Michio Kaku & Noam Chomsky School Moon Landing and 9/11 Conspiracy Theorists

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Who really killed John F. Kennedy? Did America really land on the moon? What really brought down the Twin Towers? Few modern phenomena possess the sheer fascination quotient of conspiracy theories.


Orson Welles Narrates an Animated Parable About How Xenophobia & Greed Will Put America Into Decline (1971)

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More than 40 years and seven presidential administrations have passed since Orson Welles narrated Freedom River. And although it shows signs of age, the animated film, a parable about the role of immigration, race, and wealth in America, still resonates today.


People of Nowhere: Short, Powerful Film Captures the Human Dimension of the Syrian Refugee Crisis

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“The propagandist’s purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.”
–Aldous Huxley (1936)
Lior Sperandeo, who has previously directed short films called People of Mumbai, People of Nepal, and People of Senegal, returns with a film that resists focusing on a sense of place.


Bernie Sanders: I Will Be an Arts President

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Art is speech. Art is what life is about. 

Bernie Sanders, Democratic Candidate for President of the United States

A rousing sentiment, and one rarely expressed by those running for the nation’s highest office.


The Syrian Conflict & The European Refugee Crisis Explained in an Animated Primer

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In a quick six minutes, the animation above explains the origins of two very related problems — the Syrian Conflict & the European Refugee Crisis.


High School Teacher Reads Allen Ginsberg’s Explicit Poem “Please Master” and Loses His Job

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Image by Michiel Hendryckx.
Although the boundaries of what should pass for free speech in high school English classrooms will be forever in debate, most everyone would agree some boundaries must exist.


Parvati Saves the World: Watch a Remix of Bollywood Films That Combats Rape in India

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Sexual violence in India has been in the spotlight ever since a 23-year-old medical student was gang raped and murdered on a bus in New Delhi in 2012. The crime was so flagrant and so brutal that the country recoiled in shock. Students and activists descended into the streets of Delhi to protest.


Prince’s New Protest Song “Baltimore” Now Streaming Online

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As the protests in Baltimore unfolded, Prince sat at his keyboard at Paisley Park’s soundstage in Minnesota and started penning a peaceful protest song, which just hit the web this morning. Click play and ponder the lyrics below. Then get the backstory on the writing of “Baltimore” at MyFoxTwinCities.


Read Noam Chomsky & Sam Harris’ “Unpleasant” Email Exchange

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In 2013, we documented the acrimonious exchange between Noam Chomsky and Slavoj Žižek, which all started when Chomsky accused Žižek of “posturing–using fancy terms like polysyllables and pretending [to] have a theory when you have no theory whatsoever.


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