Daily Archives: February 7, 2021

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on U.S. farmers

CGTN America

Published on Feb 7, 2021

To ensure sufficient food supply, farmers in Arizona are categorized as essential workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but they haven’t been included in the next stage of vaccination rollout plan which targets most essential workers.

Trump’s American Carnage: Frank Luntz (interview) | FRONTLINE

FRONTLINE PBS | Official – Jan 27, 2021

Frank Luntz is a strategist and pollster who has worked on behalf of the Republican Party for nearly three decades.

The following interview was conducted by FRONTLINE’s Jim Gilmore on Jan. 12, 2021. It has been edited for clarity and length. This interview is being published as part of FRONTLINE’s Transparency Project, an effort to open up the source material behind our documentaries.

Explore the transcript of this interview, and others, on the FRONTLINE website: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/in…​ Learn more about how these interviews were filmed during the pandemic: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/ar…

John Perkins | New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Strand Book Store – Mar 9, 2016
John Perkins talks about his new, revised edition of his modern classic.
Just over ten years ago, John Perkins’ Confessions of an Economic Hit Man shocked readers with its tales of financial marauding across the globe, detailing the corporate greed that drove high-powered firms to coerce developing countries into enormous debt. Now he’s updated the modern classic with 15 new chapters of material bringing it up to date with the last tumultuous decade. Join us in the Rare Book Room for a far-reaching conversation about American avarice at home and abroad.

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.

Shoshana Zuboff on surveillance capitalism | VPRO Documentary

vpro documentary – Dec 20, 2019

Harvard professor Shoshana Zuboff wrote a monumental book about the new economic order that is alarming. “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism,” reveals how the biggest tech companies deal with our data. How do we regain control of our data? What is surveillance capitalism? In this documentary, Zuboff takes the lid off Google and Facebook and reveals a merciless form of capitalism in which no natural resources, but the citizen itself, serves as a raw material. How can citizens regain control of their data? It is 2000, and the dot.com crisis has caused deep wounds. How will startup Google survive the bursting of the internet bubble? Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin don’t know anymore how to turn the tide. By chance, Google discovers that the “residual data” that people leave behind in their searches on the internet is very precious and tradable. This residual data can be used to predict the behavior of the internet user. Internet advertisements can, therefore, be used in a very targeted and effective way. A completely new business model is born: “surveillance capitalism.” Original title: De grote dataroof

Economic Hitman Makes a Confession About America’s Biggest Threat – John Perkins

Valuetainment– Aug 12, 2020

Confessions of an Economic Hitman author John Perkins has a virtual sit down with Patrick Bet-David. Order his book https://amzn.to/3iDb1nL​ (New Confessions of an Economic Hitman) About the guest: John Perkins is an American author. His best known book is Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, in which Perkins claims to have played a role in an alleged process of economic colonization of Third World countries on behalf of what he portrays as a cabal of corporations, banks, and the United States government.
Other books by John Perkins: – Touching the Jaguar https://amzn.to/3kwtfsG​ –
Confessions of an Economic Hitman https://amzn.to/33SX5la
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How 800 Million Pounds of Himalayan Salt Are Mined Each Year | Big Business

Business Insider – Jan 31, 2021

Himalayan salt doesn’t come from the Himalayas. It’s mined deep inside the mountains of Pakistan at the Khewra Salt Mine. The pink rocks are turned into table salt, lamps, and statues, sold at a premium in Western countries. But despite pink salt’s growing popularity abroad, Pakistan, historically, has seen little of the profits.

Bananas As We Know Them Are Doomed

VICE News – Feb 29, 2020

There are thousands of types of bananas but Americans have eyes for only one kind — the very marketable yellow Cavendish, which accounts for 95% of global banana exports. But this multi-billion dollar industry is under threat. A fungus called Panama Disease is rapidly infecting the world’s Cavendish crops and could spell disaster for the monoculture-dependent worldwide banana trade. VICE correspondent Isobel Yeung heads to the heart of banana country in Latin American and the Philippines to see the devastating effects of the disease and to investigate what the loss of the banana would really mean besides a less colorful lunchbox.

Walter Rodney Lecture Series – 2021 Spring Semester

The Walter Rodney Seminar lecture series was inaugurated in the fall of 1977, at the initiative of two doctoral candidates in Boston University’s political science department. It was named after Walter Rodney, the Guyanese scholar and political activist murdered in his native country in 1980, whose best-remembered book, “How Europe Underdeveloped Africa” (1972), has long been considered a classic in African studies. Over the past 35 years, the Walter Rodney Seminar has brought more than five hundred guest speakers to BU’s African Studies Center. The lecture series is interdisciplinary, and has included presentations by established and incipient scholars in all Africa-related disciplines, including history, anthropology, political science, economics, sociology, public health, literature, visual arts, musicology, religion, Islamic studies, international relations, and public diplomacy. “The Rodneys,” as they are often referred to, are a keystone of the weekly activities of the African Studies Center, and regularly fill the room with faculty, students, and community members.

“The Rodneys” are held nearly every Monday during the academic calendar in the center’s William O. Brown Seminar Room (Rm 505), from 12:15 pm to 2:00 pm. For the title of the next lecture, check our website calendar, sign up for our Weekly Brief email, or download the schedule for the current semester below.

Monday, February 8

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Monday, April 26

We Decoded The Symbols From The Storming Of The Capitol | Beyond The Headlines

Insider News

Jan 16, 2021

We looked through hours of footage from the Capitol riot to decode the symbols that Trump supporters brought with them, revealing some ongoing threats to US democracy.