How did Russia and the West slip back into what seems like the Cold War all over again? How dangerous is the current confrontation? Should the world be ready to face a nuclear war? World-famous academic, linguist, philosopher and political commentator Noam Chomsky is on Sophie&Co.
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22:33 Gorbachev on new Cold War 26:26 Gorbachev on NATO 28:28 Gorbachev on Ukraine, weak Europe
Speaking to a symposium on security in Europe in Berlin amid the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall Michael Gorbachev called on western leaders to de-escalate tensions and meet Russia halfway to mend the current rift. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/r0ad41
The world is on the brink of a new Cold War. That’s the warning from the last Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, who’s in the German capital for the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Former MI-5 intelligence officer Annie Machon joins us live with her thoughts
“The philosophers have only interpreted the world in different ways. The point, however, is to change it!’
Twenty-five years after the fall of the Wall, Humboldt University in the former east Berlin still showcases Karl Marx’s famous quote – although “Marxism-Leninism” is not taught there anymore.
One of east Berlin’s main avenues still bears his name, and his statue.
The buildings along Karl Marx allee, constructed in the so called “socialist classicist” style, were a flagship project for t…
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In the midst of the midterm elections and the obsession with which party would control the US Senate, there were races at the local and state level with deeper implications for the future of the country.
In the small city of Richmond, California, a slate of progressive candidates faced off against a challenge from pro-business candidates backed to the tune of more than $3 million by the energy giant Chevron. For years, Chevron has treated Richmond like a company town and its large refinery there has been a constant source of health and safety concerns.
Since 2007, Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, a Green Party leader, and her allies on the city council have faced down not only Chevron but other corporate interests like the real estate and financial industries as well. This year, Chevron fought back with an expensive barrage of negative campaign media. But on Election Day, the progressive slate triumphed, despite the roughly $250 per vote Chevron spent.
McLaughlin – who this year was term limited as mayor but won a city council seat — and Harriet Blair Rowan, a college student and journalist who uncovered the Chevron money story for the news website Richmond Confidential, talk with Bill this week about the role unlimited sums of corporate cash have played in Richmond. They discuss the great success of the billions spent by wealthy individuals and companies in other races across the country and how to fight back, using Richmond’s example as a model for future fights of organized people versus organized money.
Producer: Gina Kim. Segment Producer: Robert Booth. Editor: Sikay Tang. Intro Editor: Rob Kuhns.
Shown above is degraded land in Zimbabwe, restored using Holistic Management, one of many eco-restoration approaches that will be addressed. All of the plants covering bare ground are built of carbon that was previously polluting the atmosphere — roots and soil life capture even more carbon in bio-molecules stable for centuries or longer. Restoring over 12 billion acres of degraded land has the potential to reverse global warming. Expert scientists, practitioners, and activists will present this cutting edge approach to climate in an engaging, interactive, and paradigm-shifting conference.
We live in an oil-dependent world, arriving at this level of dependency in a very short space of time by treating petroleum as if it were in infinite supply. Most of us avoid thinking about what happens when oil runs out (or becomes prohibitively expensive), but The Transition Handbook shows how the inevitable and profound changes ahead can have a positive outcome. These changes can lead to the rebirth of local communities that will grow more of their own food, generate their own power, and build their own houses using local materials. They can also encourage the development of local currencies to keep money in the local area.
There are now over 30 “transition towns” in the UK, Australia and New Zealand with more joining as the idea takes off. They provide valuable experience and lessons-learned for those of us on this side of the Atlantic. With little proactive thinking at the governmental level, communities are taking matters into their own hands and acting locally. If your town is not a transition town, this upbeat guide offers you the tools for starting the process.
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
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