You don’t have to be in “Who’s Who” to know what’s what. For example, if tiny groups of Wall Street bankers, billionaires and their political puppets are allowed to write the rules that govern our economy and elections, guess what? Only bankers, billionaires and puppets will profit from those rules.
The voices of citizens are rising from the streets of Washington and fracking sites in Colorado. They are rising from towns and cities such as Ferguson and Baltimore where police murders are terrorizing poor people of color. They are rising in Los Angeles from underpaid workers and the Dreamers. And these voices will, if we sustain and join them, become a deafening crescendo.
The protest was organized by 99Rise. A spokesman for the group, Timothy Brown, who was not among those in the courtroom told Reuters they spent Tuesday night practicing how they would rise in succession and shout slogans including: “Reverse Citizens United” and “Money out of politics.”
Ahead of final sign-off, veteran journalist tells viewers that reaching out to their fellow citizens and neighbors is the essential task in creating the transformation so desperately needed By Jon Queally, staff writer CommonDreams.org October 24, 2014 After more than four decades as a journalist working in the public interest, Bill Moyers might soon be "signing-off" More
Once dismissed even by many reformers as an appropriate yet impossible initiative, the movement for a “Money Out/Voters In” amendment to the Constitution has grown so strong — and been proven to be so necessary — that it has now achieved what most organizers of amendment movements only imagine. By John Nichols BillMoyersNews July 12, More
Only 36% of Americans believe the justices usually decide cases based only on the law, according to a new poll Chris Geidner May 6, 2014 BuzzFeed Staff Supreme Court justices attend the State of the Union speech on Jan. 28. Larry Downing / Reuters WASHINGTON — Only about a third of Americans believe the Supreme Court More
A corrupt Supreme Court backs the rich; fascism reigns in elections. —RiseUpTimes By Mike Ludwig, Truthout.org | Report 02 April 2014 McCutcheon Rapid Response at the Supreme Court/Public Citizen (Photo: Flickr) Demonstrations were held across the country Wednesday as the Supreme Court continued chipping away at federal campaign finance reforms with a 5-4 ruling striking down the federal cap More
[vimeo http://vimeo.com/90190228] Click Watch On Vimeo to view animated cartoon. By Mark Fiore truthdig.com March 27, 2014 The Hobby Lobby case, which will determine whether corporations have religious freedom and thus the right to deny their workers contraception despite the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act, is being heard by the Supreme Court. Read More
Protester disrupts the Supreme Court over its Citizens United decision By Al Kamen February 27th, 2014 www.washingtonpost.com PopularResistance.org Above: Kai Newkirk in front of the US Supreme Court “Just released from jail after disrupting a Supreme Court session yesterday to raise up the voice of the vast majority of Americans who believe democracy should be More
While the number of registered lobbyists last year was only 12,279, the true figure is closer to 100,000, says Professor James Thurber of American University's School of Public Affairs, and an advisor to the American Bar Association's Lobbying Reform Task Force. by recoveringConservative for Progressive Policy Zone Sunday, February 23, 2014 Former Senator Christopher Dodd (D-Connecticut) swore when he retired in More