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Climate Change, Peak Oil, Business As Usual. Or... Transition
The Waxman-Markey Climate Bill is a political compromise that makes Coal, Electric Industries Big Winners in the Climate Bill Deal, but simply doesn't address the factual...
Civil Libertarian Rips Obama's Speech: All Bells And Whistles
In an interview with the Huffington Post shortly after Obama concluded his remarks at the National Archives, Ratner expressed disappointment and even a tinge of anger at the...
Like Iraq, the "Facts" Regarding 9/11 Were "Fixed Around the Policy"
From: Washingtonsblog.com Three facts show that the government "fixed the facts" regarding 9/11 around a policy decision to exonerate the government from any blame...
Ban Fast Food Near Schools
By Micah White. From: http://www.adbusters.org/blogs/blackspot_blog/ban_fast_food_near_schools.html I was recently driving past a public high school during its lunch break...
New Shareable Widget: Add Films For Action Videos to Your Blog or Website
We've been busy the last few days developing a sharable widget that makes it easy to embed Films For Action videos within your own blog or website. The widget below displays...
Peace Is Patriotic (And That's The Problem)
"We Americans claim to be a peace-loving people. We hate bloodshed; we are opposed to violence. Yet we go into spasms of joy over the possibility of projecting dynamite bombs...
C02 Control: By Legislation or Regulation?
As of last Monday, the Kansas Governor, Mark Parkinson, traded a 900MW coal fired plant for a tepid state energy policy, and the Legislature went along.  The agreement first of...
Daniel Quinn: The New Renaissance
People often ask me if I have any hope for our survival. What they really want to know, of course, is whether I can provide them with some grounds for hope. I am hopeful...
The Fatal Thread: Torture, War and the Imperial Project
From: Counterpunch.org With the release of the U.S. Senate's report on the Bush Administration torture program, it is now incontrovertibly clear -- and officially established...
Daniel Sunjata: Intellectual Dishonesty In The Age Of Universal Deceit
"The inert masses are mentally and spiritually ill equipped to deal with reality, so they block it out of their minds - aided of course, by the corporate media and the...
Kansas Coal Plant Compromise
It's always disheartening (for all parties) when political expediency determines policy rather than ethics, science, or conviction. But that said, the deal that Governor...
Support the Monetary Reform Act - Oppose the Bank Bailouts!
Dear Fellow American Citizen: The ongoing, severe economic turmoil in our nation - destined to get worse if the right remedy is not enacted - was predicted in our video The...
Envisioning Light Rail in Kansas City
Film Screening: THE MONEY MASTERS pt. 1 - Friday, May 8th
7:00pm - 8:30pm / Alderson Auditorium (4th floor of the KU Union). Lawrence, KS / FREE THE MONEY MASTERS is a 3 1/2 hour non-fiction, historical documentary that traces the...
Your Favorite 'Natural' Brands May Not Be What They Seem
From: mercola.com Burt’s Bees lip balm was originally sold at independently owned health food stores. But more recently, Burt's Bees products have appeared everywhere -- in...
Film Screening: MONEY AS DEBT - Wednesday, April 29th
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 7:00pm - 8:00pm Location: Kansas University Union Alderson Auditorium Lawrence, KSFREEElizabeth J. Kucinich, monetary reform activist and partner...
10 Big, Really Hard Things We Can Do to Save the Planet
From: WorldChanging.comTraditionally, this is a day devoted to making green accessible to all. It's a day when each of us is invited to take small, individual steps toward...
Are Members of Congress (and Maybe Even the President) Being Blackmailed?
by Dave Lindorff From ThisCantBeHappening.net For some time now, many Americans have wondered how Congress, the elected body that the nation’s Founding Fathers saw as the...
Naomi Klein: HopeOver, HopeLash, HopeBreak: A Lexicon of Disappointment
All is not well in Obamafanland. It's not clear exactly what accounts for the change of mood. Maybe it was the rancid smell emanating from Treasury's latest bank bailout. Or...
Should Obama Control the Internet?
Should President Obama have the power to shut down domestic Internet traffic during a state of emergency? Senators John Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine)...
Will Obama be the Great Pacifier?
Obama hides the true negligence and injustice of protecting those who have committed war crimes behind flowery language, behind touching calls for "unity" and "looking to the...
Why Is America Apathetic? Aw, Screw It, Who cares..
Tim Hjersted, Films For Action media revolutionary, enjoys biking around town, reading the “Tao Te Ching” for the 15th time, and going ape-shit on apathy Gavon Leseig​: In...
The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery?
