1. 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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    • Russ Feingold Speaks at Netroots Nation


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      At the 2011 Netroots Nation convention in Minneapolis, Russ delivered a keynote speech on corporate political influence and the direction of our country's politics.

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      • Putting Political Corruption on Ice


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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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        • Right Here, Right Now with Mara Dolan Guest: Jeff Clements, Esq.


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          Smart talk show with great thinkers changing the world.

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          • Alan Haffa Interviews Lauren Handley on Citizens United and Super Pacs


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            • Bill Moyers interviews Bill Fletcher Jr. and Stephen Lerner on Unions in Peril


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              Learn more at: http://billmoyers.com/segment/bill-fletcher-…nions-in-peril/ Lost in the Supreme Court media chatter last week: a disturbing ruling in Knox vs. SEIU Local 1000 that restricts labor unions from directing collected dues toward political causes. There’s no similar limit on corporations, naturally – yet another indication that the power and status of modern unions is waning, especially when compared to the unbridled influence of Corporate America. With a sharp decline in union membership, a legion of new enemies, and a series of legal and legislative setbacks, can unions rebound and once again act strongly in the interest of ordinary workers? Bill talks to two people who can best answer the question: Stephen Lerner and Bill Fletcher, Jr. The architect of the SEIU’s Justice for Janitors movement, Lerner directed SEIU’s private equity project, which worked to expose a Wall Street feeding frenzy that left the working class in a state of catastrophe. Fletcher took his Harvard degree to the Massachusetts shipyards, and worked as a welder before becoming a labor activist. He served as assistant to the president of the AFL-CIO, and is author of the upcoming book They’re Bankrupting Us – And 20 Other Myths About Unions. Bill Moyers is back! Check your local listings for air times: http://billmoyers.com/schedule

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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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                • Right Here, Right Now with Mara Dolan Guest: Bob Massie


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                  Smart talk show with great thinkers changing the world.

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                  • Heather Gerken on Dollars v. Democracy


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                    This week the Supreme Court began its new term with a case that could further upend campaign finance laws by allowing individual donors to give millions of dollars to candidates and political parties. McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission has been billed as Citizens United 2.0, referring to the 2010 decision that gave corporations, unions and the rich the opportunity to pour vast and often anonymous amounts of cash into political campaigns. This week on Moyers & Company, Bill talks with Yale Law School election and constitutional law professor Heather Gerken, who warns that the fallout from McCutcheon could be even more damaging to our democracy than Citizens United. McCutcheon challenges caps on how much individual donors can give to candidates and political parties and could raise the amount to more than $3.5 million. The overall cap currently stands at $123,200 per donor for the 2014 election cycle. Gerken says if the court rules in favor of McCutcheon, one donor could write a check that covering a politician's entire election campaign. "We're going to start to worry about the bad old days when politicians were beholden to an incredibly small group of wealthy donors ... Right now when politicians want to raise money, they have to talk to at least middle class voters. They have to talk to a pretty big number of voters to raise money for their campaigns." Gerken fears that a small rich group would not only influence the outcome of elections, but policy decisions, as well. "It's not just a seat at the table on election day. It's a seat at the table for the next four to six years when they're governing," Gerken says. "Wall Street is going to be controlling the congressional agenda, Main Street is not."

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                    • Right Here, Right Now with Mara Dolan Guest: Sen. Jamie Eldridge


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                      Smart talk with great thinkers, changing the world.

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