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Uploaded on Jan 24, 2011
Bill McKibben, author and founder of the international environmental campaign 350.org, says that a global campaign to curb climate change, the ecological devastation that will result could make our planet uninhabitable. His appeal to citizens and policy-makers, the sixth video in the series “Peak Oil and a Changing Climate” from The Nation and On The Earth Productions, is a call to action as much as it is a sobering account of the damage we’re already doing to our environment.
Go to www.thenation.com to learn more about “Peak Oil and a Changing Climate,” and to see the other videos in the series.
Uploaded on Feb 8, 2011
In this eighth video in the series “Peak Oil and a Changing Climate” from The Nation and On The Earth Productions, investigative journalist and author Greg Palast says the era of cheap fuel is over. Now energy companies are scouring the globe for oil, often being forced to work in more dangerous and expensive conditions.
Visit www.thenation.com to learn more about “Peak Oil and a Changing Climate,” and to see the other videos in the series.
Published on Jan 4, 2013
“Corporations have more rights than you or I” Noam Chomsky
“Human Rights are marginalized” Noam Chomsky
Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Agreement (TRIPs): agreement imposes 20-year monopoly protection on patents developed mainly by the world’s largest agricultural, chemical, pharmaceutical and genetic engineering concerns.
With Trade Rights in Intellectual Property (TRIP), an offensive has been launched not to reinforce competition, but on the contrary, to strengthen the power of technological monopolies—at the expense, of course, of developing countries for whom the possibility of acquiring the technology they need in order to progress becomes even more uncertain. Will the ëtrade secrets’ that GATT-WTO wants to include under this category bring us back to the mercantilist monopoly practices of 300 years ago? Even the language used to discuss the topic is not neutral. We no longer speak of knowledge as the common property of humanity, but rather of ëpiracy’ when someone tries to acquire it! This policy sometimes verges on the obscene: GATT-WTO, for instance, wants to forbid Third World manufacture of inexpensive pharmaceutical products, which are of vital importance, in order to protect massive profits of monopolies in this sector. Writes Samir Amin ( Egyptian Marxian economist)
The Passion for Free Markets by Noam Chomsky, Z Magazine, May, 1997
Published on Jan 12, 2013
Fair Use Educational Upload Further videos from Noam and topics addressed are available in favourites, play lists on my channels and complementary video responses. Mirrored: http://www.youtube.com/user/AlJazeeraEnglish Linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky remains as vigorous as ever at the age of 84. His popularity – or notoriety as some would say – endures because he is still criticising politicians, business leaders and other powerful figures for not acting in the public’s best interest. At the heart of Chomsky’s work is examining the ways elites use their power to control millions of people, and pushing the public to resist. In this episode of Talk to Al Jazeera, Noam Chomsky sits down with Rosiland Jordan to talk about the two main tracks of his life: research and political activism.