M.I.A. Just Dropped a Killer New Track in Solidarity with Migrants
5 min · 14,867 views today · Borders is dedicate to her uncle Bala, in a tweet posted this morning M.I.A wrote "One of the first Tamil migrants to come to the UK in the '60s who went [on] to inspire so...
John Pilger on Paris, ISIS and Media Propaganda
18 min · 12,214 views today · Afshin goes underground with one of NATO imperialism's greatest chroniclers, John Pilger. The award-winning journalist and filmmaker tells us how Washington, London and Paris...
Confessions of a Walmart Hitman
11 min · 11,898 views today · Former Walmart executive recounts how he would watch Associates sit in the break room during their lunch hour without eating because they couldn't afford food. Walmart banned...
Today I Rise: This Beautiful Short Film Is Like a Love Poem For Your Heart and Soul
4 min · 6,575 views today · "The world is missing what I am ready to give: My Wisdom, My Sweetness, My Love and My hunger for Peace." "Where are you? Where are you, little girl with broken wings but full...
The Century of the Self (2002)
230 min · 4,204 views today · The Century of the Self tells the untold and sometimes controversial story of the growth of the mass-consumer society. How was the all-consuming self created, by whom, and in...
John Lennon's "Imagine," Made Into A Comic Strip
John Lennon. Art by Pablo Stanley · 3,542 views today · This is easily the best comic strip ever made.  Pabl
This Amazing Spoken-Word Film Captures the Madness of Shopping in 4 Minutes
4 min · 3,072 views today · ‘Live Rich’ - A spoken word film about the true meaning of wealth. Follow Buy Nothing Day on Twitter and Facebook. Video by Gary Turk.
The White Man in That Photo
Riccardo Gazzaniga · 2,861 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...
What Would Jesus Buy? (2007)
91 min · 2,106 views today · Religion aside for a moment, there’s a terrible addiction that has swept across this country, and it’s one of the nation’s best kept secrets. Mostly everyone will tell you that...
How Wolves Change Rivers
4 min · 1,878 views today · When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable "trophic cascade" occurred. What is a...
John Pilger: "There Is No War On Terror... There Is A War OF Terror."
3 min · 1,708 views today · John Pilger speaks frankly about the "War on Terror," saying that no such thing exists. "There is a war OF terror," he says, and it is primarily state-sponsored terror, and...
A Brief History of European Colonization in Africa
4 min · 1,705 views today · This clip, narrated by Kevin Spacey, comes from the feature documentary Uganda Rising. It shows how Africa was carved up by European colonial forces, using divide and rule...
Affluenza (1997)
56 min · 1,631 views today · AFFLUENZA is a groundbreaking film that diagnoses a serious social disease - caused by consumerism, commercialism and rampant materialism - that is having a devastating impact...
The Image Hollywood Created of Africa
3 min · 1,607 views today · After viewing Mama Hope's video, "Alex Presents Commando," Gabriel, Benard, Brian and Derrik (the Kenyan men in this video) told us they wanted to make one that pokes fun at...
We Created Islamic Extremism: Those Blaming Islam for ISIS Would Have Supported Osama Bin Laden in the '80s
Ben Norton · 1,600 views today · Jingoists conveniently forget the West's Cold War strategy was to arm the Islamic extremists that became al-Qaida
Wake Up Call: End the Nightmare of Consumption
6 min · 1,564 views today · Hidden beneath sleek, space-age screens and shining metal, the true cost of our gadgets lurks unseen… Have you ever felt like we're living through a nightmare of consumption?...
Caitlin Moran's Posthumous Advice for Her Daughter
Caitlin Moran · 1,415 views today · My daughter is about to turn 13 and I’ve been smoking a lot recently, and so – in the wee small hours, when my lungs feel like there’s a small mouse inside them, scratching to...
Endless Economic Growth is Fundamentally Unsustainable
George Monbiot · 1,171 views today · The belief that economic growth can be detached from destruction appears to be based on a simple accounting mistake.
Native American Responses to Thanksgiving
2 min · 1,038 views today · We invited Native Americans to respond to the word "Thanksgiving." These are their responses.
HUMAN (2015)
382 min · 1,027 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...
Plutocracy: Political Repression In The U.S.A. (2015)
109 min · 852 views today · Plutocracy is the first documentary to comprehensively examine early American history through the lens of class. A multi-part series by filmmaker Scott Noble, Part I focuses on...
100% Possible - Clean, Safe, Renewable Energy
2 min · 757 views today · What if Steve Jobs had given up on the iPhone – how would you be reading this now?! More importantly, what would our world be like if MLK hadn't had a dream, or Gandhi never...
