1. Bill Moyers and Chris Hedges on Capitalism’s ‘Sacrifice Zones’

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    There are forgotten corners of this country where Americans are trapped in endless cycles of poverty, powerlessness, and despair as a direct result of capitalistic greed. Journalist Chris Hedges calls these places “sacrifice zones,” and joins Bill this week on Moyers & Company to explore how areas like Camden, New Jersey; Immokalee, Florida; and parts of West Virginia suffer while the corporations that plundered them thrive. “These are areas that have been destroyed for quarterly profit. We're talking about environmentally destroyed, communities destroyed, human beings destroyed, families destroyed,” Hedges tells Bill. “It's the willingness on the part of people who seek personal enrichment to destroy other human beings… And because the mechanisms of governance can no longer control them, there is nothing now within the formal mechanisms of power to stop them from creating essentially a corporate oligarchic state.” The broadcast includes images from Hedges' collaboration with comics artist and journalist Joe Sacco, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, which is an illustrated account of their travels through America’s sacrifice zones. Kirkus Reviews calls it an "unabashedly polemic, angry manifesto that is certain to open eyes, intensify outrage and incite argument about corporate greed." A columnist for Truthdig, Hedges also describes the difference between truth and news. “The really great reporters -- and I've seen them in all sorts of news organizations -- are management headaches because they care about truth at the expense of their own career,” Hedges says.

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    • Lupe Gonzalo: Episode 96 of The Perennial Plate

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      We made this short film in Immokalee Florida (where 1/3 of the tomatoes in our grocery stores are grown). We spent a day with Lupe Gonzalo, a tomato picker and organizer for CIW (Coalition of Immokalee Workers). The Coalition is fighting to change the way our country's tomato laborers are treated, as well as raise their wages by implementing a 1 penny per pound increase of picked tomatoes. Many companies (McDonalds) are working with CIW, but some are holding out (Publix, Chipotle). Please watch and share this short film about Lupe's life. Most likely, there is a wonderful person just like her picking the tomatos you buy at the grocery store. www.theperennialplate.com

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      • Fast for Fair Food: The Ones We've Been Waiting For 3-10-2012

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        from Coalition of Immokalee Workers / Added

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        Workers, allies break six-day fast with a little help from nearly 1,000 friends! The six-day Fast for Fair Food ended yesterday outside Publix headquarters in Lakeland, Florida, with a tremendous outpouring of support for the workers and their allies who braved hunger, a scorching sun, rain, and the mute disdain of Florida's largest corporation so that their brothers and sisters in the fields could work and live with a modicum of dignity. From beginning to end, it was a beautiful day.

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        • Faith Moves Mountains

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          Faith Moves Mountains is a spiritual campaign which urges Publix to work together with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to advance human rights for farmworkers. We believe that with God’s help, Publix’s isolation and hesitation can be transformed into communication and cooperation with the CIW. Won’t you join us?

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          • Immokalee, My Home

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            a small gauge film by Jen Heuson + Kevin T. Allen produced by Kim Allen *World Premiere, Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival, 2009. Immokalee, My Home is a portrait of life in Immokalee, Florida, heart of industrial agriculture in the United States and home to its largest population of migrant farm workers. Through visits to carnivals, churches, tomato fields, and workers’ homes, a narrative emerges. The surface story is of one community’s struggle for farm worker rights. Florida farm workers live in slave-like conditions. Some are beaten, not given food or water, or not paid. Yet, they continue to come. This is the deeper tale revealed. Ultimately, it is a tale of migration, of immigration, and of the persistent hope for a better life. We use Super-8mm and hand-processing techniques in order to add an extra layer of intimacy to our film. The format, with all its imperfections and filmic interventions, liberates the project from the didactically objective tone typical to activist documentaries. Rather, the film takes audiences on a personal, subjective, experiential journey; it is a trip, not a tale. We celebrate a birthday, ride a carousel, pick tomatoes, and remember a mother making tortillas in a Guatemalan village. We teach English, sing in Creole, and speak in Poptí. Immokalee is our story and our protagonist. It is a place where the human cost of food is lived. With sounds and images, we take you to Immokalee.

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            • Aftermath Performance

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              A quick Video for the new Aftermath Performance Website soon to come.

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              • Tutor Corps

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                This is our 2012 creative submission to the Sunlife Miami Dolphins Grant

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                • Tutor Corps

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                  This video was prepared as part of the Sun Life Grant Application. It is our Creative Submission, we think it does a fine job explaining Guadalupe's Tutor Corps.

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                  • Immokalee- Alberto Tinoco Guadarrama 

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                    Transmitido por TELEVISA (México) A poco más de dos horas de Miami se encuentra otro lado de la Florida. Rostros y manos cansadas por la explotación se ven en Immokalee, tierra de esclavos. Muy poco se escucha hablar sobre esta comunidad de 20.000 habitantes entre los que se encuentran migrantes de México, Guatemala o Haití. En este lugar se han encontrado casos recientes de esclavitud en los Estados Unidos y sus jornaleros viven en un clima de miedo.

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                    • Immokalee Florida - expansion

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