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Andrew Butler added a video on Sep 19 2014
Vio.Me. is a building materials factory in Thessaloniki, Greece, which was abandoned by its owners leaving the workers unpaid and without jobs. By decision of their general assembly the workers decided to occupy the factory and operate it under direct democratic workers’...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Sep 19 2014
Humanity's survival depends on not burning two-thirds of our global oil reserves, so we must act now by limiting fossil fuel extraction. The highly biodiverse Amazon basin is a keystone area in combating climate change because it regulates our planet's health and drives...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Sep 18 2014
This piece by Thomas Swann contributed to the debate between authors like Gordon Asher, Leigh French and Richard Gunn, and draws on arguments from Israeli anarchist Uri Gordon on anarchists supporting stat
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Andrew Butler added an article on Sep 18 2014
Whatever the outcome of the Scottish independence referendum on 18 September one thing is certain: the campaign waged by Yes has electrified large swathes of public opinion and reinvigorated democratic debate. The formal Yes campaign, launched two years ago, has been the...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Sep 17 2014
Andrea Gibson performing "Birthday" at Keuka College NY on September 30 2009. 
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Andrew Butler added an article on Sep 17 2014
Here is how to make a child bored: first and foremost, keep him indoors so that the infinitude of nature, its endless variation and chaotic messiness is replaced by a finite, orderly, predictable realm. Second, through television and video games, habituate him to intense...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Sep 17 2014
The new iPhone, developed in conjunction with the NSA, means you'll never have to worry about the safety of your data ever again... the government will collect and store everything for you, forever.
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Andrew Butler added a video on Sep 16 2014
Climate change is fucking up Brother Earth's atmosphere, and he's not feeling it. Feat. Boots Riley and Josh Healey. From Sept 17-24, 2014, the United Nations is convening world leaders in New York for its latest summit on climate change. Unfortunately, this summit looks to...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Sep 16 2014
Banksy is an anoynomous English street artist and activist who has become a cult hero for his anti-establishment and rebellious artwork.
Andrew Butler added a video on Sep 16 2014
This handimation gives a comprehensive background on the controversial Energy East pipeline proposed by TransCanada, which aims to take 1million barrels of tar sands oil per day across Canada to export ports. The video is narrated in English by Maude Barlow, author and...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Sep 15 2014
Deep-bottom trawling is to the sea what clear cutting is to the land. In this great comic, French artist Penelope Bagieu shows us just how important the oceans are, how destructive trawling is and what we can do about it. For starters you can sign and share this petition.
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Andrew Butler added a video on Sep 15 2014
At a series of live events throughout Europe, artists and activists have come together to create stunning body art to draw attention to the destruction caused by deep-sea bottom trawling and to ask European governments to support a ban of what scientists have called “the most...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Sep 11 2014
Our Generation is an independent documentary film, made over 3 years, that looks at the current state of Indigenous relations in Australia, home to the oldest living culture in the world. Driven by the remote Yolngu peoples of Northeast Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Sep 11 2014
In November 2013 dozens of activists, scholars and journalists came together in Amsterdam for a historic conference on the global uprisings of recent years. Besides presentations by grassroots organizers in the movements, the event included keynote speeches from Paul Mason...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Sep 10 2014
The Real News Network interviews Eddie Conway, who was a lieutenant of security for the Black Panther Party from 1968 to mid 1970. Incarcerated in 1970, Eddie served nearly 44 years in prison after being convicted of shooting at two police officers. Released in March 2014, he...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Sep 10 2014
It all started with a simple surf trip, just a few world class big wave surfers trying to find an unclaimed break in a world where they’ve all but vanished.
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Andrew Butler added a video on Sep 9 2014
Slavery is alive and well in America today, even under the nose of the first black US president. Few realize that the US constitution still permits slavery: in prison. This hard-hitting landmark documentary, still in production, focuses on the connection between prisons and...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Sep 9 2014
Brazil is the most dangerous place in the world to be an environmentalist. It accounts for about half of all recorded killings of environmental advocates. And those numbers are going up, globally. As I reported recently for 
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Andrew Butler added an article on Sep 8 2014
How do I know when my critics have run out of valid arguments against what I am doing? It’s when they resort to making insulting remarks about my appearance. I was actually quite amused to see a posting yesterday from a woman in the Faroe Islands calling me Emperor Fatson...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Sep 8 2014
SeaChange Flotilla is a participatory voyage down the Hudson River in a fleet of full-scale paper boats, charting a course from upstate New York to New York City in a convergence of art and activism to coincide with the meeting of world leaders at the United Nations Climate...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Sep 7 2014
Scotland Yet is a feature length documentary that takes a radically different approach to the debate on Scottish independence. Blissfully free of sound bites, politicians and statistics, Scotland Yet examines the sum of several personal stories from across the nation to...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Sep 5 2014
We all know male revolutionaries like Che Guevara, but history often tends to gloss over the contributions of female revolutionaries that have sacrificed their time, efforts, and lives to work towards burgeoning systems and ideologies. Despite misconceptions, there are tons...
