quarta-feira, 31 de março de 2010

PARAÍSOS FISCALES, La Gran Evasión



¿Quién no ha oído hablar de los Paraísos Fiscales? ¿Pero… para que sirven los Paraísos Fiscales o cual es la razón de ser de los Paraísos Fiscales?

Bueno pues los Paraísos Fiscales existen porque existe el dinero, ni más ni menos, ya que sirven para esconder dinero. ¿Para esconder dinero? Sí, para esconder dinero. ¿Y quién esconde dinero en los Paraísos Fiscales? Pues… los ricos esconden dinero para no pagar impuestos, las empresas esconden dinero para no pagar impuestos, las mafias esconden dinero para no ser descubiertas, el terrorismo esconde dinero para no ser descubierto también. Pero los Paraísos Fiscales no sirven únicamente para no pagar impuestos, pues también sirven para ocultar pérdidas, como en el caso de los bancos que los utilizan para este fin, para ocultar pérdidas ¡Recuerden, la Banca no puede perder nunca, siempre tiene que mostrar beneficios! Las grandes empresas que cotizan en Bolsa también ocultan pérdidas para que las Bolsas no se hundan y por último y esto ya es el “cagarse” los Estados también esconden pérdidas o déficits como ha ocurrido con Grecia recientemente. Si alguien cree que el caso de Grecia es un caso aislado ese alguien es un ingenuo.

Bueno pues para todo esto sirven los Paraísos Fiscales. Se estima aunque es una estimación muy difícil de realizar que los Paraísos Fiscales esconden alrededor de 40 billones de euros que es casi el valor de los bienes y servicios que se producen en el mundo en un año. ¿Y como se las arreglan los Paraísos Fiscales para esconder esas cifras astronómicas de dinero? Ahora lo vais a ver a continuación en este video que se emitió hace algún tiempo por televisión. Os recomiendo que antes de verlo os toméis un antivomitivo.

Y para acabar esta frase “Los paraísos fiscales, como Drácula, temen a la luz... ¿Quien enviará estos "paraísos" al infierno?" o dicho de forma clara y llana ¿Cómo es que los Estados permiten la existencia de los Paraísos Fiscales, tan difícil es acabar con esta lacra? Bueno pues es muy fácil como explicaremos en un próximo artículo pero al mismo tiempo es muy difícil por tratarse de cifras astronómicas de dinero como hemos dicho. Recordemos al respecto esta frase de Quevedo “Poderoso caballero es don Dinero” o estas otras “El día que la mierda tenga algún valor, los pobres nacerán sin culo” y “A un perro con dinero se le llama señor perro"

Fonte: http://www.economiasolidaria.org/

Redes em Rede: construindo alternativas ao capitalismo ( encontro de activistas ibéricos em Ruesta, Arágon, de 1 a 4 de Abril)


Convocatória para os activistas do decrescimento, da permacultura, da agro-ecologia, das cidades e das aldeias em transição, da autogestão, do anarcosindicalismo e de outros sindicalismos combativos, da ecologia social, da economia solidária, da autonomia, e da vida sem capitalismo. Assim como a todos quantos se sentem envolvidos neste processo.

Encontro de 4 dias para pôr em comum e coordenar as redes e movimentos que trabalham e apostam por alternativas ao capitalismo, ao autoritarismo e ao patriarcado.

Queremos conhecermo-nos uns aos outros e aprender a trabalhar de forma coordenada, tanto no âmbito global como nas múltiplas áreas sectoriais. Temos como denominador comum a nossa oposição ao sistema capitalista e a aposta em dar prioridade na construção de alternativas.

O objectivo é partilhar em conjunto e alimentar práticas que significam outra forma de viver. Exemplificar e multiplicar os projectos e as coordenações para avançar na senda de novos modelos socio-económicos.

O local do encontro é em Ruesta, aldeia da provincia de Zaragoza, em Arágon, a oeste da península ibérica, perto dos Pirinéus. Recorde-se que a população de Ruesta foi expropriada e desalojada por causa da construção da represa de Yesa. Desde 1988 a confederação anarcosindicalista CGT ( Confederación General del Trabajo) autogestiona a recuperação de Ruesta, após a sua cedência pela Confederación Hidrográfica del Ebro.

Todo o encontro seguirá segundo dinâmicas assembleárias, com um programa que incluirá áreas temáticas, áreas transversais e reuniões territoriais. Serão tratadas matérias como a habitação, economia alternativa e solidária, trabalhao asalariado, ecologia prática, soberania alimentária, educação, energia, transportesm saúde, relações humanas e vida comunitária, comunicação alternativa, centros sociais e ócio.

Participam activistas dos seguintes movimentos e associações: Podemos vivir sin capitalismo, Ecologistas en Acción, Red de Permacultura Ibérica, CGT, Movimiento Zeitgeist, Xarxa pel Decreixement, Caracol Zaragoza red de personas por la autonomía zapatista, REAS - Red de Redes de Economía Alternativa y Solidaria

Inscrições:
http://www.sincapitalismo.net/es/node/4066

Para saber mais
http://www.economiasolidaria.org/
http://gruposdeconsumo.blogspot.com/
http://www.sincapitalismo.net/es

Para encontrar e conhecer Ruesta:
http://www.ruesta.com/

Fonte: http://pimentanegra.blogspot.com/

Paradis Fiscaux, La Grande Évasion


Paradis Fiscaux, La Grande Évasion Part 1


Paradis Fiscaux, La Grande Évasion Part 2


Paradis Fiscaux, La Grande Évasion Part 3
Enviado por williwauller.

Un documentaire qui explique le fonctionnement et le role des 73 paradis fiscaux mondiaux dans la faillite des pays occidentaux.

Le monde n'a jamais porté autant de richesses. La vente de produits de luxe bat tous les records, le nombre de milliardaires augmente sans cesse... Pourtant les caisses des États sont désespérément vides. Où est donc passé l'argent public ?

