The Plan To Take Our Democracy Back

Help us reduce the influence of money in politics! Professor Lawrence Lessig goes over the problem - and the plan to solve it.

The Mayday Political Action Committee is crowdsourcing the money it needs to get a Congress committed to fundamental reform by 2016. This is our first essential step.

How Aaron Swartz Helped Inspire the Super PAC to End All Super PACs

Wage Theft is a Crime

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Los Angeles is the Wage Theft Capitol of the United States, where $26.2 million is stolen from workers every week. The thieves are not sticking up bank tellers or picking pickets on the street. The thieves are bosses who profit from not paying their hard working employees and then daring them to try to get it back.

That's why Brave New Films joined forces with the LA Coalition Against Wage Theft to demand the LA City Council to address this problem. In our video, we profile four victims of wage theft who tell heartbreaking stories of working for low wages and then suffering the indignity of not being paid.

Will Potter: The shocking move to criminalize nonviolent protest

In 2002, investigative journalist and TED Fellow Will Potter decided to take a break from his regular beat, writing about shootings and murders for the Chicago Tribune. He went to help a local group campaigning against animal testing: "I thought it would be a safe way to do something positive," he says. Instead, he was arrested, and so began his ongoing journey into a world in which peaceful protest is branded as terrorism.

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Health Care: U.S. vs. Canada

Sen. Bernie Sanders asked a panel of experts to contrast the United States health care system with single-payer models throughout the world.

Bernie Sanders Challenges Welfare for Walmart

The top 1% of the population owns 38% of the wealth in this country, while 60% of the population only own 2.3% of the wealth.

One family, the Walton family who own and operate Walmart, owns more wealth than the bottom 40% of the population. The Walton family is the wealthiest family in America, and yet they are the largest recipient of welfare in America.

Does this make any moral or economic sense?

Dylan Ratigan's Epic Rant on the International Banking Cartel  and Political Corruption

MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan is mad as hell about the U.S. financial crisis--and he ain't gonna take it anymore!

While convening a roundtable discussion on the market meltdown on eponymous MSNBC show on Tuesday, Ratigan exploded.

"We've got a real problem!" an exasperated Ratigan shouted. "This is a mathematical fact! Tens of trillions of dollars are being extracted from the United States of America. Democrats aren't doing it, Republicans aren't doing it. An entire integrated system, financial system, trading system, taxing system, that was created by both parties over a period of two decades is at work on our entire country right now. And we're sitting here arguing about whether we should do the $4 trillion plan that kicks the can down the road for the president for 2017, or burn the place to the ground, both of which are reckless, irresponsible, and stupid."

"I'm sorry to lose my temper," he continued. "But, I tell you what, I've been coming on TV for three years doing this, and the fact of the matter is that there's a refusal on both the Democratic and the Republican side of the aisle to acknowledge the mathematical problem, which is that the United States of America is being extracted."

Totally Biased: Happy Birthday Occupy Wall Street

While Fox News observed Occupy Wall Street's 2nd anniversary by lamenting its supposed death, Kamau points out some of the things the movement has achieved—and they said it wouldn't last! Can you play "Happy Birthday" with a drum circle?

From Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.

The Daily Show: Robert Reich, Beyond Outrage

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich talks about his book Beyond Outrage and the trouble with America's tax system, offers solutions for a damaged economy and democracy, and calls for a new era of citizen activism.

From The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
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