Sponsored by Occupy Cargill.
From the Facebook Event page:
WANTED by the 99% for profiteering off people and planet: Cargill, Inc.
Help stage a citizens’ arrest in front of the Minneapolis Grain Exchange to apprehend Cargill Inc. as a corporate impostor posing as a person with constitutional rights, and hold Cargill accountable for its crime of prioritizing profits over people and planet.
Join the many citizens and activists who are fed up with Cargill Inc.’s greedy manipulation of our food supply. It’s up to us, the 99%, to bring Cargill, Inc. to justice.
Citizen’s Arrest Plan:
Noon-12:30: We will gather at People’s Plaza and march to rally outside the Minneapolis Grain Exchange, where Cargill has an office.
12:30-1: Expose the multiple crimes we have suffered at the hands of Cargill Inc. and present our giant “warrant.”
1-1:30: Our “search party” will search high and low to snoop out Cargill’s hiding place and make our citizens’ arrest.
*Jan. 21st is a National Day of Action to Challenge Corporate Personhood*
On January 21st, 2010, the Supreme Court Citizens United ruling granted corporations the right to unlimited spending on political advertising under their First Amendment right to free speech. But wait a minute, corporations aren’t people, so how can a corporation have constitutional rights? And if a corporation does have rights, can it be prosecuted or jailed for the crimes it commits? Well, we have the perfect candidate for arrest, right here in the Twin Cities—Cargill, Inc.
Last year Cargill spent $1.3 million lobbying in the U.S. alone to promote policies favorable to their interests. Cargill lobbies governments around the world for free trade and open market access to boost its profits. Is Cargill in it to “Nourish the World” or to “Nourish their Profits?”
Remember, if our government can grant Cargill, Inc. the unchecked privileges of corporate personhood, we the 99% can grant ourselves our own Deputy Kitten Badge to bring corporate criminals to justice.
Bring a list of any Cargill crimes you have witnessed to help compile a full list of grievances.
For more information, check out the article, Can You Arrest A Corporation?, on The Understory, the blog of the Rainforest Action Network.