On Thursday, March 14, 2013, the Big Apple Coffee Party and All Souls Peace & Justice Task Force, co-sponsored by The Nation Magazine, organized An evening to expose & oppose the influence of the Koch brothers. There was panel discussion with reknowned Koch experts Lee Fang, contributing writer to The Nation, Lisa Graves, Executive Director, Center for Media and Democracy; and John Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation; and moderated by Laura Flanders, founder and host of GRITtv.org. Here is the video recording from that extraordinary event.
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Organizations mobilizing around the issue of money in politics:
Click below to see Introduction,Thom Hartmann, Zephyr Teachout, and Lawrence Lessig from
“Should Corporations Decide Our Elections?”
“We the People / Free
On Sat., Jan. 22, 2011, to mark the first anniversary of the
Citizens United v. FEC Supreme Court decision, the
Big Apple Coffee Party hosted:
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Big Apple Coffee Party began its "Don't Do Koch" flyering campaign on July 1, 2011, at a Fairway Market in NYC. We schedule actions at various
locations, times, and dates; and we video or photograph the actions. Email us
to join future action at email@example.com Our flyer displays some Koch Industries' products to avoid while offering
alternatives. The back of the flyer lists reasons you should not buy from Koch
You can download this flyer and distribute wherever Koch Industries' products are sold. Imprint your own
group's information on the back.
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The Big Apple Coffee Party hosted a panel at the Left Forum on March 17, 2012, The Koch Brothers: Their Path to Power. The standing-room-only audience heard how the infamous Koch brothers are using
their wealth to dismantle our democracy from a panel of experts and with a special video message from Robert Greenwald, Brave New Foundation, Koch Brothers Exposed.
A video recording of the entire event is available to view here
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On Friday, October 15, 2010, the Big Apple Coffee Party presented a provocative symposium on Corporate Personhood.
The Big Apple Coffee Party
is committed to diversity, civil discourse, acting independently of political
parties, corporations, and of political lobbying networks.
We demand a government that responds to the needs of the majority of its
citizens as expressed by our votes and by our voices—not corporate interests as expressed by misleading advertisements and campaign
We want a society in which democracy is treated as sacrosanct and ordinary
participate out of a sense of civic duty, civic pride, and a desire to
contribute to society.
The Big Apple Coffee Party
consists of grassroots activists who live in New York City who meet regularly to
advance our common goals.
On Wednesday, October 30, 2013, the Big Apple Coffee Party and
All Souls Peace & Justice Task Force presented a forum exploring
economic approaches that respect community and serve the 99%. Expert
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panelists Richard D. Wolff, Professor of Economics; Marc Armstrong,
Public Banking Institute; Omar Freilla, Green Worker Cooperatives; and Alexis Goldstein, Organizer, the Other 98%; explored efforts on the ground to create democratic economic structures, and
how we can participate in this new economy. Moderated by J.A. Myerson, Independent journalist and author. Here are videos of the forum and the Q&A afterward.