Calendar – Click on Date for links entered on that Day
- Chris Salisbury on Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s victory May 18, 2019
- Live: The Full Flower Blue Moon蓝月亮 May 18, 2019
- UN Chief on the Climate Frontlines – Tuvalu May 18, 2019
- American farmers take the fall for US-China trade war… yet Trump believes benefits are to come May 18, 2019
- Museums push to get more young people in the doors May 17, 2019
- How are youth forcing world leaders to act on climate change? May 17, 2019
- NEW GAMBIA DEVELOPMENT PLANS ON CONSTRUCTION OF FEEDER ROADS IS A COMMITMENT TO THIS GOVERNMENT May 17, 2019
- Earth Day Feed the 5000 Extinction Rebellion⌛( Marble Arch 22.4.19) May 17, 2019
- Cultivating equality in the food system | Danielle Nierenberg | TEDxManhattan May 17, 2019
- Sahara Forest Project: From vision to reality May 17, 2019
- “Food systems transformation” Discussion by leaders from IRRI, IWMI, and WorldFish May 17, 2019
- IPCC Released Its New Report on Climate Change & other topics – Daily Briefing (08 October 2018) May 17, 2019
- What Would It Mean to Win? (Pt 2/2) – YouTube May 17, 2019
- From Gallery to Reality (… and Back): The Display of Art and the Art of Display in the Digital Age May 16, 2019
- J. S. Bach – Brandenburg Concertos May 16, 2019
- Displaced Cameroonians struggle to survive May 16, 2019
- Healthy Soils Testimony – Seth Itzkan & Karl Thidemann May 16, 2019
- Sick Pigs from GMO Foods | Interview with Jeffery Smith May 16, 2019
- Stories of extreme sea level rise | Dr Tamsin Edwards May 16, 2019
- Deleted Blade Runner scene: Mexico City covered with ash & smoke from raging wildfires May 16, 2019
- The Health Dangers of Roundup (glyphosate) Herbicide. Jeffrey Smith & Stephanie Seneff May 15, 2019
- Soil erosion is threatening our food security May 15, 2019
- Carbon Levels in Atmosphere Reach Highest Ever in Human History May 15, 2019
- CA Jury Orders Monsanto to Pay Over $2 Billion in Roundup Cancer Lawsuit May 15, 2019
- “New economic and moral foundations for the Anthropocene” with Prof Eric Beinhocker May 15, 2019
- Arundhati Roy on the Power of Fiction: Literature is The Simplest Way of Saying a Complicated Thing May 13, 2019
- Arundhati Roy: Capitalism Is “A Form of Religion” Stopping Solutions to Climate Cha nge & Inequality May 13, 2019
- History in the Digital Age: New Technologies, New Data, New Insights, New Questions | EV & N – 313 – CCTV May 12, 2019
- History in the Digital Age Significantly Advanced by the History Design Studio (HDS) May 12, 2019
- Story of an iPhone: Analytics in Supply Chain Decisions May 12, 2019
- Walmart Supply Chain May 12, 2019
- Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Living – Trailer May 12, 2019
- If Iran does something near Strait of Hormuz, reaction will be ‘cataclysmic’: Expert May 12, 2019
- Pilger: Why are we threatening Iran? – YouTube May 12, 2019
- Paris tourist trap drowned in fake blood by environmental activists May 12, 2019
- If Greenland’s Ice Melts, Sea Levels Rise 23 Feet | Video May 12, 2019
- Tidal Flooding and Sea Level Rise: The Growing Impacts of Global Warming May 12, 2019
- Sea level rise: Miami and Atlantic city fight to stay above water May 12, 2019
- Could desalination help prevent water wars in the Middle East? May 12, 2019
- You are cordially invited to attend the opening of “Footprints Across Time” May 11, 2019
- Rats, Lice and History – Hans Zinsser May 11, 2019
- How drought and the fight for water is splitting the state of California – YouTube May 10, 2019
- How clean meat will change the food industry – Docu May 10, 2019
- Bezos goes all blue May 10, 2019
- Billion Dollar Loser: NYT Report on Trump’s Taxes & Massive Losses May Prompt Fraud Investigation May 10, 2019
- Deutsche Bank Is The ‘Rosetta Stone’ To Unlock Trump Finances, Journalist Says : NPR May 10, 2019
- No Lessons Learned From Deepwater Horizon; Offshore Drilling Regulations Get Rolled Back May 10, 2019
- What Greed has Done: Chris Hedges May 10, 2019
- A Doomed Aircraft Is Left to Fly Until it Runs Out of Fuel | Fatal Silence May 10, 2019
- The Gambia May 10, 2019
Daily Archives: May 13, 2018
Now Available on DVD
Featuring the author of Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet; Blood and Oil; and Resource Wars.
