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The Coming Collapse
Chris Hedges It is impossible for any doomed population to grasp how fragile the decayed financial, social and political system is on the eve of implosion.
Hold Your Tongue and Offer Your Heart Instead
Heather Plett When my mom was dying of cancer, I occasionally got messages from well-meaning people who wanted to offer what they thought was valuable information about how mom could cure...
Thought Police for the 21st Century: Google, Facebook Suppress Left Media Under the Guise of Combating "Fake News"
Chris Hedges DETROIT—The abolition of net neutrality and the use of algorithms by Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter to divert readers and viewe
How Wolves Change Rivers
4 min When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable "trophic cascade" occurred. What is a...
Why the Right Loves Privilege Politics
Connor Kilpatrick The Right deploys privilege politics to avoid class politics, obscuring where the real power lies in our society.
How to Change the Course of Human History
David Graeber and David Wengrow (at least, the part that's already happened)
Children's Wellbeing Manifesto
Anne Manne, Robin Grille, Kali Wendorf Policy initiatives promoting healthy emotional development in children
The Reign of Idiots
Chris Hedges Donald Trump. King of the horrifingly dumb and dangerously greedy.
This Stunning Animation Beautifully Illustrates the Secret Life of Flowers
4 min Many different flowers are growing beautifully and strongly in this world. Taking their roots in the earth, sprouting, blooming, pollinated by birds and insects, living on in...
Tough Talk: Season 2, A Series About Men's Mental Health
220 min Welcome to Season 2 of Tough Talk: Going Deeper.  This videos are shared with the intention to reduce the stigma surrounding men's mental health. Sam O'Sullivan is a Kiwi...
Today I Rise: This Beautiful Short Film Is Like a Love Poem For Your Heart and Soul
4 min "The world is missing what I am ready to give: My Wisdom, My Sweetness, My Love and My hunger for Peace." "Where are you? Where are you, little girl with broken wings but full...
Stress: It's Not in Your Head, It's in Your Nervous System
Melody Walford Have you ever been told when you’re stressed to stop worrying and just relax? That it’s all in your head? It would be nice if it were that simple. But it’s not.
The Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use to Change the World
Films For Action A more beautiful, just and sustainable world is possible. Take this library and use it to inspire global change!
John Lennon's "Imagine," Made Into a Comic Strip
John Lennon. Art by Pablo Stanley This is easily the best comic strip ever made. 
Blaming the Victims of Israel's Gaza Massacre
Gregory Shupak To characterize Israeli violence as a “response” is to wrongly imply that Palestinian actions warranted Israel unleashing its firing squads.
This Facebook Comment About the UK Election Is Going Viral
Chris Renwick This post has been flying around social media, winning lots of praise and shares. Chris Renwick, we thank you.
Dollar General Is Putting Local Grocery Stores Out Of Business
7 min Retailers around the country are shuttering stores — a list that ranges from Toys R Us, which just announced it’s closing or selling all its U.S. locations, to brands including...
Reconciliation at the Intersection of the Sacred Masculine/Feminine and Activism
​Pat McCabe As I have been called to action, more from Earth and Spirit than from world events, I found myself drawn into a deep exploration of my own Nature as an integral part of finding...
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