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The Dow and the Down and Out

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sen. Bernie Sanders

The top 1 percent owns more wealth than the bottom 90 percent. CEOs of large corporations earn 400 times what their workers make. That is not what America is supposed to be about.

What Do You Really Want to Ask Oliver Stone?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert Greenwald

Film, politics, controversy... you name it, he's been there. So what do you want to ask Oliver Stone? Tell us your questions in the comments, and we'll post and pick the most popular ones.

16 Deaths Per Day - The Crisis Of Unsafe Workplaces

David Dayen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
David Dayen

Every day in America, 16 people die at work from employer negligence. That's the backdrop behind a new video and website seeking to highlight the often-neglected issue of worker safety.

CIGNA and the Health Insurance Racket

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

The response to "The Health Insurance Racket" (which profiles CIGNA) was both unexpected and overwhelming. Our e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, and blog were flooded with stories from people hurt by CIGNA.

Economic Crisis: One Year Later

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

How do we make sure what happened in terms of the recklessness and irresponsibility on Wall Street doesn't happen again? I wish that I could tell you that Congress is now doing that investigation. It is not.

Twitter Wars 2: Return of the Progressives!

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Today on the radio show, we've got Jim Gilliam, co-founder of Brave New Films and Chief Technology Officer of, who recently created, a directory of progressive tweeters.

ReThinking Charlie Wilson's War: the Afghan War that Keeps On Taking

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The US will spend more on the war in Afghanistan next year than it will in Iraq. So I thought it would be interesting to take another look at Charlie Wilson's War.

Senator Sanders Unfiltered: My New Online Show from Brave New Films

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sen. Bernie Sanders

I hope you'll join me for my new show, Senator Sanders Unfiltered, produced by Brave New Films. Follow my show on Twitter at SandersShow, join my Fac...

450,000 Doctors Can't Be Wrong (VIDEO)

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

It's time to put our health back where it belongs, out of greedy insurance companies' grasp and back into your and your doctor's hands. It's time to stand with more than 450,000 doctors who support health care reform.

Bombs will kill women in Afghanistan

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Self immolation is a method of suicide by lighting oneself on fire and has reached epidemic levels amongst women in Afghanistan.

Jeff Muskus

Rethink Afghanistan: Women's Rights Have Barely Improved (VIDEO) | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The lives of Afghan women have improved only superficially since the U.S.-led invasion toppled the Taliban in 2001, according to Afghan women and huma...

Ryan Grim

New Film Chronicles Civilian Slaughter In Afghanistan | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Civilians continue to be killed by American and coalition forces as the war in Afghanistan stretches into its eighth year with no end in sight. The ci...

Under Mounting Pressure, Starbucks Settles Yet Another Labor Dispute

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
ZP Heller

It's deceptive for Starbucks to pretend to offer workers adequate wages and benefits. Starbucks routinely prevents employees from working enough hours to qualify for the company's health insurance.

What Do Starbucks and Wal-Mart Have in Common?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

There are over 127,000 baristas in our country alone, many of whom are in dire need of better wages, health benefits, and hours. Shouldn't they have the right to be treated fairly?

Spilling the Beans About Starbucks' Union-Busting Tactics

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ZP Heller

Turns out the coffee giant has a nasty history of being anti-barista, anti-union, and thus anti-Employee Free Choice Act as well.

Lawrence Korb and I Debate Military Escalation in Afghanistan (Video)

Katrina vanden Heuvel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Katrina vanden Heuvel

I believe the more responsible and effective strategy moving forward is to take US-led military escalation off the table, begin to withdraw US troops and support a regional diplomatic solution.

Sam Stein

"Fire Ken Lewis": Robert Reich Backs Push (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Labor Secretary and occasional adviser to the president Robert Reich, alongside a coalition of progressive organizations, has launched a new pu...

The Cost of War in Afghanistan (VIDEO)

Rethink Afghanistan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rethink Afghanistan

Everyone has a friend or relative who just lost a job. Do we really want to spend over $1 trillion on another war? Do we really want spend our tax dollars on a war that could last a decade or more?

"We were trained to mislead borrowers"

Adam Lioz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Lioz

One every 13 seconds. That's how many families are losing their homes to foreclosure. More than 8 million families are at risk. And, this is no...

Ryan Grim

Liberal Groups Pressure Congress On Foreclosure Bill (VIDEO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Liberal advocacy groups, including and Brave New Foundation, are upping pressure on Congress over the next few days to act on a foreclosure...

Brave New Foundation Releases New Film On Afghanistan Troop Surge (VIDEO)

Brave New Foundation | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama has committed 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan. This decision raises serious questions about troops, costs, overall mission, and exit...

Sam Stein

Brave New Films Tackles The Foreclosure Crisis | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hoping to harness the power of viral videos outside of elections, Brave New Films is up today with the first of a series of documentaries raising awar...

Enough! Foreclosure Victims Speak Out

Tara L. Conley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tara L. Conley

Brave New Foundation provides an interactive platform so that people whose homes have been foreclosed on can tell their stories and be key players in the debate in Washington.

Jacob's Light Foundation: In Memory Of My Son

Dorine Kenney | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dorine Kenney

Dorine Kenny and her work in honor of her son Jacob are the subject of a new documentary film from In Their Boots. You can see it at www.intheirboots...

Women of Color in an Obama Era

Tara L. Conley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tara L. Conley

I can't help but wonder how Obama's power as President will address the myriad of low wage-(or no wage)-earning, care-taking, health-insurance-lacking, poverty-stricken women of color in the US.