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US Politics & Gov't

TAKE ACTION: Join The Coalition to End Citizens United!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Citizens United, Corporate Money, coalition, finance system, democracy )

Dandelion
- 25 days ago - citizens-against-citizens-united.com
Sign the petition demanding Congress restore transparency and accountability to our campaign finance system.
Robert Reich: American Democracy Is Diseased
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, elections, ethics, Robert Reich, Martin Gilens, Benjamin Page, Lippman, democracy )

Lynn
- 26 days ago - alternet.org
Put simply, most Americans feel powerless, and assume the political game is fixed. So why bother?
Democracy Vs Oligarchy - Writing and Video By Bernie Sanders
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Democracy, Republic, Oligarchy, Bernie Sanders, 2010 Supreme Court ruling Citizens Unite, Billionaires, ordinary Americans, USA, political power )

Dandelion
- 145 days ago - sanders.senate.gov
The great political struggle we now face is whether the United States retains its democratic heritage or whether we move toward an oligarchic form of society where the real political power rests with a handful of billionaires, not ordinary Americans.
Hidden Power Grab Stops Communities From Deciding Their Own Futures
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: local politics, state politics, democracy, ethics, government, elections, media, lies, usa, americans, freedoms )

Cal
- 493 days ago - alternet.org
Increasingly states are quashing the power of local governments--and thwarting innovation.
Motion to Amend the US Constitution ~ Sign the Petition ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: elections, ethics, government, constitution, democracy, citizens united, americans )

Nancy
- 543 days ago - movetoamend.nationbuilder.com
We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United and other related cases, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations...
Use the State of the Union to Call for a Constitutional Amendment to Get Big Money Out of Politics ACTION LINK US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: elections, ethics, government, constitution, democracy, citizens united, americans )

Nancy
- 593 days ago - care2.com
Eleven states and nearly 500 cities and towns have joined this call. We petition President Obama to use the State of the Union to call for a constitutional amendment to reduce the influence of money in our political system and restore democracy to the ...
FDR's 47 Percent: Will The Democrats Finally Heed Their Voices?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: FDR, democracy, americans, ethics, government, economy, republicans, politics )

Carrie
- 650 days ago - nationalmemo.com
President Obama should use the fiscal cliff to shift the debate away from deficits and take on the inequality that's undermining our democracy.
Empowering Public Wisdom With Tom Atlee
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, society, ethics, Tom Atlee, democracy, citizens, communities, collective wisdom )

Nancy
- 718 days ago - odenow.com
Tom Atlee, author of The Tao of Democracy, is on a mission to bring the citizen back into democracy through a simple and practical method. The co-director of The Co-Intelligence Institute in Eugene, Oregon, calls for the introduction of citizen councils~
Standing Up For Democracy: How Activists Are Fighting Injustice in America Today
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, activism, democracy, society, freedoms, news, media, usa, government, ethics, americans )

Cal
- 896 days ago - alternet.org
Bill Moyers talks with activists about an initiative to open Americans' eyes about income inequality.
Chris Hedges and Lawrence Lessig: Getting Money Out of Politics
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: citizens united, corruption, democracy, money, occupy, occupy the courts, occupy wall street, politics )

Judy
- 964 days ago - truthdig.com
One invented Creative Commons, the other occupied the commons. Together, they talk about strategies for ridding our democracy of corrosive corporate dollars. Video.
Al Gore: Why America Needs A Non-Violent Tahrir Square   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Al Gore, Keith Olbermann, Tahrir Square, Democracy, Tea Party )

Dandelion
- 1128 days ago - youtube.com
Al Gore speaks very firmly on what we need to do in order to get our Country on the right track. As he said to Keith Olbermann, "I have to tell you Keith our Country is in trouble." This is a 4 minute video but worth the view.
How Wall Street Elites Are Dynamiting Our Democracy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, democracy, trade, job loss )

Norm
- 1348 days ago - alternet.org
By gollies, America is still an exporting powerhouse. In fact, the good ol' U.S.A. is No. 1 in the world in exports! Our corporate leaders, backed by Republicans and Democrats alike in Washington, are now routinely exporting America's most precious goods
2010 Florida Amendment 4: Direct Democracy Vs. Special Interests and Big Biz
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Florida, developers, land exploitation, greed, special interests, democracy, eminent domain, taxes, infrastructure, uncontrolled expansion, destroying greenspace, controlling growth, one person-one vote )

Rooibos
- 1456 days ago - citrusdaily.com
The question before voters in Citrus County and throughout Florida on Nov. 2 will be whether to let voters decide land-use issues, or to let local governments continue make those decisions - with pressure from developers looking to make quick money.
Guilty of Sedition? How the Right Is Undermining Our Government's Authority and Capability to Run the Country | | AlterNet
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: constitution, conservatives, democracy, propaganda, militias, conspiracy )

Jelica
- 1623 days ago - alternet.org
Sedition: Crime of creating a revolt, disturbance, or violence against lawful civil authority with the intent to cause its overthrow or destruction -- Brittanica Concise Dictionary Well, finally. It's high time somebody had the guts to say the S-word -
 

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