Salt Lake City Move To Amend Bread and Circus Salt Lake MTA has built a traveling democracy circus wagon from scratch and has written shows that educate folks on the issue of corporate rule and MTA’s solution. Their troupe is called Bread and Circus, the term historians use to describe how empires keep their power (feed people just enough to keep them alive and distract them with entertainment). They, however, have used their circus to edu-tain people and get them to rise up against the corporate elites, and after the show they eat bread and talk together. They have gotten tons of new volunteers and lots of attention. If you want the scripts for any of the acts or want to hear more, contact Salt Lake MTA. (27 minutes, 54 seconds).
Bill Moyers: How Can Ordinary People Fight Citizens United? How Can Ordinary People Fight Citizens United (2 minutes, 17 seconds).
PRICELE$$, a new documentary, is a filmmaker’s personal journey across America to answer a burning question: why are some of our government’s most basic policies, like food and energy, so out-of-date . . . and can anything be done about it? Sharing the suspicion of fellow-citizens, including a class of young civics students, that campaign money is involved, the filmmakers set out on a spellbinding — and at times hilarious — ride from rural America to the halls of Congress to find out more, because democracy is a precious resource. In fact, it’s PRICELE$$.
Lawrence Lessig: How Money Corrupts Congress
Lawrence Lessig: Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress—and a Plan to Stop It
The War on Democracy
Venezuela, one of the many nations impoverished by U.S corporations and capitalistic greed, fought back for their rights through unity and dedication of the local people. Hugo Chavez, the leader for the people by the people of Venezuela, kicked out U.S interests, over threw the elite ruling democracy, and established an independent sovereign nation free from western threat of corporatocracy and imperialism.
This 26 award-winning documentary examines the nature, evolution, impacts and future of the modern business corporation and the increasing role it plays in society and our everyday lives.
The World According to Monsanto
There’s nothing they are leaving untouched: the mustard, the okra, the bringe oil, the rice, the cauliflower. Once they have established the norm: that seed can be owned as their property, royalties can be collected. We will depend on them for every seed we grow of every crop we grow. If they control seed, they control food, they know it – it’s strategic. It’s more powerful than bombs. It’s more powerful than guns. This is the best way to control the populations of the world.
The Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard
About the things we use and discard every day.
The Story of Broke by Annie Leonard
Tackling the causes for the nation’s debt and our national priorities.
The Story of Change by Annie Leonard
Can shopping save the world? The Story of Change urges viewers to put down their credit cards and start exercising their citizen muscles to build a more sustainable, just and fulfilling world.
Glenn Greenwald: With Liberty and Justice for Some
Documentary on the current American justice system.
The Story of Citizens and Corporations in Ohio. CorpOrNation exposes the historic corporate rise to power in Ohio, the barriers citizens have fought to create a true democracy for themselves, and detailed assessments of government influence by corporations through “corporate globalization.”
King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation.
In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA.
The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a “Saudia Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is fracking safe?
Capitalism: A Love Story
Michael Moore’s “Capitalism: A Love Story” comes home to the issue he’s been examining throughout his career: the disastrous impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans.
A documentary about the Global Economic Crisis of 2008.
Michael Moore’s film on Health Care around the world.
Speaking Freely: Vol. 1
John Perkins, a former “economic hit man”, discusses the influence the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had on Third World countries as he convinced them to take on large -scale public works projects. These types of projects, funded by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), have served to enrich U.S. corporations while enslaving Third World countries into further debt.
This film shows the anger and frustration people all over the world are encountering as corporations and government try to privatize water. The quality and costs to the public are damaging, while profit is concentrated in the hands of few. The World Bank and MNCs issue billion dollar contracts to governments to privatize water, while the costs fall on the local people and the land. Big Hydro projects disrupt the ecology and bring water prices to soaring costs, stealing the water from the hands of the people-violating basic human rights.
Community sustainable farming is an alternative approach to commercial farming. This local based farming system provides quality fresh produce to local communities within the area. This approach to commercial farming cuts energy and oil costs, which accounts for 1/5 of our energy and oil use. Sustainable farming grows higher yields, is friendly to the health and ecology of the land, and grows what’s in season. This way of farming promotes bio diversity and a break from the industrial food system and fossil fuel dependence.
Through industrialization, multinational corporations and western influence are drastically impacting climate change. Loyal to their shareholders, CEOs ignore regulations and guidelines that reduce CO2 emissions and continue practices that harm the environment and contribute to global warming. Because congress is embedded with the corporations, regulatory agencies are inefficient in enforcing reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Auto companies lobby congress heavily to keep EPA standards low, continuing the same destructive political system that enhances the rich and suppresses the poor.
The End of Poverty?
This film discusses the truth of our global economics and the system’s failure as a whole. It breaks down the capitalistic methods, which only perpetuate poverty and increase the wealth for few, while enhancing the U.S economy and Global Transnational Corporations who profit off the labor of third world countries.
Hot Coffee: Is Justice being Served? Seinfeld mocked it. Letterman ranked it in his top ten list. And more than fifteen years later, its infamy continues. Everyone knows the McDonald’s coffee case. It has been routinely cited as an example of how citizens have taken advantage of America’s legal system, but is that a fair rendition of the facts? Hot Coffee reveals what really happened to Stella Liebeck, the Albuquerque woman who spilled coffee on herself and sued McDonald’s, while exploring how and why the case garnered so much media attention, who funded the effort and to what end. After seeing this film, you will decide who really profited from spilling hot coffee.
How a Bill(ionaire) Becomes a Law(maker)
Super PACs and special interests have turned our politicians into money junkies only out for their next fix. We have to fight back before this becomes the new normal in American politics. It will take millions of people to defeat billions of dollars. Join us at www.unpac.org!
David Cobb’s Barnstorming Speech
Move to Amend national spokesperson David Cobb, attorney and lifelong activist, toured the midwest this August, in an effort to build connections, inspire activism, and reveal the origins of corporate power in America. Thanks to Chippewa Valley Community Television.
Big Sky, Big Money
A tale of money and politics from Montana, the epicenter of the campaign finance debate.
Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim
There is a corruption at the heart of American politics, caused by the dependence of Congressional candidates on funding from the tiniest percentage of citizens. That’s the argument at the core of this blistering talk by legal scholar Lawrence Lessig. With rapid-fire visuals, he shows how the funding process weakens the Republic in the most fundamental way, and issues a rallying bipartisan cry that will resonate with many in the U.S. and beyond.