hink back to the heady days of July 2004. Presidential campaign season was in full swing, with John Kerry and John Edwards joining forces against the Bush ticket. The media obsession of the summer was Kerry’s uneven voting record, with new headlines emerging almost weekly even as George Bush quietly continued setting the county on fire. In the midst of this mayhem, director Robert Greenwald and his team at Brave New Films released Outfoxed, a documentary that exposed the concerted efforts of Fox News to promote a partisan Republican agenda through the guise of a traditional news service. It’s been 10 years since that seminal film was released. AlterNet caught up with Greenwald to chat about how American politics has evolved—or devolved—over the last decade.Read more
For The Register-Mail
Our screening of Brave New Films’ “Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition” Tuesday evening upstairs at the Galesburg Public Library, drew 21 people. That was more than I expected. I’m sure that none of them knew the full extent of how and how fast Charles and David Koch are taking us to a complete oligarchy. “Gasps of dismay” were heard during the screening.Read more
By Sarah Bennett for Long Beach Post
Everything seems to happen fortuitously for Leonard Baric, the Long Beach resident behind the long-running DIY film series Conscious Cinema. During election season 2004, just as he was beginning to ask questions about the growing war in Iraq, he happened to stumble across Cal State Long Beach professor Liz Philipose's weekly documentary screening that was aimed at dissuading people from voting for George Bush. As a liberal activist, Baric attended each one, absorbing knowledge on the social and political events of the time through a medium he had not previously considered.Read more
By Steven Rosenfeld for AlterNet
Unlike an estimated 150 colleges and universities that have taken $56 million from the billionaire libertarian industrialist Koch brothers since the 1980s—and then integrated their extreme right-wing agenda into business classes while censoring other views—the New York City college keeps rejecting Koch cash, an aggrieved libertarian business school professor complained in a detailed report by InsideHigherEd.com.Read more
David Brock has a message for liberal millionaires: Don’t sweat being called hypocrites.
Brock, a former “right-wing hit-man”-turned-top-big-money-Democratic-operative, is part of a behind-the-scenes campaign to convince donors it’s OK to attack the Koch brothers for spending millions of dollars while doing the exact same thing for the left.Read more
By Jordan Melograna for the Huffington Post
At Brave New Films, much of our work focuses on the ways powerful people profit from exploiting non-powerful people. Whether it's private prison companiesprofiting from locking up poor people for non-violent offenses, or the world's billionaires buying governmental policies that benefit them at the expense of the working classes. Our newest video tackles wage theft -- the various ways that employers save a buck or two by stealing from employees.Read more
By Jordan Melograna For City Watch
ACTION REPORT-At Brave New Films, much of our work focuses on the ways powerful people profit from exploiting non-powerful people.
Whether it's private prison companies profiting from locking up poor people for non-violent offenses, or the world's billionaires buying governmental policies that benefit them at the expense of the working classes. Our newest video tackles wage theft -- the various ways that employers save a buck or two by stealing from employees.Read more
Two Los Angeles City Council members began a push Tuesday for a new city ordinance that would crack down on businesses that cheat workers of their pay.Read more
[INTERVIEW] Robert Greenwald speaks with CCTV's Anand Naidoo about the Iraq elections and escalating violence
The U.S. led war in Iraq cost billions of dollars, thousands of lives, and has faced heavy criticism. CCTV's Anand Naidoo is joined by filmmaker Robert Greenwald, who has made documentaries about the Iraq war and has been very outspoken about his opposition to the invasion and subsequent years spent in the Middle East.
On May 22nd, Robert Greenwald spoke with Ed Schultz on his radio show about the launch of Brave New Films' updated Koch Brothers Exposed film.