As you probably know, YouTube is a treasure trove of information, music, tutorials, documentaries, etc about humanity and all the crazy and amazing things we get up to. YouTube is also helping to transform human culture globally.

Here are a few picks, one about a cool urban sustainability project and another mind-blowing film about what’s really going on in our world:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d39biIxeuss This is the epic story of about 20 families that uprooted from suburbia and made their homes for good in one of the most blighted neighborhoods in the US, Lykins, an inner city section of Kansas City, Missouri, to invest their lives into the youth and poor who live alongside them.

We’ve seen it all, yet together as Lykins Neighborhood we believe there is hope. And the game is changing, crime is dropping! 21% over the last 2 years and the adventure continues to unfold. Follow the story at TheUrbanFarmingGuys.com, featuring Aquaponics, Neighborhood Transformation, Permaculture, Urban Farming and lots of fun taking back the neighborhood. Come join the conversation on Facebook : http://tiny.ly/tlwN and the blog at http://TheUrbanFarmingGuys.com
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When the new movie ‘Thrive’ was first posted up on YouTube, in just four days over 36,000 people had watched it. (See it yourself at the movie’s trailer, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HWQz_CEyWI). While the entire film is no longer on YouTube, it is available as a download at the link, http://thrivemovement.com/.

Thrive is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what’s going on in our world by ‘following the money upstream’ — uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, Thrive offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future.

This movie explores our current global predicament, the role of a few families in the control of people and resources, the role of money as a key to control the economy and all people, plus  possibilities for a more healthy future, which includes local currency and a form of Tesla energy (long invented but hushed up) that could liberate us from oil and coal dependence. The movie draws together many threads you may have come across, compacted into two hours of a nicely made film.

PS: If you like the Thrive movie and website, consider buying Thrive as a Christmas present, creating a home showing with a ‘tea & discussion’ after, or at least sending these links around friends family and co-workers. For those who are new to how money is created, consider also sending the link to Money as Debt, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC720Cl3N-0 and other related movies. It’s time everyone understood how money is created and how it controls so much.