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Prayer for the Great Turning May the turning of the Earth save us. May the turning of the seasons & the turning of the leaves save us. May we be saved by the worms, the beetles & the microbes turning the soil. May we be saved by the turning of vegetation into compost & the...
Not many Americans know that the value of the minimum wage has dropped significantly since its peak in 1968. One could have bought a grocery basket full of food with only one hour’s worth of minimum wage work in 1968 (working out to $10.75 in 2014 dollars) . Today, one would...
Looting, chanting, tear gas, rubber bullets – these are the images from Ferguson, Mo. entering American homes. But the vast majority of protesters are armed with little more than chalk and paper signs, hoping to create a memorial for Michael Brown, the teenager killed by a...
Transformational festival culture strives to create and become the more beautiful world it imagines. Traveling to several of these festivals across the world, this short film looks at the ways these festival communities are putting sustainability into practice. Certainly...
Want to understand the science behind empathy? This quick video explains why and when we care.
Uganda's Rwenzori Mountains rise 5000m from the heart of Africa. At their summits are some of Earth's only equatorial glaciers. But these "Mountains of the Moon," whose existence caused a sensation in Europe when they were first climbed in 1906, are changing fast. Snows of...
Sophie, a young school teacher of primary school, decides to teach the issue of the climate change to her pupils. A subject which is not taught in the French schools yet. A video by Léa Domenach (France) - Age Group 18-35 #Action4Climate Competition @Connect4Climate
The Unist'ot'en, a clan of the Wet'suet'en Nation have built a protection camp to block the Pacific Trails Pipeline or PTP, in so called British Columbia in Canada. The PTP pipeline would bring natural gas obtained through fracking to the Pacific ocean and would cross through...
A group of young Canadians take it upon themselves to strive for a more sustainable way of life by building their own wind turbine from scratch. With little to no prior knowledge or experience, the group finds aid in the surrounding community's range or skill sets that all...
See how a former gangster and drug addict changed her life, her children's, and the lives of young "up-coming gangsters." Her secret weapon to reach the troubled youth? Dance. That's our kind of Singapore success story. How YOU can help: Contribute to the Indiegogo campaign...
It is so simple, yet so difficult to feel it sometimes. Freedom Is the condition of the Human Heart.  On an interior level freedom is not about what we have; it is more about where we are and what we do. It is about having the right attitude and perspective. In this context...
Facebook can be depressing because everyone else's lives are better than yours... But are they really? Interestingly, a scientific study recently backed up excactly what this video illustrates. Not that we really needed any proof. I think just about everyone that spends time...
Most Americans think elections are rigged in favor of incumbents, and they're right. Part of the problem is that, unlike most other countries, we let politicians choose their voters. Vox's Ezra Klein explains how gerrymandering works, and how we might be able to fix it.
Between 2009 and 2011, Animal Aid secretly filmed inside nine randomly-chosen UK slaughterhouses and found eight of them were breaking animal welfare laws. The on-site vets did not see or report any of the breaches. UK slaughterhouses need independently-monitored CCTV...
"I am because you are," is the deep meaning of Ubuntu, a traditional African philosophy recognizing the shared essence within humanity and life. In this film, we visit Dorah Lebelo and the GreenHouse Project, Credo Mutwa, the great Zulu traditional healer and teacher, and the...
Risking injury and incarceration, an environmental activist disrupts the clear-cutting of an ancient redwood grove by sitting on a tiny platform a hundred feet up in the tree canopy. Already three years into the tree-sit when filming begins, AMONG GIANTS blends vérité...
7 Days in Times Square celebrating youth climate action with the #Action4Climate trailer projected on two massive screens. Connect4Climate partnered with MTV Voices to make this happen and the Action4Climate competitions was supported by a number of partners. Youth share...
Prominent Jews and Palestinians and others stand for Palestine in this heartbreaking video with Jonathan Demme, Gloria Steinem, Tony Kushner, Diana Buttu, Chuck D, Eve Ensler, Brian Eno, Roger Waters, Mira Nair, Wallace Shawn, Naomi Klein, Mira Nair, Raj Patel, Noura Eraket...
The Chinese government is facing what may be the most organized democratic movement in its history as more than 20 percent of Hong Kong’s 3.5 million eligible voters cast a ballot in the past week in an unofficial referendum to make this Special Administrative Region of China...
Roma people, also known as gypsies, are Europe's largest ethnic minority and have long endured bigotry and abuse. This year, after EU travel and work restrictions for people from Romania and Bulgaria were lifted, rightwing politicians used the fear of "floods of migrants"...
If current trends continue, by 2050 70% of the world's population will live in cities. Knowing that cities will grow both in number and surface, it is time to recognize the city as a natural ecosystem. In order to meet human needs now and in the future, nature-based and...
From stencils to ‘zines to graffiti and poster art, “Subverting the Media” takes us on a trip through the alternative media scene. East Harlem muralist James De La Vega, anti-patriarchal poster collective “Sister Serpents”, Bronx-based graffiti group, “Tats Cru” and Sabrina...
