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The Laws of Capitalism
The laws of capitalism have elevated the interests of the few above that of the many, but we can rewrite the code and restore balance to society. In this series, Professor Katharina Pistor (@Columbia Law School) breaks down the history, process, institutions, and participants...
CIA Officer Frank Snepp Discusses Planting Stories In Major Newspapers
"The most important video of the year was filmed in 1983." - Edward Snowden "Please watch this detailed explanation from former CIA analyst Frank Snepp about how the newspapers and magazines you were taught to regard as mainstream and reliable have always eagerly served...
Voting, a Patriotic Duty
I am a black woman in America. I am a woke black woman who has been woke before woke was cool. I also love America.
This Land is Our Land: The Fight to Reclaim the Commons
For more than three decades, transnational corporations have been busy buying up what used to be known as the commons -- everything from our forests and our oceans to our broadcast airwaves and our most important intellectual and cultural works. In This Land is Our Land...
The Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources
Renowned energy expert Michael T. Klare provides an invaluable account of the new and increasingly dangerous competition for the world's dwindling natural resources. Arguing that the world is facing an unprecedented crisis of resource depletion -- one that goes beyond "peak...
Restoring the World
Peoples of the world, this is your time and reality. If you are to prevent war and the breakdown of human civilization, you must build and restore the world—the ground beneath your feet, the clarity of your waters, the clarity of your air, the richness of your soil. You will...
The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel's Public Relations War in the United States
Over the past few years, Israel's ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world -- except the United States. The Occupation of the...
The Next American Revolution: Beyond Corporate Capitalism & State Socialism
While there's been no shortage of commentary about the structural crisis plaguing the American economic and political system, from wage stagnation and chronic unemployment to unchecked corporate and state power and growing inequality, analyses that offer practical...
The New Economics 101: True Wealth in the New Economy
Economist and bestselling author Juliet Schor lays out a positive vision for rethinking our relationship to consumer goods in this accessible and timely analysis of the devastating ecological, social, and personal costs of mass consumerism.
The Myth of the Liberal Media: The Propaganda Model of News
If you think U.S. news has a liberal bias, this assumption-shattering film from Noam Chomsky, Edward Herman, and Justin Lewis will have you thinking again. Making the common-sense case that mainstream news media are more committed to their bottom-line interests as large...
The Crisis of the Cultural Environment: Media & Democracy in the 21st Century
Turning to issues of media policy, George Gerbner delivers a stinging indictment of the way the so-called "information superhighway" is being constructed. By examining the logic of globalization he shows the ineffectual nature of our present responses to deal with the urgent...
Peace, Propaganda, & The Promised Land: US Media & the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land provides a striking comparison of U.S. and international media coverage of the crisis in the Middle East, zeroing in on how structural distortions in U.S. coverage have reinforced false perceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict...
Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire
The 9/11 terror attacks continue to send shock waves through the American political system. Continuing fears about American vulnerability alternate with images of American military prowess and patriotic bravado in a transformed media landscape charged with emotion and starved...
Freedom of Expression: Resistance & Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property
In 1998, university professor Kembrew McLeod (Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa) made headlines when he successfully trademarked the phrase "freedom of expression" to call attention to the extremes of intellectual property law. But in the...
Framing An Execution: The Media & Mumia Abu-Jamal
The case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, a journalist on Pennsylvania's death row in connection with the death of a police officer, had become by the late 1990s a global symbol of inequities in the U.S. judicial system. The mainstream media could no longer ignore it, but how would they...
Dysfunctional Societies: How Equality Makes Societies Stronger
What distinguishing feature do the world's healthiest and happiest societies have in common? According to acclaimed author Richard Wilkinson, the answer is simple: they have far less income inequality than other societies. In this new film based on his international...
Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood
Consuming Kids throws desperately needed light on the practices of a relentless multi-billion dollar marketing machine that now sells kids and their parents everything from junk food to bogus educational products and the family car.
The "No Illusions" Guide to Elections: Vote to Choose Your Opponent, Then Organize!
This guide is for people who are ambivalent about voting in elections. It directly addresses the objections of the "don't vote" position while finding common ground. To summarize the position of this guide: "Year-round activism + voting" is the best strategy for creating the...
