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Blog Post
9/29/2015
Posted by Jamie Court
The following is a tribute to Consumer Watchdog board member Jeremy Tarcher, who passed away recently, posted here on The Huffington Post. ---------- I recently received the sad news that my dear friend and publisher Jeremy Tarcher passed away. Few who walked the earth were ever as good a friend, mentor, or advisor as Jeremy. As his New York Times...
News Story
11/9/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Two miles from the world’s largest library stands a tent reinforced with bamboo and duct tape. A single bulb — dark until the generator comes on at night — hangs from the center. On the metal lampshade someone has scrawled: “Let there be knowledge.” The Occupy D.C. Library in McPherson Square is just down the path...
Blog Post
10/18/2011
Posted by Jamie Court
After spending some time at Occupy LA last week, and seeing the worldwide protests the occupation inspired this weekend, I have a firm sense that the cold of winter will not freeze the passion at the heart of the movement.   This is no flash mob. It's a movement about occupying space to stand against gross inequality, pitching a...
News Release
10/13/2011
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Occupy LA/Los Angeles, CA -- Consumer Watchdog, whose founder Harvey Rosenfield wrote Proposition 103, the 1988 insurance reform initiative that has saved drivers $62 billion, celebrated the 100th birthday of the California ballot initiative process at Occupy LA in downtown Los Angeles Thursday.  The nonprofit, nonpartisan group blew out...
Blog Post
10/6/2011
Posted by Jamie Court
Occupy Wall Street has now drawn the attention of the labor movement, political cognoscente and the White House.  It’s an authentic movement, born of genuine financial distress and betrayal, which is why it is resonating with Americans and is sparking protests in cities across America. But can Zuccotti Park, the occupiers’...
Blog Post
11/29/2010
Posted by Judy Dugan
The biggest political scandal of 2010 is an issue that nearly all Americans agree on, yet there's hardly a peep from the electorate. In large part that's because elected officials, particularly in Congress, want to keep it as far in the shadows as possible. Yet it's such a simple thing: Should the insurance industry, oil companies,...
News Story
11/18/2010
Posted by Mark Reback
Publishers Weekly Review: "The Progressive's Guide to Raising Hell: How to Win Grassroots Campaigns, Pass Ballot Box Laws, and Get the Change We Voted for" By Jamie Court, Chelsea Green, $14.95 trade paper (210p) ISBN 9781603582933 Americans angry about the state of their government or the fallout from the BP oil disaster might...
Video
11/8/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court goes head to head with Chelene Nightingale, California tea party candidate for governor, on the significance of the California election results.
Video
10/7/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Jamie Court talks about how anger can create change in politics through the effective use of social media and the state ballot measure process.
Video
10/5/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Jamie Interviewed On NBC LA Regarding His New Book "The Progressive's Guide To Raising Hell."