Who won our current freedoms

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Tom - Most Americans seem to be oblivious to how recently, many of the quality of life enhancing aspects of our democracy were won, and who actually did the work in the trenches. The documentary made by Sasha Reuther, "Brothers On The Line" drove home for me that the 40 hour week, vacations, living wages, American industrial prosperity and many social justice issues were the result of the convergence of the Reuther brothers, Martin Luther King, Bobby and John Kennedy at work simultaneously. With their lives on the line these champions, not our ineffective legislative and judicial systems. made change for the better happen the only way - by mobilizing enough motivated people to cause a reckoning, reform, and refinement of the democracy - a good idea requiring continuous improvement. The relatively brief (40 year) successes of their sacrifices are slipping away at hands of perennial forces wielded by today's crop of RPG's (Rogue Predatory Billionaires) who sit on top of fortunes and corporations that they have had little if anything to do with building. Champions equivalent to those past are alarmingly absent. I encourage you and Free Speech Network to air this film to bring home what it took and still takes to insure that democracy does not lose ground, rises to new challenges and in doing so is further enhanced by the possibility of new opportunities. Resting on past laurels is a prescription for more-rapid-than-you-think disaster.

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I don't think TV stations get to choose what they WANT to air. They air what they can afford.

So if this documentary is for "free"... and it's good, then hopefully it will see the light of day.

"INSIGHT"... why so serious?

(Joker impersonation... don't be offended.)

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The other way we're subsidizing Walmart...

Most of us know how taxpayers subsidize Walmart's low wages with billions of dollars in Medicaid, food stamps, and other financial assistance for workers. But, did you know that we're also subsidizing the retail giant by paying the cost of their environmental destruction.

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