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'Moses' filmmaker changes S.F. panhandler's life
San Franciscans pass by panhandlers every day. Some give change. A few smile. Fewer still strike up a conversation. It's likely that only one has ever formed a relationship with a panhand
Free Trade Explained In An Excellent Comic
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are the latest in a long line of international free trade agreements. But why are they bad for the majority of people and the planet and what are the justifications given by...
Topless Women in Public Not Breaking the Law, Says NYPD
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...
Top 25 Censored Stories Of 2013 and a List of Independent Alternatives to the Corporate Media
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...
Top 10 Grassroots Movements That Are Taking on the World
Waiting for political change to come about once every few years at election time is not only frustrating, but is an almost sure-fire way of ensuring that the changes you really want don’t get delivered within the time frames that are necessary. If we really want to see...
Top Ten Signs Your Country May Be Going Fascist
The top ten signs in 2 minutes or less. For the concerned citizen on the go!
Top Ten Capitalist Arguments
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...
Top Ten Bill Moyers Videos on the Web
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...
Top Five Counter-culture magazines
In tribute to Charlie Hebdo, we select our favourite radical publications which challenge authority with every issue. Charlie Hebdo’s willingness to offend traces its way back to France’s radical post-war activists and intellectuals who helped ignite the student revolts...
Top 5 Charity Pyramid Schemes Stealing Your Cash
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.
Top Four Mysterious DC Deaths
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.
Top 5 Ways to Spot a Liar
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.
Top Ranking Stock Analyst Calls for Mass Wealth Redistribution | Interview with Ronnie Moas
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 @...
Real Non-Violence
In areas such as Yoga and Buddhism, an element of the guidance is to practice non-violence. Recently I heard someone saying "I condemn all violent people". Although his words may not have been meant to be taken literally, it sparked an idea to write about nonviolence...
Anonymous: The Movement Behind the Mask
There’s community in anonymity. And for activists around the world, the iconic Guy Fawkes mask has become a symbol of that community. “The mask is an identifier of like-minded people,” said one Anonymous activist who participated in last week’s Million Mask March in Londo
The Great Recession, Six Years Later: Uneven Recovery, Flawed Indicators, and a Struggling Working Class
In July of this year, Barack Obama boasted of an impressive recovery the US has undertaken since the Great Recession of 2008, proclaiming, "We've recovered faster and come farther than almost any other advanced country on Earth." To support this claim, the White House...
Stephen Harper's Totalitarian State
  They say when a population puts pressure on a corrupt system, the system pushes back. So it’s not surprising to see the Harper Government crackdown on dissent, but the level of his attack on democracy is so great that even Stalin and Mao would be impressed. After alread
35 Stunning Moments When Humans Chose Compassion Over Violence
Despite our differences, we're all human beings. These powerful images have restored all my faith in the world. Man playing piano for police [Kiev, Ukraine, 2013]
Our Heifer- A Community Video Project
This is a community video project, involving 23 filmmakers, 22 of whom never held a camera before the filming of this documentary. I worked for Heifer International in India this summer. While there I had the chance to meet some pretty amazing women, participating in the...
The Top 10 Documentaries about the Israel / Palestine Conflict
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...
The Top 10 Films that Explain Why the Occupy Movement Exists
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...
The Top 10 Films on 9/11 Truth
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"...
The Top 15 Climate Denial Myths
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...
The Top Censored Stories of 2014 | Interview with Mickey Huff
Abby Martin interviews, Mickey Huff, Director of Project Censored, about some of the top 25 censored stories of 2014, covering everything from the lack of police brutality statistics to the impact of ocean acidification. 
The Top 7 Critiques of Obama from a Reality-Based Perspective
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...
The Top 10 Flaws of  Neoclassical Economics
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...
The Top 18 Signs Your Country is a Warmonger
A hard-hitting, fact-filled, humorous look at U.S. warmongering.  
The Top 5 Conspiracy Theories That Are True!
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 @...
The Top 3 Most Epic Twitter Campaign Fails | Police Beat
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 @...
The Top 5 Most Absurd Patents in the US
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.
The Top 4 Most Mind-Blowing CIA Operations You've Never Heard Of | Big Brother Watch
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...
The Top 5 Things That Screw Over Americans in 2015 Spending Bill
Abby Martin discusses the spending bill that is about to be voted on by Congress and the various ways that it screws over regular Americans. 