Des Caraïbes à Jersey en passant par le Ghana, Frédéric Brunnquell a mené l'enquête sur cette "Grande évasion" et découvert le pot au rose: alors que l'ONU réclame 50 milliards pour éradiquer la pauvreté, plus de 10 000 milliards de dollars sommeillent à l'abri des regards dans les paradis fiscaux. Mais au fait, c'est quoi au juste un paradis fiscal ?

terça-feira, 30 de março de 2010

DESMONTANDO A DARWIN - ENTREVISTA MAXIMO SANDIN

DESMONTANDO A DARWIN - ENTREVISTA MAXIMO SANDIN
from ALISH on Vimeo.

Máximo Sandín es Doctor en Ciencias Biólogicas y en Bioantropología, y ejerce como profesor de Evolución Humana y Ecología en el Departamento de Biología de la Universidad Autonoma de Madrid.

Según él, el darwinismo se ha convertido en una especie de religión, en una justificación del sistema económico vigente. La teoría de "La Selección Natural" por la cual los más fuertes son los más aptos y los únicos que deben sobrevivir, justifica la creencia de que debemos vivir constantemente en competencia. Para Sandín, la naturaleza es algo de una enorme armonía donde no hay basura en los genomas ni virus o bacterias asesinos.

CONTENIDO
El Darwinismo como justificación del sistema existente 00’42”
La Eugenesia 08’30”
¿Por qué no es factible la selección natural? 14’
¿Los genes son egoístas? 16’30”
¿Qué es un gen? 18’47”
¿Qué son las bacterias? 20’55”
¿Son peligrosos los virus? 23’32”
¿Cuál es el origen de la vida? 34’04”
¿En qué estado está la biología ahora mismo? 40’33”
http://timefortruth.es/

Carlos Taibo presenta su libro: "En defensa del decrecimiento: sobre el capitalismo, crisis y barbarie"



Título: Carlos Taibo presenta su libro “En defensa del decrecimiento: sobre el capitalismo, crisis y barbarie” Categoría: Conferencias y Entrevistas; Aula de Sostenibilidad; UNIA Académica Duración: 00:11:33. Fecha de grabación: 2009/28/10 Sinopsis: Carlos Taibo presenta su libro “En defensa del decrecimiento: sobre el capitalismo, crisis y barbarie” en la sede Iberoamericana La Rábida de la UNIA durante su participación como profesor en el XI Master en Medio Natural, acompañado de Carlos Montes codirector del master y de los alumnos, con los que debate y dialoga sobre los principales conceptos del desarrollo sostenible. Temática: Ciencias Económicas; Ciencias Sociales; Ciencias Agrarias y Ambientales. Descriptores: economía, medio ambiente, política, ocio Geográfico: La Rábida / Huelva / Andalucía / España Año y Producción: 2009-12 Universidad Internacional de Andalucía. Realización: SAV- Servicio Audiovisual UNIA. Nacionalidad: España. Equipo Técnico: Enrique Antonio Martínez, dirección; Daniel González, edición. UNIA.282

Decrecimiento, una clave del ecologismo social



Entrevista a Yayo Herrero sobre el decrecimiento, uno de los temas que trata el libro Claves del ecologismo social, de Libros en Acción.

Claves del ecologismo social” refleja el espíritu de Ecologistas en Acción. Un libro imprescindible para quien quiera acercarse a temas como la deuda ecológica, el decrecimiento, la biodiversidad, el ecofeminismo, el consumo crítico, la soberanía alimentaria, el capitalismo global o el cambio climático, entre otros muchos.
http://www.ecologistasenaccion.org/

El petróleo alimenta, pero luego mata: Carlos Taibo



Carlos Taibo, escritor, periodista, profesor, experto en relaciones internacionales, nos explica las malas consecuencias que comporta tener petróleo para un país en desarrollo. Es como una maldición: guerra, represión, codicia, abusos, muerte, hambre, asesinatos, son las cosas que ocurren cuando un país del sur descubre que dispone de la sangre negra que precisan los países desarrollados.
Consumimos 150 mil litros de petróleo por segundo y para disponer de ellos no hay ética, justicia o derecho que se oponga. Se pasa por encimo de todo.
No deja de ser un dato relevante que los países africanos que no disponen de materias energéticas básicas, se han desarrollado 4 veces más que aquellos teóricamente ricos en gas natural i petróleo.
CONFERENCIA CARLOS TAIBO PARTE 1 from ECOLOGISTAS ACCION MALAGA on Vimeo.

Carlos Taibo, experto en Decrecimiento, dio una conferencia en Málaga el día 3 de noviembre. El acto lo organizaba Ecologistas en Acción Málaga.


CONFERENCIA CARLOS TAIBO PARTE 2 from ECOLOGISTAS ACCION MALAGA on Vimeo.

La segunda parte de la conferencia de Carlos Taibo sobre Decrecimiento
http://www.ecologistasenaccion.org/

'En defensa del decrecimiento' Carlos Taibo


'En defensa del decrecimiento' Carlos Taibo from miciudadreal_es

Charla 'En defensa del decrecimiento' a cargo de Carlos Taibo, profesor de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, el 11 de marzo de 2010 en la sede de la CNT en Ciudad Real.

Miciudadreal.es - Diario Digital y Ciudadano de la provincia de Ciudad Real

domingo, 28 de março de 2010

The only answer to organized money is organized people.

BILL MOYERS JOURNAL:  WATCH VIDEO

BILL MOYERS: Listening to a seasoned reporter like Gretchen Morgenson talk about how money overrides reform calls to mind that wicked old curmudgeon and satirist from the last century, Ambrose Bierce, who described politics as "the conduct of public affairs for private advantage." That was long ago but in an eerie way he was forecasting America's perverse political culture today. It seems like every effort to reform a system that's gone awry ends up benefiting the very people who wrecked it in the first place, which is why in his classic little book "The Devil's Dictionary," Ambrose defined reform as "a thing that mostly satisfies reformers opposed to reformation."

