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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...
Nomads in Search of a Villain
The new film Nomadland is a heartfelt look at the lives of itinerant Americans cast aside by the Great Recession. But it ignores how employers like Amazon are raking in profits off this new class of worker.
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...
Killer Mike: Amazon Using Slave Labor to Enrich the Richest Man in the World
Killer Mike delivered a powerful speech at a rally for Alabama Amazon warehouse workers who are fighting to unionize. If their efforts succeed, it could be the spark that ignites successful Amazon union drives across the country.
The Hardest Thing I've Ever Loved: Creating a Transformative Culture
This 36-minute documentary follows the lives of 5 young explorers on their journey through the 5-week Ecovillage Design Education program in Switzerland, which navigates today's challenges as opportunities to build a regenerative future for all.
20 Signs You're Emotionally Mature
However old we might be, none of us is ever quite emotionally mature - but having a list to hand of what maturity consists of might be a way of keeping score and nudging ourselves in the right direction. Here is a comprehensive list of what maturity might comprise. 
The Problem With American Education
Americans from across the political spectrum tend to agree that our education system is failing our students. In this episode, Second Thought takes a look at three of the biggest problems the system faces, and considers some possible solutions.
How Smoked Salmon Is Destroying Our Minds | George Monbiot
Smoked Salmon... it's a metaphor. 
8 Toxic Things Parents Say To their Children
Do you wonder about the toxic people in your life? What if your mother is toxic? What if your father is toxic? Or what if both of your parents are toxic. Regardless of whether your family members are really toxic or not, Psych2Go made this video to highlight the 8 unhealthy...
The Confederacy Was a Con Job on Whites - and Still Is
I’ve lived 55 years in the South and I grew up liking the Confederate flag. I haven’t flown one for many decades — but for a reason that might surprise you.
Creating the Conditions for Belonging and Breathing in a Toxic Environment | john a. powell
Bridging or breaking? That is the sharp choice we face today as a society and as individual citizens. john a. powell, Director of the Othering and Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley, has long been one of our nation’s leading and most original thought leaders. He has delved...
So You're Still Being Publicly Shamed
The Right wants you to believe that a coddled, overly sensitive left is propping up cancel culture. But punitive, hyper-surveillant ways of interacting online are built into the structure of privately owned social media companies, and they’re practiced across the political...
The Art of Letting Go (Taoism Documentary)
February, 2012, my wife, Gayoung, and I were moving back to Asia after two years in Australia. We had no plan. We just wanted to let go of our lives and return to Asia permanently. The Art of Letting Go is a full-length documentary that follows us for one year on an amazing...
Coleman Hughes on The White Fragility Theory with Glenn Loury
"This recording was created at an event hosted by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, that featured myself alongside Glenn Loury, who, as many of you know, is an economist at Brown University and host of the Glenn Show at Blogging Heads. I thought the conversation was a...
The People's Fight: How We Halt the Climate Crisis
The world’s scientists have made it all too clear: our earth is overheating. It’s bad, but we can still make changes that could be the difference between life and death for tens of millions of people. We need to take power away from the fossil fuel industry that created the...
Why All US Politicians Should Earn Minimum Wage | Francesca Fiorentini
Biden's Stimulus Bill & The History of Failure
The Terrifying $1.2 Trillion Plan That Could Kill 90% of Humanity | Stephen Fry
The US will soon review its nuclear weapons program. Should it spend $1.2 Trillion extending & updating it?
Why The United States Can't Handle Crises
Covid-19, climate change, natural disasters, constant recessions, homelessness, declining life expectancy and quality of life, economic seems like the United States is perpetually in crisis, and more often than not we fail to meet the challenge. Why is that?...
'Til Kingdom Come
Millions of American Evangelicals are praying for the State of Israel. Among them are the Binghams, a dynasty of Kentucky pastors, and their Evangelical congregants in an impoverished coal mining town. They donate sacrificially to Israel’s foremost philanthropic organization...
Why America Throws the Poor in Prison
America built mass incarceration: the wholesale imprisonment of entire populations. Why, exactly, are so many people in prison – more than the entire population of New Mexico? That’s our focus for this week’s video: how a crisis of capitalism created a surplus population of...
David Cross: Why America Sucks at Everything
America: the greatest, richest, freest country in the world – or is it? David Cross, of Mr. Show, Arrested Development, and The Dark Divide discusses why Americans, despite living in the wealthiest country in the history of the world, have a much worse standard of living than...
The Video the Royal Family Does Not Want You To See | Nabil Abdulrashid
Everything You Need To Know About Harry & Meghan.
From people who live with the scars of having been bullied to families who now grieve the loss of their child to suicide in the wake of brutal acts of bullying, this film examines the reasons why people bully and the fallout that occurs from that bullying. 
A Guide to US Empire in Africa: Neocolonial Order & AFRICOM
Abby Martin speaks to Eugene Puryear to discuss the big picture of US imperialism in Africa: From the Berlin Conference to the subversion of liberation movements to neocolonial puppets and the current sprawl of AFRICOM "counterterrorism."