An Economic Hit Man Speaks Out: John Perkins on How Greece Has Fallen Victim to ''Economic Hit Men''
Michael Nevradakis · John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, discusses how Greece and other eurozone countries have become the new victims of "economic hit men."
In Defence of Greece: 6 Myths Busted
Joseph Leigh, Lewis Bassett & Michael Walker · Syriza’s negotiations with the Troika have fulfilled a pedagogical role : of showing the unwillingness of undemocratic institutions such as the EU and IMF to respect the...
Shocking Short Film Highlights the Environmental Cost of the Aviation Industry
1 min · It's really not about polar bears any more... We have a problem. We're flying too much, and it's changing the earth's climate. Aviation is the fastest growing cause of climate...
The West Has Normalised Racist Wars - But You Can't Solve Complex Problems with 1,000lb Bombs
Frankie Boyle · ‘Radicalisation’ is our new dirty word in the US and UK, yet radical change is needed. Here’s an idea: stop trying to fix the world with high explosives
This Is The Truth about The World Today
5 min · Not as it should be, or how it was taught to us in schools, but as it really is. The 5 minute clip is from OBEY (2013), a film based on the book "Death of the Liberal Class"...
Redesigning Cities Could Solve Our Biggest Problems. But We're Hardly Talking About Them.
4 min · Cities are the biggest thing we create. But when we talk about sustainability, there is still surprisingly little discussion about how our cities are designed as a whole. This...
A Quick History Lesson about Race, Class, Prisons and You
4 min · MIT's Phil Thompson explains how the struggles against slavery and Jim Crow were not just about reaffirming human rights, but also about transforming the economy. "The sad...
16 Reasons Why Opening Our Borders Makes More Sense Than Militarizing Them
Roque Planas · What would happen if the United States suddenly stopped building walls and instead flung open its borders, not unlike the European Union has done among the member countries of...
Be Careful What You Order, This Waiter Tells the Truth
3 min · Asking what this waiter "how the streak comes" meets with an unexpected answer.
Pathways 2 Resilience
11 min · Approximately two years ago a collaborative of Oakland based non and for profit companies and organizations including; The Green Life, Earthseed Consulting, Planting Justice...
Intifada Street Brings You Revolutionary Resistance Art
Andrew Butler · For the last few years Bradford born and based artist Mohammed Hamza has been putting out some of the best revolutionary art around under the Intifada Street banner. As the...
TiSA: The Scariest Trade Deal Nobody's Talking About Has Suffered a Big Leak
David Dayen · Wikileaks has blown the lid off another trade deal being negotiated 'on our behalf' by our governments, in secret without democratic scrutiny or debate, that threatens people...
How a White Supremacist Became a Civil Rights Activist
Araz Hachadourian · The story of a KKK leader’s transformation shows us that we need not live forever with the kind of violence we saw in Charleston this month.
Working to Live or Living to Work?
3 min · What's Life without Moments? Vacations should be a time to go away and come together. Prince EA suggests that from now on we take our #WholeVacation
The IMF Has Made €2.5 Billion Profit Out of Greece Loans
Jubilee Debt Campaign · Ahead of the payment of €462 million by Greece to the IMF on Thursday 9 April, figures released by the Jubilee Debt Campaign show that the IMF has made €2.5 billion of profit...
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Transgender Rights
17 min · This week's gay rights victory was historic, but the transgender community still faces staggering challenges. John Oliver focuses on the "T" in "LGBT."
The Cost of Cowardice
Valerie Elverton Dixon · In February, 2009, then Attorney General Eric Holder, in an address at the Department of Justice to commemorate Black History Month, said we in the United States were “a nation...
Stupidity and Intelligence: Science, GMOs and Our Food
Vandana Shiva · How industrial-scale farming is actually becoming anti-science.
How White People Got Made
Quinn Norton · 'There’s a perception that whiteness is working for white people. It’s not. Whiteness is one of the biggest and most long-running scams ever perpetrated.'
It's Official -- Bernie Sanders Has Overtaken Hillary Clinton In the Hearts and Minds of Democrats
H. A. Goodman · Bernie Sanders represents a new era in American politics; one where values trump Citizens United cash or cold pragmatism.
Why I Let My Son Wear a Dress
Frida Berrigan · My son Seamus wears a dress. Actually he has two: a dark pink long-sleeved ballerina number with a leotard top and a short sleeved princess dress with pearls and ribbons. They...
On Brink of 'Sixth Great Extinction,' Humanity Must Conserve or Die
Nadia Prupis · It's official: the planet is entering a "sixth great extinction" that even the most conservative estimates show is killing off species at rates far higher than the previous...
