Films For Action
Location:   Lawrence, Kansas
Films For Action is a non-profit website featuring over 1500 of the best socially-conscious documentaries and videos you can watch free online. We add videos and articles regularly on a wide variety of issues, putting an emphasis on ideas, information, and perspectives not covered by the...
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 30 2015
#SandySpeaks: 'I'm Here to Change History'
Sandra Bland, who died while in police custody in Texas, has emerged as a martyr, illuminating police violence against black women in a way that is finally resonating across...
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 30 2015
The New Brutalism and the Racist Killing Fields in America: The Death of Sandra Bland
On July 9, soon after Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old African-American woman, moved to Texas from Naperville, Illinois, to take a new job as a college outreach officer at her alma...
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 30 2015
A Path to End Racism
Racism is the demeaning of an entire group of people and refusing to see them as fully human in the way we see ourselves and those we deem to be “like” us. When we fail to see...
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Films For Action added a video on Jul 30 2015
Diversity and Inclusion In Our Wild Spaces
In May I was lucky enough to be invited to document an amazing event in Yosemite National Park. It was a campfire discussion on improving the diversity of both the visitation...
Films For Action added an article on Jul 28 2015
Three Things Gender Intelligent Men Do Differently
Earlier this month, I hosted a conversation on Gender Intelligence from the male point of view at The Hult International Business School's San Francisco Campus. The purpose of...
Films For Action added a video on Jul 27 2015
ʻĀINA: That Which Feeds Us (2015)
ʻĀINA (pronounced "eye-nah") means "That Which Feeds Us" in the Hawaiian language. The film highlights a way to address some of the most pressing environmental and health...
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 16 2015
Occupy Wall Street Just Won
It's all about their agenda now.
Films For Action added a video on Jul 15 2015
The Anarchist Ideal Summed Up Beautifully in 7 Minutes
This 7-minute clip from Engines of Domination discusses the abolition of armed central authority and what kind of world that would make possible -- a world of peaceful...
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 15 2015
Syriza Surrenders: Time for Renewed Popular Resistance
Now that Syriza has caved in to the creditors, the need for grassroots mobilization is more urgent than ever. A new cycle of struggles is ahead of us.
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 15 2015
Building For Belonging: Why City Planning Must Focus on Ending Social Isolation
Previous generations of architects thought of how architecture could interpret the world, but I think now is the time to think of how architecture can change the world. We...
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 15 2015
Greece - The Real Fight Is Only Just Beginning
Supporters of Greece's fight for sovereignty are unanimous in blaming the evil troika for its humiliating defeat, writes Oliver Tickell. But the real fault is with Syriza for...
Films For Action added an article on Jul 15 2015
With Iran Deal Reached, US Anti-War Base Must Now Mobilize to Defend It
Campaigners urge US civil society to 'show solidarity' with counterparts in Iran by preventing Congress from sinking the accord
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 14 2015
Meet The Trans Scholar Fighting Against The Campaign For Out Trans Military Service
In recent months, one of the key issues relating to transgender rights that has come up in public debate is that of out transgender military service. A leading trans legal...
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 9 2015
The Problem of Passivity
This path calls us to gaze, unflinchingly, at difficult truths. The messy reality is that our cooperative participation in systems of oppression itself causes harm. And so we...
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Films For Action added a video on Jul 9 2015
Awaken the MOTHER Mind: Powerful message from Zulu healer Credo Mutwa
Zulu Sangoma (healer) Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa calls on all human beings to awaken the mother mind, that part of human consciousness that feels what is happening in the world.
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Films For Action added a video on Jul 9 2015
First He Left His Wall Street Job. Now He's Fed Over 14,000 Homeless For Free
In 2013, Mason Wartman left a successful career on Wall Street to open Rosa’s Fresh Pizza. Inspired by the kindness of one customer, Wartman instituted a system that allows...
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 9 2015
On Independence Day, Celebrate the True Patriots
As the nation marks this Independence day with traditional fanfare—hot dogs, flag-waving, and fireworks—one small community in Taos, New Mexico takes a very different...
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 9 2015
Social Democracy Is 100% American
Appearing late last week on MSNBC’s Morning Joe,Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri insisted that Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont “is too...
Films For Action added a video on Jul 8 2015
Noam Chomsky: It’s Painful to See the Fate of the Human Species, but We Must in Order to Change It
In an interview conducted earlier this year, Noam Chomsky admitted it’s much easier to ignore the major issues of the day and pretend information is inaccessible than it is to...
Films For Action added an article on Jul 8 2015
Exxon Knew of Climate Change in 1981, Email Says - but It Funded Deniers for 27 More Years
Over the years, Exxon spent more than $30m on think-tanks and researchers that promoted climate denial.
