Big Brother, eh?
16 min · This week we break Bill C-51, down Klanada's sinister new law, that would give the Canucks increased spying powers over its population. On the break, long standing hip-hop act Onyx, returns with "Fuck The Law." We wrap things up with an interview with Antoine, a computer...
Gazi to Gezi - A Stones Throw Away
19 min · Gazi to Gezi - a stone's throw away" explores the poetry of a nationwide revolt in Istanbul, Europe's largest city. An explosive mix of the city’s inhabitants come together to fight the police and barricade themselves into one of the metropolis' few remaining green spaces...
A Tale of Two Neighbours
1 min · The story of two neighbours on either side of a river. One was an environmentalist who grazed his cattle right up to the edge of the river. The other was Geoff Lawton. Visit geofflawton.com to view the full version.
People Make Anti-Logos To Urge Sponsors To Withdraw From Qatar 2022 World Cup
Dovas · FIFA's decision to hold the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is drawing more and more criticism as more and more allegations of everything from bribery and financial mismanagement to slavery and deadly work conditions pile up. 900 workers have died during construction for the...
Bernie Sanders: Raging Against the Dying of the Light
Justin Akers · Maybe all this campaign talk about a Political Revolution will fade away. Maybe all the people buried under mountains of student loan debt, with no prospect for a rising income, and no health care, will resign themselves to their situation, live in quiet desperation, and let...
A song of Oil, Ice and Fire - Shell's Plans to Drill The Arctic
2 min · Right now, Shell is preparing to drill in the Arctic for the first time. If we don’t stop them, it could be the beginning of the end for everything we hold dear - because if we’re willing to let them risk the destruction of this beautiful, vital, pristine landscape at the top...
Self-Organisation Beyond Hierarchy
74 min · This series of six short films look beyond hierarchy at two approaches to self-organisation. Traditionally, many of us are used to having someone at the top, but times are changing and we are seeing a paradigm shift in how people organise. There are now needs and desires to...
One Comic Perfectly Sums Up Class Differences in Society
Toby Morris · We all know that class differences exist in society, but just how bad can it be? Auckland-based artist Toby Morris recently created an illustration breaking down the upbringing differences depending on socioeconomic status.
Rap News 32: MSMBS News - Black Lives Matter?
6 min · Welcome to this exclusive Rap News broadcast, helmed by the veteran anchor, and Iraq War Hero, Brian Washington. Today we seek to understand the cause of the tension which has gripped the Police States of America following the seemingly unstoppable deaths of black people at...
Revolution Now: 10 Reasons Why Activists Should Support Bernie Sanders
Justin Akers · 1. On Sanders’ Decision to Run as a Democrat Sanders is running in the Democratic Party primaries for practical reasons. As a Democrat, he  can easily get on the ballot in every state, and he will be in all the debates. He’s not fulfilling some lifelong goal of joining the...
First We Take Barcelona...
Ada Colau · Just under a year ago, a group of activists, members of social movements, and progressive political forces in Barcelona presented our plan to take back our city council for the people at the May 24 local elections. We're Barcelona en Comú, and this Sunday we have a good...
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...
Things Not to Say to a Trans Person
8 min · BBC Free Speech got together some people from the transgender community to pick out questions they often hear. We asked, so you don't have to!
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...
Comedy Sketch Shows Deep-Seated Sexism in Advertising
1 min · This is a clip from the BBC comedy series 'That Mitchell and Webb look' satirises sexism in advertising.
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...
A Minority Pastime (2015)
35 min · On 18 February 2005, the Hunting Act came into enforcement – fox hunting was now illegal. Yet, Denise Ward (writer and producer) and other ordinary people who live in the apparently tranquil and idyllic countryside continue to find their lives barbarically disturbed and...
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...

 

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