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 a video on Aug 29 2016
Caleb Stephens: This Is How Solidarity Lives
Powerful! Caleb Stephens speaking before the Sisters With A Purpose march for justice in Lawrence, KS - 7.22.16. This is how solidarity lives.
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 23 2016
North Dakota Gov Cuts Water Supply to Native Americans as DAPL Protest Swells in Number and Spirit
Thousands join protest camp as supporters are holding a rally in Washington D.C. on Wednesday outside of Army Corps hearing
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 23 2016
The Pedagogy of the Meaning of Racism: Reconciling a Discordant Discourse
Racism is a term on which a great deal of discourse does and should turn in all realms of social work theory, practice, policy, and research. Because it is a concept heavily...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 22 2016
Blame - an Inquiry Into Why We Separate
Allow me to share a few personal anecdotes… My dear aunt recently passed away from bone cancer at just 60. To make sense of her passing, I went through a period of blaming...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 22 2016
What Does Black Lives Matter Want?
On August 1 the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL), a coalition of over sixty organizations, rolled out “A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom &...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 22 2016
The Real Way the 2016 Election Is Rigged
Despite what the media tells you, the Democrats will not take the House in November. Here's why.
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 19 2016
Vote for the Lying Neoliberal Warmonger: It's Important
An explanation for why defeating Donald Trump—despite what we know about Hillary Clinton—should be the left's primary national electoral objective this November
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 11 2016
The Battle Over Trump's Taj Mahal Is a Battle for Us All
What those striking are now bravely confronting in Atlantic City should resonate deeply with American workers, their unions, and beyond
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 17 2016
One Earth, Two Social Fields
Dallas, Ferguson, Nice. Turkey, Trump & Brexit. The simultaneous rise of global terrorism, of authoritarian strongmen and the far-right are the twin faces of our current...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 17 2016
Being Hopeful About the Future
It is a delicate balance to know how much the world is messed up and still be hopeful about the future. This is something I dance with on a daily basis — while writing...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 16 2016
How to Find Your Soul Tribe in the Digital Age
Finding and connecting with your soul tribe is more important than ever—not just for connection but also to thrive in our modern society
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 16 2016
Why You Don't Need to Change the World
Let’s say you’ve found a new sense of awareness or elevated consciousness —  suddenly you feel connected to the beauty of the world, you understand yourself better, and you’re...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 15 2016
Black Americans Have Always Lived Under Police State Fascism
The word fascism has reappeared in the American popular lexicon thanks to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. The word is used to keep progressive Democrats in a state of...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 15 2016
The Politics of Being Woke
The fraternity of the woke is growing larger by the day, but can anyone get in? Who polices the woke, and why aren’t we checking IDs?
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 15 2016
Let's Build a Boat (A Metaphor for the Great Transition)
Let’s jump off the train and build a boat. The train is constrained to the tracks and it’s momentum makes it almost impossible to slow, but the boat…. aaah the boat is very...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 15 2016
15 Ways to Help Create a More Beautiful World
“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” ~Margaret Mead
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 15 2016
Here Is Why Your Vote Is Not Your Voice
In light of the precarious position many progressives find themselves in because they are weighing a choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, this needs to be said...
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Films For Action added a video on Aug 11 2016
The Struggle Against Compassionate Bigotry
Ever heard the term "compassionate bigotry"? Learn what it is in this powerful talk, featuring Tai Amri Spann-Wilson and Caleb Stephens at the Unitarian Universalist...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 10 2016
A Strategic Voting Guide and Q&A For Progressives Thinking about the 2016 Election
Navigating the current political terrain means asking key strategic questions without losing sight of long-term vision
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Films For Action added a video on Aug 9 2016
Roman Krznaric: How Empathy Can Change the World
Why we need to move empathy from personal emotion to collective moral concern -- Empathy comes in two distinct forms: affective empathy is our instinct for mirroring the...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 8 2016
As Nominee, Stein Says She Wants to Assume Mantle of Sanders' Revolution
"Democracy needs a moral compass," said Green Party nominee Jill Stein. "We must be that moral compass."
