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Proposition 59 is about overturning Citizens United. This measure would direct California’s elected officials to try to reverse the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that allowed corporations and other organizations to spend without restriction on political campaigns. It's the ruling that said “corporations are people.” If you see nothing wrong with that ruling, then you'll vote no on 59. But if you think the Citizens United ruling was a bad idea, then you'll want to know more about this proposition.

  

On the December 31st, 2014 edition of Your Call, we'll have a conversation about how people power can make big companies change their ways.  Walgreens recently bowed to public pressure to remain in the US after considering moving overseas, and Oxfam successfully pushed General Mills to cut greenhouse gas emissions. What tactics work? How have the emergence of social media and the sheer size of multinationals changed what it takes to win? Join the conversation on Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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On the August 14th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we'll have a conversation about how people power can make big companies change their ways.  Walgreens recently bowed to public pressure to remain in the US after considering moving overseas, and Oxfam successfully pushed General Mills to cut greenhouse gas emissions. What tactics work? How have the emergence of social media and the sheer size of multinationals changed what it takes to win? Join the conversation on Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

 

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Philosophy Talk surveys the New Surveillance Society

Jul 24, 2014

Recent revelations confirm what many already suspected: not only is Big Brother watching you, he is also potentially reading your emails, listening to your phone calls, mapping your personal networks, and tracking your every move. While many see whistleblowers as heroes, others see them as criminals who ought to be severely punished. So, how should we treat whistleblowers who break the law for moral or political ends? How do we adjudicate between national or corporate security and individual rights?