Tag Archives: Corporations

[Video] Jon Stewart Explains Difference Between Corporations & People: People Can’t Escape Justice w/ Money

Published on Dec 4, 2013 December 4, 2013 – Jon Stewart helped explain Wednesday night the exact difference between corporations and people: when people get in trouble with the law, they can’t pay a shitload of money to settle everything out of court. But corporations? Yes they can! Stewart went through example after example of big […]

A List of ALEC Corporations and those that dropped ALEC

A List of ALEC Corporations and those that dropped ALEC SourceWatch: Corporations that have dropped ties to ALEC Coke, Pepsi, Kraft, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Intuit, Reed-Elsevier, and others have dropped their membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).  Click here to tell other firms bankrolling ALEC to do the same. Learn more about corporations VOTING to rewrite […]

Chris Hedges> Welcome to the Asylum

Welcome to the Asylum Also published as “The Implosion of Capitalism” By Chris Hedges    30 April 2012      Truthdig | Op-Ed Picking through scraps in a Kolkata, India waste dump. (Photo: Sterneck) When civilizations start to die they go insane. Let the ice sheets in the Arctic melt. Let the temperatures rise. Let the air, […]

Noam Chomsky> “Losing” the World: American Decline in Perspective

“Losing” the World: American Decline in Perspective Tuesday 14 February 2012  Noam Chomsky   TomDispatch via truthout.org  (Photo: abbyladybug) Significant anniversaries are solemnly commemorated — Japan’s attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, for example.  Others are ignored, and we can often learn valuable lessons from them about what is likely to lie ahead.  Right now, […]

Lawrence Lessig> After the Battle Against SOPA—What’s Next?

After the Battle Against SOPA— What’s Next? by Lawrence Lessig    January 26, 2912   The Nation January 18, 2012 could prove to be an incredibly important day, and not just for copyright policy or the Internet. On that day, two critically important things happened: First, with its 6-2 decision in Golan v. Holder, the Supreme Court […]

The Hidden Power of Occupy Wall Street, by Edward Murray

WAMMToday is now on Facebook! Check the WAMMToday page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. You may also subscribe to WAMMToday from the blog website. The Hidden Power of Occupy Wall Street Edward Murray  The Huffington Post  Posted: 10/3/11 03:09 PM ET The thousands of individuals currently inhabiting Liberty Square for the […]

Real People on the Move Against Corporate Control

Real People on the Move Against Corporate Control by Polly Mann     WAMM Newsletter June 2011 Years and years ago I read about Vinoba Bhave, the so-called “Walking Saint of India” who has been compared to Mahatma Gandhi. He went from one Indian farm to another begging for a small portion of each farmer’s […]

WAMM Peace Troupe “Billionaires” at the Minnesota State Capitol

Today I went to a Tea Party rally to celebrate becoming a billionaire The WAMM Peace Troupe at the Capitol, as reported by Bjorn on the Daily Kos SAT MAY 07, 2011 Today I went to a Tea Party rally to celebrate becoming a billionaire by Bjorn in MN as reported in the Daily Kos […]

The story of two brothers and their courageous walk across the country

The story of two brothers and their courageous walk across the country:  Minnesota Move to Amend.  No corporate personhood. About a year ago, on May 16th to be exact,  two brothers – both Vietnam veterans and both in their 60s, with deep roots in Minnesota – set out to walk across the country for democracy; California; Nevada; Utah; […]

Chris Hedges talks about the FBI and Citizen Journalism

Uploaded by UpTakeVideo on Apr 22, 2011 After speaking at Macalester College on Wednesday night, award-winning journalist Chris Hedges was asked about the FBI’s role in the recent targeting of peace activists in the Twin Cities and elsewhere in the Midwest. Nine had their homes searched and were issued subpoenas to appear before a Grand […]

The Sacred Cow on Tax Day

How is the War Economy Working for You? A WAMMToday Editorial Comment What no one bothers to mention in all this going after the corporations who have not paid their taxes is that the weapons’ manufacturers have profited greatly from the wars.  (Although GE is also a weapons’ manufacturer, but I see no mention of […]

Change the Media, Change the World: The National Conference on Media Reform

Change the Media, Change the World:  The National Conference on Media Reform Impressions and Comments by Sue Ann Martinson What happens when 2500 media mavens who are organizers, techies, professors, students, high school teachers, activists, citizen journalists, and media advocates of all stripes get together?  That’s what happened the weekend of April 8-10, 2011 in […]

That is the harsh reality obscured by the media’s focus on celebrity gossip, sports rivalries and lotteries . . .

The mainstream media’s role in creating illusions of power for average Americans.  Excerpted from an article by Robert Sheer on Reader Supported News.  www.readersupportednews.org Robert Scheer | The Peasants Need Pitchforks The delusion of a classless America in which opportunity is equally distributed is the most effective deception perpetrated by the moneyed elite that controls […]

WHY IS IT EASIER TO POINT A FINGER AT A TEACHER THAN A BILLIONAIRE? by WAMM Member Polly Kellogg

Polly says this is a draft, and she would like some feedback.  Email her at pkellogg@stcloudstate.edu WHY IS IT EASIER TO POINT A FINGER AT A TEACHER THAN A BILLIONAIRE? Teachers do the most important job in our society. Let’s get real. Who among us could teach 5 classes of 25 youngsters 5 days a […]

Obama lies about Libya

The following article will be published in the April editions of Southside Pride. Obama lies about Libya By Ed Felien Barack Obama tried to explain the U. S. war against Libya on Monday, March 28, and he said a number of things that simply are not true. He said, “Gaddafi had lost the confidence of his people.”  Compared […]

THE ART OF NON-COMMUNICATION

Polly Says: What else could you call them – these letters designed not to communicate but rather to obfuscate?  Designed not only to obfuscate but also  to. inculcate a feeling of good-will in the recipient without imparting any real information or revealing the letter writer’s feelings. Politicians must  have filing cabinets filled with  samples of […]