Three of the Best Moments from the Brilliant Satirical Film 'Network'
4 min · Network (1976) is director Sidney Lumet's brilliant, pitch-black criticism of the hollow, lurid wasteland of television journalism where entertainment value and short-term...
The Venus Project by Jacque Fresco
4 min · For more information visit the official web site: Facebook: Music: Salomon Ligthelm - Close Horizonz Hanz Zimmer ...
#SandySpeaks: 'I'm Here to Change History'
Kirsten West Savali · Sandra Bland, who died while in police custody in Texas, has emerged as a martyr, illuminating police violence against black women in a way that is finally resonating across...
The New Brutalism and the Racist Killing Fields in America: The Death of Sandra Bland
Henry A. Giroux · On July 9, soon after Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old African-American woman, moved to Texas from Naperville, Illinois, to take a new job as a college outreach officer at her alma...
A Path to End Racism
Rabbi Michael Lerner and Cat Zavis · Racism is the demeaning of an entire group of people and refusing to see them as fully human in the way we see ourselves and those we deem to be “like” us. When we fail to see...
Windows 10 Might Be Free, but Your Privacy Is Priceless
What Banks Don't Want You to Know about the Greek crisis
9 min · Is the crisis in Greece solely due to government overspending and irresponsibility? Are the Greek bailouts intended to help the Greek people recover from their "self-inflicted"...
Beyond Extinction - Transition to Post-Capitalism is Inevitable
Nafeez Ahmed · In Margaret Atwood’s powerful essay [It’s Not Climate Change — It’s Everything Change] on the reality of climate change — and its implications for the future of oil-dependent...
Diversity and Inclusion In Our Wild Spaces
8 min · In May I was lucky enough to be invited to document an amazing event in Yosemite National Park. It was a campfire discussion on improving the diversity of both the visitation...
Kensho - Dreaming with Alan Watts
4 min · Short film dreamt by Aaron Paradox, narrated by Alan Watts.  Let's suppose that you were able, every night, to dream any dream you wanted to dream, and that you could for...
Jimmy Kimmel's Emotional Response to the Killing of Cecil The Lion
4 min · Late night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel got choked up Tuesday night as he summed up all the things wrong with Cecil the lion's murder in Zimbabwe earlier this month. Kimmel recounts...
FBI Don't Consider Dylann Roof a Terrorist But Say Animal Rights Activists Are
Glenn Greenwald · The FBI on Friday announced the arrests in Oakland of two animal rights activists, Joseph Buddenberg and Nicole Kissane, and accused the pair of engaging in “domestic...
This Economic Collapse Is a 'Crisis of Bigness'
Paul Kingsnorth · Leopold Kohr warned 50 years ago that the gigantist global system would grow until it imploded. We should have listened
From Under Our Feet
15 min · This documentary identifies and explains this impending Ecocide in Southern Spain. Jak and Jose and the 15 people still living in Los Perales are facing displacement and loss...
What Is Wilderness?
3 min · The Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘wilderness’ as; an uncultivated, uninhabited, and inhospitable region. Whilst travelling around Scotland, I encountered both city and...
Calais Migrants: Life in the Jungle
13 min · Away from the chaotic scenes on Calais' motorways and ports, the migrant camp known as the new Jungle is growing fast and showing signs of becoming a permanent fixture.
How to be a Peace Officer
9 min · What would it take to turn police officers who abuse their power into protectors of the peace? For a free download of The Four Agreements mentioned in this video, click...
It's Not Climate Change  -  It's Everything Change
Margaret E. Atwood · Oil! Our secret god, our secret sharer, our magic wand, fulfiller of our every desire, our co-conspirator, the sine qua non in all we do! Can’t live with it, can’t — right at...
Three Things Gender Intelligent Men Do Differently
Cari E. Guittard · Earlier this month, I hosted a conversation on Gender Intelligence from the male point of view at The Hult International Business School's San Francisco Campus. The purpose of...
ʻĀINA: That Which Feeds Us (2015)
22 min · ʻĀINA (pronounced "eye-nah") means "That Which Feeds Us" in the Hawaiian language. The film highlights a way to address some of the most pressing environmental and health...
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Mandatory Minimums
15 min · Mandatory minimums require fixed prison sentences for certain crimes. John Oliver explains why we treat some turkeys better than most low-level offenders. Connect with Last...
Ending Mass Incarceration: The Ongoing Call to Faith Communities
Janis Rosheuvel and Lissette Castillo Vizcarra and Pastor Lilian Amaya · The crisis of incarceration this nation now faces demands people of faith act with swift and fierce moral authority to transform, not just reform, an irreparably broken...
