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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 Jan 30 2015
Syriza had 22 days to make history. This is how they did it. We followed Syriza's activists, candidates and leadership from the waterfront, to remote mountain villages, to the nail biting final days. A film by Theopi Skarlatos. facebook.com/EndOfAusterity
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Films For Action added an article on Jan 28 2015
This is an excerpt from The One Idea That Saves the World: A Call to Conscience and A Call to Action by Laurence Overmire. The House is on Fire. The people in the house are Sleeping and in great danger Seven of their neighbors will come along Each with an opportunity to...
Films For Action added an article on Jan 27 2015
Would any sane PERSON think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday, or that chopping wood and carrying water would have gotten people out of Tsarist prisons, or that dancing naked around...
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Films For Action added an article on Jan 24 2015
It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned -- and all through this long century of waging war on drugs, we have been told a story about addiction by our teachers and by our governments. This story is so deeply ingrained in our minds that we take it for...
Films For Action added an article on Jan 22 2015
Most white Americans believe they were born white. Yet their own stories of early racial experiences describe persons who were bred white. Which is it-nature or nurture? Neither. The social process that creates whites produces persons who must think of their whiteness as a...
Films For Action added an article on Jan 22 2015
“The economy inhabited by the vast majority of Americans grows smaller and more cutthroat, with nearly all the new wealth accruing to the rich.” Tuesday night, in his next-to-last State of the Union address, President Obama flashed the suckers a bag of tricks that has no...
Films For Action added an article on Jan 21 2015
In his testimony before the St. Louis County Grand Jury, Darren Wilson said he felt like a five-year-old peering into the face of someone who “looks like a demon” as he wrestled with Michael Brown, the black teen he later shot to death in Ferguson, Missouri. In other...
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Films For Action added an article on Jan 20 2015
While the glorification of American psycho sniper Chris Kyle on the big screen is atrocious, the movie's rewriting of the US destruction of Iraq and racist portrayal of Arabs is worse and far more dangerous.
Films For Action added an article on Jan 20 2015
It's become a TV ritual: Every year in mid-January, around the time of Martin Luther King's birthday, we get perfunctory network news reports about "the slain civil rights leader." The remarkable thing about this annual review of King's life is that several years — his last...
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Films For Action added a video on Jan 20 2015
You wouldn’t love it if you knew what it was made from. Tell Doritos and PepsiCo to adopt a responsible palm oil policy, and save our rainforests: http://smarturl.it/Doritos Some Doritos flavours contain palm oil. Doritos' parent company, PepsiCo, buys 427,500 tonnes of palm...
Films For Action added an article on Jan 20 2015
I have mixed emotions about Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For me, it’s a time of hopeful celebration — but also of cautionary vigilance. I celebrate an extraordinary man of courage and conviction and his remarkable achievements and hope that I can behave in a manner that honors...
Films For Action added a video on Jan 20 2015
A discussion on King’s vision of economic justice, and how so little has changed for America’s most oppressed.  
Films For Action added an article on Jan 19 2015
“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” Democracy is dead. It has always been an afflicted creature - hobbling about - wounded at its very being. An enslaving...
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Films For Action shared a video via Sarah Verde on Jan 19 2015
The division of the world's peoples into distinct groups - "red," "black," "white" or "yellow" peoples - has became so deeply imbedded in our psyches, so widely accepted, many would promptly dismiss as crazy any suggestion of its falsity. Yet, that's exactly what this...
Films For Action added a video on Jan 19 2015
You may know exactly what race you are, but how would you prove it if somebody disagreed with you? Jenée Desmond Harris explains. And for more on how race is a social construct, see this and this.
Films For Action added an article on Jan 19 2015
Martin Luther King Jr. had more than “a dream,” but you might not notice that on Monday during observances for his birthday. Somewhere between his assassination and today began an MLK-neutering campaign meant to turn the famed agitator’s holiday into a national Day of...
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Films For Action added an article on Jan 19 2015
After the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo, which killed 12 people including the editor and four other cartoonists, and the murder of four Jews at a kosher supermarket shortly after, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared "a war against terrorism, against jihadism...
Films For Action added an article on Jan 16 2015
In your weekly, admittedly rhetorical WTF-is-wrong-with-this-country turn, it seems cops in South Florida have been using real photos of real black men - bullet-riddled, obviously, when they're done with them - as target practice at their shooting range, an endearing ritual...
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Films For Action added an article on Jan 16 2015
“Je suis Charlie. Tout est pardonné.” Muhammad in tears adorns the new cover of Charlie Hebdo: “I am Charlie. All is forgiven.” This is bigger than satire. I take a deep breath, uncertain how to write about last week’s insane shooting spree in Paris. My daughter and her...
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Films For Action added an article on Jan 16 2015
"Violence and killing are the consequences of this hateful programming . . . And look who profits." In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack, Fox News has gone on a hate-spree of invective about all Muslims being to blame for the actions of a handful of criminals. The tirade...