So as we heard earlier, the new health care reform bill will hand the insurance industry up to 32 million new paying customers in the years to come, protecting their profits, feeding the insatiable greed of their C.E.O.'s and filling the campaign coffers of the politicians they wine and dine. The drug companies bought their protection before the fight even began, when the White House agreed that if they supported reform - reform, not reformation - they could hold on to their monopoly...no imports of cheaper drugs from abroad, no prescriptions filled at a lower price by our Canadian neighbors to the north.

As for financial reform, well as you heard Gretchen Morgenson say, a year and a half after Wall Street brought us so close to fiscal hell we could smell the brimstone, we still don't have reform. Senator Chris Dodd has sounded like a champion of reform ever since he announced he will not run for reelection. About time. Since 2005, his top ten campaign contributors have included Citigroup, A.I.G., Merrill Lynch and the now deceased Bear Stearns, all front-line players in bringing on the financial calamity.

Then there are the Republicans, shamelessly hawking their favors en masse to the highest bidder. The website Politico.com reports that the re-election campaign of Tennessee Senator Bob Corker - who's one of the key negotiators on financial reform -- sent an e-mail to Wall Street lobbyists soliciting contributions of up to $10,000 for a chance to meet or even grab a meal with the senator. Informed of the e-mail, Corker was shocked, shocked, saying it was, quote, "grotesque and inappropriate."

But did House Republican leader John Boehner think it was inappropriate last week when he advised the American Bankers Association to fight back against new rules and regulations?

This is of course the same John Boehner who in the summer of 1995 walked around the floor of the House of Representatives handing out checks to his fellow Republicans - checks from a tobacco company mind you. I'm not making this up.

So wouldn't we like to have been a fly on the wall earlier this year, when John Boehner sat down for drinks with Jamie Dimon, the C.E.O. of JP Morgan Chase. Reportedly he invited the financial community to pony up the cash and see what good things follow. It's the political version of loading the dice to make sure you win in the game of reform.

I'm not sure what Ambrose Bierce would say about the scam but I think he might agree that the only answer to organized money is organized people.

That's it for the JOURNAL but the debate goes on at our website on pbs.org. Just click on "Bill Moyers Journal." You'll find there just who's fighting financial reform - and how much cash they're spreading around to do it. That's all at pbs.org.

I'm Bill Moyers and I'll see you next time.

Truth in Advertising





A great story about how a marketing campaign is made. Speakers say what they think and not what they should say you will like it
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One day in 1968, Jane Elliott, a teacher in a small, all-white, Iowa town divided her third grade class into blue-eyed and brown-eyed groups and gave them a daring lesson in discrimination. This is the story of the lesson, it's lasting impact on the children and it's enduring power 30 years later.

Figures in Critical Pedagogy - Henry Giroux



A dialogue between Joe L. Kincheloe, Canada Research Chair in Critical Pedagogy and Henry A. Giroux, Global Television Network Chair in Communication Studies. Production Team Giuliana Cucinelli Photi Sotiropoulos Dr. Shirley R. Steinberg Special Thanks To Susan Searls Giroux Produced for The Paulo and Nita Freire International Project for Critical Pedagogy
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4534031316914805287

sábado, 27 de março de 2010

Gretchen Morgenson on Bill Moyers March 26, 2010


Eighteen months after the economic meltdown, why has Washington been unable rein in Wall Street with serious regulation? Bill Moyers speaks with financial journalist Gretchen Morgenson for a candid look at the obstacles facing substantive reform and what Congress' proposed legislation would — and wouldn't — accomplish.
More about banking reform and more from Gretchen Morgenson.

Una reflexión política sobre la expresión "desarrollo sostenible"

Desarrollo sostenible versus organización del decrecimiento Développement durable contre organisation de la décroissance from IES XXI on Vimeo.

Une réflexion politique sur l'expression "développement durable".

Fonte: http://www.decrecimiento.info/

sexta-feira, 26 de março de 2010

Health care, done. Financical system?



Fixing the financial system is United States President Barack Obamas next task after tackling health care reform. There are many who think the economy and particularly the banking system should be on the next item on the list taken care of.
http://mediachannel.org/videos/


"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it, and a moral code that glorifies it.”
– Political economist Frederic Bastiat, The Law [1850]

“I used to think of Wall Street as a financial center. I now think of it as a crime scene.”
– Filmmaker Danny Schecter, Plunder (2009)

"How the Media Frames Political Issues" by Scott London

In The Emergence of American Political Issues (1977) McCombs and Shaw state that the most important effect of the mass media is:
"its ability to mentally order and organize our world for us. In short, the mass media may not be successful in telling us what to think, but they are stunningly successful in telling us what to think about."

Insights Into the Mind of the Child



Ever wonder why children can watch the same movie over and over and never tire of it? Learn more about a childs thought processes with UCSF pediatrician Dr. Andrea Marmor.

Stanford's Sapolsky On Depression in U.S. (Full Lecture)



Stanford Professor Robert Sapolsky, posits that depression is the most damaging disease that you can experience. Right now it is the number four cause of disability in the US and it is becoming more common. Sapolsky states that depression is as real of a biological disease as is diabetes.

Stanford University:
http://www.stanford.edu/

Stanford University Channel on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/stanford

Will Proposed Financial Regulatory Overhaul Actually Reform Wall Street?


With the main healthcare reform bill signed into law, Democrats say congressional efforts to reform Wall Street and the nation’s financial regulatory system will soon top the Obama administration’s agenda. A measure put forward by Sen. Christopher Dodd is being described as the biggest overhaul of financial rules since the 1930s, but critics have faulted the proposal for giving additional power to the Federal Reserve while gutting the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency and housing it inside the Fed.

Economist Ha-Joon Chang on “The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism”


The US government has poured hundreds of billions of dollars into the US economy in the wake of the financial crisis. But what steps are being taken to address the crisis on a global scale? The worldwide financial crisis is forcing some to rethink the neoliberal policies widely blamed for the financial collapse. We speak with University of Cambridge economist Ha-Joon Chang, author of Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism.

