Daily Archives: September 13, 2015

Arresting Patterns: perspectives on race, criminal justice, artistic expression, and community


Yale University

Streamed live on Sep 12, 2015

Artspace presents a two-day interdisciplinary conference designed to promote discussion on the interplay between race, artistic expression, mass incarceration, and varying perspectives on justice. Guest artists, policy makers, scholars, and activists will address urgent questions raised by the affiliated exhibitions Arresting Patterns, and the 15th Annual Summer Apprenticeship Program, on display in the galleries at Artspace from July 17 – September 13, 2015.

The event is co-presented by Yale University Art Gallery with exhibition and project support from The Andy Warhol Foundation, City of New Haven Office Arts, Culture, Tourism, Community Foundation of Greater New Haven, Connecticut Humanities Council, Connecticut Office of the Arts, JANA Foundation, Seymour Lustman Memorial Fund, the Surdna Foundation’s Artists Engaging in Social Change program, and Yale’s President Public Service Fellowship.

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Egyptian artifacts buried underwater on display in Paris


PBS NewsHour

Published on Sep 12, 2015

An exhibition of ancient Egyptian artifacts found buried underwater has opened to the public in Paris.

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Syria: The World’s Largest Refugee Crisis


NCWA Great Decisions 2015 Edition

Published on Jan 21, 2015

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German Lawmaker: At the Root of Refugee Crisis are U.S. Wars in Middle East


Democracy Now!

Published on Sep 9, 2015

The United Nations is now estimating at least 850,000 people are expected to cross the Mediterranean this year and next, seeking refuge in Europe to escape violence and unrest in Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, sub-Saharan Africa and other regions. Already 366,000 people have arrived in Europe this year. Earlier today, the president of the European Commission called on European Union member states to accept a total of 160,000 asylum seekers from war-torn countries. We speak to Annette Groth, member of the German Parliament and spokeswoman for human rights for the Left Party. She just returned last week from a trip to Hungary, where she saw thousands of migrants stranded at the Budapest train station. “What is the root for this massive migration?” Groth asks. “It is war, it is terror, and it is the former U.S. government who is accountable for it.”

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US Lawmakers Scrutinize Obama Plan to Admit Syrian Refugees


VOA News

Published on Sep 13, 2015

U.S. lawmakers are scrutinizing the Obama administration’s plan to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees to the United States, where the possibility of terrorist infiltrators is a top concern.

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Migrants find more safety but less certainty in Europe


PBS NewsHour

Published on Sep 13, 2015

On Sunday, Germany blocked migrant-packed trains coming from Austria and announced new border checks, as migrants struggle to make their way from southern and eastern Europe to wealthier and more welcoming countries in the north and west. NewsHour’s William Brangham follows several migrant families as they make their way through Europe.

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Big Pharma extorts people worse than Somali pirates – Danish doctor


RT

Published on Sep 13, 2015

The doctor-patient relationship is often revered as an exemplar of trust and openness. But with the medical profession’s intrinsic relationship with the pharmaceutical industry, many doctors are knowingly or unknowingly being converted into industry sales representatives. How have these links lead to the pathologising and overmedication of patients, and are our trusted healers doing more harm than healing? Oksana is joined by Dr Peter Gotzsche, the Director of the Nordic Cochrane Centre, to examine these issues.

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