Daily Archives: October 15, 2013

Arctic Oil Meets Greenpeace Activists

http://onpoint.wbur.org/2013/10/11/arctic-oil-greenpeace
October 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Arctic Oil Meets Greenpeace Activists

Greenpeace activists confront Russia’s Arctic oil drilling. Now they’re deep in prison and charged with piracy. We go to the Arctic, and the prison.

Russian Coast Guards seize the Greenpeace ship the Arctic Sunrise, following a protest by Greenpeace activists at a Russian oil platform in the Pechora Sea, off the coast of Russia. Greenpeace said Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 that four activists and a journalist who were detained after protesting at a Russian oil platform have been charged with piracy and could face up to 15 years in prison if found guilty. (AP)

Never mind for a minute Tom Hanks and “Captain Phillips” and Somali pirates. Very far from Somalia’s blistering heat, we’ve got piracy charges in the Russian Arctic, Greenpeace protesters shouting sham, an American ship’s captain Peter Wilcox, and 29 more, in a Murmansk prison for protesting oil drilling in the melting North. It was high Arctic drama on September 18, when Russian commandos rope-lined from helicopters onto Greenpeace protesters by a giant rig. Now it’s piracy charges and global protest. Up next On Point: Arctic oil, Russian crackdown and Greenpeace in prison.

– Tom Ashbrook

Guests

Daniel Sandford, Moscow correspondent for the BBC. (@BBCDanielS)

Phil Radford, executive director of Greenpeace USA. (@Phill_Radford)

Veronica Dmitriyeva, partner of radio journalist and Greenpeace press security Andrey Allakhverdov, who is currently being detained by Russian officials on “suspicion of piracy.” (@DMVeronica)

Heather Conley, senior fellow and director of the Europe Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. (@CSIS)

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Michael Bloomberg: The Golden Age of Suburbia is Over

ForaTv

Published on Oct 15, 2013

Full video from The Atlantic available at: http://fora.tv/2013/10/07/opening_rem…

Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg explains how cities overtook the suburbs in an “urban renaissance” without the government’s help.

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

Book TV: Walter Echo-Hawk, “In the Light of Justice”

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Global Health and Global Threats with Laurie Garrett — Atlantic Meets the Pacific 2013

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Buildings That Teach: Craig Schiller at TEDxBoulder

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Harvard Students Advocate Columbus Day Name Change

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2013/10/15/indigenous-peoples-day-columbus/
By Callie H. Gilbert, CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Katherine M Kulik

Students and performers serve themselves traditional cultural food at an Indigenous People’s Day event sponsored by Native Americans at Harvard College (NAHC), HOLA, RAZA, Fuerza, and Ballet Folklorico. This event also included performances by Ballet Folklorico, Urban Thunder (Native American Drum Group) and spoken word pieces with the aim of celebrating the strength of the Indigenous People affected by colonialism in the Americas.

As Harvard students enjoyed Monday off in observance of Columbus Day, several student organizations gathered in Ticknor Lounge to advocate for the school break to be renamed “Indigenous People’s Day.” Harvard’s recognition of the holiday makes it the only Ivy League school to recognize the holiday.

Hosted by Native Americans at Harvard College, Fuerza Latina, Harvard Organization for Latin America, and Ballet Folklorico de Aztlan, the event featured traditional Native American and Latin American-style food. The event, held in Ticknor Lounge, drew about 50 attendees, who watched performances by the student-run Ballet Folklorico and outside group Urban Thunder and singer Hannabah Blue.

On past Columbus Days, NAHC has held candlelight vigils in front of Matthews Hall, which was formerly the location of the Harvard Indian College, to commemorate the culture and history of its members’ ancestors. This year, NAHC opted instead to take part in the event in Ticknor Lounge.

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

Tim DeChristopher

Justin Weihs

Published on Mar 25, 2013

Part of a series of intellectual conversations in collaboration with Mountailfilm Festival in Telluride, Colorado. Minds of Mountainfilm.

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