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Legalize Democracy is a documentary film by Dennis Trainor, Jr. about the movement to amend -- why it is needed, and how you can get involved. For more information about Move To Amend, visit: https://movetoamend.org Produced by Move to Amend, Directed by Dennis Trainor, Jr....
There’s community in anonymity. And for activists around the world, the iconic Guy Fawkes mask has become a symbol of that community. “The mask is an identifier of like-minded people,” said one Anonymous activist who participated in last week’s Million Mask March in Londo
While midterm coverage is largely focused on the parts of Congress that do very little, vital (and bizarre) midterm elections are going unexamined. State legislators pass a lot of bills, and some of that efficiency is thanks to a group called ALEC that writes legislation for...
Abby Martin discusses the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, highlighting the long history of tension between mainland China and the autonomous region and how China is responding to mass protests in the streets. 
Occupy Central is growing bigger by the day. To find out more read this story.
The first of four videos by NOTA UK about why we need a 'None of the Above' option on the ballot paper for all future UK elections. Parts 2, 3 & 4 coming soon... Find out more on our website: http://notauk.org/ Sign our petition here...
Russell Brand The Trews (E150). Reaction to the referendum in which Scotland votes to stay in the United Kingdom. But were the odds stacked against independence?
Scotland is about to vote on whether to secede from the UK. There are solid arguments on both sides. But none of that makes bagpipes good to listen to...or does it? Connect with Last Week Tonight online...
This is satisfying truth-telling. The real civics lesson we ought to get in school. Part 2: Direct Democracy Part 3: Visions of a Free Society
Most Americans think elections are rigged in favor of incumbents, and they're right. Part of the problem is that, unlike most other countries, we let politicians choose their voters. Vox's Ezra Klein explains how gerrymandering works, and how we might be able to fix it.
Professor Lawrence Lessig goes over the problem - and the plan to solve it. Get involved, make a contribution and read more about the plan: https://mayday.us/the-plan/
The Chinese government is facing what may be the most organized democratic movement in its history as more than 20 percent of Hong Kong’s 3.5 million eligible voters cast a ballot in the past week in an unofficial referendum to make this Special Administrative Region of China...
Narrated by Peter Coyote, this OSCAR-nominated, EMMY-winning film by Dorothy Fadiman follows Native Americans in New Mexico taking a stand against injustice in the political process. Personal stories demonstrate how minority communities are using their voting rights as they...
A mute man rants about everything that is wrong in his country in under 3 minutes and goes on to tell you how you can change everything. A powerful film, relevant in every democracy across the world. Written and directed by Ram Subramanian of Handloom Picture Company. Pause...
The Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership is a trade deal between the EU and the US, with negotiations conducted in secret but open to pressure from corporate lobbyists. The deal boosts corporate power and endangers people and the planet. This video, made by...
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...
Pay 2 Play shows how our elections encourage extortion, and how to stop it. Coming August 2014. In part 2, Lawrence Lessig outlines a strategy for taking action. Vist http://mayone.us/ for more.
Abby Martin goes over of an Associated Press article which exposes USAID's secret attempt to monitor and influence dissent in Cuba through a social messaging service called ZunZuneo. LIKE Breaking the Set @ http://fb.me/BreakingTheSet FOLLOW Abby Martin @...
In THE UNKNOWN KNOWN, Academy Award-winning director Errol Morris (THE FOG OF WAR) offers a mesmerizing portrait of Donald Rumsfeld, the larger-than-life figure who served as George W. Bush's secretary of defense and as the principal architect of the Iraq War. Rather than...
Dr.Cornel West has become critical of president obama.
 Two weeks ago, when Liz Wahl quit her post as an RT host live on air claiming that she could not be part of a network that was "funded by the Russian Government" and was set on "whitewashing the crimes of Putin.
Taken from the documentary A Whisper to a Roar, this short animation beautifully illustrates the corrupting nature of power, the need for collective action and the importance of addressing root causes.
Thank goodness for the people behind these smartphones and cameras because otherwise ... well, without them, who would know that these things are happening? WARNING: Some violent/graphic content is shown. Here's a breakdown of just SOME of the issues going on in this vid...
AUGUST 7, 2013 - The Washington Post announced the paper had been sold to Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos for $250 million. Bezos, one of the world’s wealthiest men, now controls one of the most powerful newspapers in the country. Some critics of the sale have cited...
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 social media.
Justin Auciello grew up in Seaside Park, NJ loving the ocean, beach and surfing. But, that wasn't the only thing he loved. When he heard fire alarms go off, he'd hop on his bike and chase fire trucks because he "always wanted to be in the know," sharing information with...
