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The Democracy Now! team rushed down to Zuccotti Park in the middle of the night to report on the police crackdown on Occupy Wall Street. We were there until the early hours of the morning, witnessing the arrests in the streets in Lower Manhattan and the...
Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky demolish one of the central tenets of our political culture, the idea of the "liberal media." Instead, utilizing a systematic model based on massive empirical research, they reveal the manner in which the news media are so...
If a key indicator of the health of a democracy is the state of its journalism, the United States is in deep trouble. In Rich Media, Poor Democracy, Robert McChesney lays the blame for this state of affairs squarely at the doors of the corporate boardrooms...
10 minutes of plain-spoken awesome. Economic Democracy is the BIG IDEA of our time. Make sure you don't miss the awesome moment starting at 2:30 that goes until 3:25!  "People will have to opt for either political democracy or economic democracy. That is...
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...
As President Obama and Mitt Romney squared off for the first time on Wednesday night, Democracy Now! broke the sound barrier by pausing Obama and Romney's answers to get real-time responses from candidates Jill Stein of the Green Party and Rocky Anderson...
Liquid Democracy is one of the boldest contemporary innovations in democratic decision-making. The idea uses web technology that allows users to interact in new ways. Its primary innovators are located in Berlin, and Germany has been the first to adopt and apply Liquid Democracy systems in the context of political parties, parliamentary processes, and some organizations. Liquid Democracy has...
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...
Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S., Democracy Now! is broadcast on Pacifica, NPR, community, and college radio stations and its podcast is one of the most popular on the web. If you'd like to have Democracy Now broadcast in you area...
Series Premiere: Culture in Decline | Episode #1 "What Democracy?" by Peter Joseph. This opening show addresses the coming 2012 US Presidential Election and the subject of what we perceive as "Democracy" in the world today.
"A most important project" - Noam Chomsky, Institute professor MIT "...a magnificent and entertaining introduction and elaboration upon an important way to understand the crisis in American democracy today" - Robert W. McChesney, University of Illinois...
Vandana Shiva explains the concept of a deeper democracy called "Earth Democracy."
As students, we are told that we are being made into an “informed citizenry” capable of maintaining a vibrant democracy. Indeed, we are told that we must give up most of our constitutional rights in the name of achieving this goal. We are compelled to...
What does spirituality mean in a secular society?  How can we relate to the feelings of people from other social groups?  Artist, philosopher, and activist Ezra Niesen shows how art can be used as a window into spirituality. Spirituality is personal, but...
Attack ads may be bad news for our democracy -- but Big Media companies are laughing all the way to the bank, raking in $3 billion in political ads this season.
In a national broadcast exclusive interview, Democracy Now speaks with Noam Chomsky about the release of more than 250,000 secret U.S. State Department cables by WikiLeaks.
In the land of all-night samba clubs and soccer fanatics, Brazil is throwing its famously high-energy spirit into the untested waters of online democracy. Multimillion dollar budgets are being handed over to online “town halls,” and the federal government...
This is a powerful 10-part compilation that (in important ways) pulls aside the veil of Official myths and Lies about "freedom", "democracy", Human Rights, etc., being the basis of U.S. foreign policy. Frank Dorrel: "I've put together this 2-hour video...
IRAN (Is Not The Problem) is a feature length documentary film responding to the failure of the American mass media to provide the public with relevant and accurate information about the standoff between the US and Iran, as happened before with the lead up...
From the Tea Parties to the healthcare and climate wars, America’s conservative citizens have revolted against the Obama agenda. But are these grassroots actions in fact examples of ‘astroturfing’? – The practice of manufacturing citizens groups for the...
Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, delivered a rousing speech about the power of the people to change the media at the National Conference for Media Reform in Boston April 8-10, 2011. The conference was hosted by the national nonprofit Free Press. Find...
In this clip from Democracy Now (democracynow.org) on February 9th, an Egyptian protester and doctor speaks from his heart about the beauty and creativity of the Egyptian people during the democratic revolution of early 2011. It is an extremely moving...
Michael Moore nominates a 'plant' FICUS in the 2000 congressional election and the FICUS wins! During this time of election season let us take a moment to remember the glory of American Democracy - the freedom to choose a candidate that truly represents...
Michael Moore nominates a 'plant' FICUS in the 2000 congressional election and the FICUS wins! During this time of election season let us take a moment to remember the glory of American Democracy - the freedom to choose a candidate that truly represents...
Michael Moore nominates a 'plant' FICUS in the 2000 congressional election and the FICUS wins! During this time of election season let us take a moment to remember the glory of American Democracy - the freedom to choose a candidate that truly represents...
Part scathing critique, part call to action, this film is composed of a speech given by Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now! illustrated by clips of mainstream media juxtaposed with rare footage from independent reporters in Iraq. "Independent media has a...
"Orwell Rolls Over In His Grave" expresses ideas that will never be heard in mainstream media. It is the consummate critical examination of the Fourth Estate, once the bastion of American democracy. Asking whether America has entered an Orwellian world of...
