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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...
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.
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...
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...
A short documentary on how activism affected one small town college in Iowa during the late sixties.    
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
Bali is a little island with a big problem - it's drowning in trash. In this short film, host & pro-surfer, Kyle Thiermann, shows the good, the bad, and the ugly of Indonesia and what we can do to restore it to the pristine, tropical paradise it once was.
The Hero Hatchery is setting out to crowdfund the best and brightest climate activists, connect us all with the world's most effective agents of change via Massive Open Online Trainings, share where and how to plug in, and radically amplify the stories of climate...
In this installment of Peter Joseph's public access parody, the subject of Security and True Safety will be investigated. The evil terrorists are revealed to be at it again with a new airline scare; our Guy In A Tie reminds us of who is in control and a special award show...
Jen Slotterback was hiking in her favorite park when she found signs of surveying for industrial gas drilling, or fracking. She went home and told her husband Jim, and although the two had never been actively involved in the issue of gas drilling, they immediately began a...
Things always find a way to happen ... A pen leaking. Your shoelace coming untied. Toxic chemicals in your drinking water. What?!Watch this video to learn how the more oil and gas companies frack, the more trouble is finding ways to happen. Learn More and get involved at...
Learn more at http://earthjustice.org/soot Tom Frantz has lived his whole life in California's Central Valley, where the small farms of his boyhood have given way to modern day mega-farms. The pollution from the farms combines with the area's other industries - oil, waste...
Inspired by the uprisings of the Arab Spring, filmmaker Rodrigo Dorfman embarks on an exploration of his roots in 1970s Chile, where as a child he witnessed the first peaceful socialist revolution in history. Fascinated by the transformative power of art, Dorfman uncovers...
People are waking up. They're getting involved. They're saying, "Not another day! This is where I mark the line." Their desire to change the world is turning from simple wishful thinking on Monday mornings into tangible action. The thoughts they used to have only occasionally...
With a growing awareness of mounting ecological, economic and social problems, there exists many growing currents of response. On one hand, more people are waking up. They're getting involved. They're saying, "Not another day! This is where I mark the line." Their desire to...
A Mini-Doc by Charles Robinson. "In late 2009 I was able to interview Peter Joseph, the creator of "Zeitgeist: The Movie" and "Zeitgeist: Addendum"; Founder of The Zeitgeist Movement, in his home. He described himself and his life in details in what is likely a rare...
A weekly free bike coop where you can use mechanics’ tools and expertise to fix your bike? Free clinics where schoolkids or neighbors learn to maintain or build their own bikes from used parts? Chauncey and Dash Tudhope-Locklear make a living repairing bicycles, but...
A film about the largest protest march in history which took place on February 15th 2003. The feature documentary hopes to be released in 2013.
In this clip from Democracy Now (democracynow.org) on February 9th, an Egyptian protester and doctor speaks from his heart about the beauty and creativity of the Egyptian people during the democratic revolution of early 2011. It is an extremely moving, inspiring, and...
A critical look at Norwegian fur production. The documentary follows a group of activists that in 2010 documented horrible conditions in Norwegian fur farms for the third consecutive year. We also get the viewpoints of a veterinarian and a zoologist, and see how they...
These days, I’m more likely to feel hopeless than sad, more likely to feel as if nothing is ever enough, as if nothing really makes a difference, as if our whole human civilization is unraveling and there is nothing I or anyone can do about it. It’s a different feeling from...
"Love is the felt experience of connection to another being. An economist says 'more for you is less for me.' But the lover knows that more of you is more for me too. If you love somebody their happiness is your happiness. Their pain is your pain. Your sense of self expands...
A taste of the upcoming feature documentary, Occupy Love. This is a community funded film. We are in the LAST WEEK of our crowd funding campaign at http://www.indiegogo.com/Occupy-Love Please check it out! We can't do it without you... \"Love is the felt experience of...
