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Tomorrow's Power
Local activists in Gaza, Germany, and Colombia challenge fossil-fuel dependency and power structures in a struggle for social and climate justice.
The Carbon Rush
From indigenous rain forest dwellers having their way of life completely threatened, to dozens of Campesinos assassinated, to the livelihood of waste pickers at landfills taken away, THE CARBON RUSH travels across four continents and brings us up close to projects working...
Narmada: a Valley Rises
Narmada: A Valley Rises is beautifully photographed, inspiring film. It documents a 200 kilometre non-violent Gandhian march involving 6000 participants. The film offers a compelling and intimate portrait of a unique movement while raises critical and universal issues of...
The Cost of Lies: Why Coronavirus is the UK's Chernobyl | Hardeep Matharu
“Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later, that debt is paid”
Herman and Chomsky's Propaganda Model of News: An In-Depth Explanation
This 2-part video series offers a basic explanation of Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky's Propaganda Model. In their 1988 book, Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, they outline 5 filters that critique “the political economy of the mass media," namely...
How Exxon Deceived The World (But Not Their Investors)
A video essay by Second Thought. 
Collapse Doesn't Happen The Way It's Shown In The Movies | Joe Brewer
Joe Brewer is a complexity researcher and evangelist for the field of culture design. The spoken audio is from a Kosmos Live podcast, "on cultural design and midwifing a new era".
The Resurgence of Popular Left Media
The American media landscape can be pretty depressing for those with leftist sensibilities, but it's better than it was five years ago! Over the last two decades, a surge of support for leftist thought has culminated in a vibrant new batch of leftist media. From podcasts to...
Thomas Berry: The New Story
A video excerpt of Thomas Berry discussing his 1978 monograph entitled "The New Story" at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia in 1984.
Economic Man vs Humanity: a Puppet Rap Battle
Three students challenge outdated economics by debating with their professor about the nature of humankind, with rap and puppetry. This animated film is a collaboration between economist Kate Raworth, puppet designer Emma Powell and song writer Simon Panrucker. The critique...
America's Stunted Political Spectrum
There's a whole lot of bickering and name-calling in American politics, but modern politicians have a lot more in common than you might realize. In this episode, Second Thought takes a look at just how skewed the American political spectrum is.
Biodiversity is Collapsing Worldwide. Here's Why.
In this video essay, we look at how climate change is causing a decrease in biodiversity worldwide. Biodiversity is a measure of the variety and variability of life, and climate change is causing the decline of biodiversity in numerous ecosystems via extreme weather...
"Bernie Blackout" Film Director, Pat McGee
"Bernie Blackout" Director Pat McGee Interview. Thanks to Pat McGee! - Matt Orfalea 
Dr. Michael Hudson: Economic Lessons for 2020
Despite low unemployment rates and a rising stock market, 3 out of 4 economists are expecting a recession by 2021. We are already facing a #crisisofpoverty and economic precarity, where 140 million people are poor or low-income, the costs of living are going up and the...
Realism and Utopia
Realism and utopia are often seen as opposite poles. Realism, it is thought, is concerned with what is and utopia is concerned with our wishes about what we would like to be. However, once we fully examine the issue we can see that this way of thinking is mistaken. A properly...
Tristan Harris - Downgrade
“The real problem of humanity is the following: We have Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions and godlike technology.” Edward O. Wilson
The Trap of Being Right | Charles Eisenstein
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix. The answers to metaphysical questions—and indeed political questions, personal questions—are usually less important than the process that the question launches. Here we explore...
Reclaiming Work: The Cycle Couriers Subverting The Gig Economy
Cycle courier cooperatives are turning technology on the gig economy giants.
The Forever War: From The Killing Fields
Marine Corps infantryman turned anti-war activist John Motter tells Abby Martin the hidden reality of the endless Afghanistan War. 
A Rally Cry For A New World
JOIN US. This is what we think and believe to be true. If you feel inspired by this video please share it. I love you.
Humanity's Phase Shift - A New Story
We have a story to tell you…and it's a new story. We are being called by children everywhere to begin seeing the world from their eyes and telling a new story about the better world our hearts know is possible. We, all of us, in the WorldSummit movement are already creating...
The Great Realisation
A bedtime story of how it started, and why hindsight’s 2020 🛌 🧸 by Probably Tomfoolery.
