Daily Archives: February 21, 2020

Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos (full film) | FRONTLINE


Feb 18, 2020

An inside look at how Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos built one of the largest and most influential economic forces in the world — and the cost of Amazon’s convenience.

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Commanding Heights: The Global Debate

dan piercy

An edited excerpt from a PBS Broadcast originally aired in early 2000. This segment addresses the creation of NAFTA, the global debate waged in Seattle during the WTO conference, and the role of the IMF and World Bank. All these factors play a key role in defining the debate surrounding globalization.

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Does Saving The Planet Mean Banning Humans From Large Parts Of It?

Thom Hartmann Program

Feb 21, 2020

Do we need to shut out human and human activity from large parts of the planet to protect biodiversity? Thom Hartmann explains! Subscribe for more clips like this: https://www.youtube.com/user/thomhart… Biodiversity is the measure of how diverse an ecosystem is and the more diverse, the stronger it is. Human activity has limited biodiversity and some have a plan to fix it, simply ban human activity from large parts of the earth. No cars, construction, planes, powerlines and no people, What do you think can closing off humans from parts of the planet save us?

The man who returned his grandfather’s looted art – BBC News

By Ellen Otzen BBC World Service
26 February 2015

At the end of the 19th Century British troops looted thousands of works of art from the Benin Empire – in modern-day Nigeria – and brought them home. One soldier’s grandson inherited two bronzes but recently returned them to their original home.

“It’s an image that’s deeply ingrained in my memory. The dead body seemed unreal. It’s not a picture you can easily forget,” says Mark Walker.

He was 12 years old when he first saw his grandfather’s diary – the photographs inside made a deep impression.

“They were very faded, but perhaps the most shocking one for me was a partly dried-up body being held up by two men on a pole.

“Clearly the people lifting the body didn’t actually want to touch it and that seemed to me to capture the feeling my grandfather also had about them. It was something so horrible you wanted to keep it at arm’s length,” says Mark.

The pictures were taken by his grandfather, Capt Herbert Walker, in West Africa in 1897.

The two Walkers never met – Herbert died in 1932, 15 years before his grandson was born and Mark’s grandmother showed him the journal, titled To Benin and back, while he was staying with her in 1959.

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Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media – Feature, Documentary

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Nov 6, 2017

Manufacturing Consent explores the political life and ideas of world-renowned linguist, intellectual and political activist Noam Chomsky. Through a collage of biography, archival material and various graphics and illustrations, Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick’s 22-award-winning documentary highlights Chomsky’s probing analysis of mass media and his critique of the forces at work behind the daily news.

Manufacturing Consent examine la vie politique et les idées du réputé linguiste, intellectuel et militant Noam Chomsky. Ce documentaire vingt-deux fois primé de Mark Achbar et Peter Wintonick allie éléments biographiques, documents d’archives et illustrations diverses pour mettre en lumière l’analyse approfondie que Chomsky a faite des médias de masse et sa critique des forces qui influent sur les nouvelles quotidiennes.

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Amid reported Russian meddling, a ‘deeply damaging’ politicization of U.S. intelligence

PBS NewsHour

Feb 21, 2020

Multiple news outlets report that U.S. intelligence officials told House lawmakers recently that Russia is actively trying to help President Trump be reelected. In response, Trump has lashed out at Democrats, saying they are starting a “rumor” about Russian election interference. Yamiche Alcindor talks to Laura Rosenberger of the Alliance for Securing Democracy about what’s at stake.

A Conversation on Reparations

Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics

Started streaming 66 minutes ago

Join us for a conversation addressing the call for reparations with Professor Randall L. Kennedy, Michael R. Klein Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and Professor Cornell Brooks, Professor of Practice of Public Leadership and Social Justice at Harvard Kennedy School. The discussion will be moderated by David Harris, Managing Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, Harvard Law School. TV

Joe Biden Was Instrumental in Launching the Iraq War

The Real News Network

Feb 21, 2020

A new documentary detailing Joe Biden’s pivotal role in launching the Iraq War exposes just how far he’s trying to distance himself from his war vote. We speak to the film’s director, Mark Weisbrot. WORTH THE PRICE? Joe Biden and the Launch of the Iraq War: https://youtu.be/rrLFQnlf6lQ

Uncommon Knowledge: George W. Bush


Published on Jul 17, 2012

This week on Uncommon Knowledge President George W. Bush discusses postpresidential life and his work at the Bush Institute