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Prince Ea on how to deal with haters. Essential survival knowledge for everyone but it seems especially relevant to activists too. What will you do the next time you encounter a hater?
A documentary that takes an in depth look into the political movement that sprang from the 2008 economic collapse. It gives a balanced analysis of the movement's successes and failures from those who were instrumental in sustaining the protests to voices from within academia...
Alternatives germinate at the margins, sending cracks into the hardest things to change. Paved-over utopias, rise up like Weeds! They may be tiny but they break through concrete. They are everywhere and yet unseen. And the more they get stepped on, the stronger they grow...
The New World Order: They control the world's governments; THEY rule over all of us from the top of the pyramid. While WE suffer at the bottom. Right? Today we blow open the truth about the NWO in order to shed light on this widespread conspiracy which has frequently been...
In her theory of change known as 'emergence', the academic scholar Margaret Wheatley reminds us that: "The world doesn't change one person at a time. It changes as networks of relationships form among people who share a common cause and vision of what's possible." Emulating...
Legalize Democracy is a documentary film by Dennis Trainor, Jr. about the movement to amend -- why it is needed, and how you can get involved. For more information about Move To Amend, visit: https://movetoamend.org Produced by Move to Amend, Directed by Dennis Trainor, Jr....
This summer Israel launched its bloodiest ever massacre of Palestinians in the Gaza strip. More than 2,190 Palestinians were killed as Israel deliberately targeted civilians and civilian infrastructure. But 2014 also saw unprecedented levels of solidarity with the...
In this sedition a special report on the rebellions that have been rocking Turtle Island in the wake of the "no indictment" of racist cop Darren Wilson for his murder of black teen Mike Brown in Ferguson Missouri.
Ramsey runs through five key guidelines for allyship: 1. Understand your privilege.  2. Listen and do your homework. 3. Speak up, not over. 4. You'll make mistakes, apologize when you do.  5. Ally is a verb -- saying you're an ally is not enough.
Mike Brown. Tamir Rice. Akai Gurley. Daniel Levitt. Kimani Grey. Remi Fraisse. Sean Bell. Eric Garner. Mike Brown. They want us to forget.  Every day there's so much input, some new crisis, some new information, some new screen. Another man or woman killed by the police, and...
You know shit is getting crazy when even MTV's viral-video sex educator is like: let's talk about riots. Yesterday, Laci Greene posted this short video "Is Ferguson like Mockingjay?" In a clever bait and switch, Laci entices us with The Hunger Games, and then 30 seconds in...
Music video for The King Blues track 'The Streets Are Ours'. We have tried to convey the idea of reclaiming the streets, anarchy and revolt.
Parody ad for Tesco from the stage show 'Pete the Temp vs Climate Change'.
Journeying across the North American landscape, "The Culture High" is the riveting story that tears into the very fibre of modern day marijuana prohibition to reveal the truth behind the arguments and motives governing both those who support and those who oppose the existing...
The Brazilian government is planning to build a vast number of big dams on the rivers around the Amazon Rainforest, destroying biodiversity and disrupting the way of life of thousands of Amerindians and local populations. Now that the work is well under way on the huge Belo...
Meet powerhouse artist/activist Favianna Rodgriguez -- a leading voice in the movement of artists raising awareness about U.S. immigration issues. Favianna is a co-founder of both Presente.org and Culture Strike, two groups pushing back against the wave of anti-immigrant...
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
In 1996, at the hight of the protests against the building of the Newbury bypass road, this short film captures the magical moment when wild horses arrive on the site during the felling of ancient oak trees.
In 2011, Tony Cruz, Co-Founder of Do-Gooder and Amnesty International Shareholder Activist traveled to Ecuador to view the devastation left behind by oil companies.
Public spaces in city centres are increasingly being turned into private estates, with their own security forces who get to decide who can be there and what they can do. Since their aim is primarily to create footfall for the retail outlets that provide a huge chunk of their...
Colin Farrell gets some help from a zombie to explain how a TRILLION DOLLARS is being siphoned out of developing countries every single year. You probably know that money laundering, tax evasion and embezzlement goes on, but we bet this Trillion Dollar Scandal is the biggest...
Uplifting and inspritational music video from Nahko and Medicine for the People, taken from their album Black as Night. Features footage of the band on the road and the activists and musicians they collaborated with along the way. Themed around homemade signs reading "I...
"In three generations, India has systematically targeted and annihilated more than 50 million women from its population – a number which constitutes the sum total of the populations of Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Portugal put together (Banerji, Female Genocide)...
'NOT IN OUR NAME' is a short documentary montage of the March In March in Melbourne, Australia on the 16th of March 2014. Three days of peaceful assemblies, non-partisan citizens' marches and rallies at Federal Parliament and around Australia to protest against government...
Around the world a growing movement of people are using their creativity, design skills and purchasing power to demand fashion without pollution. United by a shared belief that the clothes we wear should carry a story we can be proud of, activists, bloggers, designers...