 
A rising young star in the field of economics attacks the free-trade orthodoxy of The World Is Flat head-on-a crisp, contrarian history of global capitalism.

One economist has called Ha-Joon Chang "the most exciting thinker our profession has turned out in the past fifteen years." With Bad Samaritans, this provocative scholar bursts into the debate on globalization and economic justice.
Using irreverent wit, an engagingly personal style, and a battery of examples, Chang blasts holes in the "World Is Flat" orthodoxy of Thomas Friedman and other liberal economists who argue that only unfettered capitalism and wide-open international trade can lift struggling nations out of poverty. On the contrary, Chang shows, today's economic superpowers-from the U.S. to Britain to his native Korea-all attained prosperity by shameless protectionism and government intervention in industry. We have conveniently forgotten this fact, telling ourselves a fairy tale about the magic of free trade and-via our proxies such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization-ramming policies that suit ourselves down the throat of the developing world.
Unlike typical economists who construct models of how the marketplace should work, Chang examines the past: what has actually happened. His pungently contrarian history demolishes one pillar after another of free-market mythology. We treat patents and copyrights as sacrosanct-but developed our own industries by studiously copying others' technologies. We insist that centrally planned economies stifle growth-but many developing countries had higher GDP growth before they were pressured into deregulating their economies. Both justice and common sense, Chang argues, demand that we reevaluate the policies we force on nations that are struggling to follow in our footsteps.

Ha-Joon Chang & Kevin Gallagher, on Globalization



Ha-Joon Chang and Kevin Gallagher, two distinguished economists, talk about their new books "Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism" by Dr. Chang, and "The Enclave Economy: Foreign Investment and Sustainable Development in Mexico's Silicon Valley" by Dr. Gallagher.

Making Change Without Money



We can accept Obama's challenge and make change at the local level using complementary currencies to create and retain jobs, produce housing, provide health care and elder care, and reduce the carbon and greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change. We don't need lots of federal funding and major policy change - we just need to mobilize using old-fashioned community organizing skills.

quinta-feira, 25 de março de 2010

Banu Güven interview with Immanuel Wallerstein part 1/3


Banu Güven interview with Immanuel Wallerstein part 2/3


Banu Güven interview with Immanuel Wallerstein part 3/3


Immanuel Wallerstein is the former President of the International Sociological Association (1994-1998), and chair of the international Gulbenkian Commission on the Restructuring of the Social Sciences (1993-1995). He writes in three domains of world-systems analysis: the historical development of the modern world-system; the contemporary crisis of the capitalist world-economy; the structures of knowledge. Books in each of these domains include respectively The Modern World-System (3 vols.); Utopistics, or Historical Choices for the Twenty-first Century; and Unthinking Social Science: The Limits of Nineteenth-Century Paradigms.

Immanuel Wallerstein: The chaotic state of the world system


Immanuel Wallerstein talked to an audience of 500 people at the Old Student Union House in Helsinki on Wednesday, March 5, 2008. The presentation was part of an event Capitalism '08. The possibilities of a freer future.

The topic of Immanuel Wallerstein's lecture was The chaotic state of the world system. Wallerstein predicted that capitalism is drifiting toward its end - not through a revolution - but because the system is not profitable enough for the capitalists themselves. According to Wallerstein, the reason for this is that the price of labour has been increasing since the birth of capitalism around the 15th century.

The event took place at the old student house which was one of the main venues of the 1968 radical student movement in Finland. Other international speakers of the event were Rodrigo Nunes, Ruth Reitan and Peter Waterman.

The event was organized by Left Forum, Attac at the University of Helsinki, Political Science Department of the University of Helsinki, NIGD, KSL Civic Association for Adult Learning, Finnish Construction Trade Union, Le monde diplomatique (Finland) and Demokratiafoorumi VK.

There is now a 20 minute video available from the event.
Capitalism '08 video

Capitalism ´09 seeking alternatives to global capitalism
Watch the videos

quarta-feira, 24 de março de 2010

Sam Keen: In The Absence of God


Berkeley Arts and Letters

As global residents within a culture of fanaticism, materialism, and greed, is it possible to bridge our differences and dwell in harmony in the twenty-first century? Celebrated author Sam Keen believes that a new understanding of the role of religion in our lives is essential for such a transformation. And that nothing less than our existence hangs in the balance.

In In the Absence of God, Keen offers a provocative critique of the present state of religion and leads the way down a new path -- one of renewal for us and our troubled society. By recovering the experience of the sacred, Keen argues, we may renew our own relationship with God and discover the religious commonality we all share, ending bridging differences that have divided Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, and others.

Known throughout religious and philosophical circles alike, Keen has spent his life asking the "big questions," and in In the Absence of God, he does not shy away from some of the most difficult and provocative questions concerning religion today:

What does religion offer us in today's world? How has religion failed us? Must we choose between religious fundamentalism and atheism -- or is there a hopeful alternative? How can religion address the challenges and violence we face every day?

Keen reminds us that the answers to these questions lie at the heart of religion and shows us how to access them. By reviving the sacred in everyday life through an appreciation of such elementary emotions as wonder, gratitude, anxiety, joy, grief, reverence, compassion, outrage, hope, and humility, we may rediscover God for ourselves and find a way to live in peace. There is no transcript for this programPremium content is available

Beyond Good & Evil: Children, Media & Violent Times

http://www.mediaed.org/

The belief that �good triumphs over evil� resonates deeply in our psyche through religious, cultural, and political discourses. It is also a common theme in the entertainment media where the struggle between good and evil is frequently resolved through violence. The potential negative impact of media violence on children has long been a public concern. It is even more troubling when U.S. military violence, both in the news and in the entertainment, is often glorified as heroic and patriotic.

Children's worlds of fantasy and reality collided when our political leaders, in response to the September 11th tragedy, simplified the complex international relationships into a fight between good and evil. The Bush administration used the narrative strategically�and the news media perpetuated it with enthusiasm�pumping up patriotism and generating public support for the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.

