by speedyboh 846,069 views
Raised in Vancouver and Toronto, Severn Cullis-Suzuki has been camping and hiking all her life. When she was 9 she started the Environmental Children's Organization (ECO), a small group of children committed to learning and teaching other kids about environmental issues. They were successful in many projects before 1992, when they raised enough money to go to the UN's Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Their aim was to remind the decision-makers of who their actions or inactions would ultimately affect. The goal was reached when 12 yr old Severn closed a Plenary Session with a powerful speech that received a standing ovation.
more information on http://www.davidsuzuki.org
BigUp to my friend Sebastian Sturm for letting me use his song... yes bredgin, TELL THEM THE TRUTH!!!
by Facing History and Ourselves 8,540 views
LaDuke speaks passionately about the Federal Government's refusal to return land to the American Indians
by TommyLongstockings 1,468 views
This, my very first public talk, took place on March 24, 2010 in the lecture hall at the National Museum of Iceland.
Sorry for the bad camera handling. It was his first time recording a lecture.
by Dm Selena 124,770 views
This beautifully crafted film is an in-depth look at the witch-hunts that swept through Europe just a few hundred years ago. False accusations and trials led to massive torture and burnings at the stake, and ultimately to the destruction of an organic way of life. The film advances the theory that widespread violence against women and the neglect of our environment today can be traced back to those times. Part two of a series of three films on women and spirituality, which includes Goddess Remembered and Full Circle.
NOTE ABOUT COMMENT POLICY: I do moderate comments for this video series, because it is a sensitive topic. I want women to feel comfortable, and to promote an environment of productive understanding. Comments that I decide are sexist, hateful, bigoted or just unproductive won't be approved. It can sometimes take me a couple of days to notice that a comment has been posted, so please be patient and don't double-post your comments. If you're sure that you've posted something appropriate and a week goes by without it being approved, then go ahead and post it again. I probably just missed it. Thanks and enjoy this great series.
REMARKS: I posted this video uncertain of how it would be received, though I suspected there were many others, particularly women, who would find it to be a clarifying link to our history. Even that word history erases the account of women, but such is the power of what happened during the Burning Times. I've read every single comment that has been posted, including the 15% or so that I moderate out, and I am glad that it has been so meaningful to Pagans, who have very few serious films to choose from that treat their roots with respect. Whether you are Pagan or not, the important thing to understand as you watch this video is that the Burning Times was a holocaust perpetuated on a culture that regarded women as patently valuable in spiritual and social importance, which seems the most obvious thing in the world to believe from simple observation of both ourselves biologically and nature at large. But that was the problem: a nature-based religion left no room for a centralized metaphysical authority, and no matter how hard Rome tried to coax these cultures into a comparatively nonsensical belief in order to better rule over their resources and land, an independent human's natural curiosity leads one back to the rhythms of observable nature, and inevitably into questioning the authority of the Church. In order to destroy such a compellingly sensible view of the world -- a view that was, in many respects, the ancient precursor of modern science -- an act of genocidal terrorism was committed, for it was only that kind of fear that finally subdued people into accepting the counter-intuitive view that humans are separated from nature, and sublimated the recognition of the intrinsic duality between the feminine and male elements that underpins our very existence.
This was one of our darkest periods, one that brought out the very worst in people -- our morbid sadistic bloodthirst that thrilled in the power of life and death over others -- and it is, I think, fair to say that we still struggle with this now. Perhaps we always did. Even today, almost all women live with a distinct but unarticulated fear and uncertainty of their place in society, but perhaps in understanding what happened to bring that about -- that it was a specific series of events that really happened, and her fear is that awful legacy -- women may come to feel less isolated and more willing to move past that fear to find their own sense of purpose that they define for themselves. If this video plays any positive part in that, I am very happy for it.
UPDATE: You can buy the entire series here: http://www3.nfb.ca/collection/films/fiche/index.php?id=29928
Please consider buying it. Not only is it a fantastic series well worth having, but remember that buying the movies encourages more of these kinds of films to be made.
Here are the links to all the parts of the series in order:
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqRir6...
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFZie-...
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejYTgF...
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQb_YLz9qtU
Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR2dHbA-orw
Part 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF8-XxbQ3EA
by AmazonWatch 15,049 views
Take action now to defend the Amazon and support indigenous peoples' rights: http://www.bit.ly/stopbelomonte
Agir agora para defender a Amazônia e apoiar os direitos dos povos indígenas: http://www.tinyurl.com/parebelomonstro
Credit: Antoine Bonsorte/Amazon Watch
by ProjectDystopia 18,573 views
A lecture delivered on September 18, 2002 at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States.
