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The Chinese government is facing what may be the most organized democratic movement in its history as more than 20 percent of Hong Kong’s 3.5 million eligible voters cast a ballot in the past week in an unofficial referendum to make this Special Administrative Region of China...
This week: 1. Kayapo's revenge 2. Antarctic meltdown 3. California's lettuce killing drought 4. Global Fuckin Warming kills! 5. Eco Anxiety 6. Blockades work 7. Women stop Utah tar sands 8. Rising tide blockades line 9 9. Support Marius Mason 10. Savage Fam & Alas 11...
From stencils to ‘zines to graffiti and poster art, “Subverting the Media” takes us on a trip through the alternative media scene. East Harlem muralist James De La Vega, anti-patriarchal poster collective “Sister Serpents”, Bronx-based graffiti group, “Tats Cru” and Sabrina...
Narrated by Peter Coyote, this OSCAR-nominated, EMMY-winning film by Dorothy Fadiman follows Native Americans in New Mexico taking a stand against injustice in the political process. Personal stories demonstrate how minority communities are using their voting rights as they...
WORLD PEACE IS A LOCAL ISSUE documents how local efforts can impact national issues. The story begins in 1983, showing worldwide efforts to reverse the escalation of the nuclear arms race.
In the gorgeous setting of central Brazil, a rag tag group of 10000 mayan calendar followers, bioregionalists, permaculture experts, Rastafarians, alternative health practitioners, and NGO executives come together to imagine another way of being. But who is going to deal...
"“The Great Fallacy,” Paco Vázquez’s dense, lively new film about economic and sociological issues in Puerto Rico, eschews the storytelling form of many contemporary documentaries in favor of an instructive crash course in radical politics. It is propaganda, an educational...
Watch the true story of a town who discovered strength in unity and turned the tables on the powerful oil & gas industry. Help us share this inspiring video with everyone you know! Visit http://earthjustice.org/advocacy-campaigns/unfracktured to learn more.
THE WORLD COUP! All eyes are on Brazil as it endures... errr.... *hosts* the 2014 soccer World Coup - the most watched sporting event on the planet. Join Robert Foster as he investigates why many Brazilians are protesting against THIEFA, the shady organisation that runs the...
Grasp The Nettle follows the exploits of a ragtag band of land rights activists in London as they struggle against corporations, government, police - and themselves - in their efforts to create alternative communities outside the framework of consumer society. "a vital...
Admit it: you don’t really read the endless terms and conditions connected to every website you visit, phone call you make or app you download. But every day, billion-dollar corporations are learning more about your interests, your friends and family, your finances, and your...
The beauty of hackers, says cybersecurity expert Keren Elazari, is that they force us to evolve and improve. Yes, some hackers are bad guys, but many are working to fight government corruption and advocate for our rights. By exposing vulnerabilities, they push the Internet to...
Punchlines for Progress assembles some of the best American political satirists to highlight the power and importance of the court jester. From the Red Scare through today this tradition continues to inform and speak truth to power. Featuring Amy Goodman, Lenny Bruce, George...
Your community needs you – now, more than ever. This books tells you why and what you can do to help, giving examples of creative, exciting and fulfilling projects and initiatives being done by people just like you, in places just like yours The new book from Rob Hopkins...
The award-winning documentary film, #ReGENERATION, explores the galvanizing forces behind the Occupy Movement and the state of social activism in our society. The film takes an uncompromising look at the challenges facing today’s youth and young adults as they attempt to...
Superheroes do exist and they are fighting injustices on the streets of Mexico City. Mexico City, the capital of Mexico, is one of the most populated cities in the world. To many, it is considered to be a concrete jungle where only the strong survive. Many societal problems...
A collection of short films from filmmaker Carla Dauden explain why many Brazilians are unhappy that the World Cup (and Olympic Games) are being hosted in their country. Issues range from the enormous cost (estimated at more than the last 3 World Cup's combined) when...
Short film that documents how espionage, news manipulation, legal threats and even violence have become the knee-jerk response of government and big business to the increasingly vocal concerns of environmental protesters in the UK. Read more. 
What if you really could change the world? Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize winner, firmly believes that each and every one of us can and should contribute to creating a better world. In this empowering RSA Short Jody explains why it is so important that we strive to make a...
Fight for our Future has launched a "Reset The Net Campaign" for June 5th, 2014.
From Glasgow to Brighton the streets of the UK look a little different this week. In 10 cities guerrilla install crews have been swapping 365 ads with art works, creating the largest advertising takeover in world history.
Available in Theaters and On Demand June 27. A dynamic and tragic portrait of the life of Reddit co-founder and computer prodigy Aaron Swartz, a champion of open access who grew up to lead the internet community into a new age of data sharing and free speech. www.takepart.com/iob
Catch more videos like these at subMedia.tv This week: 1. Worldwide May Day actions 2. Jeremy Hammond's May Day message 3. Against Me! Baby I'm and Anarchist Medley 4. ABC's of prisoner support
While the Reject and Protect tipis were up on the National Mall in Washington DC they were seen by thousands of people from across the world. Now that the tipis have come down, we need to continue the work of sharing the stories of the heroic organizing by the Cowboy Indian...
Youth in 70 countries are calling for climate action with more than 230 documentaries. The response to the Action4Climate competition has been overwhelming. The competition closed April 1, and the Connect4Climate team worked hard to compile a trailer of some incredible...
