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An Update on Films For Action + Chasing Ice at Liberty Hall, Saturday Feb 9th, 7pm
The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2013 and the best from Films For Action this Week
November 30, 2012
The Best from Films For Action this Week
November 9, 2012
Welcome to our first Films For Action Newsletter
November 9, 2012
S.A.N. Announcements & Events for October 16
October 16, 2012
Monsanto Protection Act May Soon be Repealed Thanks to Activism
Sibel Edmonds, Crisis of Civilization Podcast Episode 3 (Part 1)
The Mother of All Rules Governing US Media: Censor & Cover-Up US Government Criminality
Why was a Sunday Times report on US government ties to an al-Qaeda chief spiked?
Bangladesh Factory Safety Accord: The 14 North American Retailers Who Refuse to Sign
Elizabeth Warren Wants to Use the Fed for an Absurd Thing: To Help Students Instead of Wall St.
The Changing Nature of Work
Topless Women in Public Not Breaking the Law, Says NYPD
Why I'll Want to Drop Out of School if the Keystone XL Pipeline is Approved
Is Our Addiction to Fast Fashion Just Another Form of Terrorism?
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Films For Action presents a Film Screening of Occupy Love Monday June 10th
We've got our next event booked for Monday June 10th at 7pm at Liberty Hall. Watch the trailer: http:// www.filmsforaction.org/ watch/occupy_love_2013/ Join acclaimed director Velcrow Ripper on a journey deep inside the global revolution of the heart that is erupting around the planet. Humanity is waking up to the fact that the dominant system of power is failing to...
Kansas's Self-Destruct Button: A Bill to Outlaw Sustainability. Really.
Kansas, I love your sense of humor. It seems like every time the Sunflower State pops up in my news feed, it’s for something like this: House Bill No. 2366, a proposed law that would make it illegal to use “public funds to promote or implement sustainable development.&rdquo...
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Exxon Tries to Silence Free Speech & Fails + More of our Best Content This Week
"I cannot believe the fantastic selection and must sees of this week. What a fantastic thing to have available to us. Thank you - Mary Here are our top 15 most popular videos and headlines from the past week as decided by our community. Exxon, You Can't Silence Us: A Public Letter In a brewing scandal that should shock and trouble all of us, Exxon...
When Adding a Video, You Can Add Multiple Parts to Videos (Part 1)(Part 2) Etc
We've had a few video submissions lately where the member added 4 videos that are all separate parts of the same video. Video part 1 Video part 2 etc. I wanted to write this note to let people know that our video submission form allows us to post these parts all within a single video submission. This way, if a long documentary or presentation is broken into 10 minute...
In Memory of Aaron Swartz
"In your standard dictatorship, activists are brought out back and shot. In the United States' crypto-dictatorship, activists are bullied by the state until they go bankrupt, are buried under a mountain of legal woes, are publicly discredited or humiliated, or as in the case of activist and Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz , made to crack under the constant pressure, and commit...
Films For Action v2.1: Lots of New Changes Going Live on the Website Today
Woo! If you've visited the site today you may have noticed a few changes. After about a month of working on new changes to the website behind the scenes we finally launched the new updates today, which involved switching to a new, dedicated server. The most noticeable change you'll be able to feel is a significant speed boost to the entire site. Eli Dragen , o ur amazingly...
Lawrence Vision: an Alternative News Network for Lawrence, KS
December 5 2012, a new independent media project was launched on Facebook . Lawrence Vision aims to provide a source for news, ideas, perspectives, events and discussion oriented towards what we all have in common: a vision of Lawrence and the world that's thriving, sustainable, and more democratic. There are well over 20 community groups in Lawrence that are working towards this...
To Kris Kobach and other Kansans
Tuesday night I watched the election from Oxford with people from all over the world. One of the best parts of watching the election from here was having the opportunity to listen to my friends from other nations give their perspective on the American elections. Studying topics like citizenship, nationalism, and sovereignty in my course, Refugee and Forced Migration, forces me to question some...
Speed Levitch tackles Kansas & Missouri History in this Week's Episode of "Up to Speed"
Having met Speed Levitch at a party last year, it was awesome to see he is the star of a new show on Hulu where he takes on the history of a new locale each week commenting with the zany, sometimes poetic, often philisophical reflections he is famous for. If you're a fan of his most popular appearance in the 1998 documentary The Cruise, then you'll know what to expect. I was...
Troy Karlin Interviews Tim Hjersted, co-founder of Films For Action, on KLWN
This summer Troy Karlin started a radio show on the local Lawrence, Kansas AM station KLWN 1320 called " On the Brighter Side ." As Troy put it, "I turned off my television over two years ago...the news was getting so negative I couldn't handle it anymore. It made me anxious and nervous and even paranoid. I know there are a lot of good people doing great things around the world...where can I...
