Videos about Activism
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UDITA (2015)
Life, death, oppression and resistance - 5 Years with the women of Bangladesh's sweatshops and their fight for a better life. Produced by RAINBOW COLLECTIVE and OPENVIZOR, 'UDITA' follows a turbulent 5 years in the lives of the women at the grass roots of the garment workers...
Direct Action Begins With You
Join the movement for a more compassionate future by being on the right side of a socially accepted wrong.  
Abuse Behind the Walls of UK Slaughterhouses
Since 2009 Animal Aid has secretly filmed inside ten randomly selected British slaughterhouses, including conventional 'humane' abattoirs, 'higher welfare' operations, and a non-stun halal slaughterhouse. We found illegal cruelty taking place in nine of them. You can see just...
Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
In this essential new feature documentary, legendary radical activist Angela Davis speaks for the first time about her 1970s imprisonment as a terrorist and conspirator, which became a flashpoint in the black liberation struggle and turned her into a revolutionary icon. Few...
The Walls of Bethlehem
The Walls of Bethlehem documents clashes between Palestinians in Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem and invading Israeli soldiers after the Israeli army’s killing of 20-year-old Jihad al-Jafari in nearby Dheisheh refugee camp in February.  It is part of the intersectoinal The...
Emergency: VOTE To Start Revolution - Russell Brand The Trews (E312)
In today's 'Trews Politics Week Conclusion' I recap last week's episodes, reveal Part 2 of 'Milibrand' and give my call to action for how to best use your vote to save the country, and for future REVOLUTION. Editor's Note: What do you think? Whether you agree or disagree...
Food Chains (2014)
In this exposé, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the United...
Why you don`t need to worry about $18 Trillion US Debt
Congratulations to the United States Govt. for just accumulating $18 Trillion in debt! But no worries let's look at some of the biggest reasons why YOU don't need to worry about it. #1. "They can get it under control."  What a massive lie. Politicians have been sayi
Will Bernie Sanders Usher in a New Progressive Era?
In this clip from Bill's interview with presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (VT-I), he asks the senator from Vermont what it will take to get the "Hillary wing of the Democratic party to pay attention to the power of a populist message." Here's what he had to say: Watch...
Rebel Diaz, Dead Prez and Rakaa Iriscience ask "Which Side Are You On?"
We are living historic moments of oppression, to which the people have the right to respond with historic moments of resistance. The Which Side Are You On came out on our Radical Dilemma album, but the time is NOW for the song and the message it represents. It was an honor to...
Poet Sarah O'Neal's Powerful Response to Those Who Fail to Understand #BlackLivesMatter
19-year-old spoken-word poet Sarah O'Neal recites her poem “An Overreaction,” where she speaks about Dr. King and her frustration at having to defend protests.
The Bloom Episode 2: Practicing The New World
Part II of The Bloom explores how Transformational Festivals have become incubators and spaces for “Practicing The New World”, where the festivals are produced using a model of CO-CREATION, utilizing an ethos of PARTICIPATION to create these remarkable realities and MODELLING...
Own The Change: Building Economic Democracy One Worker Co-op at a Time (2015)
Own the Change: Building Economic Democracy One Worker Co-op at a Time is a short documentary meant to give an overview of what a worker co-op is, how it can transform lives and communities, and the realities of starting one. Watch as we go through concrete steps for building...
How To Make Stencil Posters and Banners
Art has the power to move our imaginations and bodies, transforming the emotional and physical spaces we share. It has the power to build and transform social relations and to bring about equity and justice. In collaboration with Mobilize the Immigrant Vote (MIV)...
Better, Not More
As we assess the current state of our world and consider together the elements that are essential to a ‘just transition’, and ultimately, a just economy, we are called to consider four goals: to decommodify nature, reimagine work, liberate knowledge and democratize wealth...
Stop Telling Women To Smile
Stop Telling Women to Smile is an art series by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. The work attempts to address gender based street harassment by placing drawn portraits of women, composed with captions that speak directly to offenders, outside in public spaces.  Tatyana Falalizadeh is...
