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Demand Election Day 2016 Off And You Just Might Get It!

Regina Clemente | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Regina Clemente

The only voting block that consistently votes at the rate of other countries is America's 1 percent. And that's no coincidence. They don't have those barriers to hurdle. And they get the concrete rewards of policies like the carried interest loophole.

Students in Debt, Professors in Poverty -- What's Going Wrong?

Laurie Jones | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics
Laurie Jones

In a time when college enrollment is booming and college tuition is at an all-time high, the prospect of getting an upper-level degree and working at a college or university would seem like a sure bet for anyone. And yet, in 2015, a PhD does not guarantee a great living.

It's Time To Close The Carried Interest Loophole

Bill de Blasio | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics
Bill de Blasio

Because of something called carried interest, the top 25 hedge fund mangers paid a lower tax rate than the average kindergarten teacher in 2014. Billionaire hedge fund managers don't need a tax break, and there is no reason this loophole should exist.

The $17.7 Billion Hedge Fund Managers Are Stealing From Kindergarten Teachers

Robert Greenwald | Posted 09.14.2015 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

It is time that anyone running to be POTUS does more than lip service to one of the most egregious tax evasion schemes and one of the biggest contributors to the 1 percent stealing from the 99 percent.

Hedge Fund Billionaires vs. Kindergarten Teachers: Whose Side Are You On?

The Huffington Post Blog | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics
The Huffington Post Blog

A live stream of Hedge Fund Billionaires vs. Kindergarten Teachers: Whose Side Are You On?, a new video from Brave New Films on the carried interest tax loophole. A screening of this film will take place at Pace University in New York City on Thursday, September 10 at 4:30 p.m.

How California Teachers Beat the Gun Companies

Robert Greenwald | Posted 06.23.2015 | Education
Robert Greenwald

In the real world, where progress on tough issues is measured in millimeters, California teachers taking a stand and forcing their pension fund to divest millions from gun holdings was a practical and moral win that matters.

Edward Snowden, Won't You Be My Valentine?

Linsey Pecikonis | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Linsey Pecikonis

Our Valentine's Day heartthrob is none other than whistleblower Edward Snowden! You may be wondering why we're crushing so hard after Ed, so here you'll find four reasons that you should have a crush on him too.

5 Reasons Shopping at Walmart Makes You a Scrooge This Holiday Season

Linsey Pecikonis | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Linsey Pecikonis

Employing this many workers may make the company seem virtuous and altruistic, but the business model is not a model other companies should emulate.

3 Ways to Fight Mass Criminalization

Jordan Melograna | Posted 12.08.2014 | Crime
Jordan Melograna

This isn't rocket science. If you put people who are sick in jail instead of a hospital they don't get better; if someone bounces between a cell and the street for years, they'll never find a stable place to live.

How Does This End?

Jordan Melograna | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Jordan Melograna

That whole litany of killing and more killing can be traced to previous leaders' reluctance to consider the results of their actions. This time, do you think our military action and the arming of militants will have a different outcome?

Outfoxing the Fox -- Looking Back 10 Years Later

Robert Greenwald | Posted 09.09.2014 | Media
Robert Greenwald

Fox's messaging that government is bad, that human nature is intrinsically more evil than good, that people should be afraid and paranoid, isn't journalism covering the news. It's a world view and narrative that is embedded in the identity and agenda of America's political right wing.

Los Angeles: Where Your Boss Is Most Likely to Steal Your Pay

Jordan Melograna | Posted 08.26.2014 | Crime
Jordan Melograna

Wage theft is a crime, but we don't treat it like one. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the total amount stolen from workers far eclipses the total amount from all bank, gas station and convenience store robberies in 2008.

Threatened With Jail for Being Poor

Jordan Melograna | Posted 08.04.2014 | Crime
Jordan Melograna

People who are too poor to pay fines are still being threatened with incarceration today, but with an all too familiar twist: private companies are making money off people who can't pay.

His Purple Heart 'Didn't Mean S***'

Jordan Melograna | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Jordan Melograna

Like Vietnam veterans before him, Marine Corps veteran Josh Christmon is being denied care for PTSD because he was kicked out of the military for behavior stemming from his PTSD.

Mother's Day When Your Mom's in Prison

Jordan Melograna | Posted 07.11.2014 | Crime
Jordan Melograna

Vanessa will hopefully make it, stay out of juvie and be able to reunite with her mother later this year. But what about all the kids who don't make it? Children with incarcerated parents are five times more likely than their peers to end up behind the bars.

My Conversation With Filmmaker Robert Greenwald About His Film, Unmanned: America's Drone Wars

Tavis Smiley | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Join me tonight on PBS for my conversation with award-winning filmmaker Robert Greenwald. Through his company, Brave New Films, he also makes political video shorts and full-length documentaries -- substantive investigations of social issues, told through personal stories, and creatively distributed through such outlets as the Internet and social media.

Behind the Scenes: Pakistani Drone Strike Survivors in New York

Fatima Bhojani | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Fatima Bhojani

Despite the tragedy they have gone through, the Rehmans are like any other family I've met. In the few days I spent with the family while they were in New York, I got to know them really well.

Report On Retired Generals Finds Shocking Result

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics

A report released Monday by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and the Brave New Foundation found that 70 percent of retired three-a...

Voters Beware: Koch Brothers are Billion-Dollar Hypocrites

Robert Greenwald | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

The Koch brothers have surprised many of us with a newfound penchant for the public spotlight, yet one can't help but wonder whether it's all just a p...

Lucia Graves

'Koch Brothers Exposed:' How Billionaire Brothers Shaped The Political Narrative | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the past two years, Charles and David Koch have commanded a great deal of attention and been held up as an example of how corporate...

Help NAACP End Voter Suppression

Robert Greenwald | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

In 2012, we will work with NAACP to ensure every American has the ability to vote. Across the country, community activists are joining us in this eff...

No Success in Iraq -- Unless You're a War Profiteer

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 02.14.2012 | World
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

Nothing about the Iraq fiasco should be called a success, despite President Obama's attempt to provide closure to the troops misused and abused since the launch of that war.

Robert Greenwald Partners With Progressive Media For 'Who Are The One Percent?' Series

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Inspired by the Occupy movement, 10 progressive media outlets are crowd-sourcing contributions for a film series dubbed "Who Are The One Percent?" foc...

Lucia Graves

Cancer In Crossett: Koch-Owned Georgia-Pacific Plant Linked To High Cancer Rates, Film Alleges | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- David Bouie, a 64-year-old resident of Crossett, Ark., says something isn't right on Penn Road. In the 15 homes on his street, 11 people...

Murdoch's Web of Corruption Continues to Demand an Independent Investigation

Robert Greenwald | Posted 10.19.2011 | Media
Robert Greenwald

At this point the level of criminal activity and cover-up at News Corp exceeds anything seen in recent history. And all signs continue to point to a need to replace Joel Klein with an independent entity that can conduct a thorough and unbiased internal investigation.