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3 Ways to Fight Mass Criminalization

Jordan Melograna | Posted 10.08.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Seven Years After Outfoxed, Murdoch's Empire Continues Corruption

Robert Greenwald | Posted 10.17.2011 | Media
Robert Greenwald

As more revelations start to come out about how widespread wiretapping practices have been at News Corp, we need to continue rigorous examination into where journalistic standards have not been upheld, and what can be done to stop News Corp's spread of ethicless action.

News Corp: A Study in the Failure of Corporate Self-Regulation

Robert Greenwald | Posted 09.25.2011 | Media
Robert Greenwald

News Corp could follow the lead from dozens of prior companies and hire outside legal counsel to oversee the investigation. What News Corp is doing, once more, goes beyond standard practice and refuses to cede any control.

The Murdochs Must Stop Spinning and Resign Over the Phone-hacking Scandal

Robert Greenwald | Posted 09.19.2011 | Media
Robert Greenwald

If their testimonies presented any information at all, it would be how much the Murdochs want to promote the spin of willful ignorance.

Sarah Palin for Best Actress

Robert Greenwald | Posted 09.17.2011 | Comedy
Robert Greenwald

Sarah Palin is not funny, and her influence on our democracy is even less so. But we can use humor to undercut her faux populism and appeal.

Personal Democracy Forum 2011 -- Agents of Change

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.20.2011 | Technology
Marcia G. Yerman

When dictators understand the power of social and mobile, they move toward controlling it or shutting it down. There was hearty agreement that access to the Internet should be an "international right."

PalinGate, Too much Sarah Palin, Not Enough Substance

Robert Greenwald | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

It feels like every time Sarah Palin blinks she's written up in the news, and we don't intend to give her more media attention. We can't stop the presses from covering her every move, but we can help focus, undercut and change the Palin narrative.

Senator Bernie Sanders Belongs on the Sunday Shows

Robert Greenwald | Posted 08.02.2011 | Media
Robert Greenwald

The Sunday news shows often set the tone for the upcoming political week. As the same voices drone on, Bernie Sanders' repeated absence means the political and media elites are overlooking the forces squeezing working and middle class Americans.

Weekly Diaspora: Why Arizona's Birthright Bill is Bad for the Economy

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Arizona lawmakers are expected to introduce an "anchor baby" bill today that would deny birthright ...