How to Reverse the Corporate Coup d’Etat

Chris Hedges and Lawrence Lessig discuss the Occupy movement, Citizens United, and our best options for real reform.
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"We've undergone a corporate coup d'etat in slow motion. And it's over. We've lost, and they've won."
           -Chris Hedges

On January 20, 2012, the two year anniversary of the Supreme Court's controversial ruling in Citizens United, occupiers gathered together to protest the influence that corporations have in politics.

In this video, journalist Chris Hedges and professor Lawrence Lessig, longtime critics of the corrupting influence of big money in our political system, discuss the goals of the protests—and the options that we, the people, have for real reform.


  • From courthouses to statehouses, the pro-corporate ruling is under pressure.
  • 7 signs the corporatocracy is losing its legitimacy ... and 7 populist tools to help shut it down.