Videos about Activism
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Sky Roosevelt-Morris: The Secret of Indigenous Resiliency
Activist Sky Roosevelt-Morris is of the Shawnee and White Mountain Apache Nations. She is a member of the Leadership Council of the American Indian Movement of Colorado. In...
Breaking Down Bail: Debunking Common Bail Myths
Did you know over 1/2 a million Americans are being held in jail with no conviction? Not enough people know this – or that it’s all because of our money bail system. That’s why...
The Fight for Clean Water (#NoDAPL)
Clean water or Corporate profits? What’s more important? #NoDAPL Energy Transfer Partners: (214) 981-0700 U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers: (202) 761-0010; (202)...
Where Do You Draw the Line? (2016)
Why is the Ecuadorian government proposing to extract oil in an area frequently classified by ecologists as one of the most bio-diverse rainforest regions left intact on earth?...
The Feminist Library: A Short Film (2016)
The Feminist Library: A Short Film was made in support of the Save the Feminist Library Campaign in London (UK), documenting a crucial moment in the library's herstory as it...
People Around the World Raise the Morning Star Flag for West Papua
December 1st marks West Papua’s original independence day, when the Morning Star flag was first raised in 1961 before the country was invaded by Indonesia. The flag is...
From Gangs to Gardens (2014)
Organic gardener and vegan chef DJ CAVEM is an award-winning international recording artist and activist who uses Hip-Hop culture to inspire young people to connect to the...
Answering the Call: The American Struggle for the Right to Vote
Watch an exclusive and limited time online screening of Answering the Call, presented by Films For Action. If you enjoy watching, consider purchasing a DVD copy for a friend at...
"The More You Give, the Less You Take, the Bigger Your Value"
Meet Robi, environmental activist and lead singer of the Bali based rock band, Navicula. The beauty of Bali & Indonesia is under threat from environmental issues such as...
Still Berning (2016)
Bernie Sanders lost the Democratic presidential primary to Hillary Clinton. But it was a glorious loss. And it has become a beginning, not an end. The end of the Bernie Sanders...
The Truth About the Alt-Right
Our comprehensive investigation into the Alt-Right movement, including its origins, its relation to the Trump campaign and broader implications for the future. Read more: What...
Trump Is a Symptom of a Sickness That Is Raging All Across The World
This is why we are here. And this is what we need to remember. 
Democracy Now Standing Rock Special
Part 1 - Unlicensed #DAPL Guards Attacked Water Protectors with Dogs & Pepper Spray Many across the United States are celebrating this Thanksgiving holiday. But many for...
#NODAPL: Battle at the End of the World
Watching the footage of the police attack against water protectors from last Sunday, conjured images of the apocalypse. Yet, despite this brutal assault, the people at Standing...
Chilling Clip From Adam Curtis Doc Should Make Everyone Rethink Their Online Outrage
This is a clip from Hypernormalisation (at the 2 hr 29 mark). Watch the full documentary here. 
Mni Wiconi: The Stand at Standing Rock
Mni Wiconi is Lakota for “Water is Life” - this short film features water protectors from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and allies trying to stop the 1,100-mile Dakota Access...
Bernie Sanders: Now More Than Ever, It's Our Revolution
The Senator from Vermont remains optimistic about the country's future, and urges citizens to become more deeply involved in the political process.
NATURE Vs. BAYER - Animals Invade Corporate HQ
More than a hundred animals invaded the office of Bayer in Brussels to protest its intensive lobbying for TTIP and denounce their corporate power consolidation in...
This is an Anthem for Our Times
I think the world deserves to see the truth about #NoDAPL I tried my best to portray what I felt at camp, I felt LOVE. Love for all people, all living things, Mother Earth...
The Conscious Resistance (Feat. Derrick Broze)
Anarchism. Agorism. Awareness. A collection of work highlighting the thoughts of Derrick Broze of The Conscious Resistance Network. Edited by Reckless Aesthetics in...
Ode to Lesvos
An inspiring story of a few remarkable heroes on the Island of Lesvos who helped almost half a million refugees in 2015 has been documented in a new short film called Ode to...
A Special Report From #Standingrock
“We’ve been here. We know how to take care of the land. Just listen to us.” Part 1 - Report from the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, or Seven Council Fires Community, at#StandingRock in...
Gatekeeper (2016)
The Tojinbo Cliffs are a popular Japanese tourist destination known for their rugged beauty. The sheer cliffs are also a favored location for those wanting to jump to their...
Olympian John Carlos on the Power of Protest
1968 Olympic athlete John Carlos protested racial inequality by raising his fist in a Black Power salute on the medal stand. He has some advice for athletes like Colin...
I Love My Country but Hate What They Are Doing Edit 2
I Love My Country But Hate What They Are Doing Edit2 Film By John Massaria Dr. Daniele Ganser, Tommy Hansen, Gerald Celente, Anthony Freda, Ken O'Keefe, Gary Franchi, Ray...
