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Can you resolve these three questions/problems logically without realizing the need to remove the Market Economy? The Three Questions: 1) Given the market economy requires consumption in order to maintain demand for human employment and further economic growth as needed, is...
Reaction to Apple's unveiling of its Apple Watch smartwatch on Tuesday.
We applied for a bank loan but they turned us down, so we wrote this song... This track goes out to the one percent... #sorrynotsorry Explicit lyrics heads up.
A shocking exposé of the inner workings of the $50 billion a year U.S. family law industry, Divorce Corp shines a bright light on the appalling waste, and shameless collusive practices seen daily in family courts. It is a stunning documentary film that anyone considering...
This viral public awareness video has a powerful and heart-tugging message about the consequences of our eating and lifestyle habits - dating back to our first years of life.
The line between editorial content and advertising in news media is blurrier and blurrier. That's not bullshit. It's repurposed bovine waste.
Frontline examines the "persuasion industries" -- advertising and public relations. To cut through consumers' growing resistance to their pitches, marketers have developed new ways of integrating their messages into the fabric of our lives.
Prawn, or shrimp if you're American, was once a luxury and now it's an everyday pleasure. Cheap for us to buy, the human cost of their production is unbelievable. This is the story of globalized slavery and how giant international supermarkets like Walmart, Tesco, Carrefour...
Think you aren't being fooled by advertising tricks? Take a look at this so-called expert revealing food marketing's secret weapon. No amount of marketing makes factory farming acceptable. You can stop the spin at http://www.ciwf.org.uk/truth
From Glasgow to Brighton the streets of the UK look a little different this week. In 10 cities guerrilla install crews have been swapping 365 ads with art works, creating the largest advertising takeover in world history.
Is the Plastic Trash Island floating in the Pacific Ocean a myth? Are we getting poisoned? How long do we have before a worldwide disaster happens? This documentary includes interviews from Capt. Moore (Algalita Marine Research Institute), Anna Cummins (5 gyres Institute)...
This short documentary reveals the hazards of the electronics industry in China profiling workers poisoned by chemicals and their struggle for compensation. Thousands of young people in China enter export factories to make the West's favorite electronic gadgets, only to find...
A photojournalist who covered last year's deadly collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh draws connections to New York from clothing labels he found in the rubble.
Feel like doing something fun, cool and important? Go out and clean a beach! This is an inspirational film about cleaning a beach, with information about where all the litter comes from and how much is in the ocean. The message is also to have fun while you are at it. Enjoy!
Are we too materialistic? Are we willfully trashing the planet in our pursuit of things? And what's the source of all this frenetic consumer energy and desire anyway? In a fast-paced tour of the ecological and psychological terrain of American consumer culture, Shop 'Til You...
Unwasted presents the alluring ideal of zero waste as a key element of the sustainable business model. While some may shake their heads thinking this an impossible task, it’s worth remembering that mankind had a zero waste lifestyle up until about 100 years ago. There were no...
In this update of her pioneering Killing Us Softly series, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. Killing Us Softly 4 stands to challenge a new generation of students to take advertising seriously, and...
The Olympics are as much about money as they are about sports. Between broadcasting rights, merchandising, sponsorships and construction of the Olympic venues themselves, there's a lot of money to be made.
Hidden beneath sleek, space-age screens and shining metal, the true cost of our gadgets lurks unseen… Have you ever felt like we're living through a nightmare of consumption? That you wish you could un-hook yourself and reconnect with a life that is somehow more real and...
Abby Martin remarks on the consumerist tradition of 'Black Friday,' urging holiday shoppers to buy local. LIKE Breaking the Set @ http://fb.me/BreakingTheSet FOLLOW Abby Martin @ http://twitter.com/AbbyMartin
What if I told you to wake up and see the human devastation of a world built on endless materialistic consumption, while living the illusion of infinite resources? Reclaim your mind and join the fight to restore ballance and sanity on this planet. It's only a...
Like. Share. Buy. LOL. Look around a bar, bus, train, park, coffee shop, cafeteria or just about anywhere these days and you will probably see people staring intently at a phone, tablet or laptop. What is this doing to our collective psyche and society? Although this short...
I am an Artist not a Businessman.  I am an Activist, NOT a Consumer.  And I hear the spirit of the universe speaking through everything around me more and more these days, and I have to let it out now, something vivid that I need to express.  So sick of this...
AFFLUENZA is a groundbreaking film that diagnoses a serious social disease - caused by consumerism, commercialism and rampant materialism - that is having a devastating impact on our families, communities, and the environment. We have more stuff, but less time, and our...
This video is so simple, but the impression it left on me, looking into the eyes of this being left an indelible impression on me. What you are seeing is from the state of Pará, Brazil, where animals await their fates fearing any human approach. In Brazil, an ox is...
