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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.

We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on a new book describing the 19 most politically influential US billionaires; how the decision to ramp up US bombing in the Middle East further skews “national security” and our federal budget priorities; various national economic developments; a description of 6 factors that define our current “crony capitalist” economic system; the federal court decision (based on an Ohio case) defending a corporation’s “right to lie,” and the one-sided debate between David Cobb and Citizens United-legal defender (ple

We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on Goodyear Tire & Rubber Corporation’s decision to not build its new plant in Akron; the stock market’s rise (and ultimate plunge) and its disconnection from the lives of most people; the Ohio court decision restoring early voting; how the owner and operator of Ohio’s largest (and substandard) charter school corporation – ECOT – has netted over 130 million tax dollars from his and his corporations' political investments; and a call to contact your Senators on include “ending corporate personhood” t

We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on the call to Gov. Kasich to extend statewide a work requirement waiver to receive federal food stamps; the need to hold hearings and the corporate connections related to the poisoning of Toledo’s water system; corporate “inversions,” perversions and conversions; and a Labor Day weekend labor quiz question…and answer.

We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on why economically strapped voters are and are likely to continue to vote down local tax levies; the impact of big banks buying Congress; how the record Bank of America settlement will not help homeowners; how wage growth is the worst of any so-called economic “recovery” since WWII; how Ferguson, MO is not just about race but about class; and what the impact would be if the law treated people as corporations in the same way that they’re treating corporations as people.

This week’s edition is an interview with long-time AFSC committeeperson Joe Mosyjowski. We discuss Joe’s involvement in working to stop the Iraq war(s) and most recently, protesting a proposed national missile interceptor site at the former Ravenna Arsenal in Portage County.  To read a news account of the protest of the missile site, quoting Joe, go to http://afsc.org/story/us-missile-%E2%80%9Cdefense%E2%80%9D-base-public-hearing-ravenna.

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