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Corporations on Trial: Dumping Ground
In a special five-part series People & Power charts the rapidly growing number of lawsuits being brought against multi-national corporations. War crimes, conspiracy, corruption and payments to terrorists are just some of the serious charges that have forced some of the...
Corporations on Trial: A Case of Global Proportions
Steve Susman alleges it is "one of the largest conspiracies in the world," and as a result the lawyer has filed a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil and 23 other energy companies. The organizations are alleged to have funded "false science" and orchestrated a massive publication...
Corporations Are Not Only Not People - They Are Complete Fictions
Corporations are complete fictions. We just need to let people know... This is a clip from "UnVeiled & Lifted," which was released online for free by the film-makers in 2013. Watch the full film here.
Corporations Will Eat You for Breakfast
How to find job security and avoid corporate slavery. Today the agency I work for announced to project team leads they’re ending a relationship with a major client whom they’ve worked with for the last 17 months. In addition to my management duties on this project, I am...
Trans-Pacific Partnership vs The New World Order
Information has been leaked about the Trans Pacific Partnership, which is being negotiated in secret by US Trade Representative Ron Kirk. Six hundred corporate  “advisors” are in on the know, but not Congress or the media.  Ron Wyden, chairman of the Senate trade subcommittee...
The Benefit Corporation: Can Business Be About More Than Profit?
New laws took effect in Vermont and Virginia [July 11, 2011], giving ethical business a boost. If Vermont's law had been around 11 years ago, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield might not have had to sell their ice cream company. Back then, Unilever made the highest bid for Ben...
The Unofficial History of America™
The history of America is the one story every kid knows. It's a story of fierce individualism and heroic personal sacrifice in the service of a dream. A story of early settlers, hungry and cold, carving a home out of the wilderness. Of visionary leaders fighting for...
Whistle Blowers Try to Expose Health Concerns & Get Fired
A perfect example of both, why you can't trust big news organizations to tell you the truth, and why you should stick to organic food whenever possible. This clip is taken from the film "The Corporation". An excellent piece showing the systematic problems with corporations in...
Dear Future Generations: Sorry
An Apology Letter to Future Generations. To DIRECTLY Fight the Destruction and Stand For Trees go to: https://standfortrees.org/en/   Editor's note: We're big fans of Prince Ea's videos, and there's a lot of great stuff in this film, but sadly the ask at the end lets it...
The Impact Of Media Consolidation On News Content
A short film exploring the impact of media consolidation on news content and how this affects youth, both as viewers and media makers. In 1983, 50 corporations controlled the vast majority of all news media in the U.S. At the time, Ben Bagdikian was called "alarmist" for...
16 Corporations or We the People?
Please note that the rapid increase in the national debt started in the 1980's, when we began allowing large corporations to contribute less than their share. With income levels for We the People stagnant — actually, after taxes, our income has decreased during this period —...
Hey, Corporations, Pesky Tree Huggers Interfering With Your Profits? No Problem, Just Call Donny Rico
Donny Rico here to deliver a message to all you long-haired hippie activist types complaining about the environment and human rights. Be warned: things have changed in America and you need to keep your mouths shut. Corporations are the top of the food chain and you need to...
Turning Defense into Offense: Challenging Corporations & Creating Self-Governance
Thomas Linzey provides some excellent ideas for activists looking for strategies that will cut right to the root of so many problems local communities are dealing with.
Thomas Linzey: Turning Defense into Offense: Challenging Corporations & Creating Self-Governance
Thomas Linzey, the innovative attorney and co-founder of the Democracy Schools and the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund portrays the provocative successes of conservative townships in Pennsylvania to challenge the validity of corporate rights, claim local...
How 'We The People' Became 'We The Corporations,' In Under 4 Minutes
The courts have been giving corporations the rights of people since way before the Citizens United decision, which allows corporations to spend as much as they want to influence politics. - Brandon Weber
Women and Biodiversity Feed the World, Not Corporations and GMOs
Biodiverse ecological agriculture in women's hands is a solution not just to the malnutrition crisis, but also the climate crisis. The two great ecological challenges of our times are biodiversity erosion and climate change. And both are interconnected, in their causes...
How Corporations Exploit the System to Pay Less in Taxes, Explained in 1 Minute
BBC economics editor Stephanie Flanders explains how the fictitious "Big Bizz Co" avoids high tax bills. Several multinationals have come under fire for paying little or no corporation tax.
