What was the making of Xi Jinping? Xinhua Special follows in his footsteps, from a city boy sent to the countryside to the leader of the world’s second largest economy to find out what has shaped the outlook, policies and governance style of one of the most influential men in the world.
https://democracynow.org – We continue our look at North Korea where tensions continue to mount with the United States, and President Trump is slated to leave later this week for a 12-day visit to Asia. A month ago Donald Trump publicly undermined efforts by the U.S. to open direct talks with North Korea over the country’s nuclear weapons program. A day after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the U.S. has two or three back channels open to North Korea’s leadership and that he was pursuing dialogue, Trump responded to the news tweeting, QUOTE, “I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man… Save your energy Rex, we’ll do what has to be done!” Trump has previously threatened to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea and told the U.N. General Assembly he was prepared to destroy the entire nation of 25 million people. We are joined by Christine Ahn, the founder and Executive Director of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War.
In New York City, thousands of people marched over the Brooklyn Bridge Saturday, marking the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy and calling for urgent action on climate change. On October 29, 2012, the hurricane blasted New York, New Jersey and parts of New England with a record storm surge as high as 13 feet, ultimately killing 159 people along the East Coast and damaging more than 650,000 homes. The storm caused $70 billion in damage across eight states. Saturday’s marchers called on state and city officials to invest in clean energy while divesting from fossil fuel companies and the banks that finance them.
As part of the 2017–2018 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Julie Guthman RI ’18 discusses the origins and development of the food movement in order to explain how it came to focus on market-based alternatives and to show how it has evolved in response to critique. Guthman (6:16) is the 2017–2018
This presentation was a part of HUBweek, a creative festival founded by the Boston Globe, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Mass General Hospital to celebrate innovation at the intersection of art, science, and technology. Learn more at https://hubweek.org.
In April 2011, Wynton Marsalis launched “Hidden in Plain View: Meanings in American Music,” a three-year performance and lecture series at Harvard University. The six lecture series began with “Music as Metaphor,” an interpretation of the many unobserved symbols in American music and their illumination of the democratic process, and featured performances by Marsalis alongside Ali Jackson (drums), Dan Nimmer (piano), Walter Blanding (tenor sax), Carlos Henriquez (bass), James Chirillo (guitar and banjo), and Mark O’Connor (violin).
Published on Oct 30, 2017
During the 2016 election, Russian President Vladimir Putin saw Donald Trump as a candidate he could “do business with,” The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza tells FRONTLINE.
In this scene from “Putin’s Revenge,” insiders share their thoughts on why Trump was a candidate “Putin could like” — from what former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley calls Trump’s “penchant for authoritarianism” to his Moscow-connected team, including Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn.
Part two of “Putin’s Revenge,” an epic FRONTLINE documentary from filmmaker Michael Kirk and the team behind “The Choice 2016” examining Putin’s rise, rule and motivations, airs Wednesday, Nov. 1 on FRONTLINE.
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Published on Sep 6, 2014
Some believe there is still hope. Do you?
The changing climate… pollution, species loss, acidic oceans, wierd weather, methane, polar melt…
Is climate change real? Can we do something about it? Will we? Is it too late? Discussion encouraged…
ABOUT DISRUPTION, THE MOVE
“When it comes to climate change, why do we do so little when we know so much?’
Through a relentless investigation to find the answer, Disruption takes an unflinching look at the devastating consequences of our inaction.
The exploration lays bare the terrifying science, the shattered political process, the unrelenting industry special interests and the civic stasis that have brought us to this social, moral and ecological crossroads.
The film also takes us behind-the-scenes of the efforts to organize the largest climate rally in the history of the planet during the UN world climate summit.
This is the story of our unique moment in history. We are living through an age of tipping points and rapid social and planetary change.
We’re the first generation to feel the impacts of climate disruption, and the last generation that can do something about it.
The film enlarges the issue beyond climate impacts and makes a compelling call for bold action that is strong enough to tip the balance to build a clean energy future.”
Social media platforms have promised to cut down on the amount of “fake news” propagated on their sites. We hear from blogger Charlie Peach, who said she was suspended after Twitter falsely accused her of being a Russian bot. Then, legal and media analyst Lionel of Lionel Media tells RT America’s Ashlee Banks that it’s wrong for companies like Facebook or Google to decide what’s real and what’s not.
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
This weblog explores the transition to a sustainable future on our finite planet. It provides links to current news, key documents from government sources and non-governmental organizations, as well as video documentaries about climate change, environmental ethics and environmental justice concerns.
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