The Young Turks Discuss Our Series OverCriminalized

By Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian of The Young Turks.

On November 13, 2014 The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discussed Brave New Films' short video series entitled OverCriminalized which explores why we are criminalizing homelessness, mental illness, and substance abuse. View the video below. 

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Homeless Flap Goes International

by Dennis Wyatt for Manteca Bulletin:

Manteca’s decision to outlaw public defecation and outlawing the homeless’ ability to set up encampments wherever they wish is drawing criticism from as far away as Alberta, Canada.

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Police Chief isn’t supposed to be the Patron Saint Of Homeless

by Dennis Wyatt for the Manteca Bulletin: 

Go ahead, slam Police Chief Nick Obligacion for his efforts to address the homeless/panhandling/public drug use issues in Manteca.

But while you’re calling him names, contending he’s heartless, plus say all he wants to do is issue tickets and drive the homeless out of Manteca as if he’s a modern-day St. Patrick, stop to consider a few things.

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Post Criticizing Manteca Homeless Ban Goes Viral

by Melinda Maza for KCRA Channel 3

MANTECA, Calif. (KCRA) —Manteca city leaders are receiving pressure to ease up on homeless restrictions after a post from a Facebook group went viral.

Thousands of people have already complained about the new ordinance that restricts homeless people from sleeping anywhere outdoors in Manteca.

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Post Draws International Attention to Manteca Homeless Policies

by Kay Recede for Fox 40: 

New laws for Manteca’s homeless population has gone viral and is putting the pressure on the city’s administration.

A Facebook post went live recently, and has drawn attention from people from as far as Canada — criticizing the city’s new law banning homeless encampments within the city. A plea on social media garners thousands of likes. Translate that into calls and criticism towards the City of Manteca and its laws on homelessness.

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Perception vs. Reality: Who’s Really Dying in all those Drone Strikes?

by staff writer for the Sky Valley Chronicle:

The United States has conducted over 400 drone strikes on Pakistan and according to one consortium of investigative journalists, fewer than 12% of the people killed have been identified by available records as "militants." 

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10 Lessons on Making Movies from Brave New Films’ Robert Greenwald: A Decade of Speaking Truth to Power

by Steven Rosenfeld for AlterNet Democratic:

Lies before waging war in Iraq. Deconstructing Fox News propaganda. Profiling Walmart’s culture of greed. Outing bloody wartime profiteers. Introducing America to the Koch brothers. Revealing why whistleblowers matter. Profiling innocent drone victims. 

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Let’s Count the Ways that the Democrats’ Anti-Koch Message Failed Them

by David Weigel for Bloomberg:

Iowa Democrat Bruce Braley is the official gump of the midterms. Everyelection recap of length includes at least one intra-Democrat dig at Braley, a congressman elected in the 2006 wave who seemed, initially, like a safe bet to inherit Tom Harkin's old Senate desk. Every recap recalls that he not only mocked incoming Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley as "a farmer from Iowa who never went to law school" (Judiciary has never been chaired by a non-lawyer), but that a donor who I can only assume was named Ignatius J. Reilly—a Braley supporter!—thought this barb was worth uploading to YouTube. 

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Koch Wealth Comes at a Great Cost to Communities

by Allen Richard for Midland Daily News

The Koch story — seriously?

The recent Op-ed by Dr. Timothy G. Nash looks like it was copied from a Koch Industries PR pamphlet. As the late Paul Harvey would say, “Now for the rest of the story.”

 

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Films: Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars

by staff writer for Before It’s News:

In “Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars”, the eighth full-length feature documentary from Brave New Foundation, director Robert Greenwald investigates the impact of U.S. drone strikes at home and abroad through more than 70 separate interviews, including a former American drone operator who shares what he has witnessed in his own words, Pakistani families mourning loved ones and seeking legal redress, investigative journalists pursuing the truth, and top military officials warning against blowback from the loss of innocent life. 

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