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Do You Like The Way? (Lauryn Hill, Santana & Cee-Lo Green)

Do You Like The Way? (Lauryn Hill, Santana & Cee-Lo Green)

It doesn't get much better than this. Plus bonus track - Maria Maria

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Liquid Crystal Vision

Liquid Crystal Vision

A tapestry of dance on the digital loom of shamanic cybernetic consciousness

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The London Olympics As Creative Destruction

The London Olympics As Creative Destruction

With a few exceptions, the story of each host city remains the same. Once selected, a city expends vast amounts of public revenue to begin a program of forced displacement, rental speculation, urban renewal, demolition of public housing and gentrification. In fact, if there is one thread that runs through almost every Olympic event it is that the poor of each subsidize their own violent dispossession.

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The Global Renewable Energy Electricity Network

The Global Renewable Energy Electricity Network

The interconnection of the world's emerging mega-renewable projects could form a planetary energy grid to provide a permanent supply of abundant clean energy to end hunger, poverty, pollution and war.

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Visualizing a Plenitude Economy

Visualizing a Plenitude Economy

This animation provides a vision of what a post-consumer society could look like, with people working fewer hours and pursuing re-skilling, homesteading, and small-scale enterprises that can help reduce the overall size and impact of the consumer economy.

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Plan B - ill Manors [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Plan B - ill Manors [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Plan B evaluates the governments response to the riots.

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Are You in the Misfit Economy?

Are You in the Misfit Economy?

The Gangster, The Hacker, The Unseen, The Copycat, The Agitator, The Zealot, The Provocateur... sound familiar?

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Reflections on Kony

Reflections on Kony

To the hegemonic military-industry of the West, we are made to believe that the black children of Uganda, like the women of India, or the gay and lesbian activists of Palestine, remain voiceless, visible but silent, waiting to be liberated by the very forces that have entrenched, subsidized and exacerbate their historic oppression.

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Tax Dollars At War

Tax Dollars At War

If saving human life is the game then you have to wish P-Diddy, Rihanna and the other legion of Kony Phonies would direct their formidable energy and talents towards halting the war machine causing the most harm globally. Lets see American kids addressing the misdeeds of their own government before demanding it sends in the troops to blow up MORE poor, brown people.

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An Answer to Existential Questions

An Answer to Existential Questions

Beautiful encapsulation of the Great Mystery of our existence.

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Muhammad Ali floors the USA's twisted logic of war

Muhammad Ali floors the USA's twisted logic of war

"My conscious won't let me go shoot my brother, or some darker people, or some poor hungry people in the mud for big powerful America. And shoot them for what? They never called me nigger, they never lynched me, they didn't put no dogs on me, they didn't rob me of my nationality, rape and kill my mother and father... Shoot them for what? ...How can I shoot them poor people, Just take me to jail."

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The Ghost Dance

The Ghost Dance

“Shall I take a knife and tear my mother’s bosom? Then when I die she will not take me to her bosom to rest. You ask me to dig for stone! Shall I dig under her skin for her bones? Then when I die I cannot enter her body to be born again, you ask me to cut grass and make hay and sell it, and be rich like white men! But how dare I cut off my mother’s hair?”

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Santogold Feat Movado video - L.E.S Artistes (XXX change mix)

Santogold Feat Movado video - L.E.S Artistes (XXX change mix)

Boom

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Amy Guidry - fine art paintings

Amy Guidry - fine art paintings

"Themes I explore involve the human psyche- who we are and how we interact with each other, including our relationship with other animals and the natural world."

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20 Years of Critical Mass

20 Years of Critical Mass

After twenty years, as this global phenomenon continues to grow, the riders are more determined then ever to congregate in the name of fun, friendship and freedom, spontaneously collaborating to create streets without cars.

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Electronic Awakening

Electronic Awakening

Electronic Awakening is an ethnographic documentary film that investigates the spirituality of Electronic Music dance culture and its ties to ancient shamanic rituals.

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Visualizing a Plenitude Economy

Visualizing a Plenitude Economy

This animation provides a vision of what a post-consumer society could look like, with people working fewer hours and pursuing re-skilling, homesteading, and small-scale enterprises that can help reduce the overall size and impact of the consumer economy.

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The High Price of Materialism

The High Price of Materialism

Psychologist Tim Kasser discusses how a culture of consumerism undermines well-being.