Corporate Media Admits Bernie Sanders Is a Strong(Er) General Election Candidate
4 min · 7,757 views today · The blackout on Bernie is starting to end.
DISOBEDIENCE: The Courage To Break Free (2016)
41 min · 5,807 views today · Disobedience is a new film about a new phase of the climate movement: courageous action that is being taken on the front lines of the climate crisis on every continent, led by...
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27 Honest Questions for Hillary Supporters
Kris Seto · 2,521 views today · To those who are supporting Hillary Clinton, I love you. And while I know that we’re technically on the same side fighting against a terrifying Republican reality, it seems...
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Deep Anger: We need to rediscover something we lost along the way
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Why a United Front Against Trump Is Dangerous Territory for the Left
Danny Haiphong · 1,110 views today · The "lesser of two evils" has been centered on the false dichotomy of Trump versus everyone else.
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Barbara Marx Hubbard · 1,004 views today · The Awakening of Humanity Occasionally in the course of human events, a new worldview emerges that transforms society. It happened when Jesus’ disciples were inspired by his...
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Today I Rise: This Beautiful Short Film Is Like a Love Poem For Your Heart and Soul
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Leaked TTIP Documents Confirm Corporate Power Grab at Heart of EU/US Trade Deal
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