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Interview of DaMareo Cooper, Director of the Ohio Organizing Collaborative and board member of the Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee. [For more information about DaMareo's work, contact damareo@ohioorganizing.org]

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.

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

Interview of Lois Romanoff, 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.

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.

We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on a new report describing how the majority of war casualties are civilians; who benefits from the Federal Reserve money printing; decreasing housing affordability; polling describing the belief that the economic crisis is not over; the exploding corporate CEO-employee pay gap; and a description and analysis of the Senate proposal to amend the US Constitution to say “money is not speech.”

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.

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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AFSC Committee person Carla Rautenberg was one of the leaders of the successful Cleveland Heights Move to Amend citizens initiative campaign. She 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.

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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