This video examines how the "good and evil" rhetoric, in both the entertainment and the news media, has helped children to dehumanize the enemies, justify their killing and treat the suffering of innocent civilians as necessary sacrifice. The interviews include media scholars (Robert Jenson, Robin Andersen), child psychologists (Diane Levin, Nancy Carlsson-Paige), teachers (Merrie Najimy, Brian Wright), educators (Eli Newberger and Betty Burkes), and the children themselves.

Behind the Screens: Hollywood goes Hypercommercial

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http://www.mediaed.org/

Hollywood movies are rapidly becoming vehicles for the ulterior marketing and advertising motives of studios and their owners, rather than entertainment in their own right.

Behind the Screens explores this trend toward "hypercommercialism" through phenomena such as product placement, tie-ins, merchandising and cross-promotions. It combines multiple examples taken directly from the movies with incisive interviews provided by film scholars, cultural critics, political economists, and an Oscar-nominated screenwriter.

Behind the Screens presents an accessible argument designed for school and college-age audiences-- precisely the demographic most prized by both Hollywood studios and advertisers alike. It features examples drawn from movies such as Wayne's World, Forrest Gump, The Lion King, Summer of Sam, and Toy Story. Interviewees include Jeremy Pikser, Oscar-nominated screenwriter of the Warren Beatty film Bulworth; Mark Crispin Miller, Professor of Communication at New York University; Susan Douglas, Professor of Communication at the University of Michigan; Professor Robert W. McChesney of the Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Professor Janet Wasko of the university of Oregon.

Sections: Product Placement: Advertising Goes to the Movies
Making Movies for Marketers: Cross Promotions, Merchandising, Tie-ins
Hijacking the Movies: Hollywood in the Age of Conglomerates
Limiting Stories: Making Movies in a Hypercommercial Age

terça-feira, 23 de março de 2010

Militainment, Inc. - Militarism & Pop Culture




Militainment, Inc. offers a fascinating, disturbing, and timely glimpse into the militarization of American popular culture, examining how U.S. news coverage has come to resemble Hollywood film, video games, and "reality television" in its glamorization of war. Mobilizing an astonishing range of media examples - from news anchors' idolatry of military machinery to the impact of government propaganda on war reporting - the film asks: How has war taken its place in the culture as an entertainment spectacle? And how does presenting war as entertainment affect the ability of citizens to evaluate the necessity and real human costs of military action? The film is broken down into nine sections, each between 10 and 20 minutes in length, allowing for in-depth classroom analysis of individual elements of this wide-ranging phenomenon.

Source : http://www.mediaed.org/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=135
 
Bernard Williams - Unavoidable Human Prejudice part 1


Bernard Williams - Unavoidable Human Prejudice part 2


Bernard Williams - Unavoidable Human Prejudice part 3


Bernard Williams - Unavoidable Human Prejudice part 4


Bernard Williams - Unavoidable Human Prejudice part 5


Bernard Williams - Unavoidable Human Prejudice part 6


Bernard Williams - Unavoidable Human Prejudice part 7


Bernard Williams - Unavoidable Human Prejudice part 8


Bernard Williams - Unavoidable Human Prejudice part 9


Bernard Williams is an English moral philosopher of 20th century. He is well known for being critical of utilitarianism. He is described to be "analytic philosopher with the soul of a humanist" and is an avid admirer of Friedrich Nietzsche. He is well-known for questioning orthodoxies and traditional claims made in ethics. Williams also is an atheist.

Gilbert Ryle said that Williams "understands what you're going to say better than you understand it yourself, and sees all the possible objections to it, all the possible answers to all the possible objections, before you've got to the end of your sentence."

In this talk, Williams talks about unavoidable human prejudice and Singerian utilitarianism.

I really suggest you go through entire lecture before you comment. Take your time and do not be hesitant to play the video once or twice more.

The Third Conference on Law and Mind Sciences: "The Free Market Mindset: History, Psychology, and Consequences"

Juliet Schor - Part 1


Juliet Schor - Part 2


Juliet Schor - Part 3


Juliet Schor presented at the third annual conference on Law and Mind Sciences,The Free Market Mindset: History, Psychology, and Consequences, which took place on March 7, 2009 at Harvard Law School.

She is a Professor of Sociology at Boston College. Before joining Boston College, she taught at Harvard University for 17 years, in the Department of Economics and the Committee on Degrees in Women's Studies.

Macroeconomics for Sustainability - Makroökonomische Fragen



Daniel O´Neill - University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Juliet Schor - Boston College, USA
Peter Victor - York University, Canada
Chair: Thomas Wieser - Federal Ministry of Finance,Austria
Rapporteur:Sigrid Stagl - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
http://www.ustream.tv/user/geschuetz

segunda-feira, 22 de março de 2010

“Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking;”
- Leo Tolstoy

Genetically Modified Food - Panacea Or Poison


http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7727700015953778314

Indian Environmentalist Vandana Shiva: “It Is Time for the US to Stop Seeing Itself as a Donor and Recognizing Itself as a Polluter, a Polluter who Must Pay”


The world-renowned Indian environmental leader and thinker Vandana Shiva spoke before thousands at Saturday’s protest in Copenhagen. On Sunday, I spoke with her at Klimaforum, the People’s Climate Summit, and asked for her assessment of President Obama and what he represents in the climate change talks.

Arundhati Roy on Obama’s Wars, India and Why Democracy Is “The Biggest Scam in the World”


We speak with acclaimed Indian writer and activist Arundhati Roy on President Obama, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, India and Kashmir and much more. Roy also talks about her journey deep into the forests of central India to report on the Maoist insurgency.

The Story of Bottled Water (2010)

http://storyofbottledwater.org/

 The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day) employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industrys attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. The film concludes with a call to take back the tap, not only by making a personal commitment to avoid bottled water, but by supporting investments in clean, available tap water for all.

