Daily Archives: June 14, 2020

Van Jones – The tale of 2 Americas

Rebuild The Dream

Published on Jun 14, 2020

Van Jones with Nick Watt 6/4/20

With policing – you start at the top, in terms of escalation with African Americans, and come down from there. With white folks they start low and then go high

Tribes in a Flux


Published on Jun 14, 2020

Africa is made up of thousands of tribes, each with unique cultures that have defined their existence for eons. But with the world becoming a global village and cultures merging, how will these tribes stand the test of time? Join CGTN Africa on all our platforms as we explore the difficult questions that arise in our brand new series “Tribes in a Flux” starting from June 24. #TribeInaFlux #AfricanTribes

Mass extinctions and the future of life on Earth | Michael Benton | TEDxThessaloniki

TEDx Talks

Jun 1, 2017

Are we really on the brink of a new mass extinction? Palaeontologist Michael Benton explains how scientists trace the history of life on Earth, examines the data on biodiversity and addresses the question we all dread to ask: Will the Anthropocene mark the end of the world as we know it?

Michael Benton is the Head of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Bristol and a Fellow of the Royal Society. A key theme in his work is the Permo–Triassic mass extinction, the largest mass extinction of all time, which took place over 250 million years ago, where he investigates how life was able to recover from such a devastating event. He has made fundamental contributions to our understanding of the history of life on Earth and he has written more than 50 books, including palaeontology textbooks for students and a children’s book on dinosaurs.

An Economic Hit Man Confesses and Calls to Action | John Perkins | TEDxTraverseCity

TEDx Talks

Jun 24, 2016

John Perkins describes the methods he used to bribe and threaten the heads of state of countries on four continents in order to create a global empire and he reveals how the leaders who did not “play the game” were assassinated or overthrown. He brings us up to date about the way the economic hit man system has spread from developing countries to the US, Europe, and the rest of the world and offers a strategy for turning this around. “Each of us,” he says, “can participate in this exciting revolution. We can transform a system that is consuming itself into extinction into one that is sustainable and regenerative.”

John’s books, including The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, have sold over a million copies, spent more than 70 weeks on the New York Times bestseller lists, and are published in more than 30 languages. As Chief Economist at a major consulting firm, his experiences advising the World Bank, UN, IMF, U.S. government, Fortune 500 corporations, and heads of state convinced him to devote his life to facilitating changes in social, political, and economic systems, as well as in general consciousness. He was founder and CEO of a highly successful alternative energy company and is a founder and board member of Dream Change and The Pachamama Alliance, nonprofits dedicated to creating a sustainable, just, peaceful, and thriving world.

John’s courage in writing his books and speaking out against his former bosses exemplifies the courage shown by our Founding Fathers and Mothers when they stood up to the British Empire. Like them, John defied threats and bribes and took action.

Why an ancient Mesopotamian tablet is key to our future learning | Tiffany Jenkins | TEDxSquareMile

TEDx Talks

Jun 21, 2017

In our ephemeral, digital world where everything is mediated through a computer screen and summoned by the click of a mouse, ancient objects in dusty old museums are essential to future of learning. In the late eighteenth century, a clay fragment from a piece of the world’s oldest literature overturned orthodoxies and advanced knowledge of the past. It’s an important lesson: evidence from the past will help us to rethink what we know which is never complete. Ancient history and the tangible artifact – something real, not virtual – will take us out of the cloud and bring us back down to earth. Tiffany Jenkins is an author, academic, and ex-columnist for the Scotsman. She wrote the critically acclaimed Keeping Their Marbles: How The Treasures Of The Past Ended Up In Museums And Why They Should Stay There, published in 2016. She is the writer and presenter of the 2016 BBC Radio 4 series, A Narrative History Of Secrecy. She has been a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics, and was previously the director of the Arts and Society Programme at the Institute of Ideas. Her first degree is in art history, her PhD in sociology.

Why food transparency matters and how RealTimeFarms.com can help: Cara Rosaen at TEDxManhattan

TEDx Talks

Feb 8, 2012

http://www.tedxmanhattan.org/2012talks Cara Rosaen is the Co-Founder of the crowd-sourced nationwide food guide, RealTimeFarms.com. Cara brought her expertise in health behavior change and experience starting two companies of her own to team up with husband Karl, former Google Android senior engineer, to co-found Real Time Farms. With the help of a crowd-sourcing model, a stellar core team, and an army of “Food Warriors”, Real Time Farms is quickly and richly documenting our food system, so we can easily know where our food comes from and feel good about the food we eat.


Oneness vs. The 1%: #VandanaShiva at the United Nations Office at Geneva


Mar 14, 2019

World-renowned eco-feminist and “rock star of the environmental movement”, Vandana Shiva, presents her latest book “Oneness vs. The 1%”, equal parts a sobering warning on the dangers to human rights and biodiversity of the elite-led extractive economy of our time, and a profound reflection on why this is a unique moment to collectively correct the false construction of capital as the sole force of wealth (and well-being). Her presentation opened the second day of UNRISD conference, “Overcoming Inequalities in a Fractured World: Between Elite Power and Social Mobilization”. UNRISD International Conference is a forum for analysis and dialogue that brought together academics, UN representatives, policy makers and civil society. Learn more: http://www.unrisd.org/conference2018

Van Jones – Something has touched the conscience of the human species

Rebuild The Dream

Jun 14, 2020

Van Jones with Erin Burnett 6/10/20 NASCAR bans Confederate flags at tracks! Another example of just how many people are coming together around a painful table to have a new discussion. #BlackLivesMatter #JusticeFroGeorgeFloyd

What have we learned from this global virus about moral authority in times of crisis? | EV&N 349 | CCTV




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The global COVID-19 crisis calls out for leadership and a voice of moral authority. Too narrowly conceived authoritarian power fails and aggravates the problem at hand. The horrific police brutality in the murder of George Floyd and the arbitrary and misguided authoritarianism of the U.S. President’s response to the wide-scale public outrage over police violence makes it clear once again to the world that the moral leadership of the American Presidency has totally collapsed.

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Who is Roger Stone? Narrated by Kathy Griffin | NowThis

NowThis News

Mar 13, 2019

A self-described ‘dirty trickster’ with a literal Nixon tattoo, this man is the conservative ‘swamp’ personified – although he walked away from Watergate unscathed, the Mueller probe might finally catch Roger Stone. Comedian Kathy Griffin takes us through Stone’s long and dirty road in Republican politics from Watergate to helping put Donald Trump in the White House.

Roger Stone is the latest member of Trump’s presidential campaign to be arrested for his involvement with Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, courtesy of Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.