Russ Feingold, Legalized Extortion & Alexis Goldstein, Occupy the SEC

Former Senator and founder of Progressives United, Russ Feingold (@russfeingold) joins Sam to talk about Citizens United, the partisan make-up of the Supreme court and what needs to be done to combat the corporate interests flooding Washington.   Check out his book While America Sleeps: A Wake-up Call for the Post-9/11 .  Also, from Occupy the SEC, Alexis Goldstein (@alexisgoldstein) on May Day events, Occupy’s demands of the SEC and her insider’s view of Wall Street.  Click thru for links and updates.  Use this post as today’s thread.


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5 Responses to Russ Feingold, Legalized Extortion & Alexis Goldstein, Occupy the SEC

  1. Montreal student strike is 12 weeks old

  2. alexis goldstein ‏ @alexisgoldstein

    More of my thoughts on Leaving Wall Street, Wall St culture, published in the @nplusonemag Occupy! Gazette: http://nplusonemag.com/leaving-wall-street

    Toni DiPego ‏ @mykukla

    .@alexisgoldstein Watched Frontline tonight. You were featured in this segment working for the Volker rule. Well done Alexis!

    alexis goldstein ‏ @alexisgoldstein

    @mykukla Thank you! We are trying to provide a different voice than the bank lobbyists! http://occupythesec.org

  3. alexis goldstein ‏ @alexisgoldstein

    Excellent piece by Akshat Tewary of @occupythesec. Bank CEOs get their hands dirty, do actual work. (if lobbying=work) http://www.americanbanker.com/bankthink/Tarullo-meeting-Federal-Reserve-counterparty-limit-1048954-1.html

  4. Tim Pool ‏ @Timcast

    Conway Gittens of @Reuters needs to be FIRED. You want to lie? Use footage of the front of a 30,000+ march and say low turnout?

    [I agree. I saw the tweet on this yesterday and it suddenly disappeared when I went back to find it!]

  5. alexis goldstein ‏ @alexisgoldstein

    Really good footage of #mayday #m1nyc crowds from @democracynow! http://www.democracynow.org/2012/5/2/may_day_legacy_of_labor_immigrant

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