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Monsanto Protection Act May Soon be Repealed Thanks to Activism
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...
Art Activism: Check Out The Beehive Collective's Latest Extraordinary Illustration
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...
Against Conspiracy Theories - Why Our Activism Must Be Based in Reality
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...
The Deadly Art of Activism, Perfected Over 4 Decades
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...
Art & Activism in the Age of the Anthropocene
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
Charles Eisenstein: On Movements and Activism
Charles Eisenstein on how movements for change can both disrupt and reinforce the dominate story they are struggling against, and how activists can learn to discern the difference. There's a powerful revelation at the end of this you don't want to miss.
Big Picture Activism
Despite the countless grassroots projects already under way, the global economic juggernaut can seem too powerful to stop. But because more and more of us are becoming aware of how disastrous the global economy is for people and the planet, I believe that the chances for...
A Life of Activism Gives You Hope, Energy and Direction
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.
Subverting Media: A Low Tech Guide to Information Activism (1998)
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...
Get Off the Bench and On to the Playing Field: A Guide to Professional Activism
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...
A New Fund to Support Social Justice and Activism
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...
Flashback: "Grinnell Activism, 1969-1973"
A short documentary on how activism affected one small town college in Iowa during the late sixties.    
Austin Revealed: Larry Jackson on Activism
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.
NEW AWARENESS: On Occupy Movement and Internet-Activism
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...
Inspiring Spiritual Activism: Free Hugs & Hacking the Matrix in Toronto
SHARE this video and SHARE the love.  -- This video demonstrates how Free Hugs can change the world and how you can do it where you are too. --
Abby Martin Breaks the Set One Last Time
On this final episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin, discusses the power of grassroots activism in getting the FCC to uphold net neutrality. Abby then speaks with Eugene Puryear, Organizer with the ANSWER Coalition, about effective activism as it relates to issues from...
...As Part of an Active Lifestyle
This is a short documentary looking at the state of political involvement in the United States in 2007. The documentary focusses on the peace protests of October 27th, and tries to answer the questions "what is the best form for activism to take?" "do we have a social...
Sea Change: We All Live Downstream
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...
Howard Zinn:  A More Interesting Life
Howard Zinn reflects upon social activism in an excerpt from the film ReGENERATION.
Wrenched
Wrenched captures the passing of the monkey wrench from the pioneers of eco-activism to the new generation which will carry Edward Abbey's legacy into the 21st century. The fight continues to sustain the last bastion of the American wilderness - the spirit of the West. From...
How Facebook May Secretly Foil Your Activist Plans
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...
We Are The World
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...
Satish Kumar: To Be an Activist You Must Be an Optimist
Although there are many challenges in the World, Satish Kumar reminds us that, in the big picture, it is Love that sustains us. That's why all activism must come from optimism!
Detroit Water Crisis - a Prelude to the Privatization of Water
 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...
After 150 Years - Water Returns to Maui Streams
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...
The Green Shock Doctrine: a Decade of False Climate Solutions
 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...
Justice For Cecily McMillan
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...
#ReGENERATION
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.
ReGeneration (2010)
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...
5 Broken Cameras (2011)
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...
Interviewing Nan
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...
Bayo Akomolafe: An Oriki for the Times
Bayo Akomolafe is a researcher, lecturer and author, as well as Coordinator of the International Alliance for Localization. This is his plenary talk at the Economics of Happiness conference, held in Portland, Oregon, in February 2015. The conference was organized by Local...
West Papua - A Journey to Freedom
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...
Permaculture and the Sacred: A Conversation with Starhawk
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...
APATHY: It's Not the Fluoride
‎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).  
Crude (trailer)
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...
“I used to be an activist.”
“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...
To My Friend the Climate Defeatist: Here's Why I'm Still In the Fight
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...
Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action (trailer)
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.
Hope vs. Fear - Motivation for Change - Anjali Appadurai
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.
A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle For a Living Planet (2012) (trailer)
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...
5 Broken Cameras (trailer)
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...
Derrick J's Victimless Crime Spree
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...
Rich Media, Poor Democracy (2003)
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...
Global Platforms - Take Action!
ActionAid Global Platforms is a worldwide network of training hubs for youth empowerment and activism. We train and inspire young people to be the creators of social and political change. The video is made by: Danni Folman, Lasse Bæk, Jonas Hesselmark. Speak by Anne Louise...
FRAMED
What's behind the West's fascination with "saving" Africa? FRAMED investigates the images and myths that cast a continent as a victim. What attracts Western activists to “save” Africa when we have our own crises at home? In American media and pop culture, Africans remain...
Everyday Rebellion Videoblog - The Yes Men, Hiring Unwilling Actors
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...
After the Encampments: #OCCUPYMIGRATION and #OCCUPYHOMES
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...
The Black Panthers Had the Right Idea
It’s kind of fitting that police officers Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo, murderers of Mike Brown in Missouri and Eric Garner in New York, were cleared of criminal wrong-doing in the last several weeks. The eruption of protest, activism and organizing in response to the...
Where is the Antiwar Movement?
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...