Daily Archives: April 24, 2018



Published on Jul 13, 2010

In Ralph Nader’s book a few American billionaires want to return power to the people – a work of fiction


The Kochs & the Nazis: Book Reveals Billionaires’ Father Built Key Oil Refinery for the Third Reich

Democracy Now!

Published on Jan 20, 2016

http://democracynow.org – In her new book, “Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right,” New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer explores how the Koch brothers and fellow right-wing billionaires have funded a political machine aimed at shaping elections and public policy. The book contains a number of revelations and new details. Mayer begins with revealing that the Kochs’ father, industrialist Fred Koch, helped build an oil refinery in Nazi Germany—a project approved personally by Adolf Hitler. The refinery was critical to the Nazi war effort, fueling German warplanes. Mayer joins us to discuss.

The Koch Brothers’ “Dark Money” | Jane Mayer

CBC News: The NationalPublished on Feb 26, 2016

Investigative journalist Jane Mayer explains how the Koch brothers have used their billions to shift American policies to the far right.

Could Citizens United Help Foreign Billionaires Buy This Election? An FEC Commissioner Speaks Out

Democracy Now!

Published on Apr 5, 2016

http://democracynow.org – The release of the Panama Papers comes amid growing concern about undisclosed campaign contributions here in the United States, so-called dark money. Now, some members of the Federal Election Commission are calling for greater enforcement of campaign finance regulations and a narrower interpretation of the Citizens United ruling, which opened the floodgates for unlimited corporate spending on election campaigns. We speak with FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub, whose op-ed in The New York Times, “Taking On Citizens United,” argues Americans deserve assurances from American corporations that they are not using the money of foreign shareholders to influence the country’s elections. She also calls for federal and state policymakers to ensure corporations are not being used as a front to allow foreign money to seep into U.S. elections. The FEC is the government watchdog tasked with keeping federal elections fair, but it has come to a virtual standstill since its three Democratic and three Republican members are in partisan gridlock.

The Story of Citizens United v. FEC

Published on Nov 1, 2011

The Story of Citizens United v. FEC: “Why Democracy Only Works When People Are in Charge” explores the history of the American corporation and corporate political spending, the appropriate roles of citizens and for-profit corporations in a democracy and the toxic impact the Citizens United decision is already having on our political process. It ends with a call to amend the U.S. constitution to confirm that people—not corporations—make the decisions in a democracy. Free Range A Brand and Innovation Studio on a Mission. Advertising that empowers. Experiences that engage millions. Innovative design that changes lives. www.freerange.com

Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission- With Credits

Published on Apr 21, 2011

A video explaining the Supreme Court Case Citizens United v. FEC and the impact it has had on campaigns.