Andrew Butler
Location:   Bristol, Avon
Andrew Butler rated First We Take Barcelona... 4 stars on May 25 2015
Andrew Butler rated A Minority Pastime (2015) 4.5 stars on May 25 2015
Andrew Butler added a video on May 25 2015
Growing Up LGBT In Africa
Five short films as part of None on Record digital media and documentation project. Interviewes with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons working and living in Kenya. They talked to lawyers, chefs, scientists, activists about their experience growing up LGBT in...
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Andrew Butler added an article on May 25 2015
First We Take Barcelona...
Just under a year ago, a group of activists, members of social movements, and progressive political forces in Barcelona presented our plan to take back our city council for the people at the May 24 local elections. We're Barcelona en Comú, and this Sunday we have a good...
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Andrew Butler added a video on May 22 2015
Jane Goodall on Canada's Dodgy Conservation Record and Why She's a vegetarian
The Globe's Ivan Semeniuk sits down with Jane Goodall to discuss her view on Canada's environmental record under Stephen Harper and her vegetarianism.
Andrew Butler added a video on May 22 2015
Things Not to Say to a Trans Person
BBC Free Speech got together some people from the transgender community to pick out questions they often hear. We asked, so you don't have to!
Andrew Butler added a video on May 22 2015
Akala and Frankie Boyle Discuss Structural Racism in Britain
Comedian Frankie Boyle puts forward the proposition that Britain is racist to the core. Rapper, poet and educator Akala speaks to this, giving clear examples of structural racism and talking about the ongoing effects of colonialism and imperialism. You can watch the whole of...
Andrew Butler added an article on May 22 2015
Why Cover Up? The Case for Protest Anonymity
The campaign launched by Netpol last week, which is seeking to challenge attitudes towards greater protection of protesters’ privacy, has sparked considerable feedback about the ethics of wearing a face covering or mask. Some have argued an established position that protest...
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Andrew Butler added a video on May 22 2015
Understanding Consent, Through Tea
Script - Rockstar Dinosaur Pirate Princess Animation - Rachel Brian VO - Graham Wheeler http://www.blueseatstudios.com/
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Andrew Butler added a video on May 18 2015
Tinkers Bubble - Low-Impact Off-Grid Community in England
A Documentary about Tinkers Bubble in Somerset, England, about a group of people who share the passion to live sustainably. Having lived without fossil fuels since 1994, we hear the tales of living in accordance with nature and what had brought them to branch out from the...
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Andrew Butler added a video on May 17 2015
Comedy Sketch Shows Deep-Seated Sexism in Advertising
This is a clip from the BBC comedy series 'That Mitchell and Webb look' satirises sexism in advertising.
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Andrew Butler added an article on May 17 2015
10 Prominent Advocates of Socialism
“Socialism” is considered a dirty word in the United States. Being a hard-working, “free market” capitalist is a part of our national mythology. But it wasn’t always this way. The socialist movement used to be quite strong in the early 20th century. There was even a socialist...
Andrew Butler added a video on May 17 2015
The Estate (2015)
The Estate is an interview-based documentary set on the Aylesbury Estate in Walworth, London. Created in the midst of the local councils plans for the estates redevelopment, this simple portrait of the area primarily aims to explore the sense of community there before its...
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Andrew Butler added an article on May 17 2015
You Have to See These Pictures of Seattle's Kayaking Climate protesters
  An estimated 500 climate activists took to kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and even a solar-powered party barge on Saturday to tell Shell to get the hell out of Seattle. Rallying cry: #sHellNo! The oil giant brought a huge drilling rig, the Polar Pioneer, to the city’s port...
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Andrew Butler added an article on May 17 2015
'I'd Rather Die at Sea than Stay There' - Migrants on Crossing the Med
After a terrifying journey across the Mediterranean, thousands of migrants arrive in Sicily every week. These are their stories. Emmanuel, 24, Ivory Coast
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Andrew Butler added a video on May 16 2015
Is Money at the Root of Our Big Economic and Social Problems?
Extract from the documentary Enough is Enough, explaining how money is created through debt and how this harms society.
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Andrew Butler added a video on May 14 2015
Abuse Behind the Walls of UK Slaughterhouses
Since 2009 Animal Aid has secretly filmed inside ten randomly selected British slaughterhouses, including conventional 'humane' abattoirs, 'higher welfare' operations, and a non-stun halal slaughterhouse. We found illegal cruelty taking place in nine of them. You can see just...
Andrew Butler added an article on May 10 2015
Comic Celebrates Solidarity Struggle At Yarl's Wood Detention Centre
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Andrew Butler added a video on May 10 2015
How Corporations Are Getting Rich Off of Prisoners
Private prison companies claim they can house, feed, and monitor inmates more cost effectively than state governments and so there you have it-- they win big contracts. But there's a catch. Most private prison contractors have occupancy guarantees that mandate their prisons...
