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 Dec 4 2016
Why Are Media Outlets Still Citing Discredited 'Fake News' Blacklist?
The Washington Post (11/24/16) last week published a front-page blockbuster that quickly went viral: Russia-promoted “fake news” had infiltrated the newsfeeds of 213 million...
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Films For Action added an article on Dec 3 2016
The Orwellian War on Skepticism
Official Washington’s rush into an Orwellian future is well underway as political and media bigwigs move to silence Internet voices of independence and dissent, reports Robert...
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Films For Action added a video on Dec 2 2016
Where Do You Draw the Line? (2016)
Why is the Ecuadorian government proposing to extract oil in an area frequently classified by ecologists as one of the most bio-diverse rainforest regions left intact on earth?...
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Films For Action added an article on Dec 2 2016
Who's Really to Blame for Fake News? Look in the Mirror, America.
Consider for a moment the oxymoronic concept of “fake news,” which we have been hearing so much about lately. This isn’t your typical disinformation or misinformation —...
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Films For Action added an article on Dec 1 2016
Bernie Sanders: Carrier Just Showed Corporations How to Beat Donald Trump
We need a president who can stand up to big corporations, not fold to their demands.
Films For Action added a video on Dec 1 2016
From Gangs to Gardens (2014)
Organic gardener and vegan chef DJ CAVEM is an award-winning international recording artist and activist who uses Hip-Hop culture to inspire young people to connect to the...
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Films For Action added a video on Nov 29 2016
Escape! From the Cult of Materialism (2016)
Does the philosophy of materialism work to destroy our identities, experience, and environment? Join narrator Daphne Ellis on a radical romp through the evidence and decide for...
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Films For Action added a video on Nov 29 2016
Still Berning (2016)
Bernie Sanders lost the Democratic presidential primary to Hillary Clinton. But it was a glorious loss. And it has become a beginning, not an end. The end of the Bernie Sanders...
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Films For Action added a video on Nov 29 2016
The Truth About the Alt-Right
Our comprehensive investigation into the Alt-Right movement, including its origins, its relation to the Trump campaign and broader implications for the future. Read more: What...
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Films For Action added an article on Nov 29 2016
Twelve Things To Remember After The US Election, From Front Line Organizers
When you find yourself in a suddenly darkened room, what do you do?   Some rush blindly to where they think the door might be.  Others stand still, let their eyes get...
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Films For Action added an article on Nov 29 2016
Trump Says Go Back, We Say Fight Back
“I am not suggesting that white racism alone explains Trump’s victory. Nor am I dismissing the white working class’s very real economic grievances. It is not a matter of...
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Films For Action added an article on Nov 29 2016
How Not to Protest Trump
Donald Trump’s many evils are manifest and obvious. But let’s stop pretending that some historical line has been crossed in U.S. political and social relations. There are many...
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Films For Action added an article on Nov 29 2016
Tyranny at Standing Rock
“We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” — Benjamin Franklin, as quoted in The Works of Benjamin Franklin Divide and conquer. It’s...
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Films For Action added a video on Nov 29 2016
Trump Is a Symptom of a Sickness That Is Raging All Across The World
This is why we are here. And this is what we need to remember. 
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Films For Action added an article on Nov 29 2016
The 'Washington Post' 'Blacklist' Story Is Shameful and Disgusting
The capital's paper of record crashes legacy media on an iceberg
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Films For Action added an article on Nov 29 2016
The Hopeful Thing About Our Ugly, Painful Polarization
Look to Norway and Sweden, where cooperative, socially democratic countries emerged after a frightening period of extreme polarization and social fracturing.
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Films For Action added a video on Nov 29 2016
Where Does Compassion Really Come From?
Can compassion be learned? The answer is yes! Sometimes, all it takes is truly paying attention to the people around us. Visit happify.com for guided meditations and fun...
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Films For Action added a video on Nov 29 2016
How Mindfulness Empowers Us
Many traditions speak of the opposing forces within us, vying for our attention. Native American stories speak of two wolves, the angry wolf and the loving wolf, who both live...
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Films For Action added a video on Nov 29 2016
The Psychology of Narcissism, Explained in This 5 Minute Animated Film
Narcissism isn't just a personality type that shows up in advice columns; it's actually a set of traits classified and studied by psychologists. But what causes it? And can...
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Films For Action added a video on Nov 29 2016
Noam Chomsky on the New Trump Era
"The most predictable aspect of Trump is unpredictability. I think it's dangerous, very dangerous," says Noam Chomsky.
