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The Permaculture Orchard: Beyond Organic
The Permaculture Orchard : Beyond Organic is a feature-length educational film that will teach you how to set up your own permaculture orchard at any scale. Recognizing the limitations of the organic model as a substitute to conventional fruit growing, this film proposes a...
Earth's Greatest Enemy
A new documentary by Abby Martin exposing the world's biggest polluter: the US military.
What the F-ck happened to Hip-Hop?
Double Down News asked DMC from Run DMC about Hip Hop today, and he didn't hold back.
CIA Stories: The Cuban Who Conned the CIA
Amidst Biden's new regime change operation in Cuba, Abby Martin brings you an exclusive interview with the Cuban double agent who infiltrated the CIA and revealed the US plots we are seeing play out today.
From Executive Producers Jason Momoa and Brian Mendoza comes this new film, which follows the stories of Native Americans on the frontlines of a growing movement to reconnect with spiritual and cultural identities that were devastated by genocide. An Indigenous chef embarks...
Envy | ContraPoints
Starting at the surface with celebrity gossip, then spiraling into the inferno of the human psyche. Virgil, get me out of here.
Bison Nation: Walking Sacred Sites
We are still here. This is our story, the story of the bison, who inhabit the Northern Hemisphere. You might also know us as buffalo, tatanka, zubr, wisent, basha, Inii, ethanon, tatanga, Wisent... It is a comical story, because sometimes we are caught in politics...
The Misguided Fixation on Racial Disparities — Adolph Reed & Walter Benn Michaels
On The Jacobin Show, Adolph Reed and Walter Benn Michaels discuss the trouble with disparity and how antiracism has come to play a role in upholding capitalism in the twenty-first century.
Call of Duty Is Imperialist Propaganda
Brandon Sonju breaks down how video games — and, in particular, first-person shooters like Call of Duty — function as propaganda for American empire, and discusses how people can enjoy entertainment while also recognizing the parts of it that reflect what's wrong with the...
Why Didn't America Adopt Socialism?
America has been the world's largest economy for nearly a century, with one of the largest working classes on Earth. So how come socialism never took hold in America as much as it did in Europe and Asia? Why is there no “labor party” in the United States? And what exactly is...
Planned Obsolescence Sucks. Here's Why It Still Exists.
Why (and how) Planned Obsolescence and Capitalism make terrible products.
How We End Consumerism: The Degrowth Movement Shows a Way
How we end consumerism, explained.
Powerful Christian Nationalists in Military See Trump as Vehicle for Authoritarian Religious State
Christian fundamentalist nationalists in the senior ranks of the military, see Trump as an instrument of God’s plan to create an authoritarian Christian state. The military allows active proselytizing and recruitment of soldiers, contrary to the constitutional separation of...
Desert Apocalypse: How Solar Projects Affect Desert Habitats
The award-winning film series Desert Apocalypse is back for a second season. In this episode we travel to the Pahrump Valley and up to Beatty, Nevada to look at the landscapes threatened by solar. In the Pahrump Valley at the Yellow Pine Solar project site, we see a few...
Is Recycling Worth It Anymore? The Truth Is Complicated.
America produces more waste per capita than any other country in the world. And recycling, which was once considered the solution to that problem, isn’t really working anymore. Recycling works, but it’s not magic. As America continues to lead the world in per capita waste...
Should We Rethink American Policing?
American police have become yet another battleground in the pointless culture war. In this episode, we'll take a look at some of the characteristics of policing in America, the problems we face, and how we might solve them to the benefit of the whole society - including the...
Is Capitalism Actually Efficient?
How many times have you heard the claim that capitalism is the most efficient system for the production and allocation of goods and services? It's a very common talking point in the "western world," especially in the United States. In this video, Second Thought deconstructs...
Why Plastic Pollution Is Even Worse Than You Think
"Plastic pollution, explained. In this Our Changing Climate video essay, I look at an aspect of plastic pollution that often is ignored in the face of plastic pollution in the ocean. While ocean plastic pollution is an important issue, plastic is actually a fossil fuel...
CIA Stories: Death Squads in Afghanistan
As the US Empire makes its major military retreat from Afghanistan, learn about the CIA forces that will be staying behind—and their disturbing 20-year track record of war crimes. 
THE CON - Episode 1 of 5
An in-depth investigation into the 2008 financial crisis nine years in the making. Through interviews with regulators, former officials, foreclosure victims, industry whistleblowers, and journalists, THE CON connects the dots to what America used to be and where we’re headed...
