American City County Exchange (ALEC goes local)

The American City County Exchange—since 2014 an offshoot of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)—describes itself as “America’s only non-partisan free market forum for village, town, city and county policymakers.” As of 2015, ACCE operates as a “project” of ALEC, not a separate 501(c)(3). ALEC is funded by corporations which pay membership dues to have…

A Call to End Corporate Rule is a Call for a New Party

It is time for a Working Class Uprising This past November set record low poll turnout rates and allowed right wing ideologues to take control of the U.S. House and Senate as well as many state and local governments. In this same election, populist initiatives won big against often seemly insurmountable odds. Not only did…

MTA Resolution Once Again Before NC Legislature

OccupyWNC members of MTA WNC, in tandem with their Asheville and Charlotte area counterparts, have worked for the past few months to secure 22 primary and co-sponsors who have now introduced NC House Joint Resolution 125 in the North Carolina General Assembly. As expected the bill was assigned by NC’s conservative majority to the Rules…

TPP: Corporate Privilege on Steroids

Though We the People are winning now is no time to stop and rest on our laurels.   Kevin Zeese of Popular Resistance reports that the passage of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), often referred to as North American Fair Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on steroids, is top priority for the Obama administration. So desperate for…