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Just got back from Zuccotti Park.
What’s the word on The Street?
Can’t you see that your wage your salary or income is all the freedom that you have? Your freedom, your liberty doesn’t go a step further than your wage. The freedom that is given to you on paper, that is written down in law books and constitutions, does not do you a bit of good. Such freedom only means that you have the right to do a certain thing. But it doesn’t mean that you can do it.
To be able to do it, you must have the chance, the opportunity. You have a right to eat three fine meals a day, but if you haven’t the means, the opportunity to get those meals, then what good is that right to you? Alexander Berkman, The ABC of Anarchism (via antistate)
Referring to Wisconsin as a “testing ground” for the no-limits campaign spending that has been ushered in by the US Supreme Court’sCitizens Unitedruling, Sanders said, “I have a deep concern that what we saw in Wisconsin can happen in any state throughout this country and in the presidential election.”
“I think that people do not fully understand the disaster thatCitizens Unitedwas,” Sanders said of the 5–4 US Supreme Court decision in radio conversation withEd Schultz. “What that did is open the floodgates so that billionaires like the Koch brothers and others are now prepared to spend unbelievable sums of money to elect extreme right-wing candidates.”
Sanders is a leading supporter of amending the Constitution in order to assure that all Americans—not just billionaires and corporations—have a voice in American politics.
…thank god there’s at least one senator who will use the word “ruling class”