A video report on the protests that occurred in connection with the Democrat and Republican National Conventions in 2008, Ground Noise & Static is a manifesto. We went to Denver and St. Paul to take the pulse of the movement. Corporate media would cover...
The Federal Communications Commission is being accused of abandoning "net neutrality" rules that would ensure a free and open internet. On Wednesday, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski unveiled proposals that would allow internet service providers to charge...
From Venezuela's Communal Councils, to Brazil's Participatory Budgeting; from Constitutional Assemblies to grassroots movements, recuperated factories to cooperatives across the hemisphere- This documentary is a journey, which takes us across the Americas...
In just three years, Iceland went from collapse to revolution and back to growth. What can Spain and Greece learn from the Icelandic experience and its embrace of direct democracy? Just two or three years after its economy and government collapsed, Iceland...
Its 3:23 in the morningand I'm awakebecause my great great grandchildrenwont let me sleepmy great great grandchildrenask me in dreamswhat did you do while the planet was plundered?what did you do when the earth was unraveling?surely you did somethingwhen...
Book trailer for "Creating Sustainable Societies: The Rebirth of Democracy and Local Economies," by John Boik. This video introduces the concept of Principled Societies, which are local, volunteer membership clubs designed to boost local economies, create...
In a solidarity economy, our needs are met by exchanging goods, services, resources and knowledge in ways that advance core values of justice, democracy, cooperation, and ecological sustainability. Produced by Caroline Woolard, Cheyenna Weber, and Michael...
David Murphy of Food Democracy Now interviews Dr. Don Huber, Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology, Purdue University on discovery of new organism and crop disease, livestock infertility and threats to U.S. food and agriculture.
A short film contrasting the hypocrisy of American leaders rhetoric about democracy with clips of Occupy Wall St protesters being beaten, harassed, and intimidated by the NYPD, suppressing political dissent in our own country.
Fresh from the first $10 billion election campaign, two award-winning authors show how unbridled campaign spending defines our politics and, failing a dramatic intervention, signals the end of our democracy. Blending vivid reporting from the 2012 campaign...
A short film explaining what the government's gagging law is all about and why it's bad for democracy. Featuring 38 Degrees, Guido Fawkes, Friend of the Earth, Baston Legal & HOPE not hate. To find out more please visit 38 Degrees or search #gagginglaw on...
Abby Martin speaks with Jed Morey, author of 'the Great American Disconnect' highlighting the seven biggest threats facing American democracy, speculative trading, religious fundamentalism and militarism. LIKE Breaking the Set @ http://fb.me/BreakingTheSet...
http://www.ted.com TED Fellow and journalist Evgeny Morozov punctures what he calls "iPod liberalism" -- the assumption that tech innovation always promotes freedom, democracy -- with chilling examples of ways the Internet helps oppressive regimes stifle...
Ethos, a powerful documentary hosted by Woody Harrelson, is an investigation into the flaws in our systems, and the mechanisms that work against democracy, our environment and the common good. With a stunning depth of research and breadth of analysis...
I. The Real Cause of the Present Crisis What is the “deep cause” of the present crisis? It is not the subprime lending, or the housing bubble that might have been reined in. It is not Wall Street greed, or those clever “derivatives” concocted by the...
The Tahir Square, Puerta del Sol, Syntagma Square, Wall Street…Cairo, Madrid, Athens, New York…as many cities, as many places where different nations started camping to take the streets over, take public spaces back, take democracy back. This documentary...
Abby Martin talks to Richard Wolff, Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, and author of 'Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism', about the recent school closures in Chicago, and how it reflects a systemic problem within the current...
First-person testimony of the police brutality around the G8 summit in Genoa, Italy, in 2001. Told by Lena, Niels, Chabi, Mina, Dan, Michael and Muli - who experienced the violence in the raid on the Diaz school and the torture at the Bolzaneto detention...
Across the world millions of people are actively resisting the process of corporate globalization while simultaneously building viable local alternatives. Effective (and enjoyable!) change, in both cases, requires collective action – linking hands with like-minded people – from the global to the local. There are many community groups and ‘translocal’ alliances springing up across the world...
Wolf's impassioned arguments prove totally compelling, and the filmmakers' accompanying illustrations transport her comparisons from the abstract to the historic- VARIETYExpertly crafted by award-winning filmmakers Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern (The Devil...
Mainstream news attributes Haitian poverty to the supernatural, avoiding history of foreign intervention. Danny Glover, Peter Hallward, and Anthony Fenton contribute to breaking down the media avoidance of Haiti's history of foreign intervention. According...
Here is the challenge of media democracy: to change the way information flows, the way we interact with the mass media, the way meaning is produced in our society. This short video – a collection of television spots and video clips produced over the...
Nobody goes to jail,” writes Matt Taibbi in his the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine. “This is the mantra of the financial-crisis era, one that saw virtually every major bank and financial company on Wall Street embroiled in obscene criminal scandals...
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