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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.
Political power -- armed central authority, with states and war -- is it part of human na
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...
The first of four videos by NOTA UK about why we need a 'None of the Above' option on the ballot paper for all future UK elections. Parts 2, 3 & 4 coming soon... Find out more on our website: http://notauk.org/ Sign our petition here...
On the eve of three historic People's Climate March, authors Chris Hedges and Naomi Klein, 350.org founder Bill McKibben and Seattle Council person Kshama Sawant discuss the urgency of radical action on climate change, with an opening speech by Senator Bernie Sanders and...
Kelsey Juliana, an 18-year-old activist, is fighting climate change in the courts and walking across the country to spread the word on global warming.
Climate change is fucking up Brother Earth's atmosphere, and he's not feeling it. Feat. Boots Riley and Josh Healey. From Sept 17-24, 2014, the United Nations is convening world leaders in New York for its latest summit on climate change. Unfortunately, this summit looks to...
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...
Short film of a Vigil for Gaza held in Lancaster UK on August 6th 2014, organised by Lancaster Palestine Solidarity Campaign. 'Naming Gaza's Dead' is a reflection of what the vigil meant to the people involved, a record of the event, and a moving meditation on the names and...
"Try to win a battle just with the moral high-ground. It's not practical. It's not realistic." Here Cenk Uygur quotes MLK Jr's response.
In the Fruitvale area of Oakland, California, residents are opening their doors and their hearts, fostering peace in their neighborhood—one block at a time. Casa de Paz is one of several houses joined by a common backyard/ farm, where friends and neighbors are encouraged to...
Dennis Trainor, Jr. of Acronym TV in conversation with Timeka Drew, a grassroots organizer with the Global Climate Convergence. In two weeks the Peoples Climate March in New York, organized by 350.org, is expected to draw as many as 200,000 people.
Between August 21st and 24th,  thousands of Canadians gathered in Ottawa to take part in the countries first Peoples' Social Forum - an event of workshops, education, network, and conscious evolution. As part of the event a unified march was organized towards parliament hill...
Paul Hawken is a visionary social entrepreneur, the award-winning author of multiple landmark books including Blessed Unrest, The Ecology of Commerce and Natural Capitalism (co-author), and the Co-Founder of OneSun, a radically innovative solar energy technology company.
"If there wasn't so much love, there wouldn't be so much pain. It's like love is the nervous system of the universe, bringing us joy, and sorrow." - Drew Dellinger Want to keep watching? This is a clip from Occupy Love (2013) by Velcrow Ripper. Watch the full documentary...
The Occupy Wall Street movement made headlines around the world and spawned hundreds of similar occupation protests internationally. This short multimedia piece reflects on what happened through the voices of some of those who took part and archival footage.
When Boots Riley from the Coup was asked to go on Fox News as part of a segment about a local music festival, the producers clearly hadn't really thought about what they were doing. When asked to describe the band he starts by saying "We're a punk funk communist revolution...
Can a Tipi Stop a Pipeline? Keystone Tar Sands / XL Pipeline. Nearly everyone is familiar with these words and most have at least some opinion about what they represent. Those who are willing to sacrifice the very things which make life possible on this planet for personal...
This is the story of our unique moment in history. We are living through an age of tipping points and rapid social and planetary change. We’re the first generation to feel the impacts of climate disruption, and the last generation that can do something about it. The film...
Feature length documentary about the Nobel Peace Prize nominated West Papua independence leader Benny Wenda. Filmed over a 2 year period by British filmmaker Dominic Brown, it provides a rare insight into the life and times of this freedom fighter and his tireless struggle to...
"The force of love, the force of reunion is unstoppable." - Charles Eisenstein This is a clip from Occupy Love (2013) by Velcrow Ripper. Watch the full documentary here.  
From Nimbin to New York the legendary Benny Zable has personified the greed and evil of corporations pillaging the environment. In this short doco, Benny speaks candidly about his art and philosophy, and the reasons his character's darkness is a crucial componant of...
Police officers are sworn to serve and protect us--but they are literally killing our people in our communities. Mike Brown. Ferguson. John Crawford. Ohio. Eric Garner. New York. Ezell Ford. Los Angeles.Israel Hernandez. Miami. We've gotta take action. We are asking young...
Where is the Palestinian Gandhi? Filmmaker Julia Bacha has spent the last 8 years documenting Israelis and Palestinians who are trying to end the conflict using peaceful means. There are many Palestinians who are using nonviolent resistance to defend their land and water...
"We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don't," says slam poet and teacher Clint Smith. A short, powerful piece from the heart, about finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice.
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. - April 4, 1967 - Beyond Vietnam: A Time To Break Silence Full and unabridged. Personal favorite quotes: 8:09 "A few years ago there was a shining moment in that struggle. It seemed as if there was a real promise of hope for the poor -- both...
 AtPeace Makita, a single mother of five children who turned to activism after her water was shut off by the Detroit Water and Sewage Department, talks with Dennis Trainor, Jr. about the Detroit Water Brigade and what it is like to living during the current push for the...
In the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, John Oliver explores the racial inequality in treatment by police as well as the increasing militarization of America's local police forces.
Want to change the world? Show people that it is already happening. (An inspirational primer on how to get started.) The video is a clip from Unveiled & Lifted (2013) featuring the words of Joe Martino. Watch the full film here.
Artist Stephanie McMillan presents a very general overview and polemic about political art, the relationship of culture and politics, and the need for explicitly revolutionary art as a vital component of a revolutionary movement.
Ever wondered what it might take to rid the world of conflict and live in happiness forever? Well, the journey to world peace begins here, and ends with 1000 episodes of the SRSLY WRONG podcast. Audio taken from SRSLY WRONG Episode 10 - 'World Peace', and Episode 12 ...
If you really want to change the world...you have to change yourself. Because it all begins and ends with you. The video is a clip from Unveiled & Lifted. Watch the full film here.
The Unist'ot'en, a clan of the Wet'suet'en Nation have built a protection camp to block the Pacific Trails Pipeline or PTP, in so called British Columbia in Canada. The PTP pipeline would bring natural gas obtained through fracking to the Pacific ocean and would cross through...