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US Politics & Gov't

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 )

- 2256 days ago -
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 )

- 2305 days ago -
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 )

- 2356 days ago -
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 )

- 2413 days ago -
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 )

- 2481 days ago -
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 )

- 2659 days ago -
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 )

- 2727 days ago -
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 )

- 2891 days ago -
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 )

- 3111 days ago -
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 )

- 3219 days ago -
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 )

- 3385 days ago -
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 -
Republicans Cite Lott in Calling for Reid to Quit
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Republicans, democracy, Barak Obama, Harry Reid, US Politics )

- 3472 days ago -
A double standard? Republicans seeking Sen. Harry Reid's resignation as majority leader over racial remarks he made about Barack Obama say yes -- that Reid should be held to the same standard as former GOP Sen. Trent Lott, whose own racial gaffes cost ...
Elections for Sale?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: u.s., supreme, court, corporations, business, government, money, corruption, politics, abuse, dishonesty, government, elections, democrats, republicans, propaganda, democracy, freedom, america )

- 3597 days ago -
The U.S. Supreme Court will consider an argument lifting restrictions on corporate campaign contributions. Such a ruling would shake the very foundation of our republic, turning us from a government of "we the people" to "we the corporations."
Help End Repression and Violence in Honduras
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, freedoms, human rights, petition, honduras, coup d'etat, democracy, military, terror )

- 3602 days ago -
Beatings and mass arrests are being used by the de facto government of Honduras as a way of punishing people for voicing their opposition to the military-backed coup d'etat in June. Scores of interviews by an Amnesty International delegation on the ground
Single-Payer and the 'Democracy Deficit'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: health care, healthcare, Health Care Reform, single payer, Democracy )

- 3691 days ago -
"Americans think that it's healthcare that produces health, when there really is very little evidence for that. What turns out to be really important is the nature of caring and sharing in society....Where societies are more equal -- and economic equality is

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