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Corruption in the US government is increasingly being recognized as the central issue among all the battles activists are waging against the corporatocracy. It is time to have a conversation about a strategy to go on the offensive instead of playing an endless game of defense against all the consequences of unchecked corporate power over the US government.
Aldous Tyler has been at the center of this fight in Madison, Wisconsin as host of TMI Radio. He ran in the Democratic primary for president in 2012 with a promise to support a constitutional amendment that would declare that money is not speech and corporations are not people with constitutional rights.
We talk about the Pledge to Amend campaign, how it differs from the co-opted Move to Amend version and why we fully expect that it will be the nucleus for a true populist movement for democracy in America and the world once Americans grasp its significance.
This show was rebroadcast on March 29 at 9 AM PST/ 12 PM EST on the Star Com Radio network.
Take Back America for the People is an educational nonprofit whose mission is to educate the American public on true costs of corporate control of the US government.
Know the truth and the truth will set us free.
JANUARY 21, 2016
Today marks six years since the Supreme Court opened the floodgates of corporate money into democratic process and the launch of our movement to amend the Constitution to address the root causes of corporate rule. Join us for a LIVE podcast where we reflect on our accomplishments in 2015 and discuss what's in store for 2016 with Move to Amend national board members David Cobb, George Friday, and Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap. Listeners are invited to call in to ask questions on the strategic plan or anything else Move to Amend!
Beginning at 11:15am PST / 2:15pm EST, dial 646-652-2345 and press 1 after the prompt to ask a question.
DECEMBER 31, 2015
As you enjoy holiday celebrations with friends and family, we’re sharing a unique music compilation featuring artists, activists, and cultural organizers supporting the movement for real democracy. Special thanks to Soul Circuitry for their support and pro! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from Move to Amend!
Donae James Johican ft. Shamako Noble & Anya
Know the Way
Call to Arms
Economic Bill of Rights
Put 'Em in Jail
Corporate Gods (The Hobby Lobby Blues)
Congress for Sale
Move to Amend
Shamako Noble & Will See Copeland
From the Bay to the D
FTP Militant Minded
Breathing Life into an Occupation (Automatically Shining)
It Takes Love
DECEMBER 10, 2015
Fresh sweet berries are nature’s candy, or so we like to think. But there’s nothing natural about the inhumane treatment experienced by the farmworkers responsible for bringing those berries to your table.
Join us for a conversation with farmworker and union activist Alfredo “Lelo” Juárez, and community organizer with Community to Community Development and Move to Amend board member Edgar Franks on the fight to expand democracy and procure human rights for migrant farmworkers, as we bring into focus the first farmworkers' union, Familias Unidas por la Justicia, and the ongoing boycott of berry products from corporate agribusiness, Sakuma Brothers Farms and Driscoll's.
Learn more about the boycott, visit boycottsakumaberries.com.
JANUARY 28, 2016
The politics of hate is strong in the 2016 election cycle, and its rhetoric has few bigger targets than the people of the Muslim community. US history reveals a longstanding pattern by the ruling class using systems of oppression to divide and conquer the masses, with the poor and middle class of all colors being its biggest targets. Islam is no exception to this oppression, as the religion practiced by over 2 billion people is a frequent target for right-wing corporate networks seeking to make money off spreading fear and misinformation which fuels anti-Islamic extremism in the United States and a highly-profitable “War on Terror” in the Middle East.
As communities of color mobilize movements for black lives and immigrant rights, the Muslim community is also rising to challenge the systems of racism and other oppressions still being enforced. We confront the problem of Islamophobia in American politics and clear up the common misconceptions about Islam in a conversation with Maheen Ahmed from the Sacramento Valley chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
This week features WAmend campaign director Gabe Meyer and secretary Cindy Black to talk about Washington State Initiative-735, a statewide ballot initiative calling for a constitutional amendment ending corporate personhood and money as speech.
For more information, visit www.wamend.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 24, 2015
Black Lives Matter has been in the headlines since July for disrupting Democratic presidential campaign rallies through elevated bird-dogging techniques. It wasn’t the tactic that was so newsworthy, but rather the white liberal backlash to the chutzpah of the black women who took center stage.
In this edition of Move to Amend Reports, we hear from Black Lives Matter organizer and activist Tia Oso, the determined black woman who took the mic--and the corporate-owned news media--by storm at Netroots Nation in July, about how direct action has helped to make racial justice a central issue for the 2016 elections.
In this episode of Move to Amend, we welcome guests Galen Tyler, Deeq Abdi, and Assad Al-Khdir who represent the Poor People's Economic and Human Rights Campaign and also serve on the planning committee for the US Social Forum. Our guests will talk about what we can expect in Philadelphia during the US Social Forum in June.
Watch the latest video about the US Social Forum here.
To learn more about the US Social Forum, visit www.ussocialforum.net.
To register for the US Social Forum in Philadelphia, visit ussfphilly.org.
OCTOBER 8, 2015
Social change agents here and abroad are waging a tough fight to stop the massive trade deals from becoming reality: the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), Trans-Atlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP), and Trade In Services Agreement (TISA). Activists around the world, including Move to Amend have been making a lot of noise about the egregious nature of the TPP for a long time -- its secret negotiations, the 600 corporations included in that secrecy, and its implications for the people’s sovereignty in the nations involved in this deal.
If the idea of a global corporate Constitution bothers you, then tune in for a discussion with Nancy Price from the Alliance for Democracy, as we talk about the "free trade" deals of the TPP, TTIP, and TISA--which would govern more than 70% of global trade--and how you can choose to live in a trade-free zone!
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
Organized laborers have played a pivotal role in shaping workplace conditions and protecting the rights of millions of working people the world over. It is also a key constituency who we want to understand and support the We the People Amendment. Move to Amend is reaching out to labor unions and Central Labor Councils this autumn to build connections and get endorsements from organized labor and we need you to join the campaign!
This week, we talk with Move to Amend’s Labor Caucus coordinator Mike Ferner and Outreach Director David Cobb about why we need organized labor and how we connect with labor councils and unions to join the movement to amend the Constitution.
If you're interested in being part of the Labor Caucus, click here.
Author, radio, and TV personality Thom Hartmann talks with us about the movement to amend the Constitution and House Joint Resolution 48 -- the We The People Amendment.
Thom Hartmann is a progressive national and internationally syndicated talk-show host whose shows are available in over a half-billion homes worldwide. He's the New York Times bestselling, 4-times Project Censored Award winning author of 24 books in print in 17 languages on five continents. Talkers Magazine named Thom Hartmann as the 8th most important talk show host in America in 2011, 2012, and 2013 (10th the two previous years), and for three of the past five years the #1 most important progressive host, in their “Heavy Hundred” ranking. He was born and grew up in Michigan, and retains strong ties to the Midwest, although he and Louise have lived in New Hampshire, Vermont, Georgia, Germany, and Oregon...and now live on a boat in Washington D.C. with their new attack-cat, Fang.
Tune in to the Thom’s radio and TV programs at www.thomhartmann.com.
OCTOBER 22, 2015
This week features Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata, who documented his experiment of a progressive democrat joining the right-wing organization, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Licata has witnessed remarkable events in Seattle during his tenure in office beginning in 1997. Find out what’s going on in Seattle, a city firmly planted in grassroots organizing, and about ALEC’s latest stunt, the American City County Exchange (ACCE).