Andrew Butler
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Andrew Butler added a video on Mar 31 2015
Speech by comedian, campaigner and author of "What The **** is Normal" Francesca Martinez. Part of an event inspired by Naomi Klein's book "This Changes Everything".
Andrew Butler added an article on Mar 30 2015
The EU is negotiating two far-reaching trade agreements: one with the USA (TTIP = Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) and one with Canada (CETA = Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement). The official line is that this will create jobs and increase economic...
Andrew Butler rated The Dublin Pitfall (2015) 5 stars on Mar 29 2015
Andrew Butler added an event on Mar 29 2015
Frack Free Bristol presents a Frack Free Festival in solidarity with the Mi'Kmaq Indigenous Canadian people resisting Fracking on their lands. Before the live music begins at 4:30, from 2:00pm there will be a family friendly day of free activities (all donations welcome)...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Mar 28 2015
Cassetteboy is back with another Conservative rap, this time with a special guest appearances from George Osborne and UKIP's Nigel Farage. This is a promo for The Emperor's New Clothes, a new feature documentary from Russell Brand and Michael Winterbottom.
Andrew Butler added a video on Mar 28 2015
British comedian and activist Russell Brand joins forces with acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom on a polemical documentary about the financial crisis and gross inequality we currently face. Starting with the genesis of today’s economic policies, with the arrival of...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Mar 27 2015
“There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?” The words are those of Jonas Salk, developer of the polio vaccine, speaking to Edward R. Murrow in 1955, as quoted recently in an essay by Paul Buchheit on Common Dreams. What was he thinking? Six decades later, the words...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Mar 27 2015
As the United States begins bombing the Iraqi city of Tikrit and again delays a withdrawal from Afghanistan, a new report has found that the Iraq War has killed about one million people. The Nobel Prize-winning International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and...
Andrew Butler added a video on Mar 26 2015
The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing rollercoaster for a number of years. Through the news, we only get a glimpse of the bloodiest battle, an election, or a million man march. At the beginning of July 2013, we witnessed the second president deposed within the space of...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Mar 26 2015
Yellow Fever is a mixed-media documentary animation by Kenyan filmmaker Ng’endo Mukii. The short film, which served as Mukii’s thesis project at London’s Royal College of Art
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Andrew Butler rated 10 Words Every Girl Should Learn 5 stars on Mar 25 2015
Andrew Butler added an article on Mar 25 2015
The gains of the Civil Rights Movement won’t be expanded through constitutional law, but solidarity and militant struggle. CIO Local 22, which represented North Carolina tobacco workers, linked the struggle against racial inequality and economic injustice. Early in 
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Andrew Butler added an article on Mar 25 2015
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Andrew Butler added an article on Mar 24 2015
"Stop interrupting me."  "I just said that." "No explanation needed." In fifth grade, I won the school courtesy prize. In other words, I won an award for being polite. My brother, on the other hand, was considered the class comedian. We were very typically socialized as a...
Andrew Butler added a video on Mar 24 2015
Terry Jones presents Boom Bust Boom. The result of a meeting between writer, director, historian and Python Terry Jones and economics professor and entrepreneur Theo Kocken. Co-written by Jones and Kocken and featuring John Cusack, Nobel Prize winners Daniel Kahneman, Robert...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Mar 22 2015
Austere; Severe in manner Recently it was reported that the UN may be investigating the UK for grave violations of disability rights. This short film reports on the disproportionate levy of austerity, particularly on the disabled. Created by Kam Sandhu & Rick Sims for Real...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Mar 22 2015
In November 2014, not long after the Bill Cosby rape allegations blew up in the news, a friend of mine reached out to tell me her own story of sexual assault and asked if I would draw a comic about her experience. The friend, whom I’ll call Alison, was assaulted after...
Andrew Butler added a video on Mar 21 2015
While on our screens the world collapses, on our streets the world rises. In part one we see the masquared played out on television screens, in part two footage from the 2012 student strike in Québec, a prelude to the planned general strike in Spring 2015, shows us what is...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Mar 20 2015
There's a resource curse on the Navajo Nation. The 27,000-square-mile reservation straddling parts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah has an extremely high abundance of many energy resources — particularly coal. That coal is what's burned to provide much of the Southwest with...
