Challenging Corporate Rule: The Petition to Revoke Unocal's Charter as a Guide to Citizen Action

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Apex Press, 1999 - Business & Economics - 161 pages
The complete text of the historic complaint by a coalition of some 25 local, state and national women's environmental and other civil society organizations to the California Attorney General to revoke the corporate charter of Union Oil Company of California (UNOCAL). The foreword by Ronnie Dugger, Chair of the Alliance for Democracy, and introduction by author Robert W. Benson, Professor of Law at the Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, seek to place charter revocation in the broader context of the struggle for democratic control of giant corporations. The introduction also provides concrete suggestions on challenging corporate rule in other states. A practical guide to citizen action against corporations, and must reading for all who cherish the democratic ideals on which this country was founded and who are prepared to join the struggle for their realization.

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Few issues in our time encapsulate the pivotal points of power like corporations do today. This book will enlighten the concerned citizen like no other in a concise 85 pages to the devastating affects of unregulated corporate power as this book does. A monumental struggle awaits humanity and democracy, as we confront the gargantuan growth of corporate economic (monetary) wealth and their corruption of the political process. This book arms the citizen with a little recognized power: that corporations still live at the behest of the state legislatures, and with organized efforts citizens can succeed in regaining power over corporations. Read and learn, for the fate of life and democracy may depend upon it. 


to Revoke the Corporate Charter of The Union Oil Company
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Recalling That The People Are Sovereign 6 Over Corporations

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