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Another win for the movement to overturn Citizens United v. FEC

Another win for the movement to overturn Citizens United v. FEC | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Note: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commissionis the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision that said corporations have a First Amendment right to spend unlimited amounts to influence elections.
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It seems a good idea to make Corporations prove their personhood with hard facts about how they are human. They cannot be counted twice. Limits of individual donations should apply to this one person corporation just like other individuals. They are not approved people-hood just a singular personhood.

 

 

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Today, the District of Columbia joined 11 states in calling for a constitutional amendment to get Big Money out of politics by overturning the Citizens United ruling and related cases. Public Citizen applauds the resolution’s sponsor, Councilmember David Grosso, and all members of the Council for unanimously supporting this critical measure for our democracy.

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Joseph Pomponio's curator insight, February 8, 2013 6:38 AM

Yet more support is still needed.

Marianne Castiglia's comment, February 12, 2013 11:15 PM
I did not know that the there are 11 states calling for an amendment to overturn CU. My guess is they are all Northeastern states and California? Good job David Grasso.
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In First Interview, Darren Wilson Declares He Has A ‘Clear Conscience’

In First Interview, Darren Wilson Declares He Has A ‘Clear Conscience’ | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
In his first media interview since he shot and killed an unarmed black teenager on August 9, Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson said he “was sorry for the loss of Michael Brown’s life” and “understands the grief of Michael Brown’s parents” but...
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NAACP | Officer Wilson remains free

NAACP | Officer Wilson remains free | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it

SIGN OUR PETITION TO SECURE JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL BROWN

A grand jury has decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. 

This does NOT mean a crime was not committed when Michael was shot — it means we must keep fighting for justice.

Urge the Department of Justice to complete their federal, criminal civil rights investigation into Michael Brown's slaying. Justice for Michael is still possible if we act today.

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Finally: Wind and Solar Power Becoming Cheaper than Fossil Fuels

Finally: Wind and Solar Power Becoming Cheaper than Fossil Fuels | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
It took many years and countless technological advancements, but finally alternative energy is becoming cheaper than fossil fuels in many areas.
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Robert Reich explains how the richest family in America can lift their workers out of poverty

Robert Reich explains how the richest family in America can lift their workers out of poverty | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
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“Barrier Is Not Holding” at Fukushima Plant

“Barrier Is Not Holding” at Fukushima Plant | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Those who favor Agenda 21 must be rubbing their hands together with glee at the mere thought of the ultimate death toll. Add in the knock-on effect of the food chain disruption, cancer and sterility and you have the perfect recipe for massive depopulation.

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Ferguson: "This Non-Indictment is an Indictment!" | Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II - YouTube

November 25th, 2014 - The morning after the controversial announcement, the North Carolina NAACP holds a Press Conference to discuss a Grand Jury's decision ...

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November 25th, 2014 - The morning after the controversial announcement, the North Carolina NAACP holds a Press Conference to discuss a Grand Jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the tragic shooting death of teenager Michael Brown.

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Sign the petition: Stand with Senator Elizabeth Warren

Sign the petition: Stand with Senator Elizabeth Warren | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
I just took action to urge the U.S. Senate to stand with Elizabeth Warren and reject the nomination of Wall Street banker Antonio Weiss for Treasury Undersecretary for Domestic Finance. I think you should too.
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Why "Don't Like Guns, Don't Buy One" Is Wrong

Why "Don't Like Guns, Don't Buy One" Is Wrong | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
"Don't like guns, don't own one" is a ridiculous defense for easily obtainable firearms. Chad R. MacDonald explains why.
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5 Times The National Guard Was Activated (& What It Means For Ferguson)

5 Times The National Guard Was Activated (& What It Means For Ferguson) | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Members of the Missouri National Guard stand watch outside a command post near a protest Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo.
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After the USA Freedom Act fails, those who voted against it explain why

After the USA Freedom Act fails, those who voted against it explain why | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The vote to reform how the NSA collects bulk phone data and other types of data failed to pass by a slim
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Time To Say Goodbye To Judicial Overreach

Time To Say Goodbye To Judicial Overreach | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
() The Supreme Court has turned America from a republic into a constitutional monarchy. Last week, the Supreme Court announced that it would hear yet another conservative-fueled challenge to Obamacare.
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Actions ← Flush the TPP!

