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This film explores the historical role of the Democratic Party as the "graveyard of social movements", the massive influence of corporate finance in elections, the absurd disparities of wealth in the United States, the continuity and escalation of neocon...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
An investigation of "disaster capitalism", based on Naomi Klein's proposition that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war and terror to establish its dominance. If you are a non-US viewer you can still watch US-restricted videos using...
Activists fight back against corporations trying to influence our democratic elections.
The first Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture is delivered by veteran journalist, Bill Moyers. Citing Zinn as his inspiration, Moyers focuses on the challenges facing our democracy. He decried what he says has been a 30-year trend toward plutocracy, where the...
'The War On Democracy' (2007) was John Pilger's first for cinema. It explores the current and past relationship of Washington with Latin American countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile. Using archive footage sourced by archivist Carl Deal, the...
Right now, across the country, our two major political parties are gearing up for a once-a-decade war whose winner will control Congress for the next ten years, and possibly more. There will be battles in every state, and each will be kept carefully...
As the 2007-08 presidential campaign cycle offered up the usual slate of Washington insiders, Ron Paul, an obscure Congressman from Texas brought an alternative voice that challenged the political establishment. Advocating a philosophy of sound money, a...
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...
"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...
FOX News is on a witch hunt. Their goal is simple: to destroy the Obama administration and the progressive movement. They've already forced Van Jones out of the White House. They've badgered Congress into passing unconstitutional measures to defund ACORN...
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...
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...
The Riz Khan show looks at how electronic voting could be manipulated to flip the outcome of the 2008 US presidential election. A great 12 minute synopsis of the issue, up to the minute. The Riz Khan show airs on Aljazeera, the world's first English...
STEALING AMERICA unveils patterns of anomalies at every level of the electoral process. Controversial partnerships perpetuate a secretive environment, as relevant facts and figures remain hidden from view. As a result, most Americans have no real sense of...
Whatever you think you know about our election systems or Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, this film will make you question further why the news media fails to accurately inform the public. Directed by GNN's Ian Inaba, creator of Eminem's "Mosh" music...
UNCOUNTED is a wakeup call to all Americans. Beyond increasing the public’s awareness, the film inspires greater citizen involvement in fixing a broken electoral system. As the film-makers look back on the last several elections (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006)...
The PBS program 'NOW' furthers the story Greg Palast first busted open for Britain's BBC Newsnight, the scheme to deny democrat voters the right to vote. And not only does the scheme target minority voters especially, they actually apply this tactic to...
Embarrassed Diebold officials apologized after one of their electronic voting machines prematurely revealed the winner of our upcoming sham election.-- From The Onion.
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...
Blacked out or dismissed as 'conspiracy theories' by corporate news outlets, reports of massive vote fraud in the 2004 presidential election circulated on the internet and independent media. As the Jan. 6th, 2005 deadline for a challenge to the Electoral...
Hacking Democracy filmed over 3 years, first shown on HBO (a unit of Time Warner) in 2006 and released on DVD in 2007. The film reveals many strange facts about paperless (or e-voting) systems that established during elections in the U.S.A. in the last...

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