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Andrew Butler rated Global Fuckin Warming 5 stars on Wed, Jul 23 2014
Andrew Butler added an article on Wed, Jul 9 2014
Salim · These graphics are all from Visualizing Palestine, a site dedicated to creating informative and impactful graphics about the occupied region. Check out many more of these images on their site 1.
Andrew Butler added a video on Tue, Jul 8 2014
24 min · Industrial biomass is as dangerous as fracking - it'll mean deaths in the almost exclusively working class areas where it's happening - it produces up to 50% more carbon emissions than coal - it's destroying vital hardwood forests - it's displacing entire communities - and...
Andrew Butler added a video on Sat, Jul 5 2014
105 min · Part of a series of debates held across the UK, Let's Talk About Fracking aims to engage people in a serious debate about fracking. With fracking industry representatives invited to be part of the panel but declining to take part, this video of the London debate takes the...
Andrew Butler added a video on Thu, Jul 3 2014
4 min · The Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership is a trade deal between the EU and the US, with negotiations conducted in secret but open to pressure from corporate lobbyists. The deal boosts corporate power and endangers people and the planet. This video, made by...
Andrew Butler added an article on Sat, Jun 28 2014
Hyacinth Mascarenhas · "Modest yet bold, liberal and fun-loving." Naming Uruguay the country of the year in 2013, the Economist may very well have described the rising nation's head of state, President José "Pepe" Mujica. Known for his unusual frankness, fiery oration and bold leadership to turn...
Andrew Butler rated Grasp The Nettle (2013) 5 stars on Thu, Jun 19 2014
Andrew Butler added an article on Wed, Jun 18 2014
SchNews · New Tory Bill threatens sell off of all public land They've stolen our postal service, and are currently giving away the health service, education and prisons to their mates, what's next for this Government? Perhaps the most audacious theft yet - potentially all of our...
Andrew Butler added a video on Sun, Jun 15 2014
2 min · The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and EU would grant corporations the power to sue governments for making laws that 'damage' their profits. These might be laws that protect workers or the enviroment. They might be laws that return...
Andrew Butler added a video on Fri, Jun 13 2014
2 min · The Ghosts In Our Machine illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world. Through the heart and lens of acclaimed animal photographer Jo-Anne McArthur we become intimately familiar with a cast of non-human...
Andrew Butler added a video on Mon, Jun 2 2014
3 min · A collection of short films from filmmaker Carla Dauden explain why many Brazilians are unhappy that the World Cup (and Olympic Games) are being hosted in their country. Issues range from the enormous cost (estimated at more than the last 3 World Cup's combined) when...
Andrew Butler rated Solidarity Means Attack! 5 stars on Tue, May 13 2014
Andrew Butler added an article on Thu, May 8 2014
Phil A. Neel · Two years ago in Seattle, on May 1st, 2012, roughly four to five hundred people engaged in the largest riot the city had seen in more than a decade. Hundreds of thousands of dollars of property were destroyed[i], a minor state of emergency was declared, and the next day’s...
Andrew Butler added a video on Tue, May 6 2014
3 min · A satirical look at the sort of stereotypical imagry used in many NGO fundraising campaigns. Hunger and poverty calls for action, however we need to create engagement built on knowledge, not stereotypes. Do you remember the first time you heard about people starving? That...
Andrew Butler added a video on Fri, Apr 25 2014
8 min · Decades of failed peace talks have led nowhere. But do not lose hope just yet: join Robert Foster as he attempts to host the first ever Middle East Peace Raps, using rhyme and reason to bring together Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu, and a representative of...
Andrew Butler added a video on Tue, Apr 22 2014
18 min · This short documentary from the excellent Global Uprisings crew explores ongoing resistance and self-organization in the midst of the economic and social crisis in Madrid, Spain. As social conditions continue to deteriorate across the country, people have been turning to the...
Andrew Butler rated A History of the Black Bloc 5 stars on Thu, Apr 10 2014
Andrew Butler added a video on Tue, Apr 1 2014
4 min · British band Magic Drum Orchestra show their support for the people of Bahrain by turning down an offer to perform at the 2014 Formula 1 Grand Prix and playing the "TntnTtn" protest rhythm as an introduction to their version of Rage Against the Machine's "Killing In The Name".
Andrew Butler added a video on Mon, Mar 31 2014
3 min · What makes something right or wrong? That's the question posed in this short animation about morality, written and produced by the British Humanist Association and narrated by Stephen Fry.
Andrew Butler added a video on Fri, Mar 28 2014
3 min · Aimed at a UK audience, this short film by the Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) is about police intelligence gathering on protesters, knowing how to deal with it and knowing your rights.