“Of course it’s about oil, we can’t really deny that.”
Fmr. CENTCOM Commander General John Abizaid
The notion that oil motivates America’s military engagements in the Middle East is often disregarded as nonsense or mere conspiracy theory. Blood and Oil, a new documentary based on the critically-acclaimed work of Nation magazine defense correspondent Michael T. Klare, challenges this conventional wisdom to correct the historical record. The film unearths declassified documents and highlights forgotten passages in prominent presidential doctrines to show how concerns about oil have been at the core of American foreign policy for more than 60 years — rendering our contemporary energy and military policies virtually indistinguishable. In the end, Blood and Oil calls for a radical re-thinking of US energy policy, warning that unless we change direction, we stand to be drawn into one oil war after another as the global hunt for diminishing world petroleum supplies accelerates.
“By helping us understand how fear is being actively cultivated and manipulated by the current administration, Hijacking Catastrophe stands to become an explosive and empowering information weapon in this decisive year in U.S. history.”
Naomi Klein | Author, No Logo
“The Media Education Foundation has been carrying out vitally important work on major issues of the day, in a highly meritorious effort to raise public awareness and understanding, work that is particularly crucial in advance of the coming election, which may well cast a long shadow over the country’s future.”
Noam Chomsky | Professor of Linguistics, MIT
“The next Presidential election will be a watershed mark in our history and the urgency of producing and distributing materials that show exactly what is at stake has never been higher. Hijacking Catastrophe will be a vital tool in the campaign to rescue American democracy from its internal enemies. It will enrage and empower as it enlightens and explains.”
Robert McChesney | Author, Rich Media, Poor Democracy
What it really comes down to is this: Are the American voters going to sit still for this? Are we going to treat our democracy like some sort of spectator sport, like watching the Super Bowl, or are we going to ask a little more of ourselves this time? Are we going to explore the Bush Administration’s claims? Are we going to look at the details of what this administration has actually done?
William Hartung | Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute
The 9/11 terror attacks continue to send shock waves through the American political system. Continuing fears about American vulnerability alternate with images of American military prowess and patriotic bravado in a transformed media landscape charged with emotion and starved for information. The result is that we have had little detailed debate about the radical turn US policy has taken since 9/11.
Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire examines how a radical fringe of the Republican Party has used the trauma of the 9/11 terror attacks to advance a pre-existing agenda to radically transform American foreign policy while rolling back civil liberties and social programs at home.
The documentary places the Bush Administration’s false justifications for war in Iraq within the larger context of a two-decade struggle by neoconservatives to dramatically increase military spending in the wake of the Cold War, and to expand American power globally by means of military force.
At the same time, the documentary argues that the Bush Administration has sold this radical and controversial plan for aggressive American military intervention by deliberately manipulating intelligence, political imagery, and the fears of the American people after 9/11.
Narrated by Julian Bond, Hijacking Catastrophe features interviews with more than twenty prominent political observers, including Pentagon whistleblower Lt. Colonel Karen Kwiatkowski, who witnessed first-hand how the Bush Administration set up a sophisticated propaganda operation to link the anxieties generated by 9/11 to a pre-existing foreign policy agenda that included a preemptive war on Iraq.
