After Citizens United, Americans are pushing back against the corporate misuse of the people’s free speech rights. But this battle is about more than campaign finance reform.
By David Swanson, FreeSpeechForPeople.org
The US House of Representatives may soon have the opportunity to vote on whether to move forward with a constitutional amendment to ensure that we the people, not we the corporations, control our elections.
Craig Barnes says the corporations are coming, and documents in a fine overview how close their breath is to the backs of our necks. He recounts recent corporate abuses, with government assistance: coal mine owners ensuring the deaths of workers, oil corporations making certain our oceans are poisoned, mega banks apparently defrauding ratings agencies, Goldman Sachs defrauding investors, and this oldie but goodie from earlier this year:
By Craig Barnes
A talk delivered at the discussion group “Journey”
Santa Fe, New Mexico
By Ed Garvey, The Cap Times
What if BP, the principal corporate entity responsible for the monstrous oil well rupture a mile beneath Gulf of Mexico were a human being, a flesh and blood person instead of a faceless transnational corporation? It’s a fair and simple question, and the answers tell us a lot more about the world we live in.
Democracy in Balance: Corporate Power in Politics
With Jeffrey Clements and John Bonifaz
One hour in five parts:
This is a step in the direction of what we need: an amended Constitution.