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 6 2016
How a Traffic Offense Can Be a Ticket to Prison
How can a traffic offense get you a ticket to prison? The answer is, “Quite easily if you’re poor!” Let’s take a look at the system of court fines and then correct it, our...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 5 2016
A Note From Sweden on Use of Force
I received the following comment from a police officer in Sweden after my recent post “Using Force: A Reflection and Some Suggestions for Police.” I think these comments bear...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 5 2016
Bioregional Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Place in Which You Live?
In the vast emptiness of space there are an unimaginable number of galaxies, each galaxy containing billions upon billions of stars. Looking at one galaxy we find an average...
Films For Action added an article on Dec 5 2014
Imperialist Feminism and Liberalism
Colonial feminism is based on the appropriation of women’s rights in the service of empire and has been widely utilised in justifying aggression in the Middle East. But is it...
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Films For Action added a video on Aug 5 2016
A Very Heavy Agenda Part 3: Maintaining the World Order
“Without doubt it is the best documentary I have watched – on any subject – in years” – Tom Secker [spyculture.com] “One of the most important documentaries in circulation at...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 3 2016
The First Noble Misunderstanding
There’s a lot of misunderstanding about meditation. In fact, says Karen Maezen Miller, that’s pretty much all that meditation is — the process of seeing how much you’ve...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 3 2016
Precarious Lives: Memorializing Women of Color Who Died After Police Encounters
The editorial staff of Othering & Belonging: Expanding the Circle of Human Concern, a publication from the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and I
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 3 2016
For Little Girls Inspired by Hillary Clinton
As an Indigenous woman who organizes in the hopes that both Black and Brown people might know greater freedom, safety and self determination, I am no fan of electoral...
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Films For Action added a video on Aug 2 2016
Was America Ever Great?
There's an old cliche that says "history is written by the victor." Unfortunately, that's probably true. Well here's some American History 101 from a less biased perspective.
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Films For Action shared a link on Jul 31 2016
The present "crisis also offers a chance to remake society in a more inclusive and diverse way, expanding autonomy and solidarity at the same time. This will require many bridges between the islands of hope. From networked based cultures to those that can draw on sources outside the Western tradition to reinvent community and solidarity. From the new autonomous social institutions to those of the state still working in favour of the people. From social producers to market actors who can work with and contribute to common resources. There is tremendous innovation in all of these places, even in state institutions (particularly in Latin America), and the question will be how to connect the different threads so that they start to reinforce one another positively."
New Forms Arising To Remake Society In a More Inclusive Way
Over the last two decades, the Internet has been a laboratory for social innovation. One of the most unexpected collective discoveries has been the existence of another mode of...
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 30 2016
Up to 28 Civilians Reportedly Killed in US-Led Strike in Syria
Fresh strike took place in same area where US is said to have killed scores in airstrikes last week
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Films For Action added a video on Jul 29 2016
How "Winner Take All" Voting Inevitably Leads to a Two Party System
The problems with 'winner take all' or 'first pass the post' voting, explained via the animal kingdom. 
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 29 2016
Is Voting Third Party for President in 2016 a Good Idea? Here are a Few Things to Consider
This does not preclude voting for third parties at the local and state levels, which is where third party power needs to grow before a presidential campaign could win.
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 29 2016
The Reviews Are In: Conservatives Say the DNC Was 'Disaster' for the GOP
Something strange happened on the last night of the Democratic National Convention. After the GOP nominee lambasted the Democrats on Twitter for displaying what he viewed as...
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 29 2016
We Want a Political Revolution. First We Must Defeat Fascism.
If progressives fail to seize the populist moment, the authoritarian right will fill the void. The insurgent Bernie Sanders campaign was a big step forward in building the...
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 29 2016
An Anti-Trump Electoral Strategy That Isn't Pro-Clinton
Can voter identification, registration, and protection efforts help not only defeat Trump, but build a mass movement for democratic socialism?
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Films For Action added a video on Jul 29 2016
Nina Turner's Timeless Message to the Democratic Establishment
"We are not going anywhere. We are here for the long term for ourselves and for generations yet unborn. We're going to stand up and make sure that not only is that platform...
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 29 2016
Meet Some Sanders Delegates Who Plan to Turn Anger Into Positive Action
Luz Sosa came to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia as a disappointed Bernie Sanders delegate. But she is leaving fired up to take on big political fights in...
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