31 January 2012

Living In The Future # 26: Snowed In

Snow at Lammas ecovillage causes enforced hibernation. Building works have been put on hold at Lammas when freezing weather conditions hit the site. Such conditions have not been experienced in this part of the world for many years.Once the snow and ice pass works will begin again at Lammas. Some residents are focusing on tree planting, others on landscaping and others on building.

Living In The Future # 25: Sanford

Sanford is a fully mutual housing co-operative. It is run entirely by its members who make decisions each month at management meetings and periodically through general meetings. Located in South East London in the borough of Lewisham and own all of Sanford Walk. The 130 rooms and six flats were purpose built as a single persons co-op in 1971 by a core of founding members.
There are 14 houses which are each shared by eight to 10 people. Each person has their own room with wash basin and shares three toilets, a farmhouse kitchen, a shower room and a bath room. The housing is not appropriate for couples or people with dependant children (or dogs, though there are many cats) nor do we have facilities for people with disabilities.

Sanford has a somewhat bohemian culture with many artists and performers living here. Sanfordians have had a long tradition of an annual party with local musical talent, we have just started a tradition of performing an annual play having done Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare) and Wyrd Sisters (Pratchet).
Environmentalism is a priority of many who live at Sanford and we have undertaken a large innovative project to reduce our carbon emissions by 60%. The C60 project uses biomass and solar to reduce our carbon footprint. There are many keen cyclists on the street too and this has been combined with the periodic performances into the Recyclestage project, a combined bike shed and stage from recycled materials.

Living In The Future # 24: Building With Mud

Heavy autumn rains have made progress difficult for the ecovillage pioneers in Pembrokeshire, but they have still built two beautiful reciprocal frame roundhouses.

30 January 2012

Genetically Modified Food - Panacea Or Poison

The fact is, there has never been a single study on the human safety of these products. Any implication to the contrary is a pure fabrication. Make the corporate apologists produce a single study, and they can not. The important point is this.
Among scientists, the scientific community is deeply divided as to whether these foods are safe or not, so the burden of proof is on industry. And so far, the corporations have failed to demonstrate the safety of these foods on humans through a single study. In the last thirty years global demand for food has doubled. In a race to feed the planet, scientists have discovered how to manipulate DNA, the blueprint of life, and produce what they claim are stronger, more disease-resistant crops. However, fears that Genetically Modified Food may not be safe for humans or the environment has sparked violent protest. Are we participating in a dangerous global nutritional experiment? This informative film helps the viewer decide if the production of genetically modified food is a panacea for world hunger or a global poison.

29 January 2012

Warriors Without Weapons

Scenes from the 2007 Warriors Without Weapons program in Santos, Brazil. The story that this film depicts is the subject of the chapter, "From Power to Play," in Walk Out Walk On, a book by Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze.

Website: Walk Out Walk On

28 January 2012

The RDNA Program

The Regenerative Design Institute (RDI) is a non-profit educational organization with the vision that all people can live in a mutually enhancing relationship with the earth. We envision a world in which people, inspired by nature, create and maintain healthy and abundant livelihoods that enhance fertility and biodiversity on the planet.

Permaculture Design

27 January 2012

9/11: A Conspiracy Theory

Everything you ever wanted to know about the 9/11 conspiracy theory in under 5 minutes.

26 January 2012

The Secret Of Oz

This version finally cuts several bogus quotes which have festered in the monetary reform literature for decades.
The world economy is doomed to spiral downwards until we do 2 things: outlaw government borrowing; 2. outlaw fractional reserve lending. Banks should only be allowed to lend out money they actually have and nations do not have to run up a 'National Debt'. Remember: It's not what backs the money, it's who controls its quantity.

See also: Money as Debt

25 January 2012

Jacque Fresco: The Venus Project

The Venus Project advocates an alternative vision for a sustainable new world civilization unlike any socio-economic system that has gone before. It calls for a straightforward redesign of a culture, in which the age-old inadequacies of war, poverty, hunger, debt, and unnecessary human suffering are viewed not only as avoidable, but totally unacceptable.


