Martin Sheen Reprises "West Wing" Role - for Sentencing Reform PSA

By Asawin Suebsaeng for Mother Jones

On Tuesday, Brave New Films released a new PSA calling on Congress to pass the Smarter Sentencing Act. The proposed sentencing-reform legislation aims to reduce prison populations and costs by creating less severe minimum terms for nonviolent drug offenders. (On Monday,Yahoo News reported that President Obama could grant clemency to "hundreds, perhaps thousands" of nonviolent drug offenders by the end of his second term.) The video was produced in partnership with the ACLU and Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), and stars actor Martin Sheen. It's titled "President Bartlet has a message for Congress," in reference to Sheen's role on Aaron Sorkin's political drama The West Wing.

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Martin Sheen Reprises 'West Wing' Role for Prison Sentencing Reform PSA

By Marisa Kabas for Hypervocal. 

When actors play popular fictional characters, fans often have trouble separating the two and usually find the character much more compelling. Martin Sheen knows that after playing a wildly popular TV president, people sort of care about what he has to say, but they’d much rather hear it from The West Wing’s President Bartlet.

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Sheen presses Congress on drug sentencing reform

By Judy Kurtz for The Hill

Martin Sheen is using his fictional “West Wing” presidential persona to push Congress to pass real-life legislation.

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Koch Brothers Exposed, Outfoxed and More with Robert Greenwald on B.Y.O.D

This interview originally aired on B.Y.O.D for LipTV

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WATCH: Martin Sheen Stars in Powerful New PSA Calling for Drug Sentencing Reform

Published on AlterNet by Asawin Suebsaeng for Mother Jones. 

On Tuesday, Brave New Films released a  new PSA calling on Congress to pass the  Smarter Sentencing Act. The proposed sentencing-reform legislation aims to reduce prison populations and costs by creating less severe minimum terms for nonviolent drug offenders. 

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Robert Greenwald Talks Walmart, Inequality & Money in Politics On the Ed Show

Robert Greenwald and David K. Johnson join Ed Schultz on The Ed Show to discuss income inequality and big business' unchecked spending and undue influence on politics in Washington. 

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Koch Brothers Already Accused of Corruption in 2014 Elections

By Katie Rucke for Mint Press News

Robert Greenwald, filmmaker and founder of Brave New Films, recently announced a sequel to his 2012 film “Koch Brothers Exposed.” He said the new film will focus specifically on the duo’s efforts to buy the 2014 election, as well as how detrimental their support for Citizens United has been to the state of democracy in the United States.

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UN Human Rights Body Slams US Over Targeted Assassinations

By Andrea Germanos for Common Dreams

The United States "should revisit its position regarding legal justifications for the use of deadly force through drone attacks," a UN human rights body stated Thursday.

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Come Clean on Deadly Drone Activities

This OPED by Rep. Alan Grayson and Robert Greenwald originally appeared in The Hill

Three years ago last week, a U.S. drone strike hit the small town of Datta Khel in Pakistan. Local business owners and leaders were in the midst of a two-day tribal council meeting, called to address a dispute regarding a chromite mine in the area. Local authorities had been notified about the meeting, which is a traditional forum employed to resolve community conflicts.

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Robert Greenwald and Ed Schultz discuss Afghanistan War Costs

Robert Greenwald discussed the cost of war in Afghanistan with Ed Schultz on the Ed Schultz Radio show on Wednesday, March 19th. 

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