Showing posts with label youtube. Show all posts
Showing posts with label youtube. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Elizabeth Warren Announces Her Bid for Senate

This is hilarious..!

Elizabeth Warren talks about why she's running for the United States Senate.

Starring: Molly Erdman
Directed by: Brian Shortall
Written/Produced by: Eddie Geller
Edited by: Richard Klopfenstein

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Public Advocate de Blasio Walks in Shoes of Childcare Provider

In the midst of Mayor Bloomberg’s threats to drastically cut funding for childcare services, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio spent yesterday morning walking in the shoes of Linnette Ebanks, a daycare provider who educates and cares for pre-school children at Little People's Retreat Group Day Care in Brooklyn.

“Seeing firsthand how childcare providers help our children learn and grow is all the evidence you need that the Mayor’s budget has the wrong priorities,” said Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. “Today I was proud to spend a morning walking in the shoes of Linnette Ebanks and tomorrow I will continue to fight for her and the thousands of working families that depend on child care.”

The Mayor’s Executive Budget would slash $57 million from childcare services and close 110 daycare centers city-wide—including 55 in Brooklyn alone. A map of these daycare centers is here.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Immigrants For Sale - Brave New Foundation - YouTube

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Immigrants are for sale in this country. Sold to private prison corporations who are locking them up for obscene profits!

Here are the top 3 things YOU need to know about the Private Prison money scheme:

The victims: Private prisons don't care about who they lock up. At a rate of $200 per immigrant a night at their prisons, this is a money making scheme that destroys families and lives.

The players: CCA (Corrections Corporation of America), The Geo Group and Management and Training corporations—combined these private prisons currently profit more than $5 billion a year.

The money: These private prisons have spent over $20 million lobbying state legislators to make sure they get state anti-immigrant laws approved and ensure access to more immigrant inmates.

Be a part of the movement to follow the players, the money and the victims of this money making scheme @

Thursday, June 9, 2011

We Are Being Lied To - MoveOn Civic Action & The Other 98% Flash Mob

I participated in this action on Monday June 6th, if you look closely you can see me in the top left hand corner holding a piece of the letter "W" (see the still photo below)...

Earlier this week, our amazing members joined MoveOn in putting together a flash mob of concerned citizens standing on the steps of Federal Hall on Wall Street, with one simple message for financial elites: We Are Being Lied To.

Click on photo to enlarge

thanks to Dennis P. Osorio for the photo

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Dancing at the Jefferson Memorial, Take 2 - Watch American Citizens Arrested for Dancing...

This is unbelievable, Americans arrested for dancing at the Jefferson Memorial last week...What's happened to our country..?

After 5 people got arrested for dancing at the jefferson memorial, hundreds returned to reclaim the right to dance!!! Jefferson would have been proud.

Last week CODEPINKers Medea Benjamin and Tighe Barry and three others were arrested for dancing--silenty--at the Jefferson Memorial. It was an absurd abuse of police power. Now check out the video from yesterday, when hundreds showed up to dance. Yes, numbers matter. When enough good people get together, we can change bad laws and bad policies.

That's why your participation is so important. That's why building coalitions is so important. This week, CODEPINK is joining PDA and National Nurses United (NNU) for their national rally in DC. It's time to tell Washington to Bring Our War Dollars Home for vital needs like universal healthcare!

Tell the Senate to end the war in Afghanistan and support a single-payer healthcare system.

Step by step, people from around the country are demanding that Obama end the Afghan War. Soon, thanks to your encouragement, our mayors will reiterate the demand at their National Conference later this month

This week we won the right to dance at our nation's memorials. Now let's win the bigger victories--bringing our troops, and our war dollars, home!

Watch the arrests from last week:

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Here's to the Schools! SOS March and National Call To Action

Learn more at This is the last in our series putting forward the values teachers, students and parents want to see given priority in the nation's policies around public education. This is not a call for the status quo, but for support that will actually make our society more just and creative! Hear people from many backgrounds elaborate during activities in Washington DC and around the country this July. DC Conference: July 28-29, March: July 30, Congress: July 31

Written by Anthony Cody, Edited by Tom Valens, Narrated by Jim Griffiths
Photos- "One Room School" edited by Raymond Bial, "The Story of American Public Education," edited by Sarah Mondale, Central Park East School, Phoebe Ferguson
Film: "TEACH" by Robert Lamothe, "To Make A Difference" and "August to June: Bringing Life to School," by Tom Valens, "World Peace and Other Fourth Grade Achievements," by Chris Farina, "Children and Asthma," by Light- Saraf Films, "Lessons From the Real World" by Bob Gliner.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

