Daily Archives: June 15, 2016

Education Education – Why Poverty?


THE WHY

Published on Jan 4, 2013

What does an education get you? To find out more and get teaching resources, go to www.whypoverty.net

In ancient times in China, education was the only way out of poverty — in recent times it has been the best way. China’s economic boom and talk of the merits of hard work have created an expectation that to study is to escape poverty. But these days China’s higher education system only leads to jobs for a few, educating a new generation to unemployment and despair.

Director Weijun Chen
Producer Don Edkins
Produced by Steps International

Why Poverty?
http://www.whypoverty.net/en/video/39/

Video URL: http://youtu.be/BP61LwODTnY

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Park Avenue: money, power and the American dream – Why Poverty?


THE WHY

Published on Jan 5, 2013

How much inequality is too much? To find out more and get teaching resources linked to the film, go to www.whypoverty.net

740 Park Ave, New York City, is home to some of the wealthiest Americans. Across the Harlem River, 10 minutes to the north, is the other Park Avenue in South Bronx, where more than half the population needs food stamps and children are 20 times more likely to be killed. In the last 30 years, inequality has rocketed in the US — the American Dream only applies to those with money to lobby politicians for friendly bills on Capitol Hill.

Director Alex Gibney
Producer Blair Foster
Produced by Jigsaw Productions & Steps International

Why Poverty? http://www.whypoverty.net/en/video/29/

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Amazing Secrets about New york city – Full Documentary


Star Documentary

Published on Jun 28, 2015

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Rise of Global Sea Level – Earth Under Flood – Full Documentary


Star Documentary

Published on Jun 28, 2015

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What the Earth would look like if all the ice melted


BI Science

Published on Feb 18, 2015

We learned last year that many of the effects of climate change are irreversible. Sea levels have been rising at a greater rate year after year, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates they could rise by another meter or more by the end of this century.

As National Geographic showed us in 2013, sea levels would rise by 216 feet if all the land ice on the planet were to melt. This would dramatically reshape the continents and drown many of the world’s major cities.

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Photo Evidence: Glacier National Park Is Melting Away


National Geographic

Published on Oct 22, 2015

Glacier National Park is losing its iconic glaciers to a changing climate. In the mid-1800s, this Montana landscape was covered by 150 glaciers—today only 25 remain. To show the decrease in glacier size, scientists from the USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center photograph the same areas where glaciers were photographed in the early 1900s. Dan Fagre, a USGS research ecologist, has been studying climate change in the park for more than 20 years. Fagre and his colleagues discuss what melting glaciers and climate change mean for the future of the park, which is expected to be nearly glacier free by 2030, based on present warming trends.

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Successor to Honduran Activist Berta Cáceres: Her Death is Tied to “Capitalist Neoliberal Policies”


Democracy Now!

Published on Jun 15, 2016

http://democracynow.org – Today is a global day of action calling for “Justice for Berta”—to remember the slain Honduran activist Berta Cáceres. In at least nine cities across the United States and 10 countries across the world, protesters are gathering today to call on the U.S. to stop funding the Honduran military, over accusations that state security forces have been involved in human rights violations, extrajudicial killings—and the murder of environmentalists like Berta Cáceres. Before her death, Berta and her organization, COPINH, were long the targets of repression by elite Honduran security forces and paramilitary groups. Only hours before she was killed, Berta Cáceres accused the military, including the U.S.-funded special forces TIGRES unit, of working on behalf of international corporations. We speak with Tomás Gómez Membreño, who replaced Cáceres as leader of COPINH.

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