Andrew Butler
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Andrew Butler added an article on Aug 25 2016
Time for Degrowth: to Save the Planet, We Must Shrink the Economy
What is so refreshing about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is that they recognise the inherent tension between economic development and the ecology of our planet. Or so...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 25 2016
Powers of Ten - Fantastic Film from 1970s Takes us on Journey from Macro to Micro
Powers of Ten takes us on an adventure in magnitudes. Starting at a picnic by the lakeside in Chicago, this famous film transports us to the outer edges of the universe. Every...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 25 2016
Paul Mason on Postcapitalism and What The Future Might Hold
A new way of living is in the process of formation. Capitalism as we know it has reached the limits of its ability to adapt. A networked Alternative is already in the works...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 25 2016
Willie Nelson Has Some Advice for You: Don't Be An A**hole
Since childhood, Willie Nelson has been living by the golden rule. In this episode of "Hey Willie," the superstar talks about applying the golden rule to his everyday life and...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Aug 25 2016
Workers' Control in the Crisis of Capitalism
Recent years have seen a proliferation of recuperated workplaces around the globe, laying the foundations for a truly democratic workers’ economy.
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Andrew Butler added an article on Aug 24 2016
To Thrive, We Must Be in Touch With Each Other
When we live connected to a community, we are more likely to become champions for one another, not just for ourselves.
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Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 24 2016
Donald Trump Supporters Given an Ideology Test. Spoiler Alert... They Fail
After Donald Trump proposes an ideology test for potential Muslim immigrants, Jordan Klepper quizzes the presidential hopeful's supporters. 
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Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 24 2016
The Ongoing Revolution in The Philippines Explained
Why Is There an Armed Revolution Going on in the Philippines? In 1898, after 300 years of rule, Spain sold The Philipines to the United States for $20million. In 1946 the US...
Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 24 2016
Mesmerising Video of Tiled Roof Hut Built Entirely from Materials Found in the Forest
I built this tiled roof hut in the bush using only primitive tools and materials. The tools I used have been made in my previous videos. It should be pointed out that I do not...
Andrew Butler added an article on Aug 24 2016
30 Days of White Privilege
The straw that broke the camel’s back was a New York Times comment section. “There is no such thing as white privilege. It’s something the liberal media created. Black people...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 24 2016
Mental Health and Masculinity - A Personal Perspective
'I think people make quite positive assumptions about my mental health, because I'm outwardly very energetic, very enthusiastic. Actually, when I've been at my most energetic...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 23 2016
British Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia Complicit in Yemen Humanitarian Crisis
Oxfam has hit out at the British government's position on weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, as accusations continue that civilians have been deliberately targeted as Yemen's...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Aug 23 2016
Review of Films from World's Largest Documentary Festival
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Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 23 2016
Honest Australian Government Advert - We Tortured Some Kids
The Australian Government finally released this advert today about the treatment of children in its jails and offshore detention centres, and it's surprisingly honest and...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 23 2016
Climate Change Has Become A Political Football
Ten years after Al Gore's movie, the climate debate in the US has devolved into nonsense.
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Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 22 2016
Heaven and Hell are Misunderstood Social Constructs
A lot of us are banking on heaven for ourselves and hell for certain others, but spiritual teacher Rob Bell urges us to think about those concepts as states of consciousness...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 22 2016
Life Is A Dance, Not a Linear Journey
"We thought of life by analogy with a journey, a pilgrimage, which had a serious purpose at the end, and the thing was to get to that end, success or whatever it is, maybe...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 22 2016
Former Guantanamo Prisoner Meets His Guard, Invites Him to His House
Moazzam Begg speaks with Albert Melise, his former Guantanamo Bay guard about his film, The Confession, life after Guantanamo and how by coming together we can end the cycles...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 22 2016
The Confession
Moazzam Begg has experienced a generation of conflict. The Confession captures the entirety of Begg’s story, from his forced confession and testimony as a free man, to his...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Aug 22 2016
Three More Reasons Why We Need to Stop CETA
Last week I joined activists and campaigners from across the globe who came to Canada for the World Social Forum. A major topic of discussion was the problems with TTIP-style...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 18 2016
Welcome to the Halluci Nation - A Tribe Called Red and Yasiin Bey Drop Dope New Track
First Nations electronic DJ trio A Tribe Called Red's new album, We Are the Halluci Nation is led by the track “R.E.D.,” which features Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Canadian-Iraqi...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Aug 18 2016
The Boy in the Ambulance Offers Glimpse of 'Profound Horrors' in Syria
"It didn't stop & it won't stop with Omran if the world doesn't act."
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Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 18 2016
The Astonishing Consequences of a Mother Threatening to Kill Her Son's Murderer
Prince Ea tells a remarkable emotional story, based on real-life events.
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Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 18 2016
How Do You Know When You're a Grown-Up?
At what moment can you classify yourself as an adult? People of all ages were asked for their responses, and the answers vary pretty wildly.
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Andrew Butler added an article on Aug 18 2016
Capitalism Has a Metaphor - It's a Cancer
My mother died of cancer five years ago. While most of the cells in her body grew and reproduced at a rate that merely kept her alive, there were a few rogue cells that mutated...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 18 2016
We Need To Talk About How Mental Health is Political
Shon Faye looks at the politics of mental illness. The biases of how it's defined, who gets diagnosed and how people affected can resist discrimination and cuts to vital services.
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Andrew Butler added an article on Aug 17 2016
7 Real-Life Creatures More Magical Than Pokémon
Wherever you are, you've probably seen people glued to their phones looking for Pokémon to capture - perhaps you're a Pokémon trainer yourself? Not to take anything away from...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Aug 17 2016
Our Planet Is Heating - the Empirical Evidence
In an entertaining and somewhat chaotic episode of ABC’s Q&A (Monday 15th August) pitting science superstar Brian Cox against climate contrarian and global conspiracy theorist...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 17 2016
'I Brought the Graph': Brian Cox Refutes Denial of Climate Change by Australian Senator
The celebrity physicist Brian Cox came prepared to the ABC’s Q&A on Monday night with graphs, ready to counter claims by his co-panellist, the climate denier and Australian...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Aug 16 2016
Rights Groups Sound Alarm Over Devastating Use of Incendiary Weapons in Syria
Proposed joint U.S.-Russia airstrikes against rebel groups will spell further doom, aid worker says
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Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 16 2016
Fighting ISIS (2016)
The invasion of Iraq was supposed to turn the country into a democracy that posed no threat to the United States, or the rest of the world. Thirteen years later, Iraq has...
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Andrew Butler rated The Root Cause of Addiction 5 stars on Aug 15 2016
Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 15 2016
Baltimore Elementary School is Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness
When one of the kids at Robert W. Coleman Elementary School in West Baltimore acts out, chances are she'll be sent not to the principal's office but to the Mindful Moment room...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 15 2016
How China Is Changing Your Internet
In China, a sheltered internet has given rise to a new breed of app, and American companies are taking notice. What was once known as the land of cheap rip-offs may now offer a...
Andrew Butler added a video on Aug 15 2016
The Root Cause of Addiction
Could the root cause of addiction actually be a lack of connection.
Andrew Butler added an article on Aug 11 2016
Turning Backs on Despair, Richest Nations Doing Least for World's Refugees
'Poorer countries are shouldering the duty of protecting refugees...but many richer countries are doing next to nothing.'
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