This is the page for stuff that people propose that we add to Facebook:
The first section is for items that are APPROVED. The second section is for items that are PROPOSED/in-process. The last section are items that have been REJECTED. I also added a section for DONE.
NICK, please put a “NICK OK” next to items in SECTION 2 PROPOSED that we can post to Facebook. Also, add an intro statement on why this is relavent.
Major General Smedley Butler's (USMC) speech entitled “War is a Racket”, from 1933, about corporations and “the war machine”. [Nick OK, I do not see how it can hurt us. It is not totally relevant] [Terra to get Nick's intro paragraph from email, or Nick if you can write one, great. Go for it, add it here.]
“See in-depth commentary/debate on current issues.http://www.thomhartmann.com/” Nick - OK
https://www.opensecrets.org Informing citizens about how money in politics affects their lives. Terra, Erika - comments? THIS IS NEW
HOW ABOUT THIS? https://www.opensecrets.org/revolving/departing.php?cong=112 Itt's about “revolving door”. not specific to Mass, but shows how much money there is in politics… how getting elected is “the ante” for getting the consluting gig
http://democracyamendmentmass.org/files/2013/02/Massachusetts-Congressional-Action.pdf (Common Cause “scorecard” from Terra) Nick - OK [Nick, pls write intro statement…my suggestion is “To see if voters in your district passed a resolution directing legislators to take action at the federal level, click here”.
page with a WHOLE LOT OF IDEAS for Nick to review:
NICK PLEASE ReCONSIDER:
CELDF's history lesson about how corporate rights impact the environment and local communities to push back on profits-before-people. Note that on CELDF's site there is a series of 4 hour lectures in their “video” section. Nick - no, corporate rights. Terra - but it's soooo good.
NICK PLEASE ReCONSIDER:
Thom Hartmann's Unequal Protection Nick NO- Put a link to his website
http://united4thepeople.org/endorsers.html (national level “scorecard” from Terra) Nick - No, it is all about endorsements
http://electiondefensealliance.org/topics/corporate_personhood Note this great list of resources at the bottom, aftr Nader's paper Nick - No, too much corporate personhood
Free Speech for People VOTER Survey showing how many people think corporations have too m Nick, ???, I can not get access
[Nick said via email to Terra no on this.]
Lawrence Lessig's lecture (8 minutes) on how campaign finance impacts democracy. Longer version (57 minutes), w/ more detail, numbers, etc. Nick No-He sucks. Are you going to make me watch it? I believe that he will be talking corporate personhood.
Move to Amend, useful Frequently Asked Questions about Corporate Personhood. Nick No
Other stuff from the CUWG resource page:
https://www.hightowerlowdown.org Link to Jim Hightower's “Lowdown periodical? (Erika's suggestion, Terra: I'm OK with that)
“Matt Taibi exposes the dark side of corporate power”
http://www.cjr.org/the_audit/matt_taibbi_vs_the_sec.php Nick OK
Alec Exposed This watchdog group exposes coordinated corporate action to undermine democracy and human/environmental rights. See how corporate power controls your government.. Nick OK [Terra to get Nick's intro statement, unless he can rewrite it here.] Go with what is here? I made changes
Dissenting Opinion on the Citizens United v FEC ruling VERY IMPORTANT…Citizens United dissent written by Justice Stevens. Nick - OK
“Do not get spoonfed fluff, get the real news at: Nick OK