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John Lennon's "Imagine," Made Into a Comic Strip
This is easily the best comic strip ever made.
The White Man in That Photo
Sometimes photographs deceive. Take this one, for example. It represents John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s rebellious gesture the day they won medals for the 200 meters at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, and it certainly deceived me for a long time.
Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (The Real Reason For The Forty-Hour Workweek)
Well I’m in the working world again. I’ve found myself a well-paying gig in the engineering industry, and life finally feels like it’s returning to normal after my nine months of traveling.
This Facebook Comment About the UK Election Is Going Viral
This post has been flying around social media, winning lots of praise and shares. Chris Renwick, we thank you.
Paramedic's Response to "Burger Flippers" Making an Equal $15/Hour is Beautiful
Jens Rushing, like so many people, took to Facebook to rant about something. Rushing, a paramedic, wrote an angry post about fast food workers winning a $15/hr wage that has since gone viral. But instead of getting angry that his skilled job only pays him the same amount, he...
I've Never Seen the Israel / Palestine Conflict Illustrated More Uniquely Than This
The story shared by Israel and Palestine has been told in several stunning films, but I don't think I've ever seen it told like this.
How Wolves Change Rivers | George Monbiot
When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable "trophic cascade" occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers? George Monbiot explains in this movie remix.
Without Saying a Word This 6 Minute Clip From Samsara Will Make You Speechless
Can you put this video into words? It's a clip from the phenomenal documentary Samsara, directed by Ron Fricke, who also made Baraka.  If you're interested in watching Samsara, you can
Today I Rise: This Beautiful Short Film Is Like a Love Poem For Your Heart and Soul
"The world is missing what I am ready to give: My Wisdom, My Sweetness, My Love and My hunger for Peace." "Where are you? Where are you, little girl with broken wings but full of hope? Where are you, wise women covered in wounds? Where are you?"
The Town Where Everyone Got Free Money
The motto of Dauphin, Manitoba, a small farming town in the middle of Canada, is “everything you deserve.” What a citizen deserves, and what effects those deserts have, was a question at the heart of a 40-year-old experiment that has lately become a focal point in a debate...
When You Kill Ten Million Africans You Aren't Called 'Hitler'
Take a look at this picture. Do you know who it is?
Caitlin Moran's Posthumous Advice for Her Daughter
My daughter is about to turn 13 and I’ve been smoking a lot recently, and so – in the wee small hours, when my lungs feel like there’s a small mouse inside them, scratching to get out – I’ve thought about writing her one of those “Now I’m Dead, Here’s My Letter Of Advice For...
What Makes Call-Out Culture So Toxic
Call-out culture refers to the tendency among progressives, radicals, activists, and community organizers to publicly name instances or patterns of oppressive behaviour and language use by others. People can be called out for statements and actions that are sexist, racist...
The Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use to Change the World
A more beautiful, egalitarian and regenerative world is possible. Take this library and use it to inspire global change!
Law Professor's Epic Response to Black Lives Matter Shirt Complaint
A first year law school student wrote a complaint about her professor having worn a Black Lives Matter T-shirt during class. The professor’s response is priceless.
This Text Message Exchange Between a Mother and Daughter is Pure Gold
When Belinda Hankins got a text message from her 13-year-old daughter, who was shopping for period products, it started an exchange that will resonate with women everywhere. Enjoy.
10 Female Revolutionaries That You Probably Didn't Learn About In History class
We all know male revolutionaries like Che Guevara, but history often tends to gloss over the contributions of female revolutionaries that have sacrificed their time, efforts, and lives to work towards burgeoning systems and ideologies. Despite misconceptions, there are tons...
10 Words Every Girl Should Learn
"Stop interrupting me." 
8 Reasons Young Americans Don't Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance
Traditionally, young people have energized democratic movements. So it is a major coup for the ruling elite to have created societal institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance to domination.  
Names and Locations of the Top 100 People Killing the Planet
Just 100 companies are responsible for more than 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions since 1988. The guys who run those companies – and they are mostly guys – have gotten rich on the backs of literally all life on Earth. Their business model relies on the destruction...
Who Are You? Watching This Breathtaking Video Could Be the Moment You Change Your Life
"Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to get to a job that you need so you can pay for the clothes, car and the house that you leave empty all day in order to afford to live in...
