Rose Peri: We Believe In The Oneness of Everything That Exists
2 min · At her home just north of Tuai, a small town in the mountains of the North Island of Aotearoa New Zealand, Dr. Rangimarie Turuki Rose Peri shares some of the beliefs of her...
Where Are the Syrian Refugees?
3 min · After the tragic crisis in Syria, more than half of all Syrians have left their homes. Where are they? DATA SOURCES http://da...
Cure Your Ailments and Be in a Good Mood for No Reason with Nature Rx
2 min · Set in the world of a spoofed prescription drug commercial, Nature Rx offers a hearty dose of laughs and the outdoors - two timeless prescriptions for whatever ails you. Side...
Fungus: The Plastic of the Future
11 min · Motherboard dives head first into the R+D world surrounding the development of fungi as a viable replacement for plastic, and the people who hope it can lead to a better and...
4 'Magic' Phrases to Use If Cops Stop You with Pot
Lauren Vazquez · A lawyer's advice on how to assert your rights when it comes to drugs and the police.
David Simon Discusses  "Hypersegregation" in Public Housing,Katrina, The Wire, And Over Policing Of The Poor
45 min · - Today we spend the hour with David Simon, the man behind "The Wire," what some have described as the best television series ever broadcast. His latest...
Let Them Eat Privilege
Connor Kilpatrick · Focusing on privilege diverts attention away from the real villains.
Welcome to Britain. Undress From the Waist Down, Please.
E Mizon · In the 1970s, women from the Indian subcontinent who migrated to the UK to join their spouses were routinely subjected to virginity testing examinations. A poet and a filmmaker...
Interview With Paul Mason About How Capitalism Is Going to End
Simon Childs · Capitalism is on its last legs and is about to be destroyed by a generation so connected by technology that they have more loyalty to their phone than to their social...
Don't Panic - The Truth About Population (2013)
58 min · Using state of the art 3D graphics and the timing of a stand-up comedian, world famous statistician Professor Hans Rosling presents a spectacular portrait of our rapidly...
WikiLeaks Is Raising €100,000 Reward for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Text
11 min · €100,000 reward for Europe's most wanted secret. The TTIP is a multi-trillion dollar international treaty that is being negotiated in secret between the United States and the...
2 min · 5 years after the success of ‘Home’, seen by more than 600 million people, and following the ‘7 billion Others’ project, Yann Arthus-Bertrand designed this film as a unique...
John Oliver, Edward Snowden, and Unconditional Basic Income
Scott Santens · How all three are surprisingly connected
Forget Shorter Showers
11 min · Would any sane person think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday; or that chopping...
Hack Outdoor Advertising Space With These Simple Tools
2 min · With the three tools shown in this video, you can gain access to nearly every bus stop advertising space on the planet - thanks globalisation! We only used the T30 and were...
Turkey's Insurrection
6 min · This week we bring you nihilistic news from the climate front plus an update on the revolt in Turkey following the suicide bombing of Rojava supporters. Watch the rest of this...
Europe's Migrant Responsibility
Greg Lepore · Did Europe kickstart the current migration crisis 600 years ago? Colonialism was one of the most destructive institutions in history. Europe is now facing the consequence of...
Bernie Sanders & Cornel West: The Radical Alliance That Could Change Everything
Matthew Pulver · As the democratic socialist from Vermont tries to do the impossible, the firebrand academic could help.
Why Al Jazeera Will Not Say Mediterranean 'Migrants'
Barry Malone · The word migrant has become a largely inaccurate umbrella term for this complex story.
Busting The Biggest Immigration Myths In America
3 min · Donald Trump's comments on immigration have added fuel to an ongoing debate. But what are the real facts (and myths) about immigration?
"Don't Owe. Won't Pay." Everything You've Been Told About Debt Is Wrong
Charles Eisenstein · With the nation’s household debt burden at $11.85 trillion, even the most modest challenges to its legitimacy have revolutionary implications.
Final Episode Of The Trews - Goodbye, Good Luck
11 min · I'm disappearing for a while. Thank you to everyone who's watched and spread the Trews. I know that real change is coming. Russell X
Why Surprising Numbers of Republicans Vote for Bernie Sanders
Thom Hartmann · Ann Coulter knows who she wants to be the Democratic nominee for president, and who that person is, well, it may surprise you.   She wants Hillary Clinton to be the...
