Reclaim your independence, America

No, we’re not under threat of invasion from a foreign country. But we are in imminent danger of losing some of our freedoms to corporations.

Annie Leonard, the brilliant storyteller behind The Story of Stuff, explores in her newest short film the history of the American corporation and corporate political spending, the appropriate roles of citizens and for-profit corporations in a democracy and the toxic impact the Citizens United decision is already having on our political process.

The animation, titled The Story of Citizens United v. FEC: Why Democracy Only Works When People are in Charge!, ends with a call to amend the U.S. constitution to confirm that people—not corporations—make the decisions in a democracy.

It is well worth your time.