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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 thousands of books will be available to anyone accessing the collection online with a Norwegian IP...
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 news site dedicated to inspiring positive social change. At the heart of the new site is a...
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 rightly condemn the barbaric killing of that Jordanian air force pilot at the bloody hands of ISIS, I...
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 about work, trying to recover from work in order to get back to work tomorrow, or trying to forget...
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 weekend, counting down the weeks until our next holiday, wishing our lives away. Or worse, we can't find...
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, Anarchist Black Cross, Warsaw Revolutionary Theatre, Amature Opera Front, Punk Yoga, No One Is...
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 Social Media interaction - where viewers can interact with the cast and production team, in...
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 Brain", a giant global library that contained all human knowledge which would lead to a new form of...
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 http://bloodysundaymarch.org/for_justice/gallery/video-library/
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, Book Stores and Community Centers may be some places you can do this. This publication thrives on...
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 to find out if you wanted to. Government-controlled schooling didn't eliminate dumbness - in fact, we...
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 in school, or applying for administrative papers from the City Hall. She plays a key role in making...
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 Orleans has been inspiring. Stacey first became involved with ATD Fourth World via Street...
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 young people, from the street library in order to work on the research all together. It is a first...
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 website. This section will feature films hosted by Vimeo, Youtube and others as well as our own...
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
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 Morrison explore this notion in a conversation that is essentially a celebration of reading and writing...
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 browser, and we can start a website or blog on any topic we wish to discuss.  And it is quite a profound...
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 an unused building near Oscar Grant Plaza. We did this, first off, in order to secure the shelter and...
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 reason, is one of the most oft-cited influences on anarchists today. To be honest, I wouldn't bother...
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 through all of the divisive rhetoric and misunderstandings and offers a constructive path towards...
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 down...When the man comes around...Words by Johnny Cash... LIKE the producers Facebook Page: Hunab Ku...
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 environmental and social crisis lies a story of separation. Not only does this story enable us to treat other...
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 dwarfs the production of open knowledge. Depending on whom you ask, government secrecy is either...
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 lives... LIKE the producers Facebook Page: Hunab Ku Productions...
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 Americans became incoherent, and thus how the American dream has was usurped by an international agenda. When...
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 pocket. To check it out, simply go to www.filmsforaction.org like normal and you'll automatically be...
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 years old. Swartz spent the last two years fighting federal hacking charges. In July 2011...
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 from human nature. However it was not established by 'natural forces' but by intense and massive...
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 been tested and delivered through all forms of mass-media including Hollywood filmmakers Alfred...
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 inescapable. Transcript below via Parker Higgins.  Thank you Neil, and to the givers of this beautiful...
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 you down, it's a matter of time...The Industry, vultures with nothing to feast on, see me, i'm...
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 kids can read. You can help this unlikely librarian put more books in the hands of more children in...
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 get a bunch of articles discussing the Israeli “Defense” Forces. Just last week, Slate’s William...
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 careers at similar schools. But they were discouraged about the prospects. Despite growing demand from...
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 and cost, and the privatization of profit.” That’s a pretty good description of what the state...
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: .rollingstone.com/extras/theskyispink_annotdoc-gasl4final.pdf Affirming GASLAND- Our responses to industry charges against GASLAND...
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 let's become the media ourselves by hosting documentaries on issues that the corporate media ignores...
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 navigational changes ended up morphing into an over-the-top, head-to-toe redesign of the entire site...
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 most important thing. In the end, it's the lives that you touch that matters. Hear honest views from...
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 continues and grows, and is endless. It is absolutely endless if everyone agrees to the Law and follows the...
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 forces]...The apparent human ability to transcend purely mechanistic processes necessarily implies an...
Automobiles in the Suffrage Movement: A Suffrage Centennial Special
A suffrage centennial special: Automobiles were used for campaign purposes in the suffrage movement to win voting rights for women. These photos are from the Library of Congress and the collection of Ken Florey, author of a book on suffrage memorabilia. Votes for Women...
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 movement. In fact, the movement involved tens of thousands of on-the-ground activists. As the 2017...
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 Declaration of Independence and 72 years from the Declaration of Sentiments conference in Seneca Falls in...
The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman
This film was created by New York City public school teachers and parents in response to Davis Guggenheim’s highly misleading film. Waiting for "Superman would have audiences believe that free-market competition, standardized tests, destroying teacher unions, and the...
"This Ain't Capitalism"
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 pop-up from the woodwork to point out that “This ain’t Capitalism”. They will claim that the government...
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 problematic politics of such songs in detail before. Bim Adewunmi broke it down over at the Guardian...
10 Prominent Advocates of Socialism
“Socialism” is considered a dirty word in the United States. Being a hard-working, “free market” capitalist is a part of our national mythology. But it wasn’t always this way. The socialist movement used to be quite strong in the early 20th century. There was even a socialist...