AnalysisIdeas and analysis to help understand the world.
Food poverty is a big issue, what are its causes and what potential solutions are there.
Is civilisation really civilised?
Water is a big issues, these are some of the issues surrounding our water supply the most vital of human resources.
Can we change industrial civilisation to meet our needs.
How we can accept the uncertain future and play an active part in shaping it.
Marx saw history as an active process that we are all part of, find out more about his ideas and how they relate to history.
Want to know what the real story of the 2011 riots was, then watch this talk on the riots based on hard facts, also features rebellion in Tottenham film by reel news.
How can we change the dominance of a culture based on individualism by building community.
Find out how blacklisting has been used against people arguing for better workplace rights and conditions and how we can fight back.
The history of enclosure in Britain, essential for understanding land ownership in the present, from Simon Fairlie of the great Land Magazine.
Bristol Radical History Group do history in a different way, watch this film to see why peoples history is important, why a women’s football team became ranters and why they hate bailiffs. Filmed at Cloudcuckooland festival 2012
Is there likely to be mass social unrest in the UK due to the prevailing Neoliberal ideology.
What does resistance mean in an age of austerity, how can we change the world for the better when all around us with huge cuts based on Ideology.
A piece about how conspiracy theories can distract us from the real social injustice of capitalism and a link to rational wiki a great resource for the background to these many theories.
Reclaiming our food is crucial to developing not only sustainable futures, but also control over our lives, how can we do this for the benefit of us all.
this piece looks at high street money lenders as a vehicle that fuels poverty.
Detroit has seen capitalism develop it and now leave it in ruins to a degree, what does this mean for Detroit people and why has this happened.
Scientific evidence states happiness is linked to being kind and cooperative
Neoliberalism has a detrimental effect it on human beings and their habitat, community is what is needed.
What is Shale Oil and what does extracting it mean for the environment.
Talk from the Diggers 2012 group that have been inspired by the Gerald Winstanley and the original Diggers and have taken to reclaiming the land at Runnymede Park.
Tony Juniper shares his views on People Power and Sustainability filmed at Small is festival 2012
People’s Assemblies are democratic bodies representing everyone in a community and this is a film of the people’s assembly formed at the Cloudcuckooland festival, this one discussed the economy and the environment, some great discussion around how we should move to protect the environment and what the economic crisis means for the environment.
Watch Ed Dowding discuss the Future of our food systems, food mapping, transparency and the future of our food.
Can we move beyond Green Politics ask David Taylor.
Could permaculture offer an alternative to capitalism?
Capitalism is the cause of many of the worlds problems, can we move beyond it?
Dave Holmgrens talk Beyond sustainability, essential viewing on why we need to move towards a post oil society in an age where resource peaks are inevitable, using the principles of permaculture.
In this talk Silvia Federici talks about her forty years of research and theorizing on the nature of housework, social reproduction, and women’s struggles, excellent talk.
Felix Wood explains why Schumacher’s small is beautiful message is still relevant today, watch the film to find out more.
Film: George Mckay on radical gardening, Vandana Shiva and others discuss the importance of gardening, seeds and capitalism
Great series of lectures from Documenta (13), includes George Mckay and Vandana Shiva talking about our relationships to nature, seeds and animals great viewing
Godfrey Boyle shows us how we can power the world on renewable energy in this inspiring talk that provides you with the real facts about renewables.
Jack and the jumping gene a biologists view of sex and business talk, how does sex and genes influence business practice.
This is a great film from Doing It Ourselves about the economic crisis, fractional reserve banking, peak oil and what it means for all of us and how people are developing ways of moving towards a new form of society.
Read the Moneyless Manifesto for free, a great read on how to unplug yourself from the money system and begin to live a more saner happier life.
Molly Conisbee talks about the links we have with the land and why they are so important and should be treasured, this talk from small is beautiful festival 2012.
Polly Higgins believes there should be a crime of ecocide, do you? find out more in her talk from small is beautiful festival 2012
Steve from Permanent Culture Now takes us through an enlightening, funny and sad personal history of his involvement in the UK new age traveller communities.
Find out about the first citywide local currency the Bristol Pound, in a talk from just before it was launched. It is now operating throughout the city of Bristol
Phoenix from solutions zone TV talks about the origins of squatting past, present and future at Sunrise Off Grid Festival 2012.
Michael Thomas of Permanent Culture Now begins the Radical History Day at the 2012 Sunrise Off grid Festival with a talk on Why Radical History is important.
Thought the transition movement was the first movement to look at localised food production and sustainability, think again as Bristol had its own transition type movement over a hundred years ago.
Panel discussion on small scale food production with Patrick Whitefield.
Rick Roderick’s great course on the Philosophy of the modern age that examines how the self is under siege (this one focus on Baudrillard) from modern day neo-liberal capitalism, although recorded in the 1990s, still very much relevant today. This one discusses Baudrillard and his post modern views of the world.
Can we control the our food supply in the future, or are we powerless over it, read this to find out more.
Rick Roderick’s great course on the Philosophy of the modern age that examines how the self is under siege from modern day neo-liberal capitalism, although recorded in the 1990s, still very much relevant today. This one discusses the Post Modernist Derrida.
Rick Roderick’s great course on the Philosophy of the modern age that examines how the self is under siege from modern day neo-liberal capitalism, although recorded in the 1990s, still very much relevant today. This one discusses Foucault and his ideas around the control of the body and surveillance society.
To understand society you need to understand class, its function, who it serves and how to break down the barrier of class for a fairer world
Rick Roderick’s great course on the Philosophy the modern age that examines how the self is under siege from modern day neo-liberal capitalism, although recorded in the 1990s, still very much relevant today. This one focuses on Habermas of the Frankfurt School.
How can semiotics help you to understand the world, read this to find out