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The Corporation (2003)
145 min The Corporation is today's dominant institution, creating great wealth but also great harm. This 26 award-winning documentary examines the nature, evolution, impacts and future of the modern business corporation and the increasing role it plays in society and our everyday lives.
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...
The Shocking, True History of Race Baiting, From the 17th Century to the Present Day
11 min This powerful video by Matthew Cooke pulls together disparate stands to create the story of how the ruling class divides people in order to keep them enslaved. You can support...
What Happened When One Family Decided to Go Outdoors Three Hours a Day for a Year
Hannah Alexander It was the last day of a week-long holiday and although it was mid-morning we had already been to the beach. The beach had been beautiful.
Films for Action University: a Map for Navigating the Transition From Empire to Earth Community
Films For Action This collection of 86 films is a map for navigating the 21st century. It is guided by the premise that we are facing a planetary emergency, and the primary role of schools...
Plutocracy: Political Repression In The U.S.A. (2018)
440 min Plutocracy is the first documentary to comprehensively examine early American history through the lens of class. A multi-part series by filmmaker Scott Noble, Part I focuses on...
The Useful Idiocy of Donald Trump
Chris Hedges The problem with Donald Trump is not that he is imbecilic and inept—it is that he has surrendered total power to the oligarchic and military elites. They get what they want...
F*ck That: A Guided Meditation for the Realities of Today's World
2 min Just acknowledge that all that sh*t is f*cking b*llshit — you're here now, in this place, with your inner stillness. Take in a deep breath ... now breathe out. Just feel the...
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.
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!
The Reign of Idiots
Chris Hedges Donald Trump. King of the horrifingly dumb and dangerously greedy.
We Can't Battle the Bigotry Stoked by Trump without a Strategy to Alleviate the Economic Misery Behind It
Chris Hedges My relatives in Maine are deplorables. I cannot write on their behalf. I can write in their defense. They live in towns and villages that have been ravaged by...
Steven Pinker's Ideas Are Fatally Flawed. These Eight Graphs Show Why.
Jeremy Lent It’s time to reclaim the mantle of “Progress” for progressives.
John Lennon's "Imagine," Made Into a Comic Strip
John Lennon. Art by Pablo Stanley This is easily the best comic strip ever made. 
What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?
Katherine Reynolds Lewis Negative consequences, timeouts, and punishment just make bad behavior worse. But a new approach really works.
What It Really Means to Hold Space for Someone
Heather Plett How to be there for the people who need you most
Daniel Quinn: a Return to Tribalism?
Alice Linsley Daniel Quinn is an observer of the failure of modern civilization and an advocate of a return to tribal values. He explores this in his book Beyond Civilization: Humanity Next...
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.
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