Twenty Media Education Foundation Documentaries Are Coming to Films for Action!
Hi all. I'm thrilled to announce a new partnership with the legendary nonprofit film studio, the Media Education Foundation.
What Activists Can Too Easily Forget
Activism today, call it engaged citizenship, ought to have more humility than it often does, and perhaps a bit more compassion and curiosity, too. No matter how great our understanding, we'll always have something valuable to teach and something valuable to learn.
Nonviolence Means... a Visionary Poster Series by Campaign Nonviolence & Rosie Davila
In all 50 states and around the world, Campaign Nonviolence has been building a culture of active nonviolence, free from war, poverty, racism, and environmental destruction. We share skills and tools with which people can practice nonviolence toward themselves, one another...
Jeremy Corbyn Destroys The Establishment
Corbyn sets the record straight.
Living in the Time of Dying
Living in The Time of Dying is an unflinching look at what it means to be living in the midst of climate catastrophe and finding purpose and meaning within it. Recognising the magnitude of the climate crisis we are facing, independent filmmaker Michael Shaw, sells his house...
Noam Chomsky Explains the Beauty of Concision
How corporate news inherently supports the status quo and prevents dissident perspectives through 'concision'.
Why There's No Such Thing as a Good Billionaire
Adam Conover breaks down why billionaire "charity" is terrible for the planet, and why we should stop swallowing their myths.
TraumaZone
An epic documentary by British director Adam Curtis illustrating in seven parts state and decline of the Soviet Union and the development in Russia 1985–1999 using material from the BBC archives.
Southern Discomfort
Southern Discomfort is a documentary film that examines white southerners' love affair with the Confederacy. It also examines the role that state governments in the south play in maintaining a distorted and racist mythology about the Civil War.
Constructing Public Opinion: How Politicians & the Media Misrepresent the Public
The media regularly use public opinion polls in their reporting of important news stories. But how exactly do they report them and to what end? In this insightful and accessible interview, Professor Justin Lewis demonstrates the way in which polling data are themselves used...
Captive Audience: Advertising Invades the Classroom
For marketers who wish to reach the lucrative youth market, the relatively uncluttered medium of the school environment represents the final frontier -- access to a captive audience of millions of students. Meanwhile dwindling federal, state, and local funding for education...
Capitalism Hits The Fan
With breathtaking clarity, renowned University of Massachusetts Economics Professor Richard Wolff breaks down the root causes of today's economic crisis, showing how it was decades in the making and in fact reflects seismic failures within the structures of American-style...
Blood and Oil
Blood and Oil, featuring Michael Klare, a senior visiting fellow at the Arms Control Association in Washington D.C. and the defense correspondent for The Nation, offers a riveting look at how U.S. efforts to control the global flow of fossil fuels has led to endless war...
Advertising & The End of The World
Advertising & the End of the World features an illustrated presentation by Sut Jhally of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the producer and writer of the award-winning Dreamworlds series.
Growing Pains: the Ecological Cost of an Insatiable Economy
'Growing Pains'  is the title for a short edit (47min) of the award-winning documentary 'System Error'. A look at the global and political obsession with economic growth and the ecological and humanitarian consequences.
We Need A Library Economy
The library has been a long-standing institution in our society, but what if we applied its philosophy more broadly? Let's imagine what it would mean to realize the possibilities of this proto-socialist concept and reintroduce free access to the commons through a library...
Bring a Farm Back to Life
Help us to get our sixth site – Maesgwyn Isaf -  up and running. With your support we can make this farm ready to welcome new entrant farmers to work this land in an agroecological way, building on the legacy of Jenn and Stuart Carter who gifted this farm to us. Maesgwyn...
Don't Tell Me to Just Breathe
This beautiful and timely animation speaks to the spiralling levels of anxiety and depression the UK and other rich nations are experiencing by revealing the often silenced links between these mental health crises and the current economic system, including not only the...
How To Make Communist Propaganda
Ever wonder how I make my videos? Here's a good starting point!  – Second Thought
Why Billionaires Won't Save Us
In this video essay, I look at why billionaires won't save us from climate change. Specifically, I look at how the elite philanthropy of Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk function as more of a billionaire preservation of wealth and self than as an act of altruism.
