Daily Archives: November 12, 2015

Oil Money – Desert to Greatest City – Dubai – Full Documentary on Dubai city


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Published on Nov 28, 2014

Dubai,How did extremely hot Desert turned in most luxurious city of the world.

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Oil Apocalypse: What If the Oil Runs Out?


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Published on Dec 9, 2014

Peak oil, an event based on M. King Hubbert’s theory, is the point in time when the maximum rate of extraction of petroleum is reached, after which the rate of production is expected to enter terminal decline. Peak oil theory is based on the observed rise, peak, (sometimes rapid) fall, and depletion of aggregate production rate in oil fields over time. Mostly due to the development of new production techniques and the exploitation of unconventional supplies, Hubbert’s original predictions for world production proved premature. Peak oil is often confused with oil depletion; peak oil is the point of maximum production, while depletion refers to a period of falling reserves and supply.

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Arundhati Roy on Iraq War’s 10th: Bush May Be Gone, But “Psychosis” of U.S. Foreign Policy Prevails


Democracy Now!

Published on Mar 18, 2013

http://www.democracynow.org – On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the global justice activist and author Arundhati Roy joins us to discuss the war’s legacy. Roy is the author of many books, including “The God of Small Things,” “Walking with the Comrades,” and “Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers.” Roy argues the imperial mentality that enabled the United States to invade Iraq continues today unabated across the world. “We are being given lessons in morality [by world leaders] while tens of thousands are being killed, while whole countries are shattered, while whole civilizations are driven back decades if not centuries,” Roy says. “And everything continues as normal.”

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TTIP and GMOs


Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Published on Jul 8, 2014

Slides:
Mute Schimpf: http://www.iatp.org/files/mute_schimp…
Debbie Barker and Jaydee Hanson: http://www.iatp.org/files/cfs_gmo_tti…

On June 16, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack cautioned European Union members against raising health or safety risks when banning the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The debate over GMOs is intensifying as agribusiness on both sides of the Atlantic attempt to weaken standards on genetically modified organisms and their labeling through a new trade agreement.

For civil society movements in the EU and the U.S., labeling is a burning issue. Labeling campaigns are already underway in 26 U.S. states. In the EU, civil society is fighting the introduction of new varieties and imports of GM feed. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is the forum where corporate interests seek to derail these movements. Please join us for a webinar to learn about the trade, food safety and consumer issues involved in this debate.

Speakers:

Mute Schimpf, Food Campaigner at Friends of the Earth Europe
Debbie Barker, International Director at the Center for Food Safety
Jaydee Hanson, Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for Food Safety

The webinar will be moderated by Karen Hansen-Kuhn at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.

This is the second in a series of webinars on TTIP, agriculture and food systems. A recording of the first webinar, Trade rules for poultry and pork: safe for whom? Is available at http://www.iatp.org/video/trade-

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Trade Off – 1999 Seattle WTO protests documentary


Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Published on Dec 18, 2014

Released June 8, 2000

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releas… SEATTLE, May 22 /PRNewswire/ — “TRADE OFF” — the first feature-length documentary about the World Trade Organization (WTO) protests in Seattle — will premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) on June 8th 2000. The film highlights five days in Seattle that shook the world — November 28th through December 3rd, 1999 — when the World Trade

Organization’s first meeting on U.S. soil was met with protests by tens of thousands of people. Transcending the violent media images of “The Battle in Seattle” that captured international headlines, TRADE OFF provides a substantive look at the issues that inspired the demonstrations and unified a broad coalition of activists, launching a new political movement. With appearances by activists, organizers, policy experts, and politicians, the film features, among many others, satirist Michael Moore, U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone, California State Senator Tom Hayden, Jello Biafra, and the music of the Laura Love Band and Spearhead. Shot entirely on location, this balanced overview of the week in Seattle weaves together a compelling visual tapestry of rallies, demonstrations, teach-ins, street action, press conferences, and interviews.

The issues explored in “TRADE OFF” are those faced by civil society — the effects of global trade policy on the environment, food and agriculture, labor and human rights, and the future of democracy around the world. These same issues also provided the inspiration for a unique cross-generational collaboration of emerging filmmaker Shaya Mercer and industry veteran Thomas Lee Wright, each with strong roots in the Seattle area. “When I heard that 50,000 people were descending upon Seattle to protest the World Trade Organization, I knew it had to be important,” said Shaya Mercer, who makes her feature documentary directing debut with “TRADE OFF.” “But when I looked further into the WTO, and learned how its policies affect every aspect of our lives — from the air we breathe, to the food we eat, to our working conditions, and our very participation in the democratic process — I knew I had to get involved, join the protests. And then my phone rang and it was Tom, and he’d had the same sense that this was big, and we agreed that it should be filmed. So instead of picket signs, we picked up cameras and hit the streets.” Mercer, a Seattle native, was raised in the San Juan Islands, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Television Direction with high honors from Western Washington University.

