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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
"Elections are moments when groups of investors coalesce and invest to control the state."  This is a 6 minute clip from Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Politics (2009). It is possibly the definitive documentary explaining the influence of money...
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...
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 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...
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?...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
PRICELE$$ is a filmmaker’s personal journey across America to answer a burning question: why are some of our government’s most basic policies, like food and energy, so out-of-date . . . and can anything be done about it? Sharing the suspicion of...
No matter who's elected, the system wins, so we may as well die bold (laughing). Electile Dysfunction is 45 minutes of remix video art bringing you the best political gaffes and education money can't buy: The damned lies of Margaret Thatcher...
What do secrecy, police provocateurs, an assault on democracy and infringements on citizens’ rights have in common? The Security Prosperity Partnership. You, Me, and the SPP: Trading Democracy for Corporate Rule is a feature length documentary which...
New legislation across the US could have a huge impact on the country’s 2012 presidential elections. Largely Republican politicians have passed a range of new voting laws that groups fear could disenfranchise as many as five million American voters this...
A little bit of political satire on systems of government. This scene features an annoying peasant that seems to know a lot more about goverment than he should.  Content from the 1974 film Monty Phyton and the Holy Grail.
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...
With less than 40 days to go before the 2012 presidential election, poet and activist Alice Walker reads her new poem, "Democratic Womanism," on Democracy Now. Full transcript here:  You ask me why I smilewhen you tell me you intendin the coming national...
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.
In Iceland, the first European country to wake up to an economic crash, people became aware that they could and should intervene in society and started demanding more democratic participation. The payment of bank debts by citizens went to referendum. The...
How do we become a sustainable civilization? GrowthBusters explores our society's worship of growth everlasting: Economic Growth, Population Growth, Increasing Consumption, and Urban Growth. I puts a spotlight on the powerful forces that keep us in pursuit...
Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country is a 2008 Danish documentary film directed by Anders Østergaard. It follows the September 2007 protests against the military regime in Burma. Some of it was filmed on hand-held cameras. The footage was smuggled out...
Thanks to the Supreme Court and Citizens United, the same big corporations and billionaires that destroyed our economy and caused millions of us to lose our jobs and homes, are spending obscene amounts to drown out our voices in elections and take over our...
The fight for the last great mountain in America's Appalachian heartland pits the mining giant that wants to explode it to extract the coal within, against the community fighting to preserve the mountain and build a wind farm on its ridges instead. THE...
UNCOUNTED is an explosive new documentary that shows how the election fraud that changed the outcome of the 2004 election led to even greater fraud in 2006 - and now looms as an unbridled threat to the outcome of the 2008 election. This controversial...
America does not belong to Kings - she belongs to the people. It's time for Congress and our President to step up and put the Supreme Court back on equal footing with the rest of our branches of government. They need to pass a law ending Judicial Review ...
A look into the "HOW" of the Occupy Wall Street movement: The consensus process.The community of occupiers at Liberty Plaza have sparked the process of building a movement that now transcends any one physical landmark. The tools to keep the movement alive...
Peter Joseph of The Zeitgeist Movement speaking at Occupy LA (Occupy Wall ST) Oct 15 2011, offering some excellent perspective on the growing movement. 

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