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Dennis Kucinich Speech at the Democratic National Convention

Kucinich: Corporations Have Erased Public Space — Agree?

Before Kucinich's speech last night during the pre-primetime portion of the convention, I caught him discussing how America has sold its public sphere to corporations. In the video bellow he says:

Corporations have infiltrated our political process so seriously that they've put labels on all of us. There's not one on me. But I can say that when I go to my own Ohio delegation and I see Dominion on everything. I know that's a natural gas company that's jacking up everybody's rates and needs the support of the state administration to do it. . . . We're in the Pepsi arena. Obama is gong to give his acceptance in Invesco stadium. What's this about? It's like we're forgetting the public space.

Yesterday he drove home his take-back-America message at the DNC. I watched him practically jump over the podium, urging Americans to ditch apathy:

Wake up, America. The insurance companies took over health care. Wake up, America. The pharmaceutical companies took over drug pricing. Wake up, America. The speculators took over Wall Street. Wake up, America. They want to take your Social Security. Wake up, America. Multinational corporations took over our trade policies, factories are closing, good-paying jobs lost. . . . Wake up, America. This is not a call for you to take a new direction from right to left. This is a call for you to go from down to up.

Do you agree that corporate interests have taken over the United States?


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