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Thich Nhat Hanh Was One of the Great Spiritual and Activist Teachers of Our Time. Rest in Love, Dear Brother!
Beloved teacher, activist, and Zen Buddhist master, Thich Nhat Hanh, has died peacefully at 95.
Buddhist Monk and Peace Activist Thich Nhat Hanh Dies at 95
"He inspired so many good people to dedicate themselves to working for a more just and compassionate world."
The Tipping Point that will DESTROY the World | George Monbiot
“I doubt that 1% of people really understand what we’re facing: the prospect of systematic environmental collapse” - George Monbiot
The Religious Wars of the Pandemic Endgame | Rebel Wisdom
One of the biggest problems with talking about something as vast and impactful as the pandemic is to find the right level of analysis. In this epic piece, Rebel Wisdom looks at the deeper religious and theological forces playing out below the surface of our day-to-day...
Forest Condominium is Ecosystem of 150 Trees, 60+ Apartments
With 150 trees sprouting across 5 floors of terraces, balconies, and roof gardens, apartment complex "25 Verde" in Italy rises like a giant treehouse, a forest-building ecosystem combining geothermal energy, water reuse, and natural cooling.
Why I OPPOSE Vaccine Mandates, COVID Passports & Big Pharma | Jeremy Corbyn
And why that doesn't make me Anti-Vax - Jeremy Corbyn
How Hollywood Sells Us War
Ever notice how just about every single depiction of the US military on film and TV is positive? There's a reason for that. Come learn about just how long the military has been "adjusting" Hollywood scripts, and what that means for us as a society.
Why American Fascism Is On The Rise
It should be common knowledge that the troubling undercurrent of outright fascism has been becoming more and more mainstream over recent years. With new fascist and Neo-nazi groups popping up all the time, and with their rhetoric becoming ever more grotesque and anti-human, I...
How Left Is The American Left...And Why Didn't Socialism Catch On Here?
Every minute of every day, the media and most Americans yell about how the Democrats are going "too far left." For the rest of the world, this is an absurd statement, but the average American believes it...why? In this episode, we're talking about the Democrats, how left-wing...
The Third Harmony: Nonviolence and the New Story of Human Nature
The Third Harmony tells the story of nonviolence, humanity’s greatest (and most overlooked) resource. "I am exhilarated and grateful to the filmmakers for bringing forth such a fine gift for the future of life on Earth. Hurray! and deep bows." - Joanna Macy, deep ecologist...
Electronic Awakening
The film ELECTRONIC AWAKENING offers insight into the inner workings of the brain and its metaphysical connection to the repetitive beats that create a sense of oneness, unity and freedom on the dance floor.
Dozer's Pet Diesel
During the production of a documentary about dogs, a secret is uncovered that puts humans back in their place, with nature.
Tribes and Trance
Filmmaker Jessica Devnani travels to Tribal Gathering, a “conscious festival” in Panama that combines indigenous knowledge with modern day electronic music. Through speaking with attendees and tribe members, she investigates the connection between ancient and modern cultures...
A Temple of This Earth: Moving Beyond Redemptive Violence
(This essay is the final installment of a series. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3,
Native Hawaiians Fight US Navy for Polluting Island’s Water
Under the cover of pre-dawn darkness, Native Hawaiians surprised the gates of the US Navy Command with a civil disobedience action over the Red Hill fuel leak. Empire Files producer Mike Prysner was on the ground. Support the efforts to Shut Down Red Hill! 
Is It Time to Change Course on Covid? | William Eden
What are we getting wrong with Covid, and what does it mean to adapt to it becoming an endemic disease? William Eden is a biotech and healthcare investor who has been paying close attention to the progress of the pandemic from many different angles. He recently posted a viral...
How "Moderates" Serve The Right
This week we're talking about everyone's favorite grillpilled neighbor - the American "centrist" or "moderate". As much as they like to see themselves as enlightened arbiters of progress, centrists are little more than spoilers for actual democratic progress at best, and...
The Wisdom To Survive
Climate change is here. Will we have the wisdom to survive? The film features thought leaders and activists in the realms of science, economics, and spirituality. The focus: how we can live creatively and even joyfully in the face of this catastrophe, and how can we act to...
The Pandora Papers: How the World of Offshore Finance is Still Flourishing
In a major international investigation, Four Corners reveals the secrets of the Pandora Papers.
One Body One Heart
It can come at any time - a life threatening diagnosis that suddenly makes death real. As he confronts cancer of the pancreas, Bob Gunn draws upon his experience and practice as a psychotherapist, a Christian minister and a Zen priest to illuminate a way through that perilous...
