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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 heart, Gore calls on individuals, businesses and governments alike, to find inspiration in the...
 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 for driving so over 300,000 people into the streets for the People's Climate March on Sunday, saying...
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 urgency of radical action on climate change, with an opening speech by Senator Bernie Sanders and...
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 fiction; we are already feeling the effects. This is why, no matter where you live, it is appalling that...
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: http://valhallamovement.com/blog/2014/07/25/oldest-tree...
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.
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 human diseases and imbalances. Contrary to the assumptions of mainstream medicine, he asserts that most...
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 very special talk full of humour, warmth, insight and passion. At a packed house at the Perth...
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? What do we gain? What do we fear? And what can we do? This talk was presented at the 2012...
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 (co-author), and the Co-Founder of OneSun, a radically innovative solar energy technology company.
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 embark on a major commitment to position themselves as “keepers of the land” once again. Using ancient...
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 Rosenberg, Phd, a recorded presentation of a 1-day workshop held in San Francisco, CA in April 2000. Watch...
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. There are many Palestinians who are using nonviolent resistance to defend their land and water...
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 analysis from a real world experiment conducted in India between 2011-2013. Keynote speech by Federico...
"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...