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Recent Films: 

How to Start a Revolution

GASLAND Part II

American Winter

PLAYING FOR CHANGE

The Invisible War

WHITE WATER
BLACK GOLD


The Life & Music 
of Harry Stamper


ATOMIC STATES
OF AMERICA


IN MY LIFETIME

FIVE BROKEN CAMERAS

The Healthcare Movie

Rachel 

The End of Poverty?

Triangle - Remembering
the Fire

Motel Kids of
Orange County


HEIST - Who Stole 
The American Dream



Morristown In Air & Sun 

The Strangest Dream 

 BAM 6.6 

A Really
Inconvenient Truth 


The Iron Wall 

Blood in the Mobile

For Neda 

Israel and Palestine 
presentered by Sam & Ruth Neff

Battle for Marjah 
Anderson, Wonke, Davies
HBO Films 

If You Love this Planet 
Helen Caldicott Presenation
Terre Nash NFB Canada 

 The Welcome 
Kim Shelton, Director
Bill & Kim McMillan - Producers

 The Calling 
Stuart Kershaw 

 Iraq's Secret War Files
BBC Channel 4 

Pete Seda - Terrorism
and Security Abuse   

Wartorn 1861-2010
 Joni Alpert &  Matt ONeil

The Dark Side of
Chocolate (Child
Slavery)
Int'l Labor Rights
Forum 

Daniel Ellsberg:
Most Dangerous 
Man in America  

Project Kashmir
 Independent Lens

Intimidad
David Redmon &
Ashley Sabin

WHITE LIGHT/BLACK RAIN:
DESTRUC
TION  OF HIROSHIMA
AND NAGASAKI
 


Frontline: Behind Taliban Lines 

The Power of Community:
How Cuba Survived Peak Oil 

Frozen Dreams -
ICE  Raid on Portland's
 DelMonte Cannery

Howard Zinn: You Can't  Be 
 Neutral On a   Moving Train

"Health Consequences
of the Iraq War"    

"Immokalee USA"
Georg Koszulinski

PrivateArmies Al Jazeera
"Faultlines"


"Fixer"by Christian Parenti

The Last Truck     
HBO Films

"Rethink Afghanistan" 
by Robert Greenwald    

"Walking It Off:
A Veteran's Chronicle" 
INEQUALITY

  90 Minutes - 2013


THE U.S RANKS 4TH IN INCOME INEQUALITY- NEARLY THE MOST WEALTH-UNEQUAL COUNTRY IN THE ENTIRE WORLD

Out of 141 countries, the U.S. has the 4th-highest degree of wealth inequality in the world, trailing only Russia, Ukraine, and Lebanon.
Yet the financial industry keeps creating new wealth for its millionaires. According to the authors of the Global Wealth Report, the world’s wealth has doubled in ten years, from $113 trillion to $223 trillion, and is expected to reach $330 trillion by 2017.

400 WEALTHIEST AMERICANS = 62% OF WEALTH IN AMERICA
THE POOREST 47% OF AMERICANS HAVE NO WEALTH

In 1983 the poorest 47% of America had $15,000 per family, 2.5 percent of the nation’s wealth.
In 2009 the poorest 47% of America owned ZERO PERCENT of the nation’s wealth (their debt exceeded their assets).
At the other extreme, the 400 wealthiest Americans own as much wealth as 80 million families – 62% of America. The reason, once again, is the stock market. Since 1980 the American GDP has approximately doubled. Inflation-adjusted wages have gone down. But the stock market has increased by over ten times, and the richest quintile of Americans owns 93% of it.


10 RICHEST AMERICANS VS. U.S HOUSING BUDGET


A SINGLE TOP INCOME COULD BUY HOUSING FOR EVERY HOMELESS PERSON IN THE U.S.
On a winter day in 2012 over 633,000 people were homeless in the United States. Based on an annual single room occupancy (SRO) cost of $558 per month, any ONE of the ten richest Americans would have enough with his 2012 income to pay for a room for every homeless person in the U.S. for the entire year . These ten rich men together made more than our entire housing budget.

For anyone still believing “they earned it,” it should be noted that most of the Forbes 400 earnings came from minimally-taxed, non-job-creating capital gains.


A SHOCKING HOURLY WAGE


$2.13 PER HOUR VS. $3,000,000.00 PER HOUR
Each of the Koch brothers saw his investments grow by $6 billion in one year, which is $3 million dollars per hour based on a 40-hour ‘work’ week.

Their income portrays them, in a society measured by economic status, as a million times more valuable than the average restaurant server that earns $2.13 an hour. A comparison of top and bottom salaries within large corporations is much less severe, but a lot more common. For CEOs and minimum-wage workers, the difference is $5,000.00 per hour vs. $7.25 per hour.

Robert Reich's Statement about this Film:
We’re in the biggest economic slump since the Great Depression, and we can’t seem to get out of it. Why? Because, exactly as in the 1920s, so much of the nation’s income and wealth are going to the top, that the vast middle class doesn’t have the purchasing power to keep the economy going.

I’ve spent most of my working life concerned about what’s happening to American workers – their jobs, their wages, their hopes and fears. My father sold clothing to the wives of factory workers in the late 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. I watched as the factories began to close, and as those families struggled with a new economy.  Households kept their living standards by sending those wives and mothers into paid work – a strategy that did the trick for a time. But when it no longer generated enough income, American families went deeper and deeper into debt – and that’s been the vicious cycle most middle class Americans have been in ever since.

People are stressed. They’re angry and frustrated, and the tide is only rising on that front. Their debt obligations are staggering, yet (if lucky enough to have a job), they’re working harder and longer than ever before. People need to understand what’s happening to them – because from their perspective, the picture looks pretty bleak.

Until we can take a step back and understand the big picture, we can’t do anything to get ourselves out of this mess. Our democracy as we know it depends on it. I’m an educator. I love the classroom. But I also write books, appear on television and on the radio, and do everything else I can do to help people understand the economic truth. It’s my life’s work and it’s more important than ever. One of the best ways to help people understand the challenges we face, is with a movie that can grab an audience and move them to action.

And this movie will do exactly that.

 
 
CPJ  Medford
Presents




 FREE FILM NIGHT 
 

Inequality for All

Film Trailer

Apr 8, Tues, 2014

7:00 PM 
Adams Room
Medford Library
10th & Central

Medford, OR 


Planned and
Potential Future CPJ

Film Showings


  Scheduled/Suggested
 Upcoming Film Showings


1.  War on Whistleblowers 2013  (53 Mn)
2.  The Wobblies  1979  (90 Min)

3Health Money & Fear  Hochfeld 2011  
    (90 Mn)
4.  Food, Inc.  2008   (90 Min)
5.  When the Levees Broke - Spike Lee
     (2011) 
6.  What a Way to Go 2007   (2 Hrs)
7.  Which Way Home  2009   (80 Min)
8.  La Americana  2008   (65 Min)
9.  Out of Balance -Exxon & Climate 
     2008    (65 Min)
10. The Corporation (3 Parts) 2005 (105
      Min)
11. Under the Hood (World Torture) 
       2008 (2 hrs)
12. The Oath (POV)  2010 (90 Min)
13. Occupation 101 2007    (90 Min)
14  Ground Truth  2006       (72 Min)
15. Where Soldiers Come From  2011 (90
      Mn)
16. Salt of the Earth  1954  B&W (94
       Min)
17. Reclaiming Democracy  2012 (125
       Min)
18. American Fugitive 2008 (75 Min)
19. PsyWar   2010  (99 Min)