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All across America The People are using the 5th Anniversary of the Citizens United decision as a call to action.
Money-as-speech and corporations-as-citizens are constructs that supress rather than empower you and me.
We will talk to organizers about their rallies and marches in Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA.
And, we would like to hear from you about how you plan to mark the day.
Some links of interest
Coffee Party at Washington DC Rally at the US Chamber of Commerce http://www.coffeepartyusa.com/they_have_money_but_we_are_many
Find and event near you: http://www.getmoneyoutaction.org/5th-anniversary/
Mourning in America for Democracy Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/1573116702922919/
And,as always, follow us on the Lunch with Louden Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LunchWithLouden
Congress is broken, and it cannot fix itself. If we begin with that basic fact, it seems clear: Our Republic can only be saved by We, the People.
Tonight on The Middle Ground, we'll talk to a team of activists lead by Coffee Party founding member Ryan Clayton about why they believe a Constituional Amendment to overturn Citizens United is the best path forward. As we speak, Lawrence Lessig is drafting the language to be introduced in state legislatures across the United States, calling for an Article 5 Convention to address the issue of money in politics.
Current law, as decreed by the Supreme Court in the 2010 "Citizens United" decision, calls for unlimited spending by multi-national corporations to influence our elections, and thereby the laws we live by in the United States of America. The Court has said they would welcome disclosure laws, but Congress is too divided to enact such laws, in part due to cynical hyper-partisanship, in part due to the fact that members of Congress from both parties are reluctant to change a system that put them in power. And yet, so many in Congress say they feel like hostages to fundraising. What can we do to rescue them from this corruption? Keep pressing for disclosure laws? Wait until the next election and "throw the bums out?" Or, if the problem is the corrupt system, and not the well-meaning individuals we send to Washington, perhaps our guests are right in saying a Constitutional Amendment is the only way to free the elected, and save the Republic.
Presented by Coffee Party USA, "The Middle Ground" covers a variety of topics with a trans-partisan approach with an eye to finding the place where the two major political parties share that 'middle ground.' Co-hosted by award-winning filmmaker Eric Byler (center-left perspective) and political author Michael Charney (center-right perspective).
Guests: Dawn Wildman, co-founder of CURE, Citizens United for Responsible Education.
Alice Linahan of Voices Empower will also join us.
We will discuss the group's mission and projects.
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Since the 2008 election, the Supreme Court has issued two mammoth decrees that impact our democracy. On Jan. 21, 2010, Citizens United radically expanded the influence of money on elections, and today's 5-4 decision to undermine The Voting Rights Act of 1965 will radically curtail the influence of People on elections. Tonight on the Middle Ground, we'll talk about what happens next.
The Moral Monday protests in North Carolina provide a glimpse of what could spread throughout the nation if lawmakers continue to follow the Supreme Court's agenda: less power for People, more power for profiteers. Our special guest tonight is Irving Joyner, professor of law at the North Carolina Central University School of Law. Many are saying after today's ruling that the Civil Rights Movement must begin again. If so, it is already well under way down here. Let's talk about the The Voting Rights Act, and what its effective repeal, coupled with Citizens United, means for our democracy tonight on The Middle Ground. We love our callers: 646-929-2495.
MA State Sen. James Eldridge is beyond disappointed at the Supremes' Citizens United ruling. He's beyond mad. He's at doing things to correct it. He joins us to speak about three legislative tacks he's taking — more disclosure for political contributions, shareholder notification of political ads, and a call for Congress to send a Constitutional amendment to states for ratification declaring free speech for people and not corporations.
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Michael Charney and Eric Byler talked about the July 24, 2012 US Senate hearing on "Citizens United" just a few hours after the hearing ended. They also discussed the outsize influence that the gun lobby has on American policy. Charney, a moderate Republican took a lot of heat for this piece which uses satire to criticize the electioneering and fund-raising tactics of the National Rifle Association.
We'll look at the issue of money in politics through a trans-partisan lens. Do tactics bother us more when "they" do it than when "we" do it? Is there a role of humor and satire can in politics, even on the explosive issues such as "arms control."
