Andrew Butler
Location:   Bristol, Avon
Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 12 2016
The 'Terrorism' of Puppets: Spain's Crackdown on Dissent
The arrest of two Spanish puppeteers accused of “promoting terrorism” in a play reveals the violence of the state in a way that satire never could.
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Andrew Butler added a video on Feb 12 2016
The 'Super Bowl' Ad We Should Have Seen
Watch the #BigGame commercial the NFL would never air. Get involved by contacting the Washington Professional Football Team, the NFL and the Washington Post:  DC...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 12 2016
Sci-Hub Tears Down Academia's "Illegal" Copyright Paywalls
With a net income of more than $1 billion Elsevier is one of the largest academic publishers in the world. The company has the rights to many academic publications where...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 12 2016
Press Urges Britain to 'Keep Calm and Blame Europe'
The latest polls are telling us that the British public are moving in droves to the Brexit camp: YouGov has found that 45% would vote to leave the EU against 36% who would vote...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Feb 12 2016
The Price of Gold
The dangers of working in the South African gold mines have long been documented. A forthcoming court hearing highlights the injustice of mine workers who contract silicosis...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 11 2016
Netanyahu Wants Fence Around Israel to Keep Out 'Wild Beasts'
'In the environment in which we live we must defend ourselves from the wild beasts,' Prime Minister says.
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Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 11 2016
The Paradox at the Heart of the Snowden Revelations
If proper oversight is not developed, Snowden’s legacy will have served only to reinforce one thing: the intrusiveness of global surveillance.
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Andrew Butler added a video on Feb 11 2016
How Iran's Election Could Make History
Iran is about to hold a national election that could shape the country's future for a generation — potentially even more so than the presidential elections in 2009, when "green...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 11 2016
Prospective Congo Palm Oil Plantation Wrecking Prime Great Ape Habitat
The Atama plantation may never happen, but that uncertainty hasn’t prevented investors from potentially making a profit by clearing native forests and ruining ideal gorilla and...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 10 2016
The Harsh Realities About South Africa That the World Bank Dare Not Speak
Sometimes silences speak volumes. In his seminal book The Anti-Politics Machine Stanford University anthropologist James Ferguson criticised the World Bank’s 1980s...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 9 2016
Varoufakis Leads European Left to Reclaim Democracy From "Authoritarian Technocrats"
Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 seeks to find 'common solutions to common problems,' says former Greek finance minister
Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 9 2016
Never Trust a Corporation to Do a Library's Job
As Google abandons its past, Internet archivists step in to save our collective memory
Andrew Butler added a video on Feb 9 2016
The River Woman - The Extraordinary Life of Katie Lee
At 95, Katie Lee is still mourning the loss of her beloved Glen Canyon-and still writing, singing, cussing and fighting to bring it back. Producer: Gisela...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Feb 9 2016
For Native Americans in Minnesota, Food is a Sign of Oppression
After hundreds of years of isolation, here’s how the indigenous heroes are fighting to reclaim their cultural identity — and their health.
Andrew Butler added a video on Feb 9 2016
There Is Enough For All, If We Cooperate Rather Than Compete
Based on an ancient story about hunger and sharing, this animated video is an “allegory of the spoons” and teaches us that when we struggle to feed only ourselves, everyone...
Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 9 2016
Act Now, Urges Study, or Planet Faces 10,000+ Years of Adverse Climate Change
"The next few decades offer a brief window of opportunity to minimize large-scale and potentially catastrophic climate change that will extend longer than the entire history of...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 9 2016
Science Just Figured Out Which Religion's Holy Book Is More Violent
Text Analytics Program Proves Quran Less Violent Than The Bible
Andrew Butler added a video on Feb 8 2016
Beyoncé Backup Dancers Send Powerful Message at the Super Bowl
During the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, Beyoncé's backup dancers called for justice for Mario Woods, a 26-year-old killed by the SFPD.
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Andrew Butler added a video on Feb 8 2016
"The World Is My Country" Shows Origin of Yasiin Bey's World Passport
This clip from upcoming feature documentary "The World Is My Country" introduces the origins of and need for a World Passport.
Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 8 2016
Misogynist Meet-Ups Burnt by Feminist Fire
On Saturday over a hundred meetings of misogynists for "legalised rape" were planned by puke-up artist Roosh V. The push-back was fierce, immediate and completely unsurprising...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Feb 7 2016
Massive Attack Stand In Solidarity With Refugees
They rarely give interviews, but Massive Attack have put images of refugees centre stage in their latest shows and the band believes we "will be judged in history" by how we...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 6 2016
When Corporatocracy Replaced Democracy - a Dystopian Warning From the Future
Ever since Trump was elected the question on everyone's lips has been, "Who’s next?" The border between the US and Mexico is effectively closed to people, although it’s still...
Andrew Butler added a video on Feb 5 2016
Pharma Bro Shkreli Smirks During Testimony on Fraud Charges
“Pharma bro” Martin Shkreli was arrested last December on securities fraud charges. He hiked up the price of a lifesaving drug by 5,000% and is accused of running his company...
Andrew Butler added a video on Feb 5 2016
Elizabeth Warren Recalls a Time When Big Donors May Have Changed Hillary’s Vote
At the Democratic town hall debate on February 3, 2016, Moderator Anderson Cooper of CNN had asked if Hillary Clinton made a mistake when she delivered three speeches to...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Feb 5 2016
I Wish for You... Jeremy Irons is a Grandfather With A Beautiful Message for His Granddaughter
'War Horse' author Michael Morpurgo and actors Jeremy Irons and Maxine Peake have joined forces to make a powerful new 5 minute film especially for you. Please watch and...
Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 5 2016
Primate-Watching: in the Year of the Monkey, Let's Build a Conservation Movement
Russ Mittermeier, long-time Chair of the IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group and Executive Vice-Chair of Conservation International has spent the better part of the last 46 years...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 5 2016
The Legend of Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp
Greenham was an alternative world, an anti-nuclear protest by hundreds of thousands of women activists. At 'Bringing Greenham Home', we relived the spirit with films and talks...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 5 2016
Landmark Deal to Protect Canadian Rainforest Called a 'Gift to the World'
"From conflict to collaboration, we now celebrate the protection of areas of cultural and ecological importance while ensuring economic opportunities for the communities exist...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Feb 5 2016
Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Vs. the Climate
As people around the world march against the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Sierra Club's Ilana Solomon breaks down how the trade agreement will affect the fight...
Andrew Butler added a video on Feb 4 2016
Are There More Grains of Sand Than Stars?
"I've heard that there are more stars in our Universe than there are grains of sand on all the beaches on Earth. Is this possible?" Awesome question, and a great excuse to do...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 4 2016
Oil Extraction Threatens to Expand Further Into Ecuadorean Rainforest Under New 20-Year Contract
The Ecuadorian government has signed two contracts with the China-based Andes Petroleum consortium, to work on the oil blocks known as 79 and 83; blocks that overlap with the...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 4 2016
Masculinity, Yet Again, Is Fragile
Yesterday, after the posting of an article concerning the murder of Janese Talton Jackson, I went on a rant. I don’t usually go on rants, but I’m tired. I’m tired of women...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Feb 4 2016
Social Mobility Is A Sham - Equality Is Key
We are told that social mobility is the cornerstone of a fair society. A just nation is where talent is all you need to get the the top. But, argues Matthew Taylor, social...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Feb 4 2016
Life in Syntropy
“Life in Syntropy” is the new short film from Agenda Gotsch. It tells the story of Brazilian farmer Ernst Gotsch, who bought 1,200 acres of completely deforested land on the...
Andrew Butler added a video on Feb 4 2016
How Stress Affects Your Brain
Stress isn’t always a bad thing; it can be handy for a burst of extra energy and focus, like when you’re playing a competitive sport or have to speak in public. But when it’s...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 3 2016
Say No to Roosh V on Saturday, for the Sake Of, Well, Everyone
The pro-rape 'pick up artist' organising gatherings around the world should be met with a plethora of protests.
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Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 3 2016
If There Are No New Farmers, Who Will Grow Our Food?
Programs across the country are trying to make it easier for new farmers to get started and put down roots. Here's why: There's only one farmer under 35 for ever six over 65...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Feb 3 2016
Robert Smalls: An American Hero
Robert Smalls began life as a slave in Beaufort, South Carolina. Born on April 5, 1839, he taught himself to read, and was later briefly allowed to attend school. In his early...
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