Ending the incredible loophole of ‘corporate personhood’ has been a main goal of the Occupy Wall Street movement since it’s inception in September, 2011.
Ever since Presidential-hopeful Mitt Romney’s flippant declaration that “corporations are people,” Americans have been rising up to protest the unbelievable notion that corporations should have the same rights to privacy and free speech as thinking, breathing human beings.
At many an occupation, protesters held tongue-in-cheek signs that read “I’ll believe corporations are people when Texas executes one,” poking fun both at the disastrous Citizens United vs. FEC decision, as well as the Lone Star State’s lingering affection for the death penalty.
Well it appears that during the nationwide Occupy The Courts demonstration this weekend, OWS protesters in Austin, Texas decided to do just that.
Occupy Austin’s Bank Action team and Austin Art Liberation Front combined forces to march against the bail out banks, have a mock trial of bank CEOs, and ultimately stage an execution of a corporation.
In the video below, Occupy Austin members stage an execution of an effigy of a corporation named C.P. Hood.
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