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The Corporate Surveillance State and Citizens United

UPDATED: The new information on out-of-control NSA surveillance illustrates again how the corporate surveillance state grows out of the money corruption of our politics. The program seems to have been sold to the government by Booz Allen, a corporation dependent … Continue reading

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In Cross-Partisan Resolution, Illinois Becomes 14th State to Demand Constitutional Amendment to Reverse Citizens United

Illinois has become the 14th State to demand a Constitutional amendment to reverse the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. FEC. That 5-4 decision ruled that the American people may not enact limits on spending in federal, state or … Continue reading

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“A Corporatist State Or A Government and A Nation of People?”

Twixt Darkness and That Light: “A Corporatist State or A Government and A Nation of People?” Citizens Dis-United: Passive Investors, Drone CEOs, and the Corporate Capture of the American Dream, by Robert A.G. Monks. Who said the following? “Democratic capitalism … Continue reading

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West Virginia Enacts Resolution For A Constitutional Amendment To Overturn Citizens United

West Virginia has become the twelfth state to enact a resolution calling for a Constitutional amendment that will reverse Citizens United v. FEC. The West Virginia resolution, taking note of the strong cross-partisan opposition unlimited election spending and to the … Continue reading

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Upcoming 28th Amendment & Democracy Events

Check here for upcoming events. Directly challenging the 5-4 Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. FEC and the usurpation of human rights by global corporations, eleven states and more than 500 cities and towns have now enacted resolutions calling … Continue reading

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The Constitution & Legislation, Corporate “Persons” & Human Persons

Wonk alert: This may be a piece only a lawyer could like but I thought it might be worthwhile to delve into the different meaning of the word “person” as used in the Constitution compared to word “person” as used … Continue reading

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#ForwardOnClimate, Environmental Catastrophe & Citizens United

Americans from all over the country are coming to Washington on Saturday to demand action on the climate crisis. Here’s information about that from 350.org, from the Sierra Club. and the Hip Hop Caucus. If you can be there, be there. … Continue reading

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UPDATE: We the People Amendment Introduced

UPDATED Here’s the Amendment language from Move to Amend: https://movetoamend.org/wethepeopleamendment Here’s a link to Free Speech For People, congratulating Representatives Nolan and Pocan, as well as Move to Amend, on the We the People Amendment: http://www.freespeechforpeople.org/node/513 Here’s a Reddit discussion … Continue reading

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Corporations, Global Trade Treaties, and Democracy

I’ve been reading about the on-going Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty negotiations (“bigger than NAFTA”), and the larger question of the impact on democracy, human rights, sovereignty, the environment, and more, of these global treaties. With very little information and debate, Americans are … Continue reading

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Constitutional Amendment Package Introduced in Congress

Representative Jim McGovern of Massachusetts has introduced a package of two Constitutional amendment bills that would address each of the pieces of the Citizens United v. FEC disaster. (See HJRes 20- Political Equality-Spending and HJRes 21- People have Constitutional Rights) At a Boston … Continue reading

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Praise for Two Champions of American Democracy

To start the year, a couple of good notices for two real champions of American democracy. First, Joanne Boyer’s respected Minnesota-based blog, Wisdom Voices, has profiled John Bonifaz, co-founder and director of Free Speech For People: Without fundamental change to … Continue reading

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Your Voice, Their Money: North Carolina Documentary on Democracy & Citizens United

From Free Speech For People: “Here’s a terrific new video from our friends at North Carolina Voters for Clean Elections, on Citizens United, its impact in North Carolina, and the growing movement to reverse it with a constitutional amendment.”

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