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The Olympics: Unveiling Police State 2.0
By Naomi Klein. From TheHuffingtonPost.com: So far, the Olympics have been an open invitation to China-bash, a bottomless excuse for Western journalists to go after the Commies...
Our Next President Should Support Direct Democracy
By Joel S. Hirschhorn. From COA News.org. Though many local and 24 state governments provide rules for some ballot measures and initiatives, they have been limited by diverse...
Iowa Pushes for More Locally Grown Food
By MATTHEW WILDE -- Waterloo and Cedar Falls Courier One million dollars just isn't enough. That may seem like a lot of dough, but when compared to the amount of money people...
Subliminal Advertising on the News
By Abigail Goldman-- The Las Vegas Sun: Oooooooh, they’re calling out your name. Two cups of McDonald’s iced coffee (BUY!) sit on the Fox 5 TV news desk, a...
Judiciary releases witness list for Kucinich "impeachment" hearing
Judiciary releases witness list for Kucinich "impeachment" hearing By John Bresnahan The House Judiciary Committee has released its witness list for Friday's hearing on Rep...
The AT&T (Democratic) Convention in Denver
Glenn Greenwald-- salon.com Sunday July 20, 2008 This blogger has obtained an image of the very handsome welcome bag that every delegate and member of the media will receive...
The Internet Is No Substitute for the Dying Newspaper Industry
By Chris Hedges, Truthdig http://www.alternet.org/story/92284/The decline of newspapers is not about the replacement of the antiquated technology of news print with the...
The Death of Nature
Psychically, the human/nature relationship started to crack when Judeo-Christian stories overtook pagan creation myths. Instead of being created from nature, humans came to...
Biofuels are driving the global food crisis
By Aditya Chakrabortty. From TheGuardian.co.ukBiofuels have forced global food prices up by 75% - far more than previously estimated - according to a confidential World Bank...
The Problem with Big Green
By Alex Steffen and Julia Steinberger. From WorldChanging.comDo small steps actually lead anywhere? We all know the theory that small steps lead to bigger steps, which lead in...
2008 Media Hall of Shame
If we could, we’d stick their photos up in a national “Nauseam.” They’re the media corporations, CEOs and politicians who top this year’s “Media Hall of Shame,” and their...
Revealed: Secret plan to keep Iraq under US control
By Patrick Cockburn. From the TheIndependent.co.uk A secret deal being negotiated in Baghdad would perpetuate the American military occupation of Iraq indefinitely, regardless...
America's Slippery Slope: What happens when we refuse to pay attention to what’s important.
By Sarah Nardi. From Adbusters.org:After airing a five-minute segment on the recent controversy surrounding racy photos of a teenage Disney star, longtime Nightline anchor...
Chicken Prohibition Favored by Some, Opposed by Others
By Michael Almon - Sustainability Action Network, Lawrence, KSMidge Grinstead of the Lawrence Humane Society has made a formal request to the city to END the raising of...
Facebook Suicide
By Micah M. White. From Adbusters.org:Like most Americans in their mid-twenties, I am a child of the computer age. That I did not immediately jump on the Facebook wagon is not...
Lawrence Lessig speaks at NCMR 2008
Films For Action will be representing at the National Conference on Media Reform this weekend
I'll be attending this year's seminal media conference in Minneapolis, MN this weekend. Last year's conference in Memphis, TN was an amazing experience and this year looks to...
No End In Sight
The first film of its kind to chronicle the reasons behind Iraq’s descent into guerilla war, warlord rule, criminality and anarchy, NO END IN SIGHT is a jaw-droppin
The Kansan: 'Uncounted' reveals missing voting truths
By Ramsey Cox. From The Kansan.com:Voters in Democratic-leaning precincts across the country that were disenfranchised in the 2004 and 2006 elections might be again in 2008...
Bronx 8th-graders boycott practice exam in protest to standardized education
By Juan Gonzalez. From NYDailyNews.com:Students at a South Bronx middle school have pulled off a stunning boycott against standardized testing. More than 160 students in six...
Net Neutrality Rock: "Help me become a law!"
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Heavy Cell Phone Use Linked To Cancer
ScienceDaily (Feb. 15, 2008) — An Israeli scientist, Dr. Siegal Sadetzki, has found a link between cell phone usage and the development of tumors. Dr. Sadetzki, a physician...
We are the world
From Alternet.org:This video
San Francisco Ecocity Declaration
From EcoCity.WordPress.com: At the end of the Ecocity World Summit 2008, Conference Director Kirstin Miller read a declaration. The text is as follows: An ecocity is an...
Is War, Inc. over-the-top, or not over-the-top enough?
By Jeremy Scahill. From GNN.tv: Back in 1989, in his smash hit “Say Anything,” John Cusack famously stood with a boom...
James Howard Kunstler: The Tragedy of Suburbia
In James Howard Kunstler's view, public spaces should be inspired centers of civ
Lawrence.com serves up a tasty brew of words
By Gavon Laessig. From Lawrence.com: The price of one of those venti frou-frou caramel abortion lattes you can get at the neighborhood beanery equals about 10 days worth of...