Corrections Corporation of America, a private firm that operates prisons like this one in California City, Ca., saw its revenue from holding immigrants jump to $95 million in...
Who Should Resist, and Who Will Become Serfs?
America is devolving into a third-world nation. And if we do not immediately halt our elite's rapacious looting of the public treasury we will be left with trillions in debts...
LEAP In the News - End Drug Prohibition Now
I first heard one of LEAP's speakers back in 2006 at the Lawrence Library. Backed with considerable first-hand experience, their indictment of the War on Drugs is definitive...
Preparing for Civil Unrest in America
The financial meltdown has unleashed a latent and emergent social crisis across the United States. What is at stake is the fraudulent confiscation of lifelong savings and...
Beyond Elections in the Americas: An Interview with Michael Fox
The new documentary Beyond Elections: Redefining Democracy in the Americas (buy from PM Press) proves that democracy can and should be more than casting a ballot every four...
We're getting bought by Google Video
That's right. We're selling out. We got a rather scrupulous offer from Google to sell FFA, and we thought, screw it. Now that Obama's in power we don't need activism to change...
A Crack in Capitalismo's Facade
For much of the 20th century, Latin America was the backyard of the stronger, more powerful United States. Any Latin American government unfriendly to the neoliberal ideology...
Lights, Camera, Films For Action
Try as they might, Michael Moore and Morgan Spurlock can only make so many flicks. If it seems like those are the only two documentary filmmakers who stir the pot on a regular...
Anarchonomics
If the anarchists who populate Lawrence’s Solidarity! Revolutionary Center and Radical Library felt like rubbing it in, they might well stand on the roof and yell, “I TOLD YOU...
Are Wikipedia and Google homogenizing our culture?
“The one who controls the search results controls the searcher” may be an apt motto for our era. The sad truth about the Internet is that what started as a liberating...
Sick in the head:  Why America Won't Get the Health-care System it Needs
By Scott Horton From Harper's Magazine: When Congress is in session, Michigan Congressman John Conyers holds a regular public meeting at the Rayburn House Office Building...
Big Idea: Rights for Nature
Last September Ecuador approved a constitutional amendment that protects the rights of Pachamama, Mother Earth. By affirming the rights of nature, “where life is reproduced and...
Media Matters: Asymmetrical Class Warfare
The media are outraged at the "class warfare" supposedly present in President Obama's budget plans. In the past few days alone, Michelle Bernard said Barack Obama "was almost...
Sonoma Mountain Village: Is Green Suburbia Possible?
Forty miles north of San Francisco, on the site of a former industrial park, work is underway on the ambitious new Sonoma Mountain Village, a 200-acre development that aims to...
Vote Now For the One Flag
about one flag competition Design is at war with itself. We are taught that design is about finding solutions. But the success of these solutions is judged so narrowly – Did...
Tell Congress We Want Single Payer Heatlh Care
Update: Over 25,000 readers have urged their Representatives and Senators to support Single Payer Health Care. Won't you join them? Take 90 seconds and write your Reps...
High-Fructose Corn Syrup: Can You Stomach the Facts?
By Scott Starret From our good friends at the rathaus: It’s not the milk mustache, but high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is being promoted in a series of advertisements to...
The Great College Hoax
By Kathy Kristof. From http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2009/0202/060.htmlAs steadily as ivy creeps up the walls of its well-groomed campuses, the education industrial complex has...
The Whole World Is Rioting as the Economic Crisis Worsens -- Why Aren't We?
It's not a new trend: A wave of upheaval is spreading from the poorer countries on the periphery of the global economy to the prosperous core.Over the past few years, a...
The War on Terror is a Hoax
By Paul Craig Roberts According to US government propaganda, terrorist cells are spread throughout America, making it necessary for the government to spy on all Americans and...
Bailout Recipients Hosted Call To Defeat Key Labor Bill
By Sam Stein. From HuffingtonPost.com: Three days after receiving $25 billion in federal bailout funds, Bank of America Corp. hosted a conference call with conservative...
You Are Being Lied to About Pirates
By Johann Hari. From the HuffingtonPost.com: Who imagined that in 2009, the world's governments would be declaring a new War on Pirates? As you read this, the British Royal...
Dreaming of a Buy-Nothing Christmas
It’s kind of funny that for several years being an atheist I still  celebrated Christmas because that’s what I’d always done.  The last several years I’ve been gradually...
Sustainable Government: A Radical Plan for Funding a New Deal
by Ellen Brown. From Yes! Magazine:“This isn’t about big government or small government. It’s about building a smarter government that focuses on what works.” – Barack Obama...
The Good Consumer
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