Lilou Mace Interview

Future By Design

The Venus Project Tour (Trailer)

24 January 2012

It Only Takes A Girl

Fact: there are 600 million girls in the developing world, and 1/4 of them are not in school. Many of these girls become a burden to their families and are married off at a young age and bear children within the year. Their daughters are not educated. And the cycle continues... But one educated girl is all it takes to make a change in her family, community, and even her nation.

23 January 2012

Collapse (Full Movie)

Americans generally like to hear good news. They like to believe that a new president will right old wrongs, that clean energy will replace dirty oil and that fresh thinking will set the economy straight. American pundits tend to restrain their pessimism and hope for the best. But is anyone prepared for the worst?
Meet Michael Ruppert, a different kind of American. A former Los Angeles police officer turned independent reporter, he predicted the current financial crisis in his self-published newsletter, From the Wilderness, at a time when most Wall Street and Washington analysts were still in denial. Director Chris Smith has shown an affinity for outsiders in films like American Movie and The Yes Men. In Collapse, he departs stylistically from his past documentaries by interviewing Ruppert in a format that recalls the work of Errol Morris and Spalding Gray.
Sitting in a room that looks like a bunker, Ruppert recounts his career as a radical thinker and spells out the crises he sees ahead. He draws upon the same news reports and data available to any Internet user, but he applies a unique interpretation. He is especially passionate about the issue of peak oil, the concern raised by scientists since the seventies that the world will eventually run out of fossil fuel. While other experts debate this issue in measured tones, Ruppert doesn't hold back at sounding an alarm, portraying an apocalyptic future. Listening to his rapid flow of opinions, the viewer is likely to question some of the rhetoric as paranoid or deluded, and to sway back and forth on what to make of the extremism. Smith lets viewers form their own judgments.
Collapse also serves as a portrait of a loner. Over the years, Ruppert has stood up for what he believes in despite fierce opposition. He candidly describes the sacrifices and motivators in his life. While other observers analyze details of the economic crisis, Ruppert views it as symptomatic of nothing less than the collapse of industrial civilization itself.

22 January 2012

Generation Waking Up: Igniting A Movement

What is the story of our generation? This is an age of political, economical, and environmental crisis, according to the news. However, it is also the age of awakening, in which this generation is becoming more aware of its actions, and more engaged in issues concerning the world at large. So, what is the information network called Generation Waking Up doing? Watch and find out. 

21 January 2012

The New American Century (Full Movie)

The New American Century explores the historical, philosophical and economic background that suggests a matrix for such events that is much closer to home than the so-called "Islamic terrorism". The film provides solid evidence for the true reasons behind the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, whose unfolding is described in chilling detail in a document called "Project for the New American Century", published in the year 2000, that seems to have served as the actual blueprint for such dramatic events.
As a follow-up to Inganno Globale, The New American Century presents the historical, philosophical, economical and political background -- some of which is totally unknown to the public -- that lend support to the accusation that the 9/11 terrorist attacks were in fact an inside-job.

Part 1 - See YouTube for next parts

20 January 2012

Shots In The Dark: Silence On Vaccine

Following the increase in cases of autism and other immune disorders among some particularly vulnerable people, several recognized specialists are questioning the safety of large-scale vaccination. Despite the serious side effects, pharmaceutical companies, the medical profession and government authorities continue to bury their heads in the sand, refusing to see a serious problem. In Quebec, the United States and France, as in most industrialized countries, victims are almost without recourse despite the high toxicity of substances such as mercury and aluminum contained in vaccines. With this hard-hitting documentary, Lina B. Moreco highlights a very worrying public health problem. 

19 January 2012

When I Grow Up

A short clip of a 6 year old sharing her concept of a community she will have when she grows up, based on Gift Economy. Unstaged, unprepared, just straight from the heart...
Listen to her, it is her generation that will see the world operate this way, after all! It is from the children that we will about the world to come, for they, as Khalil Gibran says, 'live in the house of tomorrow'.

18 January 2012

Food, Inc. (Full Movie)

How much do we really know about the food we buy at our local supermarkets and serve to our families?

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli - the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.

Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield's Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms' Joel Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising - and often shocking truths - about what we eat, how it's produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.

