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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
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
Howard Zinn reflects upon social activism in an excerpt from the film ReGENERATION.
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...
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.
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!
 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...
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...
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...
 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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).  
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...
“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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...