cross-posted from Making Contact:
Democratic Boundaries: Corporate Cash vs. the 99%
- This week’s program kicks off with a collage of voices from Occupys across the country.
- Reporter Maeve Conran files a hopeful report from Boulder, Colorado where voters will soon decide on a referendum calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to establish that “only human beings, not corporations, are entitled to constitutional rights.”
- Truthout’s Mike Ludwig reports for us from Ohio where voters will be deciding whether to veto a bill which could decimate workers in one of the strongest remaining union states. Ludwig found a historic community organizing effort, facing off against record amounts of campaign contributions from increasingly faceless corporate donors.
- Noam Chomsky explains the 14th Amendment, which was focused on personhood for slaves (not for corporations.) He traces the historical roots of corporate money-as-speech andthe Citizens United Supreme Court decision.