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Supreme Authority: The Growing Power of the US Supreme Court and Democratic Alternatives

October 17, 2014

The constitutional doctrines claiming “corporations are persons” and “money equals speech” and their effects are not the only fundamental threats to what remains of our democracy.1 An additional and increasing assault is the U.S. Supreme Court itself – not simply its decisions and their impact, but also its very structure.

Corporate Shock and Awe Campaign is Obliterating Public Education

October 17, 2014

When a good government program is privatized, it's the people who pay the highest price. Sallie Mae is a prime example.

Originally known as the Student Loan Financing Association, it started out as a Government-Sponsored Enterprise, in 1973, to support the guaranteed student loan program created by the Higher Education Act of 1965. Between 1997 and 2004, amid a bipartisan push to deregulate banks, Sallie Mae was privatized into a for-profit corporation.

Move to Amend Reports Features Ousmane Power-Greene This Week

October 16, 2014

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our internet radio program. Every Thursday at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern. This is a call-in program. Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate.

This week features history professor and author Ousmane Power-Greene joins us to talk about his new book Against Wind and Tide​ and the continued struggle of African-Americans for human rights.

Corporations Are Trying to Take Away Your Right to Complain About Their Products

October 10, 2014

'Non-disparagement' clauses are quietly being slipped into contracts to prevent negative reviews.

Customers may unknowingly sign away their right to free speech by accepting the terms of service without reading the fine print. To prevent consumers from posting negative reviews, some companies are slipping non-disparagement clauses into contracts. If users post bad reviews online, even accounts that are completely truthful, they could be sued for violating the terms of these so-called agreements.

Companies do have the right to sue people for disparaging reviews if they are false. The issue at hand is whether a company can sue a client for posting a negative review that is true. As of now, litigation is largely determined on a case-by-case and state-by-state basis.

 

SCOTUS Has Gone Rogue

October 7, 2014

Thom Hartmann calls them “five unelected, unaccountable, Kings in black robes.”

I call them “five results-oriented corporatists, who will twist their legal arguments into any pretzel logic necessary to recognize, and expand, the legal and the Constitutional rights of corporations, and the very wealthy, and, to limit, or take away completely, the legal and Constitutional rights of natural human beings.”

Whatever you call them, it should be clear to any objective observer that the five Justices in the Conservative majority on the United States Supreme Court -- Chief Justice Roberts, and Associate Justices Scalia, Thomas, Kennedy and Alito — are arguably the most radical extremists ever to sit on the Supreme Court bench.

Move to Amend Reports Features Shamako Noble This Week

October 6, 2014

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our internet radio program. Every Thursday at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern. This is a call-in program. Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate.

This week features the Executive Director of Hip Hop Congress, Shamako Noble, to talk about the upcoming "What the BLEEP Happened to Hip Hop" Tour and their collaboration with Move to Amend.

Move to Amend Reports Features Deeq Abdi This Week

September 30, 2014

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our internet radio program. Every Thursday at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern. This is a call-in program. Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate.

This week features Deeq Abdi, youth leader for the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, to talk about the campaign's effort to build a multiracial movement to abolish poverty through the promotion of economic human rights.

Move to Amend Reports Features Michael Louis Ippolito This Week

September 23, 2014

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our internet radio program. Every Thursday at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern. This is a call-in program. Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate.

This week features Massachusetts Move to Amend affiliate coordinator Michael Louis Ippolito to talk with us about the People's Climate March and the global ecological threat posed by man-made climate change.

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