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How Does the 1% Exploit America? Find Out in 1 Minute (VIDEO)

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Even in an Occupy world, most Americans don't know exactly how the 1% does what it does. The mainstream media hasn't explained it, and the 1% likes things that way.

That's why we've created a new video series unmasking those in the 1% who are exploiting the 99%--name by name, fact by fact. Each short video--one minute apiece--lays out the truth about a different tycoon. These aren't opinions; these are facts, condensed into bite-sized chunks. Occupy has already revealed the country's widespread outrage at the 1%; now it's time for the plutocracy's dirty deeds to be common knowledge.

The best part? Brave New Foundation's audience chose the people we're highlighting. We solicited suggestions on nominees, narrowed them down to 30, and let our audience vote on which ones they thought deserved to be exposed. The new videos represent five of the top vote-getters, with more videos on the way for the rest. Here's one:

Of course, the 1% would like to keep its activities shrouded in secrecy. Hiding behind complicated phraseology like "collateralized debt obligation" makes it hard for the public to bust you. But you don't have to be a financier to understand how these guys operate. Our first set of videos gives it straight on Rob Walton of Walmart, Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs, Pete Peterson of the Blackstone Group, Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase, and Rupert Murdoch of News Corp.

Little by little, the 99% is chipping away at the 1%'s power. Watch the video series to get the basics on how that power is being wielded.

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Robert Greenwald is a producer, director and political activist; the founder and president of Brave New Films, a new media company that uses moving images to educate, influence, and empower viewers to take action around issues that matter. Under (more...)

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I really don't care how much a large shareholder i... by Skeptic1 on Saturday, Feb 18, 2012 at 3:20:48 PM
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Mark, I am sincerely interested in articles you ha... by Dean on Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 at 12:46:43 PM
too many people don't know what's going on with th... by Wayne Miller on Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 at 4:08:07 PM
If banks couldn't reprocess property I would own m... by Skeptic1 on Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 2:43:32 PM
took advantage of the banks.  That big fat li... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 9:37:32 PM
Haven't you glossed over the fact that the loans w... by Skeptic1 on Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 4:19:31 AM
fraud during loan origination and servicing which ... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 11:09:24 AM