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28 september 2012

ALEC: stiekeme macht commercie & ultrarechts in de VS; nieuw rapport van 'muckraker' Bill Moyers

United States of ALEC
Bill Moyers, 25 september 2012

This week, Moyers & Company reports on the most influential corporate-funded political force most of America has never heard of - ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. A national consortium of state politicians and powerful corporations, ALEC presents itself as a 'nonpartisan public-private partnership'. But behind that mantra lies a vast network of corporate lobbying and political action aimed to increase corporate profits at public expense without public knowledge.

Zie ook:

Bill Moyers Exposes the Stranglehold the Corporate & Right-Wing Alliance Has on Our Democracy
Alternet, 27 september 2012

A special report from the legendary veteran journalist on the American Legislative Exchange Council. 

Later toegevoegd: 

The American Legislative Exchange Council Is Hard at Work Privatizing America, One Statehouse at a Time
Door Bill Moyers, Alternet, 22 juni 2013

In state legislatures around the country, boilerplate ALEC legislation that dilutes collective bargaining rights, blocks Americans from voting, and limits corporate liability is passing without the public knowing who’s behind it.

Pete Peterson’s “Fix the Debt” Astroturf Supergroup Detailed
PR Watch, 21 februari 2013

One of the most hypocritical corporate PR campaigns in decades is advancing inside the beltway, attempting to convince the White House, Congress, and the American people that another cataclysmic economic crisis is around the corner that will destroy our economy unless urgent action is taken. Soon this astroturf supergroup may be coming to a state near you.

Amerikaanse bedrijven kopen lokale macht
Trouw, 6 november 2012

Moyers: How Corporations and Right-Wing Groups Take Aim at Judges Whose Rulings They Dislike
Door Bill Moyers en Michael Winship, 15 oktober 2012

There’s a movement afoot to punish judges for decisions that offend political partisans. 

How the Wealthy Have Turned State Elections All Over America Into Their Own Personal Playgrounds
Door Steven Rosenfeld, Alternet, 24 oktober 2012

2012's unregulated and unrestrained campaign spending isn't confined to the presidential race.

En m'n blognotities:
Trans-Pacific Partnership is machtsgreep bedrijven
Boek: multinationals nemen de macht over
Bedrijven in de VS krijgen financieel ongelimiteerde greep op de democratie
Het grote geld en de media achter de Tea Party; anatomie van een ultrarechtse machtsgreep

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