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Citizens United Protest at U.S. Supreme Court - Corporations Aren't People

We're grateful to United Republic for capturing this angle of the first #FlipCitizensUnited Rally.  As you can guess from watching it, we didn't get very good footage of Eric Byler's introdution of Corporate-Person American Will Rice.

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Has the South Changed? Enough to roll back Voting Rights?

http://www.storyofamerica.org Has the South Changed? Justice Roberts made this claim while implying the Supreme Court wants to undermine the Voting Rights Ac...
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Rhett Rebold's curator insight, April 14, 2013 10:50 AM

Certainly it has incrementally changed, but not enough to warrant rolling back the Voting Rights Act. Mrs. Henderson's stories help to illuminate the situation.

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Economic Inequality is Real, Personal, Expensive, and it was Created. We'll show you how.

Economic Inequality is Real, Personal, Expensive, and it was Created.  We'll show you how. | Coffee Party TV | Scoop.it
The fact that the United States has become increasingly unequal in terms of income, wages, wealth and opportunity has hit the mainstream and public demands for economic fairness have gone viral.
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Excellent.

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Chris Hedges | Let's Get This Class War Started

Chris Hedges | Let's Get This Class War Started | Coffee Party TV | Scoop.it


“The rich are different from us,” F. Scott Fitzgerald is said to have remarked to Ernest Hemingway, to which Hemingway allegedly replied, “Yes, they have more money."


The disparities between rich and poor is a story told again and again. Unfortunately, we still have not learned from our past.

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How many times have we gone through the cycle of overwhelming wealth accompanied by disregard human value been overturned with new ideas created from that?  And what is the US facing now?  Huge income disparity and erosion of the social fabric and protections for all.


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Russell Brand - Time for a Spiritual Revolution

An amazing and inspirational speech by Russell Brand I made this video to help promote EducateInspireChange.org www.facebook.com/thejourneyofpurpose TJOP tak...
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Adam Green on Progressive Interest Groups - C-SPAN Video Library

Adam Green on Progressive Interest Groups - C-SPAN Video Library | Coffee Party TV | Scoop.it
Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, talked about the fiscal goals and legislative agenda of progressive interest groups, along with their political and campaign strategies heading in to the 2014 elections.
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A progressive opinion on C-SPAN.  Refreshing.

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The GOP's little rule change they hoped you wouldn't notice

Guardian Op-Ed: http://gu.com/p/3jtjk/tw Twitter: http://twitter.com/ChrisVanHollen Facebook" http://facebook.com/ChrisVanHollen Late in the evening on Septe...
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How Inequality Was Created | Money & Politics, The Long View, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com

How Inequality Was Created | Money & Politics, The Long View, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com | Coffee Party TV | Scoop.it
In this animated video, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explains why America's top one percent now take home nearly 20 percent of the country's total income.
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Excellent video. Short and understandable.

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Noam Chomsky: Obama Is 'Running Biggest Terrorist Operation That Exists'

Continuing his streak of fiercely criticizing President Obama's foreign policy and civil liberties record, pre-eminent left-wing scholar Noam Chomsky told GR...
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Bill Moyers Essay: Thomas Jefferson's Betrayal | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com

Bill Moyers Essay: Thomas Jefferson's Betrayal | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com | Coffee Party TV | Scoop.it
It's important to remember that, behind the July 4th holiday, are human beings who were as flawed as they were inspired.
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A PLACE AT THE TABLE - Now on DVD and Blu-ray™

A PLACE AT THE TABLE - Now on DVD and Blu-ray™ | Coffee Party TV | Scoop.it
50 Million Americans—1 in 4 children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. A Place at the Table tells the powerful stories of three such Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat.
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A must see.


http://www.magpictures.com/aplaceatthetable/

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He Was Asked An Arrogant Question. His Great Answer Shows The Problem With How The U.S. Functions.

He Was Asked An Arrogant Question. His Great Answer Shows The Problem With How The U.S. Functions. | Coffee Party TV | Scoop.it
Things that matter. Pass 'em on.


From the movie Good Will Hunting.  Matt Damon is the actor.

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One of my favorite movie  excerpts. Ever.

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1963-06-11 Report to the American People on Civil Rights

1963-06-11 Report to the American People on Civil Rights | Coffee Party TV | Scoop.it
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JFK.  What he says makes me think.

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Glenn Greenwald on How NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Helped Expose a "Massive Surveillance Apparatus"

Glenn Greenwald on How NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Helped Expose a "Massive Surveillance Apparatus" | Coffee Party TV | Scoop.it
Speaking from Hong Kong where he broke the story of Edward Snowden outing himself as the NSA whistleblower, Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald joins us to discuss Snowden’s actions and the multiple disclosures he’s revealed about...
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Sun shines on #MoralMarch as massive crowd sings "We Shall Overcome"

The emergence of the sun from behind cloud cover for the first time on Feb. 8, 2014 was taken as a sign by many from the faith community, and inspired an emotional moment for most of the tens of thousands who attended the Moral March on Raleigh. The freedom song "We Shall Overcome" had just shifted into "we are not afraid" as the day's first sunlight pushed through the clouds.

VIDEO BY: Emily Frachtling, Rhett Rebold, Eric Byler, Annabel Park


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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, February 22, 10:51 AM

This is about the new restrictive voting policy in North Carolina and the Moral Monday push back from thousands of NC citizens there that has been occurring for months on Mondays. Money in politics is behind the push to find ways to take the voters out of the vote. We voters are the Wild Card that could undermine the influence of money in politics and policy shaping.