Comic Strip of Alan Watts' Lecture: What If Money Was No Object?
An amazing cartoon made by Gavin Aung Than, which is inspired by this great lecture of the philosopher Alan Watts.
10 Quotes From an Oglala Lakota Chief That Will Make You Question Everything About Our Society
Luther Standing Bear was an Oglala Lakota Sioux Chief who, among a few rare others such as Charles Eastman, Black Elk and Gertrude Bonnin occupied the rift between the way of life of the Indigenous people of the Great Plains before, and during, the arrival and subsequent...
Watch the Beautiful Two-Minute Ad Asking the Washington Football Team to Change Its Name
With the owner of the team vowing "NEVER" to change its name, Native American tribes around the country launched a national campaign to do just that.
Revolution and American Indians: “Marxism is as Alien to My Culture as Capitalism”
The following speech was given by Russell Means in July 1980, before several thousand people who had assembled from all over the world for the Black Hills International Survival Gathering, in the Black Hills of South Dakota. It is Russell Means's most famous speech.
Study Concludes When Civilization Will End, And It's Not Looking Good for Us
Update: NASA is now clarifying its role in this study. NASA officials released this statement on the study on March 20, which seeks to distance the agency from the paper: "A soon-to-be published research paper, 'Human and Nature Dynamics (HANDY): Modeling Inequality and Use...
The Invention of Capitalism: How a Self-Sufficient Peasantry was Whipped Into Industrial Wage Slaves
"When working-class people (or their upper-class idols) argue that the rich must get richer to properly motivate the rich, but the poor must stay poor or else they will lose all incentive to work, they are repeating dogmas that are as old as the invention of capitalism...
A Hauntingly Beautiful Short Film About Life and Death
The Life of Death is a touching handdrawn animation about the day Death fell in love with Life.
Schooling the World
If you wanted to change an ancient culture in a generation, how would you do it? You would change the way it educates its children.
Human
What is it that makes us human? Is it that we love, that we fight? That we laugh? Cry? Our curiosity? The quest for discovery? 
The Real Reason America Used Nuclear Weapons Against Japan. It Was Not to End the War or Save Lives.
Like all Americans, I was taught that the U.S. dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in order to end WWII and save both American and Japanese lives.
6 Toxic Relationship Habits Most People Think Are Normal
There’s no class in high school on how to not be a shitty boyfriend or girlfriend. Sure, they teach us the biology of sex, the legality of marriage, and maybe read a few obscure love stories from the 19th century on how not to be. But when it comes down to actually handling...
Argentina: The Country That Monsanto Poisoned
American biotechnology has turned Argentina into the world’s third-largest soybean producer, but the chemicals powering the boom aren’t confined to soy and cotton and corn fields. They routinely contaminate homes and classrooms and drinking water. A growing chorus of doctors...
Inside Job
2010 Oscar Winner for Best Documentary, 'Inside Job' provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and...
The Great Forgetting: You Probably Haven't Heard About It but It Completely Affects Your Life
This article summarizes the ideas of Daniel Quinn, first written about in The Story of B, which was a sequel to Ishmael. The longer, original essay can be read here, and comes highly recommended, especially if you find yourself disagreeing with the summary
How Swedes and Norwegians Broke the Power of the ‘1 Percent’
While many of us work to create a better world, it’s worthwhile to consider other countries where masses of people succeeded in nonviolently bringing about a high degree of democracy and economic justice. Sweden and Norway, for example, both experienced a major power shift in...
Noam Chomsky Has 'Never Seen Anything Like This'
Noam Chomsky is America’s greatest intellectual. His massive body of work, which includes nearly 100 books, has for decades deflated and exposed the lies of the power elite and the myths they perpetrate. Chomsky has done this despite being blacklisted by the commercial...
Incredible Animation Summarises Noam Chomsky's 5 Filters of the Mass Media Machine
For decades, Noam Chomsky has been the agent provocateur when it comes to critiquing the US mainstream media. He co-authored ‘Manufacturing Consent’, a seminal work on mainstream journalism and its role in the mechanics of power.
93 Documentaries to Expand Your Consciousness
This is the crash-course in 'what the hell is going on here' that we surely all wish we got from our education growing up but probably never did.