Can you put this video into words? It's a clip from the phenomenal documentary Samsara, directed by Ron Fricke, who also made Baraka.  If you're interested in watching Samsara, you can go here to buy the DVD or find on-demand streaming services where it's available like...
Mark Boyle's new book, The Moneyless Manifesto explores in-depth the social, personal, ecological and economic reasons why we may want to transition beyond money into a localised, gift-based economic model. In it he also provides a vast toolkit of ways you can thrive with...
Abby Martin goes over five harmful ingredients found in nearly everything Americans consume despite the fact that many other countries have banned them. 
Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Along the way, director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the creature's extraordinary nature, the...
Terra Blight is a 55-minute documentary about America's consumption of computers and the hazardous waste we create in pursuit of the latest technology.  Produced by: Jellyfish Smack Productions www.jellyfishsmack.com   where to find the...
PLASTICIZED is an intimate account of a first-hand journey aboard the Sea Dragon with the 5 Gyres Institute on the very first scientific expedition, focused on plastic waste, through the centre of the South Atlantic Ocean. An eye-opening story about the institute's global...
Like most people, Bill (environmentalist and co-founder of 350.org), is not an activist by nature. There’s really not that many people whose greatest desire it to go out and fight the system. His theory of change was that he’ll write his book, people will read it and they’ll...
Now this is some creative thinking. :) A video by Nadia Asfour, Selina Chaouki, Elias El Hage, Lebanese American University, Lebanon. This video is the grand winner of the Connect4Climate iChange competition - have a look at the other submissions at www.connect4climate.org/
Apparently, empathy and enlightenment can be found right at the check-out counter. So can boredom and frustration. Freedom is realizing I have the choice. This short film brings to life extracts from David Foster Wallace's commencement address to the 2005 graduating class of...
Through the use of found footage and audio, The Cost creates a conceptual narrative that tells 3 different stories that remind us how even our most simple acts of consumption connect us to much more devastating financial threads thousands of milles away.
In The Mona Lisa Curse, art critic Robert Hughes subjected present-day commercialisation of art to a withering criticism. It's a damning indictment of the general tendency of art to degenerate into flashy triviality to the degree that it subordinates itself to money-making...
THE COUNTER ECONOMY: A WHOLE NEW WORLD IS GROWING UP FROM THE ASHES - A presentation by Katie Patrick. The Counter Economy; a self sustaining ethical economy that respects the boundaries of nature. It is growing on top of the existing polluting economy. How do we help...
Consumerism has become the cornerstone of the post-industrial age. Using theories of evolutionary psychology to underpin a bold narrative of our times, this film takes a whirlwind tour through the “weird mental illness of consumerism”, showing how our insatiable appetite...
The MIDWAY media project is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest islands on our planet, tens of thousands of baby albatrosses lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic from the...
For thousands across the UK, the new year usually means a new diet. But it's the supermarket rather than the health club that many are turning to. The low fat food industry is worth two billion pounds and there are more reduced calorie ready meals sold in January than at...
This is an excerpt from an incredible speech made by Charlie Kaufman during BAFTA's 2011 Screenwriters' Lecture Series. The video touches on how the world is built on consumerism. It serves to distract us, killing the human in side of us, leaving us feeling inadequate...
The central objective of this film is to reveal man's condition as a modern slave within the context of the totalitarian mercantile system and to show the forms of mystification which mask his servile condition. Its aim is to attack head on the dominant world organization...
The commercial advertising world...An art form that has had decades to develop & enhance it's way of selling mass products & services, worldwide or nationally. How conscious are we as a species of these tricks, and even if we are, what keeps us going back whilst local...
What if we could live in a clean world? A world in which energy would be 100% renewable, water no longer polluted, transportation truly green and production methods clean and regenerative? There will be such a world. In this documentary VPRO Backlight explores the...
Culture In Decline Episode #3 covers a new disease epidemic rapidly spreading across the world: "Consumption-Vanity Disorder." A disease spread not through a mutating virus or genetic predisposition – but through cultural “Memes” – turning the world into a reflection of the...
John Perkins, author of "Confessions of an Economic Hitman", explains why we need to remember the value of a buck. Interview filmed by Katie Teague for the film "Money & Life." 
I AM is an utterly engaging and entertaining non-fiction film that poses two practical and provocative questions: what’s wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better?   You can watch the final part of the film (3 of 3) on Giam TV, or via these options. The...
Werner Boote presents an up-close and personal view of the controversial and fascinating material that has found its way into every facet of our daily lives: plastic. He takes us on a journey around the globe, showing that plastics have become a threat for both environment...
How do you like to spend your life? What do you desire? What if money didn't matter? What if money was no object? What would you like to do if money were no object? Spoken words by Alan Watts.
You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. Do you know what I am talking about? The Matrix. The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us.