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Capitalism and Mental Health: How the Market Makes Us Sick
Far from being a far-fetched pipe dream that human beings could never live under, pockets of anarchistic self-activity are what keep us sane in a profoundly insane world. This...
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind: Shunryu Suzuki - Essential Wisdom for the Art of Living
"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few." So begins this most beloved of all American Zen books. Seldom has such a small handful...
Lifting Communities Out From Underdevelopment - India's Barefoot College
Watch how harnessing human potential along with the sun is improving millions of impoverished lives.  Barefoot College is a non-governmental organization that has been...
Stephen Colbert Interviews Neil Degrasse Tyson
Stephen Colbert Interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson
Global Capitalism: December 2015 Monthly Update
Global Capitalism: December 2015 Monthly Economic Update Richard D. Wolff Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 7:30pm "Saving Capitalism from Itself or Saving Us from It? 
5 Ways Men Can Help End Sexism
What role should men play in working towards an end to sexism? How much or how little should men be helping? In this video we will explore answers to those questions and share...
Maximum Creativity at Minimum Wage
If we are willing to work minimum wage at a dumb job that kills our soul, why not do our art instead, charge minimum wage or $10 an hour for it, gain a following and increase...
Margaret Heffernan: Why It's Time to Forget the Pecking Order at Work
Organizations are often run according to “the superchicken model,” where the value is placed on star employees who outperform others. And yet, this isn’t what drives the most...
Noam Chomsky: Democracy Is a Threat to Any Power System
To mark The Nation's 150th anniversary, John Nichols was joined in conversation by the eminent radical intellectual Noam Chomsky at the Tucson Festival of Books in Arizona on...
Global Capitalism: September 2015 Monthly Update
Global Capitalism: Monthly Economic Update Richard D. Wolff Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 7:30pm Market Chaos and Capitalism's Instability Judson Memorial Church Assembly Hall.
An Introduction To Capitalism
At its root, capitalism is an economic system based on three things: wage labour (working for a wage), private ownership or control of the means of production (things like...
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...
Anita Sarkeesian: "What I Couldn't Say"
Talking about the most intimate fears and insecurities, accusations of "playing the gender card", "first-world problems", jokes made 'too soon' - why are some topics still too...
Bayo Akomolafe: An Oriki for the Times
Bayo Akomolafe is a researcher, lecturer and author, as well as Coordinator of the International Alliance for Localization. This is his plenary talk at the Economics of...
Thich Nhat Hanh - Body & Mind Are One
An Online Training Course in Mindfulness...
Understanding The Peace Code In The Human Brain
Ground-breaking discoveries about early childhood and the human brain have offered vital clues about the roots of human violence and social disharmony. Our brains’ empathy...
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...
Alfie Kohn: The 3 Most Basic Needs of Children & Why Schools Fail
What students most need, high schools seem almost designed to thwart.
State of Female Justice: What Makes You Rise?
 In LA, February 6, Flanders hosted a live public event, bringing together women from the movements for racial, economic, environmental and media justice to discuss creating...
Democracy Needs A None Of The Above Option To Work (2014)
Four videos by NOTA UK on why we need a formal 'None of the Above' (NOTA) option on the ballot paper for all future elections and how to properly implement it. All too often...
Why We Should Give Everyone a Basic Income
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Rutger Bregman (1988) studied at Utrecht University and the University of California...
In U.N. Speech, Noam Chomsky Blasts United States for Supporting Israel, Blocking Palestinian State
As U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announces plans to set up an investigation into the attacks on United Nations facilities during Israel's recent assault on the Gaza Strip...
Al Gore Finds Hope in Local Climate Action - Keynote Speech at UNDP Equator Prize 2014
Al Gore delivers a rousing closing address at the United Nations Development Programme’s Equator Prize 2014 on Monday September 22 in New York. Speaking candidly and from the...
350.org + Avaaz Have No Strategy To Win Climate Crisis Struggle - Arun Gupta
 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...
Hedges, Klein, McKibben, Sanders and Sawant Call for Urgent Action on Climate Change
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...
Archbishop Desmond Tutu Calls For 'End Of Fossil Fuels Era'
Twenty-five years ago people could be excused for not knowing much, or doing much, about climate change. Today we have no excuse. No more can it be dismissed as science...