Unearthed: News of the Week the Mainstream Media Forgot to Report
By Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle. From HuffingtonPost.com: Crimes Against Nature Junk Science/Wolf Slaughter
Media Democracy on the March
By Eric Klinenberg. From Adbusters.org: This year, American voters will select a new President, 535 House Representatives, and 35 Senators. The winners will determine the...
Tuesday Film Screening Series starting at the Solidarity Library
Films for Action is excited to be collaborating with the Solidarity! Center to screen some great documentaries every Tuesday of the month starting in May. The Solidarity...
Stop waiting for 'leaders' to act on global warming
By Peter Asmus. From CSMonitor.com:Stinson Beach, Calif. - The success of the environmental movement in calling attention to the dangers of global warming has led to an ironic...
Black Gold: Screening in Lawrence May 19th
Monday, May 19th - 7pm Black Gold: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee A documentary film screening presented by Films for Action and sponsored by TwoHandsWorldshop.com Liberty Hall...
Join us for our Two Year Anniversary!
Monday, June 2nd - 7pm A documentary film screening presented by Films for Action Liberty Hall 644 Mass St. $3. Uncounted is an explosive new documentary that shows how the...
Gas $7 Per Gallon in Four Years
By Lloyd Alter. From TreeHugger.comTime to buy a bike: Gasoline prices in North America will soar over the next four years to $7.00, causing a massive jolt to the continent's...
UK’s First Planned Ecovillage Gets Go-Ahead
By Jesse Fox. From TreeHugger.com: After having their plans rejected once by British planning institutions, a small group of families has been granted permission to build a...
UPDATED: Pentagon propaganda scandal being ignored by Mainstream News
The New York Times has exposed a secret Pentagon campaign to infiltrate the
Mental Detox Week - April 21 - 27
From Adbusters.org: 3 ways to clear your mind You wake up, put on the coffee, and get ready for work. Then, just as you’re reaching for the cell phone, you remember that...
Our website switched servers and now runs blazing fast!
We finally got the Films for Action website switched over to some dedicated servers, and oh my god! it now runs blazing fast. Clicking on different subjects is almost...
Derrick Jenson speaking in Ottawa on Friday
DERRICK JENSEN - EARTH DAY LECTURE, OTTAWA UNIVERSITY Friday, 18 April 2008, 7:30-10:30pm (reception prior at 4:00-6:00pm) Ottawa University Chapel, 1001 S. Cedar, Ottawa...
Can We Solve It Like This? Why the We Campaign Needs Change.
By Alex Steffen. From WorldChanging.com: We Can Solve It is barely out of the chute, and already there's widespread clamor in the green media that its approach is, well...
Peak Oil - What it means to you
By Tim Hjersted. From Lawrence.com: You wouldn’t know it from the mainstream media’s coverage of rising gas prices, but the squeeze we’re all feeling at the pump is just a...
Who's afraid of Peak Oil? - A local look at a global scare
I was recently interviewed for the cover story of this weeks Lawrence.com mag. A great article by Frank Tankard. You can read it online here, or in the deadwood edition found...
Forty Years Gone: MLK's Dream Today Would Be Colored 'Green'
Van Jones. From HuffingtonPost.com:Forty years ago today, on April 4, 1968, a sniper assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King had come to Memphis, Tennessee, to aid...
CRUDE IMPACT screening Monday April 21st
A documentary film screening presented by Films for Action 7pm. Liberty Hall 644 Mass St. $3CRUDE IMPACT is a powerful and timely story that deftly explores the interconnection...
National Pentagon Radio: Has NPR become just another mainstream military mouthpiece?
By Norman Solomon. From GuerrillaNewsNetwork.comWhile the Iraqi government continued its large-scale military assault in Basra, the NPR reporter’s voice from Iraq was...
Join us in Minneapolis June 6th - 8th
I just bought my conference ticket to this year's National Conference on Media Reform. After attending last year's conference in Memphis, TN I wouldn't miss it for the world...
Kenya's Emerging Indy Media
Fred Orek, a cameraman and assistant editor with the Kenyan video collective Slum-TV, works on a shoot in October 2007. By Michelle Chen. InTheseTimes.com: While news...
Is There a New Dangerous Biohazard Site Coming to Kansas Soon?
By Stan Cox, CounterPunch.What would it take to convince you that your town should play host to the world's most feared human and animal pathogens? Believe it or not, five...
Inside the CIA's notorious "black sites"
By Mark Benjamin. From Salon.comThe CIA held Mohamed Farag Ahmad Bashmilah in several different cells when he was incarcerated in its network of secret prisons known as "black...
Is an International Financial Conspiracy Driving World Events?
By Richard C. Cook. From GlobalResearch.ca: "They make a desolation and call it peace." -Tacitus Was Alan Greenspan really as dumb as he looks in creating the late housing...