On Tuesday, March 21st, Ticknor members and friends joined Tim Weiskel for a conversation about his experiences studying and collecting books and maps about Africa. The discussion was based on the topics and questions raised in Tim’s video found here: https://environmentaljusticetv.wordpr…
Andrew Bacevich is a historian, co-founder of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and a retired Army colonel. He joins us for a wide-ranging conversation about China’s 12-point peace plan for Ukraine, how Beijing is taking on a more assertive role in world affairs, and the 20th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. There is “no question” that the 2003 invasion was a war crime, says Bacevich, and he condemns its supporters’ “unwillingness to grapple” with their culpability.
As we continue to look back on the 20th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, we’re joined by Sami Rasouli, an Iraqi native who immigrated to the United States over 35 years ago and became a successful restaurateur and beloved member of the community in Minneapolis. After the U.S. invasion of his home country in 2003, he moved back to Iraq, where he founded the Muslim Peacemakers, a group that works to promote and practice nonviolent conflict resolution and intervention. Rasouli also founded the American Institute for English in Najaf, which was destroyed by a 2020 bombing. He is working on starting a new organization called the American-Iraqi Peace Initiative and currently resides in the U.S. with his family. The war in Iraq has “left scars and a visible legacy” among Iraqis, says Rasouli, who calls for “a just compensation” in the aftermath of the U.S. occupation.
The UN opened its first conference on water security in almost half a century on Wednesday with a plea to governments to better manage one of humanity’s shared resources. Co-chairwoman of the Global Commission on the Economics of Water, Mariana Mazzucato tells Newshour about the scale of the problem.
Also in the programme: Judicial reforms in Israel; and the life-giving molecule found on an asteroid.
(Photo: Haider Jalil, 10, fills a water tank from a truck outside his family home in the village of Al-Bouzayyat which sits on the bank of a former canal which has dried up, in Diwaniya, Iraq. Credit: REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani/File Photo)
The UN’s International Panel on Climate Change says the world is on the brink of irrevocable damage, with global warming above 1.5 degrees Celsius now certain without drastic action. Also in the programme; a senior US figure involved in the invasion of Iraq expresses regret for his government’s poor planning. And an iconic Indian cola brand attempts a comeback.
(Picture: File image of a power station. Credit: Getty Creative)
The corporate takeover of American politics was rapid and ruthless. In 1976, I watched as thousands of corporate lobbyists descended on Washington. Fast forward to today, and lobbying has become a $3.7 billion dollar industry. It all began with the Powell Memo.
About: Johnny Harris is an Emmy-winning independent journalist and contributor to the New York Times. Based in Washington, DC, Harris reports on interesting trends and stories domestically and around the globe, publishing to his audience of over 3.5 million on Youtube. Harris produced and hosted the twice Emmy-nominated series Borders for Vox Media. His visual style blends motion graphics with cinematic videography to create content that explains complex issues in relatable ways.
SUBSCRIBE for more speakers http://is.gd/OxfordUnion Oxford Union on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theoxfordunion Oxford Union on Twitter: @OxfordUnion Website: http://www.oxford-union.org/ Bernie Sanders is the senior United States senator for Vermont and the longest serving Independent in US congressional history. A self-described ‘democratic socialist’. Sanders contested the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 2016 and 2020. Senator Sanders’ new book, It’s OK To Be Angry About Capitalism, came out in February 2023 and we were delighted to welcome Senator Sanders back to the Union to discuss his book and his vision for the future.
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
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