal is to push for a Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a pro-corporate globalization treaty that if passed, would cede American sovereignty of land and law to corporations.

TPP negotiators are considering a dispute resolution process that would grant transnational corporations special rights to challenge countries’ laws, regulations and court decisions in international tribunals that usurp domestic judicial systems. TPP: Direct from the San Diego Negotiations: Last Chance to Save Democracy <>

What gall. How incredibly brazen. Of all days.

So much for self-governance. Self-determination. Democracy.

Of all days.

Today, July 2, is the anniversary of the passage of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. It was signed on July 4 but it was passed by the Continental Congress on July 2.

It's time once more to Declare our Independence from a centralized, undemocratic authority.

Read the article. Let others know. Contact your Congressperson and Senators.

NOTE: This is an email message service on the "relationship between democracy and corporations," with an emphasis on Ohio. The goal is to send a maximum of 2-3 messages per week -- thereby increasing the chance that the message will be read, reflected on and, if need be, acted on. Please encourage others to sign up! Previous postings are at<>. Thanks, Greg Coleridge

Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee page on “Corporations vs Democracy” “Create Real Democracy” blog

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July 2012


  • 28.07.2012: On this day we have all day workshops and celebration of progress with our rapid prototype of the POD development, with the POD Prototype open house and an internet conference connecting international action teams with our site during the morning (our time) and then a solar lunch (using the Greenfire Farm solar oven) and followed by afternoon workshops, discussions and demonstrations of Sola Roof technology.
  • 11.07.2012: Today is the start day for the POD Kit development project. Check out our Start Up Plan and feel welcome to contribute - our success with this initiative is possible only with your participation. The goal is food security for families and communities everywhere. Please consider forming a pioneering group to work along with us to co-create the solution that will enable Re Generative Food Water Energy and build a future of abundance for all!
  • 04.07.2012: We are having some fun with Sola Roof projects the USA during this summer. I hope you connect with bubble greenhouse builders in Athens, Ohio where, at Greenfire Farm (organic and permaculture) operated by Richard Hogan, we are collaborating, working openly and building community during "the Summer Of Re Generation 2012". As a catylist for this activity, we are now building a 16' x 20' "POD" (interior) greenhouse with a 2' bubble cavity. The team includes friends from Detroit and bubble generators are getting built in Michigan and Ohio. If disruptive climate change weather patterns allow we will have an startup event on the 28th at Greenfire Farm.
  • 02.07.2012: At left.

Monday, 2 July 2012