Free Speech Should Be For People, Not Corporations
Congresswoman Donna Edwards and constitutional law professor Jamie Raskin speak out against the Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United v. FEC and call for a mass movement of people to support a constitutional amendment. Visit FreeSpeechforPeople.org to learn more and get...
EU/US Trade Deal Gives Corporations Power to Sue Governments Over Laws That "Damage Profits"
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and EU would grant corporations the power to sue governments for making laws that 'damage' their profits. These might be laws that protect workers or the enviroment. They might be laws that return...
5 Corporations Profiting From Your Fear
Abby Martin draws attention to five corporations that are profiting from the constant fear mongering that keeps the US at war and has resulted in the slow erosion of Americans' civil liberties. 
Way Beyond Greenwashing: Have Corporations Captured Big Conservation?
Imagine an international mega-deal. The global organic food industry agrees to support international agribusiness in clearing as much tropical rainforest as they want for farming. In return, agribusiness agrees to farm the now-deforested land using organic methods, and the...
How Corporations Are Getting Rich Off of Prisoners
Private prison companies claim they can house, feed, and monitor inmates more cost effectively than state governments and so there you have it-- they win big contracts. But there's a catch. Most private prison contractors have occupancy guarantees that mandate their prisons...
Border Splurge: 6 Ways Corporations Bring The Battlefield Home
In 2013, the Government spent $18 BILLION on Border and Immigration enforcement, more than the budget of every other Federal agency, combined. SUBSCRIBE:  WATCH MORE:  ABOUT BRAVE NEW FILMS Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films are at the forefront of the fight to create a...
Obamacare: Where Corporations Come First
Abby Martin calls out the corporate media for its incessant superficial coverage of the Obamacare website, all the while ignoring both the successes and the truly legitimate criticisms of the Affordable Care Act.  
These 5 Corporations Helped Carry Out the Holocaust
Abby Martin highlights the top five companies that aided Nazi Germany during the height of WWII, calling out companies such as Hugo Boss, IBM and Ford.
These Corporations are the Real Welfare Queens | Weapons of Mass Distraction
Abby Martin remarks on a recent report by GoodJobsFirst.org which exposes the absurd amount of taxpayer money used to provide some of the wealthiest companies in the US with corporate welfare. LIKE Breaking the Set @ http://fb.me/BreakingTheSet FOLLOW Abby Martin @...
We the Corporations
We the Corporations:  Corporations and the Hijacking of Democracy:  Asserting People Power.   Joëlle Hervic, Esq.  CEO, Human Dimensions TV www.humand.tv   Corporate money has hijacked our democracy with mega corporations spending billions to buy elections and...
Filmmakers Behind "The Corporation" Launch Campaign to Donate Film to 1,000 Schools
Get up off the couch! The filmmakers of "The Corporation" are raising money to launch a shorter, downloadable and affordable version of the film with a license for unlimited school and community screenings. If they make their goal of $50,000, they will gift the film to 1,000...
The Story of Citizens United v. FEC (2011)
The crisis of corporate influence over American democracy is the latest subject of award-winning Internet filmmaker, Annie Leonard. The movie explores the history of the American corporation and corporate political spending, the appropriate roles of citizens and for-profit...
Can a Corporation Thrive Without Bosses? Valve's Innovative Management Structure says Yes
You have read Valve’s survival manual for new employees. You have read Michael Abrash’s wonderful account of working at Valve. Now read my political economy analysis of Valve’s management model; one in which there are no bosses, no delegation, no commands, no attempt by...
Is Greed All That's Wrong with Capitalism?
 Is greed all that's wrong with capitalism? No. It is not enough to attack capitalists for being greedy, although this is a common tactic. I hope to explain why in this short essay.       Consider a small business family who work longer hours than do their employees, who...
The Corporation (2003)
The Corporation is today's dominant institution, creating great wealth but also great harm. This 26 award-winning documentary examines the nature, evolution, impacts and future of the modern business corporation and the increasing role it plays in society and our everyday lives.
Get Ready For TTIP
In a world full of challenges, where democracy has been fought for around the globe, some people took action to make things even worse. Get ready for TTIP, the biggest bilateral agreement ever between the US and EU, designed by corporations for corporations.
