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Global Peeks sits down with Bruce Dixon, Managing Editor of Black Agenda Report about the professional art of the sell out & influence peddling by Black political staffers turned lobbyists who sell themselves to the wicked bloodsuckers of the poor.
Ever wondered what the staffers of Congressional Black Caucus members do after their stints on Capitol Hill?
When black politics emanated from the streets, not the suites, it was a force against imperial war, for full employment, better housing and public education. But now, black politics is a hollowed out brand, an empty signifier deployed by black lobbyists and congress creatures to cover whatever their corporate donors want, while the black political class ceaselessly celebrates the civil rights era to renew its own legitimacy.
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Reference Article By Bruce Dixon on the subject
On a basketball court at any time are five players for each team. Over the last two weeks we've discussed the role of Power Forwards ( Boards and Commissions) and Point Guards (Government Executives). This week we will go Inside the League with Lobbyists: Shooting Guards in the game of politics. What's the role of lobbyists? What are the different types of lobbyist? Why are they so influential? who are the top lobbyists and lobbying organizations in California?
Organizing voter registration drives, holding mass meetings, raising funds, contacting the media, passing out literature, even sending out mass e-mails in order to organize people for mass political action, requires the time and resources to work without the pressure of wondering how ones bills will be paid. These are activities necessary to change conditions for a community, and yet, the activists who make things happen are often stuggling to survive themselves, which makes it unlikely that efforts will be successful to change conditions for those who most need a change. Why do we expect activists to volunteer their time and work for free, when those who are in control of government resources get paid a handsome salary to live comfortably while they maintain the status quo? Should there be a fund that community members pay into which would support acticvist who lobby and organize for better conditions for the people? Or are such organizations already in existence, but merely need more financial contributions form those they consistently help? How do we change the thinking of those who are in need of better public service so that they understand "freedom ain't free"? Which organizations do people trust enough to invest enough money into that can hire those who are dedicated to working for better conditions for all? The Urban League? The NAACP? The National Action Network? The Rainbow PUSH Coalition? Your local block club? Your own religious organization? Or something else? Would you help pay the salary for full time political activists who work for your interests?
Cori talks with filmmaker, Holly Mosher about her latest film Pay to Play: Democracy's High Stakes and how true democracy is subverted when money gets involved. This powerful documentary explores the relationship between power, money, politics, lobbyists and who wins in the great battle over who can be heard!
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After watching the statements of the Republican members of the Science and Technology committee of the US House of Representatives, your favorite liberal pundit at SevsDeadSerious.com is now absolute;ly sure that the Republican members of this committe have reached a level of stupidity as it pertains to science that would be unimaginable in the 20th century let alone the 21st century. At this point to deny the authenticity of climate change is beyond the imagination; its one thing to be India or China are experiencing their own Industrial Revolutions and are beholden to fossill fuels to continue their rapid expansion but for the US to argue it is insane. We have the knowledge, manpower and ability to set the stage for climate progress in the world and we can (and should) be the leaders of the "Green Revolution". The revolution would spur jobs to rebuild the infrastructure, promote math and science through educational initiatives spotlighting jobs in the new economy and building a future for our children and their children and their children and ultimately save the planet. Or we can cater to political interests, lobbyists and the sleaze of 'Citizens United'...which do you want in your wallet?
BETRAYAL IS A TERRIBLE THING. WHETHER IT IS A PARTNER CHEATING ON YOU IN LOVE OR BUSINESS. WHETHER IT IS AN ATTORNEY GENERAL WHO TELLS A LAW ABIDING GUN DEALER TO SELL GUNS TO NARCO TERRORISTS.
WHETHER IT IS A VICE PRESIDENT FORCED TO RESIGN FOR TAKING BRIBES.
WE ALL HAVE EXAMPLES OF BETRATAL. IN DANTES INFERNO THE LOWEST LEVEL IN HELL IS RESERVED FOR THOSE WHO BETRAY A TRUST. LET US PRAY THAT BTHE COMMUNISTS DID NOT STACK THE BENGHAZI HEARINGS WITH LOBBYISTS.
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Talking about the latest news that has caught our eye. With the great and by great I mean awful lobbyists we have out there, politicians that fumble over their lives and laws they are trying to enact. Along with any other news story we find interesting we can debate about or just flat out rip to shreads. Hilarious, insightful and quite possibly offensive.
Shared Sacrifice with Annette Daley.
Annette and Elaine discuss what it means to take faith into action as a citizen lobbyist.
Join Annette as she explores the fascinating nexus of faith and politics from a unique perspective.
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We argue about political issues, The Illuminati , Debate religion but while we debating all these issues behind the scenes the Pharmaceutical companies and their lobbyists are fighting to prevent a Natural way of living for us as humans on this planet. Monday's are important because we discuss all form of Dis-ease and suggest a Natural way of living for all.....Join me today and call in ask your health questions.....
Every Monday its Your Health and You with Greensoul Azalea.Founder of greensoul movement she has been a holistic practioner for 20 years . greensoul.webs.com /Today's discussion will include Fibroids/ Diabetes and Cancer treatments with a raw food diet. Plus what are natural options for and Cialis. Join us from 6pm to 8pm eastern time on "Its Realtalk Live" on Blogtalk Radio. Join us for the best variety talk show on Radio. Call in at 347-826-9457 to listen and press #1 if you want to speak to the Host. Plus business opportunities and every day life topics in general...You can Join us at blogtalkradio.com/itsrealtalklive or Call (347) 826-9457 So come join us today at 6pm