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Teenager and local community activist Luke Holland takes on an officer from West Midlands Police after over five officers are sent to McDonald's in Birmingham's Cherry Street to remove an allgedly homeless man who was reportedly sleeping in the restaurant. The 17-year-old...
While the vast majority of Americans consider themselves unprejudiced, many of us unintentionally make snap judgments about people based on what we see—whether it’s race, age, gender, religion, sexuality, or disability. This may be a significant reason many people in the U.S...
A perfect storm is brewing as agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food. Gene banks of the world are crumbling, crop failures are producing starvation inspired rioting, and the accelerating effects of climate change are already...
Ground-breaking discoveries about early childhood and the human brain have offered vital clues about the roots of human violence and social disharmony. Our brains’ empathy centres grow – or fail to grow – according to how we are nurtured. Avalon's Robin Grille will cite...
This film series explores many aspects of our society.  To rethink what is possible in our world, we need to consider what kind of world we want to live in.  Although we refer to it as civilization, it is anything but civilized.  Visions of global unity & fellowship have long...
Charles Eisenstein explains how the real power we have to create change comes from stepping into a new story he calls The Story of Interbeing. Live on stage at UPLIFT 2014 in Byron Bay.
THAT SUGAR FILM is one man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’. Through this entertaining...
On this final episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin, discusses the power of grassroots activism in getting the FCC to uphold net neutrality. Abby then speaks with Eugene Puryear, Organizer with the ANSWER Coalition, about effective activism as it relates to issues from...
Welcome to a tourist video with a twist. Street artist Banksy goes to Gaza; entering via a tunnel, he documents the destruction wrought by operation protective edge. The short film features several new pieces, including a kitten playing with a ball made from wires and other...
‎This short video explains why it should bother everyone that the Oscars are so white.
Why Do Nice Guys Finish Last? is a short documentary film that engages young audiences in discovering the cultural norms and stereotypes that define masculinity, and invites them to discuss what they've been told men are supposed to be. ***Free for Educational Use***
War on Whistleblowers highlights recent cases where American government employees and contractors took to the media to expose fraud and abuse.  In all cases the whistle-blowing was to the detriment of their professional and personal lives.     SUBSCRIBE HOST A...
Article 12: Waking up in a Surveillance Society Article 12 presents a sharp look at the current state of privacy and debates around the rights and desires of individuals, governments, terrorism and the increasing accessibility and use of surveillance. The film is a...
The vast majority of US judges are elected, forcing many judges to pander to the electorate and accept campaign money in order to keep their jobs. This seems slightly troubling... 
In this sedition, we look at the fierce men and women who have been fighting the head-chopping Islamists of I.S.I.S. to create a libertarian commune along the border between Syria, Iraq and Turkey. On the music break we have Kurdish rapper Rezan with "Em Kurdin."
Private probation companies charge excessive fees to low income people who can't pay small fines like traffic tickets. If they can't pay, they go to jail. Many people think that debtor’s prisons disappeared from American society just as surely as horse-based transportation...
Pussy Riot's first song in English is dedicated to Eric Garner and the words he repeated eleven times before his death. This song is for Eric and for all those from Russia to America and around the globe who suffer from state terror - killed, choked, perished because of war...
Economist Richard Wolff explains our class society.
As the muthafuckin' resistance has been busy blocking pipelines all across Turtle Island, from the Keystone XL pipeline in the United Snakes, to the Northern Gateway and Pacific Trails pipelines in unceded Wet'suwet'en territory, capitalist oil-peddlers have had to find a new...
Immigrants are for sale in this country. Sold to private prison corporations who are locking them up for obscene profits! Here are the top 3 things YOU need to know about the Private Prison money scheme: The victims: Private prisons don't care about who they lock up. At a...
Thanks to tobacco industry regulations and marketing restrictions in the US, smoking rates have dropped dramatically. John Oliver explains how tobacco companies are keeping their business strong overseas. 
When Adolph Eichmann was asked, "Was it hard for you to send these tens of thousands of people to their death?" Eichmann replied, "To tell you the truth, it was easy. Our language made it easy." This is a clip from The Basics of Nonviolent Communication with Marshall...
A new film asks whether practicing workplace democracy would be easier if our media gave us as many visions of collaboration as they do of competition? As Sarah van Gelder pointed out recently, 2014 research by the Pew Center found that 78 percent of Americans believe that...
We've been educated in a way that makes violence enjoyable. But it's so implicit in our thoughts we're not even aware of it. Click Part 2 above to continue watching at the point where the clip ends. Part 1 is an excerpt from The Basics of Nonviolent Communication with...