TRANSCRIPT OF SPEECH:
by elinoyes 7,444,077 views
Michael Fishbach narrates his encounter with a humpback whale entangled in a fishing net. Gershon Cohen and he have founded The Great Whale Conservancy to protect whales. http://www.greatwhaleconservancy.org, is their website, or go to gwc's facebook page, and join them in helping to save these magnificent beings.
by seank231 102,311 views
END:CIV examines our culture's addiction to systematic violence and environmental exploitation, and probes the resulting epidemic of poisoned landscapes and shell-shocked nations.
Based in part on Endgame, the best-selling book by Derrick Jensen, END:CIV asks: "If your homeland was invaded by aliens who cut down the forests, poisoned the water and air, and contaminated the food supply, would you resist?"
Directors: Franklin Lopez
Studio: Mvd Visual
Release Date: 25 Jan 2011
Run Time: 75 minutes
by TED 68,260 views
Aaron Huey's effort to photograph poverty in America led him to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where the struggle of the native Lakota people -- appalling, and largely ignored -- compelled him to refocus. Five years of work later, his haunting photos intertwine with a shocking history lesson in this bold, courageous talk from TEDxDU.
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by Henry Gales 38 views
Its time to be realistic, to stop getting caught up in the myth that institutions which have arranged for the wholescale destruction of human and natural communities will turn around and undo the damage.
Me, Henry Gales, speaking about declaring our independence.
by freedomlvr 18,586 views
this is a video made in memory of a fallen hero, of the 60's most people have never heard of him, but he was before his time, he understood things people didn't even know about at the young age of 21. he in fact was helping and educating the people so much in fact it gave him a bad rep with the government so the f.b.i. recognized him as america's number one threat to there fraudulent policies and there conduct they were trying to enforce on the american people as a whole.
by mediagrrl9 1,034 views
Supporters of geoengineering have proposed radical ways to alter the planet to decrease the level of greenhouse gas emissions. Proposals include creating artificial volcanoes to pollute the atmosphere with sulfur particles, fertilizing the oceans and placing sun-deflecting aluminum foil in the sky. But opposition is growing to geoengineering. We host a debate between Indian environmentalist, scientist, philosopher and eco-feminist, Vandana Shiva, and geopolitical analyst and columnist, Gwynne Dyer.
by Greenvisionproductns 2,012 views
In June 2000, environmental activist Jeff Luers, known to his friends as 'Free,' set fire to three Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) at Romania Chevrolet car lot in Eugene, Oregon. His stated purpose was to raise awareness about global warming and the role that SUVs play in that process.
by triangle walks 13,767 views
Fred Hampton, the leader for the Chicago Chapter of the Black Panther Party, was killed at 21 by the FBI's COINTEL-PRO and the Chicago Police Department on December 4, 1969. Hampton and fellow Panther Mark Clark were murdered in an early-morning raid of Panther headquarters.
by ShellGuilty 164,301 views
In May 2009, multinational oil giant Shell will stand trial in United States federal court to answer to charges that it conspired in human rights abuses including murder in Nigeria in the 1990s. This mini-documentary tells the story of the rise of an inspiring and nonviolent movement for human rights and environmental justice, and the lengths Shell was willing to go to stop it. For more information, visit: http://shellguilty.com/wiwa-v-shell-video/
by HOLLYWOODILLUSION 59,266 views
Bad Cops, Bad Cops, Watcha Gonna Do When We Come For You? Had Enough Yet? ***Youtube Is Keeping The View Counts Low & Hiding These Videos
Credit for video to: "Boiling Frogs"
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by PornHarms 8,585 views
http://PornHarms.com briefing. Dr. Gail Dines http://GailDines.com & http://StopPornCulture.org , "Pornland" author: http://3.ly/Ezev . Dr. Dines is Professor of sociology & women's studies at Wheelock College, Boston, an internationally acclaimed speaker & author & a feminist activist. Her work focuses on the hypersexualization of the culture & the ways porn images filter down into mainstream pop culture.
During Dines' remarks several members of the audience were noticeably affected by the repulsive, violent, degrading acts she described to demonstrate that today's pornography is not traditional Playboy-style images. Dines, author of the new book "Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked our Sexuality," described how pornography is the major form of sex education for boys, & as it seeps into mainstream media, for girls as well.
Buy "Pornland" at Amazon http://3.ly/Ezev
"Bled dry of intimacy, connection & emotion, porn sex is reduced to a technical, plasticized, formulaic generic act that men do to women as a way to demonstrate the power they have over them."
BRIEFING EXCERPT: (Warning! Graphic!)
