Chris Hedges and Lawrence Lessig discuss the Occupy movement, Citizens United, and our best options for real reform.
Beginning at 8:00 a.m. eastern standard time and continuing until 1 p.m., Democracy Now! will cover the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. Watch it here at YES!
Bill McKibben: Let’s be naïve enough to demand a country more like the one we were promised in high school civics class.
From courthouses to statehouses, the pro-corporate ruling is under pressure.
What’s the issue that unites the occupiers and the city they’re occupying? Getting corporate money out of politics.
The YES! Magazine editors are planning a new issue focused on practical ways to counter the power of corporations and Wall Street. Can you help?
A new law that puts voters in charge of breaking through political spin could be a first step in making policy decisions that work.
For more than a decade, a groundbreaking Clean Elections law has helped protect Maine politics from the influence of big money. But what’s happening now that big spenders have free rein to influence elections—and what does it mean for the rest of the country?
For nearly 100 years, Montana law prohibited corporate money in politics. Then came the Citizens United decision.
The satirist wants to form “a megaphone made of cash”—his own super PAC.
Annie Leonard’s new film asks: Why have corporations gotten so powerful? And what can we do about it?
The Story of Citizens United v FEC: How we the people can reclaim our democracy.
Experts call for Constitutional amendment to take back democracy from corporations.
The 2010 midterm elections—the first since Citizens United opened the floodgates to corporate campaign cash—were the most expensive in history. So what happens next?
Small businesses and local chambers are distancing themselves from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s politics.