VIDEO: Money Vs Politics

By Abby Feldman, www.rt.com/shows/redacted-tonight -

Money is the driving force behind every political decision- every election, every Supreme Court ruling, and every trade deal. Redacted Tonight created a trailer for a hypothetical movie in which [...]

Protests Interrupt Supreme Court Over Citizens United

On the anniversary of the Citizens United decision the US Supreme Court was interrupted by a series of protests decrying the corruption of government made worse by the decision. Reuters [...]

Midterms Prediction: Billionaires to Retain Control of Government

By Andy Borowitz, www.newyorker.com -

With just days to go until the midterm elections, a new poll indicates that billionaires are likely to retain control of the United States government. The poll, conducted by the University of [...]

The (Dis) Loyalty Of The Black Political Class

By Bruce A. Dixon, www.blackagendareport.com -

When a billionaire wants your old time civil rights organization, your historically black college, your morning drive-time deejay, or your black congressman, there ain't nothin' you can do. These [...]

Senate Vote On Constitutional Amendment Sept 8; Side With The People?

By Public Citizen, www.citizen.org -

Voters across party lines overwhelmingly oppose the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling and strongly support a constitutional amendment to overturn the decision and curb the [...]

A Million Americans Demand Corporations Disclose Political Spending

By Liz Kennedy, www.demos.org -

The Securities and Exchange Commission just received a million comments, by far the most they've ever received, demanding that they protect investors and the public interest by requiring [...]

Another Election, Another Flood Of Money

By Russ Choma, Lalita Clozel and Viveca Novak, www.opensecrets.org -

Americans who have taken advantage of the Supreme Court’s decision earlier this year to toss aside overall political contribution limits are one in a million. Actually, they’re slightly fewer [...]

16-Year-Old Creates App To Expose Corrupt Politicians

By Janet Allon, www.alternet.org -

While it's easy and almost safe to assume that most of today's politicians take large donations from dubious corporate interests—given the fact that we live in an oligarchy and all—inquiring [...]

Amendment To Reverse Citizen’s United Advances To Senate Floor

By Andrew Prokop, , www.vox.com -

On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a resolution to amend the US Constitution to allow greater regulation of political spending, on a 10-8 party line vote. This clears the way [...]

Citizens Say Get Money Out Of Politics

By Eleanor Goldfield, www.occupy.com -

The Rolling Rebellion is now halfway through its one-week debut and has a lot to show for it. From coast to coast, grassroots activists have taken their creative zeal to the streets in a myriad [...]

Hundreds March Against Corruption In NH

By Suzanne Laurent, www.seacoastonline.com -

A wind-weary, but determined crowd, arrived at Fort Constitution Saturday afternoon after a 16-mile walk along the New Hampshire coast in support of New Hampshire Rebellion's nonpartisan movement [...]

Money Raised; Now Lessig’s SuperPAC Must Win

By Derek Willis, www.nytimes.com -

The “super PAC to end all super PACs” reached its fund-raising goal in just over two months, but now comes the hard part: winning elections. The Mayday PAC, a project begun May 1 by the [...]

Art Killing Apathy Take on Money In Politics| Eleanor Goldfield Interview

Eleanor Goldfield is a creative activist and writer based in Los Angeles. She works with organizations to create digital content as well as live events to combine pop culture and politics - art [...]

Get To The Root: Amend The Constitution

By Ben Cohen, www.truth-out.org -

In civics class, we still teach our children that American-style representative democracy is a model for the world to imitate. But in practice, our government has become a broken system of [...]

Democracy Rebellion Begins To Roll

Rolling Rebellion actions have begun. Light Projections around the Capitol by Backbone Campaign, Popular Resistance's "Which Side Are You On Tom?" musical asking FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to stand [...]

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