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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." 
CNN: Criticism Of Sinema On $15 Minimum Wage Is Sexist
Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s (Ariz.) office is pushing back against criticism of her Friday vote to reject a $15 minimum wage bill, with a spokeswoman for the senator calling commentary on the way in which she cast her vote sexist. Sinema was among eight Democrats who...
Why You Shouldn't Be Distracted By The Royal Circus | Prof John Ashton
“We’re all being tempted to be distracted by the circus that is Meghan, Harry & the Royal Family, this is classic distraction stuff” - John Ashton
How We All Became Richard Nixon | Adam Curtis
This short film uses the story of Richard Nixon’s paranoia to explore how a similar outlook has been perpetuated on the larger social scale by the new media age. Skimming through the evolution of the mainstream media via television and newspapers, this short film comments on...
Permaculture Is a Way of Thinking | Andrew Faust
This is a clip from The Evolution of Ecological Consciousness (2013). Watch the full documentary here.
Can You Trust the Media? | Manufacturing Consent Explained
The term "fake news" is thrown around without much thought, but with more and more people losing faith in the media, honesty in news broadcasting is something we need to consider. In this episode, Second Thought takes a look at whose interests the corporate media serves, and...
The Age of Social Murder
The ruling elites, despite the accelerating and tangible ecological collapse, mollify us, either by meaningless gestures or denial.
Grief, Sacred Rage and Revolutionary Love | Bioneers
For too long women in general and women of color even more pointedly have been told to suppress their grief and rage in the name of love and forgiveness. No more. How do we reclaim our emotions in the labor of loving others? What might authentic reckoning, apology, and...
One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts: An Evolution From Industrial To Regenerative Farming
Fourth generation cattleman Will Harris shares his evolution from industrial to regenerative farmer.
To Reason With a Madman
Someone sent me a video on January 19th in which the host, claiming a secret source among the White Hat power faction, said that final plans are in motion to overthrow the criminal Deep State once and for all. The inauguration of Joe Biden will not take place. The lies and...
The Last Guardians
The Last Guardians is an award-winning documentary made with the indigenous Sàpara and Kichwa communities of Ecuador's Amazon. Now, more than ever, the global community can learn from indigenous knowledge and wisdom in its battle to conserve the planet. Becoming, once more...
Honest Government Ad | News Corp Bargaining Code
The Australien Government has made an ad about the new Media legislation it just passed, and it's surprisingly honest and informative.
Mutual Aid And Dual Power | Praxis 101
"One of the most common questions I get on my channel is "what can normal people do to help?" So, here's a video on what you can do to help! Building dual power and getting involved in mutual aid networks are some of the most effective ways to win over new people to the cause...
All Is Self
The chaos we see in society is a reflection of the chaos within the minds of human beings. If we wish to heal society, we need to heal ourselves. Our society, and consequently us as individuals, operates on a worldview based in separation, in seeing and feeling ourselves to...
Breaking Free of Old Habits, Addiction, and Past Traumas with Dr. Gabor Maté
It’s part of the human condition to run away from pain. Most of us have habits that we acquired as a way to cope with painful childhood experiences or traumas, which unfortunately don’t serve us as adults. These habits can manifest as addiction in a wide variety of forms...
Haiti's Century of US Coups, Invasions & Puppets
Amidst mass protests against their US-backed dictator, Abby Martin covers how the US Empire has determined the destiny of the Haitian people for generations. 
How Socialists Can Win Elections
Since 2015, the U.S. has witnessed the rise of an insurgent left electoral movement. Not only did Bernie Sanders nearly win the Democratic nomination twice, but socialists across the country have started gaining power – from city councils to congressional seats. But if you’re...
Is The State Your Enemy?
What is the State's role? How does its theoretical purpose compare to its actions in reality? In this episode, Second Thought considers the role of the modern state and evaluates whether it's fulfilling its stated duty to the people. 
Truth Behind SNL’s Controversial Israel Joke
Abby Martin responds to the outcry against Michael Che's joke on the last episode of Saturday Night Live about medical apartheid in Israel.
Capitalist Realism, Mental Illness and Societies of Control
Capitalist realism is the ambient all pervasive atmosphere where it's just sort of implied that capitalism is all there is. It conditions how we view the world, how we work, our social relations, even our thoughts and behaviors. When it comes to mental health, capitalist...
Nicholas Christakis - Our Common Humanity
“These wonderful qualities that bind us together, that reflect our common humanity are unbelievably unbelievable and wonderful to see. And so this is one of the reasons I'm optimistic.” Nicholas Christakis
Jane Goodall - Pandemic
“It is our disregard for nature and our disrespect of the animals we should share the planet with that has caused this pandemic.” Jane Goodall
The Problem With Hyper-Individualism
The "hyper-individualist" mindset runs rampant in capitalist nations, especially the US, where it's praised as "hard work" and "common sense." In this episode, Second Thought takes a look at why the individualist mindset is counterproductive and an utterly absurd way to view...
Power, Profit and Populism: The Battle for Hard Brexit
Brexit was presented as a populist revolution against the elite. But in the years since the referendum, a group of men deep in the heart of the British establishment have been carrying out a coup of a different kind – using Brexit to try and turn Britain into a low-tax, low...
Breakpoint: A Counter History of Progress
For the last two centuries progress has been our reason for being; progress has provided us with better ways of living. But progress has also given us napalm, pesticides, nuclear waste and global warming. And progress significantly altered our planet for the long term. It can...
The Reunited States
The Reunited States is a powerful and urgent documentary that follows the unsung heroes on the difficult journey of bridging our political and racial divides.
Vampires, They Exist?!
Vampires reveal their existence to human beings. The media reacts. In the first half, this film examines the reaction of two media outlets as well as the reaction of several college students, captured by a film student conducting man on the street interviews. In the second...
America Compared: Why Other Countries Treat Their People So Much Better
We're taught to believe that America is the greatest country on earth and that it couldn't possibly get any better. Let's put that claim to the test. In this episode, we'll compare the US to other wealthy nations using several key metrics: "low-skilled" job compensation...
How Britain Could Become a Failed State | George Monbiot
Don't think it could happen? Think again... Full 24min Interview.