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US Politics & Gov't

Eric Holder's Five Crucial Failures
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General, Obama Administration, Civil Liberties, Criminal Justice, Democracy, War / Peace )

Judy
- 4 days ago - progressive.org
So Eric Holder is finally resigning as Attorney General. Good riddance! He failed miserably in five crucial areas.
The Coup D'Etat Is Over, the Corporations Won
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: economy, democracy, republicans, corruption, crime, cover-up, dishonesty, ethics, elections, Govtfearmongering, lies, media, news )

Jason
- 5 days ago - truthdig.com
Corporate regulation is a must to protect democracy. The rich has used the media to change minds, away from that.
TAKE ACTION: Join The Coalition to End Citizens United!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Citizens United, Corporate Money, coalition, finance system, democracy )

Dandelion
- 38 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
- 39 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
- 158 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
- 506 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
- 556 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
- 606 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
- 663 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
- 731 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
- 909 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
- 977 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
- 1141 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
- 1361 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
 

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