The Oldest Tree Huggers | Valhalla-India
It's something often done these days -- but have you ever wondered who were first to start this non-violent style of protest? Check out the blog for more info and photos...
Russell Brand: Who's More Dangerous, Me Or Fox News?
The Fox News Five are still angry with Ol' Russ. But who wants us to live in fear and hate - me or Fox News? You decide.
Gabor Mate: Toxic Culture - How Materialistic Society Makes Us Ill
The Canadian physician and best-selling author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts is a brilliantly original thinker on addiction, trauma, parenting and the social context of...
David Suzuki: An Elder's Vision for Our Sustainable Future
At 74, and coming the end of his scientific and broadcasting career, David Suzuki mused on the notion: "If I had one last lecture to give, what would I say?" The result is a...
Ethan Nadelmann: Drug War, Drug Peace
The world's leading proponent of sane drug policies asks us to imagine a world in which criminal laws and institutions play little role in drug control policy. What do we risk?...
Paul Hawken: Regeneration
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...
Greg Sarris: From "We" Societies to "Us/Them" Societies and Back Again
Greg Sarris describes how his people (descendants of Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo) are using their understanding that they have always been a part of the natural world to...
Everyone Growing Up In Our Culture Was Taught This Game, But It's Not Making Anyone Happy
After you watch this, you may never view the way our culture communicates the same way again. This is a clip from The Basics of Nonviolent Communication with Marshall...
Pay Attention to Nonviolence
Where is the Palestinian Gandhi? Filmmaker Julia Bacha has spent the last 8 years documenting Israelis and Palestinians who are trying to end the conflict using peaceful means...
What If Everybody Got Free Cash? Myths and Facts about Unconditional Basic Income
What if everybody received every month enough money to live by? Will society collapse? Will we all become slackers? Myths and facts about Unconditional Basic Income, with...
Clint Smith: The Danger of Silence
"We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don't," says slam poet and teacher Clint Smith. A short...
Art Is a Weapon in the Battle of Ideas
Artist Stephanie McMillan presents a very general overview and polemic about political art, the relationship of culture and politics, and the need for explicitly revolutionary...
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 Accelerated Crash Course
This 'Accelerated' Crash Course video condenses over 4.5 hours' worth of detailed material on the trends most likely to shape your future into an easy-to-follow exploration...
Hackers Are The Internet's Immune System
The beauty of hackers, says cybersecurity expert Keren Elazari, is that they force us to evolve and improve. Yes, some hackers are bad guys, but many are working to fight...
Nonviolent Communication Basics (2000)
The Basics of Nonviolent Communication with Marshall Rosenberg, Phd, is a recorded presentation of a 1-day workshop held in San Francisco, CA in April 2000.  "The purpose of...
The Top Ten Arguments In Favor Of Capitalism
Wherein the most popular arguments for capitalism are looked at more closely.  Sources: Worldwide, 13% of workers feel engaged with their...
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...
Snake Oil: How Fracking's False Promise Imperils Our Future
Recorded February 25th, 2014 in Vancouver, BC Richard Heinberg speaks on his newest book, covering the short-term nature of the recent North American oil boom and the financial...
Inside Occupied Palestine
Two Veterans For Peace activists and an activist former Israeli Air Force Blackhawk pilot describe, and illustrate with dramatic photos, the impossible situation of the...
Peter Joseph: Economic Calculation in a Natural Law / Resource-Based Economy
Intro: 0:00 Part 1: Why Change?: 4:12 Part 2: Post Scarcity: 30:59 Part 3: Economic Organization and Calculation: 1:11:01 Q&A: 1:45:10 Berlin, Germany. November 12th, 2013   
Chris Hedges: What Moral Courage Looks Like
This is one powerful speech.  
Extending Our Circle of Compassion: Zoe Weil at Tedx
Over the centuries, our culture has been slowly but gradually extending its circle of compassion. Our capacity to have compassion for those 'not like us' (whether the...
Jackson Katz: A Paradigm-Shifting Perspective On The Violence That Harms Both Women and Men
This should really get your brain thinking in entirely new ways. "Our whole cognitive structure is built up" to ignore this... Jackson Katz, Phd, is an anti-sexist activist...