Disruption is a short film about how we can change the world -- before the fossil fuel industry irreversibly changes the climate. It looks at how social movements of the past mobilized at decisive moments to shift the course of history, and applies those lessons to the decisive fight of this generation.
It features author and filmmaker Naomi Klein, CNN host and movement leader Van Jones, MSNBC's Chris Hayes, plus many more, including some of the key scientific voices sounding the alarm.
Here's the most exciting part of this story: it's not finished yet. The next act will be written in the streets on September 21st, when the People's Climate March takes over New York (and cities across the globe).
This is the history we'll tell the next generation -- about the end of fossil fuels, about how the world was in crisis, about how we started to turn it around together.
Click here to see the first act … and get ready to write the next.
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Sunday, September 7, 2014
"Citizens Divided: Corporate Money, Speech, and Politics"
Featuring: James Bopp and David Cobb
Maurer School of Law
"Voters in the United States have always had a healthy skepticism about government and politicians, and I think it's a good thing," said James Bopp, the conservative lawyer who argued in favor of Citizens United. "But the problem we have is we don't have enough information available to voters to allow them to make informed choices, so we need more spending."
"Unlimited spending in campaigns undermines our democracy, and is a symptom of the larger problem of corporate Constitutional rights," said David Cobb, former Green Party presidential candidate and spokesperson for the Move to Amend Coalition. "And the people know it! In a June 2014 Gallup poll, 79% of respondents said they support a law limiting campaign spending and 50% said they support public financing of campaigns."
Indiana University's Civic Leaders Center, the SPEA Law and Public Policy Program, the Maurer Law School American Constitution Society, and Move to Amend South Central Indiana sponsor this debate.Find more information here.Watch online at 7:00 PM ET here.
Don't miss this opportunity to witness what promises to be one of the most thought-provoking and stimulating debates of this century!
From the trenches,
Daniel Lee, David Cobb, Egberto Willies, George Friday, Jerome Scott, Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Laura Bonham, Edgar Franks, Richard Monje, Virginia Rasmussen
Move to Amend Leadership Team
The most effective leadership abroad starts with respect earned from others seeing us commit to doing great and difficult things at home that summon the energy of the whole country — and not just from our military families. That is how America inspires others to action. And the necessary impactful thing that America should do at home now is for the president and Congress to lift our self-imposed ban on U.S. oil exports, which would significantly dent the global high price of crude oil. And combine that with long overdue comprehensive tax reform that finally values our environment and security. That would be a carbon tax that is completely offset by lowering personal income, payroll and corporate taxes. Nothing would make us stronger and Putin and ISIS weaker — all at the same time.