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In Defense of Food
Acclaimed author and journalist Michael Pollan argues that what most Ame
Environmental Film Fest March 31st through April 3rd
KU student groups E.A.R.T.H. and Environs are teaming up with Lawrence's best independent media outlet Films for Action to bring a week of events, March 31st through April 3rd...
Norman Solomon on the Military-Industrial-Media Complex
For your weekly dose of independent perspective, here's a presentation by Norman Solomon covering, in greater depth, the ideas presented in the documentary film "War Made...
After Watching War Made Easy...
To everyone who came to the screening on such a nice day, thank you for making the first show of 2008 a great event! We also want to thank Kansas Mutual Aid for hosting a...
Greening the Desert
They laughed and said it couldn't be done... but sure enough, a group of permaculturist's were able to turn an area of desert into a
Ohio voting machines declared an official crime scene
By Egan Orion. From TheInquirer.net:Alerted by Ohio's Secretary of State, Jennifer Brunner, Franklin County election officials have ordered the Ohio Bureau of Criminal...
Eliot's Mess: The $200 billion bail-out for predator banks and Spitzer charges are intimately linked
By Greg Palast Reporting for Air America Radio’s Clout While New York Governor Eliot Spitzer was paying an ‘escort’ $4,300 in a hotel room in Washington, just down the road...
Dismantle Globally - Renew Locally. Or - Protect your local landbase, you can't have sex without it.
What if you live in the most destructive culture ever to exist? What if that culture refuses to change? What do you do about it? Derrick Jenson talks about the topics covered...
Masdar City - Can the $22 Billion dollar project be truly sustainable?
With over a third of the world’s cranes hard at work building artificial islands, an underwater hotel, and the world’s tallest building, biggest mall and most...
Food Fight: A short History of American-centric Warfare
An abridged history of American-centric warfare, from WWII to present day, told
Iraq Vets Will Detail U.S. Atrocities in Winter Soldier Hearings
By Editorial Staff, AlterNet.org This week, on March 13-16, a new generation of "Winter Soldiers" -- veterans of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq -- will descend on the...
Zogby Poll: 67% View Traditional Journalism as "Out of Touch"
Well if you've been a regular visitor to this website or many of our film screenings, the fact that traditional journalism *is* out of touch with reality... isn't exactly news...
We're Back!
If you've been by the site recently you've probably noticed the site's been acting a little funky here and there, with site updates being less frequent the last week. Why all...
Handful of Congressmen Could Rule America in Event of Catastrophe
By Greg SzymanskiFrom AmericanFreePress.netNo longer do Capitol Hill legislators need a quorum to do the people’s business. Now under a piece of hotly contested legislation...
Action Alert: Help Veto the FCC's Big Media Handout
The Senate introduced legislation on Wednesday that would reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to let the nation's largest media companies swallow up more...
How mirrors can light up the world
[While this article was written a couple years ago, the solution it presents for our coming energy crisis is truly visionary. All of our past fuel sources have come indirectly...
A Look Back: Severn Suzuki speaking at the UN Earth Summit 1992
This video clip really hit me in the heart. It tapped into that same feeling that has driven me to help create this website and t
Rumsfeld Off the Hook
From Adbusters.org:“You want to feel important and powerful and dominant and in control of things? Fine, kill somebody, and while you’re at it, kill a lot of people . . .” The...
Trading Democracy for Corporate Rule
This 10 minute video is a summary of the top ten reasons to oppose the two w
Venezuela Strengthens Community Media in “Battle of Ideas”
From VenezuelAnalysis.com: By Kiraz Janicke.Venezuela's Communication and Information Minister, Andrés Izarra donated sixty-nine sets of audio-visual equipment to community...
Thom Hartmann: The Secret of "Enough"
An excerpt from Thom Hartmann's book, The Last Hours of Ancient SunlightFirst, the truth If you are naked, cold, and hungry, and somehow you get shelter, clothing, and food...
Envisioning One Planet Schools
From WorldChanging.com. By Sarah Rich.   The best way to get new ideas to take hold is to teach them to young people. School-age kids are impressionable and imaginitive, and...
The Big Idea of 2008: Building the EcoCity
From CommonGroundMag.com Over the past century, our cities have been shaped — literally — for the benefit of the automobile and oil industries. Today, with global oil reserves...
Hillary Clinton - "She can Save the GOP"
From GlobalResearch.ca:By Michael Carmichael “Clinton will be the Democrat, and I don’t know who the Republican will be, but the election will be about the war on terror and...