Presented by Coffee Party USA, "The Middle Ground" is co-hosted by award-winning filmmaker Eric Byler and political author Michael Charney, the show airs every Tuesday 8-9 PM EST/5-6 PM PST.
Tired of the way politics are headed in America? Tired of banks running the country.
Have you had enough of the party fighting?
More and more Americans have lost control of Washington DC and their state government. Billionaires run the country because of Citizens United.
What is going on in America? How can we help take it back.
Join me in debating your favorite topics. This is your show.
I'll be debating every topic in politics from 2016 races to Race relations.
1.Law enforcement officers locked down a wide area north of Chicago as they deployed a huge force, including helicopters and a SWAT team, to hunt the killers of a sherrifs deputy. The officer was shot while on morning patrol in an industrial area.. Is it open season on cops and if so who is to blame?
2. Murder rates have gone up in cities across the country, including New York, Washington, Chicago, St. Louis, Milwaukee and New Orleans. Experts point to many reasons; one said young men see violence as the only way to resolve disputes in a culture where “it is more dangerous to get caught without their gun than to get caught with their gun.”
3.Ben Carson is suddenly challenging Donald Trump in the polls. One taken in Iowa this week shows him tied overall, and leading with women and evangelical Christians. “After more than a month of Trump winning
4. Is BlacLivesMatter a hate group?
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ARMED BLACK PANTHERS TO TEXAS COPS: ‘WE WILL START CREEPING UP ON YOU IN THE DARKNESS- Armed Black Panther members marched in front of the Waller County jail and shouted, “You’re gonna stop doing what you’re doing, or we will start creeping up on you in the darkness.”The statement was made just two weeks prior to the assassination of a Harris County deputy sheriff.Shannon Miles, a black male, allegedly came “creeping up” behind Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth in the darkness on the night of August 28. While Goforth stood at a convenience store pumping gas into his patrol vehicle, Miles allegedly raised a pistol and shot him dead
Guatemala needs profound change- Months of protests have coalesced into unified outrage against Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina after the nation’s top prosecutors disclosed evidence that he was embroiled in a graft scandal. A national strike on Aug. 27 has shuttered schools and businesses and brought tens of thousands to the street, with many on SOCIAL MEDIAproclaiming, “I have no president.” This is a fragile moment for a nation that has never reckoned with the bloody legacy of its internal conflict, from 1960 to 1996, which saw the deaths of more than 200,000 Guatemalans, mostly indigenous Mayans. Guatemala has yet to dismantle the inequality, poverty and racism that gave rise to that conflict. The U.S.-backed elites who used state-sponsored terrorism to crush the 36-year insurgency still wield power
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DR. FORD HAS A CONFLICT. WE ARE WORKING TO REBOOK THIS FOR NEXT WEEK. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. - JOYCE AND ROBIN
What can we do to lower the incidence of infant deaths? Joyce and Robin speak with Dr. Robert Ford, a retired obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) from West Memphis, Arkansas, now living in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Ford shares his insights into this problem, which is highest in the Southern states.
Unfortunately, about 24,000 infants died in the United States in 2011. The loss of a baby remains a sad reality for many families and takes a serious toll on the health and well-being of families, as well as the nation.
The death of a baby before his or her first birthday is called infant mortality. The infant mortality rate is an estimate of the number of infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. This rate is often used as an indicator to measure the health and well-being of a nation, because factors affecting the health of entire populations can also impact the mortality rate of infants. There are obvious differences in infant mortality by age, race, and ethnicity; for instance, the mortality rate for non-Hispanic black infants is more than twice that of non-Hispanic white infants.
What are the Causes?
Fortunately, most newborns grow and thrive. However, for every 1,000 babies that are born, six die during their first year.1 Most of these babies die because they are—
Born with a serious birth defect.
Born too small and too early (i.e., preterm birth; birth before 37 weeks gestation).
Victims of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Affected by maternal complications of pregnancy.
Victims of injuries (e.g., suffocation).
These top five leading causes of infant mortality together account for 58% of all infant deaths in the United States in 2011.