The Next System Project
Growing inequality, political stalemate, and climate disruption prompt an important insight. When the old ways no longer produce the outcomes we are looking for, something deeper is occurring. It is time to explore genuine alternatives and new models-"the next system." Read...
WeTheUncivilised: A Life Story (2015)
Grassroots documentary film, seeking to challenge the story of civilisation, by exploring an inspiring narrative of connection and belonging.  At the heart of our environmental and social crisis lies a story of separation. Not only does this story enable us to treat other...
There's a Massive, Illicit Bust of Edward Snowden Stuck to a War Monument in Brooklyn
While most people slept, a trio of artists and some helpers installed a bust of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in Brooklyn on Monday morning. The group, which allowed ANIMAL to exclusively document the installation on the condition that we hide their identities, hauled the...
The Square (2013)
The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing rollercoaster for a number of years. Through the news, we only get a glimpse of the bloodiest battle, an election, or a million man march. At the beginning of July 2013, we witnessed the second president deposed within the space of...
Free Hugs on St. Patrick's Day (Inspirational Video)
What happens when you take some Free Hugs signs downtown on St. Patrick's Day? Watch to find out. We are changing the world...one hug at a time.  Be a Part of the Shift.
This Is How Globalized Capitalism Operates Today
The history of wage struggle in Cambodia is a case study for the history of global capitalism as a whole. Here's how it works: Multi-national corporations exploit workers in the most exploitable countries, producing goods at rock-bottom prices that are sold for sky-high...
The Gulabi Gang
In this week's show an homage to women everywhere, a look at the trolls from the Men's Rights Movements and how the Gulabi Gang in India who are beating down rapitsts with big ass sticks. On the music break, Bambu with "The Queen is Dead."
#WhoWillYouHelp: Canada Releases Anti-Sexual Assault PSA
Video encourages bystanders to take action. Join the conversation: #WhoWillYouHelp. Read the action plan at Ontario.ca/WhoWillYouHelp.
Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything
This is an edited excerpt from a work-in-progress. The feature length documentary This Changes Everything will be completed and launched later this year
Rebel Architecture (2014)
A six-part documentary series from Al Jazeera profiling architects who are using design as a form of activism and resistance to tackle the world's urban, environmental and social crises. The series follows architects from Vietnam, Nigeria, Spain, Pakistan, Israel/Occupied...
Satyagraha Truth Force (2014)
** BREAKING NEWS ON THIS STORY 22 May 2015** Swami Shivanand has decided to give up his life because of destructive mining and development on the sacred Ganges River. He has given up both food and water in protest. We will put the film online for free until this situation...
Charles Eisenstein: The Story of Interbeing
Charles Eisenstein explains how the real power we have to create change comes from stepping into a new story he calls The Story of Interbeing. Live on stage at UPLIFT 2014 in Byron Bay.
Welcome To Gaza - With Your Guide, Banksy
Welcome to a tourist video with a twist. Street artist Banksy goes to Gaza; entering via a tunnel, he documents the destruction wrought by operation protective edge. The short film features several new pieces, including a kitten playing with a ball made from wires and other...
Article 12: Waking up in a Surveillance Society
Article 12: Waking up in a Surveillance Society Article 12 presents a sharp look at the current state of privacy and debates around the rights and desires of individuals, governments, terrorism and the increasing accessibility and use of surveillance. The film is a...
Anarchy in Rojava
In this sedition, we look at the fierce men and women who have been fighting the head-chopping Islamists of I.S.I.S. to create a libertarian commune along the border between Syria, Iraq and Turkey. On the music break we have Kurdish rapper Rezan with "Em Kurdin."
Boom! Why Oil Trains Are Dangerous and Must Be stopped.
As the muthafuckin' resistance has been busy blocking pipelines all across Turtle Island, from the Keystone XL pipeline in the United Snakes, to the Northern Gateway and Pacific Trails pipelines in unceded Wet'suwet'en territory, capitalist oil-peddlers have had to find a new...
