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Looking Forward to the Day That Nationalism Is as Reviled as Racism
Nationalism is a form of geographical racism that makes some lives matter more than others, and explicitly justifies that logic without apology. While today, not even lying...
Live Before You Die
Travelling the length of the country and back again with a pair of horses and gypsy caravan, Live Before You Die is the ultimate horse-drawn road movie, following a band of...
One "Piece of the Oppressor" That I Have Discovered Within Myself
One "piece of the oppressor" that I have found in myself during my inner activist journeys is my use of shame as a method of engaging with the world's problems. Having learned...
Capitalism Is the Problem
Over the last century, capitalism has repeatedly revealed its worst tendencies: instability and inequality. Instances of instability include the Great Depression (1929-1941)...
Berets, Badges and BLM - Meet The Radical Monarchs
Berets, badges, Black Lives Matter and social justice: the youth group for activist girls of colour The Radical Monarchs is an alternative to the Scout movement for girls of...
Brace for the Financial Crash of 2018
80% of the world’s oil has already peaked, and the resulting oil crunch will flatten the economy
Coping With Narcissistic Personality Disorder in the White House
I want to talk a little about narcissistic personality disorder. I’ve unfortunately had a great deal of experience with it, and I’m feeling badly for those of you who are...
The Age of Anxiety
I began to experience the crippling power of anxiety in my third year of university. The panic attacks were one thing, but the most horrifying thing about anxiety, the thing...
The (R)Evolution is Unity: Reflections on the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa
Habari Gani! (What's the News in Swahili, the greeting during Kwanzaa) Christmas Day in Willingboro, South Jersey - right outside of Philadelphia - was spent recovering from...
Positive Thinking in a Dark Age: A Guide to Gracefully Losing Faith in a Collapsing Dominant Culture
I recall a Buddhist parable involving a stick that appears from a distance to be a snake, causing fear to rise in the perceiver. As the perception shifts upon closer...
We Are All Stepping Into a Broken Future
Your feelings of pain and uncertainty are real. The world is now in a time of darkness. Shadows are all around us. It can be very confusing and painful. But it may reassure you...
An Irreverent List of Queer Resolutions for 2017
Welcome to ‘2017’, In the spirit of straying and emergence, I drew up a list – an irreverent list – of resolutions that I look forward to sitting with this year. Say what you...
Watch 10 Inspiring Animated Shorts Celebrating Indigenous Culture
With films like Pocahontas, Apocalypto, Peter Pan and The Green Inferno, it's safe to say that Hollywood has a deplorable track record when it comes to its portrayal of...
Living Through an Age of Unraveling: Reflections as We Enter 2017
 “There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.” ― R. Buckminster Fuller For the past millennia, our civilization has been built on the idea...
Why Are We so Attached to Our Things?
After witnessing the "violent rage" shown by babies whenever deprived of an item they considered their own, Jean Piaget - a founding father of child psychology - observed...
The Feynman Technique - 3 Steps to Learning Something New
Richard Feynman was a physicist who received a nobel prize for his work in quantum electrodynamics. He was notorious for asking his mathematicians to explain concepts in simple...
A Deep Ecology Meditation to Connect You With Nature
Stunning imagery combined with words (starting at 1:11) that guide you deep into nature; urging you to imagine you are river, following the water through the land, you are the...
How You Change People
This is exactly what we all need right now. Here is a great secret of life that you can use to change the hearts and minds of everyone in your world. Speech by Garret John LoPorto
Challenger - Voices From the Street
A group of street people in Austin, TX edit, write, and distribute their own newspaper as a way to help get them off the street. The Challenger Street Newspaper improves their...
Celebrity Is Not Just Harmless Fun – It’s the Lieutenant of Exploitation
Our failure to understand the link between fame and big business made the rise of Trump inevitable
Relatively Free - The Release of Barrett Brown
Journalist and activist Barrett Brown is released from prison after four years. On his drive across Texas to a halfway house, he discusses his extraordinary case and considers...
Is It Time to Say Goodbye to the Non-Binary in Gender?
Being defined by a negative speaks more of bureaucracy than of sex or self-expression.
The Limits of Anti-Racism
Antiracism is a favorite concept on the American left these days. Of course, all good sorts want to be against racism, but what does the word mean exactly? The contemporary...
99 Reasons Why 2016 Was a Good Year
Our media feeds are echo chambers. And those echo chambers don’t just reflect our political beliefs; they reflect our feelings about human progress. Bad news can be a bubble too
Stop Fueling the Anti-Russia Frenzy - It's Bound to Backfire
This week began with a mass email from the head of the Democratic National Committee, who declared: “By now, Americans know beyond any reasonable doubt that the Russian...
