Daily Archives: May 4, 2015

BILL MOYERS JOURNAL | The Yes Men Excerpt


PBS

Uploaded on Jul 20, 2007

Friday, July 20 at 9pm:

Bill Moyers gets in on the joke with two impersonators who use satire to make serious points about media consolidation, journalism, business ethics, and separating fact from fiction in a world of spin. The Yes Men – aka Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum – who discovered that pranks could get press attention to important issues that would otherwise be ignored.

Watch all episodes online at: http://www.pbs.org/moyers

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Why the Yes Men Crashed the TPP Negotiations


The Yes Lab

Published on Jun 29, 2012

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TAFTA & TPP…Corporate Power Tools of the 1%

What you don’t know WILL hurt you.

So learn more about the Trans-Pacific Partnership at www.ExposeTheTPP.org.

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TPP: The Dirtiest Trade Deal You’ve Never Heard Of


ExposeTheTPP

Published on Nov 7, 2014

Find out more, speak up and spread the word:
http://www.StopFastTrack.com; http://www.ExposeTheTPP.org; http://www.sumofus.org/tpp

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could cost us our internet freedom, labor rights, access to affordable medicine, the safety of our food, and protections that keep our water and air clean.

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Voter Suppression and Disenfranchisement


WGBHForum

Published on May 4, 2015

How can citizens respond when the ideals of democracy come into conflict with the policies of government? Political scientist Erin O’Brien explores current efforts to restrict access to the ballot, through both legislative and judicial changes in states across the nation. Journalist Phillip Martin responds with examples from the Civil Rights Movement of citizen actions, including civil disobedience, that opened ballot access to previously disenfranchised African Americans.

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Matt Taibbi and Chrystia Freeland on the One Percent’s Power and Privileges


Moyers & Company

Published on Oct 19, 2012

The One Percent is not only increasing their share of wealth — they’re using it to spread millions among political candidates who serve their interests. Example: Goldman Sachs, which gave more money than any other major American corporation to Barack Obama in 2008, is switching alliances this year; their employees have given $900,000 both to Mitt Romney’s campaign and to the pro-Romney super PAC Restore Our Future. Why? Because, says the Wall Street Journal, the Goldman Sachs gang felt betrayed by President Obama’s modest attempts at financial reform.

To discuss how the super-rich have willfully confused their self-interest with America’s interest, Bill is joined by Rolling Stone magazine’s Matt Taibbi, who regularly shines his spotlight on scandals involving big business and government, and journalist Chrystia Freeland, author of the new book Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else.

“We have this community of rich people who genuinely believe that they are the wealth creators and they should get every advantage and break,” Taibbi tells Bill. “Whereas everybody else is a parasite and they’re living off of them”

Freeland adds, “How dare they have the gall to actually argue that too much regulation of American financial services is what is killing the economy?”

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Pamela Ronald: The case for engineering our food


TED

Published on May 4, 2015

Pamela Ronald studies the genes that make plants more resistant to disease and stress. In an eye-opening talk, she describes her decade-long quest to help create a variety of rice that can survive prolonged flooding. She shows how the genetic improvement of seeds saved the Hawaiian papaya crop in the 1950s — and makes the case that it may simply be the most effective way to enhance food security for our planet’s growing population.

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