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ALEC - American Legislative Exchange Council

Our laws are NOT being written by our representatives in Washington, but  by the corporations!

On August 3, the American Legislative Exchange Council kicks off its annual meeting in the Big Easy. State legislators from across the country will arrive in New Orleans to be wined and dined by corporate lobbyists. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, for example, has invited legislators to a big smoke at its cigar reception on Bourbon Street. But the meeting is not all fun and games. Legislators will be sitting down with some of the biggest corporations in the world -- Koch Industries, Bayer, Kraft, Coca-Cola, State Farm, AT&T, WalMart, Philip Morris and more -- behind closed doors. There, they approve one-size-fits-all changes to the law that ALEC legislators take home and introduce as their own brilliant policy innovations.

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ALEC, American Legislative Exchange Council @Tom Hartmann (07/22/11) [8:53] Lisa Graves on Exposing the Powerful Influence of the American Legislative Exchange Council (08/05/11) [12:10]
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Rep. Mark Bocan: Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is using an ALEC strategy to pass special interest bills (10/05/11) [2:36]

Web site: http://www.alecexposed.org
Web site: http://www.prwatch.org
  1. Alec Watch
  2. ALEC Funding,PRWatch
  3. American Legislative Exchange Council, SourceWatch
  4. American Association for Justice: American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
  5. Climate Denial Report on ALEC
  6. Exxon Funding for ALEC, Greenpeace
  7. Governing the Nation from the Statehouses, Progressive States Network
  8. Wolves in Sheep's Clothing, Common Cause
  9. Exposing ALEC, blogging group, Daily KOS
  10. ALEC: The Voice of Corporate Special Interests In State Legislatures, People for the American Way
  11. Corporate America's Trojan Horse in the States, Defenders of Wildlife and the Natural Resources Defense Council
  12. The Attack on Trial Lawyers and Tort Law, Commonwealth Institute
  13. ALEC Behind Voter Disenfranchisement Efforts, Center for American Progress
  14. ALEC Report, Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice

Corporatocracy | Pretty soon we won't need politicians or at least elections

Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission
They have done it! The Elite few have cut the rest of us out of our own government. George Bush was allowed to get elected without the popular vote... now all the rest of the government can be to!! (see below)

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Supreme Court Sanctioned Murder Of Democracy! Keith Olbermann
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Supreme Court gives America to the Corporations, Rep. Alan Grayson
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In Landmark Campaign Finance Ruling, Supreme Court Removes Limits on Corporate Campaign
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Explaining the Supreme Court on Campaign Finance
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Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_United_v._Federal_Election_Commission

Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 08-205 (2010), was a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court holding that corporate funding of independent political broadcasts in candidate elections cannot be limited—because of the First Amendment. The 5–4 decision, in favor of Citizens United, resulted from a dispute over whether the non-profit corporation Citizens United could air a film critical of Hillary Clinton, and whether the group could advertise the film in broadcast ads featuring Clinton's image, in apparent violation of the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, commonly known as the McCain–Feingold Act.

The decision reached the Supreme Court on appeal from a January 2008 decision by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The lower court decision upheld provisions of the McCain–Feingold Act which prevented the film Hillary: The Movie from being shown on television within 30 days of 2008 Democratic primaries.

The Court struck down a provision of the McCain–Feingold Act that prohibited all corporations, both for-profit and not-for-profit, and unions from broadcasting “electioneering communications.” An "electioneering communication" was defined in McCain–Feingold as a broadcast, cable, or satellite communication that mentioned a candidate within 60 days of a general election or thirty days of a primary. The decision overruled Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce (1990) and partially overruled McConnell v. Federal Election Commission (2003). McCain–Feingold had previously been weakened, without overruling McConnell, in Federal Election Commission v. Wisconsin Right to Life, Inc. (2007). The Court did uphold requirements for disclaimer and disclosure by sponsors of advertisements. The case did not involve the federal ban on direct contributions from corporations or unions to candidate campaigns or political parties.

Koch Brothers

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kochblocked.com | kochbrothersexposed.com

Uncloaking the Koch Brothers, Tea Party [3:21]
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Kieth Olbermann Discusses the Koch Brothers and Their Extremist Corporate Agenda (10/21/10) [7:05]
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TYT: Koch Brothers Caught On Tape - Obama & Osama Compared
TYT: Letters Expose Agenda Of Billionaire Koch Brothers (10/21/10) [5:52]
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Koch Bros - "They're the Evil Thing " Sing A Long [1:03]

Economic Crisis

Alan Grayson - fighting for our Rights!
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Rep. Alan Grayson: Don't Hate Government Just Because You Are Bad At It [2:03]
Corporations can give unlimited to campaigns
Rep. Alan Grayson: "If this Decision Stands, You Can Kiss this Country Goodbye" [4:35]
Rep. Alan Grayson: "We're gonna fight 'em until we can't" [2:52]
No one held accountable for the Financial Fiasco
Rep. Alan Grayson: $12 Trillion Gone and No One Punished [5:04]
Alan Grayson on Large Financial Institutions: Who will say 'enough is enough'? [6:42]
Grayson to Geithner: What Rules Do We Need to Prevent the Taxpayer from Being on the Hook? [5:12]
Lets hear how some of these deals were structured
Alan Grayson on the Worst Deal Since Manhattan Was Sold for $24 (02/11/09) [5:18]
Then there is the FED
Alan Grayson: Is Anyone Minding the Store at the Federal Reserve? [5:26]
and it keeps going on...
Fed Doled Out 9 Trillion (12/02/10) [8:07]

09.08.2011. 09:22

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