Andrew Butler added a video on May 10 2015
Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
In this essential new feature documentary, legendary radical activist Angela Davis speaks for the first time about her 1970s imprisonment as a terrorist and conspirator, which became a flashpoint in the black liberation struggle and turned her into a revolutionary icon. Few...
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Andrew Butler added an article on May 10 2015
From Graduation to Garbage Job (literally): One Twentysomething's struggle
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Andrew Butler added a video on May 10 2015
The Edible Forest
Walk with Juan around his multi-layered edible forest garden and learn how it requires little human input yet still provides an abundance of diverse food, a rarity in his region of Spain. He believes food self-sufficiency should be the norm. "Let's flood the world with...
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Andrew Butler added an article on May 9 2015
Don't Give In: an Angry Population Is Hard to Govern; a Depressed Population Is easy
Hours after the Conservatives were re-elected, the government looked at cutting access to work schemes for the disabled. You'd think they'd at least have the decency to bring some flowers before shafting the vulnerable, but no. Not these guys. Not today. Today is not...
Andrew Butler added an article on May 9 2015
So, the Government Got in...
The election results are in. The Tories can form a majority government to rule for the next five years. Now what? The result was, admittedly, a surprise. With the Scottish National Party expected to clean up in Scotland, the Liberal Democrats collapsing and the Tories...
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Andrew Butler added a video on May 9 2015
The Fermi Paradox - Where Are All The Aliens?
The universe is unbelievably big – trillions of stars and even more planets. Soo… there just has to be life out there, right? But where is it? Why don’t we see any aliens? Where are they? And more importantly, what does this tell us about our own fate in this gigantic and...
Andrew Butler added an article on May 9 2015
A Practical Guide to Campaign Planning
Projects and campaigns usually start because we feel inspired about an idea or passionate about a particular issue. Our first impulse is to throw ourselves into action straightaway. But if we take a little time to analyse the situation and to develop a plan of action we can...
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Andrew Butler added an article on May 9 2015
20 Principles for Successful Community Organizing
1. Most people are motivated primarily by self-interest. As a creative community organizer, you are always trying to figure out people’s common self-interest, the glue that binds political organizations and movements. 2. Institutions and people that hold power over others...
Andrew Butler added a video on May 8 2015
Commerce or Corruption? The Economics of Mega-Dams
this film exposes how officials in the Malaysian government are making huge profits on "development" projects that are forcibly relocating local people in Sarawak. The plan to build twelve additional mega-dams is excessive as Sarawak already has abundant electricity. Dam...
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Andrew Butler added a video on May 8 2015
Meet the London Black Revolutionaries
As part of the Vice The New Wave series, we meet The London Black Revolutionaries, a movement of radical young black people who do not feel represented by the "white supremacy" of our current political system. They hope to bring consciousness to the black working class with...
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Andrew Butler added an article on May 7 2015
Helpful Responses to Baltimore*
*Helpfulness not guaranteed.      
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Andrew Butler added a video on May 7 2015
"Kill Anything": Israeli Soldiers Say Gaza Atrocities Came from Orders for Indiscriminate Fire
A new report based on testimonies of Israeli soldiers concludes the massive civilian death toll from last summer’s Israeli assault on Gaza resulted from a policy of indiscriminate fire. The Israeli veterans group Breaking the Silence released testimonies of more than 60...
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Andrew Butler added an article on May 7 2015
How the NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text
Most people realize that emails and other digital communications they once considered private can now become part of their permanent record. But even as they increasingly use apps that understand what they say, most people don’t realize that the words they speak are not so...
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Andrew Butler added a video on May 7 2015
The Walls of Bethlehem
The Walls of Bethlehem documents clashes between Palestinians in Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem and invading Israeli soldiers after the Israeli army’s killing of 20-year-old Jihad al-Jafari in nearby Dheisheh refugee camp in February.  It is part of the intersectoinal The...
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Andrew Butler added an article on May 7 2015
Chalk Names Of Police Murder Victims Stretch Nearly A Mile In Baltimore
Last week, an activist in Baltimore began writing names of victims of police brutality along the sidewalk. She began with victims killed on January 1st of 2013 and wrote every name that was recorded until the present day. Names stretched from Penn Station to a George...
Andrew Butler added an article on May 7 2015
Top 10 Grassroots Movements That Are Taking on the World
Waiting for political change to come about once every few years at election time is not only frustrating, but is an almost sure-fire way of ensuring that the changes you really want don’t get delivered within the time frames that are necessary. If we really want to see...
Andrew Butler added a video on May 6 2015
Microbeads - The Story of Stuff Project
This 2-minute short takes on plastic microbeads—the nasty little bits of plastic that companies have been putting in everything from body washes and hand soaps to toothpaste and make up. In it, we show how microbeads are actually designed to go down the drain and into our...
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Andrew Butler added an article on May 6 2015
Journalism Is a Crime - Detained for Documenting Baltimore Curfew Enforcement
“I witnessed pepper spray, blunt force, and threats with firearms all used by police and National Guard. As such, it was important to make a record for both the news and the history books.” Baltimore police forcefully detained Ford Fischer a credential journalist for...
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