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Watch HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream? For FREE for 48 Hours Starting March 5th 12:00pm PT @

In honor of our digital/VOD release, we want to share HEIST with bloggers, fans, and friends of fans across the globe. Please tune into our website March 5th to see the movie in its entirety for FREE. In addition, HEIST is now available on the following cable and satellite VOD and broadband digital platforms:
Comcast CDN, Verizon FIOS, Vudu, Google Play, Amazon, and Xbox
HEIST will be live on iTunes April 2, 2013 and available on Netflix DVD on April 1 2013. Also, beginning in April, Link TV will broadcast HEIST for two years. 

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The Silent War Against Workers By Big Biz is Growing Louder

This entry was written by Frances Causey.

Thankfully, stories of striking workers at Wal-Mart and Hostess are making the front pages of newspapers and leading the “A” blocks of cable news shows.  These two companies epitomize the war against workers that began over 40 years ago.  Wal-Mart is the poster-child for corporate malfeasance and draconian worker policies.  Wal-Mart workers on average are paid so little that the American taxpayer is literally subsidizing these workers as tens of thousands of them have no health benefits which forces them to use state Medicaid for healthcare.  Wal-Mart made $15 billion dollars last year. Four out of the America’s top ten Billionaires are Wal-Mart heirs.

Its no better over at Hostess, a company that has been bought and sold three times since the 1980’s, putting the Twinkie maker in debt but making Wall Street investment bankers and top management a bunch of dough (sorry). And guess who bankrolled those deals? Fees and stock deals were funded by employee layoffs!  But the biggest ding-dong of all would be the current Hostess CEO who while decrying striking workers for wanting livable wages and benefits gave himself a 300 percent raise.

The American worker-those who live off a paycheck – has experienced “death by a thousand cuts” over the last forty years which we amply portray in HEIST. Despite slick corporate press releases regurgitated by corporate owned media, workers at Wal-Mart and Hostess have been forced to rise up because they can no longer support their families with what they EARN. Forty million good paying jobs with benefits have been shipped overseas or dismantled by corporations since the late 1970’s and were replaced by low wage service jobs with no benefits.

Simply put, working for a living no longer pays for most workers in this country. Incomes in America are much lower than is widely understood. Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter David Cay Johnston crunched the numbers in Heist. One-third of jobs in America pay less than $15,000 a year, which includes part time workers and people with two small jobs. But half of Americans make less than $25,000. Three quarters make less than$54,000. Ninety-nine percent of workers make less than $250,000 per year.  HEIST describes the corporate makeover of big government that saw the Democratic Party become almost indistinguishable from Republicans on economic matters. Policies were developed that clearly favored the “capital” class not the “working” class.

American style Democracy has been unique for one simple reason: a majority has- for the most part- benefitted from the fruits of the nation’s labors. But this is no longer true as the workers at Wal-Mart and Hostess know all too well.  With nowhere to go, these brave workers are fighting back and making great strides in raising the nation’s consciousness about economic inequality.  We must support them!  So if you live in a city where Wal-Mart workers are striking, go there this Friday, black Friday, and instead of shopping, take striking workers a sandwich, a bottle of water or give them a pat on the shoulder or a word of encouragement. These workers are “walking the walk”!

For more information on the Wal-Mart workers’ strike, check out

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If you’re looking for something to do in Topanga Canyon this Friday night, look no farther! Join the Topanga Peace Alliance for a screening of HEIST!

Screening Info:
October 5th 8:00pm
Topanga Public Library
122 North Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Topanga Canyon, CA

Q&A Skype with HEIST Director Donald Goldmacher! A cheese/veggie potluck will precede the film at 7:45pm. A $10 donation is requested. For further information, contact Julie Levine at (310) 455-9389.
Don't Forget, HEIST is FREE March 5th-7th

This film has been a huge labor of love to the U.S. workforce, the American people, and those who fight for a fair economy. We want everyone to get a chance to see this film and really learn what we’re up against when Congress talks about spending cuts during the Sequester. Please reblog, retweet, and share with friends folks EVERYWHERE! Thanks!

Join HEIST Director, Donald Goldmacher, for a screening of HEIST in San Francisco!

Screening Info:
January 31st
6:00pm Spaghetti Dinner/Fundraiser for the San Francisco 99% Coalition
7:45pm HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream? (film screening)
First Unitarian Universalist Church
1187 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA

Donation:  Adults $20.00 ~ Seniors/Students $10.00
Ticket info:
or call:  415-595-7306
HEIST Expert David Cay Johnston Tonight in Berkeley, CA

David Cay Johnston, the economic expert featured in the feature documentary, “HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream?” will be giving a talk in Berkeley, CA November 27th.Get your tickets now!

David Cay Johnston, a reporter for The New York Times for thirteen years, is the author of Perfectly Legal and Free Lunch - both New York Times’ bestsellers. He is also the president of Investigative Reporters and Editors, and the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize. In The Fine Print, he reveals just how major corporations work with the government to relax rules, re-write regulations, and enforce only the rules that benefit them. All of this is done without the consumer’s knowledge, and it costs every American family money they cannot afford to lose.