Thom Hartmann at Bioneers: Beyond Framing
"Conservatives" and corporate interests use the powerful tools of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) to define arguments, win elections and persuade the public. To be effective...
Protest for Open Debates! (The CPD is a Fraud!)
Please share this video and DEMAND #OpenDebates! Call the CPD and demand #OpenDebates! @ 202-872-1020 Fight for real democracy and let Jill & Gary's voices be heard!
Resistance in Athens - Medialien Doc (2016)
The Greek tragedy, economic blackmail and democratic treason, the impact of the refugee crisis and a visit to Exarchia, Athen's Arnarchist hood. La tragédie Grecque, chantage...
Africa's Last Colony
Can you name Africa’s last colony? Western Sahara has been occupied by neighboring Morocco for over 40 years, yet most people have never heard of the conflict. NO country in...
Woman Lets Public Cut Her Hair for Powerful Message
Beauty isn't dependent on the external appearance. In this daring street experiment, Jae West co-founder of The Liberators International dives into vulnerability in Times...
Native American Protesters Drive Dakota Access Pipeline Bulldozers and Security off Land
On September 3, the Dakota Access pipeline company attacked Native Americans with dogs and pepper spray as they protested against the $3.8 billion pipeline’s construction. If...
Stunning Summary of US Imperialism and Native Resistance... on MSNBC!
On The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC, Lawrence explains why a protest by Native Americans in North Dakota reminds us of the history American always tries to forget.
Caleb Stephens: This Is How Solidarity Lives
Powerful! Caleb Stephens speaking before the Sisters With A Purpose march for justice in Lawrence, KS - 7.22.16. This is how solidarity lives.
"Injustice Anywhere" (2016)
Filmmaker Aziza Binti describes the documentary as such: "Social justice is not just "their" problem; it's everyone's concern. We reference the quote from the Rev. Dr. Martin...
Roman Krznaric: How Empathy Can Change the World
Why we need to move empathy from personal emotion to collective moral concern -- Empathy comes in two distinct forms: affective empathy is our instinct for mirroring the...
Nina Turner's Timeless Message to the Democratic Establishment
"We are not going anywhere. We are here for the long term for ourselves and for generations yet unborn. We're going to stand up and make sure that not only is that platform...
Who Should Bernie Voters Support Now? Robert Reich Vs. Chris Hedges on Tackling the Neoliberal Order
The day after Senator Bernie Sanders spoke at the Democratic National Convention and urged his supporters to work to ensure his former rival wins the presidential race, we host...
Sustainable Living Series with Rob Greenfield
The series documents Rob Greenfield's off the grid bike ride across America on a bamboo bicycle where he practiced sustainable living to the extreme. In 4,700 miles of cycling...
White People in Solidarity With Black Lives Matter
A social justice group that invites white people to fight racism is spreading like wildfire in the US. From 12 to 150 chapters in two years. Clearly a whole lot of white people...
Visions of Utopia - Experiments in Sustainable Culture (2016)
Visions of Utopia documents and profiles 7 diverse intentional communities in the United States. Have an inside look at what it is like to live in intentional communities from...
Animals Embody "Human Exclusive" Emotions
A video about animals embodying once thought human exclusive emotions like love, grief, happiness, joy and anger. We grant them way too little in their capacity to feel. This...
Game of Thrones Has Some Useful Advice for People that Want to Change the World
In Part 1, we learn why Tyrion Lannister has a knack for staying alive. He is constantly getting into trouble and talking his way out. But Tyrion's genius is replicable if you...
Loved Ones, Episode 1: Disability and Police Terror
"Loved Ones" is a series of short documentaries that follow the work of Lisa Ganser, an artist and anti-police terror activist. This first episode is dedicated to people with...
How to Build a Place-Based Economy Where You Live
How can communities rethink ownership to remedy poverty? In this powerful talk, Eric Kornacki shares the story of his journey carrying lessons learned from Central American...
After Largest Dam Removal in U.S. History, This River Is Thriving
Conservationists can now point to the largest dam removal project in the U.S. as a success story. The ecosystem of Washington's Elwha River has been thriving since the removal...
Seeing the Forest (2015)
This documentary tells the story of how a national forest service evolved from seeing trees as its primary resource, to seeing the forest whole.
Robert Reich: The 5 Principles of True Patriotism
We talk a lot about Patriotism, especially around July 4th, but we need also to take to heart its five basic principles. First: True patriotism isn’t simply about waving the...
Democratic Party: Change or Lose in November
The Democratic Party deserves a reformation. It can either choose to embrace a more progressive agenda and modify its primary nomination rules, or risk losing in November...
Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era
Degrowth: A vocabulary for a new era is a book edited by Giacomo D'Alisa, Federico Demaria and Giorgos Kallis, which consists of over 50 entries covering various themes related...
Struggle[s] at Nuit Debout, Part 1: Paris - Medialien (2016)
Thoughts on the first weeks at Nuit Debout, how it functions, its massification, its relationship to the labour unions, to violence, to police brutality and to the...