Films For Action shared a video via Films For Action on Jan 15 2015
This groundbreaking documentary dissects a slanderous aspect of cinematic history that has run virtually unchallenged from the earliest days of silent film to today's biggest Hollywood blockbusters. Featuring acclaimed author Dr. Jack Shaheen, the film explores a long line of...
Films For Action added an article on Jan 13 2015
The terrorist attack in France that took place at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo was not about free speech. It was not about radical Islam. It did not illustrate the fictitious clash of civilizations. It was a harbinger of an emerging dystopia where the wretched of...
Films For Action added an article on Jan 13 2015
After the Paris massacre, European governments should resist narratives of civilizational conflict and push for a ceasefire in the Syrian war. The recent attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which left a dozen editors and cartoonists dead, has renewed...
Films For Action added an article on Jan 12 2015
More than 20 years ago, the psychologist Arthur Aron succeeded in making two strangers fall in love in his laboratory. Last summer, I applied his technique in my own life, which is how I found myself standing on a bridge at midnight, staring into a man’s eyes for exactly four...
Films For Action added a video on Jan 12 2015
Ethnic Notions is Marlon Riggs' Emmy-winning documentary that takes viewers on a disturbing voyage through American history, tracing for the first time the deep-rooted stereotypes which have fueled anti-black prejudice. Through these images we can begin to understand the...
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Films For Action added a video on Jan 12 2015
It is no longer acceptable to live an unfulfilling life, or participate in habits which cause degeneration in health, the environment, and/or relationships. Credits: Jamie Dunmore
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Films For Action added an article on Jan 11 2015
In this 50th anniversary year of the Selma-to-Montgomery March and the Voting Rights Act it helped inspire, national media will focus on the iconic images of “Bloody Sunday,” the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the interracial marchers, and President Lyndon Johnson...
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Films For Action added an article on Jan 11 2015
It’s past time to wake up, America, and look around Americans who live abroad -- more than six million of us worldwide (not counting those who work for the U.S. government) -- often face hard questions about our country from people we live among. Europeans, Asians, and...
Films For Action added an article on Jan 11 2015
How capitalism functions like a religion Capitalism is not a religion, but there are two broad ways in which it is like a religion. In the ways that it encourages blind belief and discourages critical thinking. In the ways that it molds and influences social and...
Films For Action added a video on Jan 10 2015
Structural violence kills more people every year than terrorism, religious extremism, crime or war.
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Films For Action added an article on Jan 10 2015
Love of stuff will make you unhappy: You know this, and in case you forget, there is probably, somewhere, some version of A Christmas Carol playing on television right now to remind you. But in a release from the American Psychological Association, psychology professor Tim...
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Films For Action added an article on Jan 10 2015
As the editor of a progressive Jewish and interfaith magazine that has often articulated views that have prompted condemnation from both Right and Left, I had good reason to be scared by the murders of fellow journalists in Paris. Having won the 2014 "Magazine of the Year"...
Films For Action added a video on Jan 10 2015
The World's largest environmental organizations are failing to address the single most destructive force facing the planet today. Follow the shocking, yet humorous journey of an aspiring environmentalist as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing...
Films For Action added a video on Jan 9 2015
Riffing off an article by Gawker columnist Cord Jefferson yesterday, Jefferson and MSNBC host Chris Hayes satirized the right's concern with "black on black violence," rolling footage of a recent "surf riot" from Huntington Beach and asking when "the white community would...
Films For Action added an article on Jan 9 2015
The recent attack on the headquarters of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo was devastating, underscoring violent times under the treacherous shadow of terrorism. We must take care not to lace our grief with hate, vengeance and more violence by misconstruing our...
Films For Action added an article on Jan 9 2015
Sharif and Said Kouashi, the two brothers for whom the French police are searching, were born in Paris of Algerian parents, Mokhtar et Freiha Méguireche, according to a profile published by Le Monde. Said was born in 1980. Sharif was born in 1982. The brothers were poor and...
Films For Action added an article on Jan 9 2015
'If this attack is allowed to feed discrimination and prejudice, it will be playing straight into the hands of extremists whose clear aim is to divide religions and societies.' As people across France and around the world mourn the death of the twelve people killed at the...
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Films For Action added an article on Jan 8 2015
In less than an hour of the dreadful shooting of 12 people at the French magazine Charlie Hebdo, the politicians had already started to lie to their own public. John Kerry, US Secretary of State, declared that, “freedom of expression is not able to be killed by this kind of...
Films For Action added a video on Jan 8 2015
Do you think it's only fair that there be a White History Month? Then we've got the soda for you!
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Films For Action added an article on Jan 8 2015
For generations, white households have enjoyed far greater access to wealth and security than their black counterparts. As protesters march through our cities to remind us that black lives matter, grievances about our racially fractured society extend far beyond...
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