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