Andrew Butler added an article on Sep 5 2014
Lauryn Hill has released a recording of a song she's been performing live for the last few years and has dedicated it to the people of Missouri. On her website she writes: An old sketch of Black Rage, done in my living room. Strange, the course of things. Peace for...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Sep 4 2014
Chris Dean’s heart stopped when he was two. He died but he came back. When Chris was five, his father was murdered, riddled by more than 20 bullets in a gang shootout. At age 18, Chris gained national attention when he introduced President Barack Obama at his high school...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Sep 4 2014
Corporatisation has intensified unequal power relationships between non governmental organisations and the migrant communities they mean to support. There was once a time when taking care of people was a job for neighbours and family. Now doing good has become a career...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Sep 4 2014
David Cameron outlined new anti-terror measures this week but is the Prime Minister's strategy on terrorism as straightforward as we're being led to believe? The Trews is Russell Brand's analysis of current events, connecting the dots and providing insight and information...
Andrew Butler added an article on Sep 3 2014
Everyday Rebellion is a fantastic film that premiered in Berlin in September 2014. The filmmakers also have a website full of great resources, including video blogs. Here are some of the best:
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Andrew Butler added a video on Sep 3 2014
Aboriculturist and climber, Ben Atkinson lives and works in the England's Lake District where he runs an ethical tree surgery business. He is keen to share his passion for exploring and climbing trees with others, and to pass on his knowledge of this unexplored organic...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Sep 1 2014
A talk given at Occupy Wellington, New Zealand, to counter the prevalence of conspiracy theories amongst the local wing of the Occupy movement. Kia ora kotou, thanks everyone for coming. First, I want to make it clear that I'm not here today to debunk or debate any specific...
Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 31 2014
A Rap News summary of the past months' remarkable series of events. From Gaza to Syria, ISIS to Ukraine, Sinkholes to Ebola, Ferguson to Robin Williams, the world has been experiencing a seemingly endless series of events befitting of a Ronald Emmerich movie. How do we manage...
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Andrew Butler rated The Road To Home (2014) 5 stars on Aug 28 2014
Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 28 2014
When Boots Riley from the Coup was asked to go on Fox News as part of a segment about a local music festival, the producers clearly hadn't really thought about what they were doing. When asked to describe the band he starts by saying "We're a punk funk communist revolution...
Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 28 2014
A Dangerous Game is the jaw-dropping sequel to You've Been Trumped (winner of a dozen major awards). Fearless director Anthony Baxter follows American billionaire Donald Trump and a cast of other greedy and outlandish characters who want to turn some of the Earth’s most...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Aug 21 2014
Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ) was formed in 2009 by white people from across the US to respond to the significant increase of targeting and violence against people of color in the aftermath of the election of  Barack Obama.  The killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson...
Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 18 2014
Mai Ali, is a Sudanese human rights defender, activist, and nonviolence trainer, affiliated with several NGOs and nonviolent social movements in Sudan. She remains deeply committed for change and the people in Sudan. After facing human rights violations in Khartoum in 2010...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 18 2014
“There is nothing like art” to effect change in society, actor Ahmad Srour said. A member of a four-man performance group called Masrah Al Sharaa (Theatre of the Street), Srour and his partners Amjad Hijazin, Ahmad Massad and Ibrahim Al Nawabneh have made both cultural and...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 18 2014
“When people ask me, ‘What do you do?’ I say I create crisis, because crisis is that edge where change is possible.” – Lisa Fithian Lisa Fithian is an American political activist. She has been working for nonviolent social change since the mid 1970’s.  Over the years she has...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 18 2014
How do you turn your nonviolent protest into a street theatre? By hiring unwilling actors, who might be very good at their job, like the police. In this video you will learn from the world-famous Yes Men how to incorporate predictable actors in your protest and create a...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 18 2014
During their stay in Turkey in February 2014 the directors Arash and Arman T. Riahi themselves have been involved in a dangerous situation, when the police attacked civilians with tear gas. One of them even got hit by a tear gas catridge. For some time they could only breath...
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