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Andrew Butler added a video on Jan 29 2015
"I wrote this song in August for the people in Ferguson, Gaza and elsewhere rising up against horrific racial injustice, and for those that continue to grieve, rage and rise. As an artist I'd like to make it clear that the tragedies in Ferguson and Gaza are not isolated nor...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jan 28 2015
A characteristic of Greek tragedies is that someone who has risen to a great height fails to understand why they are falling from grace. And a typical reason why many fall from grace is down to the company they keep. The unholy alliance of the far left Syriza and far right...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jan 28 2015
Dutch Surinamese photographer Rohan Radheya has spent two years photographing West Papuans in exile...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jan 28 2015
Don’t bite the hand that feeds you: it’s a well known phrase and few could argue that disagreeing with those that support you is ill-advised if you want that support to continue. It’s a power game all too familiar in the non-profit sector – those with their hands on the...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jan 27 2015
After 134 days of resistance, the Kurdish forces of the YPG/YPJ have finally pushed IS out of Kobani. While the battle is won, the struggle continues. Today, the resisting Kurds and their comrades in Kobani achieved the unimaginable: they managed to expel the fighters of...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jan 27 2015
Following the release of Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper,the masses of America have been chomping at the bit to slaughter Muslims. The film, which portrays the deadliest sniper in United States history, is a hit among the sect of Americans that tends to demonize Hollywood...
Andrew Butler added a video on Jan 27 2015
Since 2000, more than 27,000 migrants and refugees have died attempting the perilous journey to Europe. With an unprecedented number of people breaking through its heavily barricaded borders in 2014, the EU continues to fortify its frontiers. VICE News presents Europe or...
Andrew Butler added an article on Jan 26 2015
The Greeks have voted for SYRIZA in order to be able to breathe, but deeper aspirations for freedom, social justice and radical democracy are very high. Welcome to Greece. This is the first time since the Spanish revolution of 1936 that a left party wins general elections...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Jan 26 2015
Although there are many challenges in the World, Satish Kumar reminds us that, in the big picture, it is Love that sustains us. That's why all activism must come from optimism!
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jan 26 2015
At Syriza’s HQ, the cigarette smoke in the cafe swirls into shapes. If those could reflect the images in the minds of the men hunched over their black coffees, they would probably be the faces of Che Guevara, or Aris Velouchiotis, the second world war Greek resistance...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Jan 26 2015
Extraordinary new documentary by Adam Curtis. Politicians used to have the confidence to tell us stories that made sense of the chaos of world events. But now there are no big stories and politicians react randomly to every new crisis - leaving us bewildered and...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jan 25 2015
Still think Greeks are sitting idle, the helpless victims of events in their country? Think again. In 2013, we carried out an extensive study to map all the grassroots movements in Greece who are stepping in where the system is failing, and produce the first edition of our...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jan 24 2015
Hugo Chávez was elected President of Venezuela four times from 1998 through 2012 and was admired and supported by a large majority of that country’s citizens, largely due to his policies that helped the poor. King Abdullah was the 
Andrew Butler added an article on Jan 23 2015
World leaders and business executives will be meeting at Davos to discuss how they want to run our economy - in their own best interests. We're led to believe that without their entrepreneurial talent that we would all be worse off than we are now. The myths of this elite...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jan 22 2015
Jay Tiernan, a leader in the fight to stop the killing of wild badgers in England, has received a six month suspended jail sentence and up to $83,000 in fines for breaching a court order brought by cattle farmers who support the “badger cull.”  According to The Guardinan...
Andrew Butler added a video on Jan 22 2015
November 25th marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, so Everlast created this video in support for that day. In Peru, and around the world, more women are afraid of getting harassed on the street than anything else. So they decided to send...
