1. United States of John Roberts

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    First, there was Citizens United. Now, with the Supreme Court's recent ruling on the McCutcheon case, our nation's campaign finance laws have been "eviscerated," in the words of the dissenting justices. Cashocracy, here we come! (Read more on my website.)

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    • Putting Political Corruption on Ice

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      from BillMoyers.com / Added

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      David Simon, creator of “The Wire” and “Treme,” is back to talk about how moneyed interests have purchased the American government and activist Lawrence Lessig leads a trek through frozen New Hampshire to raise awareness of political corruption.

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      • We the Corporations? (Part I) Life and Law in the U.S.A. after Citizens United v. FEC

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        A one-day conference addressing that historic decision, and featuring reactions to it from some of the nation's leading democracy campaigners and experts on the doctrine of corporate constitutional rights.

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        • The behind the scenes of the Making of A Supreme Larceny (the movie)

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          The behind the scenes footage and interviews with some of the actors in A Supreme Larceny. A film about the Supreme Courts Citizens United Decision. Three years in the making, this blockbuster short film has been the buzz all around Hollywood, the big questions, will it ever be finished? And, does it really exist? Here is proof that it does exist, and yes, it is almost complete!

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          • Corporations Are NOT People! with David Cobb

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            Pulse TV interview with David Cobb and Margaret Koster of “Move To Amend” about corporate power and the movement to amend the U.S. Constitution to declare that corporations are not people and do not have the rights of people. Filmed at CAPS TV in Ventura, CA on Sept. 16, 2011.

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            • Constitutional Rights Are For Real People

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              A few people can make a difference. About a year ago, two people threw a house party to talk about abolishing the erroneous doctrine known as "corporate personhood" and the living room was filled to capacity. We were outraged and we were passionate, and we decided then and there that we'd bring this issue to the attention of our community. Today, with the help of many other people in Pueblo, we are the only county that has successfully brought this issue up for a vote of the people in Colorado's 2012 ballot. We're local grassroots, but we're proud to be associated with a national group that's working to get at the root of all the corrupt money in politics: the awarding of "personhood" status to legal constructs. It's this misguided judgment by the Supreme Court which gave legal constructs standing in the Constitution to receive our rights - rights that are now being used against the very people which the Constitution was written to protect. Watch the video to see just how insidious it has become. The Supreme Court has been wrong before, so we amended our Constitution to abolish slavery - because a person isn't property. The Court is wrong again - property is not a person. People, one community at a time, are rising up all over the nation against this injustice and standing up for the human rights issue of our time: Abolishing corporate personhood and reclaiming our rights. WE, THE PEOPLE, have this sovereign right, and we MOVE TO AMEND our Constitution to establish that Constitutional Rights are reserved for human beings - not legal constructs. You can make a difference - make your voice heard: VOTE. After you see what's been happening, if you find yourself outraged and want to do something about it, go to MovetoAmend.org. Then invite some people to your living room.

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              • What Might America's Plutocrats Do After 'McCutcheon'?

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                from BillMoyers.com / Added

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                Last October, a few days after Shaun McCutcheon made his case in front of the Supreme Court for why he believes it's his right to donate money to as many candidates and political action committees as he wants, Bill interviewed Yale legal scholar Heather Gerken. They talked about what might happen if McCutcheon got his way. In this clip, Gerken tells Bill why she worries the decision the Supreme Court announced yesterday will encourage the richest Americans to invest even more heavily in Congress and how it could tilt the playing field more firmly in their favor. "It's not just a seat at the table on Election Day," Gerken says. "It's a seat at the table for the next four-to-six years when they're governing... It means that Wall Street is going to be controlling the congressional agenda and Main Street is not."

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                • 'Should Corporations Decide Our Elections'-Part 4-Lawrence Lessig-- 10/15/10--NYC

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                  'Should Corporations Decide Our Elections' A Big Apple Coffee Party Forum--7:00pm-October 15, 2010 at the All Souls Unitarian Church, in NYC, NY Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, discusses 'Should Corporations Decide Our Elections' and how the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision affects elections, lobbying, and the mixture of money and politics at this free public Forum attended by over 500 concerned citizens! The information contained in this video is vital for everyone to see who cares about our democracy. Filmed by Ian and Jesse Zlatkin and Ali Betil. Edited by Ali Betil. Produced by the Big Apple Coffee Party, an affiliate of the Coffee Party USA, in association with the Elgin History Alliance. **The October 15, 2010 event was sponsored by the Big Apple Coffee Party and their co-sponsors, The Peace and Justice Task Force and Lifelines Center of All Souls Unitarian Church**

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                  • Senator Whoever

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                    from Eric Schwartz / Added

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                    Written and performed by Eric Schwartz Produced by Stannie Adams and E.S. Shot and Directed by Bob McCall Edited by Emery Emery and Amanda McAlpin From the CD The Aristocrat by E.S. available at http://www.ericschwartz.com www.cdbaby.com iTunes Amazon Bandcamp Keep up with the new stuff...join the list at http://www.ericschwartz.com

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                    • Take Action: Make Corporations Disclose Political Donations to Stockholders

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                      from BillMoyers.com / Added

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                      If you're concerned about the corrosive effect of money in politics, you should be aware of a grassroots campaign initiated by a loose coalition of shareholder activists, pension fund members and elected officials. They are calling on the Securities and Exchange Commission to impose a new rule that would force publicly traded corporations to disclose all political spending to their shareholders. The movement started with a petition on the SEC website. Over 500,000 people have signed it — and the proposed rule is now on the SEC's agenda. If you support disclosure, sign on to the petition or send in your own comment to the SEC: http://action.citizen.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=9213

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