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Democratic Boundaries: Corporate Cash vs. the 99 Percent

Friday, 28 October 2011 05:19 By in collaboration with Truthouts Mike Ludwig and Andrew Stelzer, Making Contact/Truthout | Audio Report
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Democratic Boundaries Corporate Cash vs the 99 Percent

Protesters with the Occupy Wall Street movement celebrate one month of occupying Zuccotti Park in New York, on Oct. 17, 2011. (Photo: Robert Stolarik/The New York Times)

The people of the United States have seemingly awakened.  People are out in the streets, demanding changes to a system in which money controls politics. 

Some complain the masses have no clear demands.  But with little transparency, it’s often unclear exactly where to point the blame. On this edition, corporations, elections and the emerging movement to reclaim democracy.  In a post-Citizens United world, is it too late to save our political system?

Read Mike Ludwig's Article: "Out-of-State Corporate Money Floods Ohio Battle Over Anti-Collective Bargaining Bill"

This program featured a special collaboration with Truthout.org, and was part of The Media Consortium’s We The People/Campaign Cash collaborative project. Read the print version. For more related stories on Citizen’s United, politics, and money go to http://campaigncash.org. Special thanks to KGNU radio in Boulder, CO.

Featuring:

Noam Chomsky, MIT professor; Mike Gillis, Ohio AFL-CIO communications director; Melissa Fezekas, We Are Ohio spokesperson; Tim Burga, Ohio AFL-CIO president; Marlene Quinn, Cincinnati grandmother; Doug Stern, Cincinnati firefighter Kris Hirsh, Stand up For Ohio spokesman; Larry Cohen, Communications Workers of America president; Laura Spicer, Boulder County Democratic party chair and 2H campaign manager; Judy Lubow, 2H campaign organizer; Elena Nunez, Colorado Common Cause program director; K.C Becker, Macon Cowles & Matt Applebaum, Boulder City Council members; Mark Lowenstein, University of Colorado at Boulder law professor.

Music:

‘Original Music’ by Aylan Mello
‘Money (That’s What I Want)’ by The Flying Lizards

Andrew Stelzer

Andrew Stelzer is a radio and print reporter with 15 years experience, writing for The Progressive, Earth Island Journal, In These Times and other publications. Visit his website.


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Democratic Boundaries: Corporate Cash vs. the 99 Percent

Friday, 28 October 2011 05:19 By in collaboration with Truthouts Mike Ludwig and Andrew Stelzer, Making Contact/Truthout | Audio Report
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
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Democratic Boundaries Corporate Cash vs the 99 Percent

Protesters with the Occupy Wall Street movement celebrate one month of occupying Zuccotti Park in New York, on Oct. 17, 2011. (Photo: Robert Stolarik/The New York Times)

The people of the United States have seemingly awakened.  People are out in the streets, demanding changes to a system in which money controls politics. 

Some complain the masses have no clear demands.  But with little transparency, it’s often unclear exactly where to point the blame. On this edition, corporations, elections and the emerging movement to reclaim democracy.  In a post-Citizens United world, is it too late to save our political system?

Read Mike Ludwig's Article: "Out-of-State Corporate Money Floods Ohio Battle Over Anti-Collective Bargaining Bill"

This program featured a special collaboration with Truthout.org, and was part of The Media Consortium’s We The People/Campaign Cash collaborative project. Read the print version. For more related stories on Citizen’s United, politics, and money go to http://campaigncash.org. Special thanks to KGNU radio in Boulder, CO.

Featuring:

Noam Chomsky, MIT professor; Mike Gillis, Ohio AFL-CIO communications director; Melissa Fezekas, We Are Ohio spokesperson; Tim Burga, Ohio AFL-CIO president; Marlene Quinn, Cincinnati grandmother; Doug Stern, Cincinnati firefighter Kris Hirsh, Stand up For Ohio spokesman; Larry Cohen, Communications Workers of America president; Laura Spicer, Boulder County Democratic party chair and 2H campaign manager; Judy Lubow, 2H campaign organizer; Elena Nunez, Colorado Common Cause program director; K.C Becker, Macon Cowles & Matt Applebaum, Boulder City Council members; Mark Lowenstein, University of Colorado at Boulder law professor.

Music:

‘Original Music’ by Aylan Mello
‘Money (That’s What I Want)’ by The Flying Lizards

Andrew Stelzer

Andrew Stelzer is a radio and print reporter with 15 years experience, writing for The Progressive, Earth Island Journal, In These Times and other publications. Visit his website.


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