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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. Firstly, a brief run-down of how this workshop will work: first, I'm going to give a...
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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 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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Andrew Butler added an article on Aug 17 2014
At one point, Guzman says, he spoke to Sean Bell and said, “S, I love you, son.” He says Bell said, “I love you too.” Then Guzman says Bell “stopped moving.” -
Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 11 2014
Artist Stephanie McMillan presents a very general overview and polemic about political art, the relationship of culture and politics, and the need for explicitly revolutionary art as a vital component of a revolutionary movement.
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Andrew Butler rated What is Patriotism? 5 stars on Aug 8 2014
Andrew Butler rated #Riot4Gaza 5 stars on Aug 4 2014
Andrew Butler rated How TV Ruined Your Life (2011) 4.5 stars on Aug 3 2014
Andrew Butler added a video on Jul 30 2014
In just an hour an entire residential neighbourhood is Gaza is flattened by Israeli military bombing. As Israel continues its land, air and sea bombardment of one of the most densely populated areas on earth, the results are utter carnage. The destruction of homes, hospitals...
Andrew Butler rated Ubuntu 5 stars on Jul 30 2014
Andrew Butler added an article on Jul 30 2014
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Andrew Butler rated Say Yes to Slaughterhouse CCTV 5 stars on Jul 30 2014
Andrew Butler added a video on Jul 28 2014
Prominent Jews and Palestinians and others stand for Palestine in this heartbreaking video with Jonathan Demme, Gloria Steinem, Tony Kushner, Diana Buttu, Chuck D, Eve Ensler, Brian Eno, Roger Waters, Mira Nair, Wallace Shawn, Naomi Klein, Mira Nair, Raj Patel, Noura Eraket...
Andrew Butler added a video on Jul 27 2014
Rafeef Ziadah, a Canadian-Palestinian spoken word artist and activist, performs a poem in response to a journalists who asks "don't you think it would all be better if you just stop teaching your children to hate". Her debut CD Hadeel is dedicated to Palestinian youth, who...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Jul 27 2014
Jon Snow (Channel 4 News anchor) recounts the scene in Gaza's al-Shifa hospital, where doctors struggle to treat adults and children wounded by Israeli attacks. 
Andrew Butler added a video on Jul 26 2014
Roma people, also known as gypsies, are Europe's largest ethnic minority and have long endured bigotry and abuse. This year, after EU travel and work restrictions for people from Romania and Bulgaria were lifted, rightwing politicians used the fear of "floods of migrants"...
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Andrew Butler rated Global Fuckin Warming 5 stars on Jul 23 2014
Andrew Butler added an article on Jul 9 2014
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 Jul 8 2014
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...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Jul 5 2014
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...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Jul 3 2014
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...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Jun 28 2014
"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 Jun 19 2014
Andrew Butler added an article on Jun 18 2014
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...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Jun 15 2014
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...
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