quarta-feira, 30 de junho de 2010

El fin de la democracia


Armas de desinformacion masiva

Armas de desinformacion masiva from veralex on Vimeo.

Somos los seres mas manipulados que el Mundo jamás conoció. Han modelado como vestimos, que comemos, como pensamos, que opinamos, a quien odiamos y a quien admirar; nos han arreado como a un rebaño de cordero hacia el matadero a traves de los medios, que son manejados por los poderosos que los financian.

Completo, Ilha das Flores - Uma produção de Jorge Furtado.

Versión doblada en español.

terça-feira, 29 de junho de 2010

War Made Easy - How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning us to Death


War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq. Narrated by actor and activist Sean Penn, the film exhumes remarkable archival footage of official distortion and exaggeration from LBJ to George W. Bush, revealing in stunning detail how the American news media have uncritically disseminated the pro-war messages of successive presidential administrations. War Made Easy gives special attention to parallels between the Vietnam war and the war in Iraq. Guided by media critic Norman Solomon’s meticulous research and tough-minded analysis, the film presents disturbing examples of propaganda and media complicity from the present alongside rare footage of political leaders and leading journalists from the past, including Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, dissident Senator Wayne Morse, and news correspondents Walter Cronkite and Morley Safer. If you appreciated this documentary and/or would like to view the high quality DVD, please consider supporting the makers (Media Education Foundation) by purchasing and/or donating at the above link. http://www.warmadeeasythemovie.org/ Only the TRUTH will set US free


Are extraordinary police powers and cuts to people's safety net the G20 plan for the future?

Rich Media, Poor Democracy


If a key indicator of the health of a democracy is the state of its journalism, the United States is in deep trouble. In Rich Media, Poor Democracy, Robert McChesney lays the blame for this state of affairs squarely at the doors of the corporate boardrooms of big media, which far from delivering on their promises of more choice and more diversity, have organized a system characterized by a lack of competition, homogenization of opinion and formulaic programming.

Through numerous examples, McChesney, and media scholar, Mark Crispin Miller, demonstrate how journalism has been compromised by the corporate bosses of conglomerates such as Disney, Sony, Viacom, News Corp, and AOL Time Warner to produce a system of news that is high on sensationalism and low on information. They suggest that unless citizen activism can reclaim the commons, this new corporate system will be characterized by a rich media and an ever impoverished, poor democracy.

CONTRALUZ - 22 JULHO nos CINEMAS - Trailer 1 com mensagem de António Feio. Partilhem a mensagem!

Site oficial: http://FilmeContraluz.com
Filme do realizador português Fernando Fragata inteiramente filmado nos Estados Unidos que conta no elenco com actores americanos e portugueses, entre eles, Joaquim de Almeida e Evelina Pereira.
Uma história ao estilo de Twilight Zone (A Quinta Dimensão) com um forte conteúdo Humanitário.

AMAZONIA, Última Llamada - Capítulo 2: Aislados

Enseña la forma de vida de esta tribu amazónica, que incluye un sistema económico colectivista y respetuoso con el medio ambiente. Documental de la serie "Amazonia, última llamada", emitida por Canal +.

segunda-feira, 28 de junho de 2010

Watch live streaming video from rabbletv at livestream.com

UNICEF: Girls' rights in the spotlight as key to development


NEW YORK, 26 April 2010 International experts have gathered in New York this week to find new ways to strengthen the rights of adolescent girls.

Their three-day seminar, Adolescent Girls Cornerstone of Society: Building Evidence and Policies for Inclusive Societies, began today. It was organized by UNICEF and the New School Graduate Program in International Affairs.

At the start of the seminar, writer and New York University Law School Professor Carol Gilligan presented the latest research on adolescent girls. The data show that as they grow up, girls instinctively resist becoming part of a society that does not value them as highly as their brothers.

Girls resistance is key to the realization of what I see as a feminist vision, she explained. That is not an issue of women or men, or a battle between women and men, but one of the great liberation movements in human history ... the movement to free democracy from patriarchy.

Consciousness. Alan Grindal. icollege lecture


Neurologist Alan B. Grindal discusses the essence, operation, and pathology of human consciousness. The Pierian Spring Academy is a non-profit, free-standing organization in Sarasota, Florida that offers lectures and courses for adults. Biology Medicine Science icollege lecture

domingo, 27 de junho de 2010

Ethan Watters: The Globalization of the American Psyche

Berkeley Arts and Letters

American culture is homogenizing the way the world goes mad. Our exportation of everything from movies to junk food is a well-documented phenomenon. But neither our golden arches nor our bomb craters represent our most troubling impact on the world: the bulldozing of the human mind itself.

