Daily Archives: January 17, 2013

Noam Chomsky: Crises and the Unipolar Moment talking at SOAS, University of London


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Published on Jan 4, 2013

It is widely felt that the fall of the Soviet Union left a unipolar world, dominated by the remaining superpower, and that the “moment” is coming to a close with the collapse of the Anglo-Saxon “free market” economic model. Investigation of this two-decade “moment” can provide considerable insight into what came before, and possibilities for shaping the future.

The full video can be viewed below, please note that Chomsky’s presentation starts 11 minutes in.

Further details: http://www.soas.ac.uk/cisd/events/27oct2009-noam-chomsky-crises-and-the-unipolar-moment.html

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Securing Our Energy Future: Jim Collins Discusses the Role of Science


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Published on Jan 17, 2013

http://www2.dupont.com/inclusive-innovations/en-us/gss/global-challenges/ener…

Jim Collins, President, DuPont Industrial Biosciences, discusses opportunities to meet increasing global demand for energy through innovative clean energy solutions. Collins discusses the importance of developing local solutions to energy challenges and collaboration among all stakeholders to meet future energy needs.

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Thousands evacuated amid Jakarta floods


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Published on Jan 17, 2013

A state of emergency has been declared in the Indonesian capital after heavy flooding paralysed parts of the city.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been affected.

From Jakarta, Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports.

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Edward R Murrow


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Uploaded on Mar 20, 2009

Over the years CBS News has been considered, by many, the most newsworthy network newscast and, by others, liberally biased. Its history has been dominated by its personalities from Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, and now Katie Couric. Ironically, all of these news persons have, after leaving CBS, critiqued television for overemphasizing entertainment values. As you watch this video of the famous television show What’s My Line?, does Edward R Murrow’s comments exemplify a commitment to newsworthy reporting or commentary? Does they also exemplify a commitment to entertainment values at the expense of newsworthy reporting or commentary?

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McCarthyism – parts 1 through 5

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Uploaded on Sep 21, 2009

So, you think Obama is a socialist?

1947 – 1953
Following Stalins domination of Eastern Europe and the loss of China, American democracy falls victim to anti-communist hysteria, but survives it. Eisenhower is elected President. In the Soviet Union, Stalin reinforces the climate of terror on which his rule is based. When he dies, in 1953, the Soviet people mourn the end of an era.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCarthyism

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Ed Murrow and Joseph McCarthy See It Now documentary


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Published on Mar 26, 2012

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Murrow vs. McCarthy


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Uploaded on Oct 7, 2008

From the CBC documentary series, “Dawn of the Eye.”

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Edward R Murrow vs Joe McCarthy


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Uploaded on Sep 28, 2010

FF117, 1950s, EDWARD R MURROW CRITIQUES SENATOR JOE MCCARTHY, CLIPS OF MCCARTHY., http://www.myfootage.com/details.php?gid=58&sgid=&pid=18789

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EDWARD R. MURROW – The bubble of fear had been burst


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Uploaded on Mar 24, 2007

The video portion used 3 minutes 2 seconds of a one-hour BIOGRAPHY CHANNEL documentary on Edward R Murrow. In addition, for the music portion, I took two clips (both roughly 25 seconds) of the 4 minute 50 second Fleetwood Mac song called “Brown Eyes”.

Regarding Television, Edward R Murrow said:

In 1958, Edward R. Murrow stated, “Our history will be what we make it. And if there are any historians about fifty or a hundred years from now, and there should be preserved the kinescopes for one week of all three networks, they will there find recorded in black and white, or color, evidence of decadence, escapism and insulation from the realities of the world in which we live.”

Next year, Mr. Murrow’s speech will “celebrate” its 50th anniversay…

The citizens in our free countries (I’m Canadian) are in such desperate-desperate need for Edward R Murrows. Not just on television, or in national printed media –but even at the smallest of local levels.

Yes, Washington and Ottawa affairs are important. But the day-to-dayness that most affects people’s lives play themselves out at the local, municipal level.

I reached the sad and unavoidable conclusion that some of our “city halls” are dominated and run by a Corporate Repressive Evil Empire Power Structure.

I despair that I’m just not smart enough, tenacious enough, courageous enough to right the problem. I realize it isn’t me whose most affected since I’m part of the comfortable class.

I despair though at the statistics of “The Others”

“Harvest of Shame” aired just after Thanksgiving 1960. The Dec. 5, 1960.

It was a documentary on the grinding poverty of migrant workers in Florida.

Edward R Murrow made these closing remarks:

“The migrants have no lobby. Only an enlightened, aroused and perhaps angered public opinion can do anything about the migrants. The people you have seen have the strength to harvest your fruit and vegetables. They do not have the strength to influence legislation. Maybe we do. Good night, and good luck.”

It isn’t just migrants who have no lobby. Our working minimum-wage poor neighbours living right here in our own municipalities “do not have the strength to influence legislation.” Or do not speak sufficient English.

Welcome to Canada, eh?

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BBC News – China leads on watershed protection investment

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20983929
17 January 2013 Last updated at 07:20 ET
By Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News

A growing population and increased economic activity places finite water supplies under pressure
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China is the leading nation in terms of global investment in protecting natural watersheds, an assessment has found.

The report’s authors said water insecurity was probably “the single biggest risk to the country’s continued economic growth”.

Globally, US$8.17bn (£5.07bn) was spent in 2011 on projects to protect areas that provided drinking water and supplies, the assessment reported.

The review was produced by US-based NGO Forest Trends’ Ecosystems Marketplace.

“Healthy watershed systems do a range of services for us for free so we usually take it for granted,” explained Genevieve Bennett, Forest Trends research analyst and the report’s lead author.

“But the reality is that we depend upon it – there is no substitute for clean water supplies and there is not enough money in the world to replace all of these functions with technology.” ….(more).

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