Andrew Butler added a video on Sat, Mar 22 2014
14 min · This short documentary tells the story of the uprising in Bosnia and Herzegovina that started in early February 2014, spawning a countrywide experiment in direct democracy. Protests were started by workers from five factories in northern city of Tuzla. The factories had been...
Andrew Butler added a video on Fri, Mar 21 2014
2 min · Following a 5-month 1000-mile walk around Wales with Chico the donkey, this is a pocket-sized philosophy of the journey. A film and book of the trip are currently in production.
Andrew Butler added a video on Sun, Mar 16 2014
3 min · This starts video starts so well. It points to the futility of small lifestyle tweaks without tackling the bigger underlying issues. It then goes on to poke fun at the "we're here to save you" privileged white male attitude exemplified by certain individuals and NGOs. All...
Andrew Butler added a video on Tue, Mar 11 2014
3 min · A short film where twenty strangers are asked to kiss on camera. The results are lovely and emotionally charged. Make love not war... and kiss more. UPDATE: Sadly this is a marketing campaign for a clothing company, which taints it somewhat. With 45 million views in just 4...
Andrew Butler rated The Stimulator: Food Fight! 5 stars on Tue, Mar 11 2014
Andrew Butler rated Our Leaders Are Not Going To Save Us 5 stars on Sun, Mar 2 2014
Andrew Butler rated Blackfish (2013) 5 stars on Sun, Mar 2 2014
Andrew Butler rated Rap News 22: The Energy Crisis 5 stars on Sun, Mar 2 2014
Andrew Butler added a video on Thu, Feb 27 2014
4 min · The treatment of people that the British government wants to deport is among the harshest in the world. The UK is the only country in the European Union that detains people for years with no time limit. Detention Action believes that this is one of the most important civil...
Andrew Butler added a video on Mon, Feb 24 2014
35 min · How does a global financial crisis permeate the spaces of everyday life in a city? From the streets of Athens, Greece, Future Suspended is divided in three sections. “Privatised” explores the legacy of mass privatisation projects that preceded the 2004 Olympics, placing them...
Andrew Butler rated How Science Is Telling Us All To Revolt 5 stars on Mon, Feb 24 2014
Andrew Butler added a video on Fri, Feb 21 2014
3 min · Taken from the documentary A Whisper to a Roar, this short animation beautifully illustrates the corrupting nature of power, the need for collective action and the importance of addressing root causes.
Andrew Butler added a video on Thu, Feb 20 2014
3 min · Animated sequences from the feature documentary H2Oil explain, in a nutshell, the issues and problems associated with oil/tar sands production in Canada. You can view the full film here. 
Andrew Butler added a video on Thu, Feb 20 2014
73 min · Due to Alberta’s Athabasca oil sands, Canada is now the biggest oil supplier to the United States. A controversial billion-dollar industry is heavily invested in extracting crude from the tarry sands through a process so toxic it has become an international cause for concern...
Andrew Butler added a video on Tue, Feb 18 2014
90 min · An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad...
Andrew Butler rated 5 Broken Cameras (trailer) 5 stars on Tue, Feb 18 2014
Andrew Butler added an article on Mon, Feb 17 2014
Laurie Penny · They take everything from you when you go into Yarl’s Wood. Even on a visit to a friend or family member, you have to turn out your pockets and stand in line to have your biometric data recorded and stored. You hand in everything you are carrying, down to pens and chewing...
Andrew Butler added a video on Mon, Feb 17 2014
6 min · Greek authorities call them migrant pre-removal facilities, but they look more like prisons. Many of the residents are locked up not for committing a crime, but rather simply for trying to get asylum in Europe. For this, they’re held for months, packed scores to a room, and...
Andrew Butler rated How Wolves Change Rivers 5 stars on Sun, Feb 16 2014
Andrew Butler added a video on Thu, Feb 13 2014
4 min · Less is more with this beautiful short film, so perhaps it's best to watch it without too much explanation. The filmmaker says, "the idea was that something is happening but you can't see it but you can feel it, like ageing itself."
Andrew Butler rated A Look Back: Indigenous Resistance in 2013 5 stars on Wed, Feb 12 2014
Andrew Butler added an article on Wed, Feb 12 2014
Justin King · Cardiff - Since 2012, over 800,000 children have had their biometric data taken by the government in the United Kingdom via the school system. One 13-year-old girl is refusing to comply with the demands. In 31 percent of cases, the programs obtaining fingerprints or other...
Andrew Butler rated Organizing Revolt 5 stars on Mon, Feb 10 2014
Andrew Butler added an article on Sun, Feb 9 2014
Almuth Ernsting · Back in 2009, I discussed the claims that incorporating biochar in soils could help mitigate climate change in an Ecologist article.  At the time, biochar was included in a draft UN climate agreement: biochar carbon offsets were proposed and proponents were speaking about...