Thom Hartmann, author, national talk show host and media activist.

The Green Mountain Global Forum will present Thom Hartmann, author of Unequal Protection: The rise of corporate dominance and theft of human rights. The presentation will focus on the themes developed in this work and will explore how democracy in America and worldwide has been eroded by unaccountable corporate power. The issue of "Corporate Personhood" and the extension of the Bill of Rights to corporations has been part of American jurisprudence for over 120 years, and is the subject of cases now pending before the United States Supreme Court. Hartmann will address how current corporate structures encourage destructive behavior and offers alternatives.