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Films For Action added a video on Jul 8 2015
Red Path (2015)
"Red Path premiered at the Unmentionables Film Festival in New York, a festival dedicated to breaking taboos and this first year the taboo was menstruation.   I truly believe...
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Films For Action added a video on Jul 8 2015
Every Morning This Man Gets $84,600. Every Night He Goes Broke...
This short film is so powerful and inspiring. Since watching it I have tried my best to make every second count. - Kasim Khan ”Take every day and take every moment and make...
Films For Action added an article on Jul 8 2015
Building a System Better than Capitalism
Is imagining a better economic/political system a necessary step in making it happen? To answer this important question it is helpful to consider its antithesis: Is it...
Films For Action added an article on Jul 8 2015
Corporate Capitalism Is the Foundation of Police Brutality and the Prison State
Our national conversation on race and crime is based on a fiction. It is the fiction that the organs of internal security, especially the judiciary and the police, can be...
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 8 2015
Civilian Victims in Yemen Will Be Ignored Because U.S. and Its Allies Are Responsible
In Fayoush, Yemen on Monday morning, just outside of Aden, “a massive airstrike” hit a marketplace and killed at least 45 civilians, wounding another 50. Officials told the...
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 7 2015
Inspired by Greece, UK Public Wants Its Own Austerity Referendum
The wave of joyous solidarity at the Greek “No” vote still resounds across the world today, revealing millions who identify with the struggle and have had enough of being...
Films For Action added an article on Jul 3 2015
Addiction, Climate Change, and the Psychology of Recovery
How does addiction relate to our relationship to the living world?
Films For Action added an article on Jul 3 2015
Deep, Systemic Change Is Essential, But Is That The Only Type of Change We Should Care About?
Perhaps we could look at acts of direct human-level compassion as complements to, not substitutes for, action on a social or political level.
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 3 2015
Good News for the Anthropocene
The best news for a good Anthropocene is that the human brain is a master at learning and relearning and that “rewiring” takes place all the time. Until old age, learning...
Films For Action added a video on Jul 2 2015
Kid Warrior: The Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Story
The planet doesn't need saving. We do. Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is not your average 14 year old. Dubbed the ‘Anti-Bieber', he is mobilizing his army of teens in 25 countries to...
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Films For Action shared a video via Films For Action on Jul 2 2015
Just a Little Racist? Try Diet Racism!
A video that will result in absolutely no discussion on Facebook!
Films For Action added an article on Jul 2 2015
“Heritage Not Hate”: A Lie With Any Flag
Images circulated, in the aftermath of Dylann Roof’s racially motivated mass shooting at the historically black Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, included not only numerous...
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Films For Action added a video on Jul 2 2015
Was The Soviet Union Really a Socialist Country? Noam Chomsky Dispels This Propaganda In 1 Minute
Both America and Stalin's Soviet Union has called his regime a socialist system, but for different reasons. America called Stalin's dictatorship a socialist system because it...
Films For Action added a video on Jul 2 2015
Heard That Old Saying Democracy Is the Tyranny of The Majority? It Was Propaganda Invented By Elites
Is it really surprising that the elite minority would try to convince the majority over which they rule, that democracy = tyranny? This is a clip taken from the film Golden...
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Films For Action added a video on Jul 2 2015
Republicans Welcomed Bernie Sanders to Wisconsin By Calling Him an Extremist. His Response? Perfect.
This was just awesome. No wonder so many people love Sander's message. The opening minutes of the July 1st rally was a classic #FeelTheBern moment, delivered to a 10,000...
Films For Action added a video on Jul 2 2015
The Greatest War Going On Today Has Been Called The Silent War, Because Few Ever Speak Of It
"There are no bullets, but it's a war in which people are dying... And the principle weapon, is debt." This clip is taken from the beginning of the film War By Other Means...
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Films For Action added a video on Jul 2 2015
Systemic Racism: Is That Really a Thing?
This multi-part video series highlights the impact of systemic racism on our everyday lives. And yeah, it's really a thing. In each 1 minute video, a different example of...
Films For Action added a video on Jul 2 2015
Angela Glover Blackwell on Systemic Racism
In this powerful clip, PolicyLink's Angela Glover Blackwell connects today's unrelenting cases of police violence to systemic causes, underlining the urgency of systemic...
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Films For Action added a video on Jul 2 2015
How The Elite Stay In Power
In this video we break down in simple terms the only way "those in power" can stay in power. It's not as complex at it may seem. They need us more than we need them.
Films For Action added an article on Jul 1 2015
Give Up Hope: It's The Best Chance We Have to Save Everything We Love
The most common words I hear spoken by any environmentalists anywhere are, We’re fucked. Most of these environmentalists are fighting desperately, using whatever tools they...