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"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, powerful piece from the heart, about finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice.
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 art as a vital component of a revolutionary movement.
Empathy can be a force for radical social change, but only if we understand how to unleash it. - Roman Krznaric at TEDxAthens 2013
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 that takes less than an hour to view. 
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 government corruption and advocate for our rights. By exposing vulnerabilities, they push the Internet to...
Wherein the most popular arguments for capitalism are looked at more closely.  Sources: Worldwide, 13% of workers feel engaged with their work http://www.gallup.com/poll/165269/wor...
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 21st century.
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 bubble that supports it.
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 Palestinians living under the Israeli occupation. The pilot says : "I'm an Israeli, I'm ex-military, so I...
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   
This is one powerful speech.  
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 difference be defined by race, gender, nationality, religion or species) is one of the great challenges and...
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 violence prevention work with diverse groups of men and boys in sports culture and the military, and...
"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 taught us the means to realize it. If, instead of idolizing wealth and fame, showed us the usefulness...
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 owners "job creators", and the problems that result from perpetuating this world view– most notably...
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 all of human history.   “Will future generations know our time …[as] the Great Unraveling, when...
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 States. The practice of linking well known actors with speeches, letters, and essays from the...
Astrophysicist and celebrity science advocate Neil deGrasse Tyson recently, and at great length, discussed the importance of scientific literacy with Bill Moyers. Moyers began by reminding viewers of a recent Gallup poll in which 46 percent of Americans espoused the belief...
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 understanding of history can help us understand a broad range of current events.
"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 like to talk specifically about the lie, or the idea, that being a sex object is empowering."
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, Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego, has a huge problem with...
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 Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day.
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, Occupy Love, explores the growing realization that the dominant systems of power are failing to...
We as consciousness are doing what we can to help wake ourselves up. 0N3 L0V3
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 triple-benefit bar for housing projects by prioritizing three core tenets: the environment, affordability...
In the past three decades, says Michael Sandel, the US has drifted from a market economy to a market society; it's fair to say that an American's experience of shared civic life depends on how much money they have. (Three key examples: access to education, access to justice...
Peter's assessment of the talk with Stefan Molyneux on Sept. 23rd 2013 relating to several key anarcho-capitalist ideas. Please share. Part 2 is the full discussion.
Peak Moment 200: "Is the world a better place because you were born?" asks author Derrick Jensen. He contrasts sustainable indigenous cultures, who enrich their habitat, with the current "dominant culture destroying everything." He explores how industrial civilization is...
Stefan Molyneux breaks down the truth behind circumcision, including details on the procedure, it's history, rate of occurrence, claimed medical justifications, relation to masturbation, negative consequences and it's morality. Skip to the 2:28 mark if you want to skip...
Circumcision: The Whole story - is an informational video about the culture of circumcision. It explores the historical origins, the physical function of the foreskin, and commonly believed myths and scientific truths. Additional Resources:
Via RINF Alternative News In a society where exposing vitals truths is an arrestable offense, where political dissent is no longer tolerated and whistle-blowers are labelled as a threat to national security, RINF Alternative News looks at the recent case of one activist who...
We had a rare opportunity to meet with the co-founders of Films For Action, Tim Hjersted and Matthew Toplikar. Their amazing and free site is informative, educational, and on the cutting edge of a new type of news media. It's honest, innovative, and a leader in social...
Lost actress Evangeline Lilly speaks out at the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver, April 2013. Her keynote tells the story of how she woke up and got involved in the media reform movement.
Journalist Amy Goodman made the case for independent media at the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver on Saturday, saying the pro-war views of the corporate media networks were firmly entrenched. “This is no longer a mainstream media, it’s an extreme media...
Peak Moment 26: Author Guy Dauncey's lively, optimistic solutions for Peak Oil and climate crisis are do-able here and now. Conservation, efficiency, proven technologies, and emerging innovations will take us through this critical planetary energy transition.
This week, Cenk Uygur sits down with Peter Joseph, founder of the Zeitgeist movement and creator of Zeitgeist: Moving Forward. The Zeitgeist movement's goal is to create global sustainability by changing established social systems. Can people save the world by changing...
The realm we exist in is so unimaginably huge, yet so incredibly detailed. We couldn't even begin to comprehend the true complexity of this cosmic domain.  This Video mash shows a section of the IMAX movie Cosmic Voyage. It puts big and small into perspective and takes...
Economist Richard Wolff joins Bill Moyers to shine light on the disaster left behind in capitalism's wake, and discusses how to battle for economic justice. A noted professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and now visiting professor at Manhattan's New...
 The Food is Free Project is creating a repeatable model of growing food and community. It is our vision and wish to empower you with the knowledge and know-how to transform your block and neighborhood step-by-step. Using salvaged materials we are building front yard...
Graham Hancock tells the story of his 24-year relationship with cannabis brought to an abrupt halt in 2011 after an encounter with ayahuasca, the sacred visionary brew of the Amazon. Along the way he explores the mystery of death, the problem of consciousness, and the...
Peter Warshall is Co-Director of the Bioneers' Dreaming New Mexico Project, and a world-renowned water steward, biodiversity and wildlife specialist, research scientist, conservationist, and environmental activist. Dreaming New Mexico has built a map of pragmatic and...
A debate between Chris Hedges and the CrimethInc. Ex-Workers Collective on Tactics & Strategy, Reform & Revolution. Most notably the debate was about the usefulness of the 'black bloc' tactic employed minimally in the Occupy Wall St protests and the controversy that Hedges...
Go to the average mainstream libertarian venue on any given day, and you’re likely to see elaborate apologetics for corporate globalization, Wal-Mart, offshoring, Nike’s sweatshops, rising CO2 levels, income inequality and wealth concentration, CEO salaries, Big Pharma’s...
What is infant circumcision? Why is the practice common in U.S. hospitals and not in other countries? What does it remove and how does that affect the child? Does scientific data suggest that circumcision has benefits? What are the potential complications? How does it...
Bookchin was an American libertarian socialist author, orator, and philosopher. A pioneer in the ecology movement, Bookchin was the founder of the social ecology movement within anarchist, libertarian socialist, and ecological thought. “Until society can be reclaimed by...
Hemenway is a frequent teacher, consultant and lecturer on permaculture and ecological design throughout the U.S. and other countries. His writing has appeared in magazines such as Natural Home, Whole Earth Review and American Gardener. He is an adjunct professor in the...
Aviva Chomsky is a history professor and coordinator of Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies at Salem State College in Massachusetts. Her 2007 book "They Take Our Jobs!" And Twenty Other Myths about Immigration provides a careful analysis of the overheated rhetoric...
In December, 2000 at the request of Professor David Andrus of USC's School of International Relations, Michael C. Ruppert gave a lecture on economics that rocked the foundations of about 70 upper classmen. There is the economics that is taught in most college curricula and...
A fantastically well articulated viewpoint of the worlds present state & possible future. In a sobering introduction he discusses the impacts of diminishing oil resources & the pivotal importance of a collaborative response to the crisis that will inevitable follow when...
The brilliant naturalist, author of Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, and founder of the Biomimicry Institute, Janine Benyus, reminds us that our prime directive as living beings is to seek to create conditions conducive to life. What are Nature's 100 Best...