Going Circular
Imagine a future where we mimic the genius of nature—to re-calibrate the way humankind lives, breathes, builds—respecting the limits of our resources and transforming the modern world. Going Circular unlocks the secrets to circularity, an innovative concept that could save...
What is Trauma? The Author of “The Body Keeps the Score” Explains
In Part 1, Bessel van der Kolk talks about trauma. In Part 2, he talks about 6 ways to heal trauma without medication.
230 People LIVING COMMUNALLY: Tour of Ithaca EcoVillage
The EcoVillage at Ithaca was established in 1991 and has become a mature communal village with three neighborhoods developed on 10% of the land with 90% of the land devoted to farmland and natural areas. Given that we're interested in communally living at Flock, we took quite...
GIFT
Inspired by Lewis Hyde’s beloved classic The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World, GIFT is a richly cinematic film, interweaving character‐driven stories.
First We Eat
What happens when an ordinary family, living just south of the Arctic Circle, bans all grocery store food from their house for one year? Add three skeptical teenagers, one reluctant husband, no salt, no caffeine, no sugar and -40 temperatures.
All the Time in the World: Disconnecting to Reconnect
Three kids, ages 10, 8 and 5, spend nine months self-isolating with their family in the Yukon wilderness over a long northern winter. Small cabin, no friends, no internet, no phone, no electricity. For nine months they never once said “I’m bored”. Find out why. All The Time...
How American Workers Are Losing Billions
You've probably heard the term "wage theft" before, but do you know just how big a problem it is? In the US, wage theft dwarfs all other kinds of theft combined. Let's take a look at why this is happening and try to understand the underlying problems that enable it.
Hawaii Emergency: Navy Poisons Drinking Water
The US Navy has poisoned the largest water supply in O'ahu, Hawaii. Nobody knows how long residents have been drinking toxic water, how big the chemical leak is, or how many it will impact. But instead of urgent action to save lives, the Navy is engaging in a cover up.
The Spyware on Your Phone that could End Democracy | George Monbiot
“One of the most fundamental attacks on democracy & human rights ever invented”
The Worst Thing
How do you move past the worst thing to ever happen in your life? In 1985, Kathleen lost her brother Eddie, an American soldier, at the hands of the Red Army Faction (RAF), a German leftist terrorist organization. Now, decades later, she decides to seek out the group...
CASH-IN COP-OUT - The COP26 Glasgow Climate Summit
CASH-IN COP-OUT tells how Glasgow’s COP26 climate summit notched-up yet another year of talks that failed to find a solution to the climate emergency. Thousands converged at COP26 with polarised objectives. Businesses sought deals to cash-in from the climate crisis. Thousands...
The Surprising Untold Story of Scotland's Dying Ships | A Plastic Crisis
Fishing ships in Scotland are at an all time low and so are the number of fish. This is the story of their continuing demise and how we can use this as a lesson to solve an even bigger issue: the plastic pollution crisis. It begins with each of us. WWF, Change plastic in...
The Myth Of Upward Mobility
In this video, Second Though revisits the idea of "meritocracy" and explores the misguided belief that the United States is anywhere close to a "fair competition" where everyone has "equal opportunity."
Social Media Addiction - How It Changes Your Brain | Luke Burgis
By definition, mimetic desire means that we're adopting another person's desire as our own, usually without even realizing that we're doing it. Social media has given us millions of mimetic models that we now have to contend with. Some people have gone from having 10 mimetic...
How Unaccountable Institutions Are Shaping Your Life | Robert Reich
Never forget that a majority of Supreme Court justices were appointed by presidents who initially lost the popular vote. The court is now poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, despite Americans supporting the landmark abortion ruling by a roughly 2-to-1 margin. This is not how a...
4 False Beliefs that Society is Built On | Dr. Bruce Lipton
Dr. Bruce Lipton, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Stem cell biologist, bestselling author of The Biology of Belief and recipient of the 2009 Goi Peace Award, he has been a guest speaker on hundreds of TV and radio shows, as well as...
Environmental Justice: How Capitalism Threatens Humanity
Earlier this year, the NGO Global Witness released their report on the deaths of environmental defenders. In 2020 alone, a total of 227 people fighting against environmental degradation and climate change were killed. We live in a system that always has - and always will ...
Why We Won't Raise Our Kids in Suburbia (and Moved to the Netherlands Instead)
I was always told, growing up, that the suburbs (of Canada) are a good place to raise children. But I've come to appreciate the importance of independence for the a child's development, something that's nearly impossible in today's car-dependent suburbs. It was pretty clear...