Howard Stern regularly features pornography on his show, & for this he was the second highest paid celebrity in the world in 2007; Hugh Hefner's life with his blonde, young & embarrassingly naïve "girlfriends" is the topic of the hugely successful show, The Girls Next Door on E! Entertainment; retired mega-porn star Jenna Jameson has written a best-selling book; Miley Cyrus, the former Disney star who is a role model to young girls everywhere is photographed for Elle magazine, sprawled on a table wearing S/M gear; & students at Yale University invite pornographers to give talks on campus. I could go on, but these examples illustrate how porn has seeped into our everyday world & is fast becoming such a normal part of our lives that it barely warrants a mention.
A key sign that pornography is now deeply embedded in our culture is the way it has become synonymous with sex to such a point that to criticize pornography is to get slapped with the label "anti-sex". But sex in pornography is a carefully documented &
orchestrated set of images, not a mere reflection of reality. Porn sex is a sex that is debased, dehumanized, formulaic & generic, a sex based not on individual fantasy, play or intimacy, but one that is the result of an industrial product created by men who get excited not by bodily contact but by profits.
Understanding that porn is an industry means that it needs to be needs to be seen as a business, whose product evolves with a specifically economic logic. This is a business with considerable political clout, with the capacity to lobby politicians, engage in expensive legal battles, & use public relations to influence public debate. Like the tobacco industry, this is not a simple matter of consumer choice; rather the business is increasingly able to deploy a sophisticated & well-resourced marketing machine, not just to push its wares but also to cast the industry's image in a positive light.
When I talk about pornography, I am often asked why I am getting so upset about pictures of naked women. Well, traditional Playboy-style images were bad enough in their sexism but anyone who is familiar with contemporary pornography knows that the days of naked women wearing coy smiles & not much else have long gone. Internet pornography today is filled with body-punishing sex where a woman is penetrated in every orifice by any number of men at the same time. As they pound away at her body, they call her vile, hateful names such as filthy whore, dirty slut, cum dumspter and worse, as a way to compound the degradation. Nothing is too painful or debasing for these women since, according to porn, they love it.
In the porn world, women are never concerned about pregnancy, STDs, or damage to the body. They seem comfortable with the idea that their sex partner(s) view their sexuality as something dirty (as in "dirty slut," or "filthy little whore). This is an uncomplicated world where women don't need equal pay, health care, day care, retirement plans, good schools for their children or safe housing; It is a world filled with one-dimensional women who are nothing more than a collection of holes.
The titles of movies and websites say it all: Anally Ripped Whores, Gag Me then F*ck Me, F*ck the Babysitter, Cum Swapping Cheerleader, Gag on My C*ck, First Time with Daddy, Brutal Blow Jobs & so on.
On one site advertising the movie Anally Ripped Whores, the text reads: "We at Pure Filth know exactly what you want & we're giving it to you. Chicks being ass f*cked till their sphincters are pink, puffy & totally blown out. Adult diapers just might be in store for these whores when their work is done."
It is important to stress that the issue is not artistic expression versus sexual repression. Porn is the commercial documentation of assault played out on real women's bodies who, like you & me, have real physical limits.
by Juan Ischnura 4,629 views
In November 1998 Daniel Quinn and biologist Alan D. Thornhill met in dialogue with a small group in Houston, Texas, to forge a new tool designed to unseat the unexamined conventional wisdom that typically shapes all discourse on this subject.
© 1998 New Tribal Ventures.
You can watch the whole talk in Google Videos following this links:
by Nikki Craft 16,181 views
Nikki Craft, Lierre Keith and Derrick Jensen collaborating on a music video about catastrophic climate change, arctic animals, and militant direct action.
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Nikki Craft, Lierre Keith, and Derrick Jensen are collaborating in this music video about catastrophic climate change, arctic animals, and militant direct action. This ten minute video is a call on activists to discuss and seriously consider militant tactics and direct action in defense of all life on the planet.
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Read the two-volume book, Endgame, by Derrick Jensen if you want specific ideas for strategy and activism.
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by Survival International 392,350 views
What will one tribe have to do to save everything they know?
UPDATE: Victory! The Dongria Kondh have stopped Vedanta from mining their sacred mountain. http://bit.ly/azK6eR
Mine, narrated by Joanna Lumley, tells the story of the remote Dongria Kondh tribe's struggle to protect Niyamgiri, the mountain they worship as a God. London-based mining company Vedanta Resources plans a vast open-pit bauxite mine in India's Niyamgiri hills, and the Dongria Kondh know that means the destruction of their forests, their way of life, and their mountain God.
Music by Skin and Robot Club.