If you're not Jewish, and you're circumcised, you need to watch this video.
"The whole process of nature is a process of immense complexity and it is really impossible to tell whether something that happens in it is good or bad." A parable about life and nature narrated by Alan Watts, animated by Steve Agnos, and with music by Chris Zabriskie.
In Atauro Island, Timor Leste, the 8,000-9,000 locals mainly work as subsistence farmers or fishermen, often struggling to make ends meet. When the women of the UK-based social enterprise Swags World (Simply Women and Girls in a Sustainable World) first visited, they found...
A poem about apocalyptic climate change and how it will affect us all - even the wealthy, whose money will be of no value if society collapses. Poem begins: "The hooves, they drummed a devil's tattoo upon the woodland path..."
Permaculture designers and educators Bonita Ford and Sébastien Bacharach talk about how they integrate permaculture principles in the way they design their garden and other aspects of their life.
Watch this. Then imagine what it would be like if most of the images you saw of men in every form of media were like this too. It would be a little weird, right?
Watch the true story of a town who discovered strength in unity and turned the tables on the powerful oil & gas industry. Help us share this inspiring video with everyone you know! Visit http://earthjustice.org/advocacy-campaigns/unfracktured to learn more.
As countries like Greece and Spain struggle under massive debts that are impoverishing its people, the elites around the world are getting richer and richer. This report looks at the ever widening gap. "There are customers that have all the way up to 100 vehicles in their...
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
The movement for localization is growing rapidly, worldwide. These international voices from the 2014 Economics of Happiness conference in Bangalore, India, succinctly tell us why globalization is so damaging, why localization is the most strategic antidote, and what we can...
In Singapore, the challenge of feeding a growing population is pushing the concept of urban farming to new heights. A super-efficient vertical farming system is producing greens for 5 million residents. "Can we supply enough food for everyone on the planet?" is a question...
"We do not see the world as it is, we see the world as we are, or...as we are conditioned to see it." Are we competitive, selfish, individualistic creatures by nature? What is human nature, anyway?
Meet Mr. Happy Man: 88-year-old Bermudian Johnny Barnes devotes six hours every day to an endearing traffic ritual that has made him one of the island’s most cherished citizens. Come rain or shine, he’s there. He stands and blows kisses. This story will make you smile. Every...
Bob Randall, a Yankunytjatjara elder and traditional owner of Uluru (Ayer's Rock), explains how the connectedness of every living thing to every other living thing is not just an idea but a way of living. This way includes all beings as part of a vast family and calls us to...
Short film that documents how espionage, news manipulation, legal threats and even violence have become the knee-jerk response of government and big business to the increasingly vocal concerns of environmental protesters in the UK. Read more. 
What if you really could change the world? Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize winner, firmly believes that each and every one of us can and should contribute to creating a better world. In this empowering RSA Short Jody explains why it is so important that we strive to make a...
On October 2nd 1992, Marland Mold, a Pittsfield, Massachusetts plastic mold manufacturer became an employee-owned company. The once radical notion of worker ownership was employed for conservative purposes--conserving jobs. Within months, with ongoing company-wide democratic...
A documentary about addiction. Addiction of the digital kind. A film team deprived five ‘digital natives’ of their narcotic of choice for five days and recording the consequences. Will the outcome be positive? Or did it drive our subjects to distraction? Under the watchful...
A film to remind all those who have forgotten. And a powerful and inspirational reminder for all of us. Planet Earth is you. 
This film, produced by the Center for Media and Democracy, debunks the claims of proponents of the Keystone XL pipeline regarding jobs, energy security, gas prices, safety, and climate change. More information about this film and research project, "Keystone PipeLIES Exposed,"...
What if roads and parking lots were solar, fueling enough energy from the sun to power nearby communities as well as electric vehicles? Scott and Julie Brusaw, the inventors/creators have the answer. They have a IndieGoGo funding campaign active through May 31st...
While the Reject and Protect tipis were up on the National Mall in Washington DC they were seen by thousands of people from across the world. Now that the tipis have come down, we need to continue the work of sharing the stories of the heroic organizing by the Cowboy Indian...
Everyone should watch this at least once. This short video by Gary Turk is a reminder of the effects of social media on our society. By connecting online, we are disconnecting offline. What are we missing from life as a result? What critical moments do we miss that we didn't...
A short, animated video explaining net neutrality. Tell the FCC to reclassify broadband internet as a title II common carrier telecommunications service: http://goo.gl/xHnB4n Discuss this video: http://www.reddit.com/r/CGPGre...
Can you imagine how you'd feel if a government actually did this?
The debate about net neutrality rages on, but the meaning of "open internet" vs. "closed internet" is seldom explained. Without an open or neutral internet, corporations like AT&T or Comcast can restrict bandwidth and charge people extra for faster connections or limit access...
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...