quarta-feira, 25 de novembro de 2015

Thanksgiving to 'Redskins' - Dispelling American Myths That Hide Native Genocide // Empire_File011

Each November, Americans celebrate a mythical version of U.S. history. Thanksgiving Day's portrayal of the experience of Native Americans under the boot of settler-colonialism is one of the Empire's most cherished falsehoods.

To hear about the true story of native peoples' plight - from genocide to reeducation - Abby Martin interviews Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, renowned indigenous scholar and activist, about her most recent book "An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States."

terça-feira, 24 de novembro de 2015

Days of Revolt - Militarizing Education

In this episode of Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges discusses the militarization of higher education institutions with journalist Alexa O’Brien. They uncover the trail of money and influence from the national security state to college programs. Hedges and O’Brien identify the ways in which this apparatus has long­been in effect, and what it could mean for the future. teleSUR http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/v/day...

sábado, 21 de novembro de 2015

Renta Basica - la Pelicula (Spanish subtitles)

‘Cash machine’ Apple creates poor societies

Shared from The Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations SOMO http://www.somo.nl
Original link: https://vimeo.com/143721806

The Taxcast: Edition 47, November 2015

Why is the City of London losing so much business to New York, Hong Kong and Singapore? Our conclusions are quite different from those of a British Bankers Association report on the subject. Plus: the crazy UK-China nuclear power station deal: a sweetener for closer ties between the two nation's financial sectors? One year after #LuxLeaks exposed some of the cosy tax deals being done between tax authorities and multinational corporations we ask how many more 'illegal state aid' deals might have been done? Plus we have a special focus on the results of the latest Financial Secrecy Index 2015 released this month: we look at the top ten worst offenders and ask what can be done about them.

'If the EU doesn't want the US to become the mega tax haven of the 21st century it should start taking serious action to bring the US back to the negotiation table'

~Markus Meinzer, Tax Justice Network.

“It's easier to incorporate a shell company in the US than it is to get a driver's licence or even a library card in many states”

~Clark Gascoigne, FACT Coalition

'I can only imagine what is driving it [the UK-China nuclear deal] is this determination to put the City of London's interests ahead of all of the UK's interests, including security interests.'

~John Christensen, Tax Justice Network

Featuring: The Tax Justice Network's Financial Secrecy Index research coordinator Markus Meinzer and Tax Justice Network director John Christensen, Deputy Director of the FACT Coalition Clark Gascoigne.

Produced and presented by @Naomi_Fowler for the Tax Justice Network. Also available on iTunes.

quarta-feira, 18 de novembro de 2015

Michael Parenti on the Threat of US Imperialism, November 2013

Here's the long-awaited video of Michael Parenti's speech on the threat of US imperialism which he gave at the Revolution Banquet held in Vancouver in November 2013.

Michael Parenti - Growing Up in Italian Harlem

Michael Parenti was on hand for the Symposium of the latest of his 25 books entitled Waiting for Yesterday. Pages from a Street Kid’s Life (Bordighera Press).

The New York Public Library hosted the event at their Mulberry Street branch in New York City on October 31st, 2015.

The first reading was performed by Gil Fagiani and Ketty Romagnoli of Bolgna, Italy, who each respectively took turns reading Litany of San Vito by Gil Fagiani, a poem dedicated to Marcantonio and his legacy.

The event featured a book presentation from author and journalist, Stephen Siciliano, who recently completed a full-length novel about Vito Marcantonio entitled the Goodfather. Siciliano discussed many aspects of of Parenti’s Waiting for Yesterday, highlighting parts that he found to be of the most historical and social significance.

“I know the house you grew up in.” said LuLu LoLo Pascale. “A close friend of mine also lived in that house and so I took a picture and framed it for you.” Dr Parenti delightfully received the picture and gave thanks. Pascale, an East Harlem native herself, as well as an international playwright and performance artist, read “Homage to Puglia” and “Coming Home to Both Worlds,” from Parenti’s book.

Vito Marcantonio Forum Co-chairman, Roberto Ragone, said “Halloween is the one day per year the country says you can be someone who you’re not. So I am going to be Vito Marcantonio while I read the following speech.” Ragone, who has experience working for the City Council, Mayor’s Office, and State Senate, dramatized a speech by the late, great congressman from East Harlem. Ragone also read, “Someone Else to Remember” and “Inventing Space,” his two favorite chapters from Parenti’s Waiting for Yesterday.

Bertell Ollman, the renown political theorist was in attendance and acknowledged by Parenti. East Harlem author and historian, Christopher Bell was also acknowledged. The Vito Marcantonio Forum event was moderated by Gil Fagiani. Artwork and online media was provided by Adam Meyer and Gabrielle Napolitano. The VMF thanks the New York Public Library for providing the venue for the event. Also special thanks to Maria Lisella for press and promotional work.

Michael Parenti actively writes and lectures on a wide-range of topics. You can find his website at MichaelParenti.org and if you are interested in purchasing Waiting for Yesterday, you can find it at Amazon.com.