Alan Grayson: We Can’t Let Blackwater Take Over The Government

Note: with the talk of Grayson being “saved” by Blackwater in Niger, please see this post: The Uranium Coup by Michael Carmichael

January 22, 2010

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The Supreme Court’s recent decision to open the floodgates and allow corporate funds to be used in federal elections will further strengthen the influence of the military-industrial complex. We talked to U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson (FL-08) about his efforts to push back against the influence of war contractors and other corporations in our elections.


Rep. Grayson: High-Priced Private War Contractors Driving Up Cost of Afghanistan War

Brave New Foundation talked today with U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson about the huge increase in the number of war industry contractors in Afghanistan during the first year of the Obama presidency. Grayson explained that the high price of war contractors drives up the cost of the Afghanistan war. He’s introduced legislation to de-fund private firms who behave as Blackwater/Xe has in Afghanistan.


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The Uranium Coup by Michael Carmichael

Calm after coup in Niger

Rep. Alan Grayson: If this Decision Stands, You Can Kiss this Country Goodbye

Time to Reign in Out-of-Control Corporate Influences on Our Democracy by Ralph Nader

Statement of Ralph Nader on Supreme Court Decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

Dennis Kucinich Denounces Supreme Court Decision + This Country’s Disintegrating

Manchurian Candidates: Supreme Court allows China and others unlimited spending in US elections by Greg Palast