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Robert Hackett - Climate Change & the Media
26 Jun, 2017 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Climate change poses a long-term threat to humanity and the Earth. Sixty percent of people get their news from TV. How are the networks reporting on the crisis? This is from a study from Media Matters, a non-profit media watchdog organization: “In 2016, evening newscasts and Sunday shows on ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox, collectively decreased their total coverage of...
Renee Saklikar reads from Children of air india: un/authorized exhibits and interjections
20 Jun, 2017 | 1:06:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | Denman Readers and Writers Festival

Saklikar's 2013 book Children of air india: un/authorized exhibits and interjections is a collection of reflections on the lives of people who were killed on June 23, 1985, in an act of terrorism. This is an as-yet-unedited recording of Saklikar's solo reading at the Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival in 2015. The recording has been released by the author...
Noam Chomsky - Neoliberalism: An Accounting
19 Jun, 2017 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Neoliberalism is an odd term when you think about it. It is hardly new and it is not particularly liberal. It has been a great economic success story-for the 1%. The detritus of neoliberalism litters the landscape from smashed unions to shredded safety nets, and deregulation of everything from airlines to banking to telecommunications. And how does one measure the...
Thomas Frank - The Country that Voted for Trump
12 Jun, 2017 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The election of Donald Trump was a stunning political upset. His victory defied the predictions of almost every pundit and pollster. Though he received about 3 million fewer votes than his opponent, the antiquarian Electoral College system in the U.S. gave him the presidency. The New York real estate mogul, TV celebrity and billionaire ran as a self-proclaimed outsider against...
Max Blumenthal – Palestine: 50 Years of Occupation
05 Jun, 2017 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Fifty Years have passed since Israel’s victory in the Six-Day War resulting in the longest military occupation in modern times. On the ground there has been a radical shift in demographics because of the settlements. What began as a few scattered outposts has now mushroomed into vast sub-divisions and cities with Jewish only road networks connecting them make it difficult...
Camille Paglia – Free Women! Free Men!
29 May, 2017 | 0:57:01 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The feminist movement, in its various forms, posed a genuine challenge to patriarchy, male domination. Privilege among most men was seen as a right, the way things were. Within the feminist movement there were different currents and tendencies. Its accomplishments were myriad but there is still much work to be done. Misogyny, hostility, sexual commodification, harassment and violence against women...
Madawi Al-Rasheed - Saudi Arabia: History & Politics
22 May, 2017 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Saudi Arabia is a quixotic ally of the U.S., to say the least. Fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers were from the desert kingdom. In the wake of the attack, the U.S. flew Saudi elites out of the country and then proceeded to invade Afghanistan, though no Afghans were involved in 9/11. You figure it out. Saudi Arabia has supported...
Kali Akuno - Activism: Lessons from Mississippi
15 May, 2017 | 0:57:01 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Mao said, “A single spark can start a prairie fire.” Indeed it can. Rosa Parks is a perfect example of that. Her refusal to sit in the back of the bus led to the Montgomery bus boycott and the beginning of the civil rights movement in the segregated South. They’re some erroneous notions about Rosa Parks - that she was...
Kshama Sawant - What It Takes To Win
08 May, 2017 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

In times of despair and distress there may be the temptation to succumb to apathy and cynicism. What’s the use? Who cares?, etc. That should not be your response. Finding kindred spirits and allies and working on issues important to you such as the environment, war and peace, healthcare, affordable housing, racism, misogyny, homophobia, education, or just getting your town...
Vandana Shiva - Eco-Social Justice on the Global Frontlines
01 May, 2017 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Despite the position of the Trump administration, which has labeled climate change a “hoax” concocted by China, there is virtual universal unanimity that the Earth’s temperature is rising and that human activity is largely responsible. In the face of this crisis Trump is cutting the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency and laying off staff. Is this the kind of...
Eqbal Ahmad - Terrorism: Theirs & Ours
24 Apr, 2017 | 0:57:40 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Terrorism is the scourge of the era. It is a fearsome symbol conjuring up images of ferocious-looking, bearded men brandishing AK-47s. The media focus on the terrorism of official enemies like Saddam Hussein, bin Laden, and Zarqawi. After they were done away with, new demons appear to justify war and bloat the Pentagon budget. Be afraid of ISIS and Al...
David Korten –Toward an Ecological Civilization
17 Apr, 2017 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Will Rogers, a famous U.S. humorist once said, “If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.” Good advice. Wish that it were heeded when it comes to climate change. Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, says, “there's tremendous disagreement” about climate change. Is there? The scientific consensus is close to 100%. The fox is in charge...
Geoffrey Stone - The Fight for Free Speech on Campus
10 Apr, 2017 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The political landscape is increasingly intolerant of opposing views. Campuses are sometimes a battleground. Author Charles Murray was shouted down and prevented from speaking at Middlebury. Condoleezza Rice declined to speak at Rutgers because of protests. Ex-Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos’s talk at UC Berkeley was called off when a minority became violent. Professors such as Steven Salaita and Norman Finkelstein...
The NCRA attended the ICTC Launch!
10 Apr, 2017 | 0:39:31 |
EN | Barry NCRA |

The Information and Communication's Technology Council launch event was attended by the NCRA/ANREC staff. A recording of the speeches made, including one by the Minister for Small Businesses and Tourism is available here.
Arun Gandhi - Gandhian Nonviolence Today
05 Apr, 2017 | 0:57:02 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

As protests and demonstrations continue around the world, once again the relevance of the strategies and tactics of civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance arise. What are we to do when faced with injustice? Look away? Or resist? Are sit-ins, blockades and boycotts viable tools of resistance? Do people risk arrest and incarceration? Thoreau, who was an influence on Mahatma Gandhi...
Laverne Cox - Transgender Visibility
27 Mar, 2017 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The LGBTQ, lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and queer community have made significant strides in recent years in achieving legal recognition and protection. But some of the gains are being rolled back. At stake is whether transgendered persons are protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Higher Education Act amendments. One issue...
Laura Secor - Iran: History & Politics
20 Mar, 2017 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Iran, a country of 80 million people, strategically straddles West and South Asia. Once in Washington’s hip pocket, Iran dramatically left the U.S. orbit in 1979 when the Shah was overthrown and the Islamic Republic was established. The “loss” of Iran was a major blow to Washington’s policy of dominating the Middle East and controlling its oil. Pretty much, ever...
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz - An Indigenous Economic Model
13 Mar, 2017 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The existing economic system in most countries is a kind of state capitalism. It produces enormous inequalities. Its extraction practices are environmentally destructive. Perhaps indigenous models provide a viable alternative. Chief Seattle was a Susquamish chief in what is now Washington State. He reportedly made these observations in an 1854 letter to U.S. President Pierce: “How can you buy or...
Gary Taubes - Sugar: How Sweet It Isn’t
27 Feb, 2017 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making some people very sick. There is growing evidence that sugar triggers chronic diseases such as diabetes that are likely to kill us, or at least hasten our deaths. In the U.S. and Canada about 30 % of the population has diabetes; obesity...
Angela Davis - Beginnings: Movements of Possibility
13 Feb, 2017 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

In times of crisis one can simultaneously see danger and opportunity. Today there is nostalgia for an imagined past and a desire to recreate it. It’s a seductive tale. Things were better then. The country was unchallenged in the world. Jobs were plentiful. Minorities, women, gays, immigrants knew their place. There was order in the land. But over many decades,...
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