Andrew Butler added an article on Jan 22 2015
Pitchfork published a new interview with Björk on Wednesday, and in it she speaks powerfully about the kind of sexism she’s faced in her career. Asked by Jessica Hopper about early reports that 
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jan 21 2015
 The free market won’t stop climate change, but its failure is inspiring the people who will  
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jan 21 2015
New research exposes companies behind Europe's multi-million Euro image-laundering business. A report released today by research and campaign group Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) sheds light on how dictators and repressive regimes are paying European PR firms and...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jan 20 2015
Policing Through Sexual Infiltration “It must be a horrifying experience to discover that your partner is not the person they say they are; that they may have been relaying information provided in confidence ‘on the pillow’, to the state; and that the fundamentals of the...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Jan 20 2015
More than 12 years after he was detained by the US, Mohamedou Ould Slahi remains locked up in Guantánamo, trapped in a horrific legal limbo. But his extraordinary account, handwritten over 466 pages from his single cell at Camp Echo in 2005, is finally being published after...
Andrew Butler added an article on Jan 20 2015
Last month, the Zapatistas organized the first World Festival of Rebellion and Resistance Against Capitalism. One participant shares his impressions.   San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas The mountains of Xochicuautla, which are waiting for the snow and for yet another...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jan 19 2015
At the job before the one I have now one of my duties was to take water frozen in red Solo cups and use an ice ball press to press the ice hunk into a ball. It took about a minute a ball. Demand for the ice balls always out-paced my capacity to create them. I was the barback...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Jan 18 2015
A group of activists, artists, musicians and journalists on the frontlines of the struggle against racist policing in the United States traveled to Palestine earlier this month to build on the growing bonds of solidarity between the Black American and Palestinian liberation...
Andrew Butler rated The Super-Rich and Us (2015) 4.5 stars on Jan 17 2015
Andrew Butler added an article on Jan 16 2015
Today the World Development Movement has become Global Justice Now. An organisation which has been around for 45 years doesn’t change its name lightly – so why have we done it? 1. In the last 30 years, we think the idea of ‘development’ has been gradually co-opted by global...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Jan 16 2015
Join the intrepid naturalist as he follows the greatest of all Canadian migrations: the journey of the tar sands. Say no to the Energy East pipeline proposal here.
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Andrew Butler added a video on Jan 16 2015
Commonly referred to as "the Australian Earthlings", Lucent is a feature-length documentary which explores the darker side of Australia's pig farming industry through a combination of hand-held and hidden camera footage, highlighting the day-to-day cruelty accepted by the...
Andrew Butler added a video on Jan 15 2015
A football legend to some, a “king” even for most Manchester United fans, Eric Cantona is also a talented actor and film-maker. Euronews’ Diego Giuliani caught up with him in Lyon, where Cantona presented his latest documentary,"Football and immigration - a 100 years of...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jan 15 2015
On January 3, Boko Haram, the Islamist group that has been terrorizing northern Nigeria since 2009, razed and massacred the town of Baga and other villages on the country's border with Chad. The ongoing occupation of the town and ravaging of the countryside makes it hard to...
Andrew Butler rated Top Five Counter-culture magazines 4.5 stars on Jan 14 2015
Andrew Butler added an article on Jan 14 2015
In tribute to Charlie Hebdo, we select our favourite radical publications which challenge authority with every issue. Charlie Hebdo’s willingness to offend traces its way back to France’s radical post-war activists and intellectuals who helped ignite the student revolts...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Jan 14 2015
Three refugee women speak out about their experiences of detention in the UK. This film was first shown in Westminster in January 2014 to launch Women for Refugee Women's report on women asylum seekers and detention. Please go to www.refugeewomen.co.uk for more...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jan 13 2015
Jellyfish appear like beautiful aliens in Alexander Semenov’s photography, calling a new attraction to a magical species of marine life. Alexander Semenov is a marine biologist and underwater photographer from Russia currently leading a 3-year journey across the world’s...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jan 13 2015
At the outset of 2015, a glance across Europe shows that left-wing parties are likely to gain significant ground in this year's elections. Yet despite five years of austerity here, things aren't as sunny for the left in Britain as they are in Greece or Spain...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jan 12 2015
We live in remarkable, transformative times. We have the library of Alexandria at our fingertips; all the recorded knowledge of the world is being digitized and made available through the Internet Archive, a free, non-profit digital library offering universal access to...
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