Saturday, January 23, 2010
Supreme Court delivers our democracy over to the corporate oligarchy
by Larry Geller
I’m amazed that conversation today has alternated between (joy) the Hawaii Senate’s passage of the civil union bill with a veto-proof margin, and (consternation) the implications of the Supreme Court ruling that will allow corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money on political campaigns.
This afternoon I caught up with some podcasts including one of last night’s news from WBAI in New York. One short segment of that was a scary interview about the Supreme Court ruling.
In a nutshell: Any lawmaker who gets in the way of a giant corporation will be creamed by a barrage of attack ads.
Unfortunately there isn’t any transcript. The interview is only four minutes, so I clipped it out for you. Here it is.
A snip of Attorney and authorJason Flores Williams interviewed on Friday’s WBAI news (1/22/2010).