Why Democracy Only Works When People Are in Charge

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The Story of Citizens United v. FEC: Why Democracy Only Works When People Are in Charge THE STORY OF STUFF PROJECT – The Story of Citizens United v. FEC is being released to support the growing movement for a constitutional amendment. The Story of Stuff Project will hold over 500 house parties around the country for participants to learn more … Read More

MR Exclusive – Interview with Jeanmarie Simpson

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MEDIA ROOTS-  In 2002, Jeanmarie Simpson co-adapted the book, Amigas: Letters of Friendship and Exile, a chronicle of correspondence between two Chilean friends separated during the Pinochet era. The theatre adaptation, Amigas, won a 2003 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Later that year, Simpson stumbled across a reference to Jeannette Rankin, lifelong pacifist and the first and … Read More

Corporate Control? Not in These Communities

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YES! MAGAZINE – Can local laws have a real effect on the power of giant corporations? Mt. Shasta, a small northern California town of 3,500 residents nestled in the foothills of magnificent Mount Shasta, is taking on corporate power through an unusual process—democracy. The citizens of Mt. Shasta have developed an extraordinary ordinance, set to be voted on in the … Read More

MR Original – Some Better This World Through Film

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MEDIA ROOTS – The ability to combine audio and visuals to tell a compelling narrative makes documentary films a powerful means of storytelling. They are education through entertainment and, at their best, a persuasive and motivating push to action. It is no surprise that the Bay Area, teeming with political and artistic thought, is a documentary film capitol of the … Read More

MR Original – Some Better This World Through Film

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MEDIA ROOTS – The ability to combine audio and visuals to tell a compelling narrative makes documentary films a powerful means of storytelling. They are education through entertainment and, at their best, a persuasive and motivating push to action. It is no surprise that the Bay Area, teeming with political and artistic thought, is a documentary film capitol of the … Read More

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