Join us for the film screening this Wednesday --   (Look below for the newest blog updates)
Wednesday, March 19th, on the 5th anniversary of the Iraq Invasion.7pm. Liberty Hall 644 Mass St Lawrence, KS. $3.War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose...
Awakening to the blob: how the media shapes our reality
Not just a book review of Thomas de Zengotita's Mediated by Maura R. O'ConnorFrom a very young age, I remember being asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. Always eager to...
Dance, Monkeys, Dance!
I am an animal. You are an animal. This isnt a bad thing. I
Complementary Currencies
From Adbusters.org: Makiko Takahashi lives in the central Japanese city of Okazaki. But when her 80 year-old aunt on the other side of the country fell ill, she still managed...
A Model for Eco-Urban Design
From GreenRoofs.WordPress.com:One of the world’s most inspiring green roofs is the ACROS Fukuoka building in Fukuoka City, Japan. It houses offices, retail...
Memo To Candidates: Green-Collar Jobs Means Standing Up for People and the Planet
From HuffingtonPost.com:For those of us who are a part of the movement for "green-collar jobs," Sunday's Democratic presidential debate was a real watershed moment. Clinton...
Finding Energy Where You Need It
From PostCarbonCities.net:A local energy system will be more resilient in the face of fossil fuel energy uncertainty, and it will look different for different places. A careful...
Don't Change the Channel. Change the System.
From The Huffington Post:Media critic Eric Boehlert recently summed it up, "Virtually all the corporate press does these days is shallow, polling-based horse-race coverage, and...
Terrorists R Us
From Adbusters.org: Most terrorists have mundane, apparently peaceful lives, but are just as cruel as those who behead for an internet audience. They are you and me, ordinary...
Iraq:  The War Card
By Charles Lewis and Mark Reading-Smith President George W. Bush and seven of his administration's top officials, including Vice President Dick Cheney, National Security...
Over a Thousand College Campuses Trying to Turn the Tide on Climate Change
From Alternet.orgIn Springfield, Mo., college students are about to see quite vividly how much energy they consume. Piles of coal will be on display in proportion to what's...
Watching the Watchmen
While I was adding some of our old press articles to the About FFA section I came across this old gem - a great interview Gavon Laessig did with Schechter last year, about a...
Kirkpatrick Sale: The Myth of Progress
From AWOK.orgI can remember vividly sitting at the dinner table arguing with my father about progress, using upon him all the experience and wisdom I had gathered at the age of...
Adventures in Obviousland
From EcoCityBuilders.org:Car Free Cities in the Big Picture by Richard Register Oakland, California So much that seems obvious from one person's perspective isn't from...
How Television Works
Devon Grey's new trilogy, The Corporate Media Survival Guide introduces view
The Mouth Revolution Begins!
We are fed up with the garbage we eat! The mouths are angry. The mouths are dema
You Won't See This on TV
After an initial invitation, followed by an exclusion, a lawsuit and an appeal, MSNBC successfully barred Dennis Kucinich from the Democratic presidential debate in Las...
Fraud claims emerge in US presidential race
A U.S. election watchdog claims to have spotted discrepancies between machine and manually counted ballots in the New Hampshire primary election. New Hampshire...
Join the Art Insurgency
By News Corpse: The past decade has seen an unsettling evolution of thought with regard to the artist’s place in society. That place has increasingly become a wobbly axis of...
Sam Suds and the Case of PVC: The Poison Plastic
Sam Suds, PI -- Poisons Investigator -- Protects the Johnson household from dang
The Economics Textbook of the 21st Century
From Adbusters.org:At the forefront of economics, major changes are happening. And many of them are changes for the better. The old economics view of the world, in which...
How Do We Share Design Innovation in Cities?
From WorldChanging.com By Justus Stewart To walk down the streets of a major US city is to experience the impacts of decades of bad design, in streets and sidewalks, in...
The Awful Truth: Election Fraud
Michael Moore nominates a 'plant' FICUS in the 2000 congressional election and t
Can Your Film Change the World?
Here's a big idea: Pangea Day plans to use the power of film to bring the world
America's Love-Hate Relationship with Drugs
By Bruce E. Levine, AlterNet http://www.alternet.org/story/72391/ While Americans are inundated with coverage of the Democrats' quibbling over Barack Obama's use of marijuana...
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalsim
In THE SHOCK DOCTRINE, Naomi Klein explodes the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically. Exposing the thinking, the money trail and the puppet strings behind...