Chris Hedges and Frances Moore Lappé: The Struggle to Wrest Back Control of Our Democracy

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Apr 28, 2018

Frances Moore Lappé, author of Daring Democracy, discusses the struggle for democracy in the United States.

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Chris Hedges: The New Gig Economy–Uber VS Yellow Cab + Richard Wolff: Uber: Innovator or Business Destroyer?

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Mar 18, 2018

John McDonagh, a NYC Taxi Cab Driver for 40 years, discusses the new gig economy by addressing the decline of the NYC Yellow Cab Industry.

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Abby Martin: Corporate Lobbyists Use Intimidation, Not Bribery

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Mar 1, 2018

With the US mass shootings epidemic claiming 17 more lives at a school in Florida, there has been a nationwide outcry against multi-million-dollar lobbying by the National Rifle Association. But how the NRA, and other corporate giants, wield power and influence over the US government is mostly concealed by the very laws meant to strengthen democracy.

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The Powell Memo

The Powell Memo

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“The clinical definition of “fascism” is when private concentrated economic power takes government away from the people, turns government into a guarantor, a subsidizer, a covering of corporate power.” — Ralph Nader

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Chris Hedges and Noam Chomsky: Requiem for the American Dream, Part 2

Chris Hedges and Noam Chomsky: Requiem for the American Dream, Part 2

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with Chris Hedges and Noam Chomsky

RT America on Jul 9, 2017

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges travels to Cambridge, Massachusetts for a conversation with America’s most important intellectual, Professor Noam Chomsky. In Part II of their conversation, Chomsky discusses the principles of concentration of wealth and power that are defined in his latest book, Requiem for the American Dream.

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A Corporate Whore of Congress by Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio
Writer, Dandelion Salad
March 10, 2015

(to the tune of “The Yellow Rose of Texas”)

I’m a corporate whore of Congress,
One of many Wall Street bought.
From voting for their greedy laws
I’m richer than I thought!
My colleagues here in Congress
Can’t help but all agree,
That a corporate whore of Congress
Is the only way to be!

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Omnicidal Congress AWOL on Climate Disasters by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
February 7, 2014

Every year brings the world more climatological science that man-made climate change, or overall global warming, is chronically worsening.

Every year, from Antarctica to Greenland, from the Andes to Alaska, the ice is melting, the permafrost is melting, and very soon the Arctic may have a re-unprecedented ice-free season. Every year, more and more businesses are speaking out on how climate change is damaging their businesses. Insurance companies were in the lead on sounding the alarm on global warming. Just a few days ago, Coca-Cola’s vice president for environment and water resources, Jeffrey Seabright, told the New York Times that “increased droughts, more unpredictable variability, 100-year floods every two years” were affecting the supply of sugar cane and sugar beets, “as well as citrus for [Coca-Cola’s] fruit juices.”

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Moyers and Company: United States of ALEC: A Follow-Up — Fascism USA

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Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream

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Inequality Hurts Us All

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PARK AVENUE: How much inequality is too much?

740 Park Ave, New York City, is home to some of the wealthiest Americans. Across the Harlem River, 10 minutes to the north, is the other Park Avenue in South Bronx, where more than half the population needs food stamps and children are 20 times more likely to be killed. In the last 30 years, inequality has rocketed in the US — the American Dream only applies to those with money to lobby politicians for friendly bills on Capitol Hill.

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Moyers and Company: The United States of ALEC + Unequal Justice

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Jill Dalton asks, Is It Fascism Yet? in her new ebook. Yes, Jill, it is Fascism.

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Sept. 28, 2012

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Moyers & Company presents “United States of ALEC,” a report on the most influential corporate-funded political force most of America has never heard of — ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. A national consortium of state politicians and powerful corporations, ALEC presents itself as a “nonpartisan public-private partnership”. But behind that mantra lies a vast network of corporate lobbying and political action aimed to increase corporate profits at public expense without public knowledge.

Using interviews, documents, and field reporting, the episode explores ALEC’s self-serving machine at work, acting in a way one Wisconsin politician describes as “a corporate dating service for lonely legislators and corporate special interests.”

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Economic Inequality’s Impact On Political Voice

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Discussion at Demos think tank about new book, The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy about the devastating effects of economic inequality on our political process with moderator Kenneth Prewitt and authors Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, and Henry E. Brady,

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The Story of Broke (2011)

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on Nov 7, 2011

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http://bit.ly/storyofbroke — The United States isn’t broke; we’re the richest country on the planet and a country in which the richest among us are doing exceptionally well. But the truth is, our economy is broken, producing more pollution, greenhouse gasses and garbage than any other country. In these and so many other ways, it just isn’t working. But rather than invest in something better, we continue to keep this ‘dinosaur economy’ on life support with hundreds of billions of dollars of our tax money.

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The Greatest Plot Against the Ron Paul Camp To Date by Sibel Edmonds (updated)

Updated: Aug. 31, 2011 and Sept. 2, 2011

by Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
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Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
August 30, 2011

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Who ‘Really’ Is this Bruce Fein?

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Rep. Jean Schmidt Found Guilty of Accepting $500,000 in ‘Indirect’ Turkish Lobby Payment by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
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Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
August 24, 2011

The Revered Bruce Fein & Foreign Lobby Dollars in the Form of Illegal Payment of Legal Bills

I’ve been meaning to write about this for weeks, and just got around doing it. Maybe the subconscious procrastination was due to the conscious sanitization of this news by venues like this. Maybe it was the dread of having to tackle one of the quasi media phony darlings like this guy. Or maybe it was the repressed exhaustion-frustration I went through a couple of years back with this. Okay, allow me to start with the fairly recent development reported ‘incompletely and badly’ by the New York Times:

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‪Noam Chomsky: The Clinton Vision – Old Wine, New Bottles (1994)‬‏

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