Videos about Activism
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Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation
The Occupy Wall Street movement and protest movements around the world are evidence of a new era of intergenerational activists seeking deeper spiritual meaning in their quest...
Reclaiming Pakistan: Bravery In The Face Of Terrorism
A civil rights activist, Mohammad Jibran Nasir, sparks a social revolution after almost 140 children were killed in the Peshawar Army School tragedy. A short documentary that...
Forget Shorter Showers
Would any sane person think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday; or that chopping...
Hack Outdoor Advertising Space With These Simple Tools
With the three tools shown in this video, you can gain access to nearly every bus stop advertising space on the planet - thanks globalisation! We only used the T30 and were...
Help People Cross Borders
A German initiative, named after those who smuggled people from East to West Berlin, is encouraging people to give lifts in their cars to migrants in order to help them cross...
Climate Activists Shut Down Open Cast Coal Mine: Here And No Further
On 15 August 1500 people took part in a daring act of civil disobedience to shut down Europe's biggest source of CO2 emissions. Around 1000 people successfully entered the coal...
On #BlackLivesMatter and Defending Bernie Sanders
My two cents on the disruption of the Bernie Sanders speech in Seattle last week, and the pushback it sparked from some Sanders supporters.
Thom Hartmann: A Different Perspective on BLM & Bernie Sanders
Thom Hartmann says white people need to understand black people have suffered 400 years of genocide and the murders continue today. This is why members of the Black Lives...
Do Protests Have to Be Disruptive?
Sometimes political protests can be really inconvenient. And sometimes they target powerful people who already agree with the protestors! What's the point of that?
Unity: Not The Same, But Equal (2015)
Seven years in the making, the new documentary, UNITY, takes an in-depth look at what it truly means to be human. Writer/Director Shaun Monson (EARTHLINGS), collaborates with...
Thomas Sankara: The Upright Man (2006)
As Africa looks desperately for leaders of integrity and vision, the life and ideals of the late Thomas Sankara seem more and more relevant and exemplary with the passage of...
LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 (2014)
LADONNA HARRIS: INDIAN 101 from Comanche filmmaker Julianna Brannum, chronicles the life of Comanche activist and national civil rights leader LaDonna Harris and the role that...
Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights (2013)
Where do black women activists fit into the epochal struggles for equality and liberation during the 1960s and 70s? This feature-length documentary unearths the story of black...
From Under Our Feet
This documentary identifies and explains this impending Ecocide in Southern Spain. Jak and Jose and the 15 people still living in Los Perales are facing displacement and loss...
A Tribute to Jane Goodall
This is a video produced by National Geographic Television and the Jane Goodall Institute to honor Dr. Goodall for her 80th birthday.
The Yes Men's Solution to California's Drought: If You Eat Beef, Don't Wash
Would you stop showering if it meant that was the only way you could keep eating beef? California's ongoing drought needs radical action. But in a state dependent on...
36 Beagles Rescued from Vivisection Breeding Facility in Spain
On the night of January 1st 2011, anonymous supporters of Animal Equality rescued 36 dogs from the vivisection breeding facility Harlan Interfauna/Isoquimen, situated in...
Because You're Worthless - Challenging The Current Economic System in 3 Minutes
Poem by Agnes Török on the news of a new Conservative budget. Based on experiences of living in Britain under austerity as a young, queer, unemployed, female immigrant student...
MINE YOUR FOOD BOWL?
Sign the petition here: http://tinyurl.com/WatermarkMine The farmers of the Liverpool Plains food bowl are fighting for their survival against massive proposed coal mines. Find...
A Short Film About Guns
WINNER - Best Online Short, Tribeca Film Festival 2013 "A Short Film About Guns" examines the illegal arms trade and how it functions across the globe. Featuring four experts...
Mining Company Ousted by Zapotec Community in Mexico
Brilliant story about the community of Magdalena Teitipac in Oaxaca, Mexico, who have succeeded in banishing a mining company that intruded on their traditional lands without...
Awaken the MOTHER Mind: Powerful message from Zulu healer Credo Mutwa
Zulu Sangoma (healer) Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa calls on all human beings to awaken the mother mind, that part of human consciousness that feels what is happening in the world.
First He Left His Wall Street Job. Now He's Fed Over 14,000 Homeless For Free
In 2013, Mason Wartman left a successful career on Wall Street to open Rosa’s Fresh Pizza. Inspired by the kindness of one customer, Wartman instituted a system that allows...
Noam Chomsky: It’s Painful to See the Fate of the Human Species, but We Must in Order to Change It
In an interview conducted earlier this year, Noam Chomsky admitted it’s much easier to ignore the major issues of the day and pretend information is inaccessible than it is to...
Every Morning This Man Gets $84,600. Every Night He Goes Broke...
This short film is so powerful and inspiring. Since watching it I have tried my best to make every second count. - Kasim Khan ”Take every day and take every moment and make...
