domingo, 10 de maio de 2015

The War You Don't See

  
2015 - 'The Coming War' - Contribute to John Pilger's new documentary project here bit.ly/PilgerMovie

Buy The War You Don't See on DVD - networkonair.com/shop/1271-john-pilger-the-war-you-don-t-see.html or as a download at vimeo.com/ondemand/waryoudontsee

John Pilger's 'The War You Don't See' (2011) is a powerful and timely investigation into the media's role in war, tracing the history of 'embedded' and independent reporting from the carnage of World War One to the destruction of Hiroshima, and from the invasion of Vietnam to the current war in Afghanistan and disaster in Iraq. As weapons and propaganda become even more sophisticated, the nature of war is developing into an 'electronic battlefield' in which journalists play a key role, and civilians are the victims. But who is the real enemy?

John Pilger says in the film: "We journalists... have to be brave enough to defy those who seek our collusion in selling their latest bloody adventure in someone else's country... That means always challenging the official story, however patriotic that story may appear, however seductive and insidious it is. For propaganda relies on us in the media to aim its deceptions not at a far away country but at you at home... In this age of endless imperial war, the lives of countless men, women and children depend on the truth or their blood is on us... Those whose job it is to keep the record straight ought to be the voice of people, not power."

Voices of a People’s History of the United States 10th Anniversary | The New School



Voices of a People’s History of the United States, The New School for Public Engagement (http://www.newschool.edu), and Seven Stories Press present a special evening of music and readings to celebrate the tenth-anniversary edition of Voices of a People’s History of the United States and launch the third — and updated — edition of this acclaimed book by Howard Zinn (1922-2010) and Anthony Arnove.

Voices is the primary-source companion to Zinn’s best-selling book A People’s History of the United States. It features the words of visionaries, rebels, and dissenters who have changed the course of our history. Jon Stewart calls Voices “gut-wrenching,” while Salon says it is "Compelling and indispensable.”

Since 2004, the organization Voices of a People’s History of the United States has presented performances around the country to tell the stories of these dramatic activists whose contributions are often overlooked while also developing teaching materials for schools from elementary to college level.

This special tenth anniversary event will include Voices editor Anthony Arnove, singer-songwriter Allison Moorer, musician Deva Mahal, actor and playwright Wallace Shawn, actors Erin Cherry, Brian Jones, Elizabeth A. Davis, Christine Kirk, Kelly MacDonald, Viggo Mortensen, Adepero Oduye, Jessica Pimentel, Susan Pourfar, Peter Sarsgaard, poets Staceyann Chin, Kevin Coval, and Malcolm London, and Howard Zinn's son Jeff Zinn. Music by DJ Charlie Hustle.

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm
John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center

How to Solve America's Biggest Problems with Bernie Sanders!



Watch Bernie and be inspired! Vermont's Independent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks on topics from climate change to income inequality in a Town Hall Meeting in Austin, Texas, on March 31st, 2015.

The Town Hall Meeting discussion items includes:
How to . . .
1) Overturn Citizens United and Get Big Money Out of Politics;
2) Deal with Obscene Wealth and Income Inequality.
3) Combat Climate Change.
4) Create Democracy NOT Oligarchy.

Learn more at: http://BernieSanders.com

Videography/Editing by Jeff Zavala, Grace Alfar and Ruwan Perera
An Austin Indymedia Production
http://austin.indymedia.org

segunda-feira, 4 de maio de 2015

Derrick Jensen from What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire



This is the complete and slightly edited interview footage we shot with Derrick Jensen in 2005, in preparation for our feature-length documentary, What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire.

Howard Zinn The People Speak 2010



Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922 – January 27, 2010) was an American historian, author, playwright, and social activist. He was a political science professor at Boston University for 24 years and taught history at Spelman College for 7 years. Zinn wrote more than 20 books, including his best-selling and influential A People's History of the United States.[2] He wrote extensively about the civil rights and anti-war movements, and labor history of the United States. His memoir, You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train, was also the title of a 2004 documentary about Zinn's life and work

terça-feira, 19 de março de 2013

Wealth Inequality in America



Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is.

References:
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2...
http://danariely.com/2010/09/30/wealt...
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011...
http://money.cnn.com/2012/04/19/news/...

terça-feira, 5 de março de 2013