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Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Brexit Update
The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, and it looks like it may not be an especially smooth transition.
Democratic Party: Change or Lose in November
The Democratic Party deserves a reformation. It can either choose to embrace a more progressive agenda and modify its primary nomination rules, or risk losing in November...
Gabor Mate on the Myth of Normal
Physician Dr. Gabor Mate began his interview by addressing the 'myth of normal' that divides us into the normal and the abnormal with pathological traits. Dr. Mate mentions...
Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era
Degrowth: A vocabulary for a new era is a book edited by Giacomo D'Alisa, Federico Demaria and Giorgos Kallis, which consists of over 50 entries covering various themes related...
Watch: How Ayahuasca Can Break Addiction's Grip on the Brain
In this video, Dr. Gabor Maté explains how addiction imprints itself on the brain and how ayahuasca can help release people from their destructive habits. "Ayahuasca shows you...
If A Friend is Feeling Sad, Trying to 'Cheer Them Up' Might Not Be The Best Approach
When we're down or melancholy, the last thing we need is someone who will jolly us along.
The Pale Blue Dot
“Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out...
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Brexit
Britain could soon vote to leave the European Union. John Oliver enlists a barbershop quartet to propose a smarter option. 
How To Find True Love (My 3 Secrets)
I looooove my partner of 11 years like no other.. check out how you can find your true love. ♥  - Adina Rivers
Gun Laws Around the World
American exceptionalism isn't always a good thing. When it comes to mass shootings, we're definitely exceptional - with the highest number of mass shootings of any country from...
Joanna Macy: The Courage to See, the Power to Choose
Non-stop war-making, climate chaos, lost harvests, poisoned seas and bodies, refugees in the millions pouring over borders while millions of Americans are locked in prison...
How to Get Over Rejection
Rejection is always painful; it need not be a tragedy.
Protesters Blockade British Nuclear Bomb Factory
The campaign group Trident Ploughshares have started a month of direct action to stop the manufacture of nuclear weapons and the renewal of the UK's Trident nuclear programme...
The Human Cost of the Housing Crisis
Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle is a forthcoming documentary exploring the failures and deception behind the social housing crisis. It will be directed by Paul...
3 Factors That Determine Your Self-Esteem
To have sound levels of self-esteem is one of the gateways to happiness. But achieving this has very little to do with the progress of our careers.
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Debt Buyers
Companies that purchase debt cheaply then collect it aggressively are shockingly easy to start. We can prove it! 
Calling Bullshit on the Bullshitters
Harry Frankfurt is an American philosopher and author of the New York Times Best Seller "On Bullshit". Although first conceived as an essay over 30 years ago, his theory on...
Baby Found Dead in the Mediterranean Sea
They found this refugee baby floating out at sea, reminding many of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old whose body was found washed up on the beach.
Political Polls Are Bad for Democracy: Here's Why
Most of us have never taken part in a poll about politics, says Guardian US data editor Mona Chalabi, but we will happily believe the results and even let them affect how we...
People In France Are As Mad As Hell And They're Not Going To Take This Anymore
All over France people are rising up. A clip from the film Network is followed by footage of the protests, strikes and riots sweeping across France. Read more here. 
How Romanticism Ruined Love
The set of ideas we can call Romanticism is responsible for making our relationships extremely difficult. We shouldn’t give up on love; we should just recognise that it’s a...
The Choices Are Awful, But We Have to Vote to Stay in the EU
Eleanor Penny explains why Britain needs to remain in the EU despite it's structural racism and lack of democracy. 
This Is My Body: A Formal Introduction
This is my body is a spoken word piece by Agnes Torok, a commentary on people judging, grabbing and commenting on her body. She talks about the all the incredible things she...
This Satirical Trump Vs. Bernie Debate Is Both Hilarious and Highly Disturbing
Comedians James Adomian (Bernie Sanders) and Anthony Atamanuik (Donald Trump) bring two of the most controversial candidates in history, head-to-head, or rather bald-to-toupee...
What Is Economic Democracy?
An animated look at David Schweickart's proposal for a next system, grounded in democratic worker cooperatives and built around public control of financial capital. More info...
What It Was Like For These Men To Get Photoshopped With "Ideal" Male Bodies
The Try Guys recreate famous photos of male celebrities and are photoshopped with their ideal body types. 
