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(2015/12/18) Legal corruption and how to fix it (Money in Politics) (Repost)

July 29, 201653 min
Edition #977 Today we look at the fundamental barrier to democracy in the US and the veritable swarm of movements springing up to tear it down   Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill 00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: Brazil Bans Corporate Money In Politics. - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 09-19-15 Ch. 3: Song 1: Power to the People - John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band 00:08:16 Ch. 4: Act 2: How to Keep Campaign Donations Secret - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 06-06-15 Ch. 5: Song 2: Things a Get from Bad to Worse - The Ethiopians 00:17:03 Ch. 6: Act 3: Corruption is Legal in America - Represent.Us (@RepresentDotUs) - Air Date: 4-30-15 Ch. 7: Song 3: N/A 00:22:47 Ch. 8: Act 4: Represent.Us 2015 Strategy - Represent.Us (@RepresentDotUs) - Air Date: 1-15-15 Ch. 9: Song 4: N/A 00:27:09 Ch. 10: Act 5: CBS Chief Loves Trump, Super-PACs, And Corruption - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 12-13-15 Ch. 11: Song 5: Laughing At You - Head Automatica 00:32:48 Ch. 12: Act 6: Yahoo misses the point about the problems of money in politics - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 9-25-15 Ch. 13: Song 6: Moneytalks - Vitamin String Quartet 00:36:27 Ch. 14: Act 7: Media Ignores...Americans Want Citizens United Overturned! - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 10-08-15 Ch. 15: Song 7: Moneytalks - Vitamin String Quartet 00:41:45 Ch. 16: Act 8: Stamp Money Out Of Politics w/ @BenAndJerrys @StampStampede - Best of the Left Activism Ch. 17: Song 8: Time for Action - Secret Affair 00:48:15 Ch. 18: Act 9: Help California FREE Act Fight Money In Politics Now! Sign The Petition - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 12-04-15 Voicemails 00:54:45 Ch. 19: Framing the abortion debate in terms of bodily integrity - Rachel from Mississippi 00:56:51 Ch. 20: Thoughts on "unskilled" workers - Chris from Fairfax 00:59:34 Ch. 21: Agreeing with the Fight for $15 messaging - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX 01:01:01 Ch. 22: Minimum wages across borders doesn't matter much - David in Cincinnati Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics 01:01:54 Ch. 23: Final comments on the cost of books in Canada and a detailed explainer for election reform groups Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone Activism: Stamp Money Out Of Politics w/@BenAndJerrys @StampStampede Take Action: Get your stamps/get involved with: Stamp Stampede Share your marked money with: StampStampede’s social media feeds Follow the #GetMoneyOutthread Sources/further reading: "Here's How Ben & Jerry's Co-Founder Wants To Stamp Money Out Of Politics” via Huffington Post "Stamp stampede on your dollar -- for democracy” by Ben & Jerry "Stamp Money Out of Politics – STAMP STAMPEDE” via Democracy Matters Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!

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