Daily Archives: March 5, 2019

The Apocalypse Escape Plan Of The One Percent | VICE on HBO (Bonus)

VICE News

Published on Dec 8, 2018

Doomsday prep is bigger than ever, and it’s all thanks to the one percent. Thomas Morton reports.

Russia’s Arctic Development Push Starts With Military Muscle

VOA News

Published on Apr 17, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin has made development of the Arctic a key priority for his current term in office. Submarines, ice-breakers and military hardware have been deployed in the region as the Kremlin vows to ‘defend its interests’. In the city of Vorkuta; high above the Arctic Circle, Moscow’s plans have been greeted with cautious optimism. Henry Ridgwell reports. Originally published at – https://www.voanews.com/a/4351376.html

Frozen Dreams: Russia’s Arctic obsession


Financial Times

Published on Oct 20, 2016

This Climate Pioneer Is Trying To Stop The Arctic From Melting | VICE on HBO


VICE News
Published on Jan 18, 2018

Permafrost refers to frozen soil and water that covers nearly a quarter of the Northern Hemisphere. With climate change warming the Arctic at an alarming rate, the permafrost is beginning to thaw. While this phenomenon can wreak havoc on infrastructure and transportation in places like Northern Alaska and Siberia, the real danger is the release of carbon and methane gas. There are more greenhouse gases trapped in these deep layers of permafrost than all human fossil fuel emissions released since the industrial age. Due to permafrost thaw, that trapped carbon is starting to escape into the atmosphere, creating a warming feedback loop that will make climate change even worse, and cause the permafrost to thaw even faster.

If this continues unchecked, scientists warn we could be on the verge of awakening ” the sleeping giant” of climate change. But some innovative climate pioneers are changing that. With the use of both cutting edge genetics, and an experiment that relies on geo-engineering, there is hope that the permafrost thaw can be slowed. VICE Correspondent, Ben Anderson, travels across the Arctic to see the devastating impact of thawing permafrost, and the astonishing solution that might keep it frozen.

Sudan The Nubian Caravans – The Secrets of Nature

The Secrets of Nature
Published on May 27, 2014

Sudan, the biggest country in Africa. In the south the Nile with its feeder rivers dominates an almost impenetrable swamp landscape. Towards the north begins the Savanna, which blends into the Egyptian desert farther on. Since time immemorial camels have marked the dry areas of the land and determined the lifestyle of the various nomadic tribes.

BBC The Lost Libraries of Timbuktu


Sun ZuPublished on Feb 3, 2017

The story of legendary Timbuktu and its long-hidden legacy of hundreds of thousands of ancient manuscripts. With its university founded around the same time as Oxford, Timbuktu is proof that the reading and writing of books have long been as important to Africans as to Europeans.

When The Dutch Ruled The World: Rise and Fall of the Dutch East India Company

Business Casual

Published on Sep 14, 2018

The Netherlands is one of Europe’s economic centers, despite its small size. This surprising twist of history is due, however, to a less savory turn of events.

During the 16th century the Dutch were under the dominion of the Spanish Empire and they didn’t like that very much. They fought for their independence for 80 years and their country suffered greatly because of it.

Back then the Spanish controlled the lucrative Asian spice trade, which the Dutch economy relied on. However, when the Spanish closed off Lisbon (then the spice hub of the world) the Dutch had no choice but to sail to the Far East and claim the spice trade for themselves.

While the Spanish were bogged down in a costly war against the English, the Netherlands swooped in and took over the Asian spice trade through their Dutch East India Company (VOC). In the span of a few decades this new business venture grew to massive proportions and funded the Dutch independence effort, as well as massive land reclamation.

Eventually the VOC declined and a perfect storm of wars abroad and at home eventually destroyed it. But after two centuries of operation this one company left an impressive legacy of colonial scars and capitalist wealth that still influences the Netherlands to this day.

Under the kind patronage of Nagabhushanam Peddi, James Gallagher & Brett Gmoser.

The History of the Dutch Slave Trade 1600- 1863

Timescape Indonesia
Published on Jul 6, 2013

The colonial Dutch empire was one of the wealthiest European empires, with colonies in Aica, the America’s and the Dutch East indies (now Indonesia),much of this wealth came from piracy, slavery and smuggling in the early centuries of this vast empire. This short film primarily explores the Slave trade, which enriched an empire, and changed the social fabric of the nations which it traded with, forever. Explore the brief history of the Dutch slave trade, from its origins to the final end of a once lucrative trade.

The Africans Role in the Caribbean Slave Trade

DystopiaUK

Published on Mar 1, 2016
The Africans were Involved in the Slave Trade. The NATIVE Africans were complicit in the trade of slaves to the Atlantic. It is believed that the Trans-Atlantic slave trade started by the Portuguese in collaboration with native Africans. For two hundred years, 1440-1640, Portugal had a monopoly on the export of slaves from Africa. They were also the last European country to abolish slavery – although, like France, it still continued to work former slaves as contract laborers, which they called libertos or engagés à temps. It is estimated that during the 4 1/2 centuries of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, Portugal was responsible for transporting over 4.5 million Africans (roughly 40% of the total)…

How Did the Europeans Obtain the Slaves?

Between 1450 and the end of the nineteenth century, slaves were obtained from along the west coast of Africa with the full and active co-operation of African kings and merchants. (There were occasional military campaigns organized by Europeans to capture slaves, especially by the Portuguese in what is now Angola, but this accounts for only a small percentage of the total.)

Unfortunately, our West Indian ancestors, including our academics and intellectuals back then of whose videos they are using in their Afrikan Liberation movements, were largely unaware of the native African involvement when they were fighting and campaigning to liberate them and to improve their social & economic conditions. However, we are aware of these facts and will focus on our own people and development as we are the ONLY group of people who owe nothing to anyone. Despite being the riches continent in natural resources Africa had NEVER made reparations to the Caribbean and the rest of the Americas for their role in the slave trade and no UNRESERVED apologies, they instead asked of us!!! Their liberation movements and their identities being forced on us through threats, manipulation and harassment is just another nasty episode in getting our labour by force as they have always done, as slavery had abolished. Focus, focus, focus my Caribbean people on how we will get ourselves out this economic black-hole and strengthening of CARICOM trade & development.

African President apologizes for Africans selling Black People to Whites !

Moorish American 720
Published on Feb 12, 2017

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United Nations – Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People 2007 (Signed by President Barak Obama in 2010):

Article 16 – Sections 1 & 2:
1. Indigenous peoples have the right to establish their own media in their own languages and to have access to all forms of non-indigenous media without discrimination.

2. States shall take effective measures to ensure that State-owned media duly reflect indigenous cultural diversity. States, without prejudice to ensuring full freedom of expression, should encourage privately owned media to adequately reflect indigenous cultural diversity.
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Articles – 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9 & 37 sections 1 & 2