Daily Archives: October 28, 2018

Europe’s border in Africa | DW Documentary (Migration documentary)

Published on Oct 23, 2018
DW Documentary

Europe’s governments are breathing a sigh of relief as the number of refugees arriving from Africa falls. But at what price? [Online
until: 12.11.2018] Reporter Shafagh Laghai traces the new wall across Africa, built by the European Union. Her journey begins in Mali, where the mission of the Bundeswehr, Germany’s Armed Forces, is not just to combat terrorism but also to prevent migration. Armies around the world are under pressure, especially as they respond to threats from well beyond their own borders. The German and French armed forces, for example, are involved in a range of missions from Afghanistan to North Africa. In a bid to cut costs, some of their core functions have been outsourced to commercial enterprises. But at what price? War and defense are big business and wherever there are armed forces, the private sector is never far away. For example, Germany’s main military training ground is run by a private munitions firm. Politicians and military leaders lobby for weapons exports all over the world in support of arms manufacturers at home. Former politicians move seamlessly into the arms sector. Our two-part documentary takes us to missions abroad and talks to military, political and business leaders as it investigates just how privatized our defense forces are and what repercussions the links between the business and military worlds might have in the future.

Reporters at War: War, Lies & Videotape (EMMY AWARD WINNING Documentary) – Real Stories

Published on Oct 28, 2018
Real Stories

Check out our new website for more incredible documentaries: HD and ad-free. https://goo.gl/LwMcmY War coverage becomes difficult when journalists become targets for the enemy and the military controls access to the stories. Reporters At War is a three-part series that takes a long hard look at one of the most dramatic and dangerous careers of modern times, that of the war correspondent. Want to watch more full-length Documentaries? Click here: http://bit.ly/1GOzpIu

Peru: Protecting the Amazon

Published on Oct 28, 2018
United Nations

The indigenous peoples of Loreto, Peru, understand the value of the Amazon and the resources it provides. For more than 10 years, they have become environmental monitors to track and report the impact of oil activity in the region. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is working together with the Peruvian government and indigenous environmental monitors to identify strategies to remedy the territories impacted. (Video courtesy of UNDP Peru)

A vital water forest outside Mexico City is at risk of disappearing

CGTN America
Published on Oct 28, 2018

A Water Forest that supplies Mexico City with 75 percent of its water is a critical resource to the country’s capital. But it could dry up in 50 years. Just outside of Mexico’s capital you’ll find Bosque de Agua, or the Water Forest. The dimensions of both the forest and the city it neighbors make it a crucial battleground in the decades-long debate between development and environmental sustainability. Much is at stake here including the very future of one of the largest cities in the world. It would take 30 billion dollars to supply the current demand for water in Mexico City if the Water Forest disappeared. That’s according to the Mexican Institute for Ecology and Climate Change. Correspondent Harris Whitbeck reports from Mexico City.

History vs. Christopher Columbus – Alex Gendler


Published on Oct 13, 2014

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Many people in the United States and Latin America have grown up celebrating the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s voyage. But was he an intrepid explorer who brought two worlds together or a ruthless exploiter who brought colonialism and slavery? And did he even discover America at all? Alex Gendler puts Columbus on the stand in History vs. Christopher Columbus. Lesson by Alex Gendler, animation by Brett Underhill.

Monsanto set up fake farmers’ groups to promote its products – Greenpeace


Published on Oct 28, 2018

Agrochemical giant Monsanto is facing accusations it paid tens of thousands of euros to enlist the support of farmers across Europe – to lobby against a ban on one of its pesticides. Greenpeace also says Monsanto set up fake farmers’ groups – to promote the benefits of the product.


The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you – Anthony Hazard


Published on Dec 22, 2014

Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-atlanti… Slavery has occurred in many forms throughout the world, but the Atlantic slave trade — which forcibly brought more than 10 million Africans to the Americas — stands out for both its global scale and its lasting legacy. Anthony Hazard discusses the historical, economic and personal impact of this massive historical injustice. Lesson by Anthony Hazard, animation by NEIGHBOR.

Sinking Cities | New York | Preview | PBS


Published on Oct 24, 2018

Official Website: https://to.pbs.org/2SaGGk3 | #SinkingCitiesPBS Discover how New York City has learned from Superstorm Sandy , and how it must defend itself against rising seas and the next big storm. Sinking Cities: New York premieres October 31 at 10/9c.

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Sinking Cities | Official Preview | PBS


Published on Oct 22, 2018

Official Website: https://to.pbs.org/2SaGGk3 | #SinkingCitiesPBS This series explores how four global cities are coming to grips with the real-time effects of rising seas and extreme weather. Premieres Wednesdays October 31 to November 21 at 10/9c.


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The World’s Strangest Borders Part 2: Spain

Published on Jan 6, 2017

There are some really weird borders in the world, and Spain is probably the cause of some of the strangest.