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Ladies of New York , you are free to walk bare-breasted through the city! New York City's 34,000 police officers have been instructed that, should they encounter a woman in public who is shirtless but obeying the law, they should not arrest her. This is a good step towards...
Every year Project Censored puts together a list of the top 25 stories censored and ignored by the mainstream media. The recently published Censored 2013 covers the period between 2011-2012. How many of these stories were you aware of? Even regular consumers of alternative...
The top ten signs in 2 minutes or less. For the concerned citizen on the go!
Wherein the most popular arguments for capitalism are looked at more closely.  Sources: Worldwide, 13% of workers feel engaged with their work http://www.gallup.com/poll/165269/wor...
Modern America has a strong generational divide.  Whether it’s cultural or political, there are a wide-range of topics that can be off limits when talking to “the grandparents.”  On the reverse side, it can be hard to listen to the “wisdom” of a generation that’s had such a...
Abby Martin calls out the top 5 American charities that are stealing your money, while giving less than one percent of donation to their respective causes.
Abby Martin speaks with BTS producer, Manuel Rapalo, about a few of the most mysterious unexplained deaths in DC's history, including the case of Bruce Ivins who was linked to the 2001 anthrax attacks and Deborah Jean Palfrey, the infamous Madam of DC.
Abby Martin speaks with BTS producer Manuel Rapalo about the top five characteristics of a liar, including body language and verbal signals, using past presidents as prime examples.
Abby Martin interviews Ronnie Moas, Founder of Standpoint Research and Creator of PhilanthropyandPhilosophy.com about his work as an ethical stock analyst and why he's urging Wall Street to consider massive wealth redistribution. LIKE Breaking the Set @...
One of the most entertaining yet unsurprising aspects of Occupy Wall St has been the response from traditional media. Whether intentionally playing dumb or genuinely clueless, the mainstream media has failed to inform the public and substantially address the key issues. But...
No issue may be more contentious or more misunderstood than the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Hatred, fear, religion, politics, propaganda, media misinformation, and decades of cyclical violence has made understanding the roots of this conflict (not to mention...
2012 was another big year for break-out films in the social change genre. With most of the bases covered for all of the major problems we're facing, more and more films this year focused on the solutions side of the equation, giving a voice to the uplifting stories of...
2011 will likely be remembered in America as the year that the nation's youth finally started to wake up - all that bubbling knowledge of the world's problems, all the discontent and disillusion with our broken system finally burst into a flurry of creative action. Our...
9/11 has always been one of the most difficult subjects for news organizations to cover with integrity. The majority of media has forced the debate into two black and white extremes: either Osama bin Laden did it and the government is blameless or "the government did it"...
Barack Obama has been called everything from a gun-hating, closet-Muslim hiding socialist to a big-government loving, deficit exploding, tax increasing, class-warfare waging liberal elitist. He's been compared to Hitler and denounced for wanting to destroy capitalism and/or...
Neoclassical economics has severe flaws.  But since the field is captive to the monopolistic money and banking system, it is very difficult for economists who are aware of this to speak up.  If they were to speak about the flaws, their careers would be severely limited.  Only...
We've been covering the debate on climate change for a while now, and we've noticed there's about a dozen or so common responses that we get on Facebook and here on the site. From "it's the sun" to "other planets are warming too" to "volcanoes emit more co2 than humans" to...
A hard-hitting, fact-filled, humorous look at U.S. warmongering.  
Abby Martin speaks with BTS producer Manuel Rapalo about a few of the most shocking US government conspiracies that turned out to be true. LIKE Breaking the Set @ http://fb.me/BreakingTheSet FOLLOW Abby Martin @ http://twitter.com/AbbyMartin FOLLOW Manuel Rapalo @...
Abby Martin calls out an NYPD Twitter campaign that massively backfired when twitter users got police brutality pictures trending instead of the nice police photos the department was hoping for. LIKE Breaking the Set @ http://fb.me/BreakingTheSet FOLLOW Abby Martin @...
Abby Martin goes over the top 5 most ridiculous patents in the US, citing everything from Amazon's patent of white background photography to Apple's patent of the shape of a rectangle all leading to the rise of patent trolling and a complete abuse of the system.
LIKE Breaking the Set @ http://fb.me/JournalistAbbyMartin FOLLOW Abby Martin @ http://twitter.com/AbbyMartin Abby Martin goes over a few of the most outrageous CIA operations around the world, such as the agency's efforts to destabilized Latin America through a series of...
Film offers us a powerful tool to shift awareness and inspire action. By hosting community film screenings and sharing them online, they offer a method to break our dependence on the mainstream media and become the media ourselves. We don't need to wait for anyone or...
Over the years, CNN.com has become a news website that many people turn to for top-notch reporting. Every day it is visited by millions of people, all of whom rely on “The Worldwide Leader in News”—that’s our slogan—for the most crucial, up-to-date information on current...
Many people complain about advertisements as an obnoxious way for companies to invade our everyday lives and cram their products down our throats, but that’s not all that advertisements are good for. The advertisements on this list are excellent examples of effective...
