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Jonathan Nickels

288 posts

The Oak Tree

George McGavin investigates the highly varied and dramatic life of oak tree. Part science documentary, part historical investigation, this film is a celebration of one of the most iconic trees in the British countryside. It aims to give viewers a sense of what an extraordinary species the oak is and

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The Occupation of the American Mind

"The best answer to propaganda is not counter-propaganda — it’s understanding how propaganda operates so it can’t work on you anymore. that’s what our film does." - Roger Waters, Pink Floyd Co-Founder & Narrator of The Occupation of the American Mind

The Occupation of the American Mind

Over

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Jeremy Narby

"This is perhaps one of the most important things I learned during this investigation: We see what we believe, and not just the contrary; and to change what we see, it is sometimes necessary to change what we believe."


"Nonetheless, gazing out the train window at a random sample of

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Gedanken zu Ursache und Wirkung

Frage nach Chancen und Lösungen der "Corona Pandemie" - Gedanken zu Ursache und Wirkung

English translation

Ich würde gerne einige Gedanken teilen, die eventuell dabei helfen neue Antworten zu finden oder auch neue Sichtweisen auf die Ursachen, die aus meiner Sicht viel tiefer liegen als in der aktuellen Politik, der

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Ideas on Cause and Effect

Question about opportunities and solutions of the "Corona Pandemic" - Ideas on cause and effect

Deutsche Übersetzung

I would like to share some ideas about the causes of the circumstances in the world we live in today, which in my view are much deeper than current politics, media coverage or

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Defamation

“It used to be a universally accepted axiom that the Palestinian Israeli conflict is an intractable and immovable impasse of epic proportion. Its Sisyphean nature cemented its reputation as an insoluble focal point of hatred and endless violence. Such universal truths, of course, derive their power and resonance from within

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Wendell Berry

"The Peace of Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on

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DamNation

"I don’t know why we keep building these fucking dams,” Adams said in a surprisingly forceful British whisper. “Not only do they cause environmental and social disasters, they, with very few exceptions, all fail to do what they were supposed to do in the first place. Look at the

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Pseudology: The Art of Lying

"We must shift America from a ‘needs’ to a ‘desires’ culture, people must be trained to desire, to want new things even before the old has been completely consumed. We must shape a new mentality in America, man’s desires must overshadow his needs." Paul Mazer, Lehman Brothers (1930)


"The

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Ralf Otterpohl

Das neue Dorf – Ralf Otterpohl – Bewusstseinssymposium Davos 2019

Prof. Ralf Otterpohl leitet ein Institut an der Technischen Universität Hamburg in Deutschland, wo er zu Wasser, Humus- aufbau und ländlicher Entwicklung forscht und lehrt. Daraus sind die lebendige Zukunftsvision «Das Neue Dorf – Vielfalt leben, lokal produzieren, mit Natur und Nachbarn kooperieren»

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Unsere Erde, unsere Meere

Was ist es, das unsere Erde so wunderbar und gleichzeitig unbegreiflich macht? Das neues Leben an unwirklichen Orten entstehen lässt, die zum Leben ungeeignet erscheinen? Wie entstehen Naturwunder? Welche Kräfte sind notwendig, um genau an der jeweiligen Stelle eine Flora und Fauna entstehen zu lassen, wie wir sie heute vorfinden?

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Noam Chomsky

"Science is a bit like the joke about the drunk who is looking under a lamppost for a key that he has lost on the other side of the street, because that's where the light is. It has no other choice." - Noam Chomsky


"If we don't believe in freedom

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War & Globalization: The Truth Behind 9/11

"The greatest enemy of the US government is the truth." - Michel Chossudovsky


"The achievements of past struggles and the aspirations of an entire nation are [being] undone and erased.... No Agent Orange or steel pellet bombs, no napalm, no toxic chemicals: a new phase of economic and social (rather

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Bright Green Lies

"Bright Green Lies exposes the hypocrisy of leading environmental groups. It asks the questions most refuse to ask, and in that questioning, uncovers profound truths." - Chris Hedges


"This disturbing but very important book makes clear we must dig deeper than the normal solutions we are offered." - Yvon Chouinard

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Greek Philosophy

"As long as Man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings, he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love." - Pythagoras

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The Seeds We Sow

"Children are the seeds of our future. Plant love in their hearts and water them with wisdom and life’s lessons. When they are grown, give them space to grow." - Unknown


"The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer

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Kailash Ecovillage

Rundown apartments reborn as food-forest coliving Agritopia

In 2007, Ole and Maitri Ersson bought the rundown Cabana apartment complex in the city and immediately began to de-pave parking spaces to make space for what today is a huge permaculture coliving space and urban food forest.

Today, the Kailash Ecovillage has

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Food, Earth, Happiness

"The film filled me up with great joy and inspiration...I knew it was going to uplift and give a new perspective to my soul, but I didn't know how deeply it would do those things! I'm going to watch the film today... for the 8th time." – Rafayah Uzzyah, Philadelphia,

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