Our production partners on the bottled water film include five leading sustainability groups: Corporate Accountability International, Environmental Working Group, Food & Water Watch, Pacific Institute, and Polaris Institute.

sábado, 20 de março de 2010

Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey



The Journey of Man is a documentary that talks about our evolution, our recent history, and how we came to be to the way we are today. It looks at the Y chromosome, that's passed down from male to male, and tracks the marker mutations to map our ancestors' journey. It's how we conquered the Earth in just the last 59,000 years.
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=130F35BB9A9FAD46

sexta-feira, 19 de março de 2010

The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey


http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8866568816093486330


Around 60,000 years ago, a man--identical to us in all important respects--lived in Africa. Every person alive today is descended from him. How did this real-life Adam wind up father of us all? What happened to the descendants of other men who lived at the same time? And why, if modern humans share a single prehistoric ancestor, do we come in so many sizes, shapes, and races?

Showing how the secrets about our ancestors are hidden in our genetic code, Spencer Wells reveals how developments in the cutting-edge science of population genetics have made it possible to create a family tree for the whole of humanity. We now know not only where our ancestors lived but who they fought, loved, and influenced.

Informed by this new science, The Journey of Man is replete with astonishing information. Wells tells us that we can trace our origins back to a single Adam and Eve, but that Eve came first by some 80,000 years. We hear how the male Y-chromosome has been used to trace the spread of humanity from Africa into Eurasia, why differing racial types emerged when mountain ranges split population groups, and that the San Bushmen of the Kalahari have some of the oldest genetic markers in the world. We learn, finally with absolute certainty, that Neanderthals are not our ancestors and that the entire genetic diversity of Native Americans can be accounted for by just ten individuals.

It is an enthralling, epic tour through the history and development of early humankind--as well as an accessible look at the analysis of human genetics that is giving us definitive answers to questions we have asked for centuries, questions now more compelling than ever.

LOST CIVILIZATIONS: AFRICA, A HISTORY DENIED


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Enviado por Top-Notch112.

Recently picked up set specifically for DVD entitled "Africa: A History Denied". DVD contains some excellent little known facts, however film could have covered this material in far less time. Would have loved to see some of the more major ancient African civilizations profiled such as Ghana, Mali, Songhay, or Nubia. Would also like to see a more historically correct portrayal of African personalities like Hannibal of Carthage and societies such as the Moors or Ancient Egypt (Kemet). This product pails in content and engagement to Micosoft's Encarta Africana, 3rd Edition or most other current History Channel type docu-dramas.
- by JoJo

LOST CIVILIZATIONS PRESENTS AFRICA: A HISTORY DENIED


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Enviado por Top-Notch112.

Europeans played a significant role in shaping the history of Africa especially Great Zimbabwe even though the Europeans never actually came in contact with its citizens. For centuries, Europeans wanted to discover a vanished Anglo empire that had amassed vast riches inside of Africa. Having caught wind of a rumor of a great civilization inside of southern African, Karl Mauch stumbled across the ruins of Great Zimbabwe in nineteen seventy nine (Davidson 178).

The Europeans were convinced that Africans were incapable of creating these marvelous structures. Karl Mauch believed that Great Zimbabwe was the palace of Queen Sheeba and he called it "the city of gold". For many years, white Africans would not credit blacks for being the creators of Great Zimbabwe, because the whites did not believe blacks were capable of creating such magnificent creativity (Waterston video).

Archaeologists excavated carelessly; they wanted to get to the bottom layer of the ruins because it was believed that this layer held the secret to proving that this was a white civilization, and proving whites had been dominate in South Africa (Effland 2). Because of this, the excavation ruined a lot of artifacts that verified the truth about thr civilizationFor a long time, white Africans would not credit blacks for being the creators of Great Zimbabwe, because the whites thought blacks inferior and incapable of creating such magnificent monuments. Cecil Rhodes dug up Great Zimbabwe in order to locate gold and diamonds, and robbed the civilization of many of its treasures (Waterston video). There is little knowledge of this civilization, as its history was passed downby by word of mouth, and none of the history was recorded.

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Cloaked in darkness since medieval times, the spectacular ruins of the once dazzling, southern African kingdom of Great Zimbabwe posed a thorny dilemma for white settlers who claimed to have "discovered" the region a mere hundred years before. Refusing to believe the massive, finely hewn walls could be the product of native culture, white "experts" eager to claim the land for Europeans credited the ancient city to everyone from wandering Phoenicians to the biblical Queen of Sheba. In so doing, they began a long insidious European tradition of willful misinterpretation of Africa's past, until, in the ultimate irony, the place where human history began would become a place with no history of its own.

Now, trek inland to the remote site of Great Zimbabwe, a fabulous "lost city," which reached its glory in the 14th century. Then, sift the sands of time to uncover the equally splendid culture of Africa's Swahili Coast. The fabulously wealthy center of the thriving gold and ivory trades until the 16th century, its cities now lie all but forgotten, buried under centuries of indifference. Reclaiming their past from a long tradition of racial prejudice and neglect, the descendants of these lost cultures are only now discovering the extraordinary achievements of Africa's indigenous civilizations.

Actor Sam Waterston hosts this ten-part series that revisits ancient cultures on four continents. Dramatic re-enactments recall key historic events, and attractive location footage provides viewers with interesting information about the featured cultures. This episode looks at some of the trade routes established by the ancient, sub-Saharan tribes of Africa.
"A democratic civilization will save itself only if it makes the language of the image into a stimulus for cultural reflection, not an invitation for hypnosis."
- Umberto Eco

Genetic Engineering and the Secret Changes in Your Food



Andrew Kimbrell, Center for Food Safety director and author of "Your Right to Know: Genetic Engineering and the Secret Changes in Your Food", discusses GMOs and how to eat safely and ecologically.

quinta-feira, 18 de março de 2010

The Real Story of the Boston Tea Party


The Real Tea Party Story from INVISIBLE HAND on Vimeo.

What exactly were the original Teabaggers fighting against?
What is the Coffee Party and how are they trying to change the conversation? How can you find out more about bipartisan solutions to our fractured democracy -like getting money out of our political campaigns?
http://www.gettingagrip.org/

Authors@Google: Andrew Kimbrell



Andrew Kimbrell visits Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss his book "Your Right to Know: Genetic Engineering and the Secret Changes in Your Food." This event took place on July 22, 2008, as part of the Authors@Google series.

