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Movie trailer: The Lorax speaks for the 80 percent (with Zac Efron and Taylor Swift)

October 29th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

They're actually doing it - they're making a movie of Dr. Seuss' marvelous eco-fable, The Lorax. And while Occupy Wall Street may speak for the 99 percent... of humans in the US (and maybe even on the planet), there hasn't been much said so far about the 80 percent - which is how much of the planet's biomass trees represent. Well, when Danny DeVito speaks, people tend to listen, and Zac Efron and Taylor Swift are almost as cute animated as they are in real life


The Story of Broke explains Occupy Wall Street (teaser trailer)

October 20th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

What an amazing creative out-pouring we've seen over the past few weeks! Now the folks who brought us The Story of Stuff animated short film are in the final stages of preparing their explanation - and they're program for a sustainable future. The Story of Broke talks about the myth that America is out of money... pushed by the dinosaurs who have failed, but are too big to adapt and move on. As they put it, "The United States isn’t broke; we’re the richest country on the planet and a country in which the richest among us are doing exceptionally well. But the truth is, our economy is broken, producing more pollution, greenhouse gasses and garbage than any other country. In these and so many other ways, it just isn’t working. ...The Story of Broke calls for a shift in government spending toward investments in clean, green solutions


Why we occupy: The Story of Citizens United – Why Democracy Only Works When People Are In Charge

October 15th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

One thing keeps cropping up as people talk about Occupy Wall Street and why they're so angry: Corporations have complete dominance of the political process. Thanks to the Supreme Court overturning 90 years of precedent and tossing out all restrictions on corporate political contributions, they can now spend unlimited amounts of money to elect or defeat any politician they choose. Didn't know that corporate campaign spending had been turned into a giant free-for-all? That was the Citizens United decision, which changed our political system in huge ways, and it's why a lot of us are going out today and marching for a society in which people have as much say as corporations



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