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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 a video on Dec 18 2014
A documentary that takes an in depth look into the political movement that sprang from the 2008 economic collapse. It gives a balanced analysis of the movement's successes and failures from those who were instrumental in sustaining the protests to voices from within academia...
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Films For Action added an article on Dec 18 2014
The nascent movement against racist police brutality in the US received a boost of energy from the non-indictment of Eric Garner's murderers in blue. Thousands filled the streets from New York City to Berkeley, California to protest racist injustice and...
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Films For Action added an article on Dec 17 2014
“This movement-in-the-making has no choice but to challenge the very legitimacy of the State and its armed organs of coercion.” After decades of misleader-induced lethargy and quietude, Black America is finally in motion – or, at the very least, earnestly seeking ways to...
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Films For Action added an article on Dec 17 2014
The activist, feminist and revolutionary explains how the ‘prison industrial complex’ profits from black people, that Barack Obama can’t be blamed for the lack of progress on race, and why Beyoncé is not a terrorist “There is an unbroken line of police violence in the United...
Films For Action added an article on Dec 16 2014
It came from the top and that’s never been a secret.  The president authorized the building of those CIA “black sites” and the use of what came to be known as “enhanced interrogation techniques” and has spoken of this with a certain pride. The president’s top officials...
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Films For Action added an article on Dec 15 2014
One of the themes of the superb writing of Henry Giroux is that more and more Americans are becoming "disposable," recognized as either commodities or criminals by the more fortunate members of society. There seems to be a method to the madness of winner-take-all...
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Films For Action added an article on Dec 14 2014
“In refusing to prosecute, Obama and Holder demonstrate their own profound disregard for the collective rights of Black Americans as a people.” Black Americans know all about “law and order”: the term, itself, is code for the state-wielded hammer that is relentlessly...
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Films For Action added an article on Dec 14 2014
What is permaculture? For those of you who’ve only heard of the term in passing, and even for you seasoned “permies” who struggle to explain this exciting (and sometimes life-changing) idea to others, here’s the gist in 7 points: 1. Permaculture is a Design System That Uses...
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Films For Action added an article on Dec 14 2014
No Logo author Naomi Klein says we must revolutionise our working lives if we are to combat climate change and save the free world... Imagine an ordinary, full-time working week, one that requires just 21 hours of hard graft. Imagine a less frantic existence – three days...
Films For Action added an article on Dec 14 2014
We are two students -- one black, one white -- at Union Theological Seminary, an institution historically and presently committed to fighting against injustice through faith and action. We were outraged by the non-indictment in the case of Eric Garner, which is only the most...
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Films For Action added an article on Dec 13 2014
So, there's this page where local people have discussions and they happened to be having a discussion about protesters blocking traffic. This is my response.     
Films For Action added an article on Dec 13 2014
China has overtaken the U.S. as the world’s top economy. But in taking a few examples from China, as well as investing in jobs that stay in America and taking steps to insure economic stability for the majority of American workers, the U.S. can come out on top again. And we...
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Films For Action added a video on Dec 12 2014
Legalize Democracy is a documentary film by Dennis Trainor, Jr. about the movement to amend -- why it is needed, and how you can get involved. For more information about Move To Amend, visit: https://movetoamend.org Produced by Move to Amend, Directed by Dennis Trainor, Jr....
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Films For Action added a video on Dec 12 2014
An excerpt from the feature film Legalize Democracy (2014). Click on part 2 to watch the full film.
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Films For Action added an article on Dec 10 2014
The decision not to indict Eric Garner's killer is just the latest story in a long history of violence against black men. What response can disrupt patterns set by centuries of racism? I am among the millions who have experienced the shock, grief, and fury of losing someone...
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Films For Action added an article on Dec 10 2014
Why has so much journalism succumbed to propaganda? Why are censorship and distortion standard practice? Why is the BBC so often a mouthpiece of rapacious power? Why do the New York Times and the Washington Post deceive their readers? Why are young journalists not taught to...
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Films For Action added an article on Dec 10 2014
As I write, New York City is witnessing its fifth day of demonstrations after a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer in the Eric Garner killing. Those demonstrations followed on the protests across the country over the police shootings of Akai...
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Films For Action added an article on Dec 10 2014
With the nation's streets still filled with protesters and a plan for thousands to march on Washington brewing, the call for justice for Mike Brown, Eric Garner, and other black victims of police violence has only grown stronger. In the days and weeks since two grand...
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Films For Action added an event on Dec 9 2014
Come die-in in conjunction with the #GlobalShutDown. The #Lawrencediein will happen in the courtyard and sidewalk of U.S Bank on Massachusetts Street. Be there at 4p. We will die-in for approximately 4 minutes (the time it took Tamir Rice to get help after being shot by...
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Films For Action added a video on Dec 7 2014
Ramsey runs through five key guidelines for allyship: 1. Understand your privilege.  2. Listen and do your homework. 3. Speak up, not over. 4. You'll make mistakes, apologize when you do.  5. Ally is a verb -- saying you're an ally is not enough.
