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Move to Amend Reports Features Paul Marcus This Week

August 26, 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 we talk about the roots of racism in white culture and its impact on communities of color with Paul Marcus, Lead Trainer and Consultant for the racial justice and equity organization Community Change, Inc.

Corporations are People. So What if People Were Corporations?

August 20, 2014

“Checked the tax code,” wrote a friend who’s engaged to a woman from a low-tax country. “Unfortunately, marrying [my fiancee] does not entitle me to a tax inversion like the big US companies are getting. Thanks for nothing IRS.”

That got me thinking. Maybe we’ve been looking at this whole corporations-are-people-too foofaraw the wrong way. Critics complained when the Supreme Court granted companies rights to freedom of speech and religion under the legal fiction that corporations are people. But perhaps this precedent is good news for flesh-and-blood people like you and me (a.k.a. People Classic™).

California Supreme Court Blocks Corporate Power Resolution from Ballot

August 20, 2014

The "Overturn Citizens United Act" -- a California ballot measure seeking public input on whether the US Congress should pass an amendment to allow regulation of campaign spending and ending corporate personhood -- will not appear on the ballot this November after all, despite approval from the State Legislature.

In a 5-1 ruling Monday, the California Supreme Court ordered Secretary of State Debra Bowen to pull Prop 49 out of election preparations until the legal case is resolved. With the looming deadline for those materials to be printed, the decision effectively removes the measure altogether from the Nov. 4 statewide ballot.

Move to Amend Reports Features Peter Gabel This Week

August 18, 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, we talk with Dr. Peter Gabel, a law academic and a leading figure within the Critical Legal Studies movement, about the role of law in shaping popular consciousness and how to use it effectively to bring about progressive social change.

 

Move to Amend Reports Features Jacob Tobia This Week

August 11, 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 genderqueer activist and writer Jacob Tobia to talk with us about his work for LGBTQ policy issues and youth involvement within the broader grassroots movement for LGBTQ rights and equality.

Move to Amend Reports Features Alyssa Macy This Week

August 4, 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 we talk with Alyssa Macy about her work with the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC), an organization of Indigenous Peoples from North, Central, South America, the Caribbean and the Pacific working for the Sovereignty and Self Determination of Indigenous Peoples and the recognition and protection of Indigenous Rights, Treaties, Traditional Cultures and Sacred Lands. She is working to connect Treaty Issues to the work of the Pacific Northwest Social Forum and to engage Indigenous Peoples from the region.

 

 

Protests Greet Lawmakers, Corporate Officials Gathering in Dallas as New Arm of ALEC Is Announced

August 2, 2014

Two grassroots activists from North Texas locked themselves inside the lobby of the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Thursday morning, as another two dropped a banner from the upper stories of the hotel to greet lawmakers and corporate officials gathered for the 41st annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

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