Turning Point 2000 (and more on revoking corporate charters)


Jan Slakov

Dear RN list,   Oct. 1

Ole (last name?) of a people's press agency based in Denmark, wrote this
enthusiastic endorsement of the Turning Point 2000 - Take Back America! idea:
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Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 20:36:35 +0100
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Subject: Re: Turning Point 2000: Take Back America!


Congratulation on the appropriate and perspective Turning Point 2000
initiative !

This is exactly what is needed. Alpha and Omega is MASS - based action and
engagement of the vast silent majority, as distinguished from spread isolated
militant activities.

All types of progressive trade unions, peoples' movements, NGOs, etc.,
should join and form the spearhead.

In The Fainess Agenda you provide for a New Internationalism.

Are you in contact with groups abroad to achieve internationally coordinated
activity with common stategy and goal ?

Obvious allies for instance should be the anti-MAI groups worldwide and the
great peoples' movements in India, Brazil, etc.

Here's a note in reply to Ole's message:

Date: Thu, 01 Oct 1998 14:46:06 -0400
From: Will Thomas <•••@••.•••>
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Subject: Re: Turning Point 2000: Take Back America!

Greetings, All.

I am VERY interested in any MAI links; I'd like to have a large section
on it on http://www.netprogress.org/.  Any links you have will be
greatly appreciated.


Will Thomas
Webmaster, www.netprogress.org

Another endorsement and suggestions from the Director of the
California-based Institute for Cultural Ecology:

From: "Brian Hill" <•••@••.•••>
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Subject: Re: Turning Point 2000: Take Back America!
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 1998 02:17:56 -0700

This is wounderful and badly needed, and the AfD [Alliance for Democracy]
folks are totally real people.

What I see missing is a commitment to roll back the
conspiratorial practices of financial/political/industrial organizations
which have expropriated the basic means of production from farmer,
miners, loggers, ranchers and all other sustainable subsistence
traditions which assured well being to previous generations, i.e., give
back the family farms, mining claims, small time loggers, subsistence
ranches..., and put the bankers and politicians who conspired to
expropriate their homes in jail.

The Constitutionalist movement, esp., BE Smith <•••@••.•••>
has, through dilegent research, woven itself back through the web of
regulations, executive orders, Vehicle Codes, Federal Register entries,
etc. to the original democratic intent of the Constitution.  This is a
grass roots right movement which is creating common ground for groups
who are committed to the re-establishment of democracy in the US.  I am
quite sure that your efforts will fail unless the grass roots right
groups are able to integrate with the left, and my institute is
willingly to sponsor and facilitate the building of an alliance between
the grass roots right and left.  It is time to combine our diversities
into new unities.  It is time for traditional polarities to become new
unities.  It is no longer right against left, it is top against bottom.
Electronic conferences with the grass roots Constitutionalist movement
and Constitutionalist law students would fine tune the revitalization of
the US constitution.  Can this be done in time for the planned events -
can we stand to be raped by bankers, politicians and multinational
corporations for another year?

Brian Hill, Director
Institute for Cultural Ecology
Brian also wrote in reply to my question about how the Arcata Measure on
Democracy & Corporations and the initiative to revoke the charter of Unocal
are related:

From: "Brian Hill" <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Re: revoking corporate charters: another initiative
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 09:28:44 -0700


You might write my friend, Jason Kirkpatric,  who is
vice Mayer of Arcata and much of the inspiration behind recent events
there.  He's such a wonderful leader people don't know he's leading, and
he is completely ego-less.  But he may be too busy to get very much
involved, unless you asked him to participate in some of the big events
being planned like the mass gatherings of AfD.


Indeed, I (Jan) can imagine Jason Kirkpatric is too busy, so will not write
to him, but I'm glad to know about him.

Paul Cienfuegos, of Democracy Unlimited, wrote:

Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 05:22:40 -0700
From: •••@••.••• (Paul Cienfuegos)
Subject: from Democracy Unlimited (CA)

To answer your question...
There are many initiatives of this kind beginning to appear across the
country, all originally inspired by the extraordinary work of Richard
Grossman, co-director of the Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy.
Our group, Democracy Unlimited, is simply one of the first local groups in
the country taking Grossman's suggested focus as our full-time educating
and organizing work. We are also one of the 30 co-petitioners on the Unocal

Paul Cienfuegos

all the best, Jan