The White Man in That Photo
Riccardo Gazzaniga · 868,606 views today · Sometimes photographs deceive. Take this one, for example. It represents John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s rebellious gesture the day they won medals for the 200 meters at the...
Today I Rise: This Beautiful Film Will Speak To Your Heart In Ways Words Can't Express
4 min · 14,394 views today · The world is missing what I am ready to give: My Wisdom, My Sweetness, My Love and my hunger for Peace.
10 Quotes From an Oglala Lakota Chief That Will Make You Question Everything About Our Society
Wisdom Pills · 10,464 views today · Luther Standing Bear was an Oglala Lakota Sioux Chief who, among a few rare others such as Charles Eastman, Black Elk and Gertrude Bonnin occupied the rift between the way of...
2 min · 5,898 views today · Salute chronicles Peter Norman's involvement in the Black Power salute at the 1968 Olympics. The picture of the three men on the winner's podium after the Men's 200m final at...
Hundreds of Thousands March in Berlin Against TTIP Trade Deal
Common Dreams · 4,543 views today · TTIP, activists fear, would erode labor and environmental standards.
A New World Order Is on the Horizon - Lee Camp on TPP
6 min · 4,204 views today · The Trans Pacific Partnership has been approved and this secret agreement between the government and corporations will herald in the New World Order! Get set to pledge...
Understanding Patriarchy
bell hooks · 3,586 views today · Patriarchy is the single most life-threatening social disease assaulting the male body and spirit in our nation. Yet most men do not use the word “patriarchy” in everyday life...
Sweden's Feminist Foreign Minister Has Dared to Tell the Truth About Saudi Arabia. What Happens Now Concerns Us All
Nick Cohen · 3,236 views today · Margot Wallström’s principled stand deserves wide support. Betrayal seems more likely
Touch Isolation: How Homophobia Has Robbed All Men Of Touch
Mark Greene · 3,174 views today · Homophobic prohibitions against male touch are hurting straight men as well.
Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (The Real Reason For The Forty-Hour Workweek)
David Cain · 3,096 views today · Well I’m in the working world again. I’ve found myself a well-paying gig in the engineering industry, and life finally feels like it’s returning to normal after my nine months...
White Privilege Explained in One Simple Comic
Jamie Kapp · 3,047 views today · White privilege can be a tricky thing for people to wrap their heads around. If you’ve ever called out white privilege before, chances are you’ve heard responses like “But I...
You Are Still Being Lied To: Columbus and the Myth of Human Progress
Howard Zinn · 3,022 views today · The following is an excerpt of “Columbus and Western Civilization” written by Howard Zinn that appears in the Disinformation anthology You Are Still Being Lied To edited by...
Welcome to Marinaleda: The Spanish Anti-Capitalist Town With Equal Wage Full Employment and $19 Housing
Jade Small · 2,962 views today · With virtually no police, crime or unemployment, meet the Spanish town described as a democratic, socialist utopia. Unemployment is non-existent in Marinaleda, an Andalusian...
A Gentlemen's Guide To Rape Culture
Zaron Burnett III · 2,829 views today · If you are a man, you are part of rape culture. I know … that sounds rough. You’re not a rapist. But you may (inadvertently) perpetuate the attitudes and behaviors commonly...
Christopher Columbus Was Worse Than ISIS
9 min · 2,818 views today · Monday, October 12th is Columbus Day, which we have celebrated in this country since the eighteenth century... and that's probably long enough. When you find out the actual...
How to Disagree
Paul Graham · 2,528 views today · The web is turning writing into a conversation. Twenty years ago, writers wrote and readers read. The web lets readers respond, and increasingly they do—in comment threads, on...
Roy Sesana's Speech Is One of The Most Powerful I have Ever Read: This Is What Leadership Looks Like
Roy Sesana · 2,104 views today · Roy Sesana gave this speech when he accepted the Right Livelihood Award in Stockholm in 2005. We read this years ago and wanted to share it with you, because it's one of those...
The New Macho: One Vision Of What Mature Masculinity Looks Like In The 21st Century
Boysen Hodgson · 2,053 views today · He cleans up after himself. He cleans up our planet. He is a role model for young men. He is rigorously honest and fiercely optimistic. He knows what he feels. He knows how to...
50+ Films about Women That Will Change The Way You See The World
Films For Action · 2,010 views today · Here are 50 documentaries, short films and other videos that focus on women's issues, perspectives and struggles. We're hoping to expand this list over time so feel free to...
The News, Unfiltered
3 min · 2,001 views today · UK News reporter Jonathan Pie has a go at David Cameron, Alan Sugar, Nuclear Weapons, Matt Damon's treatment in the press, Jeremy Corbyn's treatment by the name it...
Darth Vader's Greatest Speech Ever Made
5 min · 1,995 views today · In his final moments, Anakin Skywalker remembers who he once was, and realizes he no longer wishes to serve the empire any longer. It's a powerful metaphor for the...
HUMAN (2015)
382 min · 1,949 views today · What is it that makes us human? Is it that we love, that we fight? That we laugh? Cry? Our curiosity? The quest for discovery?  Driven by these questions, filmmaker and artist...