Website: Hungry for Change

If video below is deleted (again), watch on Veoh: Food, Inc

17 January 2012

Marcin Jakubowski: Open-Sourced Blueprints For Civilization

Using wikis and digital fabrication tools, Marcin Jakubowski is open-sourcing the blueprints for 50 farm machines, allowing anyone to build their own tractor or harvester from scratch. And that's only the first step in a project to write an instruction set for an entire self-sustaining village (starting cost: $10,000). 

Marcin Jakubowski is open-sourcing a set of blueprints for 50 farming tools that can be built cheaply from scratch. Call it a "civilization starter kit." Declaring that, "We can lead self-sustaining lives without sacrificing our standard of living," Marcin Jakubowski believes that only by opening the means of production can we achieve abundance for all. Though he has a Ph.D. in fusion physics, he became dissatisfied with its remoteness, and turned back to the earth as a farmer and social innovator.

He is the founder of Open Source Ecology, which is creating the Global Village Construction Set — the blueprints for simple fabrication of everything needed to start a self-sustaining village. At Factor e Farm in rural Missouri, he's been successfully putting those ideas to the test. "It's not reinventing the wheel; it's open-sourcing the wheel."

16 January 2012

Leaf: The Power Of Medicinal Cannabis

Leaf introduces Dr. William Courtney and Kristen Peskuski of Cannabis International; along with the people involved in researching, promoting, regulating and benefiting from raw cannabis.
Dr. Courtney is a physician and researcher from Mendocino, California, who gives medical marijuana approvals to qualified patients in Mendocino and Humboldt Counties. Kristen Peskuski is a researcher and patient who put her systemic lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, interstitial cystitis, and numerous other conditions into remission juicing fresh cannabis.
They help make sense of the science behind patient's recoveries from a diverse range of medical conditions. Attorneys, physicians, law enforcement, medical care providers, patients and their families discuss their experiences with medical cannabis. They specifically focus on juicing fresh cannabis, which is non-psychoactive and contains medical properties 200-400 times stronger than traditional, heated cannabis.
Patients have reported success with osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, cancer and many other conditions using this unique therapy.

Website: Cannabis International

More videos on the topic of cannabis and its healing properties.

The power of RAW Cannabis

This is a must-watch video featuring some of the top researchers on the healing effects of Cannabis (Marijuana) in it's raw form, eaten or juiced. New research about eating raw cannabis as a medicine and a dietary essential. Cannabis is a dietary essential that helps all cell types function more effectively. It is a powerful medicine: anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, probably has some direct activity against cancerous cells. This plant can do phenomenal things, but not if you aren't taking a high enough dose. Cannabis is the most important vegetable in the world.

Run from the cure: The Rick Simpson Story

A Film By Christian Laurette - After a serious head injury in 1997, Rick Simpson sought relief from his medical condition through the use of medicinal hemp oil. When Rick discovered that the hemp oil (with its high concentration of T.H.C.) cured cancers and other illnesses, he tried to share it with as many people as he could free of charge - curing and controlling literally hundreds of people's illnesses... but when the story went public, the long arm of the law snatched the medicine - leaving potentially thousands of people without their cancer treatments - and leaving Rick with unconsitutional charges of possessing and trafficking marijuana.

Official Website: Phoenix Tears
Method: Make the medicine
Video: Making Rick Simpson's medicinal hemp oil

Cured: a Cannabis story (David Triplett)

A story of how Cannabis extract oil cured David Triplett's cancer after he watched 'Run from the cure: The Rick Simpson story'.

15 January 2012

Will Allen: Pioneering Urban Farmer


Pioneering Urban Farmer

Will Allen on Growing Power

Will Allen is co-founder and director of Growing Power, Inc., an organization that is transforming the production and delivery of healthy foods to underserved, urban populations. Growing Power operates as an urban farm and education center in Milwaukee, WI, and more recently, Chicago, teaching urban youth how to produce low-cost healthy foods for their communities.

