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The State of the FEC: “The Little Agency that Can’t”

Posted by in Elect Democracy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 11th February, 2013 | 1 Comment

GX ED StickerExpired terms and partisan gridlock underscores the Federal Election Committee’s inaction and poor enforcement of federal election law. Reforms to support the rights of voters are likely to be met with political gridlock. Check out how the stalemate state of US elections, and recent developments that may prompt change.
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Beyond Personhood: Why Corporations Love the Constitution More Than You do

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 16th January, 2013 | 22 Comments

Got rights?January 21st marks the 3rd anniversary of the SCOTUS Citizen United ruling that opened the corporate-funded floodgates. While criticizing corporate personhood has hit the mainstream, questioning the Constitution remains the ultimate taboo.Shannon Biggs and Randy Hayes ask, “What do you love about the U.S. Constitution?” and explore what the Constitution is…and isn’t.
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Ten of My Favorite Things about 2012

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 31st December, 2012 | 1 Comment

medea benjaminThere are many things to be thankful for in 2012, starting with the fact that the world didn’t end on December 21st. Here are some US and global issues that experienced newfound gains in 2012.
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This Election’s 4 Deepest Democracy Victories You Missed

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 12th November, 2012 | 5 Comments

susan bWhat does Susan B. Anthony have in common with voters in Montana, Ohio and Pennsylvania? What you probably missed in the glare of the pundits flashy graphics and Wed-morning quarterbacking were the real victories by and for people actually asserting their rights on Election Day. And regardless of political affiliation; against the dollars and scare tactics of huge corporations; sometimes against their own elected officials; AND against the mighty Robed Nine of the Supreme Court—they WON.
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Why Stick It To Super PACs?

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 22nd October, 2012 | 7 Comments

Stick It Banner 2Stick it to Super-PACs! “If the Supreme Court won’t protect democracy, we will.” Join us this Thursday, October 25th to “Stick It to Super-PACs” and fight back against the Super-PAC spending blitz that is auctioning off our democracy. Be a proverbial wrench in the gears of super-PAC propaganda flooding the country with a critical mass of action-takers that flood super-PAC phone lines, email accounts, Facebook, Twitter, and mailboxes of the five largest Super-PACs manipulating the U.S. election. Our message to these Super-PACs: “Stop buying off our elections!”
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‘Elect Democracy’ Panel in Washington DC + Photos!

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Stop Funding War on 17th July, 2012 | No Comments

Capital Building Fact:  F.I.R.E. (Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate) sector spent $879 million in Congressional campaign contributions since 2006: bit.ly/KPMK79Three speakers from Code Pink, Oil Change International, and Public Citizen joined Global Exchange in Washington DC, to compare notes on how undue corporate influence negatively impacts the ability of these groups to carry out their positive missions, and share inspiration about how people are standing up to protect and reclaim democracy.
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Ben & Jerry’s Workers Agree: “Get the Dough Out of Politics”

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Elect Democracy, Global Exchange Community on 31st May, 2012 | 1 Comment

Get-the-Dough-Out-.orgBen & Jerry’s workers know a thing or two about putting dough in ice cream. But this time, they are calling for something different: to get the dough out of politics. Watch this video to see for yourself.
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Occupy Wall Street West #J20, Bechtel Teach In

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 21st January, 2012 | No Comments

It was rainy. It was wet. It was fabulous.On January 20, Occupy Wall Street West made ‘business as usual’ uncomfortable in the financial core of San Francisco. Despite copious rain, protests began at 6am, continued at Wells Fargo and Bank of America branches, moved to the courts, back to Bechtel and the banks, labor and immigrant rights marches targeting I.C.E offices and culminating with a huge and spirited march up Market St as night fell. Many folks sought shelter before arriving to the Cathedral Hill Hotel to post photos, videos and blogs, warm wet feet and reflect on the Day of Action – believing that whatever happens next – we are unstoppable.
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The Best Government the 1% Can Buy: Is Reversing Citizens United or Corporate Personhood Enough?

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 19th January, 2012 | 8 Comments

Photo credit: Justin ElliottWe could begin to ask new questions like: what if corporations aren’t the problem at all? Or: If the Supreme Court had never granted “personhood” rights to corporations, would they still be trammeling the rights of citizens and riding roughshod over communities and nature—Would we have democracy? The revolution for new rules is already here. Its happening at the grassroots. 150+ communities have already begun to challenge the system by writing new laws that place community and ecosystems above corporate profits and they’ve challenged the entire structure of law—right from Main Street, where they live.
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We Need the Separation of Corporation and State

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 19th January, 2012 | No Comments

cant afford a politicianThe Occupiers have, and continue to, expose corporate greed and demand an end to the overwhelming influence that money has in our systems – economic, political and even social. If we can remain united (truly citizens united) in this global revolution it is we — the 99% — that are too big to fail.
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