Andrew Butler
Location:   Bristol, Avon
Andrew Butler added a video on May 5 2016
Solitary Confinement Is Torture
When Johnny Perez spent three years in solitary confinement, his only human contact was a correctional officer who slid cold food through a metal slot in his door.  He argues...
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Andrew Butler added a video on May 5 2016
Wind Turbine Laser Art
The Netherlands is one of the countries that embraced wind-based technology the quickest, but not without some complaints. The Dutch often feel that the wind turbines are loud...
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Andrew Butler added a video on May 5 2016
Could London Become the World's First Gender Equal City?
The UK’s Women’s Equality party was founded in 2015 as a reaction to how Britain’s 51 percent female population still isn’t properly represented in the halls of political...
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Andrew Butler added an article on May 5 2016
Yes, It's Okay to Talk About Climate Change Right Now
With the largest evacuation in the history of the province of Alberta displacing nearly 100 000 people as large sections of Fort McMurray burn to the ground in the middle of a...
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Andrew Butler added a video on May 4 2016
How Big Government Helps Big Dairy Sell Milk
For years, we've been told milk is essential.
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Andrew Butler added a video on May 4 2016
Refugees Set Themselves on Fire to Protest Australia Detention
Two refugees on the island of Nauru set themselves on fire to protest the country's detention policies. One of them died from his injuries and the other is in critical condition.
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Andrew Butler added a video on May 4 2016
Days of Revolt: The Assault of the Animal Agriculture Industry
In this episode of Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges interviews co-directors Kip Anderson and Keegan Kuhn on their film “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret”. Together they...
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Andrew Butler added an article on May 4 2016
We Are Not "Too Much" (A Poem for Women)
Woman (wo͝om′ən) Defined as: Female Mother Wife Sister Daughter Aunty Grandmother Cook
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Andrew Butler added a video on May 4 2016
The Thousand Year Journey: Celebrating a Life of Exploration and Adventure
Jedidiah quit a job that he loved to ride his bicycle from Oregon to the southern tip of South America. Filmmaker Kenny Laubbacher joined him along the way to find out why.
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Andrew Butler added a video on May 4 2016
Who Controls the U.S. Media?
Media has never been more consolidated. Six media giants now control a staggering 90 percent of what we read, watch, or listen to.
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Andrew Butler added an article on May 4 2016
In Celebration of a Beautiful Action to Shut Down the UK's Largest Opencast Coal Mine
A report on the peaceful direct action that shut down the Ffos-y-Fran coal mine in Wales
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Andrew Butler added a video on May 2 2016
A Call to Rise Up!
Although this short film was made as a call to action on climate change on December 12 2015, its message is universal and timeless.
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Andrew Butler added an article on May 2 2016
Three Black Journalists Talk About the L.A. Riots, 24 Years Later
For a lot of people born after the 1990s, the movie “Straight Outta Compton” may well be their first real exposure to the beating of Rodney King, or the L.A. riots. In the...
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Andrew Butler added a video on May 2 2016
Why Are People Uncomfortable With the Word "Vagina"?
A substitute teacher in Michigan was fired for using the word “vagina” in an art history class and this isn’t the first time this has happened in Michigan. Why are people so...
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Andrew Butler added an article on May 2 2016
Leaked TTIP Documents Confirm Corporate Power Grab at Heart of EU/US Trade Deal
Greenpeace have leaked 248 pages of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiating texts, confirming worst fears of environmentalists and social justice...
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Andrew Butler added an article on May 2 2016
May Day Rallies Worldwide Demand Workers' Rights
In U.S. " there’s manufactured ignorance that prevents us from knowing about May Day," says historian
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Andrew Butler added an article on May 2 2016
Peace Vs. Justice!
Imagine you are a diplomat in the US government. You have just been informed that Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, is willing to negotiate a transfer of power to the...
Andrew Butler added a video on May 2 2016
Seed Bombing: How Thailand Plans to Restore Its Forests
Aerial reforestation, or seed bombing, is a method for repairing deforested land.
Andrew Butler added an article on May 1 2016
A Social Movement for Broken People
The world is a pretty screwed up place. So how do we fix it when we ourselves are broken? This is the question that rarely gets asked — and it is a keystone piece of the...
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Andrew Butler added an article on May 1 2016
New Study Shows Mass Surveillance Breeds Meekness, Fear and Self-Censorship
A newly published study from Oxford’s Jon Penney provides empirical evidence for a key argument long made by privacy advocates: that the mere existence of a surveillance...
