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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...
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...
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"...
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...
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...
Shot over a four year period in America, Britain, Lebanon, and Pakistan, Holy Wars follows a danger-seeking Christian missionary and a radical Muslim Irish convert, both of whom believe in an apocalyptic battle, after which their religion will ultimately rule the world...
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...
Shot over a four year period in America, Britain, Lebanon, and Pakistan, Holy Wars follows a danger-seeking Christian missionary and a radical Irish Muslim convert, both of whom believe in an apocalyptic battle, after which their religion will ultimately rule the...
Data and charts show a dramatic shift in wealth inequality (towards the top 1%).In the presentation, charts indicate that policy changes changed the distribution of wealth towards a plutocratic society. Beginning in the 1980's, the tax for highest earners began to decrease...
1. The current money system distributes money from the bottom 90% to the top 10% Because 97% of the money in the UK is created by banks, someone must pay interest on nearly every pound in the circulation. This interest redistributes money from the bottom 90% of the...
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...
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...
[ffa-no-ads]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...
When the Great Global Warming Swindle was first broadcast - climate deniers thought that at last they had the definitive polemic to beat back the forces of science and reason..... This 8 minute video corrects multiple manipulations of data presented in the film, including...
Two short debunkings of the British documentary that claimed people are not responsible for global warming. The audio quality of the presentation in part 1 is poor, but this and the video in part 2 are the best video responses we've found that directly critiques the main...
Military Is Opposed to Syria War Many current and former military officers are highly skeptical of any military engagement with Syria. They are speaking out in interviews, in photos, and in conversations with 
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...
From equal rights to political reform, these 10 protests helped changed the world. Music = Cyberworld by Terry Devine-King
Some items are in high demand at the food bank and you may not realize it. Because they aren’t essentials, the staff doesn’t publicly ask for them. A survey on Reddit.com asked volunteers what items people would be most appreciative of and we’ve listed the top 10 below. If...
Since it mysteriously appeared on YouTube on July 18, 2012, ‘Propaganda’ has been described as ‘1984 meets The Blair Witch Project’, ‘A mouthful of scary porridge’, and ‘Even better than Triumph of The Will.’ It topped Indiewire’s top 10 films to watch out for at IDFA, where...
What don't you know about the government agency that spies on you?  We may not know the full extent of the NSA's domestic spying under programs like XKeyscore, ECHELON and PRISM as revealed by leaks from Edward Snowden, but here are 5 incredible facts that we do know about...
Take a look at this info-graphic. The disparity is absurd. Though personally I don't think raising the minimum wage is the ultimate solution, as it doesn't get anywhere close to solving the root problem.  Profit is theft, in our current economy. That is the profound...
It's a new year, but one thing hasn't changed: The economy still blows. Five years after Wall Street crashed, America's banker-gamblers have only gotten richer, while huge swaths of the country are still drowning in personal debt, tens of millions of Americans remain...
The so-called Monsanto Protection Act signed into law earlier this year caused such an outrage that people around the world are planning to protest the biotech company later this month. Now a United States Senator is expected to try and repeal that law after mounting...
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...
€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...
There's been a very strange episode being written about the past couple of days involving numerous parties, including me, that I now want to comment on.  The story, first reported by The Tech Herald, has been been written about in numerous places (see Marcy Wheeler, Forbes,
Interest charges are a strongly regressive tax that the poor pay to the rich. A public banking system could realize savings up to 40 percent - allowing taxes to be cut, services increased and market stability created - with banks feeding the economy rather than feeding off...
Ordinary Internet users, American and non-American alike, far outnumber legally targeted foreigners in the communications intercepted by theNational Security Agency from U.S. digital networks, according to a four-month investigation by The Washington Post. Nine of 10 account h
From gated communities in outer space to graphs about who owns the wealth, two new films are giving Americans a window into the issue of income inequality Two cinematic experiences about extreme wealth inequality are worth seeing, one dramatic and the other documentary.
With Summer Solstice right around the corner for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, this is the peak time to be outside, among friends, enjoying all that the season has to offer. And what better way to celebrate than by doing a whole lot of sharing? We’ve rounded up 15...
            Vera Scroggins, an outspoken opponent of fracking, has been legally barred from the new county hospital.  Also off-limits, unless Scroggins wants to risk fines and arrest, are the Chinese restaurant where she takes her grandchildren, the supermarkets and...
Our latest episode is all about early copyright history, censorship, state and church control, angry queens, and, of course, the printing press. Copy-me is the world’s first ever animated web series about copyright, copying and open culture. The webseries is about...
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]
Homestead Haunted House Movie 2013 [1] The MOVIE homestead haunted house : The movie was really cool at making at first it was hard and then it was very easy at making this haunted seen movie. This movie is not a christian based film it is rated T for Teens.SAMUEL BROCK...
At a series of live events throughout Europe, artists and activists have come together to create stunning body art to draw attention to the destruction caused by deep-sea bottom trawling and to ask European governments to support a ban of what scientists have called “the most...
Leading Arctic expert Prof Wadhams warns that a summer ice free Arctic in 2 years could trigger dangerous methane release, triggering costs as high as entire world GDP. Photograph: Jenny E Ross/Corbis A 
Food is one of our most basic needs. And yet, for over 800 million people, food insecurity remains a daily issue. While top-down programs that address hunger certainly exist, more efficient, immediate solutions are sometimes found on the community level, where neighbors...
350.org is an international campaign that's building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis—the solutions that science and justice demand. Our mission is to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis—to create a new sense...
The unions, especially the SEIU, are backing this campaign for $15 wages. Some worry the workers are being used like pawns   The sight one year ago of scores of fast-food workers walking off their jobs and marching through the streets of New York City demanding $15 an hour...
If she's twerking on it, maybe we'll pay attention.
Sunday former Secretary of State and Republican Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama for President of the United States. It was a stunning blow to the McCain campaign, and a repudiation of the failed politics and ideology of a Republican Party that has fundamentally lost its...
Some of us have known this for a long time.  Some of us just found out and some will find out very soon.  There are few, if any,  elected officials who really care about our interests unless we're one of the few thousand ultra rich who control  Congress and the White...
Earlier this week, a group of male students at North Carolina State University introduced Undercover Colors, a new line of nail polish designed to change color when it comes into contact with date rape drugs. While many have praised the young entrepreneurs, some anti-rape...
Nurses, philosophers, and trade unions have over the past 12 months all shared some fascinating ideas on how we can make our societies more equal — and much better — places to live. Economic inequality, we suspect, may have crept into more conversations in 2013 than ever...
Part 1 - A is for Artwashing, B is for Bicycle , C is for Commune. Like lost shooting stars the orange street lights streak past the train window, incomplete shadows sweep
Eric Kennie is a Texan. He is as Texan as the yucca plants growing outside his house. So Texan that he has never, in his 45 years, travelled outside the state. In fact,
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...
Because climate change is caused by the carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted when fossil fuels like coal and oil are burned, saving energy is an important way to slow and even stop the build-up of CO2 in the atmosphere. Most people can save the most energy by reducing the amount of...