Daily Archives: September 15, 2014

BBC World Debate Why Poverty?

Why Poverty

Published on Nov 30, 2012

This Debate is part of a global event hosted by the BBC and 50 other broadcasters around the world. The debate explores the causes of and cures for the enduring problem of severe poverty which still affects many people in the world.

It was recorded in front of a live audience in Johannesburg earlier this year. On the panel are Tony Blair, former UK Prime Minister; Oby Ezekwesili from the Open Society Foundation, Africa and a former Nigerian government minister; Moeltesi Mbeki, South African author and Chair of SA Institute of International Affairs; and Vandana Shiva, Indian activist, environmentalist and scientist. Chaired by Zeinab Badawi.

BBC Wold News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-radio…

BBC World Radio: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p010n7vq

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X-Flare & G3 Magnetic Storm – Review


Published on Sep 15, 2014

Aurora Video: https://vimeo.com/106051784

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Meltdown – The men who crashed the world

Sarah Livesey Dip M.T

Uploaded on Oct 10, 2011

In the first episode of Meltdown, we hear about four men who brought down the global economy: a billionaire mortgage-seller who fooled millions; a high-rolling banker with a fatal weakness; a ferocious Wall Street predator; and the power behind the throne.

The crash of September 2008 brought the largest bankruptcies in world history, pushing more than 30 million people into unemployment and bringing many countries to the edge of insolvency. Wall Street turned back the clock to 1929.
But how did it all go so wrong?

Lack of government regulation; easy lending in the US housing market meant anyone could qualify for a home loan with no government regulations in place.

Also, London was competing with New York as the banking capital of the world. Gordon Brown, the British finance minister at the time, introduced ‘light touch regulation’ – giving bankers a free hand in the marketplace.

All this, and with key players making the wrong financial decisions, saw the world’s biggest financial collapse.

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Losing the information war


Uploaded on Jul 27, 2011

Is the US really losing the information war, as Hillary Clinton claims, and how can it fight back?

“America is facing an information war … and we are losing that war.” That is what Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, said as she spoke before the Senate foreign relations committee.

The war, she says, is being won by networks that offer “real news”. She praised Al Jazeera and said that it is changing peoples’ minds and attitudes.

Her comments came as Republicans plan to cut the state department’s budget by half.

Is the US really losing the information war? And is public funding the solution?

Inside Story presenter Sami Zeidan discusses with guests: Tom Fenton, a former foreign correspondent and author of Bad News: The Decline of Reporting, the Business of News, and the Danger to Us All; Charlie Wolf, a political commentator and broadcaster; and Abdallah Schliefer, the former NBC Cairo bureau chief and now professor emeritus of journalism at the American University of Cairo.

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International Monetary System – New Economic Slavery

Abu Musa

Uploaded on Oct 28, 2011

A brief about paper money,
1. How paper money is created
2. policy of using it,
3. debt,
4. inflation
5. Interest
International Monetary system is called modern day Slavery .. watch the full video to know more about it

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IMF & World Bank are weapons of war , by John Pilger


Uploaded on Jan 3, 2011

this is a 21 minutes montage of an original 52 minutes special report by John Pilger that you can find if you google for WAR BY OTHER MEANS
editing and upload done January 3rd 2011
original program dated late 1991

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Hunger for Profit – Why Poverty? (multi-language version)

Why Poverty

Published on Nov 28, 2012

USA/Kenya: Why are crops the best performing investments?

On one side of the world American star investor Jim Rogers arrives at his elegant offices and explains how large investments and movements of money affect prices. On the other side of the world market vendors in Kenya feel the effects.

Prices on global exchanges for maize and wheat have tripled in the last 5 years. Maize has been the best-performing investment since the financial crisis began. Global returns rose in the last 5 years by: 55% for oil; 144% for gold; 146% for maize.

If you found this short film interesting and thought-provoking, you might also want to watch Land Rush about the race for land in Africa.

How can so much money be made from food speculation and a billion people still go hungry in the world?

Directors: Caroline Nokel & Valentin Thurn
Producer: Yvonne Miehlke
Produced by Thurn Film & Steps International

Why Poverty?

Series Producer: Brian Tilley
Executive Producer: Don Edkins

Video URL: http://youtu.be/J9CHceHLHOA

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