In Crazy Like Us, leading trend-spotter and science writer Ethan Watters shows that we are not only changing the way the world treats and understands mental illness, we are actually changing the symptoms and prevalence of the diseases themselves.

Watters travels the world to illustrate the ways in which Western influences have changed mental illness.

In Hong Kong, he meets teenagers who have learned from American culture that anorexia is the modern way to express distress, and who began refusing food after a wave of Western celebrities and researchers began raising awareness. In Zanzibar, he witnesses a much milder and more bearable form of schizophrenia than what we have in the States.

In Sri Lanka, he sees western crisis counselors bungle the treatment of tsunami victims and actually cause the community more distress.

And in Japan, he tells the story of the drug companies selling depression itself to create a market for a new drug.

Maps of Meaning 1: Monsters of Our Own Making


This half hour video was broadcast on TV Ontario in 2004, as the 1st of a 13-part series dealing with mythology and neuroscience. It is based on the book, Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief. Theme: The rise of rationality and the scientific method comprised a significant challenge to the religious world-view, but in its place rose ideological systems of true horror, led by resentful and arrogant tyrants such as Mao Tse-Tung, Stalin and Hitler. The demolition of traditional theories of morality thus opened the floodgates for pathological replacements of unforeseeable rigidity and cruelty.

Banca Pública

Banca Pública from AttacTV on Vimeo.

Attac España ha presentado en el Congreso de los Diputados a los medios de comunicación y parlamentarios una campaña en la que pide que se nacionalicen las cajas de ahorro españolas. Esta iniciativa surge en una coyuntura actual de fusión de cajas cuyo fin último es la privatización de las mismas. En el acto de presentación estuvieron presentes el portavoz de Izquierda Unida en el congreso, el diputado Gaspar Llamazares; el presidente de Attac España, Carlos Martínez; el miembro del Consejo Científico de Attac, Juan Torres, y la presidenta de Attac Francia, Susan George. La Antena Sociedad Cooperativa Valenciana ha realizado para Attac Tv un reportaje que recoge las intervenciones más importantes realizadas en el transcurso de la conferencia de prensa y declaraciones de los participantes.

Brian Nosek- Ideology and Automaticity

Brian Nosek's presentation from the 2008 Project on Law and Mind Sciences (PLMS) Conference.

"Listen to a partisan, and you might believe that ideology is the result of reasoned analysis of social life. Listen to the evidence, and you might be convinced that the partisans' reasons are the product of ideology, rather than the cause of it. My research group investigates the automatic basis of ideology and moral judgment, and how deliberative reasoning is a secondary act that emboldens or corrects the initial "gut" judgment."

For more speaker videos and to find out more about this year's conference, please visit the PLMS website.


The Situationist Blog

Brian Nosek's Faculty Page

Edward said on Culture and imperialism


Labor Beat: Demonizing the Inner City - Ideology and the Urban Poor


In this presentation, Steve Macek-- author of the book "Urban Nightmares: The Media, The Right and the Moral Panic over the City" (University of Minnesota Press, 2006) – analyzes the hysteria over the central city and the urban poor that permeated American politics and popular culture in the 1980s and 90s. He dissects the way mainstream politicians (Rudolph Giuliani, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Sr.) , conservative intellectuals and the corporate media conspired to demonize inner city neighborhoods and their residents. In particular, he discusses the way that TV news reproduced and validated the right’s stigmatizing, victim blaming images of the urban poor. Ultimately, he critiques the reactionary political interests served by this divisive discourse on urban pathology and points to what activists can do to counter its destructive influence. Assorted visuals. Produced by Labor Beat. Labor Beat is affiliated with IBEW 1220. Views expressed are those of Labor Beat, not necessarily of IBEW. Labor Beat is a CAN TV Community Partner. For more info: mail@laborbeat.org. 312-226-3330. www.laborbeat.org

Guernica, Picasso, art & revolution

Guernica, Picasso, art & revolution from International Marxist Tendency on Vimeo.

