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Is Corp Citizenship a Dying Concept?
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The news website, Truthdig.com, recently ran a piece by William Pfaff that makes the assumption that American corporations no longer have any citizen-like obligations to the American nation. It circulated within TechSoup and also among some of our corporate donor partners. We got some pretty strong reactions on whether corporate citizenship is a dying concept.

The article called “Corporate Citizenship a Dying Concept” talks about the results of a recent single question survey of American multinational corporations conducted by the nonprofit, Remapping Debate. Their question was pretty simple “whether American multinational corporations have national obligations, and if so, what those obligations are.”

Remapping Debate contacted the representatives of more than 80 corporations. Most had no comment. Among the 15 corporate representatives who did comment, most were unwilling to say that their corporation had any obligations to the United States, let alone to define any such obligations with specificity. Representatives of some American multinationals said that their companies do not even identify themselves as being American in any sense except that they are legally incorporated and physically headquartered in one of the states of the U.S.

William Pfaff in his meditation on these findings offers plausible reasons for the death of corporate citizenship like globalization of business and production, opportunities for tax minimization as Apple famously took advantage of recently, and the shift of corporate control from owners to opportunistic professional management.
What Our Donor Partners Say

At TechSoup when we asked some of our donor partners about the state of corporate citizenship we got a very different picture.

Read the full article here
www.einpresswire.com/article/165026333/is-corporate-citiz...

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Kidical mass #sfcm20 #criticalmass
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Image by Steve Rhodes
20 photos from SFCM20

www.demotix.com/news/1485819/thousands-ride-20th-annivers...

sfcriticalmass.org

Photos from art opening

www.demotix.com/news/1476438/san-francisco-critical-mass-...

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2017.08.02 Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA USA 7846
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Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center, Opened April, 2017, is LEED Platinum Certified see: www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/health/sd-me-kaiser-new...

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Day 53: Distracted.
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Image by Janellie
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My second iPhone photo of the project. I don't think that's too bad considering this is day 53! I actually took photos with my DSLR but this photo captures my day the best so it wins.

Distractions from work spilled over into my kitchen tonight. This tortilla was on fire when I removed it from the oven. After a day full of on the edge of my seat anticipation about pending layoffs, I wanted to make myself a meal that would satisfy. I prefer to crisp my tortillas under the broiler before adding the filler ingredients. Thankfully I had another tortilla and the second time around left the oven door open a crack to keep a closer eye on the situation.

I was saddened today to learn of specific people with whom I will no longer be collaborating with seeing in the hallway. My department does not know anything official yet but this will all be over by Thursday. My supervisor, Amy and our director, Jen have been extremely supportive through all of this and for that I will always be grateful. My thoughts are with those who have been personally impacted by the layoffs and the people who had to deliver the unfortunate news.

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Victor Martinez People's Library in Oakland
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Some of these photos are at

www.demotix.com/news/1386887/abandoned-library-occupied-o...

At 7 am on Monday, August 13, activists occupied a Carnegie Library which had closed in the 70s. Donated books were brought in.

Late that evening over 40 police raided the library and it was boarded up

www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/08/13/18719450.php

News coverage

www.mercurynews.com/occupy/ci_21301914/oakland-activists-...

radioautonomia.wordpress.com/2012/08/14/report-from-the-v...

www.kqed.org/news/story/2012/08/13/105637/oakland_activis...

www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/08/13/18719450.php

abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/east_bay&...

photos.mercurynews.com/2012/08/13/activists-create-a-peop...

Don't make sites just for the iPhone
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An important message, Tim explains that we shouldn't develop sites purely for the iPhone, but focus on the "mobile" platform as a whole.

This also extends to the use of URLs used to link to mobile versions of websites. It'd be better to use mobile.lakemac.com.au over iphone.lakemac.com.au - it's a hell of a lot more future proof too!

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PRX receives 2010 Knight News Challenge award
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Sent from iphone

Farmers Insurance Hawaii
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This afternoon I was fortunate to be asked to moderate a panel discussing community engagement on the web. Featured participants included TechHui.com, Civil Beat (Peer News), My Farmers Hawaii, and Anthology Marketing Group. Hosted by Farmers Insurance Hawaii, the conversation was streamed live on the web. And it was followed by a great pau hana gathering.

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Unite Here Local 2 workers getting arrested in front of Grand Hyatt
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as well as supporters

Some photos (I'll post more here)

www.demotix.com/news/394056/150-arrested-protest-hyatt-ho...

The inevitable bubbles #criticalmass #sfcm20
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Image by Steve Rhodes
20 photos from SFCM20

www.demotix.com/news/1485819/thousands-ride-20th-annivers...

sfcriticalmass.org

Photos from art opening

www.demotix.com/news/1476438/san-francisco-critical-mass-...

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T Boone Burnett on Last Picture Show & American Graffiti
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More photos

www.demotix.com/news/311814/elvis-mitchell-conversation-t...

They were two of the first films he saw that showed what music could
do in a film

Even though he knew of Hank Williams before Last Picture Show, but he
immediately went out & bought the soundtrack & he really got how
soulful Williams could be

parents had a really good collection of 78s

Ella Fitzgerald Cole Porter songbook

I've been listening to music constantly for 50 years

Group portrait #cellotweetup is over but I have a feeling @zoecello & @petergregson will organize more so follow them
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though Peter lives in London, so they may be on different continents

laughingsquid.com/zoe-keating-peter-gregson-organize-cell...

The first cellotweetup was organized by

www.zoekeating.com

twitter.com/zoecello

and

www.petergregson.co.uk (visiting from England)

twitter.com/petergregson

who wrote audio will be posted (there was also someone making a video - you might be able to find more info at twitter.com/#search?q=#cellotweetup though at some point twitter search may not find the hashtag)

Five other cellists joined them including

Thea Lawson - twitter.com/thealawson
Rod Williams - twitter.com/rjwill6

Mark Growden went home to get his cello markgrowden.org

twitter.com/markgrowden

markgrowden.posterous.com/cello-tweetup-union-square-san-...

More photos by twitter.com/caseoftornados

www.flickr.com/photos/only_taciturn/sets/72157622392681056/

A few more photos

www.flickr.com/photos/eddhannay/tags/cellotweetup/

and my photos of cellist Bonfire Madigan

www.flickr.com/photos/ari/sets/72157600231845205/

who plays Sept 27th at Cafe du Nord

bonfiremadigan.com/news/news_item/16

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Bill Murray fan #criticalmass #sfcm20
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20 photos from SFCM20

www.demotix.com/news/1485819/thousands-ride-20th-annivers...

sfcriticalmass.org

Photos from art opening

www.demotix.com/news/1476438/san-francisco-critical-mass-...

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steverhodes.demotix.com

Some more of my critical mass photos

www.flickr.com/photos/ari/collections/72157602205735163/