We Don’t Need the CIA | The Chris Hedges Report
Chris Hedges and John Kiriakou discuss the CIA, how it has evolved, how it sees its mission, what it does, how it works, and the effects of its clandestine operations around the globe.
Into the Soil | Regenerative Farming & Food Fermentation
”A refreshing perspective on what it means to be wealthy” – Don Smith, Kiss the Ground
Behind the Shield: The Power & Politics of the NFL
Acclaimed journalist Dave Zirin of The Nation magazine tackles the politics of manhood, militarism, nationalism, and race in the NFL, America's most popular and influential sports league. ________________
The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales
Abigail Disney looks at America's dysfunctional and unequal economy and asks why the American Dream has worked for the wealthy, yet is a nightmare for people born with less.
Why Capitalism Cannot Be Redeemed
I have a very friendly relationship with Adam Bendell, who is very deeply involved in the world of impact investment and who has also been very interested in the work I am doing around gift economy. Over the years, he has come to events of mine and we have had some very...
The Local Planet VS the Global Empire of Corporations
If you judge that the world is dominated by the American, Russian, Chinese or European empire, you are completely wrong. The real (silent and invisible) empire is that of the corporations (giant companies and banks) that today control practically all fields of human activity...
Have You Seen This Chevron Ad?
Nothing is more precious than life.
Why the Suburbs Are Terrible for Us (and the Planet)
In this video essay, I look at why the suburbs are so terrible for people and the planet. Specifically, I look at the racist history of the suburbs in the United States in order to understand how the suburbs came about. The suburbs have a dark history of white supremacy and...
Former British Soldier Exposes The Monarchy
Welcome to the Mafia.
Honest Government Ad | Visit Brazil
The Brazilian Government has made a tourism ad ahead of the coming election, and it’s surprisingly honest and informative.
How the Rich REALLY Cause Climate Change
In this video essay, I look at how the rich really cause climate change. Specifically, I look at how the focus on the richest people in the world's consumption habits (i.e. our obsession with Taylor Swift's jet emissions) distracts us from how they make their money in the...
Time For Left To Admit Boys & Men Are In CRISIS and For Right to Accept We Shouldn't "Go Back" | Breaking Points
Krystal and Saagar are joined by author and policy expert Richard Reeves to better understand the crisis facing boys and men he tackles in his new book. A refreshing interview with zero culture war BS.
The Myth of Normal: Dr. Gabor Maté on Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture
In an extended interview, acclaimed physician and author Dr. Gabor Maté discusses his new book, just out, called "The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture."
AWAKE: A Dream From Standing Rock
AWAKE tells the dramatic story of the historic #NODAPL native-led peaceful resistance at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, which captured the world's attention as one of the biggest stories of 2016.
The Scariest Climate Science Paper I've Ever Read?
This month a paper came out that honestly chilled me. It was about tipping points in climate - a well-known concept that the climate can change abruptly if certain conditions are met in certain elements of the climate system, such as excess melting of the Greenland ice sheet...
When Trees Meet Buildings
Architects, engineers and developers are creating increasingly greener structures - and doing it in a more literal way than ever before.
Music, Culture & Race | Greg Thomas
Greg Thomas is a passionate cultural commentator on the topic of race, and the history of black America, particularly related to musical history. In this conversation with Rebel Wisdom's David Fuller they talk about the contribution of black American music, misconceptions...
Feminine Wisdom | Schuyler Brown & Samantha Sweetwater
Many people have observed that the conversation we have been curating on Rebel Wisdom has featured many more men than women. Of course we have regularly been asking ourselves why that is, and whether there is a more ‘feminine’ contribution to the dialogue that is not being...
Can Capitalism Solve World Hunger?
We're often told just how productive a capitalist economy is. We produce far more than we need...so why are there still so many hungry and malnourished people? In this episode we'll investigate the real cause of world hunger, and assess whether capitalism has the tools to...
The Psychology of the Religious Right
Let's take a dive into the minds of the religious right and discover how their distinct and zealous approach to matters of faith has affected the current political landscape.- Andrewism