What Is a Living Wage? - Center for American Progress

A video from CAP Action's American Worker Project explores what a living wage is and how it helps families, businesses, and the economy

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) Strikes The Last Word

Today, House Republicans brought another bill (HR 1216) to the House floor that does not address jobs and wastes time in a futile attempt to repeal part of the Affordable Care Act. House Democrats are staging a "mini-filibuster" by "striking the last word" allowing them five minutes of time to discuss their strong opposition to the Republican-passed budget which ends Medicare as we know it and forces seniors to pay over $6,000 more a year.

Weiner: I move to strike the last word Mr. Chairman. Mr. Chairman, you may recall I was standing here approximately two hours ago waiting to speak with several other members on the efforts of my Republican friends to eliminate Medicare as we know it and for reasons that are known only to the Chair, I was denied the ability to do that. Well, I’m back. And just to review the bidding, here’s where it was before that order was made. We had the Chairman of the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee, a good man, a guy I like, stand down in the well and say, ‘Oh, no’ (and this by the way is someone who is elected by the Republican members to represent them in races all around the country) saying that the Ryan plan wasn’t a plan it was and I’m quoting here, “a construct to develop a plan” and he said the proposal is not a voucher program and then he said it was a one size fits all, that Medicare was draining our economy is what he said.

Well, ladies and gentlemen, that might be the rationale for our Republican friends wanting to eliminate Medicare, but none of those things are true. It is not a ‘construct to develop a plan’ it is the proposal of the Republican party of the United States of America to eliminate Medicare as a guaranteed entitlement. If you don’t believe me, go get the book that they wrote, go get the budget that they wrote, go get the bill that they wrote.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Koch Bros - It's the Evil Thing - The Other 98%

Tired of the Koch Brothers buying our political system?

Watch this kick-ass video.

Join the campaign to push Koch money out and bring democracy back in - sign up below to join The Other 98% as we fight Koch money wherever it shows up - and maybe take part in some more awesome creative agitation...

(This video was shot and Edited by Eric Perlman Conceived by John Sellers and Agit-Pop Produced and Directed by Church of Great Rain Adrienne Silvey-Mildon, David Godsey.)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

New York State Homes & Community Renewal Commissioner/CEO Darryl Towns at CHPC Annual Luncheon 2011

Bill Traylor introduces NYS Homes & Community Renewal Commissioner/CEO Daryl Towns to the Citizens Housing & Planning Council (CHPC) of New York at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, on Thursday April 14th

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sshhh! It's a Surprise! from the Working Families Party - Pete Seeger's 92nd Birthday

So, we pause from the hurly-burly of organizing and politics, the need for jobs and clean water, and even the antics of idiotic right-wing Presidential candidates to note something wonderful.

Today is Pete Seeger's 92nd birthday. Folk singer, song writer, activist – the man is a living legend and a friend to the Working Families Party.

Some younger folks may remember Pete as the guy in the flannel shirt joining Bruce Springsteen on stage to perform “This Land is Your Land” at Barack Obama’s inaugural concert two years ago.

Whether or not you know the impact that he has made, each of us knows of the gains that social movements have made – at the workplace, the lunch counter, on a fishing boat, or at a mass demonstration for peace – that came in part due to Pete and his banjo. 

Please join us in giving Pete a memorable birthday. Watch this video that Pete made for the WFP last year, and then add your name to our Birthday Card:

If there is an American alive who more deserves the good wishes and gratitude of his countrymen, we don’t know who that is. For 70 years, Pete has fought the good fight with music, wit, smarts and love.

Since before most of us were born, Pete’s shown us that things can improve, but only if we organize. Cynicism is the easy way out, he’s taught us.

Pete has always believed in the ability of ordinary people to change the world. And we believe in the ability of ordinary people to know when to stop and say thanks.

Please forward to anyone and everyone, and let's get thousands of Americans to let this wonderful man know how much we appreciate how hard he has worked to make America truly a land with liberty and justice for all.

Don’t forget to help us spread the word – we guarantee Pete will be surprised by your outpouring! We’ll send the card at the end of the week.

