The better the citizenry as a whole are educated, the wider and more sensible public participation, debate and social mobility will be ... Highly sophisticated elites are the easiest and least original thing a society can produce. The most difficult and the most valuable is a well-educated populace. -- John Ralston Saul

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These are things I found that I think are worth your time. I'll keep adding to them - keep checking.


The Power of Nightmares

Of all I've seen in the past twenty years, this is the best description of what's going on in our world and how we got here.
The Power of Nightmares is a three part British television series. Each part is about an hour long. Don't be confused when you start the second and third parts - the first few minutes of introduction are the same in each part. You can watch it here.


Thom Hartmann - The Big Picture TV show and his Radio Program

If you are not aware of Thom Hartman visit his website. I don't know what to say about him but his website says, "America's #1 Progressive Host & NY Times Bestselling Author". I watch his show on Dish Network channel 9415, Free Speech TV, but his radio program (with video) on his website is good in a different way. It's less "produced", more relaxed and often has more information. Fridays include Sen. Bernie Sanders.



Here are some websites with many good videos.
This site is exactly what its name implies - about 200 documentaries you can watch online any time.

Here are a few I think are exceptional:
The 11th Hour is about climate change. Whatever else may seem urgent will take care of itself if we don't solve this one. It shows the seriousness of the problem, the possibility of solving it, and the breadth of it.

The Corporation is the best thing I've seen about the origin and history of coorporations ... and maybe their future.

Who Killed the Electric Car is wonderful. You'll be glad you watched it.

SiCKO is Michael Moore's film about the plight of Americans with health insurance.

Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media - I haven't seen this one. I will soon.

Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price will change your shopping experience.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to "Ideas Worth Spreading". It's award-winning TEDTalks videos are here.

Here are some to get you started:
Salman Khan calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script -- give students video lectures to watch at home, and do "homework" in the classroom with the teacher available to help.

Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions -- motion, speech, self-awareness -- shut down one by one. An astonishing story.

This site has many things. All kinds of movies and films, old and new, concerts and other music, old copies of websites, and on and on.

The old things on this site interest me most. Here are some old films about DDT, a subject that seems obvious to us now but wasn't simple when it was happening. It shows how things are the same but also different. Watch these:

Adam Curtis -- Pandora's Box (Pick Part 4 - Goodbye Mrs. Ant.)
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One More Thing

This was on the Free Documenaries site for a while.
This movie is worth paying for. Please pay for it and watch it.

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Who Killed the Electric Car is wonderful. You'll be glad you watched it.

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