The uncle of the two suspected Boston bombers in last week’s attack, Ruslan Tsarni, was married to the daughter of former top CIA official Graham Fuller The discovery that Uncle Ruslan Tsarni had spy connections that go far deeper than had been previously known is ironic...
A video directed by Karen Lum, adapted from the poem "Slip of the Tongue" written and performed by Adriel Luis. Title courtesy of Upworthy.
There’s no doubt that the U.S. culture is famous for its promises of happiness. As age-old as the idea of the “American dream” is the idea that working hard and making money to create the life you want will lead you to happiness and bliss. It’s made painfully obvious in...
For many years now, I have fed my family food from the dumpster. It’s not because I can’t afford to shop at grocery stores like other, normal folks. It’s because supermarkets across the nation toss perfectly good meats, cheeses, eggs, and produce into the trash every single...
StopWatching.us is a coalition of more than 100 public advocacy organizations and companies from across the political spectrum. This video harnesses the voices of celebrities, activists, legal experts, and other prominent figures in speaking out against mass surveillance by...
Welcome to standardized testing season, when students nationwide are clearing their desks, sharpening their pencils and fighting feelings of anxiety to meet our schools’, states’, and federal government’s desire for a simple, quantifiable way to measure them. Is this really...
In May 2011, hundreds of thousands of Greeks swarmed into Syntagma Square in Athens to protest against the firesale of their country, their labor rights and their livelihoods to corrupt domestic elites and foreign financial interests. In a matter of days, a protest camp was...
40 percent of the food we produce in the United States goes uneaten. No matter how local or organic it is, if nearly half our edible food is ending up in the garbage, we’re not doing something right. Much of this food gets wasted at home, and I recently blogged about simple...
One of the most extraordinary films about Australia is soon to be released. This is Utopia, an epic production by the Emmy and Bafta winning film-maker and journalist John Pilger.
FRONTLINE reveals 9/11's unprecedented yet largely invisible legacy: the creation of a vast maze of clandestine government and private agencies designed to hunt terrorists and prevent future attacks on the U.S. INTERNATIONAL VIEWERS: If you have trouble viewing the film...
The vicious intimidation campaign against WikiLeaks is wrong, dangerous and undermines the rule of law. Top US politicians have branded WikiLeaks a terrorist organization, and urged corporations to shut it down. Commentators have suggested assassinating its staff. The...
CALL TO ACTION: Tell Kamehameha Schools to end genetic and chemical contamination of Ali'i Trust Lands! Dee Jay MailerCEO, Kamehameha Schoolsdemaile@ksbe.org Christopher PatingVP of Strategic Planning & Implementation, Kamehameha Schoolschpatin@ksbe.org Kamehameha Schools...
One of the main causes of deforestation in Indonesia, and the greatest threat to orangutans in the wild, is the conversion of forests to oil palm plantations. As more and more forests fall, other critically endangered species, including Sumatran elephants, tigers and...
TAKE ACTION ON COAL ASH PROBLEMS: http://earthjustice.org/coalashaction  Every year power plants generate 140 million tons of coal ash, enough to fill a train stretching from the North Pole to the South Pole. It contains chemicals like arsenic, mercury and lead. It can cause...
Despite what many of those who advocate meat-eating would like to believe, humans do not sit at the top of the food chain. In any event, it’s a food web rather than a chain, due to the many complex interactions involved. An article commenting on our position in the food web...
Abby Martin Breaks the Set with an exclusive interview with NSA whistleblowers Bill Binney & Kirk Wiebe LIKE Breaking the Set @ http://fb.me/BreakingTheSet FOLLOW Abby Martin @ http://twitter.com/AbbyMartin EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin...
This is a video compiled of footage and images from various sources of Martin Luther Kings Last speech known as 'At the mountain top'. It is supplemented with a selection of thought provoking music. With thanks to the rightholders and their generosity (due to the CREATIVE...
Here is a round up of the 10 best films about climate change or the issues related to it. Click the title of each film to watch all of these documentaries online.   10. Meat The Truth (2008) Although many films have convincingly succeeded in drawing...
From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption...
A film by brother/sister duo, Sam and Kate Fulbright to take a closer look at what climate change really means in the United States, and dive beyond the daunting numbers and graphs to meet the people and communities effected by the problem of climate change.
Over the last 7 years, Films For Action has been cataloging an online library of the best social change films that can be watched free online. Opting for quality over quantity, the site has grown slowly to include 500 documentaries and 900 short films, trailers and...
Food waste is killing the planet. Here's how.  
Chuck Nelson is a fourth generation coal miner who spent 30 years as an underground miner. When mountaintop removal coal mining came to his hometown, Chuck watched his wife develop severe asthma, saw neighbors fall ill, and looked on as an unlined earthen dam was filled...
In the spring of 2009, Amber moved to be with family in the small mountain town of Ameagle, in the heart of West Virginia's coal country. In Ameagle, she was surrounded by mountaintop removal coal mining and was awakened to its effects on communities, families, clean water...
Many generations of Lisa Henderson's family lived in Marfork, WV. She was born there and loved it "A lttle slice of perfect paradise," she calls it. During Lisa's lifetime the town was abandoned because of pollution from nearby mountaintop removal mining. Because of this...