Green Festival Speakers

Robert Weissman

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Robert Weissman is president of Public Citizen, and is an expert on corporate power, and the ways that corporations extend and reinforce their power in the economic, political, cultural, and legal spheres. He is the former editor of Multinational Monitor, a magazine that tracks corporate actions worldwide. Public Citizen has called for a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's decision holding that corporations have a First Amendment right to spend whatever they like from the corporate treasury to influence election outcomes. Robert has appeared on CBS, CNN, PBS, CNBC, NPR and Marketplace, and has been published and quoted in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Economist, The Financial Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Time Magazine, and other Associated Press publications.