14 January 2012

Pyramids Of Waste (Full Movie)

Consumerism = 1. Advertisement - 2. Planned Obsolescence - 3. Credit.
These 3 stages of modern business are worth noting regarding the promulgation of today's world wide consumer system which is presently stripping the natural wealth of the planet for all inhabitants, including man.
Stage 1 (Advertisement) and 3 (Credit) are well known and often discussed in the mainstream arena. Stage 2 (Obsolescence) of the consumer process is much less talked about. Obsolescence is the state of being which an object, service or practice is no longer wanted, even though it may still be in good working order.

Thanks to these international, inter-company agreements (well illustrated here in the case of the light bulb's life-reduction over the last century) we really do have an identifiable template under which large companies are going to operate to maintain consistent profits. These agreements also foster alliances and understandings between the largest companies, solidifying the groups' monopoly/ duopoly/ oligopoly etc. over their particular market areas. If there is a display of competition and output styles between the different companies, there will at least be some agreements in place to preserve both a steady income and mutually beneficial consolidation for the established players involved. Negating any veritable competition. These collectivist tactics have been going on too long resulting in disastrous consequences globally, in ever-decreasing/expanding circles (how ever you see it) of self-interest.

13 January 2012

Who's Your Favourite?

It's Maddie vs Daddy as I interrogate my baby daughter to reveal her favourite parent. What takes place is a ruthless contest of cunning and skill... with one of us clearly out of our league.

12 January 2012

Secrets In Plain Sight (Full Movie)

Secrets In Plain Sight is an awe inspiring exploration of great art, architecture, and urban design which skillfully unveils an unlikely intersection of geometry, politics, numerical philosophy, religious mysticism, new physics, music, astronomy, and world history. 
Exploring key monuments and their positions in Egypt, Stonehenge, Jerusalem, Rome, Paris, London, Edinburgh, Washington DC, New York, and San Francisco brings to light a secret obsession shared by pharaohs, philosophers and kings; templars and freemasons; great artists and architects; popes and presidents, spanning the whole of recorded history up to the present time. 
As the series of videos reveals how profound ancient knowledge inherited from Egypt has been encoded in units of measurement, in famous works of art, in the design of major buildings, in the layout of city streets and public spaces, and in the precise placement of obelisks and other important monuments upon the Earth, the viewer is led to perceive an elegant harmonic system linking the human body with the architectural, urban, planetary, solar, and galactic scales.

11 January 2012

Visualizing A Plenitude Economy

This fun 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. Narrated by economist and best-selling author Juliet Schor

10 January 2012

Life After People - Complete Season One

What would happen if every human being on Earth disappeared? This isn t the story of how we might vanish it is the story of what happens to the world we leave behind. Building off the success of the HISTORY two-hour special Life After People, this series continues the exploration of a world wiped clean of humanity, in even more vivid detail.

Each episode is a stunningly graphic examination of how the very landscape of planet Earth would change in our absence, using cinematic CGI to reveal in scientific detail the fate of every aspect of the man-made world. What happens to the millions of animals that supply our food? The chemicals stored in industrial complexes? Which animals take over subways? Do satellites fall to Earth? When does Mt. Rushmore wither away? Every episode will unfold in the hours, days, months and years after people disappear and will combine three to four different kinds of stories, from animal outbreaks to structural collapses, building to a unique visual finale. Welcome to Earth, population zero.

Episode 1: Life After People

Episode 2: Outbreak

Episode 3: The Capital Retreat

Episode 4: Heavy Metal

Episode 5: The Invaders

Episode 6: Bound And Buried

Episode 7: Sin City Meltdown

Episode 8: Armed And Defenseless

Episode 9: The Road To Nowhere

Episode 10: Waters Of Death

9 January 2012

The Awakening (Full & Final Version)

In this film I have attempted to explain to you, the real structure of this reality, the nature of energy and of the light and sound that make up this entire universe and everyone and everything contained within it. I have attempted to show you that this understanding is supported both by ancient traditions and also by modern science.
I will say to you again now that all that actually exists within this or any other reality is pure conscious energy. That is truly all there is and the stuff this energy is made from is pure unconditional love.
I bring this message to you now because it is important that you receive it. The Earth and all that live upon it are about to undergo some very significant changes but these changes are nothing to be feared for once you have gained a clear understanding of what this reality truly is; once you have gained knowledge of how the true stuff of the universe actually works; Once you have realized your connection to all people and to all things and follow the path of the one universal law, then what is there to fear? What is there to hate? What is there to judge?
Understand that the life we are experiencing within this reality is a game of free will being played out by a single consciousness of which we are all merely frequencies.
Tune into that space behind your eyes.
Realize that to make it through the coming changes, all you really need do is to move into your heart; to realize that all that actually exists within this reality is energy consisting of nothing more than pure and unconditional love. Embrace it, become it, for it is what you are made of.