A referendum on Brownback
By Edward Flentje Reporters from Reuters, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal descended on Kansas in the last few weeks to cover a political contest they view to be of national significance, that is, a battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party in the reddest of red states. Never in state history has a sitting Kansas governor led a public campaign to oust legislators...
Films For Action presents the Midwest Premier of WITHIN REACH
That's right, Films For Action is lucky to be presenting the Midwest premier of the finished documentary film "Within Reach" here in our very own Lawrence, KS! We're also pleased to have one of the film-makers - Ryan Mlynarczyk - in person to intro the film and do a Q&A with all of us afterwards! I've personally been looking forward to seeing the final film ever since we hosted the...
Film Screening of Fierce Light with Director Velcrow Ripper
Environs, Films For Action and the Learning for Life Center in Topeka are all collaborating to bring you a film screening of Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action. We'll be very lucky to have the director of the film, Velcrow Ripper, in person to discuss afterwards. Ripper also made Scared Sacred and is currently working on his newest film, Occupy Love. Watch the trailer. The event is...
Good news: The Lawrence Peak Oil Plan is Finished!
In April 2007, Films For Action screened The End of Suburbia to an audience of 180 people, and launched a campaign to have the Lawrence City Commission create a Peak Oil Task force, which would study the local impacts of peak oil and propose recommendations for the city to take action on. At this time, Films For Action mailed to every commissioner and many of the planning commissioners a...
The Cosmic Beauty School - Lawrence, KS
November 13, 2011, Shannon Gorres gives a tour of the Cosmic Beauty School in Lawrence, KS . The CBS, now in its third year, is working to provide an urban demonstration site for radical sustainability, social justice, and holistic health. Here is how they describe their vision: Together, We are building an urban homestead, a learning laboratory, and community resource. We strive to...
A Review of the movie/website "Thrive"
This movie and website is making the rounds lately, so I thought I'd take a closer look. As a bioregionalist, I found myself asking a series of questions about what I found. So in the spirit of the website's admonition "not to take on, unquestioningly, a new set of beliefs," I share this review with the reader. How does the bundled mix of philosophies and theories presented on the...
Common Ground Program Seeking to Grow Urban Farming in the City
This is from the City of Lawrence: "Common Ground is an urban agriculture and community gardening program of the City of Lawrence and Douglas County Applications due: Friday, December 16, 2011 The City of Lawrence and Douglas County are seeking applications for an Urban Agriculture/Community Garden land use program (Common Ground). This Request for Applications (RFA) is intended to...
How to Add a News Headline to FilmsForAction.org
This tutorial video offers step by step instructions on how to add an independent news headline. Headlines are news stories, editorials, or articles that are republished from other sources. Adding content to the site is easy and takes under 2 minutes once you're familiar with the process. Content Guide: We want Films For Action to be a clearinghouse for the ideas, information and...
The Vanishing of the Bees
Pachamama's and Films For Action present a film screening of The Vanishing of the Bees, with the director of the film coming to speak before and after. Free State beer will also be on tap. Doors open at 6. Film starts at 7. About the Film: Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder...
An Open Letter to Our City Commissioners: We Need Visionary, Creative Solutions to Old Problems
Today's LJWorld editorial about voter apathy got me thinking. I also find our abysmal voter turnout deeply troubling, and I think I may have a solution. If we want to inspire more people to go to the polls, they need something to get excited about. We're going to be facing some serious challenges in the coming years, and this can easily get pretty depressing to think about. Simply trying...
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Sat, May 25
The Future of Food (2004)
There is a revolution happening in the farm fields and on the dinner tables of America — a revolution that is transforming the very nature of the food we eat. The Future of Food offers an in-depth investigation...
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Monty Python Explains Occupy Wall St. in 3 Minutes
A little bit of political satire on systems of government. This just about sums it up doesn't it? :)
Climate Change’s ‘Evil Twin’: Ocean Acidification (2013)
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Free The Press, Buy The Tribune Company
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Jon Lajoie's song for Quebec Students Against Police Brutality
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3 great FREE (political) films - Sun, April 21 @ 4 PM
THREE great (FREE) films at the Brecht Forum - Sunday April 21 at 4:00 PM Meetup.com and the Brecht Forum are being kind enough to allow us to screen three fantastic films on Sunday, 21 at 4:00 PM. Admission is FREE , as this is a 'fair use' screening...
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We are a group of ordinary people concerned about the various issues that have arisen due to the absurdity of the notion that a legal fiction with limited liability and unlimited resources is a &ldq
Lawrence Food Not Bombs
We are socially-conscious members of the Lawrence community with a passion for justice and direct action initiatives. Our backgrounds vary, but many of us have been involved in other local organizing initiatives such as Lawrence Fair Food and...
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Films For Action
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