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Andrew Butler rated Jatrova : A Source of Green Energy 0.5 stars on Sep 30 2014
Andrew Butler rated People's Climate March 0.5 stars on Sep 30 2014
Andrew Butler added an article on Sep 29 2014
Protest marches and vigils are fairly common in Hong Kong, but what began on Friday and escalated dramatically on Sunday is unprecedented. Mass acts of civil disobedience were met by a shocking and swift police response, which has led to clashes in the streets and popular...
Andrew Butler added a video on Sep 29 2014
The Russell Tribunal on Palestine’s Emergency Session held on 25 Sept 2014 in Brussels on Israel’s Operation Protective Edge has found evidence of war crimes, crimes against humanity, crimes of murder, extermination and persecution and also incitement to genocide. The Jury...
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Andrew Butler rated Against the Climate March Cynics 4.5 stars on Sep 29 2014
Andrew Butler added an article on Sep 26 2014
About 400,000 people went to the streets on September 21st to ask for real actions to address climate change. It was the greatest climate march in history. The UN Climate Summit organized by Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon took place two days later with the participation of 100...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Sep 26 2014
Comedian Mark Thomas walked the length of Israel's Apartheid Wall on both sides! July 2014 marks 10 years since the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled the construction of Israel's Apartheid Wall in the occupied Palestinian West Bank illegal under international...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Sep 25 2014
Operation Great Bear has set out to defend wildlife from the annual, senseless slaughter known as the British Columbia trophy hunt. The Wildlife Defence League has blockaded the only road leading into the Sacred Headwaters from trophy hunters. We are working in solidarity...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Sep 25 2014
For real politics, don't look to parliament but to an empty London housing estate. A group of 29 homeless single mothers, about to be shunted 200 miles away, have taken radical action and occupied an empty social housing project.
Andrew Butler added a video on Sep 25 2014
91 year-old Harry Smith at the Labour Party Conference with an NHS speech that leaves delegates in tears. 
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Andrew Butler added an article on Sep 24 2014
[ffa-no-ads]As heads of state, corporate leaders, and token civil society organizations meet behind the UN Climate Summit's closed doors Tuesday, the streets continue to resound with the messages of the 400,000 people who marched on Sunday, the thousands who flooded Wall...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Sep 24 2014
White privilege can be a tricky thing for people to wrap their heads around. If you’ve ever called out white privilege before, chances are you’ve heard responses like “But I didn’t ask to be born white!” or “You’re being reverse racist.” The next time that happens, just show...
Andrew Butler rated Carl Sagan - A Way of Thinking 5 stars on Sep 23 2014
Andrew Butler added a video on Sep 23 2014
Today we travel into the pure world of sci-fi to investigate the much vaunted, mysterious potential future event known as 'The Singularity'. What will a machine consciousness mean for humanity? What are the ethical, political, military and philosophical implications of strong...
Andrew Butler added a video on Sep 23 2014
Indigenous leaders at the Peoples Climate March in New York speak to the urgency of Climate Change and the need for all of us to be #IdleNoMore. From the Amazon to the Arctic, Indigenous Peoples are defending our climate and teaching allies about how extractive industries are...
Andrew Butler added a video on Sep 22 2014
This collection of short films share stories and tactics from some of the Economic Justice struggles in the UK over the last 50 years, the films hope to contribute to the ongoing process of movements now learning from the successes and failures of the past.  You can watch...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Sep 22 2014
These ten moving and often funny short films document a proud 50 year history of campaigning, strikes, occupations, work ins and solidarity in the name of fair pay, decent jobs, and economic justice. The films are made up of interviews with key organisers, speaking about the...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Sep 22 2014
We really need to understand the methods used by NGOs* to undermine radical political organizing efforts and divert us into political dead ends. The climate march is a good case study because it's so blatant.  In South Florida, we saw the exact same process after the BP oil...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Sep 21 2014
Excerpt from Trading Our Future, a short film explaining and critiquing climate finance, including carbon trading, cap and trade, the clean development mechanism and carbon offsetting. You can watch the full film here.
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Andrew Butler added an article on Sep 20 2014
Among the most iconic images to emerge from Hurricane Sandy’s assault on the Eastern Seaboard in 2012 were those of the Goldman Sachs building lit up like a torch by its own generator while a blackout left the rest of lower Manhattan in the dark. This proved a sign of...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Sep 20 2014
A ‘normal’ working week of 21 hours could help to address a range of urgent, interlinked problems: overwork, unemployment, over-consumption, high carbon emissions, low well-being, entrenched inequalities, and the lack of time to live sustainably, to care for each other, and...
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...
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...
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...