The American Dream Dies Where Power Lies From writer/director Eric Vaughan, producer Patrick Lovell and executive producer Adam Bronfman, The Con is an in-depth investigation into the 2008 financial crisis nine years in the making,  Who did it, why it happened and how our...
Biological Warfare and the Lab Leak Hypothesis
Over the past 15 months, the official narrative surrounding the origins of Covid-19 has completely flipped...why is that? This is a complex, controversial, and convoluted topic, but here’s my attempt at a concrete analysis of the situation. I’d love to hear your thoughts in...
Honest Government Ads | 5 Year Special!
The "Honest Government Ad" series by The Juice Media just celebrated its 5 year anniversary!
Honest Government Ad | We Make Everything Good Sh!t
The Australien Government has made an ad about how it makes everything good, shit - and it’s surprisingly honest and informative.
Dancing With The Cannibal Giant: New Stories for the Great Transition
"When today's stories of crushing greed and endless growth have come to an end, what, then, will be the new stories?" This film was created as an educational tool that can be used to move us beyond disempowerment, in order to enact real change in a changing world. Chris...
Seeing Through The Wall: Meeting Ourselves in Palestine and Israel
In 2016, Rabbi Dov Taylor invited a group of Americans to join him on a tour of Israel and Palestine. This 12-day excursion was not planned as a sight-seeing tour, though there were plenty of sights to see. Rather, the purpose was to introduce tour members to Palestinians...
Hold Me Right: The Aftermath of Sexual Assault
A filmmaker tries to cope with the aftermath of her own sexual assault while filming first-hand testimonies ––ranging from a nurse that performed her own rape kit to a pedophile molested as a child. Hold Me Right follows both survivors and perpetrators through the harrowing...
In the Land of My Ancestors
In the Land of My Ancestors celebrates the living legacy of Ann Marie Sayers, an indigenous Ohlone elder. Ohlone people are not federally recognized as indigenous nations in the San Francisco Bay Area. This documentary short reveals the resilience and tenacity of Ann Marie as...
How The World Went Mad - Animated Docuseries
How the World Went Mad is a five-part animated docuseries that combines satire and science to explore the wave of political insanity sweeping the globe.
Grading is a Scam (and Motivation is a Myth) | A Professor Explains
Grading is a scam and motivation is a myth. Those sound like bold words, but today we're going to dive down the rabbit hole and prove, once and for all, that our current state of schooling (and of...well..._everything_) is rotten to its core. ...that's all a little dramatic...
CIA Stories: The CIA is Born
Abby Martin introduces the first installment of a new Empire Files series about the CIA explaining why the agency was created, and how it became the most nefarious criminal organization in the world, with CIA expert Douglas Valentine.
How Capitalism is Killing Us (And The Planet)
"In this video essay, I look at why capitalism is killing us (and the planet) by causing climate change. Specifically, I look at how capitalism's multinationals like ExxonMobil and BP are responsible for increased emissions and ultimately the climate crisis we are living...
Somewhere, Anywhere, Everywhere
We live on a finite planet. What happens to yesterday's shiny new thing that is today's cast-off? What happens to "throw away", when there is no away?
Regenerative Cultures and Economies of Place | Daniel Christian Wahl
Daniel Christian Wahl, speaking live from Beyond The Great Reset: The Systems Change Summit, May 2021
Strengthening Local Economies Worldwide - Helena Norberg-Hodge
Helena Norberg-Hodge, speaking live from Beyond The Great Reset: The Systems Change Summit, May 2021
Food Savers
This follow-up to Valentin Thurn’s documentary, Taste the Waste, spotlights the people and companies throughout Europe who are working to salvage usable food. It is estimated that European households throw away 100 billion Euros worth of food each year. Thurn asks why is it...
The Condition of the Working Class
Everything changes and yet everything stays the same. 1844: Friedrich Engels writes his book The Condition of the Working Class in England, a classic denunciation of the appalling living conditions for working people living at the heart of the industrial revolution in...
Spirited Away - Why Work Is Toxic
Hidden in the fantastic otherwordly narrative of Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away is an allegory about society’s toxic obsession with work. The Studio Ghibli classic was released in 2001 and commented on Japan’s losing its soul to capitalism in the context of the country’s...
Is The US Really A Meritocracy?
One of the most common misconceptions about US society is that we live under a perfectly fair, egalitarian system which rewards those who have intelligence and a strong work ethic. This is the myth of American meritocracy. In this episode, Second Thought explores why the US...