The Answer of the Forests
If we stop to listen to the forests, what would they say? Perhaps they would tell us about community resilience, about cooperation, about finding strength in differences and about how to live in the present. Perhaps they would also remind us of all the things we have in...
The Great Pause: Normal *Was* The Crisis
We are in the time of THE GREAT PAUSE. Where might we collectively go next?
Fairytales of Growth
A film on Climate Change, Degrowth and System Change. The effects and risks of climate change are compelling young people the world round to call upon radical system change as the only solution to avoid a catastrophic collapse. This film studies the role economic growth has...
Early Morning Permaculture Tour of Zaytuna Farm
After a struggle to get back home to Australia and two weeks in quarantine before reaching Zaytuna, Geoff enjoys an early morning, and he takes us on a walk to some special spots around the property. Possum (the dog) waits on the speed bump that sends water to Paradise Dam...
Imagine a 100% Renewable New York City | Andrew Faust
Permaculture designer Andrew Faust presents a clear outline for achieving energy independence with 100% renewable technologies in the New York bioregion.
Scaling up Permaculture in the City | Andrew Faust
Learn how to become more regionally resilient with bioregional economics and ecological city design.
Orders Of Energy: Biogas & On-site Fuels
Why Biogas and on-site fuels are inherently superior and appropriate for heating and domestic hot water and why electricity should be reserved for certain tasks that can be run by solar on-site.
Corporations Will Not Save Us from the Coronavirus | Robert Reich
Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich breaks down why "corporate social responsibility" is a total farce, and explains why corporations can never be trusted to do the right thing on their own.
Rebel Bass Planet of The Humans Review: A Missed Opportunity
Click Part 2 to watch Rebel Bass' video about renewable energy.
Misadventures in Corporate Media | Jeff Cohen Interview
Misadventures in Corporate Media | Jeff Cohen Interview Had fun speaking with Jeff Cohen about the 5 media filters "Manufacturing Consent" and his own misadventures in cable news. Jeff wrote the book “Cable News Confidential” about his misadventures in Corporate Media. He...
Your Slavery Is Their Freedom | George Monbiot
George Monbiot exposes the billionaire class.
The Twelve: A Tale of Wisdom & Unity
“The Twelve” tells the story of twelve spiritual Elders from around the globe who gather at the United Nations in New York to create a unique ritual for Humankind and planet Earth. By interviewing each one of them in their home environments, the film is told exclusively...
We Each Carry a Blueprint for Making a Good Society | Nicholas Christakis
“We each carry within us an evolutionary blueprint for making a good society.” - Nicholas Christakis
Greenwashing. Is It Still a Thing?
GREENWASHING has become such a commonly used phrase that it's starting to lose its meaning in the increasingly noisy stream of information we all receive every second of every day via Social Media. Is it even still a thing or have big corporations finally started to tell us...
Planet of the Humans : Let's Just Have a Think...
On the 50th Anniversary of the first-ever Earth Day, Jeff Gibbs and Michael Moore released a documentary film free on You Tube. The film is called Planet of the Humans, and it proved quite popular. This week Just Have a Think reviews the movie and considers its implications...
BERNIE BLACKOUT | The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Proud to be a producer on this epic new documentary, "Bernie Blackout" on Vice. Premieres 5/13 at 8pm. Check it out! - Matt Orfalea 
This Living Salish Sea
"This sweeping documentary takes us in and under the waters of the Salish Sea, while more fully understanding the threats posed by the Trans Mountain (Ex- Kinder Morgan) pipeline expansion…
Washed Up
When was I diving on Glover's Reef Atoll recently, off the Belize mainland, I could not help but notice the large amount of plastics washed up on the shoreline.…
Honest Government Ad | The Machine
The Government has made an ad about the global response to the pandemic, and it's surprisingly honest and informative.
The Sleeping Giant: A Localist Manifesto
Four-part video series on Paul Fenn, pioneer of the Community Choice Energy movement in the United States. Produced by Stuart Farmer. Directed by Yoni Goldstein. Written by Charles Schultz. Production Assistant is Sebastian Alvarez. Filmed on location at Local Power in...
Inspired by HRH The Prince of Wales, HARMONY captures on film in a way we’ve never seen before, an authentic leader on critical global issues. For the better part of three decades, The Prince of Wales has worked side by side with a surprising and dynamic array of...
