Egyptology Archive – May 11, 2019
The discovery of a rare mass grave with the bones of nearly 60 people outside Luxor sends archaeologists on a quest to find out who the remains belong to, why they were buried the way they were and what was happening in ancient Egypt that would have led to a mass burial. Could the collapse of the empire’s Old Kingdom provide any clues?
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Timeline – World History Documentaries – Jun 23, 2017
Researching a climatic catastrophe that rocked the Earth in A.D. 535, causing two years of darkness, famine, drought and disease. Written records from China, Italy, Palestine and many other countries suggest a huge catastrophe blighted the world in 535AD. But the cause of it has been uncertain. Was it a comet? An asteroid? A volcano? Archaeologist David Keys reveals the latter is to blame for the Dark Ages of famine and plague that shaped the world order of today.
Democracy Now! – Nov 23, 2022
Noam Chomsky remembers the life and legacy of longtime peace and civil rights activist, lawyer and author Staughton Lynd, who has died at the age of 92. Lynd faced professional blowback after he was a conscientious objector during the Korean War and an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War, and later supported U.S. soldiers who refused to fight in Iraq. We feature an extended interview excerpt from when he appeared on Democracy Now! in 2006 to discuss the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq, his conscientious objector status and the 1993 Ohio prison uprising in Lucasville. Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs on over 1,500 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream at https://democracynow.org Mondays to Fridays 8-9 a.m. ET.
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[It would be hard to overstate the crucial importance of Professor Staughton Lynd on the Yale campus in the late 1960s and particularly for the members of the Class of 1968.
Professor Lynd stood out as a principled opponent to a war in which America had assumed the post-colonial legacy of Empire from the French in Indo-China. The Vietnam war was massively unpopular among the Yale student body — and all around the country. Along with the Yale Chaplin, The Reverend William Sloane Coffin, Jr., and a handful of other courageous professors including Robert Jay Lifton and Kai Erickson at Yale as well as Professor Noam Chomsky at MIT and Howard Zinn at Boston University — Professor Lynd came to represent the best highest example of what a principled scholar could achieve through devoted scholarship combined with a commitment to international social and political justice.
His death will be widely remembered and he presence deeply missed among all those who were fortunate meet and come to know him.]
Facing Future – Nov 23, 2022
Hosted by Raya Salter, members of The Black Hive, including founder, Valencia Gunder, Wes Gobar, and Dr. Dominic Bednar, as well as singer songwriter AY Young shine a light on the need for global energy justice. Energy is power. How can that power, which has grown out of colonialism and slavery, be shifted to benefit everyone? COP 27, filled with big oil, coal and gas interests, failed to reach a deal to transition equitably and rapidly from fossil fuels, while people throughout the world lack affordable, clean energy and suffer environmental and climate injustice. The Black Hive is working to address the needs of people who have been marginalized and to find a pathway, by advocating programs like community solar, to equitable energy distibution. Edited by Glenn Goodwin Music by AY Young For more information, and to join the Balck Hive, visit https://theblackhive.org/ For more information on the state of our planet visit the FacingFuture Library at https://facingfuture.earth/library.
AcreTrader’s CEO, Carter Malloy, discusses the characteristics of farmland investments that have historically allowed it to outperform most major asset classes. See how farmland has performed compared to stocks, gold, and commercial real estate as well as the risk/reward that each asset has offered over time.
Wealthy investors can diversify beyond stocks and bonds by owning cornfields. John Taylor of U.S. Trust says farmland produces capital gains as well as income.
The Environmental Protection Agency is launching a civil rights investigation into whether the state of Mississippi discriminated against the majority-Black capital of Jackson when it refused to use federal funds to address the city’s dangerous water crisis. Mississippi has received federal funds to address drinking water needs since 1996 but distributed funds to Jackson just three times over this 26-year span. “For years, Black communities have faced intentional disinvestment” in water infrastructure, says Abre’ Conner of the NAACP, which filed the complaint that led to the investigation. Conner says that through the creation of the EPA’s new civil rights office, the government now has “an opportunity to make right the wrongs that have happened to Black communities and to other historically disadvantaged communities for years.”