Presentations
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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...
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.
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...
Violence Against Women - It's a Men's Issue
Jackson Katz, Phd, is an anti-sexist activist and expert on violence, media and masculinities. An author, filmmaker, educator and social theorist, Katz has worked in gender...
Dada Krsnasevananda on "The Role of Spirituality in Modern Society"
"Imagine what it would be like if, instead of branding us by our brains or looks, our schools and televisions described the divinity and greatness inside each one of us, and...
Why This Wealthy Venture Capitalist Doesn't Consider Himself a "Job Creator"
This TED Talk by Nick Hanauer was initially not posted by TED due to its controversial thesis.  In his short speech, Hanauer points out the inaccuracy of calling business...
The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community
David Korten’s inspiring and extensively-illustrated presentation of his new book The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community. David says we are at a defining moment in...
Voices of a People's History of the United States
Author Howard Zinn is honored at the NY Society for Ethical Culture, where actors, activists and authors read excerpts from his book, Voices of a People's History of the United...
Moyers & Company:  Politics' Effect on Science & Education
Astrophysicist and celebrity science advocate Neil deGrasse Tyson recently, and at great length, discussed the importance of scientific literacy with Bill Moyers. Moyers began...
Governments Lie: Howard Zinn on Understanding Class, War, and Immigration Through History
To celebrate the publishing of his book "A Power Governments Cannot Suppress", author, activist, and historian, Howard Zinn spoke in January of 2007 on how a strong...
The 'Sexy Lie' We Should Be Talking About
"I am here today to talk about a lie." That's how politics professor Caroline Heldman opened her Jan. 2013 TEDxYouth San Diego talk on the topic of sexual objectification. "I'd...
TEDx Speaker Gives Priceless Talk About How TED Talks Are Worthless
With all due respect to Lizzie Velasquez, the vast majority of TED and TEDx talks are complete bullshit, and it's high time someone called them out on it. Benjamin Bratton...
Your Life is a Gift - Inspiring Profound Gratitude Through Nature: Louie Schwartzberg at TEDx
Nature's beauty can be easily missed - but not through Louie Schwartzberg's lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk...
How To Occupy The Noosphere: Ian MacKenzie @ TEDxVictoria 2013
Ian MacKenzie An ardent filmmaker and media activist, Ian MacKenzie is dedicated to capturing and sharing glimpses of emerging human paradigms. MacKenzie's most recent film...
Awakening Within the Matrix in 5 Minutes
We as consciousness are doing what we can to help wake ourselves up. 0N3 L0V3
LILAC: A Model for Truly Affordable Green Cohousing
The triple bottom line for business is people, planet, profit. What is it for housing? A group of people in Leeds, England have built a cohousing project that sets a...