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Protest the appearance of Supreme Court Justice Scalia at the State Bar Convention in San Diego.  He is speaking at a luncheon on Thursday, September 11, and we (National Lawyers Guild and Women Occupy San Diego) are planning a demonstration outside the Hyatt beginning at 11:30 a.m. 

Chris Hedges: The Post-Constitutional Era | Truthdig

The government, by ignoring the rights and needs of ordinary citizens, is jeopardizing its legitimacy. This is dangerous. When a citizenry no longer feels that it can find justice within the organs of power, when it feels that the organs of power are the enemies of freedom and economic advancement, it makes war on those organs. Those of us who are condemned as radicals, idealists and dreamers call for basic reforms that, if enacted, will make peaceful reform possible. But corporate capitalists, now unchecked by state power and dismissive of the popular will, do not see the fires they are igniting. The Supreme Court ruling on our challenge is one more signpost on the road to dystopia. 

It is capitalism, not government, that is the problem. The fusion of corporate and state power means that government is broken. It is little more than a protection racket for Wall Street. And it is our job to wrest government back. This will come only through the building of mass movements.

In light of the recent Supreme Court McCutcheon v. FEC decision, we need this effort now more than ever. America needs a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that declares that We the People have the authority to regulate election spending and that corporations shall not be endowed with the same rights and privileges as human beings.

Join us at the 28th Amendment National Roadshow Conference in Los Angeles on April 26. Click here to register.

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