All the best,
Dan Cantor
Executive Director, WFP

Interviews with Governor Cuomo Cabinet Officials - April 27th -Capital Tonite

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli: Economic Recovery Uneven Across New York State

New York State has taken the first steps down the road of economic recovery, but that recovery has been slow going and uneven across the regions of the State, according to a report issued today by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

“The recession didn’t hit New York as hard as other states,” DiNapoli said. “But there’s still a lot of pain. Our economic recovery is headed in the right direction, but the road out of recession is still winding and potentially perilous.”

“The recovery so far has been a mixed bag. Private sector employment is up while public sector employment is down. Home values in the major metropolitan upstate areas rose sharply in the fourth quarter of 2010, but have begun to decline again in the New York City metropolitan area. Rising oil and gas prices, disruptions due to the crisis in Japan, and
low consumer confidence could hold back economic activity. Our economy is improving, but the pace of the recovery is clearly slower than we’d like.”

New York’s Gross State Product grew at an annual rate of 2.2 percent during 2010, after two consecutive years of decline. Economic output in all metropolitan areas rebounded in the past year, with Ithaca leading the way with a 3.3 percent change, followed by the Mid-Hudson Valley at 3.1 percent, Buffalo at 2.9 percent and Rochester and the Utica-Rome regions at 2.4 percent. IHS Global Insight predicts that the Gross Metropolitan Products of most New York cities will slow during 2011.

Job losses during the recession were less severe in New York State (3.8 percent) than in the nation (6.1 percent). Despite this, New York State lost nearly 336,700 jobs. Overall, unemployment in New York State doubled during the recession, and by March 2011 had only eased to 8 percent from a recent peak of 8.9 percent in September 2009. DiNapoli
noted that private sector employment, led by tourism, health services and education, grew by 95,100 jobs during 2010 and by another 27,600 jobs in the first quarter of 2011. Public sector employment declined by 28,200 jobs (1.9 percent) between December 2009 and March 2011.

Personal income rose by 4.1 percent during 2010, the second-highest rate of growth among the states behind only New Mexico, which reflects modest job growth and higher Wall Street bonuses. Wall Street, which earned $27.6 billion in 2010, the second-best year on record, has regained 9,700 of the 28,200 jobs the securities industry lost during the

Home values in the downstate region have begun to decline again and foreclosures will continue to hold down prices. Home values in the New York City metropolitan area peaked in May 2006 and fell by more than 20 percent through April 2009. Between October 2009 and February 2011, home values in the New York metropolitan area fell by 4 percent.
However, median home values in the five major upstate metropolitan regions rebounded strongly in the fourth quarter of 2010 over their values in 2009 with Binghamton (15.6 percent) leading the way, followed by Buffalo (14.3 percent), Syracuse (7.9 percent), Albany (7.6 percent) and Rochester (5.2 percent).

While the share of mortgages that are at least 90 days delinquent eased to 3.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010, the share of mortgages in the foreclosure process has continued to rise, reaching 5.2 percent in that same time period.

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Haliburton Scams America - NewsWorldWide1 YouTube Video

Friday, April 29, 2011

May Day Call For Working Class Unity In NYC: Unions-Immigrants To Combatby PeoplesVideo - YouTube

April 26, 2011 joint press conference on the steps of NYC City Hall joined the May 1st Coalition for Worker and Immigrant Rights with the Labor & Immigrant Rights & Jobs for All Coalition. The two coalitions announced plans to conduct a joint rally in Foley Square after the May 1st Coalition led march to the downtown site from Union Square. They announced intentions to combine forces in a post May Day battle against the forces of austerity and repression that have declared war on the whole working class.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Forest Park Carousel Open to Vendors - April 27, 2011

The Forest Park Carousel has been closed to the public since September 2008. Today, prospective vendors got a peek at our Carousel in action. Kudos to our friends at Project Woodhaven for getting this video...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Work 'Til We Die - YouTube

Check out to join the fight

Seven Principles:

1) Social Security did not cause the federal deficit; its benefits should not be cut to reduce the deficit.

2) Social Security should not be privatized in whole or in part.

3) Social Security should not be means-tested.

4) Congress should act in the coming few years to close Social Security’s funding gap by requiring those who are most able to afford it to pay somewhat more.

5) Social Security’s retirement age, already scheduled to increase from 65 to 67, should not be raised further.

6) Social Security’s benefits should not be reduced, including by changes to the COLA or the benefit formula.

7) Social Security’s benefits should be increased for those who are most disadvantaged.