If you happened to watch the Super Bowl in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia or Maryland, you may have seen an anti-union ad. It was paid for by a nasty little front group called “The Center for Union Facts,” which, as you can guess, lies about unions.
This video exposes the ‘union’ worker as Richard Berman, head of the Center for Union Facts. Here’s what you need to know about him: His own son calls him a despicable person.
Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan are not the only places the US has left a mess. Around the globe, where America has waged wars and set up military bases. Even on US soil the actions of the military have left a dirty and even toxic mess for local communities. As it turns out the United States Department of Defense is the biggest polluter on the planet. Though the mess may just be too expensive for the Pentagon to clean up, Derrick Crowe of the Brave New Foundation brings his take on the problem.
Brave New Foundation’s Political Director Derrick Crowe talks to radio show host Randi Rhodes about what Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s decision on Afghanistan really means for America’s future role in the area.
In this clip by Robert Greenwald and the Brave New Foundation, Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA) invites the Koch brothers to testify before Congress regarding their stake in the Keystone XL Pipeline. Visit Koch Brothers Exposed to sign the petition asking Waxman to haul the brothers before Congress.
Derrick Crowe, of the non-profit Brave New Foundation, believes years of public pressure on American officials are“starting to break through.”
“Sixty-three percent of Americans oppose the war outright, and 58 of them want troops brought home as soon as possible,” he told RT. “And given the very dim prospects for a military fist strategy, I think that’s absolutely the right thing to do.”
The latest Koch Brothers Exposed video calls out the Kochs for their distorted philanthropic giving — requiring Koch-friendly professors drill Ayn Rand ideology into students in exchange for donations — and particularly at Florida State University. What’s happening to academia in Florida and the more than 150 American colleges and universities demands national attention — until then, the students are paying the intellectual price.
A new, must-see video short exposes how Charles and David Koch, the wealthy conservative businessmen who fund a number of right-wing causes, are curtailing intellectual freedom and independence at our colleges and universities — even by buying off departments and controlling the professor hiring process.
From our friends at Brave New Foundation, the video “Are The Koch Brothers Teaching You?,” reveals an “old fashioned quid pro quo” where the Koch brothers have agreed to donate money to get professors to teach the “values of the 19th Century Guilded Age” to students at some 150 American colleges and universities.
Here’s the scary part, according to Brave New Foundation:
“The Charles Koch Charitable Foundation has given more than $14.39 million in grants to universities like Florida State, Auburn, Clemson, West Virginia and Utah State. All five campuses are in financial agreements with Koch-supported groups requiring the university to hire candidates who adhere to defined ideological guidelines. In some cases, the Koch-supported groups recommend candidates to the faculty or have sway over the college’s hiring committee.”
At NBC’s Republican debate on Jan. 23, we once again, heard a lot about the issue of immigration. Mitt Romney suggested that self deportation could be an easy fix. Cuentame’s founder Axel Caballero weighs in.
RT Español invites Cuentame’s Axel Caballero to discuss the controversy behind the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Axel told RT that the idea of intellectual property is very old. ”We must create a new system, where intellectual property is an individual right of every person and every person has the right to distribute content.”
Axel Caballero (activist and founder of Cuentame), Steve Ross (USC history professor and author), Rick Overton (actor, comedian and Emmy Award-winning writer) and Cenk Uygur (host, The Young Turks) break down points from TV legend Phil Donahue about the human costs to being a nation of warmonger; actor Crispin Glover (Back to the Future, Charlie’s Angels) on Hollywood and propaganda; and finally, Brave New Foundation’s Cuentame on how the new draconian immigration laws are being used to line the pockets of the private prison industry.