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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 Oct 22 2014
Editor's note: We found this article about Tucker relevant to today because his views represent such an interesting break from stereotypical views about socialism, markets, anarchism, and the 'left/right' associations we have with all these terms. For instance, that if you...
Films For Action added a video on Oct 22 2014
SolidarityNYC's animated short explains what the solidarity economy framework is and how housing co-ops and community land trusts, worker co-ops, community supported agriculture, and credit unions help to meet everyone's needs within it.
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Films For Action added a video on Oct 22 2014
In Detroit, around 27,000 households have had their water shut off this year, with 10,000 still without service. Activists appealed to the United Nations in June for assistance, and over the weekend of October 18-20th of 2014, two United Nation officials, Catarina de...
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Films For Action added an article on Oct 21 2014
This latest phase of terrorism is a product of the west's disastrous foreign policies, endless wars and backing of barbaric regimes in the Middle East. The way to defeat ISIS is not by using the methods which which led to its creation. The wars and interventions in the...
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Films For Action added an article on Oct 20 2014
In October 2014, the Plymouth Institute for Peace Research (www.pipr.co.uk) asked Noam Chomsky to comment on some important world developments, including the threat of nuclear war, the recent escalation of violence in Gaza, and the growth of ISIS in Iraq. This year...
Films For Action added an article on Oct 19 2014
Advocating liberty means opposing the use of force to restrain peaceful, voluntary exchange. But it doesn’t have to mean calling a system of peaceful, voluntary exchange “capitalism.” Some people, of course, think this is obviously what “capitalism” means. And I can’t prove...
Films For Action added an article on Oct 18 2014
Federal officials are warning “U.S. law enforcement about the threat of Islamic State-inspired terror attacks against police officers, government workers and ‘media figures’ in the U.S.” Unfortunately many Americans will buy into the state propaganda, spurring even more...
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Films For Action added an article on Oct 17 2014
Lately, I’ve been hearing a lot of White people screaming about racism. I wish these were anti-racist ally White people who were speaking about the prison industrial complex or about systems of privilege and oppression, but no. These are White folks who are claiming that...
Films For Action added an action on Oct 16 2014
The indignity of working-for-a-living is well-known to anyone who ever has. Democracy, the great principle on which our society is supposedly founded, is thrown out the window as soon as we punch the time clock at work. With no say over what we produce, or how that production...
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Films For Action added an article on Oct 16 2014
This is Part 2 of 3 articles in Generation Alpha's ‘Shades Of Green’ series. Read part 1 here.  In building a movement, finding common ground is paramount. When strategy-building becomes complicated by incongruent worldviews, then common ground becomes shaky or elusive at...
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Films For Action added an article on Oct 16 2014
Part 1: The Spectrum of a Movement (Part 2) The environment movement has, of late, become all but subsumed by the climate movement. I point this out not because climate doesn’t matter, but because it’s not the only thing that does. I fear that many important challenges are...
Films For Action added an article on Oct 16 2014
The word “anarchist” is thrown around a lot these days. When discussing their mild disagreements over foreign policy, healthcare, tax rates, gun control, immigration, torture, or the war on drugs, it’s not uncommon for a Republican or Democrat to hurl the word at each other...
Films For Action added an article on Oct 14 2014
The U.S. war on ISIS in the Middle East has rehabilitated the "war on terror" at home. IT'S THE 21st-century version of the old military recruiting poster: Uncle Sam wants you...to hate Muslim "extremists" and trust him to go to war again. That's the message of the...
Films For Action added an article on Oct 13 2014
As businesses increasingly embrace a not-for-profit culture, an end to overconsumption on a finite planet could finally be in sight. But given the huge lobbying power of vested interests, it will remain impossible to create a truly sustainable world until the illegitimate...
Films For Action added an article on Oct 13 2014
“Kill the Messenger” tells the tragic tale of journalist Gary Webb who revived the Contra-cocaine scandal in the 1990s and saw his life destroyed by the mainstream media. The question now is: Will the MSM continue its cover-up of this sordid part of Ronald Reagan’s legacy...
Films For Action added an article on Oct 13 2014
A war-weary American public that a year ago resoundingly rejected US military intervention in Syria to overthrow the Assad regime now is rallying behind the use of force to destroy the so-called Islamic State (ISIS). In just three months, from June to September, support...
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Films For Action added an article on Oct 13 2014
As U.S. officials repeated their message that the American public should prepare for "a long-term" war against the Islamic State militant group (also known as ISIS) in the Midde East, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday was among those calling out the Obama administration for...
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Films For Action added an article on Oct 13 2014
In transmitting President Richard Nixon's orders for a "massive" bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry Kissinger said, "Anything that flies on everything that moves".  As Barack Obama ignites his seventh war against the Muslim world since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize...
Films For Action added a video on Oct 9 2014
Sarah goes to drastic measures to avoid the wage gap. Help working women close the gap at: 
Films For Action added an article on Oct 9 2014
When President Obama said he intended to strike Syria last year after the Assad regime launched a chemical weapons attack, anti-war sentiment surged in the U.S. Phone calls and e-mails poured into Congressional offices with one message: don’t bomb Syria. The president...
