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NEO AFSC August 1, 2014 Podcast

We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on Move to Amend victories in S.Euclid and Chagrin Falls; the NPR story on corporate personhood; the pay-to-play unbid contract between Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and David Brennan; the latest Oxfam report on economic inequality; and numerous troubling economic realities impacting the low income and working class (ever more the same people) requiring attention and action.

NEO AFSC July 25, 2014 Podcast

We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on the Lakewood Move to Amend City Council resolution and how austerity measures in Detroit following their bankruptcy may be a template of what’s to come in Cleveland. In light of the many current global and local crises demanding immediate attention, we also reflect on the importance of working for fundamental structural change.

NEO AFSC June 27, 2014 Podcast

We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on increasing global calls to raise worker wages, the historic decline in the US economy, Congressional efforts to reward the nation's big banks by further weakening regulations, "zombie banks," and how the corporate right "not to speak" may yet again trump health and democracy in Vermont…and elsewhere.

NEO AFSC June 20, 2014 Podcast

We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on national AFSC's just issued points on the Iraqi crisis, a proposed global "anti-dollar" alliance and its implications for US residents, the exploding US and global debt, the massive infusion of money out of thin air being invested by the Fed and other central banks into the stock market, the IMF calling for raising the US minimum wage, how the "freeze" of Ohio's energy and efficiency standards proves politicians are more responsive to donors and the public, and the status and worth of federal legisla

NEO AFSC June 13, 2014 Podcast

We summarize last week’s activities and announce upcoming events for next week.  We also feature a special interview with Lois Romanoff, an AFSC Committee Member,  Move to Amend Cleveland affiliate leader, education reformer.

Lois discusses the state of education: public vs private, charter schools (both non- and for-profit), corporate education "reform" proposals, student test scores, corporatization of testing, the Cleveland "Portfolio Strategy," ALEC, parental and teacher resistance, and Move to Amend.

NEO AFSC May 30, 2014 Podcast

We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on the sinking US economy, the world’s richest people meeting on economic inequality, how corporations have more rights than people, an IMF economist on banks creating money out of nothing, corporate media concentration, the perils of perpetual economic growth, and the legislative “freeze” of renewable energy by the Ohio legislature.

NEO AFSC May 23, 2014 Podcast

We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and interview Carla Rautenberg, AFSC committee person and one of the leaders of the successful Cleveland Heights Move to Amend citizens initiative campaign who shares why she got involved, how the campaign went, what lessons were learned and are transferable, and how the MTA amendment is superior to other current related proposed constitutional amendments.

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NEO AFSC May 16, 2014 Podcast

We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on a recent proposal to Amend the Constitution to end money as speech, proposed legislation to link extending unemployment benefits to massive corporate tax cuts, student loans and housing debt, the “de-dollarization” of other nation’s economies, an article on what antiwar activists should do now following Iraq and Afghanistan and a video by Thom Hartman on “Lincoln Didn’t Fight the Civil War to Free the Corporations”

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NEO AFSC May 9, 2014 Podcast

We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on proposed legislation to link extending unemployment benefits to massive corporate tax cuts, recent TPP protests, a new poll showing widespread belief the Supreme Court is political, the Northeast Ohio Sin Tax and Community Bill of Rights votes, the first quarter Gross Domestic Product and the economy, bitcoins as political donations, and Mother’s Day.

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NEO AFSC May 2, 2014 Podcast

We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on legislation to raise the minimum wage, the massive Pentagon slush fund, ending “fractional reserve” banking, Ralph Nader on the Cuyahoga County Sin Tax (Issue 7), and polling numbers documenting citizens who are “sick and tired of politics as usual”…and what can be done about it.
 
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