The Media Consortium annual meeting

The Media Consortium had its annual meeting in Baltimore this past February. Here are some of the highlights from the presentations

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7 Signs of Tyranny
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Bertrand Russell & Buckminster Fuller on Why We Should Work Less, and Live & Learn More
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Why Would Any of Us Want to Live like a Savage?
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The Trump Report - The Real Fake News About The Dakota Access Pipeline
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What It Takes to Change Hearts and Minds
Colin Beavan · 1,822 views today · To get someone’s support, you need more than just facts.
How Comedy Can Disarm Bullies
3 min · 1,786 views today · As long as you're funny, it can get you out of almost anything - even getting mugged, as co-founder of Between Two Ferns Scott Aukerman recounts. Unfortunately, not everyone...
How a Lack of Touch Is Destroying Men
Mark Green · 1,650 views today · Why Men Need More Platonic Touch in their Lives
Globalization Makes No Sense
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Touch Isolation: How Homophobia Has Robbed All Men Of Touch
Mark Greene · 1,029 views today · Homophobic prohibitions against male touch are hurting straight men as well.
John Lennon's "Imagine," Made Into a Comic Strip
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Today I Rise: This Beautiful Short Film Is Like a Love Poem For Your Heart and Soul
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Immigrants For Sale (2015)
33 min · 735 views today · The detention of migrants has become a multi-billion dollar industry in which immigrants are sold to the highest bidder and traded like mere products. The Corrections...
Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (The Real Reason For The Forty-Hour Workweek)
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Proof of Evolution That You Can Find on Your Body
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The Choice Between Fear And Love
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How Wolves Change Rivers
4 min · 535 views today · When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable "trophic cascade" occurred. What is a...
Where the Term "Redneck" Came From
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A Hauntingly Beautiful Short Film About Life and Death
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The Media Consortium annual meeting