Reactions to Citizens United Decision

Below are some of the best and relevant articles, videos, radio interviews (and, of course, to maintain sanity) satire I’ve come across on the Supreme Court ruling, Citizens United vs FEC expanding political free speech powers of corporations. In the next few days, I’ll forward a list of statements from organizations on the decision.

ACTION: Read, watch and listen to what interests you, share the list with others, and gather several human persons (corporate persons are not permitted!) together to discuss the issue. Go to http://www.movetoamend.org/take-action for action ideas. If ambitious, plan a public program to let others know. For help planning an action, contact me at 330-928-2301 or gcoleridge@afsc.org.

Also sign up on the Move to Amend Facebook page.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Move-To-Amend/423436625530?ref=ts <http://www.facebook.com/pages/Move-To-Amend/423436625530?ref=ts

OVER 60,000 HAVE ALREADY SIGNED THE PETITION AT WWW.MOVETOAMEND.ORG CALLING FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO ABOLISH CORPORATE PERSONHOOD!!

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The new American crisis

Op Ed by Ben Manski February 8, 2010

http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20100208/OPINION07/100208038/1006

Corporations have evidence to support their personhood

(a funny letter to editor) February 8, 2010

http://www.citizen-times.com/article/201002060015/OPINION02/100205027

Amend Constitution, restore our citizenship

by Ben Manski & Lisa Graves Sunday, February 7, 2010

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/s_665893.html

Senator Statements on Citizens United decision (including Sherrod Brown)

http://www.judgingtheenvironment.org/senators/?issue=&nominee=27575953&senator=&senator_party=&senators_state

Today’s Judiciary Committee Hearing On Citizens United

by Bill Egnor Wednesday February 3, 2010

http://seminal.firedoglake.com/diary/27959

Pelosi Taps Task Force To Counter Supreme Court’s Citizens United Ruling

February 3, 2010

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/03/pelosi-taps-task-force-to_n_448536.html

John Kerry: Amend The Constitution In Response To Citizens United Decision

February 2, 2010

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/02/john-kerry-amend-the-cons_n_445842.html

Majority of Respondents Support Legislation That Would Regulate How Corporations Spend Money on Political Advertising

Feb 1, 2010

http://www.visioncritical.com/2010/02/americans-reject-supreme-court-ruling-on-election-spending-by-corporations/

Citizens United Fallout Already Being Felt

An Ongoing Case Points Up Just How Dramatically The Court’s Ruling Has Changed Judicial Thinking

by Eliza Newlin Carney February 1, 2010

http://www.nationaljournal.com/njonline/rg_20100201_1698.php

Thank You Supreme Court

by Greg Coleridge January 29, 2010

http://createrealdemocracy.blogspot.com/2010/01/thank-you-supreme-court.html

Editorial Notebook: Hanging a ‘For Sale’ Sign Over the Judiciary

by DOROTHY SAMUELS

Published: January 29, 2010

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/30/opinion/30sat4.html?emc=eta1

The Supreme Coup

by Jim Hightower 27 January 2010

http://www.truthout.org/jim-hightower-the-supreme-coup56438

Commentary: Citizens United vs. FEC is an egregious exercise of judicial activism

by Thomas Mann January 26, 2010

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/homepage/story/82982.html

Editorial: How Will the Citizens United Decision Affect Sustainable Business?

by Steve Puma January 26, 2010

http://www.triplepundit.com/2010/01/editorial-how-will-the-citizens-united-decision-affect-sustainable-business/

Move to Amend radio interview of Ben Manski

Wisconsin Radio Network, January 25, 2010

http://www.wrn.com/2010/01/move-to-amend/

Democracy in America Is a Useful Fiction

by Chris Hedges January 25, 2010

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24491.htm

Supreme Corp (Video)

John Oliver celebrates the Supreme Court decision to finally award corporations their long-denied rights.

Monday, January 25, 2010

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-january-25-2010/supreme-corp

The Supreme Court’s Ruling: What Would Milton Friedman Say?

by Justin Fox January 25, 2010 |

http://blogs.hbr.org/fox/2010/01/the-supreme-courts-ruling-what.html

Supreme Court ruling calls for a populist revolt

by E.J. Dionne Jr.

Monday, January 25, 2010

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/24/AR2010012402298.html?nav=rss_opinion/columns

Money Grubbers: The Supreme Court kills campaign finance reform.

By Richard L. Hasen January 21, 2010

http://www.slate.com/id/2242209/pagenum/all/#p2 <http://www.slate.com/id/2242209/pagenum/all/#p2

Are politicians failing our lobbyists?

The Onion (humor)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6LB30iPqIM

Murray Hill Incorporated is Running for Congress

Corporations are people too! (satire…or is it!?)

http://www.murrayhillincforcongress.com

Challenges to Citizens United begin

Proposed changes in Constitution

by Lyle Denniston Sunday, January 24, 2010

http://www.scotusblog.com/2010/01/challenges-to-citizens-united-begin/

Court’s campaign finance decision a case of shoddy scholarship

by Ruth Marcus

Saturday, January 23, 2010

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wpdyn/content/article/2010/01/22/AR2010012203897.html

Keith Olbermann on “Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission”

January 22, 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKZKETizybw

Activists push to abolish ‘corporate personhood’ in wake of Supreme Court decision

January 22, 2010 (radio interview of David Cobb, Ben Manski and George Friday of Move to Amend)

http://www.fsrn.org/audio/activists-push-abolish-%E2%80%98corporate-personhood%E2%80%99-wake-supreme-court-decision/6100

Editorial: The Court’s Blow to Democracy

Published: January 21, 2010

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/22/opinion/22fri1.html?hp

The Pinocchio Project: Watching as the Supreme Court turns a corporation into a real live boy

By Dahlia Lithwick January 21, 2010

http://www.slate.com/id/2242208/

The Anatole France First Amendment of Citizens United

by Brenda Wright, Director of Democracy Program, Demos January 21 2010

http://www.acslaw.org/node/15160

Whose Rights?

A new Supreme Court decision promotes corporate rights at the expense of the rights of citizens. What happens when the legal structure itself stands in the way of democracy?

by Thomas Linzey, Mari Margil January 21, 2010

http://cms.yesmagazine.org/people-power/whose-rights

The Word – Let Freedom Ka-Ching (video)

Colbert Nation September 15, 2009

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/249055/september-15-2009/the-word—let-freedom-ka-ching

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