Let's Get Crazy - The Venus Project
A short video about The Venus Project, a holistic solution to our current global problems. Music link: https://app.box.com/s/bnx08tvbme67zzo9s1d1
Kid Warrior: The Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Story
The planet doesn't need saving. We do. Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is not your average 14 year old. Dubbed the ‘Anti-Bieber', he is mobilizing his army of teens in 25 countries to...
These Are The 3 Climate Tipping Points That Keep Scientists Awake At Night
This knowledge isn't supposed to make us afraid - it's meant to stir our hearts into action - to give us the fire that we can use to save everything we love. If you're...
Republicans Welcomed Bernie Sanders to Wisconsin By Calling Him an Extremist. His Response? Perfect.
This was just awesome. No wonder so many people love Sander's message. The opening minutes of the July 1st rally was a classic #FeelTheBern moment, delivered to a 10,000...
How The Elite Stay In Power
In this video we break down in simple terms the only way "those in power" can stay in power. It's not as complex at it may seem. They need us more than we need them.
Shocking Short Film Highlights the Environmental Cost of the Aviation Industry
It's really not about polar bears any more... We have a problem. We're flying too much, and it's changing the earth's climate. Aviation is the fastest growing cause of climate...
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Transgender Rights
This week's gay rights victory was historic, but the transgender community still faces staggering challenges. John Oliver focuses on the "T" in "LGBT."
Resistencia: The Fight for the Aguan Valley (2015)
It is June 28th, 2009. The people of Honduras are preparing to vote in their country's first-ever referendum. However, instead of waking up to ballot boxes they rise to find...
Take Up Space - A Clarion Call to All Women from Poet Vanessa Kisuule
Vanessa Kisuule calls on all women, whatever their age, creed or class, to stop shrinking themselves, and instead, take up space! Part of the Women Who Spit series. Watch them...
Emory Douglas: The Art of The Black Panthers
Emory Douglas was the Revolutionary Artist and Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party. Through archival footage and conversations with Emory we share his story...
Building Communities of Dissent Around Social Injustices Caused by Neoliberalism
How do we build on communities of dissent, asks veteran Black activist A. Sivanandan in a short film released this week by Sage Publications alongside a collection of his key...
What Have the Tories Ever Done to Us?
With the Tories going it alone in government we know exactly what to expect. More nasty, destructive cuts to the things ordinary people care about- the NHS, the welfare state...
White Riots VS Black Protests
Ever notice how the racist media treats black protesters & white rioters differently? Dear Mainstream Media, Your reporting when covering predominantly- white sports or...
The Most Important Thing You Need To Know About TTIP (also applies to TPP)
The most important thing you need to know about TTIP (Trans-Atlantic Trade & Investment Partnership); a heavily flawed trade deal proposal between the United States and Europe...
This Changes Fuck All
This week we take on the NGO led spectacle called the people's climate march plus a look at Peru's spectacular resistance against a copper mine, and the call from the east to...
Watch the Yes Men Impersonate Shell, Make 'Last Iceberg' Snow Cones
New Yorkers and tourists passing through Columbus Circle Thursday were treated to free shaved ice courtesy of Royal Dutch Shell, which was recently given preliminary approval...
We Need a Sexual Revolution in the Middle East
'Let's face it, the Arab Spring failed women. They are no closer to liberation than before the uprisings.' Mona Eltahawy, who was beaten and sexually assaulted by Egyptian riot...
Audacious Mic Takeover by “Millionaires for Wealthcare” Present Award to Senator at Republican Event
Perhaps you recall Republican state Senator Todd Gardenhire (R-Tenn.), apparently unfamiliar with camera phones,  getting caught on film calling an uninsured activist in...
Climate Change Is About...Women
Climate change is about...food, water, extractivism. Climate change is about...women, in leadership, in unity. Climate change is about...much more than climate change. This...
Artist Brings Plight of Threatened Species to the Streets of London
The reality of extinction can be hard to communicate to those disconnected from nature, so artist Louis Masai brought it to their urban landscape. Painting huge, vibrant murals...
The Most Amazing Guide to Leadership Ever
Useful advice for starting a dance party or a mass movement to change the world.
Diversidad: A Road Trip to Deconstruct Dinner (2011)
CAN YOUR EATING HABITS REALLY CHANGE THE WORLD? Diversidad, A Road Trip to Deconstruct Dinner is a documentary about a group of young Canadians who got on their bikes to raise...
Extinction Soup (2014)
EXTINCTION SOUP follows documentary filmmaker Philip Waller on his quest for adventure as he sets out to tell the story of his larger-than-life friend and extreme sports...
We're Headed For a Cliff, But It's Not Too Late to Change Course
What’s your vision for a just and equitable 2050? Add your voice: http://changethecourse.org‪ #‎ChangeTheCourse‬
Gazi to Gezi - A Stones Throw Away
Gazi to Gezi - a stone's throw away" explores the poetry of a nationwide revolt in Istanbul, Europe's largest city. An explosive mix of the city’s inhabitants come together to...