Matthew Toplikar
Location:   Albuquerque, New Mexico
I'm a founding member of FFA and believe wholeheartedly in the idea that democracy needs a well informed public in order to function properly. Please help us make this site a tool to educate, excite, and unite people to create positive change.
Matthew Toplikar added a video on Feb 16 2016
Noam Chomsky on the U.S. Presidential Election and the Rise of Islamophobia
Renowned political theorist Noam Chomsky is often cited for his criticism of the US political system. In the second of a special two-part interview, Chomsky sits down with...
Matthew Toplikar rated Food Matters (2008) (trailer) 0.5 stars on Jan 27 2016
Matthew Toplikar added an article on Jan 21 2016
11 of the Most Sacred and Iconic Trees From Around the World
Originally published at Garden Buildings Direct.   Besides the fact they provide almost everything that both humans and animals need to ensure existence, trees signify that...
Matthew Toplikar added a video on Jan 17 2016
Paws of War
This short film highlights the non-profit organization "Paws of War" which rescues dogs and pairs them with U.S. Veterans.
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Matthew Toplikar added a video on Jan 16 2016
Noam Chomsky Interview:  U.S. Terrorism, Hypocrisy, and Morality
Noam Chomsky discusses his book "9/11" and U.S. foreign policy in the 20th Century in moral terms in this 2002 interview with CBC Hot Type's Evan Solomon.
Matthew Toplikar added an article on Jan 9 2016
PBS FRONTLINE's "Modern Meat", And" the Trouble With Chicken" (A Films for Action Double Feature)
How safe is it to eat meat in America? Two PBS Frontline Documentaries ask the hard questions about E. Coli, Salmonella, and other bacteria that are sending American families...
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Matthew Toplikar added a video on Jan 9 2016
PBS FRONTLINE:  Modern Meat (2002)
In Modern Meat, FRONTLINE takes a close look inside the world of the modern American meat industry and shows how this once simple product has turned into a much more dangerous...
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Matthew Toplikar added a video on Jan 9 2016
PBS FRONTLINE:  The Trouble With Chicken (2015)
FRONTLINE investigates the spread of dangerous pathogens in meat - particularly poultry - and why the food-safety system isn't stopping the threat. Focusing on an outbreak of...
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Matthew Toplikar added a video on Jul 25 2015
Where is California's Water Really Going? (And Where is it not?)
Comedian Eddie Pepitone gives some revealing statistics about how California's water is distributed during the most recent water shortage. (2015)
Matthew Toplikar added a video on Jul 24 2015
The Stanford Prison Experiment
The Stanford prison experiment was a study of the psychological effects of becoming a prisoner or prison guard. The experiment was conducted from August 14 to 20,1971 by a team...
Matthew Toplikar added a video on Jul 14 2015
How To Avoid Paying Your Taxes
Corporations and individuals are suspected of hiding $21 trillion in taxable income. How do they do it? AJ+ will tell you.
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Matthew Toplikar added a video on Jul 14 2015
Bernie Sanders Explains Why Elites Don't Want You To Vote
In an excerpt from the 2006 documentary "American Blackout" Senator Bernie Sanders Explains Why Elites Don't Want You To Vote.
Matthew Toplikar added a video on Jul 12 2015
Overfishing- The Consequences
How does overfishing affect you and the planet you live in?  This short film quickly explains the food chain of the sea and how overfishing affects more than just our ability...
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Matthew Toplikar added a video on Jul 8 2015
Why Big Media Shouldn't Get Bigger:  Bill Moyers Interviews Bernie Sanders (2013)
In 1983, 50 corporations controlled a majority of American media. Now that number is six. And Big Media may get even bigger, thanks to the FCC's consideration of ending a rule...
Matthew Toplikar added a video on Jul 6 2015
Real Time with Bill Maher: The United States of You Don't Wanna Know
Bill Maher calls out deregulators for shielding corporations at the expense of consumers. 
Matthew Toplikar added a video on Jul 6 2015
The True Cost
The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing? Rent or...
