Videos about Elections & Democracy
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Street Fight (2005)
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: Stories About Citizens Revitalizing Democracy
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...
Who Rules America? (2012)
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 Citizen's Oath
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.
Resistencia (trailer)
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...
Shift Change: True Stories of Dignified Jobs in Democratic Workplaces
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: How This One Idea Could Make Your Job Amazing
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...
Four Horsemen (2012)
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...
Priceless (2012)
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 fellow-citizens, including a...
RzUP: A Cure-all for Electile Dysfunction (2012)
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, communities resisting...
You, Me, and the SPP: Trading Democracy for Corporate Rule (2009)
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 exposes the latest...
Disenfranchised in America (2012)
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 year. Politicians...
Help! Help! I'm Being Repressed!
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.
Expanding the Debate Exclusive: Third Party Candidates Join the Debate As Obama-Romney Spar
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 of the Justice Party...
Democratic Womanism: A Poem by Alice Walker
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 electionsto hold your...
Culture in Decline #1: What Democracy?
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.
Pots, Pans and Other Solutions (2012)
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 government was forced...
GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth
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 of growth even...
Burma VJ: Reporting From a Closed Country (2008)
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 of the country...
Amend 2012
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 government.But...
The Last Mountain (2011)
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 LAST MOUNTAIN...
Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections (2008)
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 feature length film by...
Thom Hartmann: The story of the 5 Kings who rule America
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 - take that power away...
Consensus (Direct Democracy @ Occupy Wall St)
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 belong to all of us...
Peter Joseph Speaks @ Occupy LA (Occupy Wall St)
Peter Joseph of The Zeitgeist Movement speaking at Occupy LA (Occupy Wall ST) Oct 15 2011, offering some excellent perspective on the growing movement. 
Peter Joseph:  Message to Occupy Wall Street & The World
Peter Joseph, founder of the Zeitgeist Movement, addresses Occupy Wall St, offering thoughts on the Media, Violence & Solutions going forward. Please share. The Revolution is Now. 
Lifting the Veil:  Obama and the Failure of Capitalist Democracy (2011)
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 policies under...
(Astro)Turf Wars (trailer)
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 purpose of delivering...
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...
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...
Ethos (2010)
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, this film delves deep...
Rich Media, Poor Democracy (2003)
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 of big media, which...
The Shock Doctrine (2009)
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 Security Kiss. 
Target Ain't People
Activists fight back against corporations trying to influence our democratic elections.
South of The Border (2010)
There’s a revolution underway in South America, but most of the world doesn’t know it. Oliver Stone sets out on a road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media’s misperception of South America while interviewing...
Bill Moyers at the Howard Zinn Lecture (2010)
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 rich get richer at the...
The War On Democracy (2007)
'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 film shows how...
Gerrymandering (trailer)
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 hidden from the prying...
For Liberty: How the Ron Paul Revolution Watered the Withered Tree of Liberty (2009)
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 non-interventionist...
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...
Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Politics (trailer)
"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 prof. co-author, The...
DeFox America
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. Glenn Beck actually...
The End of America (2008)
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 Came on Horseback...
Beyond Elections: Redefining Democracy in the Americas (2008)
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, to attempt to...
How Electronic Voting Machines Could Steal Our Democracy
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 language news channel to...
Stealing America: Vote by Vote (2008)
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 the threat to free...
American Blackout (2006)
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 video, American...
The Onion:  Election Results Accidentally Released Early (2008)
Embarrassed Diebold officials apologized after one of their electronic voting machines prematurely revealed the winner of our upcoming sham election.-- From The Onion.
The Awful Truth Part 1 (Election Fraud)
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 you! Highly...
The Awful Truth Part 2 (Election Fraud)
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 you! Highly...