Stories That Once Offered My Life Meaning No Longer Satisfy. Have You Felt This Too?
Charles Eisenstein · 1,922 views today · Sometimes I feel nostalgic for the cultural mythology of my youth, a world in which there was nothing wrong with soda pop, in which the super Bowl was important, in which...
A Woman Who Makes This Statement Today Needs Revolutionary Courage
Sabine Lichtenfels · 1,899 views today · I want to live in a community with men and women, with children, animals and plants so that I am not continually forced to hide my actual being from the others. Perception and...
Without Saying a Word This 6 Minute Clip From Samsara Will Make You Speechless
6 min · 1,713 views today · Can you put this video into words? It's a clip from the phenomenal documentary Samsara, directed by Ron Fricke, who also made Baraka.  If you're interested in watching...
Farmer in 1950s America Has Sage Advice for His Gay Son
4 min · 994 views today · Patrick Haggerty grew up the son of a dairy farmer in rural Dry Creek, Washington, during the 1950s. As a teenager, Pat began to understand he was gay—something he thought he...
Bosom Buddies: A Photo History of Male Affection
Brett & Kate Mckay · 759 views today · In my unending search for just the right vintage images for our articles, I have looked through thousands of photographs of men from the last century or so. One of the things...
This Dude Just Used Jelly Beans To Convince Me To Live My Life To The Fullest
3 min · 644 views today · After watching this video, I just wanted to make the most of my free time. I also wanted some candy, so we will call that a 2 for 1. - Rafael Casal
College Athletics Are Stealing Your Future
3 min · 643 views today · We are in a college debt crisis. Almost 70 percent of college students graduate with approximately $30,000 in college debt. In 1992, it was one-third of that average. Why has...
The Profound Ways that Schooling Harms Society: Incredibly, All of This Is Invisible to Our Culture
Carol Black · 577 views today · Occupy Your Brain: On Power, Knowledge, and the Re-Occupation of Common Sense One of the most profound changes that occurs when modern schooling is introduced into traditional...
The Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use To Change The World
Films For Action · 569 views today · A more beautiful, just and sustainable world is possible. Take this library and use it to inspire global change!
When We Label a Person, We Kill the Human Being Inside of Them
Tim Hjersted · 529 views today · No person or group of people is ever one thing. Inside each of us are a thousand diverse aspects - evolving dimensions. So when we judge a person, cut off our hearts from them...
John Lennon's "Imagine," Made Into A Comic Strip
John Lennon. Art by Pablo Stanley · 524 views today · This is easily the best comic strip ever made.  Pabl
War, Propaganda and the Media: A Detailed Primer on the Tactics of Modern War Propaganda
Anup Shah · 488 views today · We must remember that in time of war what is said on the enemy’s side of the front is always propaganda, and what is said on our side of the front is truth and righteousness...
The Lie We Live
8 min · 480 views today · Spencer Cathcart raises all the right questions, exposes collective lies and stories we tell ourselves all the while retaining a sense of hope for humanity. This video will...
Margaret Heffernan: Why It's Time to Forget the Pecking Order at Work
15 min · 425 views today · Organizations are often run according to “the superchicken model,” where the value is placed on star employees who outperform others. And yet, this isn’t what drives the most...
White Privilege: Racism, White Denial & The Cost of Inequality
57 min · 394 views today · For years, acclaimed author and speaker Tim Wise has been electrifying audiences on the college lecture circuit with his deeply personal take on whiteness and white...
Why I Love Columbus Day
Johnny Barber · 304 views today · I love Columbus Day. Each year, I recall the simple song I learned as a child about the man who "discovered" America. I still recall the innocent boy whose imagination was...
Stephen Hawking Says We Should Really Be Scared of Capitalism, Not Robots
Dylan Sevett · 297 views today · According to world famous physicist Stephen Hawking, the rising use of automated machines may mean the end of human rights – not just jobs. But he’s not talking about robots...
Why Are You So Angry? An Exploration of Internet Harasment and Hate Campaigns
63 min · 278 views today · An exploration of internet harassment and hate campaigns, looking at mob mentality, how those who respond aggressively may feel they are being attacked and how to deal with...
The European Refugee Crisis and Syria Explained
6 min · 266 views today · Why is the refugee crisis all over the news? How is this related to Syria? Why should we care at all?  Click to read 5 Things You Can Do To Help Refugees Right Now Sources...
Fall and Winter (2013)
102 min · 230 views today · This stunning film takes you on a hypnotic journey, reaching to the past to understand the origins of the catastrophic environmental transitions we now face. Over two years...
Free Trade Explained In An Excellent Comic
Michael Goodwin, Illustrated by Dan E. Burr · 224 views today · The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are the latest in a long line of international free trade agreements. But why are...
Why Men Are So Obsessed with Sex
Steve Bearman · 214 views today · Have you ever encountered a baby whose gender is unknown to you?
The Economics of Happiness (2011)
65 min · 214 views today · Economic globalization has led to a massive expansion in the scale and power of big business and banking. It has also worsened nearly every problem we face: fundamentalism and...
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