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Andrew Butler added a video on Oct 24 2014
Political struggles over the future of Turkey have left the country profoundly divided. Former prime minister, now president, Tayyip Erdogan, has fueled the growing polarization through his authoritarian response to protests, his large-scale urban development projects, his...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Oct 24 2014
Comic Books Need A Revolution! As the British Library comics exhibition is titled ‘Art and Anarchy’ I thought that I would write an article about how anarchy would really benefit us comic book creators, about how comics would flourish in an anarchist system FAR more than...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Oct 23 2014
Disability rights campaigners share their stories and the story of the closure of the ILF - a fund which enables 18,000 of Britain's most profoundly disabled adults to live independently. Find out more here.
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Andrew Butler added an article on Oct 23 2014
Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Aziz Ansari. John Legend. These are a few of many male celebrities who have recently come out as feminists. Emma Watson's high-profile #HeForShe campaign 
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Andrew Butler added an article on Oct 22 2014
Would people care more about climate change if we called it Globola?
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Andrew Butler added a video on Oct 22 2014
The Pacific Climate Warriors have traveled from 12 Pacific Islands to Australia, to take the fight to save their homes directly to the fossil fuel industry. Using traditional canoes, 30 Pacific Climate Warriors paddled into the oncoming path of coal ships in an effort to shut...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Oct 21 2014
I am sitting in a remote mud hut discussing ‘Big Brother’. Next to me an open fire radiates its welcoming orange cast, tinging all but the brilliant whites of the scene outside, trees freshly dusted with an icy coat of late January powder. Today, unusually, the topic of my...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Oct 21 2014
Room for rent is based on the belief that in order to challenge exploitation within this work force we shouldn’t victimize and ostracize sex workers, or close down their working spaces, but recognize sex work as work and listen to their opinions when creating policies that...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Oct 20 2014
The UK has two welfare states.  There is one that is reported and endlessly discussed, and another, which is rarely mentioned.  Whilst the first is suffering enormous cuts under the Tory/Liberal Democrat coalition, the other just keeps expanding. Comedian, author and...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Oct 20 2014
More than 5 years after the expropriation of €492,000 from 39 different banks, a group of activists reveal how the money was used and how they lived through the experience. The driving force behind this collective is the situation imposed by the current system, civil...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Oct 20 2014
While the world has focused its attention on the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, there's another student movement gaining steam on the other side of the world. The unfolding protests gripping Mexico began in the small town of Iguala, in the southwest region of Guerrero...
Andrew Butler added a video on Oct 19 2014
This independent documentary aims to tackle the lack of public engagement with the reality of immigration detention and to illuminate some of the human stories that exist in and around the Campsfield House in Oxfordshire. We have been speaking to people about their personal...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Oct 17 2014
The global gap between incomes, wealth and living standards is a long-standing failure of human ingenuity and purpose. But in recent years we’ve alsowoken up to the blight of economic inequality within countries, including in the UK where the problem has been growing for the...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Oct 17 2014
Dear White People is a satire about being a black face in a white place. This sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama was written and directed by Justin Simien and follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial...
Andrew Butler added an article on Oct 16 2014
Getting your mind around climate change is hard. Confronting it requires us to deal with the ways that coal, oil, and gas have shaped nearly every aspect of our world, from our built environments to our economic systems — even our ideologies and patterns of thought. But that...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Oct 16 2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been getting some pretty bad press after his rather strange comments on equal pay. Nadella remarked that women shouldn’t ask for a raise but should just wait for the system to reward them with ‘good karma’. Nadella has since backtracked but...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Oct 15 2014
This film asks "Who are the real vandals, the ones destroying a few windows or the ones destroying the fucking planet?" Note: The English subtitles move a bit too fast, so you might need to pause throughout to read them
Andrew Butler added a video on Oct 15 2014
Syrena is a squatted house in Warsaw that is home to 65 people, including a number of families. It also provides space for the Warsaw Tenants Association, Workers Initiative, Anarchist Black Cross, Warsaw Revolutionary Theatre, Amature Opera Front, Punk Yoga, No One Is...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Oct 14 2014
The UK Parliament voted in a landslide 274-12 on the evening of Monday 13th October to unilaterally recognise the state of Palestine. The House of Commons debated on a substantive motion: “That this House calls on the government to recognise the state of Palestine alongside...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Oct 14 2014
TRIGGER WARNING: Contains actual and simulated deportation with physical restraint and verbal abuse.  This powerful short film, based on real-life situations, dramatises the deporation of an immigrant taking place on a commercial passenger plane. It contains advise for the...
Andrew Butler added a video on Oct 13 2014
Operation Great Bear: We have spent the last month in the field, defending wildlife from the annual, senseless slaughter known as the British Columbia trophy hunt. The Wildlife Defence League has blockaded the only road leading into the Sacred Headwaters from resident hunters...
Andrew Butler added an article on Oct 13 2014
Pawel Kuczynski is a Polish artist who specialises in images that make you think hard about the world we live in.    
Andrew Butler added an article on Oct 12 2014
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are the latest in a long line of international free trade agreements. But why are they bad for the majority of people and the planet and what are the justifications given by...
Andrew Butler added a video on Oct 10 2014
Sometimes you just can't make this shit up. Fossil fuel frackers Baker Hughes have teamed up with breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen to "end breast cancer forever". How? By painting 1,000 of their drill heads pink and donating $100,000 to the charity. Strangely there is no...
Andrew Butler added a video on Oct 10 2014
Beginning in Ethiopia, Professor Brian Cox discovers how the universe played a key role in our ascent from apeman to spaceman by driving the expansion of our brains. But big brains alone did not get us to space. To reveal what did, Brian heads out of Africa to the ancient...
Andrew Butler added a video on Oct 10 2014
This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Oct 9 2014
In perhaps one of the most beautifully organized and powerful protests of recent memory, Ferguson activists organized a flashmob and went to St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Saturday evening to sing a Requiem for Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager murdered by Officer Darren...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Oct 9 2014
Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, has uncovered serious abuses of Baka “Pygmies” in southeast Cameroon, at the hands of anti-poaching squads supported and funded by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The Baka are being illegally...
Andrew Butler added an article on Oct 8 2014
Part 1 - A is for Artwashing, B is for Bicycle , C is for Commune. Like lost shooting stars the orange street lights streak past the train window, incomplete shadows sweep
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Andrew Butler added a video on Oct 8 2014
Following the critically acclaimed Chavs, Owen Jones unleashes a powerful attack on the British Establishment.
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Andrew Butler added an article on Oct 7 2014
A fun infographic on common myths and misconceptions from the book Knowledge is Beautiful. Click the infographic for a scalable full-size image.
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Andrew Butler added an article on Oct 7 2014
What does genuine economic progress look like? The orthodox answer is that a bigger economy is always better, but this idea is increasingly strained by the knowledge that, on a finite planet, the economy can’t grow for ever. This week’s Addicted to Growth conference in...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Oct 6 2014
These premises appear at the beginning of Endgame, Derrick Jensen's seminal critique of civilization.  Premise One: Civilization is not and can never be sustainable. This is especially true for industrial civilization. Premise Two: Traditional communities do not often...
Andrew Butler rated Curacautin Bajo El agua 5 stars on Oct 5 2014
Andrew Butler added a video on Oct 5 2014
This is the extraordinary story of Mohammad Mostafaei, an Iranian lawyer who dedicated his life to saving juveniles from execution - of the 40 juveniles he has defended from execution in Iran, he has saved the lives of 20. This video is part of Amnestry International's...
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