Daily Archives: December 25, 2020

COVID-19: A look back at the progression of the pandemic

CGTN America

Dec 25, 2020

The year 2020 is going to end in a few days. Take a look back at what we have experienced during the coronavirus pandemic.

Geothermal discovery could launch green revolution for energy industry

CBC News: The National

Dec 25, 2020

A small company in Saskatchewan is building what could become Canada’s first geothermal power plant, which could launch a green revolution for the energy industry and the people who work in it. Watch The National live on YouTube Sunday-Friday at 9 p.m. ET

Masha Gessen: “The GOP Has Turned Into an Autocratic Party” | Amanpour and Company

Amanpour and Company

Nov 11, 2020

As the world waits for a formal transition to begin, what separates President Trump’s behavior from that of the average autocrat? Masha Gessen is a Russian-American journalist who has been writing about authoritarianism for two decades. Their latest book, “Surviving Autocracy,” makes the case that Trump’s presidency has endangered American democracy and the world’s faith in it. Gessen speaks with Michel Martin about all this — and the road ahead. Originally aired on November 11, 2020.

Stuart Scott’s Christmas Message to Climate and EcoActivists

Facing Future

Dec 25, 2020

#FacingFuture presents a Christmas Message from our Founder, Stuart Scott, for all Climate and EcoActivists around the world. Please share this via YouTube and all the social media at your disposal. Tweet it to and tag the activists you know, and challenge them to tweet and tag all the activists they know. Let’s all feel solidarity and inspired. All things considered, may 2021 be a year of contentment and commitment for us all. #ClimateActivism #ActNow

Oil promises – how oil changed a country | DW Documentary

DW Documentary

Dec 3, 2020

When oil was discovered in Ghana in 2007, the country began to dream big. It dreamed that the ‘black gold’ would bring economic upswing and long-awaited prosperity to its nation. But what happens when dreams and globalization meet?

The global economy continues to rely on oil — but the so-called ‘black gold’ is becoming scarce. If a country has oil, so we tend to believe, it has all it needs to become a wealthy country. When oil was discovered in Ghana in 2007, Ghanaians also believed that economic prosperity would soon sweep over their country. By 2010, drilling had started. Ghana was determined to do better than Nigeria, a country that exports oil, but has to import gasoline.

This documentary, shot over a period of ten years, is a case study of globalization. Filmed in a coastal region where people lived off fishing and rubber cultivation for decades, it shows the impact the oil discovery has had on their lives. Would the promises come true? Would the ‘black gold’ bring modern life and progress, paved streets, electricity and jobs even to small villages? Filmmaker Elke Sasse and journalist Andrea Stäritz spent ten years documenting the developments on Ghana’s western coast. Nigerian animator Ebele Okoye adds her personal perspective through art, as a citizen of a nation hit by the oil curse.

The refugees feeding a nation – BBC News

BBC News

Dec 25, 2020
After the Vietnam War, France relocated a small group of 45 Hmong refugees from Laos to its overseas territory in South America, called French Guiana.

The Hmong people were fleeing persecution from the communists, because they were long-time allies of France and had fought with US forces.

Forty years later, French Guiana is now heavily reliant on the food that these refugees and their descendants grow in farms deep in the Amazon jungle. It’s said they are a true immigration success story, but this happy ending was not always guaranteed.

Film by Daisy Walsh, Tommy Chavannes and Jilla Dastmalchi.

Andrea Dutton PhD: Sea Level Rise – How Fast?


Dec 25, 2020

Lemual Adson on the Diné Institute for Navajo Nation Educators

Yale National Initiative
Mar 4, 2020

At the 2019 Annual Conference, Lemual Adson, Superintendent of Kayenta Unified School District, spoke about the ways in which teacher participation in the Yale National Initiative has improved student learning. Reporting on the Diné Nation team meeting, Adson praised the work of Navajo Nation teachers, stating: “I’m really impressed by the Diné Institute because it’s teacher driven.” To learn more about the Yale National Initiative: https://teachers.yale.edu/default.php

Habsburg Dynasty Family Tree


Jun 8, 2020

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House of the Foreigners


The video tracks the palace excavation through several workdays with interviews of Project staff. The film begins with pre-sunrise departure for Tell Leilan from the Yale expedition house, known locally as “The House of the Foreigners” in Qahtaniyah, northeast Syria. Copyright Harvey Weiss 2006.

Music in this video


Istan-Bulldozer – Killer Tracks


Gavin Griffiths


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