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Greenland Melting from Below

Turns out, Greenland isn't just melting from above—it's also melting from below. Eventually, it could raise sea levels by 24 feet. How long until we're al...   [ continue reading...]

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Top 15 Documentaries That Explain Why the Occupy Wall Street Movement Was Born

Starting with the most relevant at the top, these are the best 15 documentaries to capture the spirit and motivation of the #OWS movement. What was Occupy about...   [ continue reading...]

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A Taxonomy of Trump Tweets

Trump uses social media as a weapon to control the news cycle. It works like a charm. His tweets are tactical rather than substantive. They mostly fall into one...   [ continue reading...]

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99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film (2013)

In September 2011, The Occupy Wall Street movement propelled issues of economic inequality into the spotlight. 99% - The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film g...   [ continue reading...]

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If MLK Sneezed (MLK's Last Speech)

The night before his assassination, MLK delivered his most suspenseful, surprising, and inspiring speech — and it’s not “I Have a...   [ continue reading...]

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Power to the City (2014)

Is it time to give more power to the cities? VPRO backlight explores the growing and innovative power of the city in Eindhoven, Seattle and Hamburg. Where gover...   [ continue reading...]

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Raoul Martinez on The Myth of Responsibility

Are we wholly responsible for our actions? We don’t choose our brains, our genetic inheritance, our circumstances, our milieu – so how much control...   [ continue reading...]

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The Surprising Nobility of Shit: a Serious Response to President Donald Trump’s ‘Shithole’ Remarks About African Immigrants

[Warning: There are some big words here. Not the best words like yours, but big words nonetheless] Bayo Akomolafe   Dear President Trump, I am Nigerian...   [ continue reading...]

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Why People Are Obsessed With Sex

Sexual intercourse is one of the most beautiful experiences one can have. Through the communion of the sexual act, two persons can merge and disappear int...   [ continue reading...]

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These Candidates for US Congress Want to Win in 2018 on a Platform of Decisive Climate Action

Last year, the country was battered by super-charged hurricanes and wildfires, worsened by droughts, which are now making California more susceptible to deadly...   [ continue reading...]

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Dangerous Foundations: an Argument Against the "Identity" in Identity Politics

I believe that Identity — always mythical and invented — is in itself oppressive, and that a politics founded upon one or another particular Identit...   [ continue reading...]

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Generation Revolution (2017)

Introducing the powerful stories of London’s new generation of black and brown activists, Generation Revolution explores the successes and unexpected chal...   [ continue reading...]

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A User's Guide for Evolutionary Well-Being

This began as a guide for my students, but I’ve decided to share it with a wider audience. Even though there are countless guides on the internet aimed at...   [ continue reading...]

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Farming for a Small Planet

Originally published on the Economics of Happiness Blog at https://www.localfutures.org/farming-small-planet/. People yearn for alternatives to industrial...   [ continue reading...]

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Meet the People Building Their Own Internet in Detroit

When it comes to the internet, our connections are generally controlled by telecom companies. But a group of people in Detroit is trying to change that. Motherb...   [ continue reading...]

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Opposition to GMOs Is Neither Unscientific Nor Immoral

Is the engineering of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) a dangerous technology posing grave risks to human and ecological health? Or are GMOs a potent new t...   [ continue reading...]

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Abby Martin Meets Ahed Tamimi—Message From A Freedom Fighter

Recently, the struggle for Palestinian human rights gained international attention surrounding a new icon of resistance--16 year old Ahed Tamimi. While in the...   [ continue reading...]

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Energy Internet

Is this an answer to climate change that we're missing? This is a taster for a one-hour documentary coming soon that explores the work of Nick Dunlop and the Cl...   [ continue reading...]

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The Trap of Romantic Love

The Search for Romantic Love Most people — especially those brought up in the West — have been conditioned to believe that so-called romantic love...   [ continue reading...]

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Empire Files: In the Deadliest Country for Unions & Social Leaders

In 2017, murders of social leaders, union organizers and indigenous activists in Colombia hit a new high since the historic peace agreement. In the past th...   [ continue reading...]

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