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The so-called Monsanto Protection Act signed into law earlier this year caused such an outrage that people around the world are planning to protest the biotech company later this month. Now a United States Senator is expected to try and repeal that law after mounting...
The Beehive Design Collective's most ambitious storytelling illustration to date, Mesoamerica Resiste, is complete after nine years of production! ABOUT THE PROJECT Mesoamérica Resiste is the long awaited final installment in the Beehive's graphic trilogy about...
A talk given at Occupy Wellington, New Zealand, to counter the prevalence of conspiracy theories amongst the local wing of the Occupy movement. Kia ora kotou, thanks everyone for coming. First, I want to make it clear that I'm not here today to debunk or debate any specific...
From Nimbin to New York the legendary Benny Zable has personified the greed and evil of corporations pillaging the environment. In this short doco, Benny speaks candidly about his art and philosophy, and the reasons his character's darkness is a crucial componant of...
Part 1 - A is for Artwashing, B is for Bicycle , C is for Commune. Like lost shooting stars the orange street lights streak past the train window, incomplete shadows sweep
Do not listen to those who say there is nothing you can do to the very large and very real social and environmental problems that beset our world. I am not now talking about a false sense of optimism based on ignoring the several very real crises we face.
For an increasing number of young Americans, politics is seen as both a frustration and fascination. From the more simplistic, partisan electoral noise that crops up ever two years, to the deeper and more complex discussion of the issues, greater numbers are now beginning to...
From stencils to ‘zines to graffiti and poster art, “Subverting the Media” takes us on a trip through the alternative media scene. East Harlem muralist James De La Vega, anti-patriarchal poster collective “Sister Serpents”, Bronx-based graffiti group, “Tats Cru” and Sabrina...
Edge Fund launched 15 December 2012. Edge Fund is a grant-making body with a difference. We are a community of donors, activists and people from communities facing injustice who work together to support efforts to achieve social, economic and environmental justice and to...
A short documentary on how activism affected one small town college in Iowa during the late sixties.    
One of Larry Jackson's first acts of protest was his draft to the Vietnam War. His early political involvement lead to a life of change and activism in Austin. ----------------------- This project is produced in conjunction with THE AFRICAN AMERICANS: MANY RIVERS TO CROSS.
The economic globalization is increasingly being determined by the private economic sector, which has a dogma of deregulation and “liberalization” of the markets as a result. In view of the disastrous social and ecological consequences, this development needs a vigorous...
SeaChange Flotilla is a participatory voyage down the Hudson River in a fleet of full-scale paper boats, charting a course from upstate New York to New York City in a convergence of art and activism to coincide with the meeting of world leaders at the United Nations Climate...
In recent years, Facebook has become an unexpectedly crucial tool for activism. The social media platform allows activists to efficiently connect and communicate with one another in order to arrange meetings, protests and boycotts. Unfortunately, activists who once found...
After 150 Years, Maui's Streams are flowing again! Private corporations diverted Maui's streams for more than 150 years. Recently they agreed to finally restore water flows, and on Oct. 14, 2014. The water came back to Maui - courtesy of amazing citizen activism and an...
 Anne Petermann, has been banned from future U.N. Climate Conferances for her vocal activism. Here, she outlines the last decade of U.N. Climate Conference failures and false solutions. About Anne Petermann | Anne Petermann is the Executive Director of Global Justice Ecology...
 AtPeace Makita, a single mother of five children who turned to activism after her water was shut off by the Detroit Water and Sewage Department, talks with Dennis Trainor, Jr. about the Detroit Water Brigade and what it is like to living during the current push for the...
Cecily McMillan was sexually assaulted by a New York City Police Officer. She was than beaten, knocked unconscious, falsely arrested, and than convicted of assaulting a police officer. Her sentence was 90 days and 5 years probation,Due to the probation, It will be difficult...
This video plugging Avaaz.org exposes the myth of a fundamental clash between Islam and the West as a problem of politics—not cultures. It received over 1.4 million views and 37,000 comments on Youtube (right up there with Star Wars Kid), and helped secure Avaaz.org as the...
Host your own screening @ http://tugg.com/regeneration. The latest trailer for the award-winning documentary film that explores the galvanizing forces behind the Occupy Movement and the state of social activism among today's youth.
The award-winning documentary film, #ReGENERATION, explores the galvanizing forces behind the Occupy Movement and the state of social activism in our society. The film takes an uncompromising look at the challenges facing today’s youth and young adults as they attempt to...
An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad...
I'm fascinated by how the human psyche deals with climate change, whether denial, disillusion or activism. I took a rest from being a climate change policy analyst and ended up in rural England interviewing Nan, 78 years old. Curiousity took me there to understand why...
Starhawk, contemporary witch, activist, and permaculturist, spoke at HDS (Harvard Divinity School) on March 7, 2013, about how earth-based spirituality can inform and empower efforts to build sustainable communities and societies. Starhawk is a founder of Reclaiming, a...
‎The Punk Patriot on why apathy is caused not by fluoride, but by pessimism and desperation (and why activism should be FUN and make you feel GOOD).  