More than half of America's processed grocery products -- from corn flakes to granola bars to diet drinks -- contain genetically altered ingredients. They are unlabeled and untested, and we are eating them. "Your Right to Know" is a complete, full-color reference guide outlining how unmarked genetically modified foods go from the factory to the family dining table, and what consumers can do about the health risks they present. This accessible guide is for concerned parents -- as well as anyone concerned about genetically altered foods -- who want to know more about the potential health risks, the organic alternatives, and the methods available to counter the corporate takeover of the food we eat.

ANDREW KIMBRELL serves as the executive director of the Center for Food Safety and the International Center for Technology Assessment and has been involved in public interest legal activity for nearly 20 years. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Harpers, Utne Reader, and the Ecologist. Andrew lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and two children.

Danny Schechter - Media&War



Boston Jan 30, 2010. New England Antiwar Conference.
Journalist Danny Schechter, MediaChannel.org
Panel #2: Debunking the War on Terror.
Clip dedicated and edited for FileZ. Mum.
Call for a March 20, 2010 mobilization.

Patent for a Pig - the Big Business of Genetics (GMO/DNA)



One way or another, Monsanto wants to make sure no food is grown that they don't own -- and the record shows they don't care if it One way or another, Monsanto wants to make sure no food is grown that they don't own -- and the record shows they don't care if it One way or another, Monsanto wants to make sure no food is grown that they don't own -- and the record shows they don't care if it One way or another,
Monsanto wants to make sure no food is grown that they don't own -- and the record shows they don't care if it's safe for the environment or not. Monsanto has aggressively set out to bulldoze environmental concerns about its genetically engineered (GE) seeds at every regulatory level. The building blocks of life on earth , DNA, is now being polluted and new alien life forms are being "produced". The Monsanto Pig (Patent pending) The patent applications were published in February 2005 at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in Geneva. A Greenpeace researcher who monitors patent applications, Christoph Then, uncovered the fact that Monsanto is seeking patents not only on methods of breeding, but on actual breeding herds of pigs as well as the offspring that result. If this passes, it will create a standard that corporations can own entire SPECIES.
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=C05914578772F919

Patent For a Pig



As a powerful corporate giant attempts to patent living genetic material, this film asks what the consequences are for mankind.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1669587865067156619

The Denial Machine



In the past few years, a hurricane has engulfed the debate about global warming. This scientific issue has become a rhetorical firestorm with science pitted against spin and inflammatory words on both sides. This documentary shows how fossil fuel corporations have kept the global warming debate alive long after most scientists believed that global warming was real and had potentially catastrophic consequences. It shows that companies such as Exxon Mobil are working with top public relations firms and using many of the same tactics and personnel as those employed by Phillip Morris and RJ Reynolds to dispute the cigarette-cancer link in the 1990s. Exxon Mobil sought out those willing to question the science behind climate change, providing funding for some of them, their organizations and their studies.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=522784499045867811

The Heat Is Online

quarta-feira, 17 de março de 2010

Rameau, Platée, La Folie !



Gala anniversaire des Musiciens du Louvre et Marc Minkowski autour de Rameau. L'air de La Folie dans l'opéra bouffe Platée exécuté par la soprano Mireille Delunsch.

WICI Seminar: Is our Concept of Moral Responsibility Newtonian? with Karen Houle

Is our Concept of Moral Responsibility Newtonian? - Karen Houle from http://vimeo.com/user2485691 on Vimeo.

"Is our Concept of Moral Responsibility Newtonian?" Briefly, I argue that while we have come to appreciate that certain issues facing us today are genuinely complex, not merely complicated, we therefore need to build and mobilize interventions, whether epidemiological, architectural or economic, which are themselves sufficiently informed by complexity and thus, able to "meet" their intended objects of concern. We have not put as much time and effort into rethinking the basic concepts with which we try to make normative judgments and recommendations in and around those same complex issues. The conceptual landscape of moral philosophy is oddly Newtonian. This is especially true in the case of climate change and collective responsibility. I discuss what features a concept of responsibility adequate to complex issues need to have.

Speaker Profile
Karen L. F. Houle is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Guelph, specializing in ethics and in social & political philosophy. Author of articles on philosophical figures: Foucault, Spinoza, Deleuze & Guattari, Derrida, Butler & Irigaray; and topics: friendship, animal perception, abortion, surrogacy, intellectual property, feminism and ownership, politics and pedagogy, and standpoint epistemology. She is also a member of the Canadian "Community of Practice in Ecosystem Approaches to Health", and a nationally-recognized published poet: Ballast (House of Anansi Press, 2001); and During (Gaspereau Press, 2008).
http://sig.uwaterloo.ca/

terça-feira, 16 de março de 2010

TOXIC ALBERTA



Once pristine wilderness, Alberta is now a world of poisoned water, polluted air, and rare cancer. VBS travels to the oil sands of Canada to investigate the impact of digging for this previously unobtainable oil.

Canada's Internet Explained


http://openmedia.ca/

Donald Gutstein: Propaganda Hijacks Democracy



Introduction: Bob Hackett
Speaker: Donald Gutstein

Donald Gutstein teaches news media research, journalism studies and documentary research in the School of Communication at SFU. His new book Not A Conspiracy Theory: How Business Propaganda Hijacks Democracy. He has written many articles on media, business, propaganda and politics for the Georgia Straight, The Tyee and other publications.


North Americans have expressed themselves loud and clear on a wide range of issues--like the need for expanded and affordable health care—but it often feels like the politicians in power aren’t really listening.
The truth is, maybe they aren’t.
In Not a Conspiracy Theory, Donald Gutstein skillfully documents one of the most important but least recognized political developments in the last thirty years: the prolonged propaganda campaigns mounted by business to change our minds on fundamental issues of social life.
He explores such topics as the Propaganda Century; American Roots: The Rise of the Corporate Propaganda System; The Propoganda Machine in Action: The `90s and Beyond; Delaying Action on
Climate Change: Killing Medicare … to save it? and, Targeting Corporate Propaganda’s Vulnerabilities.
For anyone who worries that the propaganda machine might hijack the democractic process, Not a Conspiracy Theory is a must read.

