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Robert Greenwald

The Declining Influence of the NRA May Translate Into Policies Which Save Lives

Marvin Meadors | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

Perhaps politicians have reason to stop cowering in fear at the mere mention of the NRA. According to the NRA's tax forms, the organization lost money in 2014. Revenue was down $37 million from the previous year.

New Documentary 'Making A Killing' Shows How To Prevent Suicides By Gun

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With "Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA," documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald wanted to dig deep into our national gun debat...

The NRA Lobbied Against A Bill That Could Have Prevented This Boy's Death

Robert Greenwald | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

In February 2013, a year before Eddie Zee Holmes was killed, the NRA lobbied against a law that would have required Washington State residents to store their guns safely. If the bill had passed, Eddie might still be alive. But the NRA and gun company executives put profits ahead of safety.

If the Snack Industry Was Like the Gun Industry We Would Be Even Fatter

Robert Greenwald | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Imagine what our lives would look like if for the last several decades, the snack food industry had put a portion of every bag of chips ever purchased into a fund set aside strictly to promote and preserve your personal right to crunch.

It's Time To Close The Carried Interest Loophole

Bill de Blasio | Posted 09.10.2016 | 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.

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

The Huffington Post Blog | Posted 09.10.2016 | 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.

Ryan Grim

Remember When Fox News Used To Pretend It Wasn't A Political Operation?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.16.2016 | Media

Ten years ago, documentary maker Robert Greenwald released a film with a controversial premise: Fox News Channel is not a reliable media outlet but ra...

Why Are We Still Waiting for Answers on Drones?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Not one of us would stand by idly while a foreign government killed American grandmothers, children, and other innocent civilians via remote-controlled weapons that rain down death from the skies.

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.

Why Do Americans Hate Beheadings But Love Drone Killings?

Coleen Rowley | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

The answer lies in human psychology. And probably like the old observation about history, people who refuse to understand human psychology are doomed to be victims of psychological manipulation.

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.

Bernie Sanders: Koch Brothers Hold Same 'Despotic' Views As In 1980

The Huffington Post | Christine Conetta | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders is still fighting the influence of the Koch brothers. The Vermont Senator spoke at the screening of Robert Greenwald...

Michael McAuliff

Koch Brothers Revealed In Damning Film Exposé

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The billionaire Koch brothers have spent hundreds of millions of dollars because they don't want the government messing with Americans' ...

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.

Watch: The Top Secret Trade Deal You Need to Know About

Bill Moyers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

A cornerstone of President Obama's plan to create more American jobs is a new agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), referred to by some as "NAFTA on steroids." On Moyers & Company, we discuss the TPP with two perceptive observers of the global economy.

Athar Mohiudin

Drone Survivors To Appear Before Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Athar Mohiudin | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress for the first time will hear testimony from survivors of a U.S. drone strike, in a briefing Tuesday organized by Rep. Alan Gray...

If You Get Sick, Pray These Guys Don't Treat You (Video)

Jesse Lava | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jesse Lava

Corizon is just one of the many powerful companies getting rich off mass incarceration. As long as Corizon is motivated by its bottom line rather than the health of prisoners, there will always be a perverse incentive to not provide treatment.

Meet the Prison Phone Company Profiting Off Love (VIDEO)

Jesse Lava | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jesse Lava

Prisoners are often housed hundreds of miles from their families, making phone the only way to connect on a routine basis. Global Tel*Link's high rates allow the company to profiteer off this basic human need.

'Signature Strikes' and the President's Empty Rhetoric on Drones

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Robert Greenwald's Brave New Foundation's recent video on the U.S. "signature" drone attacks gives us a glimpse, even if the White House won't, of what's being done in our name. "We are working," Greenwald told me, "to use the video to get Congress to introduce legislation to ban signature strikes." So watch it, and then start the debate the president claims to want. The missiles from the drones might be exploding in Pakistan and Afghanistan and Yemen, but the fallout will impact us here at home for years to come.

To Offset Disaster Relief, Curb the Drug War (VIDEO)

Jesse Lava | Posted 07.21.2013 | Crime
Jesse Lava

Policymakers hoping to find meaningful offsets to fund disaster aid will have look at: 1) Where there's a lot of money, 2) where the spending is unjustifiable, and 3) where the politics and public opinion are conducive to allowing cuts, since there are very few areas in which that's true.

Koch Brothers Bought America's Universities, Now the Billionaires Want to Buy Our Free Press...

Robert Greenwald | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

We've seen how the Kochs have financially influenced the curriculum of colleges and universities. Allowing a pair of conservative billionaires to buy free press will only serve to advance their tea party ideology and take over our democracy.

What If It's Not the Prisoner Who Needs Forgiveness? (VIDEO)

Jesse Lava | Posted 06.24.2013 | Religion
Jesse Lava

If a vindictive, biased justice system is irreconcilable with the Gospel, what is a Christian to do? The answer is first to get outraged -- a perfectly Christian emotion if it next leads to action that helps the powerless in their struggle for justice.

Michael Calderone

Whistleblower Prosecutions Lead To Chilling Effect On Press

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 04.16.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -– On April 9, McClatchy’s Jonathan Landay reported that the Obama administration has “targeted and killed hundreds of suspected lower-...

A16: Let Sarah Knuckey and James Cavallaro Testify About the Drone Strikes

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.19.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

Before this year -- before President Obama nominated John Brennan to head the CIA -- there was virtually no public Congressional discussion of the drone strike policy at all.

Did GEO Group Edit Its Wikipedia Page to Hide Its Past?

Jesse Lava | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
Jesse Lava

Word came out yesterday that Florida Atlantic University had sold the naming rights to its new football stadium to the GEO Group, which is the second largest private prison company in America. It now appears that the GEO Group decided to give its Wikipedia page a facelift.