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One Country is Digitizing All Books, And Making Them Free For Its Citizens
The news: Norway is well on its way to digitizing every book in its National Library and making them all free to access for any Norwegian citizen. That means hundreds of...
Films For Action Launches New Website, a "Learning Library for People Who Want to Change the World"
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...
I Want to Turn a Cabin Into a Little Free Library and Community Center
The 150 year old cabin has been home for many people and creatures. Now with your help I am restoring it to its former glory, with a little free library and community center.  
The Fiery Cage and the Lynching Tree, Brutality's Never Far Away
They burned him alive in an iron cage, and as he screamed and writhed in the agony of hell they made a sport of his death. After listening to one newscast after another...
Work: An Introduction
What is wrong with work? For the majority of us, most of our lives are dominated by work. Even when we are not actually at work, we are traveling to or from work, worrying...
Libcom's Guide to Organising
The problem: We wake up every day to go to work, taking orders from a manager. We sit at work counting down the minutes until we go home, counting down the days until the...
Syrena Fights Back!
Syrena is a squatted house in Warsaw that is home to 65 people, including a number of families. It also provides space for the Warsaw Tenants Association, Workers Initiative...
Sol Cinema- World's Smallest Solar Powered Movie Theatre
The Sol Cinema is a unique mobile cinema powered entirely by the Sun. We are based in the UK. Peek inside and see how we accommodate 8 adults comfortably for a unique cinematic...
Justice For Bloody Sunday
Five years on from the publication of The Bloody Sunday Inquiry, what the British Prime Minister should be saying about justice for the victims of Bloody Sunday. More videos...
Google And the World Brain [Trailer]
Synopsis: The story of the most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet, and the people who tried to stop it. In 1937 HG Wells predicted the creation of the "World...
Twittamentary (2011)
Twittamentary is a unique documentary about the everyday people who use Twitter. The movie is also a social media experiment which fuses together a Documentary with real time...
Gonzo Times April 2011 Issue 1 Mutual Aid Publication
Here is the first issue of Gonzo Times for Print. We ask that you print not only one for yourself but others to distribute in your area. Coffee Shops, Libraries, Campuses...
The Tyranny Of Compulsory Schooling
Let me speak to you about dumbness because that is what schools teach best. Old-fashioned dumbness used to be simple ignorance: you didn't know something, but there were ways...
No development without the participation of everyone
Here is an example of a consultation led by ATD Fourth World in Brazil, with Brasil pela dignidade, Verdejar and Raizes en Movimento. A group in Petropolis welcomes mums and...
When I met Kofi Annan (UN)
Years of struggle had long honed Aling Tita's powerful sense of solidarity. Her neighbors rely on her in many ways. She often supports parents trying to enroll their children...
I want to be heard
When Hurricane Katrina ripped through New Orleans, it ripped apart families and communities as well as the city itself. But through it all, the resilience of the people of New...
Film Review: Open Sesame - The Story of Seeds
Film Review: Open Sesame – The Story of Seeds Posted on February 16, 2015 by Nicole by Nicole Wines OPEN SESAME – THE STORY OF SEEDS
Films For Action Is Launching a Pay-Per-View Section of the Website
Hey everyone, after two years planning, developing and taking our sweet time to get this ready, we are excited to announce the launch of our pay-per-view (PPV) section of the...
An Introduction To Capitalism
At its root, capitalism is an economic system based on three things: wage labour (working for a wage), private ownership or control of the means of production (things like...
Angela Davis and Toni Morrison In Conversation: Literacy, Libraries and Liberation
Literacy skills serve as invaluable tools as we clear away the rubble in order to make room for a future peppered with the possibility of rebirth. Angela Davis and Toni...
6 Threats to Free and Open Access to the Internet
Many of us believe the Internet to be open and free for us to explore all known information.  Indeed, it is true that we currently can surf to any active website with our...
After Peaceful Oakland General Strike, Occupation of Building Leads to Police Confrontation
Last night, after one of the most remarkable days of resistance in recent history, some of us within Occupy Oakland took an important next step: we extended the occupation to...
Review of "The Dispossessed" by Ursula LeGuin
THE DISPOSSESSED is a classic of science fiction, and also one of the few novels, of any description, which deals honestly and openly with anarchist ideas, and, for this...
UK's First 'Share Shop' Opens for business
A new kind of shop is aiming to transform the future of retail by lending rather than selling items and fostering more meaningful connections with the things we use
Is 'Capitalism' or 'Crony Capitalism' the TRUE Problem? Finally - A Definitive Answer
Is 'true' capitalism good and crony capitalism the real problem? This debate has been raging for a long time and finally we have a definitive answer. This video kindly cuts...