Alan Woods, of the International Marxist Tendency, speaks at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, where a replica of Picasso's great painting of the massacre at Guernica is on display. Using this powerful masterpiece as a starting point, Alan explores what makes great art; to what extent is great art a reflection of the period from which it comes; and can propaganda be great art?

sábado, 26 de junho de 2010

Marxism & Art - Alan Woods, International Marxist Tendency - London 2009

Marxism & Art - Alan Woods, International Marxist Tendency - London 2009 from International Marxist Tendency on Vimeo.

Alan Woods, Author / Editor of marxist.com gives a lecture about the important role that art plays in revolutionary political movements, and how art changes to reflect the social and political events of the time. Chelsea College of Art, April 2009

Art as a Commodity - an interview with Alan Woods


Alan Woods was recently interviewed by some cultural theory students about the commodification of modern art and its cultural significance within a capitalist society.

The Role of the Media in the Beijing Olympic Games

Evaluating the Impact of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Panel 4: The Role of the Media in the Beijing Olympic Games. USC symposium brought together scholars and practitioners who shared research insights on China's public diplomacy strategies and the impact of these games on perceptions of China's soft power resources and global attitudes towards a rising China.

Research Methods - Semiotics with Jill Terry


Semiotics (Documentary)

Symbols and signs, what does it all mean? Produced for High Tech High Media Arts, 12th grade senior project in Margaret Noble's class and exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego.

Semiotics: the study of signs

a short educational animated film; an introduction to the study of semiotics

Semiotics explained


Cultural Theory: Althusser's Concept of Ideology

College course lecture from Ron Strickland.

The Agenda on Ideology


We Need Majority Rule in CA! By George Lakoff

We Need Majority Rule in CA! By George Lakoff from Jon Stiffler on Vimeo.

At the Santa Rosa Democratic Club meeting on 1/27/10, we watched Obama's State of the Union address, then listened to Norman Solomon and George Lakoff speak their minds. Following the presentations, I asked Solomon and Lakoff to present a concise statement of what they had to say to the audience of over 200 Northern California progressives. Here is a sample of Lakoff's discussions with folks and his statement as to what we should be doing to help straighten out the political mess that California is in presently.

G20: Doves on finance reform, hawks on austerity

Rob Johnson: Real cause of massive debt was caused by finance sector, not people's social programs

Le capitalisme vert, les perils de la mascarade verte

Paul Ariès, nous dévoile dans cet entretien une stratégie politique bien rodée et qui s’appuie sur ce que la recherche fait de mieux dans le domaine des technologies de pointe destinées à soumettre l’être humain et la planète aux appétits financiers de quelques transnationales.
Sources : http://www.vive-fr.org ou http://www.rene-balme.org

sexta-feira, 25 de junho de 2010

With Rumored Manhunt for Wikileaks Founder and Arrest of Alleged Leaker of Video Showing Iraq Killings, Obama Admin Escalates Crackdown on Whistleblowers of Classified Information


Pentagon investigators are reportedly still searching for Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange, who helped release a classified US military video showing a US helicopter gunship indiscriminately firing on Iraqi civilians. The US military recently arrested Army Specialist Bradley Manning, who may have passed on the video to Wikileaks. Manning’s arrest and the hunt for Assange have put the spotlight on the Obama administration’s campaign against whistleblowers and leakers of classified information. We speak to Daniel Ellsberg, who’s leaking of the Pentagon Papers has made him perhaps the nation’s most famous whistleblower; Birgitta Jónsdóttir, a member of the Icelandic Parliament who has collaborated with Wikileaks and drafted a new Icelandic law protecting investigative journalists; and Glenn Greenwald, political and legal blogger for Salon.com.

quinta-feira, 24 de junho de 2010



Con la solidaria intención de que prevalezca la verdad y la justicia, se ha publicado este Documental, que revela un derrame o siniestro equivalente a 30 veces el producido por el Exxon Valdez. CHEVRON TEXACO debe pagar por el genocidio provocado; además de la afectación de flora y fauna irrecuperables.

Interview - Economist Dean Baker

Interview with Dean Baker, economist and co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and author of "The Conservative Nanny State: How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer"

Entrevista a Susan George en CNN+

Entrevista a Susan George en CNN+ from AttacTV on Vimeo.

