Video: How to not be a “racist piece of s***” on Halloween

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While some terrible people are opting for Trayvon Martin Halloween costumes, people who are not soul-less assholes may want to consider these funny political costumes and laugh at these movie remakes.

Video and transcript below the jump.

This video is brought to you by The Other 98%. Props to Josh Bolotsky for his great voice-over voice.


Hello boys and ghouls! And welcome back to Channel 98 Take Action News with Nicole Carty, where every week we bring you what you need to be informed and get involved.

And Because it’s Halloween…


We’re tired of horror movies from the major studios that don’t talk about the things we’re really scared about. We’re all both political nerds and movie nerds – so we have some alternate suggestions for the big studios this year:

The Texas Reproductive Rights Massacre!!

An American Expatriate In Moscow!

I Know What You Did Last Sequester!

28 Shutdown Days Later!

When A Stranger Calls Out Your Privilege!

The Nightmare Before Chris Christie

It Came From The Economics Department!

Nosfera-two-party system doesn’t work!

NIghtmare on Wall Street

Halloween is right around the corner. Have you decided on your costume yet?

Seems like a bunch of folks are planning to dress up as assholes. [racist costumes of people appropriating culture/ in blackface quickly scroll by] but instead of going trick or treating as a racist piece of shit why not go as a the ultimate gangster?

Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase the OB (image of Jamie with Original Bankster – Pinstripe Suit Maffioso Don)

Nobody “Tricks and Treats” like Jamie the Bankster.

Nicole with Jamie mask : Either treat me to loose regulations while a gamble away your life savings on the next bubble <pause> Or the trick’s on you and I will burn this economy to the ground and put a gun to your head for my next bailout. (close up)

So fun right?! And timely. Cause Jamie Dimon is tricking the American people as – we – speak. Learn all about it here [link to].

If you do decide to go as a Jamie the Bankster make sure to send us pics [email pops up:]

When A President Calls

[clip from When A Stranger Calls]

So you know how the NSA has been spying on everyone? Well they’re still at it. This past week it was revealed that the NSA was spying not just on regular folks world over, but also 35 world leaders.

In fact so far 21 nations have come together to reign in the power of the NSA which means…

The next G 20: Prett-ty awkward…

If you also want to take action against for priacy rights you can still check out the coalition’s new vid here to find out.


So the Koch Brothers. Evil billionaires who have been ruining our planet and democracy for decades? You’re familiar, correct?

 Well their lesser known brother isn’t a charmer either.

While David and Charles are poised to make 100 million off of the Keystone XL pipeline [a tar sands transporting, environmental disaster in the making] [See link in descriptions] Their less notorious brother William I. Koch but has been involved in a vicious 12-year-long battle against a wind farm – or as he calls it “visual pollution”

I mean why provide relatively clean energy from the endlessly renewable wind when you could build infrastructure almost certain spill bitumen from Alberta to Mexico and poison generations into the future? (seeking approval) amiright? Amiright?

The Koch Legacy to be Against “Visual Pollution” For Real Pollution and they have the political power of 250 Americans

And that’s terrifying…

Thats our show folks, thanks for watching our extra spooky Take Action News.


Born and raised on the mean streets of New York City’s Upper West Side, Katie Halper is a comic, writer, blogger, satirist and filmmaker based in New York. Katie graduated from The Dalton School (where she teaches history) and Wesleyan University (where she learned that labels are for jars.) A director of Living Liberally and co-founder/performer in Laughing Liberally, Katie has performed at Town Hall, Symphony Space, The Culture Project, D.C. Comedy Festival, all five Netroots Nations, and The Nation Magazine Cruise, where she made Howard Dean laugh! and has appeared with Lizz Winstead, Markos Moulitsas, The Yes Men, Cynthia Nixon and Jim Hightower. Her writing and videos have appeared in The New York Times, Comedy Central, The Nation Magazine, Gawker, Nerve, Jezebel, the Huffington Post, Alternet and Katie has been featured in/on NY Magazine, LA Times, In These Times, Gawker,Jezebel, MSNBC, Air America, GritTV, the Alan Colmes Show, Sirius radio (which hung up on her once) and the National Review, which called Katie “cute and some what brainy.” Katie co-produced Tim Robbins’s film Embedded, (Venice Film Festival, Sundance Channel); Estela Bravo’s Free to Fly (Havana Film Festival, LA Latino Film Festival); was outreach director for The Take, Naomi Klein/Avi Lewis documentary about Argentine workers (Toronto & Venice Film Festivals, Film Forum); co-directed New Yorkers Remember the Spanish Civil War, a video for Museum of the City of NY exhibit, and wrote/directed viral satiric videos including Jews/ Women/ Gays for McCain.

Katie is a writer, comedian, filmmaker, and New Yorker.

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