Free Speech TV

About this original series

Seizing the power of television and the Internet to expand social consciousness, Free Speech TV fuels the movement for progressive social, economic, and political transformation. By exposing the public to perspectives excluded from corporate media, Free Speech TV empowers citizens to fight injustices, to revitalize democracy, and to build a more compassionate world.

Episodes of Free Speech TV

    • Romney Says His Tax Rate Was At Least 13 Percent...

      Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is claiming to have paid an effective tax rate of at least 13 percent over the past 10 years. Romney made the claim on Thursday in response to long-running speculation fueled by his refusal to release his tax returns. Speaking in South Carolina, Romney said the focus on his finances is "small-minded." The controversy over Romney’s taxes escalated recently when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid claimed without providing evidence that Romney had avoi...

      • Release date
        Aug 17, 2012
      • Runtime
        01:44
    • Britain Vows to Deny Assange Safe Passage

      Britain is vowing to deny safe passage to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange despite Ecuador’s decision to grant him political asylum. Assange remains inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London where he has stayed for almost two months in attempt to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning over sex crime accusations. Assange’s lawyers say he fears Sweden will extradite him to the United States to face charges over the leaking of secret U.S. military and diplomatic files. On Thursday, British For...

      • Release date
        Aug 17, 2012
      • Runtime
        01:24
    • Heather McGhee on Paul Ryan's Budget and Attempt...

      Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney’s newly picked running mate, Paul Ryan, is on the forefront of efforts to dismantle Social Security by putting seniors’ savings into risky Wall Street investments. Over the years, Ryan has not only pushed for privatizing Social Security, but also dismantling Medicare and slashing funding for Medicaid. Heather McGhee, vice president of policy and outreach at the progressive policy group Demos, joins Democracy Now to discuss Ryan's policies.

      • Release date
        Aug 15, 2012
      • Runtime
        03:46
    • Standard Chartered Bank to Pay $340 Million to S...

      The British bank Standard Chartered has agreed to pay a $340 million fine to New York’s financial regulator to settle allegations of hiding hundreds of billions of dollars in transactions linked to Iran. New York’s Department of Financial Services says Standard Chartered Bank "schemed" with Iran’s government despite U.S. economic sanctions to hide tens of thousands of transactions over nearly a decade, generating hundreds of millions of dollars in fees. The bank is in talks to pay similar fine...

      • Release date
        Aug 15, 2012
      • Runtime
        05:45
    • Obama, Romney Trade Barbs over Energy Policy

      On the campaign trail, President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney traded barbs over energy policy on Tuesday during separate appearances. Speaking during a second consecutive day of campaigning in Iowa, President Obama said Romney has failed to support renewable power sources such as wind.

      • Release date
        Aug 15, 2012
      • Runtime
        01:58
    • Democratic National Committee Plans To Leave Ban...

      Democratic National Committee plans to move away from Bank Of America and its ties with Wall Street.

      • Release date
        Aug 14, 2012
      • Runtime
        00:38
    • A Look At Paul Ryan's Hometown

      Amy Goodman talks with filmmaker Brad Lichtenstein who recently completed a documentary on Janesville, hometown of Paul Ryan and former GM hub, and the economic struggles of the residents.

      • Release date
        Aug 14, 2012
      • Runtime
        02:34
    • Austerity Cuts Failing In Europe

      Signs from Greece and Italy indicate cuts in social programs within these nations are not revitalizing their economies.

      • Release date
        Aug 14, 2012
      • Runtime
        06:11
    • The Dangerous Budget Of Paul Ryan

      What you need to know about Mitt Romney's VP, Paul Ryan, and his budget plans for the US.

      • Release date
        Aug 13, 2012
      • Runtime
        07:12
    • Surveillance System Deployed In Major US Cities

      Is the US becoming a surveillance state? Trapwire, an intricate surveillance system, has already been deployed in major cities around the US.

      • Release date
        Aug 13, 2012
      • Runtime
        05:57