Abby Martin gives a heartfelt tribute to investigative journalist and former LAPD detective, Michael C. Ruppert, highlighting his career from exposing CIA drug trafficking to his groundbreaking research on 'Peak Energy' and remember his sincere devotion to truth and justice.
Seed Act is a short film about how different people and organisations get hands on for seed sovereignty, to protect life, biodiversity and the production of healthy seeds, in a world which is increasingly regulated and suffocated by seed acts, legislations limiting what has...
This week: 1. Madrid resist austerity 2. A History of the Black Bloc 3. Le Peuple de l'Herbe - Parler le fracas 4. Street fighting in Montréal
"The real revolution is the revolution of values." While the idea of "sustainability" is typically associated with technical processes, eco-theory and engineering today, we often forget that our values and beliefs precede all such ideas and applications. Hence, true...
ABOUT CHRIS HEDGES: Christopher Lynn "Chris" Hedges is an American journalist specializing in American politics and society. Hedges is also known as the best-selling author of several books including War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002) - a finalist for the National...
This week: 1. Warming up police intelligence 2. A hungry man is an angry man 3. Farm land not airports 4. Vintage riot porn: The battle for Narita 5. Bosnia burns 6. Bilbao welcomes the IMF 7. African migrants bum rush fortress Europe 8. Brujeria: La Migra 7.
Over the centuries, our culture has been slowly but gradually extending its circle of compassion. Our capacity to have compassion for those 'not like us' (whether the difference be defined by race, gender, nationality, religion or species) is one of the great challenges and...
From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins comes Girl Rising - an innovative new feature film about the power of education to change a girl -- and the world. Visit girlrising.com to learn how to bring Girl Rising to your local theater.
The Collective Evolution III is a powerful documentary that explores a revolutionary shift affecting every aspect of our planet. As the shift hits the fan, people are becoming more aware of the control structures that prevent us from experiencing our full potential. CE3 uses...
You shouldn’t have to buy access to your own government. That’s why we’re building a movement big enough to force our leaders to stop answering to special-interest cronies and start answering to the people. America’s government is bought. Those who can throw campaign...
Every person may choose whom they love. Let's fight intolerance with love! Denying gay rights increases the risk of HIV/AIDS. Across the globe, only one in ten gay men has access to sex education, HIV care and healthcare treatment. Due to anti-gay laws and stigmatization...
This is the kind of good I like to see in the world. Not only are they breaking down stereotypes, but they're doing something really meaningful. I absolutely love what he says about empowering children when they need it the most. One of the guys refers to himself as...
GAY RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS! SHARE THIS VIDEO & HELP END DISCRIMINATION WORLDWIDE! This video was created by THE FAIR GAMES PROJECT with funds raised independently via indiegogo.com. It is meant to serve as a catalyst for dialogue and a gesture of support for Athlete Ally...
A Netflix original documentary, "The Square" is a riveting, deeply human chronicle of the Egyptian protest movement from the 2011 overthrow of military leader Hosni Mubarak through the ousting of Mohammed Morsi in 2013. "The Square" premieres January 17, 2014 in all Netflix...
This Week: 1. Proto nazis in the Ukraine 2. the end of Bill McKibben's innocence 3. Enbridge blockers found guilty 4. Fracking pipeline must be stopped 5. No justice for Kelly Thomas 6. The silent anarchist is free 7. Bambu - Crosshairs 8. Peter Gelderloos on Barcelona assemblies
An excerpt from Anjali's second TEDx Talk on the negative use of fear as motivator in the world of activism, suggesting hope as viable alternative to action. Part 2 is the full-length video.
In this beautifully animated clip from Dirt! The Movie, Wangari Maathai tells an inspiring tale of doing the best you can under seemingly interminable odds.
Thank goodness for the people behind these smartphones and cameras because otherwise ... well, without them, who would know that these things are happening? WARNING: Some violent/graphic content is shown. Here's a breakdown of just SOME of the issues going on in this vid...
A 30 minute documentary focused on the challenges citizen journalists face and our rights with cameras in public. Digital cameras & social media sharing are possibly the most powerful tools available to activists. Know your rights about using them, and don't be intimidated...
Is circumcision a valid practice? Penn & Teller look at the various justifications behind the procedure and try to determine whether there exists a medical or social cause.​ ... Circumcision confers no health benefits: http...
The chances are you never met Aaron Swartz, the man/social justice fighter/Internet genius, but he fought for you — yes, you, sitting there in front of your computer screen or phone — for a free and open Internet. Aaron fought tirelessly against dangerous Internet bills...
A short film explaining what the government's gagging law is all about and why it's bad for democracy. Featuring 38 Degrees, Guido Fawkes, Friend of the Earth, Baston Legal & HOPE not hate. To find out more please visit 38 Degrees or search #gagginglaw on social media.
In October 2003, months after the United States launched the war on Iraq, historian Howard Zinn sat down with actor Woodly Harrelson for a provocative, humorous, wide ranging conversation. Filmed at Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN).
Author Howard Zinn is honored at the NY Society for Ethical Culture, where actors, activists and authors read excerpts from his book, Voices of a People's History of the United States. The practice of linking well known actors with speeches, letters, and essays from the...
Kids, try this one at home. Wish you could do more? You don't need a Kickstarter account, or even any Internet at all. Jealous that the folks behind this video, Urban Innovation Exchange and Detroit SOUP, are having all the fun? Invite some friends over and play a...