In China, factory workers live in dorms owned by Walmart - workers pay rent and utilities.  If they move out of the dorms to live in a place not connected to Walmart, they still have to pay rent for the dorms.   Workers work in factories with poor ventilation.  They are told...
Perhaps you should; because they certainly are. But will the changes mean generations plagued with attention disorders and poor social skills or will it boost creativity? Narrated by Gillian Anderson. Scripted by Nigel Warburton.
Karl Marx believed that work, at its best, is what makes us human. It allows us to live, be creative and flourish. But under capitalism he saw workers alienated from each other and the product of their labour. Narrated by Gillian Anderson. Scripted by Nigel Warburton.
"There is a vast territory between what we're trying to leave behind, and where we want to go - and we don't have any maps for that territory." - Charles Eisenstein Filmed in the fading light on the shores of Northern Scotland, this short film captures Charles Eisenstein in...
In this sedition we look at the economic clusterfuck enveloping the globe, the mega drop in oil prices and the political party that has the left screaming like Justin Beaver fans.
This is the story of what happens to everyday Americans when corporations go to war.   Acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed and Uncovered) takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been...
A short film about the interconnected issues of money, growth, poverty and climate change.
Pharmaceutical companies spend billions of dollars marketing drugs to doctors. We have a few issues with that.
The United States is one of only TWO countries in the world that use a commercial bail system.
You are probably a bit of a blamer - most of us are. But why should we give it up? In this witty RSA Short, inspirational thinker Brené Brown considers why we blame others, how it sabotages our relationships, and why we desperately need to move beyond this toxic...
Ever wondered why we're not on track to solve climate change despite all the protests and petitions? Watch this to hear the story of what's really been going on. For more information on how you can take action visit http://nononsensevideos.org/action Video by Richard Roaf...
Yaigojé Apaporis is the local name for a one million hectare stretch of Amazon forest, and the traditional territory of the Makuna, Tanimuka, Tuyuca, Cabiyari and Letuama who live there. It is a haven for jaguars, giant ant-eaters, squirrel monkeys and pink dolphins, and is...
Ever wondered how they do it? Guinea, and many other African countries, will never rise out of poverty if this continues to happen... Please watch the video and then sign the petition: http://chn.ge/1tEcGsZ  
White Like Me, based on the work of acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, explores race and racism in the US through the lens of whiteness and white privilege. In a stunning reassessment of the American ideal of meritocracy and claims that we've entered a...
This is a short animated introduction to Participatory Economics. It's made about 10 times more hilarious and enjoyable to watch thanks to the laugh track and frequent jokes.
David Cameron says a second financial crash is imminent. If he's right, it's because politicians bailed out the wrong industry, argues Renegade Economist Ross Ashcroft. He says the last recession was brought on by too much debt. Today private debt is at the greatest level in...
This groundbreaking 1997 PBS documentary launched the movement against American Indian mascots to a new level, getting reviewed in the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Chicago Tribune, and even a "person of the week" spot about the film's subject Charlene Teters by the ABC...
How does modern propaganda work? How effective is it?  Marine Corps Veteran, Adam Kokesh interviews audience members exiting the theater after watching the new film "American Sniper".  By slowly and logically peeling back each movie-goer's line of thinking, Kokesh asks some...
How many of us have a sneaking suspicion that something pretty fundamental is going wrong in the world? We keep hearing about the potentially devastating consequences of climate change but we are pumping more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every single year. We are forced...
For us to survive as a species we have to understand what money is doing to us, and how we can address these issues. This is the overview video explaining what the problem with money is and to propose the solution.  We have to change the way we think about money. Include...
What students most need, high schools seem almost designed to thwart.
We love trees, we just don't really care about what happens to them ... The dangers of a weakening environment are evident, but environmentalism isn't a priority. Why? We have a couple of ideas. 
A glimpse into the mind of a sociopath... who just happened to be the United States Secretary of Defense leading up to and during the country's two longest wars (Iraq and Afghanistan). Directed by one of the most respected and popular documentarians of our time, Errol Morris.
Howard Zinn reflects upon social activism in an excerpt from the film ReGENERATION.
Remember Goodnight Moon, the children’s book about a young rabbit going to bed? Rootstrikers, a nonpartisan network of activists seeking to get money out of politics, put together their own Goodnight-inspired eBook called Goodnight Democracy. In this video, we read it to...
On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. It killed 11 workers and caused the worst oil spill in American history. The explosion still haunts the lives of those most intimately affected, though the story has long ago faded from the...