Daily Archives: May 23, 2014

Lets Have a Carbon Tax


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Published on May 23, 2014

Thom Hartmann talks with Senator Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator, who says it’s time for a carbon tax in the United States.

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The Case for Reparations


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Published on May 23, 2014

Thom Hartmann debates reparations with Mychal Massie, Conservative Commentator / Former Chairman-Project 21
Website: www.nationalcenter.org/P21Index.html

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Hearst and Bronstein: Obama’s War on Journalists

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Published on May 23, 2014

Full video from FORA.tv Studios available at: http://fora.tv/2014/05/16/The_New_Wes…

William Hearst and Phil Bronstein discuss offensive measures taken by the Obama administration against whistleblowers and leakers, as well as journalists and their sources like Edward Snowden.

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Why solar technology cannot save us


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Published on May 23, 2014

PBS NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman hears from former big pharma executive Chris Martenson about how our economy requires unsustainable resources. But technology cannot make alternative sources of energy; it can only help us find them.

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Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition – Brave New Films

I hope you’re ready for a wild ride. Billionaires David and Charles Koch have been handed the ability to buy our democracy in the form of giant checks to the House, Senate, and soon, possibly even the Presidency. The last time we exposed the Koch Brothers’ dealings to the world we here at Brave New Films wound up in their crosshairs. They produced online ad campaigns attacking us, but, it takes more than a banner ad to slow us down.

We’ve reissued Koch Brothers Exposed in an updated version, Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition, to shine a light on them. We’ve delved even deeper into where their money is going, who their money is hurting, and how much they are making during this whole process leading up to the 2014 Elections.

Two years ago when we made this film very few people knew who the Koch Brothers were or what the Koch Brothers were doing. But now, we so strongly believe that everyone should know what is happening that with your help and donations we are able to offer the film for free. We want to make sure everyone has an opportunity to see the truth.

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Published on May 19, 2014

The official trailer for Robert Greenwald’s new investigative documentary KOCH BROTHERS EXPOSED: 2014 EDITION
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You can sign up to view the film for free by following the link below:
http://www.bravenewfilms.org/koch2014

The film will premiere online on 5/20/14 and we will also ben screening several excerpts from the piece at an official Congressional Press Briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

You will be able to stream the full film for free on our website as soon as the event is completed, and we will be hosting a live-stream of the briefing during the event. You can view the live-stream by following the link above.

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Koch Brothers Exposed


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Published on May 23, 2014

Thom Hartmann talks with Robert Greenwald, Founder / President-Brave New Films (BNF) Website: http://www.bravenewfilms.org about the updated edition of his movie. See:
http://kochbrothersexposed.com and http://www.bravenewfilms.org/koch2014

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‘A Government Of Thugs’: How Canada Treats Environmental Journalists | ThinkProgress

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/23/3428984/canada-war-on-environmentalists/

I attempted to enter Canada on a Tuesday, flying into the small airport at Fort McMurray, Alberta, waiting for my turn to pass through customs.

“What brings you to Fort Mac?” a Canada Border Services Agency official asked. “I’m a journalist,” I said. “I’m here to see the tar sands.” He pointed me to border security. Another official, a tall, clean-shaven man, asked the same question. “I’m here to see the tar sands.” he frowned. “You mean oil sands. We don’t have tar here.”

Up until the 1960s, the common name for Canada’s massive reserves of heavy bitumen mixed with sand was “tar sands.” Now, the phrase is officially considered a colloquialism, with “oil sands” being the accurate name, according to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. But “tar sands” is not really an informal phrase in Canada as much as it is a symbol of your views. If you say tar sands, you’re an environmentalist. If you say tar sands, you’re the enemy.

“We might have to send you back to the States,” the official said, after asking if I had working papers. I didn’t, so I phoned a colleague staying at a nearby hotel. “This guy at border security says I need working papers or something and that he’s gonna send me back to the States,” I said.

“Why did you say I was going to send you back to the States? I didn’t say that,” the official said after I hung up. “See, you’re already misrepresenting what’s going on here.”

My interrogation included details about where I was going, who I was meeting with, why I wanted to see the sands. The official had me open my bag so he could see if I was carrying cameras. Then he let me into Canada. “Because I’m being nice,” he said, and gave me a certificate stating that I must leave the country by Friday.

Can’t Criticize If You Don’t Know

In all, I was delayed for about 45 minutes — a relatively painless experience — but I did get the feeling I wasn’t the only one being hassled in Canada for an association with environmentalism. Indeed, as interviews with multiple reporters and activists show, the federal government places numerous obstacles in the way of those who try to disseminate information about the Canadian tar sands. Many believe this has amounted to a full-on war.

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