This just in from the network (author unknown) about the marvelous Dr. Riki Ott…
Every so often an idea comes along that rings with such clarity and purpose that it ignites the imaginations of millions of people. That spark of excitement becomes hope, hope becomes action, action becomes community, and that community grows to become a movement. Marine biologist, author, fisherma’am, and Exxon Valdez survivor, Dr. Riki Ott has such an idea.
Exxon’s recently reported record profits marks a new height of American corporate corruption and influence over our federal government–corporations find more protection under the law than American citizens, health and safety regulations are stripped away to serve profits ahead of people, politicians serve only their corporate backers, and our environment is falling victim to the lustful greed of this disaster capitalism.
How did it come to this?
Dr. Riki Ott is launching the movement for the 28th Amendment to the Constitution: Separation of Corporation and State. In a video available through Chelsea Green Publishing, she explains what a 28th Amendment will accomplish, how it is possible, why it is necessary for our democracy.
In Riki’s own words:
In my book, Not One Drop, I answer the question I frequently heard on the streets in Cordova. (It’s a small town where people often visit in groups on Main Street or at the post office.) How did corporations get so big where they could manipulate our legal system?
As survivors of the Exxon Valdez spill and 20-year lawsuit, practically everyone in town has first-hand experience with a legal system that failed to deliver justice and Exxon’s promise to make us whole.
In researching our nation’s legal history, I found the answer. In this 4-minute video, I explain the solution–passing the 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution: separation of corporation and state.
Please listen. Then ask others to listen. In Not One Drop, I explain this idea more fully. Together we can build a movement to restore government of, for, and by the people.