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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...
Never Trust a Corporation to Do a Library's Job
As Google abandons its past, Internet archivists step in to save our collective memory
Seven Things About Ronald Reagan You Won't Hear at the Reagan Library GOP Debate
Wednesday night’s Republican presidential debates are being held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California — so you can be sure that each candidate...
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.  
Save Our Libraries
Why do we need libraries, I hear you cry, when there is THE INTERNET? Well, the thing about the internet is that it'll only show you what's most popular, not what is BEST.  Do...
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...
Raising Awareness: Why We Shouldn't Take It for Granted
A dangerous thing can occur when you start learning about what's really going on in the world. The problems start to seem so complex, and you're just one person, doubts begin...
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...
Against Identity Politics
Spectres, Joylessness, and the contours of ressentiment
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...
How to Be an Anticapitalist Today
Anticapitalism isn’t simply a moral stance against injustice — it’s about building an alternative.
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...
Missing From Presidents' Day: the People They Enslaved
Schools across the country are adorned with posters of the 44 U.S. presidents and the years they served in office. U.S. history textbooks describe the accomplishments and...
"Spider Webs for the Rich and Mighty": a Libertarian-Socialist Critique of Criminal Law
As human societies have developed over the course of history, so too have corollary systems of order. In the most basic sense, the often informal development of customs, norms...
Donate Your Books to Prisons: How and Why
When you research how to donate your books to prisons, the same phrase comes up over and over again: that books are a lifeline for prisoners. As someone who is fortunate...
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...
A New Years Resolution For Everyone Fighting For A Better World In 2016
For 2016, we need a resolution capable of confronting the crisis we face, and making a future worth fighting for. "A Resolution" looks back on the crisis and confusion of...
Soñadora
Soñadora follows the story of Andrea Haro, from her rural upbringing in Pintag, Ecuador to her move to Rumiloma, a small neighborhood outside of Quito. It is here that she...
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...
What Is Anarchism All About?
Whenever public protests ignite into violent behaviour, the mainstream media are often quick to refer to “anarchy” and to “anarchists”. Those who are referred to as anarchists...