People and Trees: Intimately Connected Through the Ages
Jocelyn Mercado · Trees are considered sacred in many cultures. Tree worship, in one form or another, has been practiced almost universally by ancient peoples in every corner of the globe.
The 4th Branch of Government: An Idea To Create Direct Democracy For, and By, The People
Duke Johnson · Imagine a Collective Arena for all issues facing The Populous. An e-forum. Think WikiPolicy, with a Collective Voting Platform. Technologically, it’s already possible...
How to Fix America's Beef Problems, In Under Two Minutes
2 min · Denis Hayes recently dropped by the Grist office to talk about his new book,Cowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America’s Health, Economy, Politics, Culture, and...
'You Have a Choice': Veterans Call On Drone Operators to Refuse Orders
Sarah Lazare · Joint statement signed by 45 US military veterans urges drone operators to follow their consciences and say 'no' to surveillance and assassination missions
If Everyone Lived in an 'Ecovillage', the Earth Would Still Be in Trouble
Samuel Alexander · We are used to hearing that if everyone lived in the same way as North Americans or Australians, we would need four or five planet Earths to sustain us. This sort of analysis...
Resistencia: The Fight for the Aguan Valley (2015)
91 min · It is June 28th, 2009. The people of Honduras are preparing to vote in their country's first-ever referendum. However, instead of waking up to ballot boxes they rise to find...
Socialism Means Abolishing the Distinction Between Bosses and Employees
Richard D. Wolff · Regulated private capitalism. State capitalism. Socialism. These three systems are entirely different from each other. We need to understand the differences between them to...
A Redneck and Former Racist Talks about White Supremacy. Every White American Needs to Hear This!
5 min · "Growing up I was programmed by our racist society, I used to use the nword growing up without even giving it a thought, and then because of the suffering and abuse I endured I...
Rap News 33: Pope Francis Vs Climate Change
5 min · Today on Rap News, a world exclusive: Pope Francis performing his 2015 encyclical on climate change, revealing his new, revised Ten Climate Commandments for the care of our...
Daughter of a Mexican Migrant Has Something Beautiful to Say to Donald Trump
Andrew Butler · Donald Trump has made an entire career out of being an odious bile merchant. So it came as no surprise that during his presidential campaign announcement this little turd came...
Columbia University Becomes First To Divest From Prisons
1 min · Columbia University becomes the first major U.S. university to divest from the prison prison industry. It's all thanks to student activism.
UK's First 'Share Shop' Opens for business
Lucy Purdy · A new kind of shop is aiming to transform the future of retail by lending rather than selling items and fostering more meaningful connections with the things we use
10 Compelling Reasons You Can Never Trust The Mainstream Media
Sophie McAdam · A poll in 2012 showed that trust in the mainstream media is increasing, which should worry all of us who value truth, integrity and press freedom. However, a recently released...
The Future Candidate
Justin Akers · Politics, they say, is the art of compromise. Candidates, in order to succeed, have to soften their views. Candidates have to make their views more palatable to the general...
Letter to White Supremacy
Lupe Fiasco · Dear White Supremacy, First of all you are not really that supreme. While throughout history White Supremacy it must be admitted you have achieved some very dominant...
When A White Woman and a Black Man Swap Places to Tell the Other's Story The Result is Powerful
3 min · Darius Simpson and Scout Bostley begin to speak into their individual microphones -- but then they stop, switch mics and start talking again. In the video below from the 2015...
This Is What Happens When Our Politicians Say Yes to Dirty Energy
3 min · Between Tues 23rd and Fri 26th June Lancashire County Council is scheduled to be considering applications for 2 new fracking test sites on the Fylde Peninsular near Blackpool...
Buen Vivir: A New Era of Great Social Change
Jocelyn Mercado · “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― R. Buckminster Fuller Our...
A Bodhisattva’s Approach to Activism
David Loy · Unless you're on long retreat in a Himalayan cave, it's becoming more difficult to overlook the fact that our world is beset by interacting ecological, economic and social...
Selling The Girl Next Door (2015)
45 min · Selling the Girl Next Door takes viewers into the world of underage American girls caught up in the violent sex trade. Thousands of girls under the age of 18 are ensnared into...
Action Man: Battlfield Casualties
3 min · The UK is one of only nineteen countries worldwide, and the only EU member, that still recruits 16 year olds into its armed forces, (other nations include Iran and North...
10 Ways Truly Happy Couples Argue Differently
Higher Perspective · 1. They aren’t going to just throw down. Instead, they’re committed to helping one another overcome problems and conflicts. Simply being mad at the person won’t resolve...
Jessica Williams Hires A “Helper Whitey” To Be Taken Seriously
4 min · Jessica Williams and Jordan Klepper discuss the Confederate flag and its historical significance. When Williams realizes that she needs a white man to repeat her EXACT WORDS to...

 

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