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The Chain of Obedience
2 min The death squads and concentration camps of history were never staffed by rebels and dissidents. They were run by those who followed the rules.
Deaths of Despair: How Inequality Kills
Alan Nasser Contrary to the assumptions of left-liberal commentators, neoliberalism is not merely a bad policy adopted by “greedy” elites. It is in fact a fundamental systemic rejection of...
Being a White Student at a Historically Black College
26 min On this episode of 'MINORITY REPORTS,' Vice met up with Tiago, a white freshman at Morehouse College, an HBCU in Atlanta that counts Martin Luther King, Jr. and Spike Lee as...
Globalization's Deadly Footprint
Alex Jensen "That pollution is bad for our health will come as a surprise to no one. That pollution kills at least 9 million people every year might."
Radical Municipalism: Fearless Cities
Jenny Gellatly and Marcos Rivero Fear and uncertainty seem to have settled into our societies, not only among citizens, but also political leaders and transnational corporations who see their capitals and...
The White Working-Class Must Name The True Root of Their Problems If They Ever Want to Get Free
Redneck Revolt We assume that most working class people are tired of living in poverty, living paycheck to paycheck, watching the products of their hard work evaporate before their eyes...
The Innovative and Creative Power of ADHD
Angus Chen and Mythili Rao One psychologist argues that we should consider people with ADHD to be highly imaginative people rather than people with a learning disability.
Incredible Array of Reactions as Animals See Themselves in a Mirror
2 min French photographer Xavier Hubert Brierre travelled to Gabon with his wife and set up a mirror in several locations in order to capture animals walking by. Their vastly varied...
How Society Kills Our Creativity – In A Breathtaking Award-Winning Short Film
8 min If you relate with a sense of having your true self shunned by the society we live in, this one’s for you! And if you have kids on top of that, it will really hit home. Madrid...
John Lennon's "Imagine," Made Into a Comic Strip
John Lennon. Art by Pablo Stanley This is easily the best comic strip ever made. 
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.
8 Reasons Young Americans Don't Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance
Bruce E. Levine Traditionally, young people have energized democratic movements. So it is a major coup for the ruling elite to have created societal institutions that have subdued young...
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...
Yanis Varoufakis addresses Public Questions -  Fiscal Waterboarding, Militarization & Bernie Sanders
8 min In this video Yanis Varoufakis addresses diverse questions that acTVism Munich received from the public. Topics include the meaning of fiscal waterboarding, impacts of activism...
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!
Films for Action Is Making a Big Change, and We Want You to Be Part of It!
Films For Action Hey everyone! For all our supporters who haven't heard yet, last month we decided to make a major change to how Films For Action operates. For the last 5 years, advertising on...
Children Full of Life (2003)
41 min Mr. Kanamori, a teacher of a 4th grade class, teaches his students not only how to be students, but how to live. He gives them lessons on teamwork, community, the importance of...
Another Reason Young Americans Don’t Revolt Against Being Screwed
Bruce E. Levine “8 Reasons Young Americans Don’t Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance” was originally published in 2011, then republished on several Internet sites, and has become...
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