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The Dictator: Imagine if America Was a Dictatorship

From the movie "The Dictator".

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"Why are you guys so anti-dictators? Imagine if America was a dictatorship. You could let 1% of the people have all the nation's wealth. You could help your rich friends get richer by cutting their taxes. And bailing them out when they gamble and lose. You could ignore the needs of the poor for health care and education. Your media would appear free, but would secretly be controlled by one person and his family. You could wiretap phones. You could torture foreign prisoners. You could have rigged elections. You could lie about why you go to war. You could fill your prisons with one particular racial group, and no one would complain. You could use the media to scare the people into supporting policies that are against their interests."


Koch Brothers Exposed, Full Documentary

Koch Brothers Exposed is a hard-hitting investigation of the 1% at its very worst. This full-length documentary film on Charles and David Koch—two of the world's richest and most powerful men—is the latest from acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: the High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed, Rethink Afghanistan). The billionaire brothers bankroll a vast network of organizations that work to undermine the interests of the 99% on issues ranging from Social Security to the environment to civil rights. This film uncovers the Kochs' corruption—and points the way to how Americans can reclaim their democracy.


Dan Savage Visits The Colbert Report

This is the first time Ive ever seen someone truly defeat the Colbert character in an interview. Dan Savage does an incredible job here, even managing to get the last word, which never happens. Colberts record is now 1206.


Sexual Harrassment: You Decide

Imagine if Conservative media figures made a sexual harassment training video. They'd have plenty of material to choose from.

Cobbled together by our friends at Media Matters.


Woz: This is not my America

Stopped by Spanish language tech journalists at an airport, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says that after the NSA revelations, he questions his own government and wonders whether it's behaving like a king.


She Who Measures

Are we truly free? Are our desires truly our own or merely imposed products of the society we live in?

A short movie by Veljko Popovic, developed at Lemonade 3D and produced by Kenges. Original title: Ona koja mjeri.


Alan Grayson on the NSA

American As Apple Spy

Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) explains the scandal surrounding the National Security Agency (NSA), and his view on the matter. He describes the known public details of the program and recent American history of domestic surveillance.


Richard Wolff on Raising the U.S. Minimum Wage

Economist Richard Wolff explains how the current minimum wage offers less advantage for workers than it did decades ago, and how an increase would benefit not only low-wage employees, but the overall American economy.

Youve taken the folks at the bottom the people who work hard, full-time jobs and youve made their economic condition worse over a 50-year period, while wealth has accumulated at the top, Wolff tells Bill. What kind of a society does this?

A Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, and currently Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School, Wolff has written many books on the effects of rampant capitalism, including Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It.


Vice: Istanbul Rising

On Friday, May 31, Turkish riot police fired tear gas and pepper spray into a peaceful protest held to save Gezi Park, one of the last green areas in central Istanbul. This set off the biggest civil uprising in the history of the Turkish Republic, calling for Prime Minister Erdogans resignation. The unrest has spread like wildfire to more than 60 cities where protests are still ongoing. We landed in Istanbul the day it all kicked off.