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“Getting Involved”: Americans Elect vs. the October 2011 DC Occupation

Getting Involved, the October 2011 DC Occupation version:

In preparation for the occupation of Freedom Plaza starting on October 6th (see http://october2011.org/), join organizers, educators, and concerned citizens for two participatory evening workshops exploring the strategic power of nonviolence and its applications to our social change efforts. You are welcome to attend one or both [...]

Private Homeland Detention: the Counter-Terrorism Unit at the Mall of America

“I think our name first of all, Mall of America, is attractive to people that want to hurt America.” — Maureen Bausch, Vice President of the Mall of America

For once, corporate America has chosen a branding that appropriately describes its activities. Listen to Daniel Zwerdling’s NPR report, which details the ways in which the [...]

ALEC Exposed: American Corporations Writing Bills for Legislatures Right Now

When you hear someone say “the corporations are in charge,” they usually mean something indirect: that corporations funnel immense amounts of money into state legislative, U.S. congressional and presidential campaigns (true) or that corporations send lobbyists to state houses and Capitol Hill on a regular basis to whisper in the ears of the politicians they’ve [...]

With New Terms, CafePress Seizes Effective Ownership of Designers’ Content

Today, an American corporation dominated by Sequoia Capital seized effective ownership rights over millions of images, but you won’t hear a peep about it.

CafePress is a print-on-demand corporation that works by building relationships with people in two ways. The first is familiar: CafePress sells products, including t-shirts, buttons and bumper stickers. The second relationship [...]

Americans Elect Promotes No Labels on its Home Page

Both Americans Elect and No Labels are Section 501(c)(4) corporations with intentions to promote candidates (Americans Elect at the presidential level, No Labels at the congressional level) in 2012. As 501c4 corporations, despite their plans to promote candidates for political office, neither Americans Elect nor No Labels is under legal obligation to reveal any funding [...]

Americans Elect Political Committee is Terminated in Arizona

Americans Elect is a 501c4 corporation registered in Washington, DC with the goal of selecting and electing its own candidates for President and Vice President of the United States in 2012. In October of 2010, it also registered itself as a political committee in the state of Arizona, a move which would enable it to [...]

Jon Barela Won’t Put People In Charge Of Government

Under Jon Barela’s vision, the destiny of the American people would be to sit down and take whatever corporate executives decide they should have. [...]

Why is Jason Altmire boosting Tax Cuts for the Rich?

Why did Democratic Representative Jason Altmire demand this week that his party champion tax cuts for the rich?

Follow the money:

(Sources: FEC, That’s My Congress)

[...]

CEO Pay Cuts In Perspective

source: IPS

The poor dears.

International Action Center Politicizes September 11 For Broad Aims

The International Action Center wouldn’t have to abandon its ideals to become a more successful activist organization. It would simply have to show more discipline. [...]

Pat Tiberi (R-AEP)

“Them who pay the piper call the tune.”

Who does Representative Patrick Tiberi represent? Well, who’s paying the piper? The most frequent source of contributions to Pat Tiberi in the 2009-2010 election cycle is an energy corporation called American Electric Power. 48 contributions by the AEP political action committee and AEP employees have been registered [...]