Daily Archives: October 1, 2013

Naomi Klein on Global Neoliberalism

Big Think

Published on Apr 23, 2012

Naomi Klein on the end of “El Modelo.”

Question: Why did you write Shock Doctrine?
Naomi Klein:It came out of reporting that I was doing in Iraq after the invasion the first year of occupation. But I guess it dates back earlier than that. I happen to have been in Argentina making a documentary film when the war in Iraq began. And it was a really amazing time to be in Latin America. This was 2002, 2003. And this was, I guess, the beginning of what we now think of as this pink tide that has swept Latin America. But it was a moment in Latin American history — certainly a moment in Argentinean history — where the economic model that Latin Americans call neo-Liberalism, Americans call the free market. But these policies of privatization; free trade . . . the so-called free trade deregulation in the interest of corporations; deep cuts to social spending; healthcare and education cuts; things like that, in Argentina they actually just call this “el modelo” — the model. Everybody knows what the model is. It’s the so-called Washington Consensus. It’s the policies that have been imposed on Latin America first through military dictatorships, then as conditions attached to loans that were needed during economic crises . . . the so-called “debt crisis” of the 1980s.

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Naomi Klein – The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism


pdxjustice

Uploaded on Apr 24, 2011

Award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author, Naomi Klein, talks about her latest book, “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism”.

pdxjustice Media Productions
Producer: William Seaman

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Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
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Author/Activist Naomi Klein Receives Rainforest Action Network Challenging-Business-As-Usual Award – YouTube


RANVideo

Uploaded on Dec 14, 2011

Author/activist Naomi Klein, straight from the Occupy Wall Street protests, receives RAN’s Rainforest Award for Challenging-Business-As-Usual. In her acceptance speech, Klein inspires RAN staff and supporters with what she sees as the promise and potential of the Occupy movement. And how does this relate to an environmental group? As Klein put it: “The same logic that is destroying our economy is also destroying our environment.”

Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Rainforest Action Network – REVEL 2012

RANVideo

Published on Oct 1, 2013

Rainforest Action Network campaigns for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life by transforming the global marketplace through education, grassroots organizing and non-violent direct action.

Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Netanyahu: Israel Won’t Allow Nuclear-armed Iran


AssociatedPress

Published on Oct 1, 2013

Israel’s prime minister declared Tuesday that his country will never allow Iran to get nuclear weapons, even if it has to act alone. (Oct. 1)

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

China’s Ghost Cities…


Havfaith Rooster

Uploaded on Apr 23, 2011

Vast new cities of apartments and shops are being built across China at a rate of ten a year, but they remain almost completely uninhabited ghost towns.

It’s all part of the government’s efforts to keep the economy booming, and there are many people who would love to move in, but it’s simply too expensive for most.

Video journalist Adrian Brown wanders through malls of vacant shops, and roads lined with empty apartment buildings… 64 million apartments are said to be empty across the country and one of the few shop owners says he once didn’t sell anything for four or five days.

So are the efforts to boost the economy going to end up having the opposite effect and creating a financial crisis for China?

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Slavery in the Chocolate Industry

Santarchy

Uploaded on Jan 23, 2011

Although slavery is no longer legal there are still millions of people living in slavery today. One place and industry where slaves still exist is the cocoa industry. This documentary takes a deeper look at that industry with disturbing and challenging eyes.

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