Ike - Knowledge Is Everywhere (2014)
The future of our children, our health, and our society, will depend on how we meet the defining social challenge of our time: developing a quality, comprehensive education...
Nonviolent Lives: Stories for Teaching Nonviolence
It’s time to teach nonviolence. It is time to flood the curricula of our schools with subjects that can improve human relations such as Nonviolent Communication, Nonviolent...
It's Not Racism Vs. Anti-Racism; It's Capitalism Vs. Socialism
Why instead of a more complicated understanding of identity, we need a more profound understanding of exploitation
The Deep Truth About "Fake News"
Peel back the layers of information about “fake news” and a deeper truth begins to take shape. We start to see outlines of hidden media worlds that give birth to very different...
Honey At The Top (2016)
Kenya: a forest people #fightback as they are illegally evicted, beaten & imprisoned - paid for by the World Bank. HONEY AT THE TOP is the new documentary from Dean Puckett (...
REFUGE - Human Stories From the Refugee Crisis
A small team of filmmakers set out for Greece, documenting human stories from the frontlines of the European Refugee Crisis, focused on humanity and hope. The world was...
Inside the Hotbeds of Israeli Settler Terror
Abby Martin goes on-the-ground to the epicenters of state-backed settler terrorism in Palestine’s West Bank, in Part II of her report on illegal Israeli settlements and home...
Palestinian Home Demolitions for Illegal Settlements Surging
The demolition of Palestinian homes for Israeli settlements reached a ten-year high in 2016. While this activity led by the fanatical settler movement is illegal under...
The Future of Cities
Oscar Boyson travelled to cities all over the world to learn about some of ways cities are changing, building and adapting for sustainability and livability. In places he...
Bernie Sanders Transforms Trump Supporters Into Liberals
Bernie Sanders spoke to Trump supporters, and the results were surprising. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. 
Unravel - The Incredible Cross-Cultural Story of Clothes Recycling
When people in the West throw their clothes away, their cast-offs often go on a journey east, across the oceans, to India’s industrial interior. From the Kutch District of...
The Incredible Story of How a Leopard called 'Diabolo' Became Known as 'Spirit'
What if you could talk to animals and have them talk back to you? Anna Breytenbach has dedicated her life to what she calls interspecies communication. She sends detailed...
CIA "Concludes" Russia Meddled in US Election, Provides No Evidence
'What we have instead are assertions, disseminated by anonymous people, completely unaccompanied by any evidence, let alone proof,' writes Glenn Greenwald
9 Days - From My Window in Aleppo
In August 2012, Syrian photographer Issa Touma awoke to the dawn of the rebel uprising in the city of Aleppo. He spent the next nine days holed up in his apartment, filming the...
The Lid Is off, The Truth Is Coming Out
It is getting harder to keep a secret these days. The collective shadow of our society, once safely relegated to the dark basement of the unmentionable, is now exposed to...
Fake News: Sensibly Navigating the Information Highway
Many people are telling us who to believe and who not to believe using lists of “fake news” outlets that  inevitably encourage censorship, yet there is a much more sensible way...
Could You Befriend An Enemy?
This is the incredible story of Daryl Davis. 
Solving the Education Disparity Problem
Interns at our college designed this Solar Powered Projector to propose insight into the gender disparity in school attendance, and why boys are 20% more likely to attend class. 
Black on Black Crime Isn't a Myth
Let’s talk about Black on Black crime. Maybe you’ve heard about it on the news, specifically likely in regards to Black people murdered by other Black people. Perhaps you’ve...
The Problem with Hating Our Enemies
He who fights too long against dragons becomes a dragon himself; and if thou gaze too long into the abyss, the abyss will gaze into thee. —Nietzsche
Trump: The Illusion of Change
“Only by restoring the broken connections can we be healed.” — Wendell Berry
How to Expose Trump's Dastardly Bait-And-Switch
Trump is not an economic populist, he’s just playing one on TV.
Van Jones: Only a 'Love Army' Will Conquer Trump
Though it's important to fight Trump's policies, "it's at the values level that we need to do a reset," says Jones
Activism = Appetite for Destruction
“The hands that build can also pull down…” (Jeremiah 1:10) Way too many people imply that unless a critic expounds a specific strategy for implementing a new paradigm, their...
A Library About Love-Based Activism
We wanted to put what we have on this topic all into one place.