WEST PAPUA - A JOURNEY TO FREEDOM encapsulates the political activism of Herman Wainggai, a young West Papuan independence leader and mentor of the non-violent students movement in West Papua, as he journeys from Melbourne, Australia, to an isolated refugee camp on the North...
Three years in the making, this riveting new documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger tells the epic story of one of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet. An inside look at the infamous $27 billion Amazon Chernobyl case, Crude is a real-life...
“Back in the 60’s I was an activist too, but you’ve just got to learn how to be realistic.” These words seem to form a brick wall that many of us have run up against. The good-hearted person that just can’t help out anymore because they’ve gotten cynical or exhausted, usually...
My English friend Paul Kingsnorth was the subject of a long article two weeks ago in The New York Times magazine, “It’s the End of the World as We Know It ... and He Feels Fine.” A former editor of The Ecologist, Paul has gained new attention of late for his passionate and...
From the Director of Scared Sacred & The Producer of The Corporation "Fierce Light" is a feature documentary that captures the exciting movement of Spiritual Activism that is exploding around the planet, and the powerful personalities that are igniting it.
540 days in jail for dancing, smoking cannabis, going to court, and riding a bike. "Derrick J's Victimless Crime Spree", is a feature-length documentary chronicling liberty activist Derrick J Freeman's exciting first year of activism in New Hampshire. Download the torrent...
An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad...
A FIERCE GREEN FIRE: The Battle For a Living Planet is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. From halting dams in the Grand Canyon to battling 20,000 tons of...
If a key indicator of the health of a democracy is the state of its journalism, the United States is in deep trouble. In Rich Media, Poor Democracy, Robert McChesney lays the blame for this state of affairs squarely at the doors of the corporate boardrooms of big media, which...
How do you turn your nonviolent protest into a street theatre? By hiring unwilling actors, who might be very good at their job, like the police. In this video you will learn from the world-famous Yes Men how to incorporate predictable actors in your protest and create a...
An excerpt from Anjali's second TEDx Talk on the negative use of fear as motivator in the world of activism, suggesting hope as viable alternative to action. Part 2 is the full-length video.
The history of activism is a cat-and-mouse game of surprising tactical innovations that spark an insurrectionary situation and the counterstrategies developed to put down the revolt. In 1848, the invention of the barricade toppled the King of France and sparked a Europe-wide...
THRIVE is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what's REALLY going on in our world by following the money upstream -- uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and...
Deftly charting the sweeping socio- political changes of the Sixties that began with the Civil Rights movement and culminated with angry protests against the U.S. war in Vietnam, REBELS WITH A CAUSE is told through the eyes of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)...
When President Obama said he intended to strike Syria last year after the Assad regime launched a chemical weapons attack, anti-war sentiment surged in the U.S. Phone calls and e-mails poured into Congressional offices with one message: don’t bomb Syria. The president...
Does the concept of a living planet uplift and inspire you, or is it a disturbing example of woo-woo nonsense that distracts us from practical, science-based policies? The scientifically-oriented nuts-and-bolts environmental or social activist will roll her eyes upon hearing...
Lawrence, KS -- After 12 months in development, Films For Action has launched its new website - a head-to-toe redesign that lays the foundation for a vibrant community-powered news site dedicated to inspiring positive social change. At the heart of the new site is a...
Uploaded by tom chamberlin on 2014-03-21.   WHY KERALA, GRAMPA? is a 90min documentary film about activism in one of the most progressive communities on the planet.     Bill McKibben has written about Kerala. “This small state in India, though not much larger than...
Grasp The Nettle follows the exploits of a ragtag band of land rights activists in London as they struggle against corporations, government, police - and themselves - in their efforts to create alternative communities outside the framework of consumer society. "a vital...
Grasp the Nettle follows the exploits of a ragtag band of land rights activists in London as they struggle against corporations, government, police - and themselves - in their efforts to create alternative communities outside the framework of consumer society. When an...
Can you define eco-terrorism? In December 2005, Daniel McGowan was arrested by Federal agents in a nationwide sweep of radical environmentalists involved with the Earth Liberation Front-- a group the FBI has called America's "number one domestic terrorism threat." For years...
Junior Walk's path to activism was not an easy one. From living with contaminated water in his own home as a child, to being kicked out of the house for speaking out against the coal company, and being threatened by relatives and neighbors, Junior has had to muster courage...
The film follows the dogsled run of former Minnesota State Representative Frank Moe, who mushed his team of 10 sled dogs from Grand Marais, MN to the Capitol in St. Paul in March, carrying with him nearly 13,000 petition signatures opposing sulfide mining. Frank guides...
RETURN OF THE JEDI – This is the last of Generation Alpha's ‘Shades Of Green’ trilogy. Read part 1 here and Part 2 here.  Unity is found in diversity, or so the popular saying goes. In this way, unity does not imply conformity, and diversity d
Films For Action's City Chapter websites aim to provide a definitive web-based resource for the activist community of that city. By providing a robust set of information and communication tools geared to amplify the impact of local efforts, the website serves to build...