November 8 to 14 Week of ActionsFind an Action In Your Area or Use the Form Below to Submit Your OwnUse the map below to find an action near you.
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FOCUS | Our Silence Means More Violence: An Open Letter to Fellow White People

FOCUS | Our Silence Means More Violence: An Open Letter to Fellow White People | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
'As White people who aren't seething with racism, we have the duty to show solidarity with our Black brothers and sisters in the aftermath of the Ferguson decision.' Carl Gibson, RSN
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Prosecutor, Who Had Close Ties With Police, Faces New Criticism Over Ferguson Case

Prosecutor, Who Had Close Ties With Police, Faces New Criticism Over Ferguson Case | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch speaks during a news conference discussing charges issued against Adam Michael Capriglione Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Clayton, Mo. Capriglione, 29, of south St.
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Ferguson National Response Network

Ferguson National Response Network | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Listing of planned responses around the country to the Darren Wilson Grand Jury Announcement CLICK...
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Monsanto to outlaw GMO labeling worldwide through TPP

Monsanto to outlaw GMO labeling worldwide through TPP | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
It's called the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), and it's a secret trade pact being negotiated c...

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Ferguson: "This Non-Indictment is an Indictment!" | Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II - YouTube

November 25th, 2014 - The morning after the controversial announcement, the North Carolina NAACP holds a Press Conference to discuss a Grand Jury's decision ...
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The Bitcoin Hype Has Been Spent, So What’s Next?

The Bitcoin Hype Has Been Spent, So What’s Next? | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
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The U.S. Marshals Service announced last Monday that it will be auctioning off 50,000 of the bitcoins it seized from the accounts of Ross William Ulbricht.
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The world we're leaving for today's teens...

The world we're leaving for today's teens... | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
() Without immediate global action on climate change, today's teenagers will be forced to live with the consequences of our inaction. The World Bank has issued their third report of climate change, and it says that global temperatures could rise by as much as 4 degrees Celsius by the time today's teens hit their 80th birthday.
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How Walmart is Dodging Billions in Taxes: And Scheming to Avoid Billions More | Americans for Tax Fairness

How Walmart is Dodging Billions in Taxes: And Scheming to Avoid Billions More | Americans for Tax Fairness | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
This new Americans for Tax Fairness report exposes how Walmart uses tax breaks to dodge a whopping $1 billion in federal taxes each year and how it plans to further increase that amount.
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Wave Of Black Friday Protests Expected To Flood Walmarts Next Week

Wave Of Black Friday Protests Expected To Flood Walmarts Next Week | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Protesters gather outside a Walmart Neighborhood Store for a peaceful demonstration Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, in Chicago.
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Supreme Court clears way for same-sex marriage in S.C.

Supreme Court clears way for same-sex marriage in S.C. | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court on Thursday morning allowed same-sex marriages to begin in South Carolina, meaning gay couples will soon be able to marry in 35 states across the nation.
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In Response to 'Unprecedented' Public Outcry, Obama Goes Big on Net Neutrality

In Response to 'Unprecedented' Public Outcry, Obama Goes Big on Net Neutrality | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Grassroots groups say new White House plan 'may have saved the Internet at the moment it was in the greatest jeopardy.'byLauren McCauley, staff writer Responding to the call of millions of Americans and years of grassroots campaigning, President Obama on Monday took what net neutrality proponents called a "major step" towards the protection of the Internet by issuing a statement calling for the safeguarding of "one of the most significant democratizing influences the world has ever known." Obama's new policy framework calls for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reclassify the Internet as a utility under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, which would make it subject to public control and regulation, like water and electricity, thus preventing corporate Internet Service Providers, or ISPs, from using their monopoly control to dominate the web. Read more at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/11/10/response-unprecedented-public-outcry-obama-goes-big-net-neutrality
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Despite Outcry of Opposition, Obama Pushes "Horrific" Trade Deal in Asia

Despite Outcry of Opposition, Obama Pushes "Horrific" Trade Deal in Asia | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Despite consistent and vocal opposition from organized labor, environmentalists, progressive economy experts and others warning against the damaging impacts of a trans-Pacific trade agreement that remains under negotiations by the U.S. and twelve other nations, President Obama on Monday once again voiced his support for what he said would be a "historic" agreement.
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Stop Fast Track for the TPP, Save Democracy

Stop Fast Track for the TPP, Save Democracy | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Congress is considering legislation that will "Fast Track" the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a secretive trade agreement that threatens everything you care about.
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