M.I.A. Just Dropped a Killer New Track in Solidarity with Migrants
5 min · 9,155 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...
Australian Comedian Perfectly Sums Up Why Other Countries Think US Gun Laws Are Crazy
14 min · 8,295 views today · At least 10 people were killed and 20 others injured when a shooter opened fire on the campus of Umpqua Community College in Oregon Thursday, October 1. According to Douglas...
John Pilger on Paris, ISIS and Media Propaganda
18 min · 6,161 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...
Today I Rise: This Beautiful Short Film Is Like a Love Poem For Your Heart and Soul
4 min · 5,965 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 White Man in That Photo
Riccardo Gazzaniga · 3,571 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...
Confessions of a Walmart Hitman
11 min · 3,378 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...
John Lennon's "Imagine," Made Into A Comic Strip
John Lennon. Art by Pablo Stanley · 2,945 views today · This is easily the best comic strip ever made.  Pabl
Caitlin Moran's Posthumous Advice for Her Daughter
Caitlin Moran · 1,214 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...
The Image Hollywood Created of Africa
3 min · 1,209 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...
HUMAN (2015)
382 min · 1,146 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...
In 5 Minutes, This Student Destroys Our Double Standards For Men And Women
Tyler Kingkade · 1,120 views today · Chaz Smith has a problem with boys being taught to play aggressively while girls are taught to "play it safe." Smith, a 20-year-old cinema studies major at the University of...
We Created Islamic Extremism: Those Blaming Islam for ISIS Would Have Supported Osama Bin Laden in the '80s
Ben Norton · 1,046 views today · Jingoists conveniently forget the West's Cold War strategy was to arm the Islamic extremists that became al-Qaida
Where Is Our Jeremy Corbyn?
Chris Hedges · 1,002 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 Century of the Self (2002)
230 min · 995 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 Pilger: "There Is No War On Terror... There Is A War OF Terror."
3 min · 994 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...
How Wolves Change Rivers
4 min · 866 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...
A Brief History of European Colonization in Africa
4 min · 703 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...
Live Rich: A Spoken Word Film about The True Meaning of Wealth
4 min · 597 views today · This consumer madness is consuming us. Follow Buy Nothing Day on Twitter and Facebook. Video by Gary Turk.
The Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use to Change the World
Films For Action · 577 views today · A more beautiful, just and sustainable world is possible. Take this library and use it to inspire global change!
Plutocracy: Political Repression In The U.S.A. (2015)
109 min · 574 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...
Capitalism Is Just a Story - Rise Up and Create a New One
6 min · 482 views today · How many of us have a sneaking suspicion that something pretty fundamental is going wrong in the world? We keep hearing about the potentially devastating consequences of...
Wake Up Call: End the Nightmare of Consumption
6 min · 459 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?...
John Pilger on ISIS: Only When We See the War Criminals In Our Midst Will the Blood Begin to Dry
John Pilger · 421 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 · 375 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...
What Would Jesus Buy? (2007)
91 min · 326 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...
Endless Economic Growth is Fundamentally Unsustainable
George Monbiot · 291 views today · The belief that economic growth can be detached from destruction appears to be based on a simple accounting mistake.
Forget Shorter Showers: Why Personal Change Does Not Equal Political Change (2015)
11 min · 279 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...
Elder Explains the Origins of the First Nation Seven Teachings
11 min · 222 views today · Manitoba First Nation Elder Dave Courchene explains the origins and lessons of the First Nation Seven Teachings. The lessons of the Bear Spirit (Courage), the Beaver Spirit...
The Economic Hitmen
2 min · 218 views today · A great illustration on how Goverments take control of countries, and how capitalism drives the expansion of the Military Industrial Complex.
How the Elite Deal With Sparks of Revolt
Bill Blunden · 192 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)...
Affluenza (1997)
56 min · 191 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...
When You Kill Ten Million Africans You Aren't Called 'Hitler'
Liam O'Ceallaigh · 183 views today · Take a look at this picture. Do you know who it is? Most people haven’t heard of him. But you should have. When you see his face or hear his name you should get as sick in...
I've Never Seen the Israel / Palestine Conflict Illustrated More Uniquely Than This
3 min · 182 views today · The story shared by Israel and Palestine has been told in several stunning films, but I don't think I've ever seen it told like this. Nina Paley created this (extremely brief)...
Native American Responses to Thanksgiving
2 min · 178 views today · We invited Native Americans to respond to the word "Thanksgiving." These are their responses.
Swedish Band 'The Knife' Nail Central Flaw of The UN's Sustainable Development Goals
Liv Strömquist · 170 views today · Brilliant satirical comic imagines what policy would look like if the UN focused on eliminating extreme wealth.
10 Quotes From an Oglala Lakota Chief That Will Make You Question Everything About Our Society
Wisdom Pills · 168 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...
Rebel Geeks - Steal From the Capitalists (2015)
25 min · 167 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...
How Globalization Fuels Terrorism and Fundamentalism
Helena Norberg-Hodge · 165 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...
When Kids Recite The Pledge of Allegiance in School This Is Basically What They're Saying
2 min · 165 views today · Nationalism in schools - yeah it's gonna sound kind of creepy no matter what country you do it in.
Without Saying a Word This 6 Minute Clip From Samsara Will Make You Speechless
6 min · 163 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...
We - Arundhati Roy (2006)
64 min · 161 views today · We is a fast-paced 64 minute documentary that covers the world politics of power, war, corporations, deception and exploitation. It visualizes the words of Arundhati Roy...
"You Grow Up Wanting to Be Luke Skywalker, Then Realize You've Become a Stormtrooper for the Empire"
Garret · 160 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...
These 25 Examples of Male Privilege from a Trans Guy's Perspective Really Prove the Point
James St. James · 156 views today · Quite a bit changed for me over the first couple of years I started testosterone. My health and mental wellbeing improved, my happy button grew over an inch in length, my...
The Economics of Happiness (2011)
65 min · 150 views today · Economic globalization has led to a massive expansion in the scale and power of big business and banking. It has also worsened nearly every problem we face: fundamentalism and...
'Agrihoods' Offer Suburban Living Built Around Community Farms, Not Golf Courses
Joseph Erbentraut · 150 views today · The model takes the idea of farm-to-table to the next level.
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