How Wealth Inequality Spiraled Out of Control | Robert Reich
The top 1% holds 15x more wealth than the bottom 50% combined. How did it get this way? Here's the full story of wealth inequality in America.
Can Indigenous Knowledge Save the World?
Indigenous peoples are among the worst affected by rainforest deforestation. What can art do in the face of this destruction? We show solutions from Cameroon, plus how artists in Brazil are fighting to save the Amazon. The rainforest is on fire. Profiteering and greed are...
An Intimate Discourse with Visionaries of The Great Turning
Leading visionaries of The Great Turning respond to key questions relevant to the challenges of our times:
Honest Government Ad | Net Zero by 2050 (feat. Greta)
The Government™ has made an ad about Net Zero by 2050 and it’s surprisingly honest and informative.
The Hypocrisy of Bailouts | Jon Stewart
Why are billion-dollar corporate bailouts the American status quo, but bailing out struggling people is a socialist nightmare? It's almost like the priorities of this country are a little skewed... 
The Worst Attack Since the Civil War!
"News directors and editors once needed stiff nudges to repeat a president’s words verbatim, not just because it’s embarrassing to take dictation from a politician, but because it was bad business to do it for free. If politicians wanted you to buy the “Axis of Evil” or “the...
Films for Patrons: Donate $5/Mo and Gain Access to These Great Documentaries
Films For Action hosts the largest collection of free films related to social change online. Started by a few friends in 2006, we're a home-grown media library dedicated to empowering citizens with the knowledge essential to creating a more loving, just, sustainable, and...
The Importance Of Revolutionary Optimism
While it's often easy to fall into doomerism, remaining dedicated, principled, and optimistic is critical to the success of any movement. Let's talk about revolutionary optimism and what it can do for us. 
The Two Futures Of Automation: Capitalism VS Socialism
With jobs being automated and handed off to machines at an ever-increasing pace, it's only natural to consider what our future will look like. Will humans have more free time to spend with loved ones? More time to pursue hobbies and fulfilling activities? Or will the status...
How Capitalism Ruined Work
If you’re unemployed, it isn’t because there’s no work. There is, and always will be, work to be done. So...what's going on? Why are there so few meaningful jobs, and why are they getting replaced by alienating, meaningless labor?
The 10 Tactics of Fascism | Jason Stanley
"Never Again?" How fascism hijacks democracies over and over.
"Human Potential and the Path Back to Indigeneity" with Bill Pfeiffer
Join Bill Pfeiffer as he discusses his journey to embracing an indigenous world view and how this approach can help save our planet. This video is a production of Lake Erie Institute and is made possible by the generous support of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
Cancel the Apocalypse: Here Are 41 Documentaries to Help Unlock the Good Ending
Our present moment is saturated in dystopian, apocalyptic fantasies of the future.
So-Called 'Centrists' Are Really Incredibly Dangerous Extremists
Their supposed "seriousness" poses a serious threat to everyone but the small group of elites whose short-term interests they actually represent.
Jane and the Dark Cloud: An Animation about Systems Change
Beautiful short animated film, that through the story of Jane and Dan, empowers audiences and grass roots campaigners with an understanding of what 'system change', means. It shows what a truly system changing Green New Deal could look like in the UK and beyond after COVID...
Making Sense with Scout Mindset | Julia Galef
Why do some people see things that others don't? Julia Galef believes that it's because they're using what she calls Scout Mindset.
If We Don't Fix Sensemaking, We Won't Survive | Daniel Schmachtenberger
Why is Sensemaking broken? What would it mean to fix it, and how might we go about it?
Rogan, CNN, Ivermectin & Heterodox Thinking | Zubin Damania
The pandemic has stress tested all our institutions, especially those we have relied on for truth seeking and sensemaking. It's deepened the chasm between mainstream and alternative, consensus and contrarian.
How Militarism Fuels The Climate Crisis — And Vice Versa
True climate solutions must have antimilitarism at their core.
Owned: A Tale of Two Americas
“Home ownership to me means freedom—strictly. The more and more I evaluate this world, the more and more I understand: when you don’t own anything, you are nothing.” That’s how Greg Butler, a young black house flipper, sums up his view of the American dream.
Fly By Light: A Film about Discovering Your True Nature
Fly By Light is an intimate exploration of young people seeking to overcome the violence in their lives and create a new path for their future by connecting to a world outside their neighborhoods. In Washington, DC, where high school dropout rates average 40%, a group of...