Restrictive voting mandates have been pushed in a growing numbers of states. One must ask how does shortening early voting and Sunday voting and other types of changes prevent voter fraud which really has not even been demonstrated  anyway? It just prevents many from voting.


The proven fraud only occurred in registration to any noticeable degree because people were paid by the numbers they registered. Mickey Mouse and the dead people they registered did not actually show up to vote. Had they have shown up I'm sure someone would have noticed. Some might add that deleting voters in Florida and counting chads may have been the last seriously potential voting fraud and having voters photo IDs really would not have prevented that. Others might say the MItt Romney's son owning the voting machines could have also posed more serious risk of voter fraud then recruiting lots of people to physically walk into voting booths and personally lie about who they are, so that they might wait in line over and over and do that multiple times on the same few days or weeks. Think about it...How much would you have to pay people to do that?

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Drone Victims Tell Empty US House Their Story; Is America Listening?

Drone Victims Tell Empty US House Their Story; Is America Listening? | Coffee Party TV | Scoop.it
With only five US Representatives in attendance, a Pakistani school teacher and his two children brought tears to the House this week describing the drone attack that killed his mother and injured and traumatized his children.
Margaret Reeve Panahi's insight:

5 U.S. representatives came to hear them at a House hearing. 5.

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Peter Dreier on a New Generation of Activists

Peter Dreier on a New Generation of Activists | Coffee Party TV | Scoop.it
Historian Peter Dreier shares why he\u2019s optimistic about America\u2019s future, including dynamic grass-roots initiatives around the country and, believe it or not, the radical politics of Dr. Seuss.
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Great stuff!

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Rashid Nuri Sustainable Farmer Discussing GMO in Interview and Film by Matthew James Bradley

Rashid Nuri Sustainable Farmer appeared at the GMO Conference at Morehouse Medical College in Atlanta with Jeffrey Smith and Dr. David Abernathy Discussing G...
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This guy is being the change that he wants to see...Fantastic!

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Margaret Reeve Panahi's curator insight, October 22, 2013 12:32 PM

Fantastic!  Healthy food!

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Video: Robert Reich on 'Inequality for All'

Video: Robert Reich on 'Inequality for All' | Coffee Party TV | Scoop.it
Robert Reich tells Bill Moyers about 'Inequality for All,' a new documentary about our shrinking middle class and the growing problem of income inequality.
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Full show that explains a lot about "The economy".

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His First 4 Sentences Are Interesting. The 5th Blew My Mind. And Made Me A Little Sick.

His First 4 Sentences Are Interesting. The 5th Blew My Mind. And Made Me A Little Sick. | Coffee Party TV | Scoop.it
Be the smartest person at your next cocktail party by repeating this whole sickeningly fact-checked speech.
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Health care costs.  Whaddya do?  Super smart and thoughtful guy talks about it.

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Filmmaker: White Privilege: Innocent, Trayvon Martin: Guilty (VIDEO)

Filmmaker: White Privilege: Innocent, Trayvon Martin: Guilty (VIDEO) | Coffee Party TV | Scoop.it
Filmmaker Dennis Trainor this video with a very deep message many will resist and some will outright reject.



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VIA Egberto Willies.

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MelissaRossman's comment, August 30, 2013 10:45 AM
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Acquitted Development

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A Florida jury finds George Zimmerman innocent in the murder of Trayvon Martin.
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OMG.  This gave me a bit of comic relief about this surreal situation. 

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The Minimum Wage

Senator Bernie Sanders discusses the middle wage at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing.
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Robert Reich (Here’s a slideshow of the illustrations I did for...)

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Here’s a slideshow of the illustrations I did for the new (and expanded) paperback edition of BEYOND OUTRAGE — just out. First time I’ve illustrated my own book (or any other for that matter).
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A slide show of his illustrations on the American economic divide distaster.

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Billionaires Dumping Stocks, Economist Knows Why

Billionaires Dumping Stocks, Economist Knows Why | Coffee Party TV | Scoop.it
In 2006, Wiedemer and a team of economists accurately predicted the collapse of the U.S. housing market, equity markets, and consumer spending that almost sank the United States.


MORE:http://www.moneynews.com/MKTNews/billionaires-dump-economist-stock/2012/08/29/id/450265?PROMO_CODE=110D8-1&utm_source=taboola

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TV interview included in the article.

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Rhett Rebold's comment, June 17, 2013 8:42 PM
This isn't a real analysis of the economy, it is a typical NewsMax fear-based ad for a book. The market was already collapsing in slow motion by 2006 - not so amazing.
Margaret Reeve Panahi's comment, June 18, 2013 11:02 PM
I had heard this predicted before, but I thought that this might be a new round of talk on the subject. Thanks for the info and comment.
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Sanders Slams Secret Surveillance

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The NSA whistleblower confirms the worst fears about the power of our surveillance systems and how they are being used.

The NSA whistleblower confirms the worst fears  about the power of our surveillance systems and how they are being used. | Coffee Party TV | Scoop.it


He asks us all to decide how much surveillance power we want to be given and/or allowed to the government to do this.

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Interviewed by Glenn Greenwald June 6, 2013.  Longer version of the Democracy Now clip previously posted.

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