The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible - Charles Eisenstein
"There is a vast territory between what we're trying to leave behind, and where we want to go - and we don't have any maps for that territory." - Charles Eisenstein Filmed in the fading light on the shores of Northern Scotland, this short film captures Charles Eisenstein in...
Climate Change: What's Really Been Going On (And How We Can Solve It)
Ever wondered why we're not on track to solve climate change despite all the protests and petitions? Watch this to hear the story of what's really been going on. For more information on how you can take action visit http://nononsensevideos.org/action Video by Richard Roaf...
Capitalism Is Just a Story - Rise Up and Create a New One
How many of us have a sneaking suspicion that something pretty fundamental is going wrong in the world? We keep hearing about the potentially devastating consequences of climate change but we are pumping more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every single year. We are forced...
Howard Zinn:  A More Interesting Life
Howard Zinn reflects upon social activism in an excerpt from the film ReGENERATION.
Positive News speaks to People of London.
We went to see the team at Positive News, to find out more about the paper and their vision for the future of positive news. Positive News is the world's first positive newspaper. They report on positive developments from across the world and take a solution-focused...
Violent Police Repression in Canada: Your Rights Under Attack (2014)
VIDEO BILINGUE / A discussion of the systemic problem of police abuse of power threatening both freedom of expression and of the press based on the events of April 3 2014 in Montreal. April 3 2014 in Montreal a protest organized by Québec student union group ASSÉ turned ugly...
Bill Moyers: Imagine If America Had Adopted Martin Luther King's Economic Dream
A discussion on King’s vision of economic justice, and how so little has changed for America’s most oppressed.  
Ferguson Activists Bring Message of Love and Struggle to Palestine
A group of activists, artists, musicians and journalists on the frontlines of the struggle against racist policing in the United States traveled to Palestine earlier this month to build on the growing bonds of solidarity between the Black American and Palestinian liberation...
To Change Everything, Start Everywhere
To Change Everything, Start Everywhere! The case for complete self-determination—a guide for the furious, the curious, and the pure of heart. To Change Everything: An Anarchist Appeal If you could change anything, what would you change? Would you go on vacation for the rest...
My Call For Humanity | Spoken Word
It is no longer acceptable to live an unfulfilling life, or participate in habits which cause degeneration in health, the environment, and/or relationships. Credits: Jamie Dunmore
Saving My Tomorrow - Inspiring Youth into Action (2014)
A lyrical mix of science, animation and music, SAVING MY TOMORROW celebrates the wonders of the natural world and is a call from kids to kids to help take care of the planet. The special and the series feature readings by Alan Cumming, Tina Fey, Liam Neeson, Susan Sarandon...
Ursula Le Guin Speech Challenges The Inevitability of Capitalism
Ursula K. Le Guin accepts the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters and challenges the assumption that capitalism seems inescapable. Transcript below via Parker Higgins.  Thank you Neil, and to the givers of this beautiful...
Millions March NYC / Black Lives Matter
On November 24th 2014, Ferguson grand jury decided not to indict police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, 18 year old Michael Brown. On December 3rd 2014, Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict police officer in the chokehold death of an...
Protecting the Source, Inspiring the Future: The Story of Pachamama Alliance
The Pachamama Alliance is a non-profit organization working to create a just, thriving and sustainable world for all. Our work started in the Amazon rainforest with a call from our indigenous partners, and has spread our message to the entire world.
Charles Eisenstein: On Movements and Activism
Charles Eisenstein on how movements for change can both disrupt and reinforce the dominate story they are struggling against, and how activists can learn to discern the difference. There's a powerful revelation at the end of this you don't want to miss.
Belgium On Strike
On December 15, 2014, a 24-hour general strike brought Belgium to a standstill as trade unions shutdown airports, trains, ports, highways, shops, factories, schools and government offices. The December 15th strike was the first general strike in Belgium since 1993 and was...
How to Instantly Defeat Any Hater
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?
Renovatio - Paraksena pragmata
Animacion video for Gezi rezist! Fuck Capitalism! Fuck Erdogan! Viva Revolution!