Class Warfare is Real

There is class warfare going on from the top down (not the bottom up!) and we are committed to exposing the roots of this inequity.  Not only is the middle class being decimated and the poor further impoverished and dispossessed, but our democracy is being dismantled as well.  In the words of Warren Buffett, ““There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.”  See: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/26/business/yourmoney/26every.html?_r=0

Here are some links that will explain how and why this has happened:

http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-taming-capitalism-run-wild/

Richard Wolff – Capitalism Hits the Fan

http://www.democracyatwork.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Econ_Update_Truthout_2013.09.13.48k.mp3

http://www.versobooks.com/blogs/1433-post-crash-economics-a-reading-list

For an interesting and fresh alternative, watch this video:

Women Rose and VAWA Passed!

The Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act passed the House today, a victory for all women! Women are standing up and demanding action more than ever before–we stood up and voted more women into office and put pressure on this congress to get past the partisan bickering, recognize women’s human rights, and stop the misogynist discrimination against LGBT, Native-American, and immigrant women and sign it!  Sisterhood is POWERFUL!!

Watch the YouTube video (above) of the V-Day: 1 Billion Rising Anthem, “Break the Chain” from the website www.vday.org !

“We the People Amendment” (House Joint Resolution 29) Introduced Today by Congressman Rick Nolan

Wisconsin Representative Rick Nolan introduced House Joint Resolution 29 today, for which Move-to-Amend has been garnering grassroots support  over many years.  The “We the People Amendment” is a simple, clear, unequivocal statement that corporations are not “persons” and money is not “speech,” in alignment with the intent of the U. S. Constitution, which does not recognize corporate “rights,” assigning rights only to human persons. Indeed, the Constitution does not even mention corporations and the framers were very aware of the abuses that could be done by corporations, instruments then of the 1% as they are today; hence their conspicuous absence from the founding documents.

Because of the 1886 Supreme Court clerk’s decision to include the misbegotten concept of corporate “personhood” in the header of the Southern Pacific Railroad v. Santa Clara County decision, we have been subjected to 127 years of corporate abuse of our Bill of Rights, as they have claimed first, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and 14th amendment rights in order to subvert our democracy and circumvent laws passed for the protection of the rights and freedoms of the citizenry.  We must reclaim our fundamental, sovereign, exclusive Constitutional rights and end corporate rule.  Call your congressperson today and urge him or her to vote for the “We the People Amendment”!!  For more information, go to:

https://movetoamend.org/wethepeopleamendment