Who's the Real Troublemaker in the Middle East?
Medea Benjamin · Iran’s no democratic paradise, but Washington’s Saudi allies are even worse.
Gaza One Year On
3 min · In the summer of 2014, the Gaza strip was ravaged by an Israeli military operation that lasted 50 days. This hugely disproportionate conflict saw the Gaza strip devastated...
Brené Brown on How to Reckon with Emotion and Change Your Narrative
Brené Brown · The most powerful stories may be the ones we tell ourselves, says Brené Brown. But beware—they're usually fiction.
How Awe Makes Us Generous
Adam Hoffman · A new study finds that feeling small in nature makes us more generous to other humans.
America's Biggest Problem Is Concentrated Poverty, Not Inequality
Richard Florida · Addressing income inequality is important, but worsening economic segregation has far more compounding effects.
Music Video About Violence & The American School System Drops A Lyrical Truth Bomb
5 min · From: "Matre is young, but he's aware of the violence in the world. Not overseas. Not in major cities around...
Paul Mason Explains "People's Quantitative Easing"
4 min · Jeremy Corbyn wants to print money to invest in the UK. He's calling it "People's Quantitative Easing". Rivals like Yvette Cooper say he's talking nonsense but Paul Mason...
Dominique Christina Delivers The Fiercest Poem You'll Ever Hear
4 min · Dominique Christina performs "Karma". She is an award-winning writer, performer, educator, and activist. She holds five national poetry slam titles in the four years she has...
Living With The Land
50 min · A rich and imersive nine part series looking at all aspects of living with the land. Produced by Permaculture magazine and Permaculture People the films explore successful...
Life's Pursuit: Endlessly Seeking External Rewards is Self-Defeating
Gavin Aung Than · Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (1931-2015) was a scientist, aeronautical engineer, writer, and the 11th President of India, serving from 2002-2007. During his...
The Three Percent: Why BLM Seattle Won When They Interrupted Bernie Sanders
Dan Johnson · UPDATE: Activist Talib Kweli went on the Bill Maher Show and agreed, bringing in even more insight on why BLM Seattle was successful after interrupting Sanders. He and...
What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?
Katherine Reynolds Lewis · Negative consequences, timeouts, and punishment just make bad behavior worse. But a new approach really works.
"You Grow Up Wanting to Be Luke Skywalker, Then Realize You've Become a Stormtrooper for the Empire"
Garret · Read this shocking account of how U.S. Iraq War veterans had their 9/11 patriotism crushed & replaced with something far more alarming… Someone asked: How do you Americans...
An Open Letter to Bernie Sanders Supporters
C. Robert Gibson · Dear Bernie Sanders supporters, Shut up and listen for once. When black women interrupt your candidate, don't call them "thugs." And when protesters hijack your hero's...
Noam Chomsky on the (in)compatibility of Democracy and Capitalism
4 min · Noam Chomsky on the relationship between capitalism and democracy. Deleted scene from the documentary "Can We Do It Ourselves?"
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Televangelists
20 min · U.S. tax law allows television preachers to get away with almost anything. We know this from personal experience. Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption will not be able to accept...
Who Are the Biggest Killers in America? The Numbers Will Shock You
Zaid Jilani · The richest Americans not only steal more wealth through white-collar crime, but their crimes also lead to more deaths.
Help People Cross Borders
3 min · A German initiative, named after those who smuggled people from East to West Berlin, is encouraging people to give lifts in their cars to migrants in order to help them cross...
Five Eco Villages Around The World
Anna Leach · Communities in Senegal, Colombia, Jamaica, Palestine and Egypt are experimenting with more sustainable ways of living
Climate Activists Shut Down Open Cast Coal Mine: Here And No Further
3 min · On 15 August 1500 people took part in a daring act of civil disobedience to shut down Europe's biggest source of CO2 emissions. Around 1000 people successfully entered the coal...
No Tech Solutions for Poverty, Says Former Microsoft Researcher
Amy Costello · I founded Tiny Spark four years ago to investigate philanthropy, nonprofits and socially responsible companies. As a former Africa correspondent, I had seen with my own eyes...
Rapper-poet Akala: 'Slavery Was Foundation of European capitalism'
Dan Glazebrook · Hip-hop, and the entertainment industry in general, is known more for encouraging artists to become one-dimensional caricatures of themselves than for nurturing a culture of...
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