8 January 2012

Unrepentant: Kevin Annett And Canada's Genocide

This documentary reveals Canada's darkest secret - the deliberate extermination of indigenous (Native American) peoples and the theft of their land under the guise of religion. This never before told history as seen through the eyes of this former minister (Kevin Annett) who blew the whistle on his own church, after he learned of thousands of murders in its Indian Residential Schools..."

7 January 2012

Global Restoration: Vision For Occupy & Earth

Humanity needs an undeniable, movement that is dedicated to transitioning OFF of fossil fuels, restoring the health and diversity of the natural world without which we have NO future -neither misery nor prosperity- and where the power is decentralized -- shared among the people -and human rights will follow.

Sustainable Community Building

6 January 2012

Mission: Paradise - Real Solutions For The Next World

After 35 years of scouting for good ideas and nine years of asking 2000 global leaders their visions we come to this grokumentary with Jim Channon, with a master vision for the future.

5 January 2012

Consuming Kids: The Commercialization Of Childhood

Consuming Kids throws desperately needed light on the practices of a relentless multi-billion dollar marketing machine that now sells kids and their parents everything from junk food and violent video games to bogus educational products and the family car. Drawing on the insights of health care professionals, children's advocates, and industry insiders, the film focuses on the explosive growth of child marketing in the wake of deregulation, showing how youth marketers have used the latest advances in psychology, anthropology, and neuroscience to transform American children into one of the most powerful and profitable consumer demographics in the world. Consuming Kids pushes back against the wholesale commercialization of childhood, raising urgent questions about the ethics of children's marketing and its impact on the health and well-being of kids.

4 January 2012

A Warm Embrace - Our Deepest Fear

Full quote:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

3 January 2012


What happened in Freetopia? A video fable about what went wrong with America.

The story of Freetopia, written and narrated by Mike Adams, reveals how free societies become police state societies, even as the People are attempting to act with good intentions. Watching this will teach you much about what's wrong with America today and why the federal government has become a dangerous, tyrannical group of criminals who are trying to completely enslave the population. This video ends with a quote from Thomas Jefferson.

2 January 2012

Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth

A New Earth - Awakening to Your Life´s Purpose

Class # 1 (4th March 2008) with Oprah Winfrey and Eckhart Tolle

Class # 2 (11th March 2008) with Oprah Winfrey and Eckhart Tolle

Class # 3 (18th March 2008) with Oprah Winfrey and Eckhart Tolle

Class # 4 (25th March 2008) with Oprah Winfrey and Eckhart Tolle

Class # 5 (31th March 2008) with Oprah Winfrey and Eckhart Tolle

Class # 6 (8th April 2008) with Oprah Winfrey and Eckhart Tolle

Class # 7 (15th April 2008) with Oprah Winfrey and Eckhart Tolle

Class # 8 (22th April 2008) with Oprah Winfrey and Eckhart Tolle

Class # 9 (29th April 2008) with Oprah Winfrey and Eckhart Tolle

Class # 10 (6th May 2008) with Oprah Winfrey and Eckhart Tolle

1 January 2012

Cirque Du Soleil (Full Show)

Nouvelle Experience (1990)

Alegria (1994)

Quidam (1996)

La Nouba (1998)

Varekai (2002)

Saltimbanco (2002)

Dralion (2004)

Midnight Sun (2004)

Kà (2005)

Koozà (2007)

Delirium (2007)

Corteo (2012)

Love (2006)

Amaluna (2012)

Supporting Cirque du Soleil's Athletes and Acrobats