Across the country, corporations and government officials are working together to protect corporate interests and block local communities from exercising our rights to direct democracy.
By Kai Huschke Truthout | Op-Ed September 6, 2016
On July 1, 2016, in Tacoma, Washington, a corporate-government alliance succeeded in pushing a single judge to deny local residents’ right to vote on a duly qualified ballot initiative that would have empowered the people of Tacoma to decide whether large corporate water projects would be allowed in their community. Perhaps not surprisingly, it was that same corporate-government alliance that had welcomed a proposal from Northwest Innovation Works to build the world’s largest methanol plant in Tacoma — a plant that would have…
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