Over 400 Arrested at Democracy Spring Protest Against Corruption and Money in Politics, Including Lee Camp

Democracy Spring March Arrives In DC 23

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Dandelion Salad

Updated: April 16, 2016

Democracy Now! on Apr 12, 2016

http://democracynow.org – More than 400 people were arrested Monday in a massive sit-in on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to protest the influence of big money and corporate lobbying in politics. The protest, organized under the name Democracy Spring, brought together activists from about 140 organizations who marched from Philadelphia to Washington last week. Similar acts of civil disobedience are scheduled throughout the week in Washington. We speak to Kai Newkirk, campaign director of Democracy Spring and co-founder and an organizer with 99Rise. He was arrested yesterday in the action at the U.S. Capitol.

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Redacted Tonight’s Lee Camp on getting arrested at Democracy Spring protests

RT America on Apr 12, 2016

With the Democracy Spring protests reaching their second day, RT America host Lee Camp joined a group of elderly activists for a sit-in on the steps of the US Capitol. He tells RT’s Eunan O’Neill about his experience getting arrested at the demonstration.

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400 Arrested at Democracy Spring in Washington DC

Caleb Maupin on Apr 12, 2016

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Updated: April 16, 2016

Why I Just Got Arrested Protesting Money In Politics

Redacted Tonight on Apr 16, 2016

Democracy Spring is a movement going on this week demanding money out of politics and an end to voter suppression. Why is this important? Because the mainstream media spent thirty seconds incorrectly covering this major movement! Lee Camp explains this and more on Redacted Tonight.

from the archives:

Ralph Nader: Scalia, Hillary Clinton and the Upholding of Corporate Supremacy, Part 2

The Conundrums of Justice Scalia by Ralph Nader + A Cover for Corporatism in Scalia’s “Originalism”

Scalia Leaves the Plutocracy One Vote Short by Rob Hager

Rackets Science: The Influence Peddlers Protection Act of 2015 (H.R. 2029) by Rob Hager

Plutocracy: Political Repression in the U.S.A. (must-see)

Chris Hedges and Ralph Nader: History of The Corporate Coup d’etat

Lawrence Lessig: Break the Hold of Big Money Over American Elections, interviewed by Chris Hedges

5 responses to “Over 400 Arrested at Democracy Spring Protest Against Corruption and Money in Politics, Including Lee Camp

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  5. Updated: April 16, 2016 Added another video:
    “Why I Just Got Arrested Protesting Money In Politics ” by Lee Camp

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