Secrecy (2008)
In a single recent year the U.S. classified about five times the number of pages added to the Library of Congress. We live in a world where the production of secret knowledge...
The Revolution
The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their...
When The Man Comes Around
There's a man going around taking names...And he decides who to free and who to blame...Everybody won't be treated all the same...There will be a golden ladder reaching...
Films For Action Launches New Mobile Site!
January 25, 2012 - We've launched our new mobile site today, bringing the site's library of over 900 films, independent news and actions to the small screen inside your...
The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend with John Taylor Gatto
A Different Kind of Education from a Different Kind of Educator… The Ultimate History Lesson is a 5 hour course, illustrating the cause and effect relationship of how...
WeTheUncivilised: A Life Story (2015)
Grassroots documentary film, seeking to challenge the story of civilisation, by exploring an inspiring narrative of connection and belonging.  At the heart of our...
Family of Aaron Swartz: Pioneering Internet Activist's Suicide 'A Product Of Prosecutorial Overreach'
Open democracy advocate and internet pioneer Aaron Swartz was found dead Friday in an apparent suicide, flooding the digital spectrum with an outpouring of grief. He was 26...
Capitalism, Class & Class Struggle - an Introduction for (Ex)Dummies
Capitalism is presented as a 'natural' system, formed a bit like mountains or land masses by forces beyond human control, that it is an economic system ultimately resulting...
Programming the Nation? The History of Subliminal Messaging and Propaganda in America (2011)
PROGRAMMING THE NATION  takes an encompassing look at the history of subliminal messaging in America. According to many authorities, since the late 1950s subliminal content has...
The Industry
A look at the hidden force controlling Hollywood and the Music Industry...Things are not what they seem... The Industry, if you ain't got a strong mind, the industry will break...
Ursula Le Guin Speech Challenges The Inevitability of Capitalism
Ursula K. Le Guin accepts the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters and challenges the assumption that capitalism seems...
Israel's Military Has No "Moral Superiority." It's Time for Media to Cover Gaza Fairly
How commonly is the alleged moral superiority of the Israeli military invoked? So commonly that if you type “the most moral army in the world” into Google, you’ll immediately...
The Unlikely Librarian
A story by Our Better World - telling stories of good to inspire action. In an Indonesian fishing village where afternoons are spent napping, one fisherman is losing sleep so...
The Natural Teacher: 10 Ways You Can Add Vitamin "N" to the Classroom & Beyond
Not long ago I met some dedicated young women who were doing their student teaching at an impressive nature-based preschool. They made it clear that they’d love to pursue...
Who Owns the Benefit? The Free Market as Full Communism
There’s a wonderful phrase for how capitalism works in the real world (I’m not sure who first came up with it, but I associate it with Noam Chomsky): “The socialization of risk...
The New Website is Live!
Oo-de-lally!! After twelve months in development, the site has finally gone live! What started out as a simple plan a year ago to make a few minor visual tweaks and...
Films For Action is Ready to Hit the Tipping Point in 2012
It's been five years since the Films For Action project began in Lawrence, Kansas. It started with one simple idea: we can't depend on the mainstream media to inform us, so...
THE SKY IS PINK (2012)
18 minutes could save New York. PINK LINKS: Selected Compiled Research The Sky Is Pink- Annotated industry documents featured in the film...
The Fear to Volunteer
A story by Our Better World - telling stories of good to inspire action. A journey of discovering that following all the right steps or using the best methods may not be the...
We Don't Need #BandAid30 - African Musicians Made A Song Already
Bob Geldof is going to put out another Band Aid single, another rehash of  the grotesque “Do They Know it’s Christmas?” with slightly altered lyrics. We’ve written about the...
We Are The Ones
The structure of the World itself is such, it functions on Natural Law, and the Natural Law is a powerful, regenerative process. There is a process of regeneration that...
"This Ain't Capitalism" They Say. No, Actually, It Is.
It’s a recurring theme lately that whenever one will point out suffering and generally bad stuff happening because of Capitalism, right-wing libertarian apologists will...
Transcendence: The Mystery of the Human Spirit
The human spirit is the power to give form to our life and its corresponding formation field in a way that transcends an absolute determination [by materialist/social...
New York Suffrage Parades: Song of the Women
We stand on the shoulders of many activists who came before us. The women's suffrage movement was a nonviolent movement for social change that took 144 years from the...
Long Island Votes for Women Campaign: A Suffrage Centennial
Most of what's known about the women's suffrage movement has been reduced to a photo and caption of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, key players in the suffrage...