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In a Case of New Economic Slavery, The State of Kansas Is Losing Its Soul
"This is not primarily a financial issue. We are dealing with the very soul of the society in which we live, and it is rapidly disintegrating."
Where Films For Action Goes to Find Good Articles to Read
Here are some of the websites we like to visit to discover awesome articles to read.  http://www.commondreams.org/ http://ww...
Kansas Has Found the Ultimate Way to Punish the Poor, Banning Cash Withdrawals Over $25 Per Day
A dollar bill is a special kind of thing. You can keep it as long as you like. You can pay for things with it. No one will ever charge you a fee. No one will ask any...
Damn, Sam: Reaction of a Kansas Activist
Several years ago, I committed my life to trying to make certain that it was more possible for more LGBT youth in Kansas to see a light in the darkness. To know that they are...
The Problem Isn't the Color of the Oppressor's Skin - the Problem Is a Meme
Have a look at this 2 minute clip from the film Schooling the World: The White Man's Last Burden:
What Social Change Activists Can Too Easily Forget
I often think about this quote from Malcolm X. It's a point that really can't be made too often. Having become socially conscious to a certain degree, it can be easy to fall...
Humans Having a Human Experience: On Finding Meaning & Beauty from a Remix of Chardin's Famous Quote
There's a popular quote by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin that says, “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human...
KU Journalism Major Shreds "Case" Against Mike Brown
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...
Delaware Tribe to Enter Interlocal Agreement for Indigenous Agriculture Use of Prime Farmland
As a fitting commemoration of Indigenous Peoples Day (yesterday), the Lawrence City Commission will approve an agreement with the Delaware Tribe by wh
Today I'm Embarrassed That I Live in Kansas - Here's Why.
We are next to Colorado, but worlds away. People know that Kansas is one of the most conservative states, I think—and you might have heard of Fred Phelps and the Westboro...
US Freeway to Pave Over History of Native American Suffering
Soon, a four-lane freeway will slice across wetlands next to Haskell Indian Nations University in northeast Kansas. Over 100 years ago, this land sheltered Native children...
Lawrence, KS Film Screening History
We hosted a lot of film screenings back in the day. Since we've been focusing on the growth of our international website over the last few years, our screenings have slowed...
The Real Reason Kansas Is Running Out of Water
How to make an arid region bloom: irrigated farm plots (between 0.5 and 1 mile in diameter) over the High Plains Aquifer in western Kansas. NASA/US Geological Su
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: Join acclaimed director Velcrow Ripper on a journey deep inside the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Wednesday April 20th: The Economics of Happiness A Film about Solutions for Transition
Films For Action is proud to present a screening of ‘The Economics of Happiness’, a documentary about the worldwide movement for localization. Both hard-hitting and...
An Invitation to Promote Your Social-Change Inspiring Events on Lawrence.FilmsForAction.org
With the new site, Films For Action aims to provide a definitive online space where people can find out what's happening in the Lawrence activist community. Think of it as...
Film Screening of King Corn: Monday March 28th
Environs and Films For Action present a film screening of King Corn, with guest speaker Simran Sethi and co-director Curt Ellis. King Corn is a feature documentary about two...
The Root Problem is the Root Solution: How We Can Fix Our Democracy and Create a Sustainable Future
So, I was trying to get my friend to read a recent issue of Adbusters magazine. "You've got to read this!" I said. "There's an article about how the media today is owned by...
Rebellyious Artist Proves Operation Recovery, Fine and Thriving
Topeka, Kansas -- The streets of Topeka's downtown are typically ghostly on a Tuesday night, let alone any other night of the week.  For a capital city, it leaves much to be...
Rachel Maddow: Whats NOT the Matter with Kansas
Rachel Maddow hosted her MSNBC show at Free State Brewery on Wednesday, discussing current national and state issues, such as union rights and abortion rights. Maddow said...
Proposed Legislation Would Take Away In-State Tuition Eligibility for Children of Undocumented Immigrants
Right now in the Kansas legislature, there is a bill (HB2006) that is about to be voted on in the House (where it will likely pass) and will then go on to the Senate (where...
Film Screening February 28th, 2011
THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD is a screwball true story about two gonzo political activists who, posing as top executives of giant corporations, lie their way into big...
Let's Reach the Tipping Point in 2011!
Now that the new site has been up for a couple months, help us spread the word >> Our vision to provide a vibrant alternative learning library can only be achieved with...
The New Website is Live!
Oo-de-lally!! After twelve months in development, the site has finally gone live!! What started out as a simple plan a year ago to make a few minor visual tweaks and...
9 Years Later, Why 9/11 Truth Still Matters
by John Albanese On September 10, 2001, Donald Rumsfeld announced that an estimated $2.3 Trillion in Pentagon spending was missing -- and unaccounted for -- from the Pentagon...
The Tyranny Of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto
by John Taylor Gatto Let me speak to you about dumbness because that is what schools teach best. Old-fashioned dumbness used to be simple ignorance: you didn't know something...
Monday 8/9, a Film Screening of Dirty Business: "Clean Coal" and the Battle for Our Energy Future
In the digital age, half our electricity still comes from coal. Dirty Business reveals the true social and environmental costs of coal power and tells the stories of...
The Next Industrial Revolution
Films For Action will be teaming up with Karlin Family Farms to bring Lawrence a special event. At 7pm we will be screening the inspiring documentary "The Next Industrial...
The Real Story Behind the BP Oil Spill
You wouldn't know it from the mainstream media's coverage of the BP oil spill, but the 184 million gallons of oil that are now devastating the Gulf region is only a part of a...
Five Days of Events to Imagine a Sustainable Future: August 4th through the 8th
Wednesday August 4th. Film Screening & Speaker Presentation: "Sustainable Vocations and Emerging Green Economies" 7-9:20pm. Liberty Hall. 644 Mass St. Lawrence, KS. $3 Films...
A True Patriot Throws Away Nationalism
"Is not nationalism -- that devotion to a flag, an anthem, a boundary so fierce it engenders mass murder -- one of the great evils of our time, along with racism, along with...