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The Atlantic Trade and Africa: The Portuguese, the Spanish & the Dutch – Parts 1 & 2 | EV & N – 294 & 295 YouTube Version The first two hundred years of the African slave trade were dominated by the Portuguese, the Spanish and the Dutch.  While the Portuguese initiated the trade around the Cape of Good Hope to Asia, the Dutch … Continue reading

George Monbiot: Ending Meat & Dairy Consumption Is Needed to Prevent Worst Impacts of Climate Change

Democracy Now! Published on Nov 29, 2018 – We look at the link between climate change and meat consumption on the heels of a series of damning reports that say if humans don’t act now to halt climate change, … Continue reading

Castles and Dungeons on the Coasts and Islands: Retracing Some Steps in the Atlantic Trade | EV & N 293 | CCTV YouTube Version The detailed study of maps of West Africa in the slave trade reveals new insights about the Atlantic trade.  In addition new forms of online connectivity now makes it possible to link rare-book and manuscript archives … Continue reading


Dark Chocolate: The Bitter Truth Behind the Sweets We All Enjoy | EV & N 292 | CCTV YouTube Version The production of chocolate from cocoa is a modern 21st century multinational industry that is based on the non-voluntary, “slave labor” of children in cocoa producing countries.  This represents an enduring legacy of patterns from the … Continue reading

The Globalization of Food Production: The Atlantic Plantation System and the Origins of Africa’s Food Crisis | EV & N 291 | CCTV YouTube Version The plantation system of production established in the Caribbean and the “New World” only succeeded because of the prior organization and effective operation of plantations for food production in Africa.  The food produced on plantations in … Continue reading


Climate & Sea-Level Update: Digital Dispatches from a World on the Edge

Boston Harbor and surrounding area from the air See related: Sinking Cities | Official Preview | PBS Sinking Cities | Tokyo | Preview | PBS Sinking Cities | London | Preview | PBS Sinking Cities | Miami | Preview | PBS and Sinking … Continue reading


Climate & Sea-Level Update: Digital Dispatches from a World on the Edge | EV & N 290 | CCTV YouTube Version Sea-level is rising around the globe. Governments are slow to act or, worse yet, seek to promote the expanded use of coal and continued extraction of other fossil fuels. Corporations want no action that restricts their … Continue reading

FDA ‘Ignoring The Evidence’ on Cellphones & Cancer

The Law-Makers & The Laws of Nature: Can the Human Community Survive Its Public Leadership in the 21st Century? | EV & N 289 | CCTV YouTube Version Can humanity survive its leaders? Law-makers who think they are in charge of the ecosystem are profoundly deluded.  Humanity will not survive their folly. See related: The Collapse of Public Leadership and the Rise of a … Continue reading

The Collapse of Public Leadership and the Rise of a Citizen-Scientist Alliance for Climate Survival | EV & N 288 | CCTV YouTube Version Political leaders have failed their citizens in virtually countries across the world in the face of humanity’s most pressing crisis. Now citizens and scientists are beginning to build new civic alliances to make plans for the … Continue reading