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Stop the U.S. Chamber of Commerce


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There is one organization that stands in the way of virtually every progressive issue you care about -- the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has spent almost a billion dollars in the past decade to oppose workplace safety, environmental protection, healthcare reform, and financial regulation. Fortunately, our friends at StopTheChamber.com have been working hard to expose the Chamber and its shameful CEO Tom Donohue, and things are starting to turn around.
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is not your local chamber of commerce.  It is a rightwing front group for corporate spending on elections and legislation, and spends more than either of the big political parties.  The Chamber was the driving force behind the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United.

The Chamber has driven labor law reform off the radar screen, made serious action on climate change unlikely, and watered down healthcare reform, not to mention working for the absence of safety measures that allowed 29 miners to die this month in West Virginia.  The Chamber says it plans to spend $100 million to defeat financial regulation, and at least $50 million to defeat progressive candidates in the 2010 mid-term elections.

StopTheChamber.com has been part of a successful campaign to persuade many corporations to withdraw from the Chamber, is persuading candidates not to accept help from the Chamber, and has led the effort that has made a criminal investigation of Massey Energy CEO and Chamber Director Don Blankenship likely.


Send a petition to Congress demanding an investigation into the Chamber’s illegal and unethical activities.


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2016

 

March 24, Boone, NC.

 

March 25, Asheville, NC
Battery Park Apartments, 1 Battle Square, rooftop room, noon - 2 p.m.
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War Is A Lie: Second Edition
Published April 5, 2016
Tour begins here:

April 11, Washington, DC, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Busboys and Poets at 5th and K Streets.
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April 12, Baltimore, MD, 7:30 p.m. at Red Emma's.
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April 14, Bellingham, WA, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship.
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April 15, Seattle, WA
Town Hall Seattle
1119 Eighth Ave (8th and Seneca) 
Seattle, WA 98101
7:30pm
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April 16 Portland, OR

 

April 24, Oneonta, NY at Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta.
5:30 discussion with students.
7:00 talk and Q&A with everyone.
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May 28, San Francisco, CA
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., David Swanson interviewed by Daniel Ellsberg, at San Francisco Main Public Library, 100 Larkin Street.
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May 28, Marin County, CA
4 to 6 p.m., David Swanson in conversation with Norman Solomon, at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA
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May 29, Oakland, CA
3 to 4 p.m., David Swanson interviewed by Cindy Sheehan, at Diesel: A Bookstore, 5433 College Avenue at Kales (near Manila), Oakland, CA
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May 29, Berkeley, CA
7:30 to 9 p.m., David Swanson and Cindy Sheehan at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, sponsored by the Social Justice Committee and Cynthia Papermaster, 1606 Bonita Ave. (at Cedar), Berkeley, CA
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May 30, Fresno, CA
2 to 4 p.m., David Swanson and Cindy Sheehan at a Peace Fresno event

 


June 11 St. Paul, MN, 6 p.m. at Macalester Plymouth Church Social Hall 1658 Lincoln, St. Paul, MN.
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June 12 Minneapolis, MN, 9 and 11 a.m. at St. Joan's 4533 3rd Ave So, Minneapolis, MN, plus peace pole dedication at 2 p.m.
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