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Films For Action added an article on Dec 7 2014
Finally a lawmaker has put his weight behind what many people have been saying for months: this doesn’t end with Darren Wilson’s resignation, the entire Ferguson Police Department needs to go before any progress can be made. According to Reuters, Rep. Lacy Clay (D), who...
Films For Action added an article on Dec 4 2014
The idea of "living for the weekend​" is nothing new. The history of what we call "youth culture" is really just a history of young people being unable to reconcile their day-to-day lives with their social lives, finding solace in the tribal rites of a Saturday night and...
Films For Action added an article on Dec 4 2014
Thich Nhat Hanh teaches us how to relax the bonds of anger, attachment and delusion through mindfulness and kindness toward ourselves. To be happy, to me, is to suffer less. If we were not capable of transforming the pain within ourselves, happiness would not be...
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Films For Action added an article on Dec 3 2014
After the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, I couldn’t watch the news. I couldn’t bear to see Lesley McSpadden’s—Michael Brown’s mother’s—face. Her eyes were my eyes. I remember when I looked like that; when I felt like that. My son, Alan Blueford, was shot by an Oakland...
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Films For Action added an event on Dec 3 2014
At 2:30pm we will meet at WEST South Park and at 3pm to begin a peaceful march of solidarity for justice of those who die and are abused at the hands of law enforcement. The march will start on the west side of Massachusetts and head to 6th street then we will continue back...
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Films For Action added local news on Nov 30 2014
Shelby Lawson is a student at the University of Kansas, majoring in Journalism and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Lawson posted the following to her Facebook page:  “Alright y’all. I’d like to clear a few things up. This is a general address to the long list of...
Films For Action added an article on Nov 25 2014
For anyone who recently attended the Fourth International Conference on Degrowth in Leipzig, Germany, listening in on conference talk, surrounded by the ecologically savvy, one quickly noticed that no one was singing the praises of sustainable...
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Films For Action added a video on Nov 25 2014
On August 9th, Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot a black teenager named Mike Brown. Since then, the city has been protesting. The police did not react well. Molly Crabapple is an artist and writer living in New York.
Films For Action added an article on Nov 25 2014
It’s been said that it’s easier to imagine the end of the world than it is the end of capitalism, so ubiquitous is the ideological project of neoliberalism in the modern world – like goldfish in a bowl that are totally ignorant of ‘water’, we often fail to notice how...
Films For Action added an article on Nov 24 2014
If you publicly dissent from and act against prevailing United States orthodoxies and the reigning US power structure, chances are good you will face personal and/or professional defamation and the charge of psychological unreliability and instability. It will be said that...
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Films For Action added an article on Nov 24 2014
As the grand jury’s decision on whether nor not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson loomed, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon told a TV reporter “he’s preparing for peace and war.” What the governor did, in the tense uncertainty preceding the decision, was pre-declare a...
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Films For Action added a video on Nov 19 2014
The third video in The #GlobalPOV Project series is an exploration of the poverty business. The poor pay more for everything, and such transactions are highly profitable for those selling goods and services to the poor. Profits are made on the labor of the poor, the...
Films For Action added an article on Nov 19 2014
When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Mo., during the summer of 2014, it will be easy to think of it as yet one more episode of black rage ignited by yet another police killing of an unarmed African American male. But that has it precisely backward. What we’ve...
Films For Action shared an article via Films For Action on Nov 11 2014
This is so so good.
One of the most profound changes that occurs when modern schooling is introduced into traditional societies around the world is a radical shift in the locus of power and control over learning from children, families, and communities to ever more centralized systems of...
Films For Action added an action on Nov 7 2014
The human economy is currently too big to be sustainable. We know this because Global Footprint Network, which methodically tracks the relevant data, informs us that humanity is now using 1.5 Earths’ worth of resources. We can temporarily use resources faster than...
Films For Action added an article on Nov 7 2014
I’m sipping a scummy pint of cloudy beer in the back of a trendy dive bar turned nightclub in the heart of the city’s heroin district. In front of me stand a gang of hippiesh grunge-punk types, who crowd around each other and collectively scoff at the smoking laws by sneaking...
Films For Action added a video on Nov 6 2014
Do you despair for the world? Does it seem like human nature will doom our society to violence and war without end? Take heart! This 10-minute video will give you hope.   Watch the full documentary this clip is taken from here. 
Films For Action added an article on Nov 5 2014
Did you vote yesterday? Are you under 30? Well, congratu-fucking-lations. You are among the few and the proud. Yesterday, Republicans swept to what I'm bound by day-old tradition to refer to as "historic victories," taking the Senate, increasing their majority in the House...
Films For Action added an article on Nov 3 2014
I never cease to be astounded by the way that some people react to stories of harassment in the street. Just yesterday, we shared a story about a woman who taped herself walking around New York for 10 hours and the unsolicited harassment she was subjected to as she strolled...
Films For Action added an article on Oct 31 2014
Tired of watching scary movies that all end up disappointing when you realize they're not actually real? Try some of these documentaries. They will frighten you. They will shock you. They will give you chills as your mind realizes disturbing truths about the reality of our...