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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.

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Inside Out Street Art Project

Inside Out Street Art Project

JR, a French street artist, transforms public spaces and engages the passers by.

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Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS

Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS

Time lapse sequences of photographs taken by the crew of expeditions 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011, who shot these pictures at an altitude of around 350 km.

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Violence begets violence (police brutality 2 music video)

Violence begets violence (police brutality 2 music video)

When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor. John Lennon

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Björk - Declare Independence (music video)

Björk - Declare Independence (music video)

Declare independence! Don't let them do that to you!

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Keep Wall Street Occupied (Part 1)

Keep Wall Street Occupied (Part 1)

A fast, easy, free, and non-violent way to drive the big banks out of their greedy little minds is sitting in your mailbox right now. Check it out!

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Caroline Lucas speech @ St Pauls

Caroline Lucas speech @ St Pauls

Caroline Lucas, Green Party leader and MP gives a punchy speech at the Occupy LSX protest joining the dots between The Great Financial Rip Off and moving beyond environmental challenges @ St Pauls Cathedral, London. Also bonus video of Danny Glover losing it @ Oakland protest.