Daily Archives: October 2, 2017

Activist: U.S. Response to Puerto Rico “Lifts the Veil of Colonialism” & 119 Years of Exploitation

Published on Oct 2, 2017

https://democracynow.org – The U.S. military has sent more than 4,000 soldiers to Puerto Rico as the island continues to grapple with a dire shortage of clean water, food and electricity nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria. For more on the militarization of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the devastating storm, we speak with Xiomara Caro Diaz, lawyer, activist and director of New Organizing Projects at the Center for Popular Democracy.

The Oxford School of Climate Change – Oxford Climate Society


Do you care deeply about the prevention of climate breakdown and finding answers to the most pressing questions in climate policy and science? Apply for the Oxford School of Climate Change! From January 2018, join the Oxford Climate Society’s eight-week seminar series bringing together Oxford’s students who are most committed to tackling climate change. Participants will get the unique opportunity to participate in high-quality seminar sessions with some of the most distinguished lecturers on the respective topics.

Here’s the full program:

Week 1:
The Science of Climate Change with Helen Johnson (Royal Society University Research Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Oxford).

Week 2:
The Impacts of Climate Change on the Developed World with Jim Hall (Director of the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford).

Week 3:
The Impacts of Climate Change on the Developing World (Lecturer to be confirmed).

Week 4:
Climate Change Mitigation: The Economic Challenge with Cameron Hepburn (Director of the Institute of New Economic Thinking, University of Oxford).

Week 5:
Energy Policy and Climate Politics with Nick Eyre (Professor of Energy and Climate Policy at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford).

Week 6:
Climate Change and the Mobility Challenge with Debbie Hopkins (Department Research Lecturer at the Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford).

Week 7:
Global Technological Interventions and Governance with Steve Rayner (Director of the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, University of Oxford) and Myles Allen (Professor of Geosystem Science and Leader of the Climate Research Programme at the University of Oxford).

Week 8:
The Social and Political Realities of Mitigation with Benito Müller (Convenor of International Climate Policy Research, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford) and Thomas Hale (Associate Professor in Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford).

We’ll release more details about the programme and information on how to apply in 4th Week, so make sure to like our Facebook page and subscribe to our newsletter! Any questions? Get in touch!

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Zheng He: Muslim Chinese Admiral and Navigator

Published on Mar 24, 2007

Segment from the Islamic Forum of New Mexico on Admiral Zheng He. Zheng He was a Muslim Chinese Admiral and Navigator

Zheng He – The Great Muslim Voyager from China

Published on Apr 29, 2012

Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and earth, and the alternation of the night and the day, and the [great] ships which sail through the sea with that which benefits people, and what Allah has sent down from the heavens of rain, giving life thereby to the earth after its lifelessness and dispersing therein every [kind of] moving creature, and [His] directing of the winds and the clouds controlled between the heaven and the earth are signs for a people who use reason. Qur’an – Surat Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – سورة البقرة Verse 164 This video was shown to the crowd at Baruch College’s Islamic Awareness Night 2012 by the Muslim Students Association and Women In Islam. Note: This is taken from other Youtube Channels. This is NOT an original Baruch MSA/WII production. Therefore, you are free to download, share and re-upload these videos if it does not violate the original owner’s copyright agreements. Please be responsible and do not edit or change anything within the videos.

Great Voyages: Zheng He

Penn Museum
Published on Oct 10, 2013

Dr. Adam Smith, Assistant Curator, Asian Section, kicks off the 2013–2014 “Great Lectures” series. This year’s theme: Great Voyages. Zheng He, a Muslim-born eunuch, is the most famous of the men that led the spectacular maritime expeditions of the Ming Dynasty, mounted during the early 15th century as an assertion of China’s power and prestige among neighboring peoples of Southeast Asia. Dr. Smith discusses Zheng He’s seven voyages, which reached beyond Southeast Asia to India, the Middle East, and the east coast of Africa over three decades—half a century before Portuguese navigators reached these same regions via the Cape of Good Hope.

Zheng He’s voyages – Departure ceremony held by emperor Yongle of Ming (1405 AD.)

Bronze Goblet
Published on Dec 27, 2015

Chinese historical drama series: Zheng He’s Seven Voyages (2009) EP19 Chinese history video playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…

Chinese Treasure Fleet Adventures of Zheng He Documentary

China STA
Published on Dec 7, 2013

China invented the Tall Ship