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Moyers & Company [electronic resource]: Social Activism 2.0 - How Citizens Are Standing Up for Democracy

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Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
American history is rich with stories of social change inspired by the actions of motivated individuals and organized groups. Today's activists are no different - facing long odds against powerful and systemic special interests. In this edition of Moyers & Company, Bill Moyers talks with young but very experienced organizers George Goehl, Ai-Jen Poo, and Sarita Gupta, all involved with a nationwide citizens' initiative called the 99% Spring, which took place the week of April 9, 2012. Organizers aimed to train 100,000 Americans to teach about income inequality in homes, places of worship, campuses, and the streets. The program concludes with a Moyers essay on what citizens can do to find out who's paying for all those political ads running on their local television stations.
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56 min.
6 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 09, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Part of the series Moyers & Company.
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How Citizens Are Standing Up for Democracy
Social Activism 2.0 - How Citizens Are Standing Up for Democracy
  • What Can I Do? (1:51)
  • National People's Action (1:39)
  • Holding Banks Accountable (2:45)
  • Benefit Corporations (1:35)
  • Corporate Responsibility (1:02)
  • Re-imagining the U.S. Economy (2:40)
  • Movement of Truth Tellers (2:16)
  • Fight for a Better System (1:47)
  • Common Agenda (1:23)
  • Political Movements (1:23)
  • Citizens United Decision (3:09)
  • Good Corporate Citizens (2:54)
  • Caring Across Generations (2:43)
  • Domestic Workers United (4:18)
  • Hershey Factory Strike (2:33)
  • Reevaluating Resources (2:39)
  • Inspired to Make A Difference (2:02)
  • Powerful Force for Change (3:31)
  • Bias Towards Institutionalized Care (2:17)
  • Changing Demographics of Organized Movements. (1:41)
  • American Plutocracy (4:14)
  • FCC Process Reform Act (2:15)
  • Credits: Moyers & Company: Social Activism 2.0 - How Citizens Are Standing Up for Democracy (1:57)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2012
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Broadcast date: March 30, 2012.
Publisher no.
48984 Films Media Group
1streaming video file (56 min.) : d., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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