Statement by Craig Glisson of Occupy Charlotte, at Occupy Duke Rally-Protest

Statement by Hector Vaca of Action NC at Occupy Duke Protest

Statement by Safe Carolinas at Occupy Duke

Monica Embrey (Greenpeace) at Occupy Duke

Bank of America’s Countrywide Wins Walnut Place Dismissal

Bank of America Corp. won dismissal of a lawsuit by investors in mortgage-backed bonds that said the bank should buy back defective loans underlying more than $1 billion in securities. New York State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Kapnick dismissed the complaint filed last year by Walnut Place LLC and related entities, saying the lawsuit was […]

Visit with The Pushback Network and learn about Protesting Bank of America

Brigid Flaherty and The Pushback Network are organizing a major peaceful protest against Bank of America.  The protest will be at the BofA Shareholders Meeting, and is a great way to impress on their shareholders that Moynihan et. al. still have a lot to do to make up for the damage that ALEC member Bank […]

Anti-ALEC Proposal Voted Down In MN Senate

No surprise that a legislature with a Republican majority would oppose any kind of legislation calling for transparency and reporting on contributions, model bills and “scholarships” coming from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).  Their power and influence is dependent upon secrecy and a public unaware of their manipulations. From “The Uptake”.  Read the entire […]

Progressive Groups Ask ALEC Funders to Drop Out in Wake of Martin Death and ‘Shoot First’ Laws

Progressive organizations are finally coming together in small groups and unifying against ALEC and ALEC’s pro-corporate Private Enterprise Board member companies.  VLTP has been calling for a unification of progressives to begin an earnest ALEC pushback and eventual banishment from our state and national landscape. This appears to be the first publicly seen response to that […]

Fault Lines – History of an occupation

Yesterday, Al Jazeera premiered the first part of a two-part documentary they’ve been working on, focusing on the Occupy movement. The film was made for Fault Lines, the award-winning public affairs documentary program. You can watch part one of the film here: Part two premieres next Tuesday. The first film is called History of […]

ALEC Has Pushed The NRA’s “Stand Your Ground” Law Across The Nation

“…Florida’s statute on the use of force in self-defense is virtually identical to Section 1 of ALEC’s Castle Doctrine Act model legislation as posted on the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD). According to CMD, the model bill was adopted by ALEC’s Civil Justice Task in August 2005 — just a few short months after it passed the Florida legislature — […]