Matthew Toplikar added a video on Jul 6 2015
PBS FRONTLINE:  Separate and Unequal (2014)
Sixty years after the Supreme Court declared separate schools for black and white children unconstitutional, school segregation is making a comeback. What's behind the growing...
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Matthew Toplikar rated Why Do Nice Guys Finish Last? 1.5 stars on Feb 25 2015
Matthew Toplikar added a video on Feb 5 2015
Marine Corps Veteran Opens Eyes, Hearts, and Minds of "American Sniper" Movie-goers
How does modern propaganda work? How effective is it?  Marine Corps Veteran, Adam Kokesh interviews audience members exiting the theater after watching the new film "American...
Matthew Toplikar rated Virunga 3.5 stars on Feb 4 2015
Matthew Toplikar added an action on Feb 4 2015
Filmmakers Behind "The Corporation" Launch Campaign to Donate Film to 1,000 Schools
Get up off the couch! The filmmakers of "The Corporation" are raising money to launch a shorter, downloadable and affordable version of the film with a license for unlimited...
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Matthew Toplikar added an article on Feb 4 2015
Why Title II Reclassification for Net Neutrality Is the Biggest Deal Ever
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has confirmed that he will base new Net Neutrality rules on Title II of the Communications Act. He described those rules as "the strongest open...
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Matthew Toplikar added a video on Feb 3 2015
Why Is The Environment Not a Priority in Politics Today?
We love trees, we just don't really care about what happens to them ... The dangers of a weakening environment are evident, but environmentalism isn't a priority. Why? We have...
Matthew Toplikar added a video on Feb 3 2015
The Unknown Known (2014)
A glimpse into the mind of a sociopath... who just happened to be the United States Secretary of Defense leading up to and during the country's two longest wars (Iraq and...
Matthew Toplikar added a video on Feb 3 2015
Howard Zinn:  A More Interesting Life
Howard Zinn reflects upon social activism in an excerpt from the film ReGENERATION.
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Matthew Toplikar added an article on Jul 1 2014
Raucous Crowd Stifled in Net Neutrality Debate at Latest FCC Event
Albuquerque, NM -- Frustrating.  This is the best way to describe the first public FCC question and answer session since Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed his “Open Internet” rules...
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Matthew Toplikar added a video on Jun 19 2014
Student Gives One of the Best Cases Against Teacher Evaluations
Ethan Young, a student at Farragut High School in Knox County, Tenn., made his case as to why he believes the school district should drop the new national education standards...
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Matthew Toplikar added a video on Jun 16 2014
PBS FRONTLINE:  United States of Secrets (2014)
How did the government come to spy on millions of Americans? In United States of Secrets, FRONTLINE goes behind the headlines to reveal the dramatic inside story of the U.S...
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Matthew Toplikar rated Free Tibetan Singers 3 stars on May 13 2014
Matthew Toplikar added an article on May 13 2014
Grassroots Efforts to Save Net Neutrality May be Working
Concerned Internet users want to make sure that the FCC and Congress hear them when it comes to keeping the Internet open and free. Digital-rights advocacy group Free Press...
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Matthew Toplikar added a video on May 12 2014
Moyers & Company:  Putting the Freeze on Global Warming
Two leaders in the climate change divestment campaign on breaking ties with the fossil fuel industry.
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Matthew Toplikar added a video on May 12 2014
The Internet's Own Boy (2014)
The Internet’s Own Boy follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz's help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS...
Matthew Toplikar added a video on May 10 2014
Solar Roads:  The Future of the Highway & the Next Energy Revolution
What if roads and parking lots were solar, fueling enough energy from the sun to power nearby communities as well as electric vehicles? Scott and Julie Brusaw, the...
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Matthew Toplikar added an article on May 8 2014
Top Ten Bill Moyers Videos on the Web
Modern America has a strong generational divide.  Whether it’s cultural or political, there are a wide-range of topics that can be off limits when talking to “the...
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Matthew Toplikar added a video on May 8 2014
Bill Moyers Journal: Theordore Olson and David Boise on Same-Sex Marriage
Bill Moyers speaks with Theodore Olson and David Boise – the two lawyers who would later win the case proving that California's Proposition 8 Law (banning same-sex marriage)...
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