• Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

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    Keyan Bliss subs for Laura Bonham today.


    This week features the Executive Director of Hip Hop Congress, Shamako Noble, to talk about the upcoming "What the BLEEP Happened to Hip Hop" Tour and their collaboration with Move to Amend.


    Shamako is the co-founder of Hip Hop Congress. He is also the Director of the H2Ed program for the Hip Hop Association which uses education, media and leadership to preserve and develop Hip Hop culture. Before moving into those two positions, Shamako worked as a Community Outreach and Development Director for a youth center in Menlo Park. As an artist, Shamako has been performing since a very young age. At this time he has performed or organized over 200 events since starting his career. In 2004, he released his first solo album, “The Return of the Coming of the Aftermath.” Shamako, who was once known as the “Kevin Bacon of South Bay Hip Hop” is now moving into a similar role nationally. Within the Hip Hop realm, Shamako is involved in culture, industry, education and politics. Locally he also operates with an organization called R.E.F.U.G.E. (Real Education for Urban Growth Enterprises) which specializes in using the Urban Arts to teach life skills, leadership and culture. 

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    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

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    Tonight, we feature a replay of the public debate between David Cobb of Move to Amend's National Leadership Team and James Bopp, General Counsel for the James Madison Center for Free Speech and legal advisor to the organization Citizens United. Citizens Divided: Corporate Money, Speech, and Politics was held at Indiana University last September, featuring Cobb and Bopp as they explore the relationship between corporations and political speech following the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission ruling. You will listen to questions from a five-person panel and the audience. Tonight you are hearing the first of two parts. The second part will be aired next week at our usual time.


    We want to thank Indiana University’s Civic Leaders Center, the SPEA Law and Public Policy Program, the Maurer Law School American Constitution Society, and Move to Amend South Central Indiana for organizing and sponsoring this rousing debate between two prominent figures in the national debate over corporate personhood, campaign finance, and the proper definition of political speech! 

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    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

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    This week we talk with our national director for Move to Amend, Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, about the dozens of communities that passed local ballot initiatives in several states calling for amending the Constitution to end the doctrine of corporate personhood and money equals speech on Tuesday's election. 


    Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap is Executive Director of Democracy Unlimited and the National Director of Move to Amend. She grew up in Santa Fe, NM and came to Humboldt County in 2001 by way of Western Massachusetts where she was studying education and community at Hampshire College. She served as a member of the national Leadership Team of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom’s campaign to Challenge Corporate Power, Assert the People’s Rights and the STORY (Strategy Training and Organizing Resources for Youth) Board of the SmartMeme Project. She is also a Principal with Program on Corporations Law and Democracy and Local Democracy Fellow for the Liberty Tree Foundation. In November 2004 Kaitlin was elected to serve on the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District Board. She is the youngest member to serve in this position, as well as the the first woman to take this office. She was re-elected in 2008 and now serves as Board President.


    Kaitlin serves as the National Director for Move to Amend. She oversees the national field organizing operations for the campaign, the affiliate support program and provides internship program supervision.

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    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

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    Join us for a discussion with Massachusetts Move to Amend affiliate coordinator Michael Louis Ippolito to talk with us about the People's Climate March and the global ecological threat posed by man-made climate change.


    Michael is an organizer and activist who received his bachelors degree in Physics from Bridgewater State University. His scientific work is focused on the climate crisis and the strategic steps that need to be taken to confront this crisis. Michael has taught science and math on many academic levels to a variety of students, from gifted students to students in alternative schools. He has also taught science, math & English abroad in South Africa as a part of a capacity-building and educational development project he created. He has been a part of the Occupy Movement from the beginning of the encampments and continues to organize with them through the present day. 


    Global Climate Convergence take place every other Thursday night at 9pm EST, you can register for this call here.


    Occupy Grassroots calls. They hold their calls every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the Month at 9pm EST, you can register for this call here. 


    Move to Amend local affiliate has a conference call on the first Tuesday of every month at 6pm EST, you can register for this call here.


     


     

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    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

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    Move to Amend Reports is the weekly radio show that details current events and issues being addressed by Move To Amend.

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    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

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    Move to Amend Reports is the weekly radio show that details current events and issues being addressed by Move To Amend.

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    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

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    This week, David Cobb, one of our National Team Leaders for the Move to Amend Coalition, will talk with us about Senator Tom Udall's proposed amendment to the Constitution, providing an update on recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearings and responding to the Democratic Party's proposal.
    David Cobb is a Principal with the Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy. He is a lawyer and political activist. David has sued corporate polluters, lobbied elected officials, run for political office himself, and has been arrested for non-violent civil disobedience. He truly believes we must use ALL the tools in the toolbox to effect the systemic social change we so desperately need.

    David was born in San Leon, Texas and worked as a laborer before going to college. He graduated from the University of Houston Law School in 1993 and maintained a successful private law practice in Houston for several years before devoting himself to full time activism to achieve real democracy in the United States.

    In 2002 David ran for Attorney General of Texas, pledging to use the office to revoke the charters of corporations that repeatedly violate health, safety and environmental laws. He did not win the office, but the Green Party of Texas grew dramatically during his campaign from four local chapters to twenty-six. In 2004, he ran for President of the United States on the Green Party ticket and successfully campaigned for the Ohio recount. He is also National Projects Director for Democracy Unlimited.

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    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

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    Move to Amend Reports is the weekly radio show that details current events and issues being addressed by Move To Amend.

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    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

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    Tonight's guest is Rev. Edward Pinkney, who founded the Black Autonomy Network Community Organization (BANCO), a political and social justice coalition working in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Currently, BANCO is a recognized voice for the people in Benton Harbor in their community rights and human rights struggle. Visit BHBANCO.org.


    Move to Amend Reports is the weekly radio show that details current events and issues being addressed by Move To Amend.

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    Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies

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    Danny Schecter, an authority on Nelson Mandela and the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, is our guest on this edition of Move to Amend Reports. He is an award winning journalist and has specialized in investigative reporting and producing programming about the interface between human rights, journalism, popular music and society. Move to Amend Reports is the weekly radio show that details current events and issues being addressed by Move To Amend.

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    Move to Amend Reports is the weekly radio show that details current events and issues being addressed by Move To Amend.

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