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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Kudos to "Democracy Spring" Protesters

'Democracy Spring' protesters. (photo: AP)
'Democracy Spring' protesters. (photo: AP)

By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Facebook Page
 
udos to the “Democracy Spring” campaign, and the protesters who have been rallying against the influence of money in politics, and congressional inaction to reverse it. "More than 400 individuals have been arrested for unlawful demonstration activity, and are being processed using mass arrest procedures," the U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement. “Those taken into custody will be charged with "crowding, obstructing and incommoding."

Nothing is more important than reversing the increasing concentration of income, wealth, and political power in the hands of a few – because nothing else is possible to achieve unless we get big money out of politics. Peaceful civil disobedience is a necessary tool in this epochal fight.

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