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Interview on Mentor and Chagrin Falls Move to Amend Ballot Victories
 
Becky Thomas from Chagrin Falls and Dave Lima from Mentor are interviewed on the landslide victories in their communities for ballot measure calling on Congress to pass a Constitutional Amendment ending corporate "personhood" and money equaling free speech. 

We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on increased campaign contributions (or investments) to this year’s federal and state elections; updated wage and wealth gaps; the acknowledgement by a leading global financial figure that banks creating money is a “pact with the devll;” how Parliament in the UK may soon debate how money is created; and, given today is Halloween, a few possible answers to the question “What Scares You About Corporate Rule?” 

We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on NAFTA and other corporate so-called "trade agreements" caused migration from Mexico; EBOLA vs economic fears; how the federal reserve purposely attacks savers; a new study documenting the richest 1% owning 50% of the world's wealth; how wealth inequality is a symptom of political inequality; and if money = speech, does that also mean speech = money.

PART 2

Conference Call

UPDATE ON US MILITARY ACTIONS IN IRAQ AND SYRIA

Raed Jarrar

Policy Impact Coordinator, Office of Public Policy and Advocacy, American Friends Service Committee, Washington, DC

We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on corporations trying to take away our right to complain about their products; the wealth of the 400 richest Americans; one of the world’s leading financial writers saying that we should stop banks from creating money; ways to make the US Supreme Court more accountable; and the Cleveland “model” of economic cooperatives.  

We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on the expanding student debt crisis/bubble (and how college tuition was just made FREE in Germany); a new IMF report warning that  continued low interest rates will cause more risky speculation and a fresh financial crisis; rising inequality; a new legislative proposal pegging CEO to worker pay; two enlightened articles on corporate power/rights in the mainstream corporate press; and a new article on making the US Supreme Court more accountable. 

We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment/summarize AFSC's new report describing Ohio's Democratic "Infrastructure," titled "This is what Democracy in Ohio Looks Like! Ohio's Democratic/Self-determination 'Infrastructure.'"
http://afsc.org/document/what-democracy-looks-october-2014-document

We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on the State of Ohio's suit to the U.S. Supreme Court trying to prevent early voting; the new documentary, Pay 2 Play, about Ohio's campaign finance scandals; declining economic conditions; the U.S. ponzi economy; too big too fail banks and their casino derivatives; and military actions in Iraq and Syria.

We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on the Senate vote on aconstitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United; Congressional support for bombing Syria and (yet again) Iraq; new figures on the growing rich-poor gap; several proposals for a wealth tax; increasing credit card debt; and a new state report documenting how Ohio public schools yet again outperform corporate charter schools.

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