Peter Joseph is a director, writer, producer, editor, composer and creator of the Zeitgeist movies series. He is an independent filmmaker who has written, directed, narrated, scored and produced three non-commercial, self-produced and freely-distributed documentary films...
Utrecht, the Netherlands, March 2011: Noam Chomsky lecture on "Responsibility and integrity: the dilemmas we face". He spoke to students of Utrecht University on the responsibility of what he calls "intellecutuals", which he describes as "people of relative privilige... and...
It finally hit us several years ago. A heavily monopolized, commercialized and profit-driven media was choking the health of our culture. It was the problem that made every problem in our culture worse. But rather than wait for these media conglomerates to reform, or hope...
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...
The Yes Men follows a couple of anti-corporate activist-pranksters as they impersonate World Trade Organization spokesmen on TV and at business conferences around the world. The story follows Andy and Mike from their beginnings with GWBush.com, and on to their tasteless...
She addressed a UN Meeting on issue of environment. What an inspirational speech.
WORLD PEACE IS A LOCAL ISSUE documents how local efforts can impact national issues. The story begins in 1983, showing worldwide efforts to reverse the escalation of the nuclear arms race.
The Unist'ot'en, a clan of the Wet'suet'en Nation have built a protection camp to block the Pacific Trails Pipeline or PTP, in so called British Columbia in Canada. The PTP pipeline would bring natural gas obtained through fracking to the Pacific ocean and would cross through...
Artist Stephanie McMillan presents a very general overview and polemic about political art, the relationship of culture and politics, and the need for explicitly revolutionary art as a vital component of a revolutionary movement.
"People say that if I don't stop doing the work I am doing, they will kill me. Or they will rape me." Watch this for an inside look at the life of a human rights defender in Mexico City.
A new post-carbon era dawns as the old fossil fuel system dies. It's time to step up.   Last Friday, I posted an exclusive report about a new NASA-backed scientific research project at the 
An article was written in the Chicago Tribune on January 1st, 2012, addressing the death of a young school teacher by the name of Mary Eve Thorson. She stood in front of a moving semi-truck and ended her life on Thanksgiving Day, 2011. She left a 6 page suicide letter in her...
The beauty of hackers, says cybersecurity expert Keren Elazari, is that they force us to evolve and improve. Yes, some hackers are bad guys, but many are working to fight government corruption and advocate for our rights. By exposing vulnerabilities, they push the Internet to...
A former racist skinhead, TJ began questioning the ethics of the movement and began to speak with younger members in order to convince them to leave the movement. A fierce advocate against hate, TJ has kept his own name despite repeated death threats.
These three interviews show the entrepreneurial spirit of young people. From selling waters on Martin Luther King Blvd to a media start up, young people are finding ways to make a living in a tough economy.
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...
Young people today are discovering the activists of their grandparents' and great grandparents' generation. When we understand the sacrifices of others before us, we can appreciate the rights we have today and the importance of protecting them. The suffrage movement was a...
In 1913 a suffrage wagon began its journey from 108 Madison Avenue in Manhattan to Long Island to begin a month of intensive campaigning for Votes for Women. New York State won the vote in 1917, after one failed campaign in 1915. The suffrage campaign wagon featured in this...
New Iraq WMD “Curveball-Style” Accusation against Syria, Giving Russia a Way Out & the Evacuation of Additional Russian-Caucasus Citizens from Syria During my April 22 interview for Boiling Frogs Post EyeOpener Report (See here
The post-Boston geopolitical chess game is in motion. Boiling Frogs Post Vindicated in Its Analyses of Boston Terror & Predictions Over a week ago I began my interview and analyses series on hidden connections and intended objectives in the Boston Terror Case. In our...
CIA MO Not the FBI, Contradictions from Dagestan, Recent Shooting Incident in Dagestan, Georgia-NATO-Russia & More I have been repeatedly emphasizing the importance of going outside the US mainstream and quasi-alternative media outlets for information and new developments...