Social Change

Superstition Ain’t Bad Till it Fools You

We don't have a four or a thirteen in our building. Elevator buttons, I mean. The elevator panel doesn't have them. And before you yawn and say, "yeah, so what?" think about this for just a second...

US: Bring Back Propaganda

After having outlawed propaganda (or the right to publicly brainwash your citizens with misinformation) since World War II due to outrageous fears of communism, America is now thinking it might just be a good idea to bring back the right…

The Maldives Are Drowning: The Island President Trailer

It’s gob smacking that in 2012 we’re still debating the topic of global warming. The Maldives has lost over 5 meters of beachfront due to rising ocean levels, and an estimated 25 meters of water is waiting to spill over…

(Un)Lawful Access

"There's a kind of anxiety over the way the Internet is opening up and allowing so many opportunities for uncontrolled freedom of expression, uncontrolled sharing of information… and that lack of control is a real problem for many government agencies."

Personal Loans & Investing with Peer Lending

Lending Club It’s been around for a while, but Lending Club is still pretty fricken revolutionary. Instead of taking out a giant student loan, line of credit, or burning out your credit cards with the big, greedy old banks, consider…

Anonymous set to destroy Fox News

RT News Anonymous. A group of people around the world who are united by their desire to engage in civil disobedience with the intent to achieve positive change in the world. They uh, also try to stay anonymous. If you’re…

CEOs for Change

Ever notice all that ugly packaging in the grocery store? All the wonky colour palettes, the crappy cookie illustrations, the wormy print? Ever notice all that plastic? At a time when plastic has become ubiquitous in our lives and in…

I Share. Therefore I Am.

What happens when we mistake social static for real human connections? Bitter, unending loneliness. But don’t take my word for it.

The Super Supercapacitor

It's not a flux capacitor. It's a supercapacitor. It's real, made of one atom thick sheets of pencil lead, and it makes the batteries of today seem like idiots.

This is White History

I didn't even know there was a White History month. Oh right, that's every month.

Ash Beckham Takes Back The Word “Gay”

A poignant lesson about how, "that's so gay" when something is not homosexual, is pretty dumb. I mean stupid. I mean--god damn, are there any words I can use that didn't originate as pejoratives?

Uber Car Sharing: It’s Illegal

One of the best transportation models comes along since the steam locomotive, and the world shuts it down. We need another revolution--this one's for Uber.

Earth: What You See From Space

A gobsmacking look at the big picture astronauts have put together after exiting earth's atmosphere and looking back again.

Dogs Are Driving in NZ

You thought Chops was a smart dog, but did you know he could learn to drive in seven weeks?

Free Transportation For Life

Tesla plans to provide free charging stations to every Tesla Model S driver out there. Take that, gas stations!

What’s Inside Your iPhone 5?

Seriously. We don't need new phones every goddamn year. I completely understand the appeal of having the latest version. New features, better performance, and 'financial encouragement' from mobile providers make it a tempting proposition. I'm a recovering upgrade addict myself.…

Sex, Lies and Julian Assange

A fascinating documentary about the circumstances behind the controversial warrant for Julian Assange's arrest. "He had just humiliated the most powerful nation in the world, heading one of the most controversial cyber operations in history. So when Julian Assange arrived…

Men In Power Defining Rape

Guess what. Ever since we can remember, men have been defining what constitutes rape. Interesting, especially when you think about the fact that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men will be raped before they turn eighteen in…

Sacred Headwaters

"In northern British Columbia, three of the province's greatest salmon-bearing rivers are formed in the subalpine basin known as the Sacred Headwaters. The land has one of the largest intact predator-prey systems in North America, earning it the nickname, 'Serengeti…

How to Make a Rape Joke

There's a lot of controversy surrounding this nasty incident going around the interwebs this week, but nothing I've read speaks to me as much as Lindy West's article on Jezebel.

What Happens When You Mention Sexism & Video Games?

Sure, Youtube comments can get pretty nasty. Yes, tweets can be cold, but never in my life have I seen the kind of backlash Anita Sarkeesian, feminist and recent Kickstarter success story received after launching her campaign to illuminate sexist…

Cartoons Know Their Eco Shit!

