Why People Hurt People | Chris Hedges – YouTube


Sustainable Human

Published on May 16, 2021

It’s a question that is rarely asked and even more rarely answered. Why do people commit acts of violence towards themselves and others? What do the opioid crisis, hate groups, suicide, mass shootings all have in common? Chris Hedges explains.

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Transcript:

At its core, trauma is about the inability to feel. It’s being cut off from your own humanity and the humanity of others. What is it that drives groups and individuals to carry out acts of self destruction, self annihilation?

When people are completely cornered and the only way they feel they can affirm themselves is to destroy, they will.

This rupture of social bonds – people are pushed outside the system. So that all of the ways that they can actualize themself, find dignity within the social structure are denied to them, and they essentially affirm themselves through destructive acts.

Work is not simply about exchanging labor for a wage. Work is about family. It’s about being able to live within the society with dignity. We’ve taken that away from the working class, especially with the destruction of unions and deindustrialization.

All the manufacturing has been offshored.

Much of my family comes from working class Maine and the mills are all gone. Even the bank is boarded up. There’s methamphetamine labs everywhere.

Camden, New Jersey was a hundred years ago a huge manufacturing center. RCA was there. Campbell Soup, which still has a headquarters, but they don’t make soup there. And now the population is cut in half. And essentially what we see in these urban centers is that inability to be integrated within the society.

The opioid crisis, alcoholism, gambling, suicide, hate groups are an inevitable response to the rupture of social bonds. That’s because those who seek the annihilation of others are driven by feelings of self annihilation.

We have to rebuild the social infrastructure. It really comes down to investing in people, not into systems of control.

Unravelling China’s “sinister plan” to “unleash coronavirus”

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Published on May 15, 2021

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Leaked Video: Right-Wing Group Brags About Drafting GOP Anti-Voter Bills


MSNBC

Published on May 13, 2021

Mother Jones obtained leaked video in which an executive of a conservative group appears to brag about helping write voter restriction bills to give them a grassroots “vibe.”

Dramatic migrant rescue as UN warns of rising deaths in Mediterranean and North Atlantic – BBC News


BBC News

Published on May 14, 2021

The United Nations Refugee Agency is warning of a big rise in the number of deaths of people trying to reach Europe by sea.

Warmer weather and falling Covid rates are encouraging more to attempt the journey.

The majority are crossing from Libya, Tunisia, and Algeria and landing in Italy. Others are travelling from Morocco across the Mediterranean to mainland Spain.

But the most dangerous route is from north-west Africa, through the North Atlantic Ocean to the Canary Islands. More than 5,000 people have made the journey so far this year.

Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Nick Beake.

Jamal Simmons: Black Leadership is Stalled at 4% | Amanpour and Company


Amanpour and Company

Published on May 13, 2021

George Floyd’s murder and the Black Lives Matter movement prompted corporate America to commit to more diversity in their ranks. The current statistics aren’t good: less than 4% of executives at major companies like Facebook, Apple, and Google are Black — a figure that holds true across nearly every sector. Political analyst Jamal Simmons talks to Michel Martin about “The 4% Problem” and the need for a radical rethink if corporate America really is committed to reckoning with systemic racism. Their conversation is part of our ongoing initiative about poverty, jobs, and economic opportunity in America called Chasing the Dream.

Originally aired on May 13, 2021.

Investing in a Boston Harbor Coastal Resiliency Layered Defense System – Funding Options


Environmental Business Council of New England

Published on May 13, 2021

The comprehensive regional coastal resiliency infrastructure system that is necessary to prevent the existential inundation of the fifteen Boston Harbor municipalities that flood through Boston Harbor will cost billions of dollars regardless of whether it is a wholly land based system or a layered defense system consisting of a regional harbor-wide sea gate system to protect against storm surge and local municipal sea walls to protect against sea level rise.

In order to ensure the timely and cost-effective construction of a Boston Harbor regional coastal resiliency system that saves lives, protects property, and meets our social justice and environmental goals, state and local policy makers must consider all available finance options now and move expeditiously to have a regional “shovel worthy” plan that can optimize federal, state and local funding.

This EBC Climate Change webinar, co-hosted by the Environmental Business Council of New England, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority Advisory Board, and the Suffolk University Real Estate Center, will focus on funding options for a regional Boston Harbor coastal resiliency system that would protect the fifteen cities and towns that flood throughout Boston Harbor.

Gravitas: Scientists inject human cells into Monkey’s embryo


WION

Published on Apr 20, 2021

U.S. Scientists recently tried creating the world’s first Human-Monkey Chimera. They injected Human cells into the embryo of a monkey. What is wrong with people? WION’s Palki Sharma gets you this report.

Ben Santer: Climate Red Team v Blue Team – 2014


greenmanbucket

Published on May 13, 2021

How Epidemics End: Lorenz Von Seidlein and Epidemiology

TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities– Apr 28, 2021

Dr Lorenz Von Seidlen and Dr Erica Charters discuss epidemiological research into cholera and global programmes for cholera elimination. Help shape our project at the University of Oxford by completing the video’s feedback form: https://epidemics.web.ox.ac.uk/feedback The University of Oxford’s ‘How Epidemics End’ project examines the ways in which epidemics have ended across previous eras and locations. Join researchers as they explain how they study epidemics and their endings. Learn more about the project here: https://epidemics.web.ox.ac.uk/home ​

How Epidemics End: Albert Giubilini and Pandemic Ethics

TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities– May 12, 2021

Dr. Alberto Giubilini and Dr. Kristin Heitman discuss ethical issues raised in efforts to balance individual freedoms and social measures to control the spread of disease. Help shape our project at the University of Oxford by completing the video’s feedback form: https://epidemics.web.ox.ac.uk/feedback The University of Oxford’s ‘How Epidemics End’ project examines the ways in which epidemics have ended across previous eras and locations. Join researchers as they explain how they study epidemics and their endings. Learn more about the project here: https://epidemics.web.ox.ac.uk/home