A National Call to Link Arms for Democracy
- Mahatma Gandhi
For Americans, these are dangerous and momentous times. We have only a small window of opportunity to break the grip of moneyed interests on our government, before an advancing oligarchy consolidates power and locks in tyranny.
This article is an urgent call to organize a mass-based political movement in the coming months and through the 2016 elections. If we rise to the occasion and fight, we can reclaim democracy, regain control of our future, and preserve the dreams of our children, and for the coming generations.
Russia Blamed, US Tax Payers on the Hook as Fracking Boom Collapses
As Congress removes restrictions on taxpayers bailing out the too-big-to-fail banks, the right is blaming environmentalists and Russia for the demise of the fracking boom. In reality, the banks' junk bonds and derivatives have flooded Wall Street, and now the fracking bubble threatens another financial crisis.
Deep Questions Arise Over Portland's Corporate Water Take-Over
A simmering water war is about to come to a boil over the fate of historic, well-loved public reservoirs in Portland, Oregon. At the heart of the controversy is a breakdown in public trust that reflects the dangers of corporate-led water privatization schemes in the United States and around the world.
Convicted With No Evidence by an All-White Jury, Black Democracy Leader Faces Life in Prison
Rev. Edward Pinkney, convicted of felony election fraud by an all-white jury, faces a life sentence, amid accusations of trumped-up charges and no direct evidence of wrongdoing.
"Here, Whirlpool controls not only Benton Harbor and the residents, but also the court system itself. They will do anything to crush you if you stand up to them. That's why it's so important to fight this. I'm going to fight them until the end. This is not just an attack on Rev. Pinkney. It's an attack on every single person that lives in Benton Harbor, in the state and around the country." - Rev. Edward Pinkney
Call This Election What It Was: A Fossil Fuel Coup
The accusation made in this article is not mere hypothesis, but a substantiated truth: The 2014 election was an illegal seizure of power enabled by forces within government itself.
Computerized Vote Rigging Still the Unseen Threat to American Democracy - It's Time to Change the System
This is a right to know issue. Until we design our American voting systems around the iron-clad principle of transparency - the right of citizens to oversee and verify our own elections - we will never secure democracy.
Top 10 Epic Reasons Why Americans Should Give a Sh*t About Voting
If we have a future (and granted, this is debatable), we all have to Occupy Democracy. The concept of Occupation has been central to many movements over the past century. Occupying means you are bringing your conscious intention and fierce dedication to change the system to reflect your values.
Dark Money Corruption of Democracy Forces Climate Change Direct Action
Climate activists have come to the conclusion that when our governments are bought and sold, policy shifts must begin in the streets. Compromised politicians will not willingly act to save the ecological balance of the planet.
A National Call to Link Arms for Detroit
Thousands of activists and dozens of organizations will converge on downtown Detroit to protest the privatization of the city’s assets and the disconnection of water to tens of thousands of low-income residents.
UPDATE: Protesters Gain Detroit Water Shut-Off Moratorium, Demand Investigation of Suspected Rampant Corruption
Election Rigging & Dark Money in Cantor's "Upset" Loss to Koch Stealth Candidate
Review: "Those of us who've faced the ugly truth about America's voting system, yet still believe it possible to wrest that system from the clutches of the right (despite the criminal inattention of the Democratic Party, and most progressives), suddenly have something we can cheer about at last, and send out far and wide ASAP: How To Rig an Election, Victoria Collier's excellent cover story in the November Harper's."
“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”
Gerrymandering Rigged the 2014 Elections For Republicans
4 Ways Election Results Could Intensify US Energy Battles
What the Midterms Mean for the Climate Movement
How Dark Money Is Taking Over Judicial Elections
Marijuana, Gun Rights & Minimum Wage: How America Voted
Midterm Elections Marked by Problems at Polls
Widespread Voting Problems Reported in the South
Code Red: Computerized Election Fraud & The New American Century
ALEC Exposed: How the Koch brothers and corporate interests write the laws that govern YOU
How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations
The Threat to Net Neutrality by John Oliver
Jim Hightower on the Rise of Populism
Oldie but Goodie - The Daily Show Takes on Electronic Voting
EVENTS & ACTIONS
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Seven Initiatives to Get Money Out of Politics
David Simon on Our Rigged Political System
Computerized Election Theft and the New American Century
States Push to Make Voting More Convenient
Ohio: Poster Child for Mindless Global Self-Destruction
Racist Detroit Bankruptcy Plan
Detroit Bankruptcy Timeline of Events
Trade Deals that Threaten Democracy
Crowd-Sourcing Our WayOut of the Crisis of Democracy
How to Put US Voters Back in Charge of Democracy
Revealed: ALEC’s 2014 Attacks on the Environment
Supreme Court Blocks Ohio Early Voting Extension | Huffington Post
What's Up With Ohio's Election Night Reporting System? | Columbus Free Press
Judge Rules Florida illegally Changed Congressional Map to Aid Republicans | The Guardian
Unverified E-Vote Computers Report Cantor Loss to "Tea Party" Challenger | Brad Blog
D.C. reels after reported upset victory by Dave Brat over the GOP House Majority Leader in Virginia's 7th Congressional District. But can the oft-failed, easily-manipulated e-voting results be trusted?...
The Dark Money Machine that Beat Eric Cantor | Truthout
One of the reasons - if not the biggest reason - Eric Cantor lost was that he totally underestimated the dark money machine that was the real force behind David Brat's campaign.
US Supreme Court Ends Campaign Spending Limits
US Freedom Summer II | Robert Reich
Wisconsin Judge Strikes Down Voter ID Law | Reuters
Fifteen Wisconsin Cities vote YES to Overturn Citizens United | United Wisconsin
California backs constitutional amendment limiting corporate campaign spending
Governor Declines to Appeal Loss in PA Voter ID Lawsuit
Vermont Passes Campaign Finance Reform Legislation
86 Year-Old Plaintiff In Wisconsin Voter ID Case Reflects On Federal Court Victory
13 Wisconsin cities vote YES to overturning Citizens United
Oregon Bans Internet Voting
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