Why the Left Should Vote to Leave the EU
Aaron Bastani, famously pro-Brexit left commentator gives his four reasons why the EU can't be relied upon for democracy, social justice and freedom.
Grayson Perry: All Man
Artist Grayson Perry explores contemporary masculinity, visiting ultra-male worlds to explore the changing lives and expectations of men in Britain today, and reflecting on his...
Nature By Numbers - Exploring The Extraordinary Geometric Patterns Around Us
From shells to sunflowers, dragonfly eyes to bee hives, you can find amazing connected paterns throughout nature. 
Authoritarianism: the Political Science That Explains Trump
The obscure research that predicted Donald Trump. For more, read Amanda Taub's feature "The rise of American authoritarianism".
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Primaries and Caucuses
Primaries and caucuses are a surprisingly undemocratic part of the democratic process. John Oliver discusses our convoluted system for choosing presidential nominees. 
The Magic of Sisterhood
Across the world women are realising their potential, stepping up as leaders, and inspiring other women to do the same. Yet, it still seems with all the heavy cultural...
How The Tremendous Changes In Our Society Mirrors The Evolution of the Butterfly
Renowned Cellular Biologist and author, Bruce Lipton, says the tremendous changes happening in the world today are like a late stage caterpillar. The creature has eaten its...
Look Beyond Borders
When talking about refugees, we use dehumanised language, which reduces human tragedy to numbers and statistics. But this suffering concerns real people, who - just like us ...
5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do
In his humorous and uplifting style, Gever Tulley debunks classic myths of childhood safety. With rampant fear mongering, is it any wonder that children are actually...
Performance Poet Stuns TV Audience With These Fierce Bars
Kate Tempest performs her poem 'Progress' on Austrailian TV show Q&A.
Shocking Second-a-Day Videos Bring Home the Reality of War and its Effect on Children
A young girl's life gets turned upside-down in these tragic second-a-day videos. This is what war does to children. Be sure to watch Part 2, which picks up the story a year...
What Is the World's Largest Polluter?
It's not fossil fuels. Watch Cowspiracy here.
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: 911
Emergency call centers are in desperate need of funding and new technology. Until we upgrade our 911 system, we should at least create more informative PSA's. 
Noam Chomsky: Who Rules the World Now?
Cathy Newman's full interview with Philosopher Noam Chomsky. From Trump and Clinton, to climate change, Brexit and TPP, America's foremost intellectuals presents his views on...
Can LSD Make You a Billionaire?
If one part of success in Silicon Valley is dependent on your ability to stay up all night and code, the other part depends on your ability to think outside the box. Some in...
Customers in this Exotic Leather Shop are in for a Shock
This pop-up shop in one of Bangkok's hippest shopping malls showed consumers the suffering behind every exotic-skins bag, belt, jacket, and pair of gloves or shoes. Very few...
Maya Angelou: "Be a Rainbow in Someone Else's Cloud"
After hearing a 19th-century African-American song, Dr. Maya Angelou has never forgotten one important lyric: God put a rainbow in the clouds. Watch as Dr. Angelou shares how...
How to Upgrade Democracy for the Internet Era
Pia Mancini and her colleagues want to upgrade democracy in Argentina and beyond. Through their open-source mobile platform they want to bring citizens inside the legislative...
What The Wise Ones Mean When They Say "It Was a Good Day"
Wayne, Maine is a magical place. There is no TV, no internet, no emails, and no stress. It's a simple reminder of the simple life, and all that we should be grateful...
Open Up - Have the Difficult But Important Conversations With Loved Ones
“The biggest casualty of humanity is the lack of communication, it’s the thing that breaks most relationships. It just feels so much better to talk and get it out.” There is...
Days of Revolt: Coping With Reality
In this episode of Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges interviews climate change activist Tim DeChristopher about the deadly failure of industrial world to confront the effects of...
What Is a Participatory Workplace?
How can we create participatory workplaces that make decision making more democratic and compensation and job assignments more equitable? In this new animation from the Next...
A Trump Presidency Would be as American as Bald Eagles, Indigenous Genocide and Apple Pie
Every bold advancement of progress in the United States is met by a racist backlash, says Steven Thrasher. So, he argues, it would make complete sense if Donald Trump became...
Making This Small Change Will Make a Profound Difference to Your Day
“Not to be able to stop thinking is a dreadful affliction, but we don't realize this because almost everyone is suffering from it, so it is considered normal. This incessant...