Senator Portman Confronted On NDAA Special Interest Money

Via WeAreChange

Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange confronts Senator Robert Portman (R-OH) on the quarter million he received from special interest to support the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA.

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Luke Rudkowski is an independent journalist, activist, live streamer and founder of

Luke began his activism at the age of 17 when he was wrongfully accosted and assaulted by the NYPD. In 2006, at the age of 20, Luke founded the independent and grassroots media organization, WeAreChange. Through this organization and the use of social media, he has aimed to inspire those who no longer feel they can trust the mainstream media to become the media themselves. As support for WeAreChange grew, many followers became active themselves and WeAreChange has grown into a global organization with 160 independent chapters around the world.

Through Luke’s activism and journalism he has been able effect legislation and also influence dialog on a national level on important issues such as extrajudicial assassinations. Along with being featured in multiple documentaries, his work has been highlighted in numerous major news publications including CNN, MSNBC, BBC, The London Guardian, FOX, Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, RT, Al Jazeera, among many more.

Luke’s work with WeAreChange has covered a broad spectrum from police brutality, human rights and protests to in depth interviews with many prominent political and influential figures. He is well known for his guerrilla style journalism and confronting prominent governing figures with questions that the public would not hear about through mainstream media. A small representation of his confrontations include Henry Kissinger, Ben Bernanke, Joe Biden, Mitt Romney, Lord Jacob Rothschild, Mayor Bloomberg, Larry Silverstein, and the Rockefeller Family

Luke has traveled around the world covering events, conducting interviews and live streaming protests. On Luke’s work the Village Voice stated, “Luke Rudkowski, whose live stream is one of the most reliable and engaging records of Occupy Wall Street actions.” As some politicians have deemed Luke’s journalism a threat, he has been banned from entering Canada and has been falsely arrested numerous times for questioning people such as Mayor Bloomberg. His reporting has often caused him to face the blunt of police brutality and Luke has been interrogated and harassed by police on many occasions. Police have gone as far as attempting to set up a fake bomb threat in order to refrain him from carrying out his activism.

Celebrity supporters of Luke and WeAreChange include: Rosario Dawson, Roseanne Barr, Rosie O’Donnell, Prodigy, KRS-1, Immortal Technique and Dylan Ratigan.
  • Zenc

     You’ve got to admire Luke’s gall.

    I like the video where he’s confronting and (apparently annoying) some “bigwigs” and one of them says something like “You’ve got some stones, kid.”

    I have to agree.

  • MoneyBuysSouls

    It’s pretty obvious the senator has no clue how to answer the question posed to him. Proving that the political process is broken, money buys votes. 

  • IAN

     This is his best confrontation since Cass Sunstein no unrelated question about Bilderberg and hearsay about ROmney being there which will always be met with nothing but questions about bills they have actually passed/supported GOOD WORK

  • Person

    Lukredowski? Is that his name?  That was a total fail on his part, well not complete fail because he did get to interview him.  However, just saying NDAA is not specific enough.  s.1021 & s.1022 is what he should of asked about.    I support the NDAA but I DO NOT support 1021 & 1022.  The NDAA is the paychecks for the enlisted men and women among other things. I support paying them.   To attach these two sections was chickenshit and the way of the politician.   1021&1022 has been and is being challenged.  In NY (of all places) those two have been ruled not valid. Not sure of the specific wording?

    Come prepared next time Luke.  

    • Zenc

      Maybe you could post your interview with Senator Portman (or any other Senator you’ve interviewed) so that we can see how it should be done?