Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap

Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap

Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap is national director of Move to Amend and an active member of Extinction Rebellion. She has served as a local elected official, campaign organizer, trainer, facilitator and mediator, and coordinated numerous grassroots and national projects and organizations.

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"Monsanto has known for several decades that Roundup (glyphosate) causes cancer. Rather than informing consumers about the glyphosate cancer risk, Monsanto buried the risks as sales of Roundup continued to skyrocket." (Photo: Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Monday, July 27, 2020
Corporate Constitutional Rights are Cancerous to Democracy
Should constitutional rights be used to shield corporations from hiding their dangerous products from the public? A recent federal court decision says so. Monsanto is the maker of Roundup which is used around the world as a weedkiller, a drying agent, and a desiccant to speed the harvest of corn,...
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Friday, March 08, 2019
The 'We the People Amendment' Aims to Fix the Crisis of Corporate Rule
As the nation was fixated last week on the Congressional testimony of Donald Trump’s “fixer” of all his crises, Michael Cohen, easily overlooked were other Congressional actions -- one of which would fundamentally fix the deepening crisis of corporate rule that assaults people, places and the...
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Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Confirming Kavanaugh Is Not Affirming Democracy
If the Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh to the vacant Supreme Court Justice seat it will represent further movement away from affirming the basic democratic principle of addressing the needs of the majority without impeding basic rights of the minority. Equally alarming is the threat, based on...
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"Reminiscent of Big Tobacco and Big Oil companies' tactics, they set in motion a plan to discredit the international agency's study in order to continue selling their dangerous product." (Photo: Occupy Monsanto/@gmo917/Twitter) Views
Saturday, April 21, 2018
A Cancer on Society: Monsanto Claims Right Not to Speak About Roundup
It's no secret that Monsanto Corporation's trademarked pesticide Ready Roundup has become one of the most widely used herbicides in agriculture since its introduction in the mid-1970s. What might be a surprise to most is that, according to the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Agency...
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Monday, April 16, 2018
Death By a Thousand Tax Cuts
Every year at this time, US taxpayers (who bother to read news) are treated to a parade of stories about taxes and tax policy. We learn about the citizens who work multiple jobs and pay their taxes, while falling farther and farther behind in an economy that clearly exists to redistribute wealth...
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Monday, June 02, 2014
Corporations Are Not People. Period.
Remember back in 2009 before the Citizens United v. FEC Supreme Court ruling when the U.S political and legal system wasn’t about prioritizing the interests of the extraordinarily wealthy, but instead was fair and just no matter what your social status? Remember when the electoral system wasn’t...
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Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Hell No! to Citizens United 2.0
The Supreme Court of the United States is poised to continue dismantling restrictions on money in politics in a new case that begins today: McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission .
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Friday, June 28, 2013
Constitutional Right to Vote Needed More Than Ever After Supreme Court Guts Voting Rights Act
It’s a shame when the very people appointed to safeguard justice are the same people who vote to destroy one of the most powerful equal-opportunity shields from injustice in American history.
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Corporations Cozy Up to Judges
If you were a corporation and wanted to influence government for your own benefit, choosing to persuade judges is a far easier task (and less expensive) than persuading Congress or the White House. Although, Monsanto recently made headlines when they partnered with Senator Roy Blunt to sneak protections for the GMO industry into a recently passed appropriations act , success like this is hard earned in the legislature.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Confront Corporate Personhood: Take Back our Planet
With the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day this week, we have to wonder why the health of the planet is at an all time low.
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