Paul Jay from The Real News Network sits down with Ralph Nader for a fantastic interview.  This December, 2013 interview is in three segments and covers a range of topics. Part 1: McCarthyism Made Us Veer Away From A Systemic Doctrine For Change  Part 2:  Are Nader-like...
Lots of people say the whole NSA thing isn't a big deal because if you have nothing to hide, you shouldn't be afraid. Of course, that was before we found out NSA employees were actually using that information to stalk spurned lovers. So humor me. Watch this. At 1:41, they ask...
We all know people who are hard-core doers, and Rosemary Ryan, life-long Highlands, New Jersey resident delivers in spades. She's been elected Board of Education President, is an Environmental Commission member, and also sits on the Hope for Highlands Commission, a group of...
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
Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman engages Russell Brand about voting, apathy, revolution and beards... and it's the most utterly fantastic clash between the old paradigm and the new paradigm I've seen condensed into 11 minutes.  
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is being negotiated in secret between more than 12 countries around the Pacific region. Find out why it poses a huge threat to your digital freedoms. For more information and to find out how you can take action, visit...
The Assange Agenda is a documentary about how surveillance by governments and corporations is disrupting democracy and how Julian Assange, Wikileaks and others attempt to turn back the clock on the erosion of civil liberties and individual...
I wish my teachers had shown me documentaries like this when I was in school. Everything I was taught in school about government and politics was how things "should be working" if everything worked as intended (3 branches of government, all perfectly balanced and...
"Elections are moments when groups of investors coalesce and invest to control the state." - Thomas Ferguson This is a clip from Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Politics (2009). It is possibly the definitive documentary explaining the influence of money on politics.    
An extraordinary work by a gifted filmmaker, "Counter-Intelligence" shines sunlight into the darkest crevices of empire run amok. The film vividly exposes a monstrous and unconstitutional "deep state" in which multiple competing chains of command -- all but one illegal ...
A little bit of political satire on systems of government. This just about sums it up doesn't it? :)
Infamous right-wing billionaires Rupert Murdoch and the Koch Brothers are threatening to buy the Tribune Company, which publishes the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. Enough - let's buy the Tribune Company ourselves, and free the press. Join the experiment...
The Money Lobby examines how Political Action Committees (PACs) and Super PACs have managed to monopolize the political discourse in the US in favor of a privileged class. PRESS TV Documentaries
Vandana Shiva explains the concept of a deeper democracy called "Earth Democracy."
The founder and director of Alternative Radio, David Barsamian, talks about how Republicans and Democrats are essentially the same, it's just a choice of how fast you want the system to collapse.  Americans are also under a lot of pressure to put food on the table as the...
In a Democracy, citizens are entitled to the freedom of information and the freedom of the press, but what happens when that democratic government turns its back on the truth and begins to punish those who stand up to falsehood, secrecy, and deception? In Robert Greenwald's...
Nominated for an Academy Award, this film chronicles the hard-fought campaign for mayor of Newark, New Jersey, by Corey Booker, a young community activist and City Council member, against a 16-year incumbent with a powerful political machine.
Engaging People is a web series of short documentaries about people who are engaged and actively making change in their communities. They serve as models of service, volunteerism and political action every day and in crisis situations, illustrating what it means to be an...
Welcome to Wall Street – the epicenter of financial power in America, perhaps the money capital of the world. The globally oriented financial firms, based in the New York stock exchange, have extraordinary influence on the politics and policies of this country. No one has...
The #1 demand of both the Occupy Movement & the Tea Party has been to end the bribing of our public officials to once and for all have a government of the people, for the people, and by the people. This is one thing we can all agree on.
Honduras; A military coup d'etat pushes landless farmers to carry out the most audacious takeover in recent memory.   You were inspired by Tahrir. You were inspired by Occupy Wall Street. It's time you heard about the Aguán Valley. Landless farmers have taken over the...
At a time when many are disillusioned with big banks and big business, and growing inequity in our country, employee ownership offers a real solution for workers and communities. Shift Change is a new documentary  that highlights worker-owned enterprises in North America...
Democracy at Work is a project that aims to build a social movement. The movement's goal is transition to a new society whose productive enterprises (offices, factories, and stores) will mostly be WSDE's, a true economic democracy. The WSDEs would partner equally with...
The modern day Four Horsemen continue to ride roughshod over the people who can least afford it. Crises are converging when governments, religion and mainstream economists have stalled. 23 international thinkers come together and break their silence about how the world...