For another source on news and updates, visit the Scoop.it magazine curated by movement ally Gary Yarus.
We live in the Citizens United Era. The period of time since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision.
In Citizens United (2010), the Court held that private corporations, which are not mentioned in the Constitution, enjoy the same political free speech rights as people under the First Amendment and may draw on the wealth of their treasuries to spend unlimited sums of money promoting, disparaging or corrupting candidates for public office.
From the beginning, runaway corporatist ideology and the plutocratic rule of moneyed interests have been subverting our democracy to fit their design. In the process we loose freedom and liberty, our government becomes corrupted by doing their biding, our legal, financial and banking systems become their pawns, our environment gets trashed, our corporate media publishes and broadcasts their propaganda and the American way of life vanishes.
All of these issues have real world consequences. We may not realize that now, but we must take action to educate ourselves and create an “informed citizenry”, so we can help with the crucial work of reversing these trends and restoring an active and engaged democracy. That is what, I hope, this magazine helps to do.
Towards that goal, I curate stories, from many Internet sources. These stories are relevant to our struggle and the Citizens United Era in which we live and want to end.
I hope you will come to this sight often and educate yourselves. Then encourage others to do the same.
We must fight back, It is our future! If not us, who? If not now, when?
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