How a Libertarian Capitalist Became a Libertarian Socialist
A couple years back when I was working toward a philosophy major in college, I wrote a rebuttal on the section of The Anarchist FAQ that covers anarcho-capitalism. I removed the rebuttal from the web because I didn't have the time or inclination to continue to maintain it...
20 Big Ideas for Creating a Democratized Economy
The economic collapse of 2008 came at the end of three decades of stagnant wages that resulted in record household debt and made it apparent that the economy does not work for most Americans.  Even during the collapse the rich got richer and the poor got poorer as trillions...
We're Not Broke (2012)
America is in the grip of a societal economic panic. Lawmakers cry “We’re Broke!” as they slash budgets, lay off schoolteachers, police, and firefighters, crumbling our country’s social fabric and leaving many Americans scrambling to survive. Meanwhile, multibillion-dollar...
Dark Secrets Behind Wall Street (2009)
Wall Street is a full fledged counterfeiting operation with brokerages in every community in the nation and around the world trafficking in counterfeit goods (securities and other instruments).  While the counterfeiters in Wall Street and the private Federal Reserve profit...
Corporate Fascism: The Destruction of America's Middle Class (2011)
A new kind of fascism has taken over America: the merger of corporations and government whereby corporate power dominates. With the emergence of ever-larger multinational corporations -- due to consolidation facilitated by the Federal Reserve's endless FIAT money -- the...
PIPA / SOPA Breaks The Internet
Tell Congress not to censor the internet NOW! - fightforthefuture.org/?pipa PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate and the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the government and corporations the ability to censor the net, in the name...
The 3 Biggest Myths Blinding Us to Economic Truth
Robert Reich breaks down the 3 biggest economic myths. 1. The “job creators” are CEOs, corporations and the rich, whose taxes must be low in order to induce them to create more jobs. Rubbish. The real job creators are the vast middle-class and the poor, whose spending...
Libertarian Self-Marginalization
Go to the average mainstream libertarian venue on any given day, and you’re likely to see elaborate apologetics for corporate globalization, Wal-Mart, offshoring, Nike’s sweatshops, rising CO2 levels, income inequality and wealth concentration, CEO salaries, Big Pharma’s...
We Need an International Minimum Wage
The deadly collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh has sparked calls for better worker treatment. The revelation that Apple manages to avoid almost all taxes has drawn vague calls for tax reform. A more direct path to fairness: let's just have a reasonable international...
Life Inc.
In Life Inc., award-winning writer, documentary filmmaker, and scholar Douglas Rushkoff traces how corporations went from a convenient legal fiction to the dominant fact of contemporary life. Indeed as Rushkoff shows, most Americans have so willingly adopted the values of...
We're Not Broke (2012) (trailer)
The story of how multi-national corporations like Exxon, Google and Apple make record profits, yet dodge billions of dollars in income tax, and how seven fed-up citizens take their frustration to the streets…and vow to make the corporations pay their fair share. Premiered...
Everyday Rebellion Videoblog - The Yes Men, Hiring Unwilling Actors
How do you turn your nonviolent protest into a street theatre? By hiring unwilling actors, who might be very good at their job, like the police. In this video you will learn from the world-famous Yes Men how to incorporate predictable actors in your protest and create a...
Fox News Owner Buys Education Tech Provider, 3 Million-Student Audience
Wireless Generation, a US education technology company, will become a subsidiary of News Corporation for about $360 million in cash as Rupert Murdoch seeks to expand his company into academia. The company provides technology solutions for an audience of over 3 million...
Honeywell Bannister Complex in Kansas City Hides Pollutants
The Honeywell complex in Kansas City owned by the General Service Administration (GSA) and regulated by the NNSA is a toxic waste dump. Instead of holding the corporations liable for the mess they have created the EPA has created a program referred to as a Superfund. The...
Exposed: The 'Privatizers and Profiteers' Taking Over Public Services
An online tool launched by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) on Tuesday provides an in-depth look into the multinational corporations behind the privatization of public services across the U.S..
The Mondragon Experiment (1980)
The MONDRAGON Corporation is a corporation and federation of worker cooperatives based in the Basque region of Spain. Founded in the town of Mondragón in 1956, its origin is linked to the activity of a modest technical college and a small workshop producing
Iraq For Sale: The War Profiteers (2006)
This is the story of what happens to everyday Americans when corporations go to war.   Acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed and Uncovered) takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been...