Joining Kwiatkowski in a wide-ranging, accessible, and ultimately empowering analysis of American foreign policy, media manipulation, and their global and domestic implications, are former Chief UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter, former Pentagon analyst Daniel Ellsberg, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jody Williams, author Norman Mailer, MIT professor Noam Chomsky, Code Pink founder Medea Benjamin, defense policy analyst William Hartung, author Chalmers Johnson, and Army Special Forces Master Sergeant Stan Goff (Ret.).
At its core, the film places the deceptions of the Bush Administration within the larger frame of questions seldom posed in the mainstream: What, exactly, is the agenda that drove the administration’s pre-war deceptions? How is 9/11 being used to sell this agenda? And what are the stakes for America, Americans, and the world if this agenda succeeds in being fully implemented during a second Bush term?
Tariq Ali | Benjamin Barber | Medea Benjamin | Noam Chomsky | Kevin Danaher | Mark Danner | Shadia Drury | Michael Dyson | Daniel Ellsberg | Michael Franti | Stan Goff | William Hartung
Robert Jensen | Chalmers Johnson | Jackson Katz | Michael T. Klare | Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski (Ret.) | Norman Mailer | Zia Mian | Mark Crispin Miller | Scott Ritter | Vandana Shiva | Norman Solomon | Greg Speeter | Fernando Suarez del Solar | Immanuel Wallerstein | Jody Williams | Max Wolff
Directed by Sut Jhally & Jeremy Earp
NOVA & The Struggle for the Control of Science in the Public Mind — “ Major Funding is Provided by…” who? | EV & N 277 | CCTV
For lack of funding, laboratory equipment and textbooks, science education in high school depends on programs like the PBS program, NOVA, to effectively communicate science to teen audiences. . These programs are influenced by their funders, David H. Koch & Draper Labs. Viewers are easily misled into thinking that there are technical and engineering solutions for complex ecological problems. Funders are not “selling” any particular product, but rather they are underwriting an overall attitude and a predisposition that encourages viewers to think that the “problem” of global climate change can be solved through the clever planning of engineers.
When schools are underfunded and science teachers are unable to undertake serious science instruction at the high school level, the students are often left with no awareness of the limitations of science and engineering in approaching complex ecological problems. They can easily fall victim to the corporate-sponsored story-lines of programs like those offered in the NOVA public broadcasting series.
Published on Apr 4, 2018
https://democracynow.org – Schools across Oklahoma are closed today for a third day as teachers continue their strike demanding more funding for education and increased pay. Oklahoma’s public education budget has been slashed more than any other state since the start of the recession in 2008, and its teachers are among the lowest paid in the nation. Scores of teachers are planning to begin a 123-mile protest march today from Tulsa to Oklahoma City. Meanwhile, thousands of teachers continue to protest in Kentucky, demanding a reversal to a provision in a recently passed bill about sewage treatment that gutted their pension benefits. On Monday, every school in the state was closed either due to spring break or in anticipation of a massive rally in the capital of Frankfort, where teachers filled the rotunda of the Kentucky state Capitol, chanting “Fund our schools!” This year’s wave of teacher rebellions began in West Virginia, where teachers won a 5 percent pay raise after a historic strike. We speak to four guests: Oklahoma teacher Andrea Thomas, Kentucky state lawmaker Attica Scott, retired Kentucky teacher Mikey McCoy and labor journalist Mike Elk.
Published on Mar 5, 2018
https://democracynow.org – Schools across West Virginia are closed for an eighth day, as more than 20,000 teachers and 13,000 school staffers remain on strike demanding higher wages and better healthcare. The strike, which began on February 22, has shut down every public school in the state. Teachers are demanding a 5 percent raise and a cap on spiraling healthcare costs. For more, we speak with Jay O’Neal, a middle school teacher and a union activist in Charleston, West Virginia. And we speak with Mike Elk, senior labor reporter at Payday Report. His most recent piece is titled “West Virginia Teachers’ Strike Fever Starting to Spread to Other States.”