“…ambitious, well-researched book…” - The Georgia Straight

Eco-Math | Sustainability Television


Rex Weyler, author, journalist, father, and co-founder of Greenpeace International, speaks frankly about the last 5 Billion years on planet Earth. This (30 minute) video helps us to grasp the magnitude of human interaction with nature, and how the choices we make today will affect us in years to come.
http://www.sustainabilitytelevision.com/video/762

segunda-feira, 15 de março de 2010

MONEY AS DEBT - DINHEIRO COMO DÉBITO



Veja a lista de reprodução com todas as partes aqui:

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=563AEBBD4EEFDDCB

Excelente animação pelo artista gráfico e videógrafo canadense, Paul Grignon.

Ele explica em detalhes - o atual perverso sistema monetário baseado em débito. Este vídeo de 47 minutos vídeo é um acompanhamento perfeito para o excelente documentário THE MONEY MASTERS (Os senhores do dinheiro) pois se dedica aos detalhes da mecânica da criação do dinheiro privado.

O documentário é um interessante adendo ao THE MONEY MASTERS, um documentário detalhado, de 3 ½ horas que introduz o tema da moderna manipulação financeira e sua história.

Apóie o produtor, adquira o DVD original aqui:
http://www.moneyasdebt.net/

ou aqui:
http://www.themoneymasters.com/

domingo, 14 de março de 2010

Barbara Ehrenreich - Bright-Sided


Barbara Ehrenreich - Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America, Oct. 22, 2009 from pdxjustice Media Productions on Vimeo.

Bright-Sided: Barbara Ehrenreich



Barbara Ehrenreich presents a sharp-witted knockdown of America's love affair with positive thinking and an urgent call for a new commitment to realism.

Americans are a "positive" people -- cheerful, optimistic, and upbeat: this is our reputation as well as our self-image. But more than a temperament, being positive, we are told, is the key to success and prosperity.

In this utterly original take on the American frame of mind, Barbara Ehrenreich traces the strange career of our sunny outlook from its origins as a marginal nineteenth-century healing technique to its enshrinement as a dominant, almost mandatory, cultural attitude. Evangelical mega-churches preach the good news that you only have to want something to get it, because God wants to "prosper" you. The medical profession prescribes positive thinking for its presumed health benefits. Academia has made room for new departments of "positive psychology" and the "science of happiness."

Nowhere, though, has bright-siding taken firmer root than within the business community, where, as Ehrenreich shows, the refusal even to consider negative outcomes -- like mortgage defaults -- contributed directly to the current economic crisis.


A sharp-witted knockdown of America’s love affair with positive thinking and an urgent call for a new commitment to realism
 
Americans are a “positive” people—cheerful, optimistic, and upbeat: this is our reputation as well as our self-image. But more than a temperament, being positive, we are told, is the key to success and prosperity.

In this utterly original take on the American frame of mind, Barbara Ehrenreich traces the strange career of our sunny outlook from its origins as a marginal nineteenth-century healing technique to its enshrinement as a dominant, almost mandatory, cultural attitude. Evangelical mega-churches preach the good news that you only have to want something to get it, because God wants to “prosper” you. The medical profession prescribes positive thinking for its presumed health benefits. Academia has made room for new departments of “positive psychology” and the “science of happiness.” Nowhere, though, has bright-siding taken firmer root than within the business community, where, as Ehrenreich shows, the refusal even to consider negative outcomes—like mortgage defaults—contributed directly to the current economic crisis.

With the mythbusting powers for which she is acclaimed, Ehrenreich exposes the downside of America’s penchant for positive thinking: On a personal level, it leads to self-blame and a morbid preoccupation with stamping out “negative” thoughts. On a national level, it’s brought us an era of irrational optimism resulting in disaster. This is Ehrenreich at her provocative best—poking holes in conventional wisdom and faux science, and ending with a call for existential clarity and courage.

The Politics and Practice of Sustainable Living



Woody Tasch, author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money, discusses a New Approach to Money

Woody Tasch is the chairman and CEO of Investors' Cirlce--a network of over 200 angel investors, professional venture capitalists, foundations, family offices and others who are using private capital to promote the transition to a sustainable economy. He is also the author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered, from Chelsea Green Publishing.
 
 
Could there ever be an alternative stock exchange dedicated to slow, small, and local? Could a million American families get their food from CSAs? What if you had to invest 50 percent of your assets within 50 miles of where you live?

Such questions—at the heart of slow money—represent the first steps on our path to a new economy.

Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money presents an essential new strategy for investing in local food systems and introduces a group of fiduciary activists who are exploring what should come after industrial finance and industrial agriculture. Theirs is a vision for investing that puts soil fertility into return-on-investment calculations and serves people and place as much at it serves industry sectors and markets.

Leading the charge is Woody Tasch—whose decades of work as a venture capitalist, foundation treasurer, and entrepreneur now shed new light on a truer, more beautiful, more prudent kind of fiduciary responsibility. He offers an alternative vision to the dusty old industrial concepts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries when dollars, and the businesses they financed, lost their connection to place; slow money, on the other hand, is firmly rooted in the new economic, social, and environmental realities of the 21st century.

Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money is a call to action for designing capital markets built around not extraction and consumption but preservation and restoration.

Is it a movement or is it an investment strategy? Yes.

About the Author
Woody Tasch is president of the newly formed NGO Slow Money and Chairman Emeritus of Investors’ Circle, a nonprofit network of angel investors, venture capitalists, foundations, and family offices that, since 1992, has facilitated the flow of $130 million to 200 early-stage companies and venture funds dedicated to sustainability. He lives in northern New Mexico. For information about Slow Money please visit http://www.slowmoneyalliance.org/.