Fear is too often used to convince us to give up liberty for security. We've reached a point where those who are supposed to protect us are becoming dangerous. Therefore it makes sense to turn the tables: Let's take our streets back. Let's fire some cops.
About a year or so ago one of the Valhalla Members stumbled across a pretty awesome website known as Films For Action.http://www.filmsforaction.org
The Sacred Science is a groundbreaking documentary that captures an unprecedented glimpse into the ancient healing practices of the Amazon rainforest’s medicine men, or shamans, whose unique knowledge of indigenous plants and rituals is threatened by deforestation...
One Mining Company, a protest camp running for over 700 days, 280 voluntary arrests and counting, a State Forest home to 396 Species of native fauna and flora, 34 of which are endangered. What is this all about? Black Hole explores the fight to stop the clearing of the Leard...
The message to her baby is: "Don't worry about all the problems of the world. We're going to take care of it."  26 year Marshall Island poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner wrote this poem for her 7-month old daughter and read it to world leaders at the recent UN Climate Summit held in...
More than 5 years after the expropriation of €492,000 from 39 different banks, a group of activists reveal how the money was used and how they lived through the experience. The driving force behind this collective is the situation imposed by the current system, civil...
Episode Breakdown | Spoken word from Immortal Technique and Erica Violet Lee of Idle No More PLUS 3 interviews looking at the climate crisis from 3 angles: Medea Benjamin of Code Pink talks about the links between the peace movement and the climate justice movement - and how...
This film asks "Who are the real vandals, the ones destroying a few windows or the ones destroying the fucking planet?" Note: The English subtitles move a bit too fast, so you might need to pause throughout to read them
Operation Great Bear: We have spent the last month in the field, defending wildlife from the annual, senseless slaughter known as the British Columbia trophy hunt. The Wildlife Defence League has blockaded the only road leading into the Sacred Headwaters from resident hunters...
Naomi Klein — “the most visible and influential figure on the American left,” as The New Yorker puts it — dropped by the Grist office to chat with David Roberts about her new book. They kicked things off by discussing its provocative title: This Changes Everything: Capitalism...
In perhaps one of the most beautifully organized and powerful protests of recent memory, Ferguson activists organized a flashmob and went to St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Saturday evening to sing a Requiem for Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager murdered by Officer Darren...
Actually I wanted to cycle from Berlin to West Papua, Indonesia, in order to bring awareness to an ongoing environmental and geopolitical conflict - a fight for independence of the native peoples of Papua against their Indonesian occupation. This occupation is only taking...
Coral Guardian, a non-profit dedicated to coral reef conservation, has developped this unerwater museum in a secret spot in order to let the local biodiversity take its rights back. This video has a strong meaning, showing marine life beauty and how important it is to us.
WHAT IS THE MACHINE THAT KILLS SECRETS? WikiLeaks brought to light a new form of whistle-blowing, using powerful cryptographic code to hide leakers' identities while they spill the private data of government agencies and corporations. This Machine Kills Secrets By Andy...
The film Chiloé Saliendo A Flote (Chiloé Coming Afloat) shows how the rich biodiversity of the island of Chiloé (Patagonia, Chile) is now gravely threatened due to lack of regulation on how its resources are used. Salmon farming, introduced in the 1970s, as well as large...
A small community was promised a recreational dream. Instead they got a toxic nightmare. Watch their battle against coal ash, a toxic waste that is polluting hundreds of similar communities across America. You can take action and tell the EPA to regulate this waste by...
Abby Martin discusses the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, highlighting the long history of tension between mainland China and the autonomous region and how China is responding to mass protests in the streets. 
Occupy Central is growing bigger by the day. To find out more read this story.
Ayn Rand, author of "Atlas Shrugged" and "The Fountainhead" is still kind of a thing. How?
Since the 1970's Majuli islander Jadav Payeng has been planting trees in order to save his island. To date he has single handedly planted a forest larger than Central Park NYC. His forest has transformed what was once a barren wasteland, into a lush oasis. Humble yet...
Comedian Mark Thomas walked the length of Israel's Apartheid Wall on both sides! July 2014 marks 10 years since the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled the construction of Israel's Apartheid Wall in the occupied Palestinian West Bank illegal under international...
 350.org + Avaaz have No Strategy to Win Climate Crisis Struggle - Arun Gupta Speaking to Dennis Trainor, Jr. of Acronym TV, independent journalist Arun Gupta praised 350.org for driving so over 300,000 people into the streets for the People's Climate March on Sunday, saying...
For real politics, don't look to parliament but to an empty London housing estate. A group of 29 homeless single mothers, about to be shunted 200 miles away, have taken radical action and occupied an empty social housing project.
 An exclusive Acronym TV dispatch from the Flood Wall Street day of action, featuring exclusive footage, analysis, and interviews with Adam Clayton Muller (Idle No More), Tim DeChristopher (Peaceful Uprising), Andy Bichlbaum (The Yes Men), Arun Gupta (Counterpunch), and Flood...