Daily Archives: August 25, 2015

Capitalism and the Dutch East India Company: Crash Course World History 229


CrashCourse

Published on Mar 18, 2015

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In which John Green teaches you about the Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie, doing business as the VOC, also known as the Dutch East India Company. In the 16th and 17th centuries, the Dutch managed to dominate world trade, and they did all through the pioneering use of corporations and finance. Well, they did also use some traditional methods like violently enforced monopolies, unfair trade agreements, and plain old warfare. You’ll learn how the Dutch invented stuff like joint stock corporations, maritime insurance, and futures trading. Basically, how the Dutch East India Company crashed the US economy in 2008. I’m kidding. Or am I?

Citation 1: William J. Bernstein, A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World. Grove Press. 2008. p. 218
Citation 2: Stephen R. Bown. Merchant Kings: When Companies Ruled the World, 1600-1900. New York. St. Martin’s Press. 2009. p. 28
Citation 3: Bernstein p. 223
Citation 4: Bernstein p. 228
Citation 5: Bown p. 53

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Scientists Continue Developing Alternative Energy Sources For Americans To Waste


The Onion

Published on Aug 13, 2015

Tech Trends reporter Aaron Vaughn takes a look at Green Forward, a startup creating new green technology for Americans to blindly disregard.

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Pope Calls Out Climate Deniers, But Will the Vatican Divest From Fossil Fuels?


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Uploaded on Jun 18, 2015

Interfaith Power & Light Founder Rev. Sally Bingham and GreenFaith Coordinator Jeff Korgen discuss specific policies that the Vatican can adopt to support renewable energy

For more see:
http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=14058

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Dirty Truth About Obama’s Clean Power Plan


Bio

Chris Williams is a long-time environmental activist and author of Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis. He is chair of the science department at Packer Collegiate Institute and adjunct professor at Pace University, in the Department of Chemistry and Physical Science. His writings have appeared in numerous publications, including TruthOut, Z Magazine, Green Left Weekly, Alternet, CommonDreams, ClimateAndCapitalism, ClimateStoryTellers, The Indypendent, Dissident Voice, International Socialist Review, Socialist Worker, and ZNet. He reported from Fukushima in 2011 and was a Lannan writer-in-residence in Marfa, Texas over the summer of 2012, where he began work on his second book. He was awarded the Lannan 2013-4 Cultural Freedom Fellowship to continue this work. He has just returned from four months in Vietnam, Morocco and Bolivia, examining the impact of economic development and climate change in relation to energy, food and water issues.

Daphne Wysham is an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and the director of the climate and energy program at the Center for Sustainable Economy (CSE).

Transcript

SHARMINI PERIES, EXEC. PRODUCER, TRNN: This is the Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore.President Obama unveiled his Clean Power Plan this week, mandating the EPA to implement the plan to ensure that U.S. power plants reduce their emissions by 32 percent below the 2005 levels by

2030. Let’s have a look.

…(read more). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP9UFNsFitY

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America’s Nuclear Waste: A Forgotten Ticking Timebomb


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Uploaded on Jun 11, 2015

Journalist Paul DeRienzo discusses his investigation into widespread nuclear disposal sites leaking radiation into the environment

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Local govts allowing nuclear waste to be dumped near small Texas town – report


RT America

Published on Aug 25, 2015

A new report has found that large quantities of nuclear waste from power plants are being dumped into a remote desert town located in Texas, potentially impacting water flowing into one of the biggest aquifers in America. Anya Parampil speaks with investigative reporter Paul DeRienzo about his story and the research he’s come across.

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How World War II spawns Japanese menace and hero Gojira (Godzilla)


RT America

Published on Aug 13, 2015

As Tokyo and the whole of Japan tried to rebuild after the mass devastation caused by the allied air raids of World War II, Godzilla (Gojira) emerged as a symbol of a nation seeking a new identity. Tabetha Wallace, co-host of RT’s Watching the Hawks, travels to Shinjuku to take a closer look.

Tabetha Wallace, Co-host of ‘Watching the Hawks’, outlines the historical and cultural impact of Godzilla (Gojira) in Japanese history on-site in Shinjuku Japan

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