Transition From Caterpillar to Butterfly as Analogy for Social Chance
4 min · An exceprt from Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview in which Dr. Bruce Lipton talks about the fractal nature of reality and compares the current global awakening and the...
Traffic Stop
3 min · Alex Landau, an African American man, was raised by his adoptive white parents to believe that skin color didn’t matter. But when Alex was pulled over by Denver police officers...
Our Existence is Weird and Wonderful says Alan Watts
3 min · "Existence is relationship, and you are smack in the middle of it ."
Rap News 34: Immigrants! Feat. Donald Trump, Katie Hopkins & Tony Abbott
7 min · In this broadcast we look at the controversial subject of immigration. Mass exoduses of people - refugees, asylum seekers, and migrant workers - are taking place all over the...
Where is California's Water Really Going? (And Where is it not?)
3 min · Comedian Eddie Pepitone gives some revealing statistics about how California's water is distributed during the most recent water shortage. (2015)
The Stanford Prison Experiment (2002)
29 min · The Stanford Prison Experiment (SPE) took place in 1971. Young men were divided into the roles of Prisoner and Guard and put in a prison-like environment in the basement of the...
Israel To Demolish Palestinian Village Of Susiya
2 min · The Palestinian village of Susiya is about to bulldozed after Israel's high court recently rejected an injunction to stop the demolition. People have been fighting the...
Cries of Betrayal, Calls to Organize as Obama Approves Arctic Drilling
Sarah Lazare · 'With this decision, President Obama has given Shell an open invitation to turn the Chukchi Sea into an energy sacrifice zone,' said Marissa Knodel of Friends of the Earth
A Simple Mind Trick Will Help You Think More Rationally
2 min · Emotions can cloud our rational decision-making. By adopting the perspective of an outside advisor, psychologist Dan Ariely says we can inject some rationality into our...
Desmond Tutu: Not Going Quietly
47 min · Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the famous Nobel laureate, and one of the world's most respected church leaders, was a central figure in ensuring an end to white minority rule in...
Are Hospital Farms the Next Big Thing in Healthcare Reform?
Jodi Helmer · This summer, St. Luke’s Hospital started sending all new moms home from the hospital with a basket of fresh produce, recipes and literature about the importance of a healthy...
TPP, TTIP, TiSA, ISDS - Acronyms to End Democracy
6 min · The TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership), TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership), and TISA (Trade in Services Agreement) are currently being negotiated behind closed...
Sandra Bland Arrest Video Shows an Officer Out of Control - Edited Footage Suggests Cover-up
Jennifer Baker · Police dashboard camera video released on Tuesday shows no evidence that Sandra Bland assaulted her arresting officer or [was given] any reason for her arrest on July 10 after...
The Next Time Someone Responds to "Black Lives Matter" with "All Lives Matter" Send Them This
GeekAesthete · Imagine that you're sitting down to dinner with your family, and while everyone else gets a serving of the meal, you don't get any. So you say "I should get my fair share." And...
Nature Needs You
9 min · People across Australia are standing their ground for nature. There's a lot at stake, but we're ready to face the challenge together. It's not just our iconic landscapes and...
Love and Grow Rich
Josh Shulman · Neither the poor man nor the rich man can get enough of me. What am I?     Money Throughout human history, we've molded the material world around us to provide for our...
Why Are You So Angry?
63 min · An exploration of internet harasment and hate campaigns, looking at mob mentality, how those who respond agresively may feel they are being attacked and how to deal with these...
Musician Roger Waters Takes The United States to Task
2 min · Roger Waters, formerly of Pink Floyd, discusses education in the United States and the world view that sets the US apart from "others". His album Amused to Death is described...
A Tribute to Jane Goodall
3 min · This is a video produced by National Geographic Television and the Jane Goodall Institute to honor Dr. Goodall for her 80th birthday.
The Case for a "Jazz Revolution" Against Corporate Capitalism
Keith Harrington · Bottom up? Top down? Improvisation is the key to a middle way.
What Our Food Is Really Doing to the Planet, in 15 Jaw-Dropping Images
Max Plenke · When current science news is filled with pictures — incredible, beautiful, literally awesome pictures — of planetary bodies 3 billion miles away, it's easy to forget what's...
The Yes Men's Solution to California's Drought: If You Eat Beef, Don't Wash
11 min · Would you stop showering if it meant that was the only way you could keep eating beef? California's ongoing drought needs radical action. But in a state dependent on...
Horizon-1: A New Horizon For Humanity
15 min · For two weeks in March 2015, a film crew was given exclusive access to the Horizon-1 high-tech experimental community, which has been in development since 2006 via an...
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