La presidenta de honor de ATTAC Francia, Susan George, se encuentra estos días en España presentando su libro “Sus crisis, nuestras soluciones” (Icaria 2010). Durante la conversación, la lucidez en el análisis y su capacidad de hacer propuestas, fue la tónica de la entrevista que le realizó Iñaki Gabilondo en el programa “Hoy” en CNN+.

La escritora, norteamericana pero de nacionalidad francesa, hizo un análisis sobre la actual coyuntura económica y social, desarrollando un retrato certero de la realidad y los efectos de la crisis: “las finanzas están gobernándolo todo, los gobiernos están haciendo reverencia a los mercados”, y también denunció sus consecuencias: “de estas crisis surge un sector muy pequeño que sale ganando y se enriquece y a su vez un número creciente de pobres con problemas de acceso al agua y la comida”.

La politóloga fue gráfica al representar la realidad actual con un esquema de círculos opresivos y de influencia, y propuso un cambio de orden dando prioridad a las personas y al medioambiente: “actualmente el círculo de mayor influencia serían las finanzas, luego la economía y, finalmente, el entorno y la sociedad; debemos cambiar la prioridad: el primero sería el entorno medioambiental que nos es necesario, luego sería la sociedad y finalmente, a su servicio, la economía y las finanzas”.

Finalmente, Susan George hizo mención a su actividad en la organización ATTAC, e hizo un repaso documentado del momento actual: recordó la crisis de los años 30 en Europa, habló del negocio del agua, de la tasa Tobin, de la devaluación del trabajo y propuso los pasos que se deben dar para resolver las verdaderas crisis: debemos “lograr alianzas para presionar a nuestros gobiernos y al G-20 para que actúen contra las crisis medioambientales y las de pobreza y desigualdad”.

Fonte: http://www.attac.es/entrevista-a-susan-george-en-cnn/

Escape the Freedom Fence

Our first day in T-Dot and already shit's hectic. If you plan on being here and have a bike, make sure it's equipped with front and rear lights and a bell. Helmets are not mandatory in Toronto. For info on the days of actions visit the Toronto Community Mobilization Network http://attacktheroots.net/ . Stay tuned tomorrow seems for more updates from the streets of resistance.

2010 People's Summit Launch - Mary Walsh

June 18, 2010 - Toronto G20 Summit. This Video is a part of a series that can be found at: http://bchannelnews.tv/?p=5478

G20: Is state debt the great threat?

Dean Baker: Most G20 leaders are pushing the same policies that led the world into the Great Depression

quarta-feira, 23 de junho de 2010

Anticapitalismo, decrecimiento y ecosocialismo

Charla de Esther Vivas: "Frente a al crisis respuestas anticapitalistas. Decrecimiento, soberanía alimentaria y ecosocialismo", en Sevilla, 1 de junio en el Centro Vecinal Pumarejo. Organiza Izquierda Anticapitalista Sevilla, junto con la Red Decrecimiento Sevilla.

Vídeo realizado por Samuel Pérez Arquellada.

Comida Incorporada, Food INC.

Comida Incorporada, fue nominada al Óscar 2010 dentro de la categoría de documental. Aparentemente la oposición que generó entre cierto grupo de agroindustriales motivó que no fuera galardonada el pasado domingo 7 de marzo de 2010.
Ha llegado para hacer reflexionar a mucha gente.
Es un documental estadounidense de 2008 dirigido por el cineasta ganador de un Emmy Robert Kenner. El filme está ligeramente basado en el bestseller de no ficción del 2001 Fast Food Nation, de Eric Schlosser, y The Omnivore's Dilemma de Michael Pollan.
Robert Kenner levanta el velo que desde hace muchos años cubre y protege a la industria alimentaria de Estados Unidos. Expuestos quedan temas antes escondidos, tales como los intrincados mecanismos con los que la industria ha manipulado a la FDA (United States Food and Drug Administration) y a la USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) para favorecer sus prácticas corruptas en la producción de alimentos a pesar de poner en rieso la salud de los consumidores. De una manera ligera si es que eso existe hablando de destapar barbaridades pero interesante, Kenner deja a la luz del día temas como la falta de regulación en cuanto a normas de seguridad para trabajadores de la industria alimentaria, el frágil estilo de vida de los granjeros de hoy en día y los terribles abusos a nuestro ecosistema.
El primer segmento del film examina la producción industrial de carne, llamándola inhumana y económica y ambientalmente insostenible.1 2 El segundo segmento se centra en la producción industrial de grano y verduras, etiquetándola de económica y ambientalmente insostenible también.1 2 El tercer y final segmento trata sobre el poder económico y legal de las grandes compañías de produccion de alimentos (que según los autores se basa en ofrecer comida barata pero contaminada y en el uso de químicos basados en el petroleo, sobre todo pesticidas y fertilizantes) y la promoción de hábitos de consumo de comida insalubre hacia el público americano.

