Women and Biodiversity Feed the World, Not Corporations and GMOs
Vandana Shiva · Biodiverse ecological agriculture in women's hands is a solution not just to the malnutrition crisis, but also the climate crisis. The two great ecological challenges of our times are biodiversity erosion and climate change. And both are interconnected, in their causes...
Get Ready: Protesters Vow to 'Flood the System' for Climate and Planetary Justice
Sarah Lazare · From the tar sands of Alberta to the Port of Seattle to the communities in the blast zone of oil trains, organizers across North America are calling for a "wave of resistance" this fall to "shut down the economic and political systems threatening our survival." Under the...
Akala and Frankie Boyle Discuss Structural Racism in Britain
8 min · Comedian Frankie Boyle puts forward the proposition that Britain is racist to the core. Rapper, poet and educator Akala speaks to this, giving clear examples of structural racism and talking about the ongoing effects of colonialism and imperialism. You can watch the whole of...
Can We Do It Ourselves? (2015)
59 min · Within modern life exists a paradox: we celebrate democracy as a political system, but not as an economic system, even though our workplaces have a far greater impact on our day to day lives. It's fair to say that most workplaces under capitalist management are organized in...
Are We All Terrorists Now?
11 min · I look at the new powers brought in by David Cameron to supposedly aid in counter terrorism, but instead, turns us all into suspects. 
Earthships  -  The Ultimate Green Homes
Audrey Wright · Earthship is a concept of over 40 years and yet the first one ever built in Europe was in 2000. The idea is a trademark of Michael Reynolds — a US architect. In the 70s, Reynolds envisioned a home which would have three exciting traits — self sustainability, construction...
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Chickens
18 min · John Oliver explains how chicken farming can be unfair, punishing, and inhumane. And not just for the chickens! 
We Are Bernie Sanders
Justin Akers · If Bernie Sanders becomes the next President of the United States, it will be more than an upset. It will be an American Revolution. Bernie Sanders can’t win the election himself. Only we the people can win the election. We, the people, by declaring Bernie Sanders our...
10 Prominent Advocates of Socialism
Arthur Moore · “Socialism” is considered a dirty word in the United States. Being a hard-working, “free market” capitalist is a part of our national mythology. But it wasn’t always this way. The socialist movement used to be quite strong in the early 20th century. There was even a socialist...
You Have to See These Pictures of Seattle's Kayaking Climate protesters
Grist ·   An estimated 500 climate activists took to kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and even a solar-powered party barge on Saturday to tell Shell to get the hell out of Seattle. Rallying cry: #sHellNo! The oil giant brought a huge drilling rig, the Polar Pioneer, to the city’s port...
'I'd Rather Die at Sea than Stay There' - Migrants on Crossing the Med
Photographs by Gideon Mendel - Interviews by Alessandra Bonomolo · After a terrifying journey across the Mediterranean, thousands of migrants arrive in Sicily every week. These are their stories. Emmanuel, 24, Ivory Coast
UDITA (2015)
75 min · Life, death, oppression and resistance - 5 Years with the women of Bangladesh's sweatshops and their fight for a better life. Produced by RAINBOW COLLECTIVE and OPENVIZOR, 'UDITA' follows a turbulent 5 years in the lives of the women at the grass roots of the garment workers...
Early Men and Women Were Equal, Say scientists
Hannah Devlin · Study shows that modern hunter-gatherer tribes operate on egalitarian basis, suggesting inequality was an aberration that came with the advent of agriculture Our prehistoric forebears are often portrayed as spear-wielding savages, but the earliest human societies are likely...
One Magical Politician Won't Stop Climate Change. It's up to All of Us
Rebecca Solnit · Lots of people eagerly study all the polls and reports on how many people believe that climate change is real and urgent. They seem to think there is some critical mass that, through the weight of belief alone, will get us where we want to go. As if when the numbers aren’t...
Direct Action Begins With You
3 min · Join the movement for a more compassionate future by being on the right side of a socially accepted wrong.  