Every Town Needs a Remakery
The Edinburgh Remakery is a social enterprise that teaches repair. The shop sells refurbished computers and furniture, and hosts workshops where people can come along and learn how to repair their own things. There’s a big vision behind it: “we want to generate a repair...
If You Want to Say Thank You, Don't Say Sorry - And 6 Other Examples of Beautiful Communication
Appreciate others for what they have done. Don't apologize for simply existing.
To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This
More than 20 years ago, the psychologist Arthur Aron succeeded in making two strangers fall in love in his laboratory. Last summer, I applied his technique in my own life, which is how I found myself standing on a bridge at midnight, staring into a man’s eyes for exactly four...
What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?
Negative consequences, timeouts, and punishment just make bad behavior worse. But a new approach really works.
Welcome to Marinaleda: The Spanish Anti-Capitalist Town With Equal Wage Full Employment and $19 Housing
With virtually no police, crime or unemployment, meet the Spanish town described as a democratic, socialist utopia. Unemployment is non-existent in Marinaleda, an Andalusian village in southern Spain that is prosperous thanks to its farming cooperative.
Touch Isolation: How Homophobia Has Robbed All Men Of Touch
Homophobic prohibitions against male touch are hurting straight men as well.
25 Thought-Provoking Pieces From A Prize-Winning Polish Cartoonist
Pawel Kuczynski is a Polish artist who specialises in images that make you think hard about the world we live in.
Greece - What You Are Not Being Told by the Media
According to mainstream media, the current economic crisis in Greece is due to the government spending too much money on its people that it went broke. This claim however, is a lie. It was the banks that wrecked the country so oligarchs and international corporations could...
John Pilger: Only When We See the War Criminals In Our Midst Will the Endless Violence Begin to End
In transmitting President Richard Nixon's orders for a "massive" bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry Kissinger said, "Anything that flies on everything that moves".  As Barack Obama wages his seventh war against the Muslim world since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and...
The Top 100 Documentaries Inspiring the Shift to a Sustainable Paradigm (2012 Edition)
Film offers us a powerful tool to shift awareness and inspire action. By hosting community film screenings and sharing them online, they offer a method to break our dependence on the mainstream media and become the media ourselves. We don't need to wait for anyone or anything.
F*ck That: A Guided Meditation for the Realities of Today's World
Just acknowledge that all that sh*t is f*cking b*llshit — you're here now, in this place, with your inner stillness. Take in a deep breath ... now breathe out. Just feel the f*cking nonsense float away.
This Video Dispels Every "Nature VS Nurture" Myth You've Ever Heard. The Implications are Profound.
If everyone watched this it could transform the world.
Pathological Consumption Has Become So Normalised That We Scarcely Notice It
There’s nothing they need, nothing they don’t own already, nothing they even want. So you buy them a solar-powered waving queen; a belly button brush; a silver-plated ice cream tub holder; a “hilarious” inflatable zimmer frame; a confection of plastic and electronics called...
The Economics of Happiness
Economic globalization has led to a massive expansion in the scale and power of big business and banking. It has also worsened nearly every problem we face: fundamentalism and ethnic conflict; climate chaos and species extinction; financial instability and unemployment. There...
In 1969, a Boy Snuck into John Lennon's Hotel Room with a Recorder. It Went Like This.
In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan, armed with a reel-to-reel tape deck, snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in Toronto and convinced John to do an interview about peace. 38 years later, Jerry has produced a film about it. Using the original interview...
The Uncurious, Continuing, Stubborn Refusal to Grasp Bernie Sanders
The Democratic establishment and those in the media who support them keep making the same mistakes on Sanders and his movement.
The Top 10 Documentaries About the Israel / Palestine Conflict
No issue may be more contentious or more misunderstood than the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Hatred, fear, religion, politics, propaganda, media misinformation, and decades of cyclical violence has made understanding the roots of this conflict (not to mention...
Stewart Lee's Reasons to Vote Conservative
Stewart explains Conservative economic theory in 2 minutes.
Brené Brown on How to Reckon with Emotion and Change Your Narrative
The most powerful stories may be the ones we tell ourselves, says Brené Brown. But beware—they're usually fiction.
Why Men Are So Obsessed with Sex
Have you ever encountered a baby whose gender is unknown to you?