segunda-feira, 6 de julho de 2015

Techno Fix - Why Technology Won’t Save Us Or the Environment

You might not want to pin your hopes on nanotechnology, genetic engineering, or miracle drugs, says Michael Huesemann, author of Techno-Fix: Why Technology Won’t Save Us Or the Environment. As much as we’d like to believe that technological innovation will let us magically continue our lifestyle and prevent social, economic, and environmental collapse, Huesemann shows that most technological solutions are ineffective—and, in the presence of continued economic growth, modern technology does not promote sustainability, but hastens collapse.

Profiting Without Producing: How Finance Exploits Us All -- A lecture by Costas Lapavitsas

The lecture by Costas Lapavitsas, Professor of Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London celebrates the release by Verso Press of Profiting Without Producing: How Finance Exploits Us All. Lapavitsas explores the roots of the recent economic crisis in terms of "financialization," the most salient feature of which is the rise of financial profit, in part extracted directly from households through financial expropriation, and discusses the options available for controlling finance and resolutions to the current crisis.

The event was moderated by Cornel Ban, Assistant Professor of International Relations at Boston University and a specialist in the political economy of crises and transitions.

Costas Lapavitsas's research interests include the relationship of finance and development, the structure of financial systems, and the evolution and functioning of the Japanese financial system.

The event was jointly sponsored by the Center for the Study of Europe, the Center for the Study of Asia, the Program in East Asian Studies, and the Undergraduate Economics Association at Boston University.

quarta-feira, 1 de julho de 2015

CITIZENFOUR - Edward Snowden Documentary New

CITIZENFOUR is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA).

Poitras had already been working on a film about surveillance for two years when Snowden contacted her, using the name “CITIZENFOUR,” in January 2013. He reached out to her because he knew she had long been a target of government surveillance, stopped at airports numerous times, and had refused to be intimidated. When Snowden revealed he was a high-level analyst driven to expose the massive surveillance of Americans by the NSA, Poitras persuaded him to let her film.

CITIZENFOUR places you in the room with Poitras, Greenwald, and Snowden as they attempt to manage the media storm raging outside, forced to make quick decisions that will impact their lives and all of those around them.

CITIZENFOUR not only shows you the dangers of governmental surveillance—it makes you feel them. After seeing the film, you will never think the same way about your phone, email, credit card, web browser, or profile, ever again.

domingo, 14 de junho de 2015

Century of Enslavement: The History of The Federal Reserve


What is the Federal Reserve system? How did it come into existence? Is it part of the federal government? How does it create money? Why is the public kept in the dark about these important matters? In this feature-length documentary film, The Corbett Report explores these important question and pulls back the curtain on America's central bank.

End Of Britain - The Plague of the Black Debt

There is an unsolvable problem at the heart of our financial system.

And we believe it could be about to cause an alarming change to all our lives.

It could radically alter the way you work, how much you earn, the way you look after your family and plan for the future. In truth all of those things could be about to come under threat.

But those who prepare for it now have a chance to protect themselves.

So please take a look at our report in full, today. The impact on your wealth could be lasting.

domingo, 7 de junho de 2015

Demain La Décroissance N°18 - Paul Ariès

Paul Ariès, 55 ans, est politologue, essayiste et rédacteur en chef du mensuel les « Z’indignés » après avoir été celui du « Sarkophage ». Il est un militant actif de l’objection de croissance, de la lutte contre la publicité et de la malbouffe. Fermement convaincu que la décroissance est synonyme de partage des richesses, il fustige les décroissants austéritaires et est adepte du « buen vivir » qu’il traduit par « décroissance gourmande ». Il co-organise en juillet 2012 le forum mondial sur la pauvreté avec la communauté Emmaüs et aime à rappeler que « sa décroissance n’est pas de droite » . En 2014, il signe l'appel du Mouvement pour la sixième République initié par Jean-Luc Mélenchon et le Parti de gauche.
Interview de 80 mn réalisé par Christian Laurut pour "Demain La Décroissance".

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

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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."