The Abolition of Work
Bob Black · No one should ever work. Work is the source of nearly all the misery in the world. Almost all the evil you'd care to name comes from working or from living in a world designed for work. In order to stop suffering, we have to stop working. That doesn't mean we have to stop...
Occupy The White House
Justin Akers · The Revolution Bernie Sanders is a socialist who has somehow managed to land a spot in the US Senate, the most deliberative, prestigious body of government in a nation that is at the helm of a globe and space-spanning capitalist empire. It is an act of political genius for...
The Woman Who Chose to Plant Corn
Charles Eisenstein · Not long ago, a Diné (Navajo) friend of mine, Lyla June Johnston, sent me a one-line email: “I am not going to Harvard… I am going to plant corn.” Her statement signals a profound divergence from the path she’d set out on when she was an undergraduate at Stanford University...
The Feudalism of Facebook: New Pay-to-Play News Feed as Indy Media Killer
Sarah Lazare · The Facebook empire of 1.4 billion users just conquered new territory, unrolling a "partnership" to host articles from some of the most well-known news publications in the world, in a venture that critics warn poses a direct threat to independent media outlets—and the...
Make the Rich Panic
Chris Hedges · It does not matter to the corporate rich who wins the presidential election. It does not matter who is elected to Congress. The rich have the power. They throw money at their favorites the way a gambler puts cash on his favorite horse. Money has replaced the vote. The...
Migration Is an Act of Desperation, Not a Crime
Sonali Kolhatkar · A father from Ivory Coast wanted to reunite his son with the rest of his family living in Spain. But the Spanish government denied him a family reunification visa. Desperate, he paid a Moroccan woman to smuggle his 8-year-old onto Spanish soil. On May 7, 2015, she...
Militarizing Ourselves Toward a New Dark Age
Robert C. Koehler · “What struck me” journalist Christian Parenti said in a recent Truthout interview, referring to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, “was the fact that these local towns and states around the region were sending the only resources they had to New Orleans: weapons and...
How Equal Do We Want the World to Be? You'd Be surprised
9 min · The news of society's growing inequality makes all of us uneasy. But why? Dan Ariely reveals some new, surprising research on what we think is fair, as far as how wealth is distributed over societies ... then shows how it stacks up to the real stats.
Abuse Behind the Walls of UK Slaughterhouses
8 min · Since 2009 Animal Aid has secretly filmed inside ten randomly selected British slaughterhouses, including conventional 'humane' abattoirs, 'higher welfare' operations, and a non-stun halal slaughterhouse. We found illegal cruelty taking place in nine of them. You can see just...
Sanders Has Already Won
Justin Akers · Bernie Sanders does not have to become president in order to win. Just by getting in the ring, he has already scored a major victory for the American working class. His campaign is blazing a new trail to the left in the American political system. In the coming years, we will...
A Science Of Teaching (2015)
42 min · A SCIENCE OF TEACHING offers a comprehensive guide for teachers, educators, and anyone else interested in human behavior on how learning occurs at a biological and environmental level. What shapes our behavior? How do our behaviors become reinforced? What are some useful...
The Battle For Compassion (2015)
20 min · The Battle for Compassion is a film by Jonathan Leighton about what matters and how we can have greater impact in shaping a gentler future for our planet. The film draws on key ideas from his book The Battle for Compassion: Ethics in an Apathetic Universe. He advocates the...
Last Call At The Oasis (2012)
99 min · Water. It's the earth's most valuable resource. Our cities are powered by it, countless industries depend on it, and all living things need it to survive. But it's very possible that in the near future, there won't be enough to sustain life on our planet. From Academy...
How Worker Co-ops Are Moving Beyond Capitalism
David Morgan · The explosion of worker cooperatives in recent years has social justice organizers talking. Transitioning to a people-powered economy will require the work of many different social movements and worker co-ops have come to the center of the conversation due to their ability to...
Bullshit! (2005)
72 min · Her opponents call her “The Green Killer”. They gave her “The Bullshit Award” for sustaining poverty. TIME says she is a hero of our times, an icon for youngsters all over the world.  The film is about Vandana Shiva, Indian environmental activist and nuclear physicist, who...

 

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