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Andrew Butler rated The Lie We Live 4 stars on Mar 20 2015
Andrew Butler added an article on Mar 20 2015
England is globally upheld as the home of democracy. In reality, a country ruled in the interests of an unelected head of state (HMRH Queen), an unelected second chamber (House of Lords – filled with parasites like HSBC’s Lord Green), and the City of London, a secret fiefdom...
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Andrew Butler added an event on Mar 19 2015
If you are passionate about Badgers and wildlife, please join us for the day to distribute leaflets and make the public aware of the Tories plans to roll out the cull to another 40 zones. They also plan to overturn the fox hunting ban as David Cameron is a blood sports...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Mar 19 2015
Students at the London School of Economics join the budding movement against the neoliberal university by occupying the administration’s meeting room. Statement and photos by Occupy LSE — Free University of London. Why we are occupying We have have occupied the Vera...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Mar 19 2015
Racism is a business. Its marketing is so successful that even Akala looks sideways at a young black man holding a lot of cash. These racial assumptions lead to 'everyday' racism - daily encounters and micro-agressions. It's time to recognise the relationship between top-down...
Andrew Butler added a video on Mar 18 2015
“I see multiple colonial governors,” says Ghanaian software entrepreneur Herman Chinery-Hesse of the international development establishment in Africa. “We are held captive by the donor community.” The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise...
Andrew Butler added an article on Mar 18 2015
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Andrew Butler added an article on Mar 17 2015
Hello, I am selling unconditional love for $0.  Infinite square feet lot. Includes refreshing air, sunshine, the Earth, beautiful mountains and the ocean. A stunning 'classic' heritage made 4.5 billion years ago.  Address: Earth, Solar System, Milky Way. Available now to...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Mar 17 2015
A short documentary that examines the absence of Gaza and the Palestinians from the Israeli mainstream media and 2015 elections. Shot during operation Protective Edge by Tamar Glezerman & Arianna LaPenne. Article about the film from Global Voices As Israel heads to the...
Andrew Butler added a video on Mar 16 2015
Sam Simon always made things work his way. So it was tough for him to believe when his doctors told him he had six months, at most, to live. Out of high school, Simon was recruited to play football at Stanford. Soon after graduating, he was writing for cartoon shows. By his...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Mar 16 2015
Winter is coming for the Northern and Midland Cities! Support Fairer Funding For Local Councils.  Lord Ned Starp’s pleas for fairer funding for the people of the Northern Cities are met with mockery by the King. At the same time the Southern Cities prosper...  THE REAL...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Mar 15 2015
There are many institutions in our culture and society that, for me, highlight the depth of our dysfunctionality and despair. Such institutions express the shocking degree to which a social system of artificially-created human misery has been so successfully naturalised that...
Andrew Butler added an article on Mar 14 2015
2014 certainly ended up as the year of the media hack. The Sony incident and the ham handed response by the company and theatrical distributors, pushed the hacking of a media company and its ransoming into the mainstream. The entire incident was surreal, partially...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Mar 13 2015
Wrenched captures the passing of the monkey wrench from the pioneers of eco-activism to the new generation which will carry Edward Abbey's legacy into the 21st century. The fight continues to sustain the last bastion of the American wilderness - the spirit of the West. From...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Mar 13 2015
The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) was one of the World Bank's biggest African dam schemes, and the Bank took special pains with project resettlement. Despite a relatively large budget and greater-than-usual attention to this aspect of the megaproject, poverty has...
Andrew Butler added a video on Mar 11 2015
Rising Up are a collective of individuals and organisations working together in response to the threat faced by MetroBus road development at Stapleton Allotments and small holdings, including Feed Bristol. This prime agricultural land is under imminent threat of being...
Andrew Butler added a video on Mar 11 2015
In response to graffiti artist Banksy's Gaza tourist video, the Gaza Parkour team show us what real life is like there and their dreams beyond the border. To the sounds of Palestine's biggest female hip-hop artist, Shadia Mansour, join Abdallah AlQassab and the rest of the...
Andrew Butler added an article on Mar 11 2015
We cannot know what the future will bring, but we can use the idea of the future to look at the present in new light. I hope that one day I might have grandchildren. If I am really lucky I might even live long enough to get to talk to my grandchildren when they are adults...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Mar 11 2015
Rebellion is spreading across the UK’s “gulag archipelago” of migration prisons. Hunger strikes and yard occupations and other protests are now taking place in at least 6 UK detention centres. The protests started last week in Yarl’s Wood (Bedfordshire) and in the...
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