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Presenter: John Fuller
Monday, December 8, 7:00 pm

We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on 1 US and 2 Ohio bills passed in lame duck legislatures benefiting corporations; Akron hiring an outside attorney to examine campaign finance laws; Thanksgiving weekend sales declines linked to wage and income declines; how the reduction of the price of gas helps our wallets but may destroy Ohio's shale industry and blow up banks and the economy; mass grassroots resistance to the European-US led trade agreement, and the 15th anniversary of the "Battle in Seattle" over the World Trade Organization meet

 

Arnie Alpert is the co-director of AFSC's New Hampshire program. Current program priorities include economic justice, the rights and well-being of immigrants and refugees, and the excessive political influence of corporations that profit from war and militarism. In this recent interview, Arnie talks about the growth of private prisons on Just Cause Radio.

We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on a report showing that 3 out 10 of the largest economies in the world are already in recession (and counting); the Akron City Council proposal to raise political contribution limits; the historic UK Parliament debate on money creation and its impact on society; and an article by a corporate anthropologist comparing the perils of the corporate strategy of changing ground rules for ALL games to activist strategy of working on only ONE GAME AT A TIME. 
 

We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on the reasons for the outcomes of the midterm elections; the latest report on how the richest 1% have as much wealth as the bottom 90%; the G-20 Summit; how  US corporations are now stashing $2 trillion overseas; the fines on banks for rigging markets and how to prevent it in the future; and the upcoming historic discussion by legislators on money creation. 

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We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and interview Becky Thomas from Chagrin Falls and Dave Lima from Mentor 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. 

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.

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