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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 Americans and broken their spirit of resistance to domination.   Young Americans—even more so than older Americans—appear to have acquiesced to the...
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.
The Creativity Delusion: There is no Genius
8 min The Creativity Delusion is a multi-part video essay on how our misconceptions about ideas and the way brains work impact our views about creation. These also extend to...
"Good" Children - At What Price? The Secret Cost of Shame
Robin Grille and Beth Macgregor A five-month-old baby is lying in his mother's arms. He is close to sleep, then wakes and begins to cry. His mother tells him that he should stop being a naughty boy, and that...
Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (The Real Reason For The Forty-Hour Workweek)
David Cain Well I’m in the working world again. I’ve found myself a well-paying gig in the engineering industry, and life finally feels like it’s returning to normal after my nine months...
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.
John Lennon's "Imagine," Made Into a Comic Strip
John Lennon. Art by Pablo Stanley This is easily the best comic strip ever made. 
You Have NO Choice - George Carlin
3 min George Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and social critic. This quote is taken from his last stand up routine, "Life Is...
Footage of the Sky Above the Atacama Desert Will Take Your Breath Away
5 min The Atacama desert is home to the darkest and cleanest skies in the world. A view to the night sky rewards with uncountable numbers of stars and fantastic nebulas in one of the...
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...
Can Love Stories Change the World?
Matt Hopwood Sharing tales of love is good for our souls, and allows us to be vulnerable with each other, writes Matt Hopwood. In his life changing journey of emotional exploration, he...
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.
How to Survive and Adapt to Climate Change - Ecosophia
2 min Subscribe to our website for the film release date http://www.unitednaturesmedia.com  David Holmgren - permaculture Helena Norberg-Hodge - economics Prof. Will Steffen ...
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!
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...
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 White Man in That Photo
Riccardo Gazzaniga Sometimes photographs deceive. Take this one, for example. It represents John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s rebellious gesture the day they won medals for the 200 meters at the...
A Hauntingly Beautiful Short Film About Life and Death
5 min The Life of Death is a touching handdrawn animation about the day Death fell in love with Life.
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