Films For Action added a video on Oct 9 2014
Naomi Klein — “the most visible and influential figure on the American left,” as The New Yorker puts it — dropped by the Grist office to chat with David Roberts about her new book. They kicked things off by discussing its provocative title: This Changes Everything: Capitalism...
Films For Action added an action on Oct 9 2014
Have you daydreamed about being a member of an intergenerational social justice organization like the Order of Phoenix? Do you want Dumbledore to be your mentor? Have dementors ever burned you out to the point where you doubted your ability to take on the Voldemorts of our...
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Films For Action added a video on Oct 9 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. was working towards a guaranteed basic income for all when he was killed. Wealth inequality, neoliberalism, the actions of the Federal Reserve, along with the greed and theft of the global elite have made the call for a guaranteed basic income for all...
Films For Action added an action on Oct 9 2014
Right now, millions of people are being thrown off their land because large corporations are being given special rights.The World Bank is driving this destructive trend with its Doing Business rankings, which force countries to compete with each other to do away with...
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Films For Action added an article on Oct 9 2014
We who fight to create a freer world face a fundamental contradiction. On one hand, we don’t want to become a vanguard, “leading” or imposing our will on others, as that would run counter to our anti-authoritarian values. On the other hand, we believe with good justification...
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Films For Action added a video on Oct 9 2014
This 6 minute short film tells the story of the human journey at this critical moment in time. Of all the stories to belong to, this is the story to be a part of. Don't watch it from the sidelines. Don't wait for the experts to figure it out. Ask yourself: how can I become...
Films For Action added an article on Oct 9 2014
The United Nations has been back in the news lately. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlights the importance of the UN’s mission in this “time of turmoil.” But maybe we should take a closer look at what that “mission” is. The avowed purpose of the UN is to maintain peace and...
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Films For Action added a video on Oct 8 2014
Harvard students were asked who is the bigger threat to world peace, ISIS or the U.S.? You can see how FOX news editorialized their responses here. As a little backgrounder for their answers, see this, this, this, this,
Films For Action added an article on Oct 7 2014
“Just how charitable are you supposed to be when criticizing the views of an opponent?” “In disputes upon moral or scientific points,” Arthur Martine counseled in his magnificent 1866 guide to the art of conversation, “let your aim be to come at truth, not to conquer your...
Films For Action added an article on Oct 7 2014
There are places where you can come over a bridge and see a whole big city spread out before you. The Mystic River Bridge coming into Boston is such a place, as is the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan or the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco. Driving over one of these...
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Films For Action added an article on Oct 7 2014
“As we look to the future, one issue risks a cycle of conflict that could derail so much progress. And that is the cancer of violent extremism that has ravaged so many parts of the Muslim world.” The cancer of violent extremism . . . [ffa-no-ads]I listen to the...
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Films For Action added an article on Oct 7 2014
New report shows how flood of munitions from across the globe, including the United States, are making peace impossible in Middle East An analysis of new data (pdf) collected by a group which tracks weapons in global conflict zones has found that a large...
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Films For Action added an article on Oct 7 2014
For decades now, Noam Chomsky has been widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive (linguist, philosopher, social and political critic) and the leading US dissident since the Vietnam War. Chomsky has published over 100 books and thousands of articles and essays...
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Films For Action added an article on Oct 7 2014
This week, tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents turned out to protest China’s plan for bringing democracy to that city. Rather than letting voters pick the candidates that get to run for chief executive, Beijing wants the candidates selected by a 1,200 person “nominating...
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Films For Action added a video on Oct 7 2014
Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford, Kevin Spacey, Edward Norton, Penélope Cruz, and Robert Redford all join forces to give nature a voice. Take action at http://natureisspeaking.org Part 1: Julia Roberts is Mother Nature. Part 2: Harrison Ford is the Ocean. Part 3: Kevin Spacey...
Films For Action added a video on Oct 7 2014
Legendary Marlon Brando was interviewed on The Dick Cavett Show 6/12/1973 after he refused to accept the Oscar at 45th Academy Awards, 1973 to protest the treatment of American Indians. Three months after not accepting the best actor award at the Academy Awards, Marlon...
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Films For Action added a video on Oct 7 2014
Manitoba First Nation Elder Dave Courchene explains the origins and lessons of the First Nation Seven Teachings. The lessons of the Bear Spirit (Courage), the Beaver Spirit (Wisdom), the Eagle Spirit (Love), the Buffalo Spirit (Respect), the Sasquatch Spirit (Honesty), the...
Films For Action added an article on Oct 7 2014
At a conference a couple weeks ago an activist who does work in Africa recounted an encounter she had with the minister of agriculture of a certain African country. The minister spoke with excitement about the high-tech agricultural technologies he was bringing into the...
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Films For Action added an article on Oct 7 2014
The arrests at the end of Flood Wall Street may have been the only reason the mainstream media paid attention to the several thousand people who parked themselves next to the Charging Bull for the better part of eight hours. But, although no station covered it, what happened...
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