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How do politicians, big business and mainstream media conspire and distract in order to support each other? Russell Brand The Trews (E176).
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 Los Angeles, majoring in History. In September 2013 Bregman joined the online journalism platform...
In Detroit, around 27,000 households have had their water shut off this year, with 10,000 still without service. Activists appealed to the United Nations in June for assistance, and over the weekend of October 18-20th of 2014, two United Nation officials, Catarina de...
Episode Breakdown | Spoken word from Immortal Technique and Erica Violet Lee of Idle No More PLUS 3 interviews looking at the climate crisis from 3 angles: Medea Benjamin of Code Pink talks about the links between the peace movement and the climate justice movement - and how...
Dear White People is a satire about being a black face in a white place. This sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama was written and directed by Justin Simien and follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial...
Sarah goes to drastic measures to avoid the wage gap. Help working women close the gap at: 
Driving up the east coast, the guys stop by to see Mikey's old hometown friend at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. SGT Mark Meagher, an 82nd Airborne Expert Field Medic, is back from a tour in Afghanistan and is seemingly a completely different person from the person who Mikey...
It's simple. Diversion programs work better than incarceration - for everyone. In cities like Seattle, San Antonio, and Salt Lake City, we see that successful solutions are a viable option to help end serious social problems. These services alter the course of people’s lives...
Martin Luther King, Jr. was working towards a guaranteed basic income for all when he was killed. Wealth inequality, neoliberalism, the actions of the Federal Reserve, along with the greed and theft of the global elite have made the call for a guaranteed basic income for all...
Ayn Rand, author of "Atlas Shrugged" and "The Fountainhead" is still kind of a thing. How?
Abby Martin interviews the creator of the Zeitgeist Movement, Peter Joseph, covering everything from the upcoming Zeitgeist Festival in Los Angeles on October 4th to economic and societal solutions to global problems ranging from environmental destruction to mass inequality.
For real politics, don't look to parliament but to an empty London housing estate. A group of 29 homeless single mothers, about to be shunted 200 miles away, have taken radical action and occupied an empty social housing project.
"As a child, one has that magical capacity to move among the many eras of the earth; to see the land as an animal does; to experience the sky from the perspective of a flower or a bee; to feel the earth quiver and breathe beneath us; to know a hundred different smells of mud...
Live current affairs debate from Cardiff, presented by Rick Edwards and Tina Daheley. Along with the other issues of the week, the question 'Do we live in a sexist country?' is debated. On the panel are Leanne Wood, leader of Plaid Cymru, Laura Bates, writer and founder of...
 An exclusive Acronym TV dispatch from the Flood Wall Street day of action, featuring exclusive footage, analysis, and interviews with Adam Clayton Muller (Idle No More), Tim DeChristopher (Peaceful Uprising), Andy Bichlbaum (The Yes Men), Arun Gupta (Counterpunch), and Flood...
New Yorker Nashwa el-Sayed was abducted to Egypt, raised in an abusive household, and forced into an impending marriage. But she insisted that life had more to offer. Moral Courage TV tells the stories of people who are fighting corruption in their faith, culture, or workplace.
The Miss America Pageant...how is this still a thing? They claim to give more scholarships to women than any other organization, and, unfortunately, they're right. To illustrate these problems, John Oliver stages his own pageant with the help of Kathy Griffin. Connect with...
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...
Andrea Gibson performing "Birthday" at Keuka College NY on September 30 2009. 
Christian and climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe talks to Bill about ending the gridlock between politics, science and faith.
Reaction to Apple's unveiling of its Apple Watch smartwatch on Tuesday.
The Real News Network interviews Eddie Conway, who was a lieutenant of security for the Black Panther Party from 1968 to mid 1970. Incarcerated in 1970, Eddie served nearly 44 years in prison after being convicted of shooting at two police officers. Released in March 2014, he...
Slavery is alive and well in America today, even under the nose of the first black US president. Few realize that the US constitution still permits slavery: in prison. This hard-hitting landmark documentary, still in production, focuses on the connection between prisons and...
John Oliver discusses student debt, which is awful, as well as for-profit colleges, who are awfully good at inflicting debt upon us. Connect with Last Week Tonight online...
Scotland Yet is a feature length documentary that takes a radically different approach to the debate on Scottish independence. Blissfully free of sound bites, politicians and statistics, Scotland Yet examines the sum of several personal stories from across the nation to...
Chris Dean’s heart stopped when he was two. He died but he came back. When Chris was five, his father was murdered, riddled by more than 20 bullets in a gang shootout. At age 18, Chris gained national attention when he introduced President Barack Obama at his high school...
On the day of her release from state custody, Donisha McShan tells her story of finding her voice and standing up for her right to be treated as a woman.
Will robots take most of our jobs in the next several years? The film depicts the changes in the economy, technology and human labour. With trends in automation and the rise in unemployment and homelessness, it is more imperative than ever that we work towards a Universal...
Seeds of Hope, produced, directed and edited by Danny Miller (Turning the Canoe, Changing Tides) is a documentary that explores the food and agriculture industry in Hawai'i and problems resulting from land use, importing foods and GMO test sites.  For more information about...
A shocking exposé of the inner workings of the $50 billion a year U.S. family law industry, Divorce Corp shines a bright light on the appalling waste, and shameless collusive practices seen daily in family courts. It is a stunning documentary film that anyone considering...
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The Revolution has begun. Be a part of it. Spread the love.  https://www.facebook.com/enarxisproject Trigger alert (for people with eating disorders around the 1:30 mark). Follow the film-maker on Facebook.
If everyone watched this it could radically transform the world. This is a segment from Moving Forward (2011). Watch the full documentary online here.
Political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal sets the record straight on the media and Ferguson police claiming "outside agitators" were causing trouble in the streets in response to the murder of 18 year old Mike Brown who was gunned down by Ferguson, Missouri police.
A Dangerous Game is the jaw-dropping sequel to You've Been Trumped (winner of a dozen major awards). Fearless director Anthony Baxter follows American billionaire Donald Trump and a cast of other greedy and outlandish characters who want to turn some of the Earth’s most...
Jon Stewart returned from a long summer break to tackle the unrest in Ferguson over the past few weeks. In fact, he started out by taking the Ferguson Challenge. It’s like the Ice Bucket Challenge, only with mace and tear gas. But in the main segment, Stewart set his sights...
Dr. Gabor Maté talks about the root causes of addiction and how to deal with them.
 After five hours of rallies and marches on justice for Palestine and Ferguson, 1,500 protesters were in Union Square park in Manhattan, all with their hands up for Mike Brown. When the crowd took their hands down, a voice from the crowd told them "Mike Brown never took his...
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.
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...
 Episode breakdown Part 1: (00:26) Why I support The Abortion Rights Freedom Ride Part 2: (04:00) What Did Stop Patriarchy learn from the 2013 Freedom Ride? Part 3: (05:25) From Roe V. Wade until today, how did we loose so much ground?
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...
Our journey began in 2012... There are many homeless and poor people we see every day on the streets. They may ask us for money and food, but some will ask just for acknowledgement. Realistically, yet unfortunately, most of them will be ignored… by us. By the more...
"If humanity is going to be destroyed by a nuclear weapon, let's at least make sure it's intentional."
America's prisons are broken. Just ask John Oliver and several puppets.
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...
John Oliver discusses America's growing wealth gap and why it may be a problem in the future.
"Dinner For Few" is an allegorical depiction of our society. During dinner, "the system" works like a well-oiled machine. It solely feeds the select few who eventually, foolishly consume all the resources while the rest survive on scraps from the table. Inevitably, when the...
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?