Entrevista con Eric Toussaint

Eric Toussaint, doctor en ciencias políticas y Presidente del CADTM-Bélgica (Comité por la Anulación de la Deuda del Tercer Mundo), estuvo en la ciudad de Barcelona el pasado 13 de enero presentando su último libro, "50 preguntas y 50 respuestas sobre la deuda, el FMI y el Banco Mundial".

James Giordano - Neuroscience, Reverence and Moral Sense

James Giordano, PhD (http://www.neurobioethics.org/)

Presented on September 11, 2009 at the United Nations, New York

The Nour Foundation
Blackfriars Hall, Oxford University
Georgetown University Symposium Series
Technology, Neuroscience, and the Nature of Being: Considerations of Meaning,
Morality, and Transcendence Toward a Common Morality

Neuroscience - Brains, Minds, and Selves: What is it like to be a bat, and what does it matter?


Presented by James Giordano Ph.D, M.Phil., Director of the Center for Neurotechnology Studies, and Chair of Academic Programs at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Arlington, VA.

Neuroscience - Brains, Minds, and Selves: What is it like to be a bat, and what does it matter?


This is part 1 of a 7-part talk - http://www.youtube.com/user/NCASVideo#grid/user/7B129DAD57967094

Presented by James Giordano Ph.D, M.Phil., Director of the Center for Neurotechnology Studies, and Chair of Academic Programs at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Arlington, VA.

The field of neuroscience has achieved considerable insight to the workings of the brain. While the most essential question how brains produce consciousness and mind remains enigmatic, what is becoming increasingly evident is that even simple brains enable a variety of complex functions including the capacity to think, feel pain and be self-aware. Thus, it appears that if an organism has the neurological wetware that is, a brain of some sort it is likely, if not probable that they will be able to run a program that produces a mind.

In this lecture, Dr. James Giordano, a neuroscientist and neuroethicist, argues that the cornerstone question is not if other organisms have a mind, but what kind of mind they have. He discusses whether neuroscience and technology can provide some insight to philosopher Thomas Nagels metaphorical query, what is it like to be a bat? In other words, now that science has privileged a realization that non-human minds can exist, will technology allow us to know what it is like to be another being, and what can we -or perhaps more importantly, should we do with such knowledge?

Dr. Giordano discusses key questions and issues that have arisen in, and from modern neuroscience, including: Do all brains give rise to minds?; Do all minds give rise to a self?; How much brain is required to evoke and sustain a mind or self?and How much brain must be changed to change a mind or self? He discusses how both these questions and their potential answers really do matter, as they force us to confront long-held, somewhat dogmatic views about the nature of consciousness, what it means to be, the uniqueness of humans, the ubiquity of pain, and the moral implications and consequences of our regard and actions.

Giordano addresses how things neuro can be misinterpreted, misperceived and misused by the public, market and socio-political agendas. In cautioning against such misdirection, he argues for a neuroethics that enables science and society to use current knowledge in ways that prudently inform and guide our treatment of both human and non-human selves.

Views expressed are those of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of the National Capital Area Skeptics

James Giordano Ph.D, M.Phil., is Director of the Center for Neurotechnology Studies, and Chair of Academic Programs at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Arlington, VA, and is Senior Research Associate of the Wellcome Centre for Neuroethics, and Uehiro Centre for Practical Philosophy at the University of Oxford, UK. He is IGERT Professor of Science, Technology, Ethics and Policy at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Neuroscience and Neuroethics at Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms Universität, Bonn, Germany, and is Chair of the Capital Consortium on Neuroscience, Ethics, Legal and Social Issues (www.ccnelsi.org).

