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Sign petition to combat corporate control of government

Sen. Bernie Sanders has proposed a constitutional amendment that would overturn the Supreme Court decision in a case called Citizens United vs. FEC. The Saving American Democracy Amendment states that: Corporations are not persons with constitutional rights equal to real people. Corporations are subject to regulation by the people. Corporations may not make campaign contributions or any election expenditures. Congress and states have the power to regulate campaign finances. 14481


Corruption American style

Studies show that we find it hard to criticize systems that we feel we depend on.  Therefore, we should build up parallel systems to reduce our dependency on the systems controlled by and for the 1%.  Shopping local, growing food, generating local energy can all help.  But maybe the most important thing is to reach out and help each other. 11858


Oakland Chamber of Commerce exposed

Is anyone really surprised to see a prominent member of the Oakland Chamber of Commerce charged with fraud? 9207


Occupy as an experiment in grassroots Democracy

Let’s agree that the current systems of government, finance, trade, health, environmental protection, energy and food production, etc. are all broken.  One narrative of a fix is to reform the system from within.  Another narrative which I think of as “revolution” suggests smashing all the systems and starting over.  If I had to choose between just those two, I am personally inclined toward the first.  But reform is incredibly hard given the amount of money and power concentrated on keeping the status quo in place.  I am not giving up … Continued


The government wants to grant Banks immunity from prosecution!

We were actually dancing in the streets when Obama was elected and look what he does to us:   7202


March to Piedmont? Because that’s where the money is.

Someone at a City Council meeting pointed out the other day that there are no 1%ers in Oakland, why are we protesting here? Well, I love my town and I want to see Occupy flourish and grow here, but it’s not a bad idea to branch out a little now and then. Why not march up to Piedmont park? I think we might find some 1%ers up there to take our message to. We will be dropping by the next GA to put this forward. 7100