After ten years of experience in production, working on commercials, music videos, independent shorts and features, studio films, and the television show “Northern Exposure,” Mercer was excited to capture the significance of the events unfolding in her home town. Mercer’s mentor and “TRADE OFF” producer Thomas Lee Wright directed/produced the award-winning Discovery Channel documentary about gang members during the L.A. riots, “Eight-Tray Gangster: The Making of a Crip,” which was selected by the Seattle, London, and American Film Institute-Los Angeles International Film Festivals and aired on television world-wide. As a screenwriter, he has worked for every major studio and authored the original screenplay for the Warner Brothers hit “New Jack City.” Other projects have dealt with such volatile topics as the Irish Republican Army, Chinese Democracy Movement, and the Ramparts-L.A. police scandal. TRADE OFF is the inaugural project of Wright Angle Media LLC, a new multi- media entertainment company. Shot and edited on digital beta, “TRADE OFF” will be projected digitally at SIFF on the wide screen of Seattle’s newly refurbished Cinerama Theatre on June 8th at 7:15PM, with a special press screening the week before. For more information on the film or to obtain an advance screening copy, please contact Celia Alario: 310-721-6517 or calario.

SOURCE Wright Angle Media LLC

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The MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour 1993 – GATT International Trade


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Published on Jan 22, 2015

Mark Ritchie on MacNeil/Lehrer.

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The Battle of Seattle 10 Years Later: Organizers Reflect on 1999 Shutdown of WTO Talks


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Uploaded on Nov 30, 2009

The Battle of Seattle 10 Years Later: Organizers Reflect on 1999 Shutdown of WTO Talks and the Birth of a Movement

Ten years ago, on November 30, 1999, tens of thousands of people from across the country and the world shut down the World Trade Organization talks in Seattle. Police responded by firing teargas and rubber bullets. Hundreds were arrested. On this 10th anniversary, we speak with two organizers of the protests: David Solnit, co-author of The Battle of the Story of the Battle of Seattle and Ananda Tan, of the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives

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Uploaded on Nov 30, 2009

The Battle of Seattle 10 Years Later: Organizers Reflect on 1999 Shutdown of WTO Talks and the Birth of a Movement

Ten years ago, on November 30, 1999, tens of thousands of people from across the country and the world shut down the World Trade Organization talks in Seattle. Police responded by firing teargas and rubber bullets. Hundreds were arrested. On this 10th anniversary, we speak with two organizers of the protests: David Solnit, co-author of The Battle of the Story of the Battle of Seattle and Ananda Tan, of the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives

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Battle in Seattle – Trailer


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Published on Feb 26, 2014

In November of 1999, Seattle broke into a full-scale state of emergency as thousands of peaceful protesters gathered in resistance to the World Trade Organization. The city’s mayor, a SWAT cop on the streets and his pregnant wife, and four demonstrators are caught in the crossfire as their lives intersect in the ensuing riots. Stuart Townsend, in his debut writing and directing role, seamlessly merges actual footage of the devastating chaos with brilliant performances.

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Four Days in Seattle The 1999 WTO Riots plus news stories one week later


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Published on May 2, 2013

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Ten Years Later, U.S. Has Left Iraq With Mass Displacement & Epidemic of Birth Defects, Cancers


Democracy Now!

Published on Mar 20, 2013

http://www.democracynow.org – In part two of our interview, Al Jazeera reporter Dahr Jamail discusses how the U.S. invasion of Iraq has left behind a legacy of cancer and birth defects suspected of being caused by the U.S. military’s extensive use of depleted uranium and white phosphorus. Noting the birth defects in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, Jamail says: “They’re are extremely hard to bear witness to, but it’s something that we all need to pay attention to …

What this has generated is from 2004 up to this day, we are seeing a rate of congenital malformations in the city of Fallujah that has surpassed even that in the wake of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that nuclear bombs were dropped on at the end of World War II.” Jamail has also reported on the refugee crisis of more than one million displaced Iraqis still inside the country, who are struggling to survive without government aid, a majority of them living in Baghdad. Click here to watch part 1 of the interview.

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