Time to Take a Stand

On April 2, 2014, in Articles, Films in Production, News, by admin

Today, the Supreme Court issued a new ruling on election spending that will sabotage our democratic process further: McCutcheon vs. Federal Elections Commission. That the Supreme Court even decided to hear the case over whether aggregate campaign contributions should be limited to “only” $123,600 indicates that the Roberts Court seeks to continue to exacerbate the problem of money in politics. This short video filmed at the steps of the Supreme Court shows what is at stake in this decision.

In Charlotte, Not the Usual Protestor/Police Problems

On September 11, 2012, in Articles, News, by John Wellington Ennis

While the threat of Hurricane Issac kept many away from the RNC in Tampa, FL, the DNC in Charlotte did not see the masses that have assembled in recent times. In 2004, upwards of a million people descended on New York to protest President George W. Bush and the Iraq War. In 2012, the protest population measured in the thousands.

Creative Coalition takes the Patron Express to the DNC

On September 11, 2012, in Articles, News, by John Wellington Ennis

At the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, the art of hospitality, celebrity sighting, and charitable causes converged at the Patron Express party held for the Creative Coalition, which attends both conventions to look after interests affecting the creative community.

As He Returns to Prison, Don Siegelman Still Seeks Justice

On September 11, 2012, in Articles, News, by John Wellington Ennis

In a labyrinthine epic that would make Kafka blush, Don Siegleman has spent the past 13 years ensnared in a legal battle that has seen trumped-up corruption charges, unapologetic partisan prosecutions, and his governorship stolen out from under him in the middle of the night.

Watch: Progressive Central at the DNC

On September 11, 2012, in Articles, by John Wellington Ennis

A rousing forum for discourse, speeches, music, and inspiration during the DNC in Charlotte was at PDA’s Progressive Central, moderated by the acclaimed commentator for The Nation, John Nichols.

Occupy Our Homes: “I’m Not Leaving” (Video)

On December 20, 2011, in Articles, by admin

December 6, 2011, was a national day of action targeting homes facing foreclosure, organized by a coalition of community groups behind the movement Occupy Our Homes. This video shows the media interest and community support for this cause, as well as the energy building from the Occupy movement.

With “Bonsai People,” a Closer Look at the Work of Muhammad Yunus

On September 22, 2011, in Articles, Films in Release, by admin

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus will be appearing at the United Nations in New York on September 22nd during the Clinton Global Initiative to present the new documentary Bonsai People: The Vision of Muhammad Yunus by award-winning filmmaker Holly Mosher.

Rupert Murdoch Shows Us the Need for Government Oversight

On July 20, 2011, in Articles, by admin

Rupert Murdoch doesn’t actually seem particularly beholden to lawmakers, probably because he believes he makes the laws.

Common Cause Keeps the Heat on Clarence Thomas

On July 8, 2011, in Articles, by admin

While the Supreme Court started its summer recess last week, watchdog group Common Cause is keeping the heat on Justice Clarence Thomas. In two separate actions, Common Cause has drawn further scrutiny to an already embattled judge.

The “Vindication” of Andrew Breitbart

On June 11, 2011, in Articles, by admin

If this is vindication, I shudder at Breitbart’s idea of irresponsible journalism.