The Top 3 Revolutionary Public Transit Technologies
Abby Martin discusses some of the top revolutionary public transportation ideas that could be implemented in the US. 
The Free Help Guy London, helping others in everyday life.
Disillusioned with work and feeling a nagging sense of discontent, this Londoner in his late twenties decided to take six months off. Instead of redecorating his flat or learning a new language, he chose instead to post an advert on Gumtree. Concise and anonymous, it...
Invisible Chains: Consumerism, Debt, and Consciousness
Critical analyses regarding the effects of "consumerism" have been a staple of Leftist theory for the past century. The Situationist International, appearing in the 1950s as an extension of Lukacs' unique brand of social analysis from the 20s, famously ridiculed the "western...
An Ideal Blueprint: The Original Black Panther Party Model and Why It Should Be Duplicated
The rise of the Black Panther Party (BPP) in the late 1960s signified a monumental step toward the development of self-determination in the United States. In a nation that has long suffered a schizophrenic existence, characterized by a grand facade of "freedom, liberty and...
In Defense of Looting: Turning the White-Supremacist Narrative Upside Down
As protests in Ferguson continued unabated one week after the police killing of Michael Brown, Jr., zones of Twitter and the left media predominantly sympathetic to the protesters began angrily criticizing looters. Some claimed that white protesters were the ones doing all of...
A Letter to the Moral Police in Kolkata, from a protester
Dear moral police, I imagine you now, sitting at your laptop, hunched over the screen as you read this. You are either a) wondering what “moral police” means b) or know that this is for you. If a), “moral policing” is a term which originated in Indian English. It refers to...
Human Power: How to Utilise People Power to Help the Economy, People and the environment.
So a while ago I was talking to my brother and we came up with a method to make a system to generate energy for everyone. The method is quite a simple one. You get a bicycle, fix it in place and hook it up so that the back drive wheel is in contact with a larger wheel and...
Zombie Apocalypse and the Politics of Artificial Scarcity
Dystopian narratives have long been an alluring and thought-provoking form of entertainment, especially for those who take an interest in studying social and political structures. From classics like Nineteen Eighty-Four and Brave New World to the current hit, The Hunger...
Maha Vidya Yoga Retreat: the Great Cosmic Power Bhuvaneshwari
Short history of the activities dedicated to the Great Cosmic Powers  
€SPANISH DR€AM
€SPANISH DR€AM is a documentary, the result of research into the Spanish housing bubble. It is directed by Guillermo Cruz. Although the documentary was made 4 years ago, Spain's current situation and its foreshadowing in the film mean the documentary remains topical 4 years...
"Elements of Resistance: Warriors of Peace"
The following is Chapter Six, in its entirety, from the forthcoming book, "Elements of Resistance: Violence, Nonviolence, and the State" by Jeriah Bowser and published by the Hampton Institute Press. There have always been individuals who have sought to understand the...
Why Comparisons Between the Boston Tea Party and Baltimore Riots Are Wrong
The comparisons being made between the Baltimore riots this past week and the historical Boston Tea Party are wrongheaded. Baltimore residents have much more to fight for than the American colonists of old. The Boston Tea Party
Juxtaposing Anarchy: From Chaos to Cause
Anarchy is synonymous with chaos and disorder. It is a term that stands in direct contrast to the archetype of society we have become accustomed to: hierarchical, highly-structured, and authoritative. Because of this, it carries negative connotations. Merriam-Webster, the...
Calibrating the Capitalist State in the Neoliberal Era: Equilibrium, Superstructure, and the Pull Towards a Corporate-Fascistic Model
The following is Part one of a multi-part series, "Applying Poulantzas," which analyzes the work of Greek Marxist political sociologist, Nicos Poulantzas, and applies it to the unique political and economic structures found under neoliberalism and post-industrial...
Films For Action Presents: The Top 100 Documentaries Inspiring the Shift to a Sustainable Paradigm
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...
This Sad Generation Doesn't Know When the Party Stops
The idea of "living for the weekend​" is nothing new. The history of what we call "youth culture" is really just a history of young people being unable to reconcile their day-to-day lives with their social lives, finding solace in the tribal rites of a Saturday night and...
CNN: Let Me Explain Why Miley Cyrus' VMA Performance Was Our Top Story This Morning
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...
Boston Bombers' Uncle Married Daughter of Top CIA Official
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...