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Money Out of Politics

Six Pieces of a Real Democracy Movement We've Never Had Before

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics
Frances Moore Lappe

As perhaps never before in our history, all the pieces are in place for a democracy movement to take off in America, one strong enough to tackle the system-roots of our country's crises What? You don't see it?

The President Heard Us

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Frances Moore Lappe

In his State of the Union, President Obama called for "reducing the influence of money in our politics." Fantastic. He has heard the growing cry of the 85 percent of us who want big changes (with almost half of us wanting a complete rebuild!) in how America funds elections.

The Climate March: Beyond Asking Those Beholden to the Wrong People to Do the Right Thing, Part II

Michael Goldstein | Posted 12.13.2014 | Green
Michael Goldstein

Part II of II In Part I I asserted "two truths": that the People's Climate March was an amazing and valuable achievement, and that it was a powerf...

The Truth About Politics: Mo' Money, Mo' Problems

Jason Ritchie | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
Jason Ritchie

Our government is no longer by the people, for the people. Their vast spending in politics gives them a large degree of control over those in office, drowning out the voices of everyday Americans. This amounts to institutionalized bribery.

A Citizens United Wedding (Video)

Dennis Trainor | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

Occupy Wall Street held an (un-)holy matrimony of a real human being to a non-human corporate "person" to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Citizen's United, granting corporations equal rights as living things.

Amend! Money Out of Politics -- Strategy and Tactics for the Constitutional Amendment Process -- the 28th Amendment

Phil Wolfson, MD | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Phil Wolfson, MD

Let's have some post-election fun using our informed imagination. It is four years from now. I and you are entering the voting booths in our respective neighborhoods.