Our world is facing many critical challenges. Gone are the times when apathy was an acceptable behavior. Stevie and I believe that we have a responsibility to take action, to create change, and this begins with awareness.
Here is a list of what we’re watching, reading, and writing.
If you have a good suggestion, please email us and we’ll check it out.
(Please note that web links change. If you click on a link below and it fails, just google it!)
This Just In – New Material:
Blue Gold: The Water Wars Begin – A TREE blog post
Climate Change - A MUST SEE! Broken into 23 videos, each a little over 10 minutes long.
Kill Your Television – A Tree blog post.
End Civilization – Examines our culture’s addiction to systematic violence and environmental exploitation, and probes the resulting epidemic of poisoned landscapes and shell-shocked nations.
Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math – Do yourself a favor and read this article from Rolling Stone
Seeds of Freedom – FREE, 30 minutes. The story of seed has become one of loss, control, dependence and debt.
Paul Gilding: The Earth is full – PLEASE watch this one. FREE. TED Talk. 16 minutes everyone should hear.
Rob Hopkins: Transition to a world without oil – FREE, TED talk, 16 minutes
What We’re Watching:
Politics & The World:
Why We Fight - FREE on Youtube, or you can rent this documentary from iTunes or Netflix.
Eisenhower’s Farewell Address - FREE. Warning about the Military Industrial Complex. Chilling.
The Secret Government - FREE. A short 20 minute history on the CIA
Bill Maher’s “Religulous” – Rent it on iTunes or Netflix, funny!
Zeitgeist - FREE. All 3 movies on Youtube. Let them load before you hit play.
Joe Rogan – The American War Machine - FREE. 8 minutes of truth and a Tree favorite.
ReGeneration - Examines the apathy of today’s people and why protest is important
The Crisis of Civilization- FREE. how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system. A Stevie favorite!
The Inside Job - An excellent look at the last financial crisis of 2008
Capitalism, A Love Story - A look at the last financial crisis of 2008
Bowling For Columbine - A look at the powerful gun lobby
Sicko - A look at the health care industry
Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality- FREE. Based on The Denial of Death, by Ernest Becker, examines man’s ‘vital lies’
Jared Diamond about why societies collapse - FREE, only 18 minutes
FUEL - FREE. A look at our addiction to oil and what can be done
Blue Gold: World Water Wars - FREE. Explores the privatization of freshwater
Even The Rain - A movie about corporations who are trying to steal the worlds freshwater
Van Jones: The economic injustice of plastic - FREE, TED Talk, 10 minutes
Jon Stewart On Welfare - AWESOME!!! Aasif Mandvi gets to the bottom of Florida’s welfare drug testing law.
Note: here is a great resource for finding informative documentaries to watch
What We’re Reading (non-fiction):
Politics / Environment:
21st-Century Slaves: How Corporations Exploit Prison Labor - This is a great read. It’s very scary that our prison systems have been privatized. This has led to the US having the highest incarceration rate in the world. Nobody should profit from incarceration!
It’s All for Sale: The Control of Global Resources - A Stevie Favorite
What The Fuck Has Occupy Done? - If you think protesters are just our there causing problems, check this out. Once on the page, start clicking the orange button. Also check out Stevie’s Occupy post here
Family / Spirituality / Entertainment:
GAJ – The End Of Religion - a Stevie Favorite
Bringing Up Bebe - the wisdom of French parenting
The Denial of Death - Pulitzer prize winner- A Stevie Favorite
The Ancient Realm - FOR KIDS!!! Great book about environmental stewardship.
A Nation Of Meat Eaters: See How It All Adds Up - Stevie an I continue to do research on the meat industry and the damage they do to our health and the planet. We are moving towards a full vegan diet. Right now we’re about 80% vegan.
What We’re Writing:
Pacific Trash Vortex - a look at the pollution in our oceans
Tomorrow’s Ruins - a look at what caused the fall of the Mayans of Copan…and how we’re not far behind
Dead Dolphins Wash Ashore In Peru - caused by offshore oil drilling
Blue Gold: The Water Wars Begin - A TREE blog post
Kill Your Television - A Tree blog post.
Marijuana,The Business Behind Getting High - why marijuana should be legal
The War on Drugs Cannot Be Won - why we should legalize all drugs
Drug Smuggling for Dummies - how drugs get into the US
FARC Lashes Out, Terrorist Attacks In Columbia - how the USA’s drug consumption creates terrorism
Give A Holla Guatemala - the USA’s impact on Central America
La Paz - The USA is funding Mexico’s drug cartels
Activism, Social Justice, Global Citizenship:
The Language of Revolution: How Movements Effect Change how Occupy Wall Street and civic ACTION makes a difference
Philosophical musings on love, being nomads, and identity:
Recommended To Us – On The List
Free Lunch - answers the great mystery of our time: How did our strong and growing economy give way to job uncertainty, debt, bankruptcy, and fear for millions of Americans.
Food Revolution – by John Robbins.