Generation Green New Deal
Generation Green New Deal is a film about the historic youth-led movement to stop the climate crisis and transform America. Our team invites you to watch this exciting (25 minute) sneak-peek available online exclusively during this turbulent time of the COVID-19 Pandemic. All...
Renewables Can't Power Capitalism, But They Can Power Ecosocialism
This is a fantastic video essay. Sit back, relax, and enjoy it like a podcast for some serious knowledge gems.
The Challenges & Opportunities in the Transition to 100% Renewable Energy
The next few decades will see a profound energy transformation throughout the world. By the end of the century (and perhaps sooner), we will shift from fossil fuel dependence to rely primarily on renewable sources - solar, wind and geothermal power.
Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary
Before he was convicted of murdering a policeman in 1981 and sentenced to die, Mumia Abu-Jamal was a gifted journalist and brilliant writer. Now after more than 30 years in prison, Mumia is not only still alive but continuing to report, provoke and inspire. "Mumia: Long...
Feeding Ourselves
Feeding Ourselves weaves intimate stories from the hopes and convictions of rural BC farmers and producers as they navigate undercurrents of uncertainty with our food system. Their commitment to local food culture inspires us to appreciate the significance and potential of...
Michael Moore, Filmmakers Respond to Criticism of Planet Of The Humans
Academy award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore and associates discuss their new documentary, 'Planet of the Humans,' a documentary that says we are selling out the green movement to wealthy interests and corporate America. 
Denial: The First Step to Acceptance
Derek Hallquist is an earnest young filmmaker who wants to get to the bottom of the energy debate. How is the world going to become a truly responsible consumer of energy? Is it even possible? While searching for answers to these burning questions, Derek decides to make a...
Bioregional Living: A Permaculture Guide to Food and Energy Independence | Andrew Faust
In this 30 minute video, Andrew Faust shares his inspiring vision for greater food and energy independence. It's a guide to feeding and providing power for our local communities in ways that are not just "sustainable" but truly regenerative and life-nourishing for humans and...
Solidarity Means to Leave No One Behind. Beyond Citizenships and Across Borders.
Solidarity - an amply applied term these days. A comprehensive and infinite word that in the realm of politics nowadays mostly comprises a rather narrow understanding, that seems to mainly refer to ‘us’ rather than ‘them’. Time to take a step back and re-discover the root...
The Need for Humor in Activism | Charles Eisenstein
"I haven't talked a lot about tools for depolarization or peace-making, but I'd like to talk about the technology of humor."
Biden Is A Tool. Can He Be Used?
Sure, progressives may see the presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, as an empty vessel who’s been filled with corporate goals. Francesca argues that maybe, just maybe — and with great effort – progressives can pour some of that old, curdled corporatism...
The Nature of Ayahuasca
Ayahausca is a traditional plant medicine from the Amazon used to treat a variety of physical and psychology illnesses and conditions. This documentary explores the use of the Ayahausca as a holistic medicine, challenging stigmas around its use and helping people become more...
Climate: A New Story with Charles Eisenstein
Climate: A New Story shows us how we can reframe our thinking. Our Earth is not simply a resource, it is complex, living and fragile. Charles Eisenstein expresses how we might transform our mindset, to reveal a process that could be the quickest way to reverse climate...
Inner Climate Change: The Change Starts Within You
How do we navigate the intensity of emotions and reactions stirred up by climate change, or COVID-19 for that matter? How do we come to a place of peace, compassion, forgiveness and life-affirming action?
Louie Schwartzberg: We Can Be the Changers
I made this short film for Earth Day Network because I wanted to share some thoughts on connection. How important it is to everything about us. Our past. Our future. And the world around us. Connection is everywhere. Underneath our feet, in fact. The mushroom fungal network...
Defendant 5
Defendant 5 is the valiant struggle of a young filmmaker to document the destruction of Tasmania’s ancient forests. In doing so, she is swept up in a multi-million dollar legal battle that challenges the right to free speech.
Planet of the Humans
A Note from Films For Action (Last Updated 5/26/2020):  While we believe the film is worthy of a good critique, we don't support the campaign to have the film removed from Youtube. Please join us in promoting critical engagement with the f