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A Misguided Supreme Court Decision on Arizona Public Financing Law

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

"Trigger funds" provisions like those in the Arizona law do not restrict the speech of any candidate or group and are a sensible feature of a public financing system.

The Corporations Are Coming! The Corporations Are Coming!

Riki Ott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Riki Ott

In light of the Citizens United decision, people are demanding a transformation. With our passion and energy we can build a popular movement to co-create the democracy we've been promised.

Dodd Introduces Constitutional Amendment To Reverse Supreme Court Campaign Finance Decision

The Hill | Eric Zimmermann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) introduced a constitutional amendment today to overrule a recent Supreme Court decision on campaign spending. The court rul...

Campaign Finance Decision: Mirandize Banks?

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Entitlement to constitutional rights and the legal status of personhood imply accountability. So, by extension, if corporations are entitled to First Amendment protection, then why can't they be arrested?

Grassroots Mobilization: A Call for Communities to Defy the Court

Riki Ott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Riki Ott

The campaign finance decision is a radical undermining of our sovereign self-governance. It ushers in government of, for, and by The Corporations. It goes beyond stolen elections.

The Enemy Within: The Supreme Court Declares War Against the American People

Sherman Yellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

With one ruling the Supreme Court has knocked down the underpinnings of democracy, handing government on a platter to the huge corporations who will use it as a weapon to keep citizens down.

The U.S. Supreme Court Sells Out: A Government of, for, and by the Corporations

Riki Ott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Riki Ott

People rule, not property! WE need to amend the Constitution to affirm that only human beings have constitutional rights, not artificial persons, not corporations.

The End of America as We Knew It

Ilene Angel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ilene Angel

The problem with the Supreme Court's ruling on campaign finance being based on the first amendment is that this issue is not about free speech; it's about very, very expensive speech.