Videos about Big Ideas
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How to be a Peace Officer
What would it take to turn police officers who abuse their power into protectors of the peace? For a free download of The Four Agreements mentioned in this video, click...
Transition From Caterpillar to Butterfly as Analogy for Social Chance
An exceprt from Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview in which Dr. Bruce Lipton talks about the fractal nature of reality and compares the current global awakening and the...
A Simple Mind Trick Will Help You Think More Rationally
Emotions can cloud our rational decision-making. By adopting the perspective of an outside advisor, psychologist Dan Ariely says we can inject some rationality into our...
Life After Growth - Economics for Everyone (2010)
The economic crash of 2008 revealed not only the frailty and vulnerability of the economic system, it also showed the false basis that the growth economy is built on – the...
Anarchy Lives: Rojava
There is place where sex, creed and ethnicity do not harbor division. A place where everyone is military trained so that having a police force becomes obsolete. A place where...
What If Students Controlled Their Own Learning?
Peter Hutton is the principal of Templestowe College, one of the most innovative schools in Australia. He has developed a radical solution, empowering students to control their...
Self-Organisation Beyond Hierarchy
This series of six short films look beyond hierarchy at two approaches to self-organisation. Traditionally, many of us are used to having someone at the top, but times are...
The Fermi Paradox - Where Are All The Aliens?
The universe is unbelievably big – trillions of stars and even more planets. Soo… there just has to be life out there, right? But where is it? Why don’t we see any aliens?...
The Unlikely Librarian
A story by Our Better World - telling stories of good to inspire action. In an Indonesian fishing village where afternoons are spent napping, one fisherman is losing sleep so...
Small-Scale Farmers Cool the Planet
Fair World Project's new 17-minute documentary highlights the role of industrial agriculture in climate change while expounding on how small farmers are combating the climate...
Abby Martin Breaks the Set One Last Time
On this final episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin, discusses the power of grassroots activism in getting the FCC to uphold net neutrality. Abby then speaks with Eugene...
Abby Martin Exposes Obama's SOTU Double Speak | Brainwash Update
Abby Martin discusses the hypocritical and misleading foreign policy claims made during the State of the Union.
#BlackLivesMatter: Tactics, Class Warfare, and the Legacy of Racism
Special Panel Discussion on Racism, Poverty and the Future of Ferguson. On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin, features a special panel discussion on race...
Zapatista (1999)
With exclusive access and interviews with Subcomandante Marcos, Noam Chomsky and others, Zapatista is the definitive look at the Zapatista uprising, its historical roots and...
Why You Should Break Rules - In 30 Seconds
A woman’s place is in the home. Marriage is between a man and a woman. These are rules that we have consciously or unconsciously written for our society. We worry too much...
Why Immigration Reform Is Useless Without Ending the Drug War
Abby Martin speaks with Eugene Puryear, organizer with the ANSWER coalition about President Obama's executive action on immigration reform and how this will impact the millions...
Wanderers
Wanderers is a short science fiction film by Erik Wernquist - a digital artist and animator from Stockholm, Sweden. The film is a vision of our humanity's future expansion into...
The Top Censored Stories of 2014 | Interview with Mickey Huff
Abby Martin interviews, Mickey Huff, Director of Project Censored, about some of the top 25 censored stories of 2014, covering everything from the lack of police brutality...
Taking Down the Daily Show with Allison Kilkenny and Jamie Kilstein
Abby Martin interviews co-founders of Citizen Radio and authors of the new book, #NEWSFAIL, Allison Kilkenny and Jamie Kilstein, about the biggest flaws in corporate comedy...
Human Universe: From Apeman To Spaceman
Beginning in Ethiopia, Professor Brian Cox discovers how the universe played a key role in our ascent from apeman to spaceman by driving the expansion of our brains. But big...
Greening the Desert (2014)
Synopsis In Burkina Faso, changing weather patterns provoked by climate change, combined with over-farming and over-grazing, have turned once fertile lands into desert...
Neil Turok - The Universe Within
"My goal is to get people thinking and trying to wrap their heads around the amazing things that have been achieved and to dream about what will be achieved."
Some of Stephen Hawking's Big Ideas Explained in an Amazing Animation
No time to read Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time? In just two and a half minutes, Alok Jha explains why black holes are doomed to shrink into nothingness then explode...
Wealth Illusion, Structural Violence & The Fear of Truth
Abby Martin interviews the creator of the Zeitgeist Movement, Peter Joseph, covering everything from the upcoming Zeitgeist Festival in Los Angeles on October 4th to economic...
Carl Sagan - A Way of Thinking
"Science is more than a body of knowledge, it's a way of thinking." Carl Sagan Music: Michael Nyman - Second Morrow, The Other Side & The Arrival Facebook ...
About Time - The Case For A 21 Hour Working Week
A ‘normal’ working week of 21 hours could help to address a range of urgent, interlinked problems: overwork, unemployment, over-consumption, high carbon emissions, low...
