LEGENDS OF THE KNIGHT is a feature-length, not-for-profit documentary film about the power of storytelling to create positive change.
Speaking to Democracy Now! in a debate with University of Chicago law professor Geoffrey Stone, journalist Chris Hedges says those who malign Snowden’s actions are in fact undermining the principle of a free press. “Without figures like Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning, or Julian Assange, the blinds are drawn,” Hedges says. “We have no window into what’s being done in our name, including the crimes being done in our name. Having worked as an investigative reporter, the life blood of my work were figures like these who had the moral courage to stand up and name the crimes that they witnessed.”
In the past two months, fast-food workers across the country have walked off the job to push for a $15-an-hour wage and the right to unionize without harassment. The one-day strikes have hit seven cities — Seattle, Milwaukee, Detroit, St. Louis, Chicago, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Speaking to Democracy Now!, Ralph Nader says people across the country can back the workers’ struggle this summer by pressuring their members of Congress to raise the minimum wage. Nader says that with massive public support behind it and huge implications for the 30 million workers it would assist, a raising the minimum wage is a litmus test of our collective ability to create progressive change. “If we cannot do this, it is doubtful we can change anything in this country,” Nader says.
Watch the full interview with Ralph Nader on Democracy Now! HERE