Dr. Giordanos most recent books include Scientific and Philosophical Perspectives in Neuroethics (with Bert Gordijn, Cambridge University Press); Pain, Mind, Meaning and Medicine (PPM Press), and Pain Medicine: Philosophy, Ethics, and Policy (with Mark Boswell; Linton Atlantic Books). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journals Philosophy, Ethics and Humanities in Medicine, and Synesis: A Journal of Sceince, Technology, Ethics and Policy; Associate Editor of the international journal Neuroethics, and Series Editor of Advances in Neurotechnology: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues, published by CRC Press. The author of over 130 papers on neuroscience, neurotechnology, and neuroethics, Dr. Giordanos ongoing research is focused upon the neuropathology of chronic pain, and the moral, ethical and social issues evoked by the use of novel neurotechnologies in the study and treatment of pain.

He and his wife Sherry, a naturalist, writer, and artist, commute between Old Town Alexandria, VA and Oxford, UK. (For further information, please see: www.neurobioethics.org

terça-feira, 22 de junho de 2010

accion contra la banca y el fraude hipotecario

Campaña de la Plataforma de afectados por la hipoteca para denunciar la usura bancaria y el fraude hipotecario.Mas de 350.000 familias que quedaran en la calle y encima con deuda, mientras los bancos reciben ayudas publicas y siguen haciendo beneficios millonarios.Que no queden impunes! Ha llegado el momento de pasar a la acción y denunciar que Este banco engaña, estafa y echa a la gente de su casa. Empapelemos los bancos! Si quieres pegatinas ponte en contacto con nosotros en www.afectadosporlahipoteca.com No te olvides de firmar en: http://www.petitiononline.com/pah/petition.html

No Shock Doctrine for Britain

Join the fight against the Tory/Lib Dem 'savage cuts' to our public services. The new British Government is about to try to force through massive and un-needed cuts to our public services in an 'emergency budget'. Britain has massive assets, long term debts, and very low taxes. There is no need to destroy the public services it has taken 100 years to build up in this country, and on which the majority of us depend. Join the fight, today.

Interview with Vandana Shiva for the documentary Money & Life.

Vandana Shiva Part 1 from StormCloud Media on Vimeo.

Vandana Shiva Part 2

Vandana Shiva Part 3

Vandana Shiva Part 5

Vandana Shiva Part 6

Vandana Shiva Part 7

Vandana Shiva Part 8

Entire interview with Charles Eisenstein for the documentary Money & Life

Charles Eisenstein from StormCloud Media on Vimeo.
Visit moneyandlifemovie.com.

David Korten 1 from StormCloud Media on Vimeo.

Interview with David Korten for the upcoming documentary Money & Life. Visit moneyandlifemovie.com.

segunda-feira, 21 de junho de 2010

Conferencia Manfred Maxneef

Entrevista Manfred Max-Neef

El premio Nobel Alternativo, Manfred Max-Neef, chileno-alemán, estudió economía y, tras unos años en la empresa privada, se dedicó a estudiar e investigar el fenómeno de la pobreza. Realizó su carrera profesional en varios países de América Latina, primero como funcionario de distintos
organismos de Naciones Unidas como la FAO, la OIT y la OEA y después como investigador y profesor universitario. Desarrolló los principios de la economía descalza, la teoría del desarrollo a escala humana, la hipótesis del umbral, y los fundamentos de la transdisciplinaridad.

domingo, 20 de junho de 2010

Economía Transdisciplinaria para la Sustentabilidad

Economía Transdisciplinaria para la Sustentabilidad from Gilberto Goyes on Vimeo.

Postulados de Alfred Max-Neef:
1.La economía está para servir a las personas y no las personas para servir a la economía.
2.El desarrollo se refiere a las personas y no a los objetos.
3.El crecimiento no es lo mismo que el desarrollo y el desarrollo no precisa necesariamente de crecimiento.
4.Ninguna economía es posible al margen de los servicios que prestan los ecosistemas
5.La economía es un subsistema de un sistema mayor y finito que es la biosfera y por lo tanto el crecimiento permanente es imposible.

Manfred Max-Neef talsk about the World Future Council

Prof. Max-Neef is a Chilean economist who focussed on 'development alternatives'. After teaching economics at Berkeley in the 1960s, he served as a Visiting Professor at a number of US and Latin American universities. He has worked on development projects in Latin America for the Pan-American Union, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Labour Office. In 1981 he wrote the book for which he is best known, 'From the Outside Looking In: Experiences in Barefoot Economics', published by the Dag Hammarskjold Foundation, Sweden. It is concerned with practising 'economics as if people matter' among the poor in South America. In the same year he set up in Chile the organisation CEPAUR (Centre for Development Alternatives). He was Rector of the Universidad Austral de Chile in Valdivia and currently teaches and lectures globally. He received the Right Livelihood Award in 1983.