The Wombat Has Some Simple Instructions for Living on Earth. Listen Up!
This is the "Living on Earth 101" primer every human needs to see. The Wombat was created by the Foundation for Global Community: globalcommunity.org/
This Video Dispels Every "Nature VS Nurture" Myth You've Ever Heard. The Implications are Profound.
If everyone watched this it could radically transform the world. This is a segment from Moving Forward (2011). Watch the full documentary online here.
What is the Meaning of Death? This Man Has Some Words to Share with You.
A good friend of mine, Ian Mackenzie recently shot this short film The Meaning of Death – Stephen Jenkinson.  Hope you are as moved as I was by the film. IN JANUARY this...
Ubuntu
"I am because you are," is the deep meaning of Ubuntu, a traditional African philosophy recognizing the shared essence within humanity and life. In this film, we visit Dorah...
How to Start an Empathy Revolution
Empathy can be a force for radical social change, but only if we understand how to unleash it. - Roman Krznaric at TEDxAthens 2013
The Lottery of Birth (2013)
Do you shape the world or does it shape you? Drawing on leading thinkers from around the world, and with a torrent of mind-expanding ideas and information, THE LOTTERY OF BIRTH...
The Permaculture Orchard : Beyond Organic (trailer)
The Permaculture Orchard : Beyond Organic is a full-length educational film that will give you the tools necessary to get started on your own project, whether it's a multi-acre...
Listen To This Mute: An Angry Speech-Impaired Man Rants about His Country
A mute man rants about everything that is wrong in his country in under 3 minutes and goes on to tell you how you can change everything. A powerful film, relevant in every...
Another World (2013)
"Another World" is a film about the grassroots initiatives in Greece that form another world right here and now, away from the crisis and beyond capitalism (Greek narration...
Bioecon: A Natural Economy
Today it is possible to create together a moneyless economy based on human needs. Bioecon provides the necessary tools so that we can make it at local, regional and global...
The Myth Of Human Nature
"We do not see the world as it is, we see the world as we are, or...as we are conditioned to see it." Are we competitive, selfish, individualistic creatures by nature? What is...
How Do You Define Yourself?
Conflict starts with definitions of "us" and "them" ... what if there is no "them" ... ?   
A Will for the Woods
What if our "last act" could be a gift to the planet — a force for regeneration? Musician, folk dancer, and psychiatrist Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial...
A World Beyond Markets: How Will The 'Collaborative Commons' Transform Our Lives?
Jeremy Rifkin, one of the world's most popular public thinkers and political advisors, argues that capitalism will no longer be the dominant paradigm in the second half of the...
Solidarity Means Attack!
Catch more videos like these at subMedia.tv This week: 1. Worldwide May Day actions 2. Jeremy Hammond's May Day message 3. Against Me! Baby I'm and Anarchist Medley 4. ABC's...
Pieces of Madrid
This short documentary from the excellent Global Uprisings crew explores ongoing resistance and self-organization in the midst of the economic and social crisis in Madrid...
Talib Kweli Breaks the Set on the Obama Presidency, the Prison Industrial Complex & Real Hip Hop
Abby Martin features an exclusive interview with hip hop artist Talib Kweli, discussing the role of government, Obama's presidency, the prison industrial complex, and...
The Narcicyst Breaks the Stage on Conscious Hip Hop, 'Sumeria' & 'Leap of Faith'
Breaking the Set features an exclusive interview and musical performance by politically conscious Iraqi-Canadian Hip Hop artist, Yassim 'The Narcicyst' Alsalman, who performs...
How Financial Looters Are Destroying Your 401(k) in a Fraction of a Second
Abby Martin explores the public distrust of the US financial system, discussing the controversies surrounding 'High-Frequency Trading', a practice that involves advanced...
Lawrence Krauss - Nature's Imagination
"Science is a cultural activity" Lawrence Krauss Music: Symmetry - Keith Kenniff Facebook - facebook/theinspirationjourney Vimeo - vimeo.com/theinspirationjourney Tumblr ...
Drugging Whales, Killing Giraffes & Other Disturbing Zoo Realities | Brainwash Update
Abby Martin goes over the dark side of zoological and water parks, going over instances of maltreatment of animals in captivity, including drugging Orca whales at SeaWorld with...
Growth is Not Enough
Our politicians are hung up on keeping the growth curve rising. But does GDP really tell us all we need to know about a country's wealth and well-being? In this new RSA Short...
Remote Control Cockroaches & Invisible Cloaks with Lee Camp | Think Tank
Abby Martin speaks with comedian and host of Lee Camp's Moment of Clarity web series, Lee Camp, going over several mind blowing technologies, including remote control...
Abby Martin Takes Down the Cold War-Obsessed Neocons Behind the Curtain
Abby Martin calls out the Foreign Policy Initiative or FPI, a DC neocon think tank that rose out of the ashes of PNAC. Abby discusses the real motivation behind their recent...