Category “Activist”

Slacker Uprising

Slacker Uprising’ takes place in the wake of Fahrenheit 9/11, during the run-up to the 2004 election, as I traveled for 42 days across America, visiting 62 cities in a failed attempt to remove George W. Bush from office. My goal was to help turn out a record number of young voters and others who had never voted before. (That part was a success. Young adults voted in greater numbers than in any election since 18-year-olds were given the right to vote. And the youth vote was the only age group that John Kerry...

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Rachel: An American Conscience

I’ve been here for about a month and half now and this is definitely the most difficult situation that I have ever seen. In the time that I have been here, children have been shot and killed. On the 30th of January, the Israeli military bulldozed the two largest water wells, destroying over half of Rafah’s water supply. Ever few days, if not everyday, houses are demolished here.. so I feel like what I am witnessing here is a very systematic destruction of peoples’ ability to survive and that is incredibly horrifying. Yahya Barakat, who teaches at Al-Quds University, told The Washington...

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Uncovered: The War On Iraq

The Bush Administration made up its’ mind to go to war on September 11th 2001. From that time on, you were dealing with rationalization and justification for the war. You weren’t dealing with real causes for the war or real reasons for the war. There was never a clear and present danger. There was never an imminent threat. Uncovered: The War on Iraq, filmmaker Robert Greenwald chronicles the Bush Administration’s determined quest to invade Iraq following the events of September 11, 2001. The film deconstructs the administration’s case for war through interviews with U.S intelligence...

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A Question of Eligibility

In "A Question of Eligibility," Farah chose four key presenters to bring the issue home WND senior staff writer Jerome Corsi, the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of "The Obama Nation"; Orly Taitz, one of the most visible attorneys involved in filing lawsuits challenging Obama to produce proof of his qualifications for office; Alan Keyes, a participant in one of those lawsuits, a presidential candidate himself, and the Republican candidate who opposed Obama in his successful bid to become a U.S. senator, the job that brought him to national attention; and Janet Porter, an activist and...

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Born Female

He had one regret in his life which was being too late to save a young Nepalese girl from prostitution. So he and his brothers decided to make a career out of fighting trafficking, AIDS and female foeticide. Against the apathy of social service agencies and the authorities, the three men went against the tide of conventions to rescue girls from their abductors, teach prostitutes about AIDS prevention and villagers about con-men in the trafficking...

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The Take

We heard rumors of a new kind of economy emerging in Argentina. With hundreds of factories closing, waves of workers were locking themselves inside and running the workplaces on their own, with no bosses. Where we come from, a closed factory is just an inevitable effect of a model, the end of a story. In Argentina today, it's just the beginning. In suburban Buenos Aires, thirty unemployed auto-parts workers walk into their idle factory, roll out sleeping mats and refuse to leave. All they want is to re-start the silent machines. But this simple act - The Take - has the power to turn the...

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Martial Law 9/11: The Rise of the Police State

If you don’t know who Alex Jones is, you will never forget him after watching this ground-shaking documentary about the creeping police state in the United States. Know that the north and south towers of the World Trade Center Complex were not the only two buildings to collapse that day? Did you know a third one collapsed hours after the collapses of the twin towers? How did this third building collapse if it wasn’t hit by an airplane? Loose Change raises such questions and other blatant contradictions about the official 9/11 story fed to us by the government and media. By far one of...

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Fahrenheit 9/11

Directed by Michael Moore, whose aura of controversy only grew after his Oscar acceptance speech at the 2003 Academy Awards, Fahrenheit 9/11, like Moore’s Bowling For Columbine and Roger & Me, promises to expose the corporate wrongdoings and big-money scandals perpetrated by America’s financial elite. This movie, however, looks beyond the inner echelons of General Motors and Lockheed Martin in hopes of outing the evildoers in the White House, particularly in regards to the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush. In addition to criticizing the administration’s...

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How The Kids Took Over

In the last 10 years, corporations have doubled what they spend marketing to your children. It's no wonder. Children influence 62% of family purchases - everything from snack food to cameras to cars. Kids under twelve are at the epicentre of consumer culture. There is gold in the hills, and marketers know your children will lead the way. So, they spend billions of dollars every year, on the premise that a tug of your heartstrings will mobilize your purse strings. And they've unleashed an army of market researchers to help them accomplish their mission. The kids have taken over. It's all...

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