The Toll – 3/7/10 – There Was a Time…

by Dave McGill

There was a time when America stood for certain ideals. There was a time when these ideals were pursued with an unyielding consistancy. There was a time when these ideals – classically described by Superman as “truth, justice and the American way” – may have even served as an example for other nations to emulate.
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the contrarian – Capitalism Wins Big With New Court Decision

by Dave McGill

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that corporations can spend unlimited funds to back election candidates. In so doing, the conservative majority of five judges equated corporations to people and the corporate financing of campaigns to free speech. In their zest for the Bill of Rights, however, they failed to mention the effect of their opinion on the increased disenfranchisement of the American voter.
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“FREE TRADE’S” Footprint a Decade after Seattle

by Jane Anne Morris

On this Tenth Anniversary of the “Battle for Seattle,” we could celebrate, we should commemorate, but we must evaluate.

Right, then. What seemed so important at the time? It is difficult to even see back to 1999 without becoming lost among other landmark events soon to bask in their own tenth anniversaries.
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Corporate ‘personhood’ must be challenged

by Jane Anne Morris

When the “Hillary Clinton film” case is decided, headlines should declare, “Supreme Court affirms corporate person-hood.” Instead, most media will call it a free speech decision. “First Amendment rights” will play the Trojan horse hauling corporate freight.
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