To The Ends of the Earth
"Wonderfully in touch with this historical moment". - Mark Achbar, The Corporation  "To the Ends of the Earth" follows concerned citizens living at the frontiers of extreme oil and gas extraction, bearing witness to a global crossroads. They call for human ingenuity to...
A City is Part of the Universe
If we live in a city with little or no 'ecology' around us, where on earth do we start to make an 'ecological' lifestyle? This very short film brings us into the minds of natural farmers in Japan and the United States, discovering how city dwellers can begin to live with more...
The Amazon Warehouse as Disneyland
Jason Myles presents a critique of Jessica Bruder's 2020 film "Nomadland." From the video: "About 10 minutes in I thought I was watching Amazon the movie. I’ve seen Cold War propaganda, and if we’re in a new “Cold War” it’s the war against labor rights and this is the “Red...
Does Capitalism Really Drive Innovation?
One of the more common arguments for capitalism asserts that there would be no innovation without it. Given how prevalent this talking point is, one would assume that it's difficult to debunk. That's not the case. In this episode, Second Thought takes a look at why capitalism...
Killing Gaza
In Killing Gaza, journalists Dan Cohen and Max Blumenthal documented Israel’s 2014 war on Gaza.
Debunking Israel’s ‘Human Shield’ Defense in Gaza Massacre
Abby Martin gives 5 points that evaporate Israel's assertion that the civilians it kills in Gaza were "human shields."
Gaza Fights For Freedom
This debut feature film by journalist Abby Martin began while reporting in Palestine, where she was denied entry into Gaza by the Israeli government on the accusation she was a “propagandist.” So Abby connected with a team of journalists in Gaza to produce the film through...
The Woke CIA PsyOp
Abby Martin explains what's behind the cringe ‘Humans of CIA’ recruitment ad promoting themselves as a place of ‘intersectional’ social progress. 
Our Planet - Episode 2: Frozen Worlds
Experience our planet's natural beauty and examine how climate change impacts all living creatures in this ambitious documentary of spectacular scope. In this episode: On the unforgiving frontier of climate change, polar bears, walruses, seals and penguins find their icy...
From Abandoned Farm To Permaculture Laboratory
On the grounds of the permaculture laboratory Peintnerhof in the middle of Carinthia (Austria), pigs dig through the earth and prepare the formerly compacted soil piece by piece for a new, more diverse planting. For example, classic fruit trees are allowed to flourish next to...
Turning Eco-Anxiety into Eco-Action | Our Broken Planet
At times it can be overwhelming to contemplate the challenges we face in the Anthropocene, from the climate crisis to biodiversity loss. The hurdles in the way of a sustainable future can sometimes feel insurmountable - but each of us is capable of making a difference.
Sir David Attenborough Presents: Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet | Doc Preview
Breaking Boundaries tells the story of the most important scientific discovery of our time - that humanity has pushed Earth beyond the boundaries that have kept Earth stable for 10,000 years, since the dawn of civilization. The 75-minute film takes the audience on a journey...
Money Puzzles
Money Puzzles is a documentary film about money and debt and the widespread misunderstanding about what they are and how they function to be found in the media, everyday life and even university economics departments.
Seaspiracy examines the global fishing industry, challenging notions of sustainable fishing and showing how human actions cause widespread environmental destruction.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered today as an American hero: a bridge-builder, a shrewd political tactician, and a moral leader. Yet throughout his history-altering political career, he was often treated by U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies like an enemy...
Climate Change Babies
Climate Change Babies is an inspiring film for trailblazing parents around the world. During the Covid-19 pandemic, courageous and articulate moms, parents and grandparents from British Columbia , Canada are organizing and exchanging profound information about climate change...
US Retreats From Afghanistan: Truth Behind The Empire’s Defeat
Abby Martin explores what's missing from coverage of Biden's announcement of the Afghanistan withdrawal. 
Uganda Dictatorship: Imperialism's Pearl of Africa
Short documentary on Uganda's US-backed dictatorship, the country's freedom struggle from colonialism until today, and the geo-strategic role the regime plays for US Imperialism. 
The Truth About Food Insecurity
We live in a world with a rapidly growing population. Some people would have you believe that food insecurity is caused by overpopulation, or that we've reached the earth's carrying capacity. Is that really the case? In this episode, Second Thought takes a brief look at the...
Why You Can't Compare Covid-19 Vaccines
What a vaccine's "efficacy rate" actually means. 
Why Are So Many Young People Becoming Socialists?
For decades the United States has been a bastion of free market ideology and extreme individualism, but in the last few years we've seen a major resurgence of socialist ideas. In this episode, Second Thought takes a look at why so many young people are attracted to socialism...