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Andrew Butler added a video on May 1 2016
Alejandro Nieto's Parents Speak About Their Son's Death at the Hands of Police
Alejandro Nieto was on his way to work as a security guard in San Francisco when he stopped in the park to eat a burrito. Police mistook his taser for a gun and shot him 59...
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Andrew Butler added an article on May 1 2016
Corporate Fatcats Will Party Until We Turn the Music Off
Capitalism is having a laugh at our expense. Surely that is the only reasonable explanation for the current shamelessness of Britain’s corporate elite. Having survived...
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Andrew Butler added a video on May 1 2016
Sea Shepherd Did to a Swimming Pool What Humans Do to the Oceans.
Plastic pollution is recognized as a massive, global environmental issue, responsible for the deaths of over a million marine animals each year. It is a danger to all marine...
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Andrew Butler added a video on May 1 2016
Intergenerational Advice From People Ranging From 7 to 93
People of all ages offer words of wisdom to their younger counterparts.
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Andrew Butler added an article on Apr 29 2016
In Photos: The Indigenous Protectors of the World's Most Sacred Places
All around the world, sites sacred to indigenous people are besieged by mining, tourism, and other threats. Meet the groups safeguarding and restoring them.
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Andrew Butler added a video on Apr 29 2016
Americans Feel Passionate About Abortion but Don't Know Much About It
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Andrew Butler added a video on Apr 29 2016
Prison System Discriminates Against Women, Say Sisters Uncut Protesters
Four months after 24-year-old Sarah Reed died in Holloway prison in north London, women from pressure group Sisters Uncut hold a protest there to commemorate the 77 women who...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Apr 29 2016
A Message From Canada's Black Guy
"Let's face it, America doesn't have a race problem, it has a race system. It's not broken, it's designed to work against you." 
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Andrew Butler added a video on Apr 29 2016
Would You Give Your Phone to a Stranger So They Could Browse Your Data?
No one likes sharing their most private information – not even the Home Office. The Government plans to collect it anyway. They say it will make you safer. It won't. Join...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Apr 29 2016
For First Time Ever, a Majority of People Identify as 'Global Citizens'
People around the world are increasingly identifying as global citizens, according to a new BBC poll that shines a light on changing attitudes about immigration, inequality...
Andrew Butler added a video on Apr 29 2016
Airstrike on Aleppo Hospital
Airstrikes have hit an MSF-supported hospital in a rebel-held area of Aleppo, killing 27 people, including the last paediatricians in the Syrian city.
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Andrew Butler added a video on Apr 29 2016
Off The Cut
Off the Cut provides unique insight into a community of boaters living on the Kennet and Avon canal. The film follows a family on their pedal powered boat as they embark on a...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Apr 28 2016
6 Healthy Relationship Habits Most People Think Are Toxic
About six months ago, I wrote a post titled 6 Toxic Habits that Most People Think Are Normal. It became very successful. A lot of people commented and a lot of people shared...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Apr 28 2016
Rules for the Black Birdwatcher
An eloquent advocate for ethnic diversity in ecology and environmental studies, J Drew Lanham of Clemson University has developed a helpful set of field rules for his (very...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Apr 28 2016
BHS Collapse: How Capitalism Is Eating Itself
The recent collapse of BHS, which formally went into administration this week, is in part a story about a failing company in difficult economic times – but only in part. It...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Apr 28 2016
At Chernobyl and Fukushima, Radioactivity Has Seriously Harmed Wildlife
The largest nuclear disaster in history occurred 30 years ago at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in what was then the Soviet Union. The meltdown, explosions and nuclear fire...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Apr 28 2016
Jabiluka: The Aboriginal Swindle (1997)
Stunning footage of a threatened land reinforces the sadness felt for what could be lost if the Jabiluka mine project destroys a World heritage site. For similar stories, see...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Apr 28 2016
Emma and Sophie Thompson Cook Up a Plan to Stop Fracking
Part 1: Emma Thompson and sister Sophie have hatched a plan to take on the fracking industry. Their idea's a little mischievous, so it's all hush-hush for now. But soon all...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Apr 27 2016
Jeremy Hunt - Nightmare Health Secretary
Jeremy Hunt should stop telling us how reckless and dangerous the Junior Doctors' strikes are, because trained medical professionals clearly feel his policies are far more...
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