How the Elite Deal With Sparks of Revolt
Bill Blunden · 739 views today · “I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half” —Jay Gould Metanoia Films has released a new documentary, Plutocracy: Divide et Impera (Divide and Rule)...
Where Is Our Jeremy Corbyn?
Chris Hedges · 730 views today · The politics of Jeremy Corbyn, elected by a landslide Saturday to lead Britain’s Labour Party after its defeat at the polls last May, are part of the global revolt against...
The Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use to Change the World
Films For Action · 595 views today · A more beautiful, just and sustainable world is possible. Take this library and use it to inspire global change!
John Pilger on ISIS: Only When We See the War Criminals In Our Midst Will the Blood Begin to Dry
John Pilger · 509 views today · In transmitting President Richard Nixon's orders for a "massive" bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry Kissinger said, "Anything that flies on everything that moves".  As Barack...
Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (The Real Reason For The Forty-Hour Workweek)
David Cain · 479 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...
Military Intervention in Syria Is the Problem, Not the Solution
Peter Certo · 462 views today · From Paris to Beirut, the Islamic State's latest atrocities are a calculated effort to bring the war in Syria home to the countries participating in it.
The True Story of Native Peoples' Plight - From Genocide to Reeducation
25 min · 453 views today · Each November, Americans celebrate a mythical version of U.S. history. Thanksgiving Day's portrayal of the experience of Native Americans under the boot of settler-colonialism...
'Boys Send Me Rape Threats, So I Tell Their Moms': Meet the Woman Fighting Online Harassment
Kali Holloway · 443 views today · Rape threats are an all-too-common reality for women online. Just as often, the anonymity of the Internet makes it nearly impossible to strike back at trolls. What’s more, as...
10 Quotes From an Oglala Lakota Chief That Will Make You Question Everything About Our Society
Wisdom Pills · 405 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...
Walmart: The High Cost of Low Prices (2005)
98 min · 323 views today · Watch the full film FREE!  Brave New Films exposes Wal-Mart's unscrupulous business practices through interviews with former employees, small business owners, and footage of...
Rebel Geeks - Steal From the Capitalists (2015)
25 min · 292 views today · Evan "Rabble" Henshaw-Plath is a coder, activist, anarchist, and a hacker. He is also one of the original developers of Twitter. Henshaw-Plath believes that, as a tech...
Why We Fight for the Living World: It's About Love
George Monbiot · 251 views today · In defending the natural world, we should be honest about our motivations – it’s love that drives us, not money.
"You Grow Up Wanting to Be Luke Skywalker, Then Realize You've Become a Stormtrooper for the Empire"
Garret · 219 views today · 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...
Man Vs Earth
5 min · 214 views today · Who Do You Think Will Win? Editor's note: We're big fans of Prince Ea's videos, and there's a lot of great stuff in this film, but sadly the ask at the end lets it down. We...
The Canary Effect: Kill the Indian, Save the Man (2006)
63 min · 213 views today · From multi-award winning directors Robin Davey and  Yellow Thunder Woman, comes this 'Illuminating Documentary' (Time Out). Delving deeply into the often misunderstood and...
How Globalization Fuels Terrorism and Fundamentalism
Helena Norberg-Hodge · 197 views today · For people in the modern world, there may be nothing more difficult to comprehend than the group calling itself the Islamic State, or ISIS. The beheadings, rapes, and other...
Forget Shorter Showers: Why Personal Change Does Not Equal Political Change (2015)
11 min · 195 views today · 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...
Decoding Daesh: Why Is the New Name for ISIS so Hard to Understand?
Alice Guthrie · 193 views today · Arabic translator Alice Guthrie investigates 'Daesh', the new name for ISIS recently adopted by several world leaders because it delegitimises the group's activities. But how...
Swedish Band 'The Knife' Nail Central Flaw of The UN's Sustainable Development Goals
Liv Strömquist · 184 views today · Brilliant satirical comic imagines what policy would look like if the UN focused on eliminating extreme wealth.
Monsanto: The Poison Expert That Wants to Feed Us
5 min · 182 views today · Is the ‘old’ Monsanto, the one responsible for producing Agent Orange, PCB’s and DDT and a terrible record at covering up and denying the tragedies that have resulted from...
Without Saying a Word This 6 Minute Clip From Samsara Will Make You Speechless
6 min · 178 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...
Alan Watts: What is Wrong With Our Culture
5 min · 177 views today · Thought-provoking 5 minutes on the state of the world from the late, great Alan Watts - a man far ahead of his time.
What You Might Notice If You Forgot Your Phone For a Day
2 min · 167 views today · There is a moment happening right in front of you, right this second, and you just might be missing it
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