Daily Archives: November 1, 2019

Rare Book Moment 16: Advice for collectors

Lighthouse Books, ABAA | Rare books | Florida
Oct 24, 2013

No. 16: Rare book appraiser Michael Slicker has advice for collectors: do your research before you make an investment. This edition also includes the popular segment For What It’s Worth, in which Mike discusses the current market value of volumes mentioned in the program. Michael Slicker, a recognized authority on antiquarian books, has owned Lighthouse Books, ABAA in St. Petersburg, Florida, for more than 35 years. Michael Slicker’s Rare Book Moment is recorded at Lighthouse Books, ABAA. Music by Jack Payne: Back to Those Happy Days Lighthouse Books, ABAA specializes in antiquarian books, serving St. Petersburg, Tampa, the Tampa Bay area and all of Florida. In addition to rare books, out-of-print books, antique maps and vintage prints and antique photographs, Lighthouse Books, ABAA also offers expert antiquarian book appraisals.

Running Dry: Karachi’s Water Crisis

Doha Debates Oct 4, 2019

Karachi’s in line to become the third most populated city in the world by 2030. The city has grown so fast, that it can only supply half the water the city needs. Its situation has been exacerbated by municipal mismanagement, industrial pollution, and infrastructure problems. Climate change is projected to make it worse.

Doha Debates: Water Scarcity

Doha Debates Streamed live on Sep 10, 2019

A quarter of humanity is at risk of running out of water. What can we do to fix this? Join us as we discuss the problem and find some real solutions to global water scarcity:

Doha Debates: Capitalism

Doha Debates Streamed live on Oct 23, 2019

#DearWorld, As the wealth gap widens and natural resources shrink, it’s time to rethink the limits of economic growth.

The Forgotten History of Monopoly

Doha Debates

Nov 1, 2019

Did you know board game Monopoly was created by an anticapitalist?

Lecture 12: Business and Democratic Reform: A Case Study of South Africa


Nov 1, 2019

What role did the business sector play for the end of Apartheid in South Africa? Prof. Ian Shapiro discusses business and the backstory of South Africa’s transition, revisits modernization theory and business attitudes to authoritarianism and democracy; and provides an overview of South Africa before, during and after the transition.

Five Indigenous Leaders Massacred in Colombia; New Wave of Violence Feared as 2,500 Troops Deployed

Democracy Now!

Nov 1, 2019

The massacre of five Indigenous leaders in Colombia has shocked the country. The killings took place in the southwestern region of Cauca. Among the victims was Cristina Bautista, the leader of the semi-autonomous Indigenous reservation of Nasa Tacueyó. Four of the community’s unarmed guards were also killed, while six others were wounded. A group of U.N. experts have denounced the massacre and demanded the Colombian government to take urgent measures in cooperation with Indigenous authorities to investigate the murders. Police have made no arrests and no suspects have been named in the massacre. Since the signing of the Peace Accords in 2016, at least 700 social leaders, mostly Afro-Colombian and Indigenous activists, have been murdered in Colombia, according to the Institute for Development and Peace Studies. We speak with Mario Murillo, Vice-Dean of the School of Communications at Hofstra University and award-winning journalist who has extensively reported on Colombia and the region of Cauca.

Nov. 2 is the Intl. Day to end impunity for crimes against journalists


Nov 1, 2019

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, more than 1,000 journalists over the past 12 years have been killed in retaliation for reporting the news and bringing information to the public. November 2 is the international day to end impunity for crimes against journalists.

Greta Thunberg Turns Down Environment Prize for Her Climate Activism

Nov 01, 2019

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has turned down the Nordic Council Environment Prize, rejecting $52,000 in award money. In a statement posted to Instagram, Thunberg called the offer a “huge honour” but wrote, “The climate movement does not need any more awards. What we need is for our politicians and the people in power start to listen to the current, best available science.”

Rex Tillerson Denies Exxon Misled Investors Over Climate Risks

Nov 01, 2019

Here in New York City, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told a federal court Wednesday that ExxonMobil did not mislead shareholders about the financial risks of climate change while Tillerson was CEO of the company. Investors suing the oil giant contend that under Tillerson’s leadership in 2014, Exxon kept two sets of books on the predicted costs of future climate regulations — lowballing internal company estimates in order to justify carbon-intensive projects like mining Canada’s tar sands.

A damning report by InsideClimate News and the Los Angeles Times revealed that Exxon knew that fossil fuels contributed to climate change as early as the 1970s, but did not take any action even as it covered up the science. The student group “Fridays For Future NYC” is leading a school strike and rally today outside the Manhattan courthouse where the Exxon trial is underway. The group tweeted, “Exxon knew in 1982 they were stealing our future. And now they’ll pay for it.”