17 Feb 2011

Fed Up Americans Run First-Ever Anti-Afghanistan-War TV Ad

Americans of all ideological persuasions are fed up with the Afghanistan War. We’re fed up with a $5.7 billion-per-month military campaign that’s gone nowhere over the past 12 months. We’re so fed up, in fact, that over the past week, with the help of Brave New Foundation’s Rethink Afghanistan campaign, several hundred ordinary Americans pooled their resources in an online fundraising drive and picked three everyday people to star in the first-ever anti-Afghanistan-War TV ad. The ad has run all this week in Washington, D.C. on CNN to get make sure politicians know we want our troops brought home–because it’s time. . . .

07 Feb 2011

Damning New Report Shows U.S. Strategy Blocking Chance for Peace in Afghanistan

The new report from NYU’s Center for International Cooperation is a damning description of the U.S. policies in Afghanistan since 2001, and a warning that the escalated military strategy blocks the road to peace while making the Taliban more dangerous. Separating the Taliban from al-Qaeda: The Core of Success in

26 Jan 2011

Help Us Cast the Next Rethink Afghanistan Video

We need your help to pick the best comments from our “Because It’s Time” wall to be used in the next Rethink Afghanistan video! We’re approaching the one-year anniversary of the launch of President Obama’s escalated military campaign in Afghanistan, so we here at Brave New Foundation decided we’d mark

20 Jan 2011

Obama’s War, One Year Later: 195 Million Say No to War

Next month will mark the one-year anniversary of the launch of President Obama’s escalated military campaign in Afghanistan. One year later, violence is still getting worse and costs are skyrocketing. After more than nine years, it’s time to end this war. Take a strong public stand against the war by

06 Jan 2011

Wall Street Attacks your Garbage Collector

Written by Robert Greenwald The wealthy right wing have always liked to pick on the working class. And now Wall Street wants to blame Main Street for the financial crisis our country is in. Big bankers taking home large bonuses are blaming the childcare workers and parking-meter collectors in this

21 Dec 2010

Making Your Progressive Wish List and Checking it Twice

The holiday season is a good time to take stock of where we are, what we’ve accomplished and where we hope to go. Our team at Brave New Foundation would like to share with you what we are wishing for this holiday season. Take a minute to watch our holiday

15 Dec 2010

Failure, Not Progress, in Afghanistan

written by Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe On Thursday, December 16, 2010, the White House will use its December review to try to spin the disastrous Afghanistan War plan by citing “progress” in the military campaign, but the available facts paint a picture of a war that’s not making us

01 Dec 2010

What do Snooki, Hugh Hefner and the Bush Tax Cuts Have in Common?

This video highlights some of the craziness around what extending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans could mean in terms of spending. The average amount these tax cuts would give is $80,000, which would allow a rich American to hire the entire staff of the Jersey Shore to

15 Nov 2010

Thank You, Alan Grayson

Written by Robert Greenwald and Tanene Allison Alan Grayson was a hero for progressive politics in Congress. On November 2nd he lost his seat in the House. Watch this video tribute and join us in thanking Alan Grayson for his fearless work. Share your stories of how Grayson inspired and

08 Nov 2010

Pacman vs. Palin? You Betcha!

Written by Robert Greenwald and Laura Beatty Have an electoral hangover? We’ve been coping by playing Brave New PacMan — that’s Progressive Against Conservatives Man. Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly call YOU out by name and you won’t believe what they say! Reignite your progressive passion