I'd recommend keeping your eyes closed and your ears open for this one. The cartoon interaction is kind of hilarious, and the voices are robotic, but the message is clear. We're paying for our environmental ignorance in more ways than…

Girls: Why Religious Men Fear You

A razor sharp article reinforcing fear of women's power as the thing that keeps religious men attempting to subvert them. Will stop your breath.

Backwards Alberta

I know we high-tailed it out of Alberta over seven months ago, but for some reason, we still care about its provincial politics. Call us suckers for a story. Well friends, you might be aware that there is a provincial…

Scared of the Bone Marrow Registry?

So a guy wants to make it easier for people to find a bone marrow match. You’d think this would be a simple task, but guess what? You only have a 25% chance of having a match within your own…

Everything is a Remix: Pt 4

Kirby Ferguson has released his fourth and final instalment of Everything is a Remix, and it is a damn masterpiece. We’ve written about this series before, but if you haven’t seen it, I recommend you watch them all. It’s a…

ReCivilization with CBC’s Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott walks us through the death of industrialization in an excellent four part series Here’s the first of four. Turning The Media Inside Out Our systems are failing: from the death of printed media, to our broken financial system,…

Bret Victor - Inventing on Principle

An amazing talk about how we interact with and develop software… then how to change the world. Fascinating and inspiring. Stick with it until the end. It gets really good. Via @fchimero

Project Unbreakable *Trigger Warning*

This site is truly heart wrenching. Victims of sexual violence display the words that their attackers used on them during their abuse. I was surprised and uplifted by the number of men that chose to take part of this. Sadly,…

Pink Ribbons, Inc

Cancer is shitty. We can all probably agree that the faster we can find a cure, the better. It’s great that people are willing to put forth their hard-earned money to support the so-called fight against cancer, but where is…

Changing Education Paradigms

The fundamental structure of our education system is so out of touch with modern society, that sometimes I find it astonishing that we’re still able to progress as a civilization. Maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration… I’m not so…

The Story of Stuff Podcast

Our favourite environmental vigilantes, The Story of Stuff, now have a podcast. We’ve posted a couple of their videos in the past, and are huge fans. You’d be hard pressed to find another organization that manages to communicate complex social…

People & Power: Collapse of the Celtic Tiger

I don’t know a lot about Ireland, and I had no idea that they’ve had such a roller coaster of an economy over the last couple decades. From the mid-1990’s to the mid-2000’s, Ireland went from the “poor man of…

Gordon Ramsay eats Shark Fin Soup for the first time!

Shark Fin Soup is one of the most wasteful bourgeois extravagances to ever hit a dining table. Thousands of sharks around the world are being caught and killed for their fins, then discarded. It’s a shameful practice that has a…

Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory

Do you love your iPhone? Your shiny MacBook Air? I do. There is not a brand on earth with products that I spend so much of my life with, than Apple. It’s no secret that these magical little devices are…

Fault Lines: Chile rising

The free-market education system has been a complete disaster to the citizens of Chile, and the students have had enough. They are rising up, taking over schools, and demanding an end to the expensive non-public education system. A fascinating mini-documentary…

An Antidote to Apathy?

"I don't care." Heard this one before? Well, Dave Meslin, a bid ideas guy, thinks that we're not engaged because the systems that need our involvement simply don't want it and do whatever they can to shut us out.

Egypt: In no mood for compromise

Egypt is holding the first of a series of elections tomorrow to reform a government, but are these elections little more than the status quo disguised as democracy? One thing’s for sure. The people of Egypt are not going to…

Why Occupy is Being Targeted on A Federal Level

Naomi Wolf provides a clear breakdown for the reasons that police forces operating in separate jurisdictions have banded together in a federal crackdown on the Occupy movement. You won’t like the answer, but the article provides some incredible insights.

Operation Maple - Canadian Political Videos

Operation Maple I love to rant about the downfall of United States politics and economics. Don’t lie. You can’t wait to hear me rant. You nestle into your blanket and sigh with relief when a Rachel volcano explodes all over…

The Story of Broke

Story of Stuff just released their latest video, Story of Broke. Clear, straight to the point, Annie Leonard dices through the BS that makes us believe that we’re a broke ass country (yep, Canada too) that has no choice but…

I AM NOT MOVING - Short Film

I AM NOT MOVING – Short Film – Occupy Wall Street (by CoreyOgilvie) “Hypocrisy has its own elegant symmetry”