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US Department of Justice wants Bush and senior cabinet members exempt from Iraq War trial

US Department of Justice wants Bush and senior cabinet members exempt from Iraq War trial.

Had to republish this..
amazingly needed.

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Posted by on September 9, 2013 in 99% Spring, Big banks, Bush cheney, Iraq war criminals, Money in Politics, OWS, politics, war

 

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Money in Politics: Where Is the Outrage? | On Democracy | BillMoyers.com

Money in Politics: Where Is the Outrage? | On Democracy | BillMoyers.com.

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2012 in Big banks, citizens united, Corporate personhood, Money in Politics, Official MoveOn Sullivan

 

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A ‘MoveOn Sullivan’ and ‘Public Citizen’ Free event September 19, 2012

A MoveOnSullivan and Citizen ActionNY Sponsored Free Event
The latest estimate of total campaign spending this year is in excess of six billion dollars.  MoveOnSullivan and Citizen ActionNY will present “Priceless,” a documentary about campaign finance reform in New York State followed by a discussion led by Larry Parham of Citizen Action.re.  This event will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the main room at the Ted Stroeble Center, 2 Jefferson Street in Monticello at 6:15 P.M.  Refreshments will follow the film.
 
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Posted by on September 12, 2012 in Big banks, Money in Politics, mortgage fraud, Official MoveOn Sullivan, politics

 

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Homes Are For People: Poughkeepsie Residents Take Action

Poughkeepsie residents rally to call for affordable housing

24 Empty Homes for Every 1 homeless American!!?? Does this make any sense to you? This is the story of Poughkeepsie residents taking action intent on filling empty foreclosed homes with the homeless people who need them. Get involved!

 
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Posted by on July 12, 2012 in Big banks, citizens united, Corporate personhood, Money in Politics, mortgage fraud, politics, Uncategorized

 

“The One Percent”, a documentary by Jamie Johnson of the Billionaire family of ‘Johnson & Johnson’

“The One Percent”

This 80-minute documentary focuses on the growing “wealth gap” in America, as seen through the eyes of filmmaker Jamie Johnson, a 27-year-old heir to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical fortune. Johnson, who cut his film teeth at NYU and made the Emmy®-nominated 2003 HBO documentary Born Rich, here sets his sights on exploring the political, moral and emotional rationale that enables a tiny percentage of Americans – the one percent – to control nearly half the wealth of the entire United States. The film Includes interviews with Nicole Buffett, Bill Gates Sr., Adnan Khashoggi, Milton Friedman, Robert Reich, Ralph Nader and other luminaries.

I have been watching this documentary and am amazed at the audacity, and non caring attitude of the Super Rich.

 
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Posted by on July 7, 2012 in 99% Spring, Big banks, Corporate personhood, Money in Politics, politics

 

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MoveOn Sullivan’s petition to support the Consitutional Amendment overturning ‘Citizen’s United’

June 21, 2012

Sullivan County Legislature meeting.

ImageToday, at least seven members of MoveOn.org Sullivan (NY) presented a petition to the Sullivan county legislature in Monticello NY, for a ‘resolution’ to Overturn the ‘Citizens United’ Supreme court decision. Kathie Aberman introduced our Petition, describing the MoveOn.org , Public Citizen’s movement since last January to overturn this decision and get money out of politics, and, as our draft resolution said,

1) A corporation is not a person and can be regulated

2) Money is not speech and can be regulated, and

Ending with, “The judiciary shall not construe the spending of money to influence elections to be speech under the First Amendment.”

The proposed ‘draft’ resolution was presented by; Kathie Aberman, Robert Dorn, Padma Dyvine, Marshall Rubin, Chet Carlin, Priscilla Bassett, Thomas Brown, Marilyn Valant, Mary Ann Burke, Mary Ellen Boyd, Catherine Rivas, Harris Alic, James Clark, Kristina Williams and several hundred petitioners, residents of Sullivan County.

Some members were unable to be present and others read their statements supporting this.

Several of us were interviewed and photographed by local media, and a special group portrait was taken with Cora Edwards, one of the 9 Legislators present.

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2012 in Big banks, citizens united, Corporate personhood, Official MoveOn Sullivan, politics, Uncategorized

 

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Join MoveOn Sullivan NY at the the Sullivan Co., Legislative meeting, June 21, 2012, 2pm!

June 14, 2012

Across the nation, concerned citizens of all political stripes are mobilizing in support of an action to

nullify the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision, Citizens United v. U.S. Election Commission.

This court case resulted in granting corporations and unions the right, under the guise of the First

Amendment freedom of speech, to provide unlimited, anonymous funds to political campaigns. Much

of this money is currently being used to buy partisan political ads through the broadcast media.

As a result the nation’s media have been inundated with huge amounts of cash, in effect

drowning out opposing points of view, a dire threat to our very existence as a democracy.

In a number of states, counties, and municipalities, resolutions have been introduced to garner

support for a constitutional remedy that would overturn the Citizens United decision.

Members of MoveOn, the Sullivan County, N.Y. affiliate of a national grassroots organization is

introducing a draft resolution to the Sullivan County Legislature at its next public session on Thursday,

June 21, 2:00 P.M. in the County Administration building in Monticello. The group is hoping that a

large public turnout will help convince legislators of the urgent need to adopt a overturn resolution in

order to restore democracy to the elective process. “We’re at a critical crossroads, and a strong

affirmation of our determination can turn back the threat of an undemocratic takeover of our public

institutions,” , Sullivan County, NY, MoveOn.

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2012 in 99% Spring, Big banks, citizens united

 
 
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