Wednesday, July 4 at 7:30 pm
Koch Brothers Exposed
by Robert Greenwald
This eye-opening film, brought to us by Brave New Films, is a hard-hitting investigation of the 1% at its very worst. Charles and David Koch are two of the world’s richest and most powerful men. These billionaire brothers bankroll a vast network of organizations that work to undermine the interests of the 99% on issues ranging from Social Security to the environment to civil rights. The film uncovers the Kochs’ corruption and should be a wake-up call for people across the political spectrum to take action to halt the selling off of our democracy.
The film exposes the impact of Koch activities on public policy. It reveals tactics used by the Koch brothers to sway political power in their favor, while illustrating the dangers of unchecked influence concentrated in the hands of the few. This includes their efforts to suppress voter rights, re-segregate public schools, weaken EPA regulation, and privatize Social Security. Take Social Security, which the Koch Brothers are working to dismantle by funding an echo chamber of think tanks. Brave New Foundation researchers reveal a $28.4 million Koch effort that has manufactured 297 opinions and commentaries, 200 reports, 56 studies, and 6 books distorting Social Security’s effectiveness and purpose. The Koch Brothers have become a symbol of something that is corrosive and dangerous to fulfilling the great possibilities of this country. They are the poster boys for the 1%. Brave New Films has done a service in researching and calling out their actions and activities. And the film points the way to how Americans can reclaim their democracy.
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