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Films For Action added a video on Nov 29 2016
Netizens: a Documentary about Women and Online Harassment
NETIZENS follows targets of online harassment as they confront digital abuse and strive for equality and justice online. Back the film on Kickstarter. This project will only be...
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Films For Action added an article on Nov 28 2016
The Washington Post's 'Fake News' Guilt
The "fake news" theme has captivated The Washington Post and the mainstream U.S. media so much that it is stooping to McCarthyistic smears against news outlets that don’t toe...
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Films For Action added an article on Nov 28 2016
Smear-Mongering: a Mea Culpa for the Age of Mccarthyism 2.0
OK, I guess I’d better come clean. It seems that I must be a paid agent of the Kremlin. After all, I write for CounterPunch Magazine — for money! I used to write regularly for...
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Films For Action added an article on Nov 27 2016
Those Who Failed to Recognize Trump as 'Greater Evil' Made a 'Bad Mistake': Chomsky
"I didn't like Clinton at all, but her positions are much better than Trump's on every issue I can think of"
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Films For Action shared a link on Nov 27 2016
Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group
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Films For Action added a video on Nov 21 2016
Chilling Clip From Adam Curtis Doc Should Make Everyone Rethink Their Online Outrage
This is a clip from Hypernormalisation (at the 2 hr 29 mark). Watch the full documentary here. 
Films For Action added an article on Nov 21 2016
Whose Fake News Gets a Pass? NYT Advocates Internet Censorship
The New York Times wants a system of censorship for the Internet to block what it calls “fake news,” but the Times ignores its own record of publishing “fake news”
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Films For Action added an article on Nov 21 2016
We Are All Deplorables
We can't battle the bigotry stoked by Trump without a strategy to alleviate the economic misery behind it, writes Chris Hedges.
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Films For Action added an article on Nov 18 2016
We Cannot "Give Trump a Chance"
In the ten days since the election, several thousand people have phoned and emailed my Seattle City Council office in their fury over my call to shut down Donald Trump’s agenda...
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Films For Action added an article on Nov 17 2016
Trump Won Because the Democratic Party Failed, Not Because the White Working Class Revolted
The reckoning is here for progressives and the Democratic Party now that the unthinkable has happened. Most of America, shell-shocked, is asking how Hillary Clinton and the...
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Films For Action added an article on Nov 15 2016
For All Democrats to Ponder: the Real Reasons Hillary Clinton Lost
Beyond the media spin, the four reasons for this defeat.
Films For Action added a video on Nov 15 2016
Bernie Sanders: Now More Than Ever, It's Our Revolution
The Senator from Vermont remains optimistic about the country's future, and urges citizens to become more deeply involved in the political process.
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Films For Action added an article on Nov 15 2016
I'm Not Down With the Safety Pin Backlash
*Especially from a white dude who makes some good points but buries them in a whole lotta condescension and sarcasm. Image by 
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Films For Action added an article on Nov 14 2016
Rising up to the Trump Moment: We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For
The Trump victory is devastating. Devastating for communities of color, immigrants, women, Muslims and queer communities. Devastating for us. Trump has given new voice to...
Films For Action added an article on Nov 12 2016
How Cities Can Protect People Threatened by Trumpism
Cities can offer shelter and protection to their vulnerable citizens and become a place progressives can exert real power.
Films For Action added an article on Nov 12 2016
I'm Arab and Many of Us Are Glad That Trump Won
It’s not that we see Trump any differently. Trump is an egotistical racist misogynist who, in a rational world, shouldn’t be in any position of power. Then again, neither...
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Films For Action added an article on Nov 9 2016
To the Youth a Day After the Election: Another World Is Possible
Dear Youth, On this day after the election, many are asking themselves how this could have happened. Regardless of who anyone close to you voted for, and regardless of how you...
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Films For Action added an article on Nov 10 2016
Strangely Like Gulag: Schooling and the Industrial Machine
For many years, I’ve seen more and more of my rural and tribal neighbors pack their children off to school. Now, every morning between 8:00 and 9:00 am in this...
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Films For Action added an article on Nov 9 2016
Celebrating GLOBAL GRACE DAY, November 9, 2016
As every year, we celebrate the Global Grace Day on this November 9, 2016.
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Films For Action added an article on Nov 8 2016
Julian Assange: Why We Published What We Have on the US Elections
In recent months, WikiLeaks and I personally have come under enormous pressure to stop publishing what the Clinton campaign says about itself to itself. That pressure has come...
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