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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...
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...
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...