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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.

What Does Corporate Personhood Have to Do With Climate Change? Everything.

September 22, 2014

300,000 people took over Manhattan Island this weekend demanding climate justice (Full disclosure: I was one of them). While it’s important for the continued existence of the human race to minimize greenhouse gases like CO2 and methane emissions that generate heat in our atmosphere, simply using sustainable energy sources and consuming less isn’t a cure-all for climate change. If we really want to get to the root of the problem and have real climate justice, we have to end corporate personhood. Until corporations are no longer considered people, they’ll always be able to claim their inalienable constitutional rights to make a profit at all costs and get around any new regulations, like emissions laws or energy usage limits.

 

Can Corporations Go to Hell? An Existential Quandary for the Supreme Court

September 14, 2014

SCOTUS has decided corporations are people with a capacity for earnest religious conviction. So it only follows...

This should not be taken as a rhetorical question. This is a legitimate query arising from the Supreme Court’s ruling earlier this year in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. As you’ll recall, a 5-4 majority recently decided that a corporation, such as Hobby Lobby, has the right to refuse coverage to employees who wish to use certain contraceptives, provided said refusal stems from earnest religious convictions.

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