Manfred Max-Neef: El mundo en rumbo de colision


Sinopsis: El Premio Nobel Alternativo de Economía Manfred Max-Neef ha indicado que con el dinero que se ha usado para “salvar” a los bancos de la situación financiera actual habría “600 años de un mundo sin hambre”. El creador de los ‘Principios de Economía Descalza’ y la ‘Teoría del Desarrollo a Escala Humana’ ha asegurado que la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la agricultura y la alimentación, FAO, estimó en octubre de 2008 que el hambre está afectando a millones de personas y millones de dólares para paliarlo. “En ese mismo momento se agregan millones para salvar a los bancos”. Así, ha subrayado que hasta septiembre de 2009 el paquete de rescate alcanza a 17 millones de dólares.”Ese es el mundo en el que estamos. Acostumbrado a que nunca hay suficiente para los que no tienen nada pero sobran los recursos para satisfacer las necesidades superficiales”, ha destacado. Max-Neef fue miembro del Consejo Asesor de los Gobiernos de Canadá y Suecia para el Desarrollo Sustentable, y candidato independiente a la Presidencia de la República de Chile en 1993. Entre los años 1994 y 2002 fue rector de la Universidad Austral de Chile. Actualmente es profesor de Economía Ecológica de la Universidad Austral de Chile. Está considerado como ‘Uno de los sabios de nuestro tiempo’ y ‘Uno de los 50 líderes mundiales en sostenibilidad’.
Serie: Ciclo Luzes Diálogos en La Rábida. Actividad Clase Magistral
Temática: Economía, Medio Ambiente, Politica, Sostenibilidad
Descriptores: Naturaleza, Política, Cultura, Comunicación, Internet,
Periodismo Geográfico: La Rábida / UNIA / 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, realización y edición. 
Fonte: http://www.decrecimiento.info/2010/06/el-mundo-en-rumbo-de-colision-manfred.html

Google Personal Growth Series: Mindsight: The New Science of Transformation


Presented by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.


This interactive talk will examine two major questions: What is the mind? and How can we create a healthy mind? We'll examine the interactions among the mind, the brain, and human relationships and explore ways to create a healthy mind, an integrated brain, and mindful, empathic relationships. Here is one surprising finding: the vast majority (about 95%) of mental health practitioners around the globe, and even many scientists and philosophers focusing on the mind, do not have a definition of what the mind is! In this talk, well offer a working definition of the mind and practical implications for how to perceive and strengthen the mind itself—a learnable skill called mindsight. Then well build on this perspective to explore ways that the mind, the brain, and our relationships are influenced by digital information flow and also how they can be moved toward healthy functioning.

TEDxBlue - Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

Dr. Daniel Siegel explores the neural mechanisms beneath social and emotional intelligence
and how these can be cultivated through reflective practices that focus on the inner nature
of the mind.

Daniel is a child psychiatrist, educator, and author of Mindsight, The Mindful Brain,
Parenting from the Inside Out, and The Developing Mind. He is the Founding Editor of
the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology, co-director of the UCLA
Mindful Awareness Research Center, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute.

The Mondragón Cooperatives as a Model of Collaborative Business for the 21st Century

The Mondragón Cooperatives as a Model of Collaborative Business for the 21st Century from Luminific.com on Vimeo.

Join us for a special evening with Praxis Peace Institute Founding Director, Georgia Kelly, as she discusses the unique collaborative business model of the Mondragon Cooperatives located in the Basque country of Spain. Founded in 1955, Mondragon now encompasses 264 businesses and employs more than 100,000 worker-owners. It is a highly successful cooperative model with over 50 years of proven success. They have established research centers, bank and credit unions, a university, youth cooperatives, and small to large businesses. This presentation will cover the ethics and vision of Mondragón as well as unique success stories that are an inspiration to those seeking alternatives to business-as-usual. The goal of the Mondragón Cooperatives is to create community through economic relationships and to transform society through conscious economic practices.

Inclusive Leadership, Stereotyping and the Brain: Stereotypes Panel

Professor Michael Morris moderates a research panel featuring experts on stereotypes as part of Columbia Business School's research symposium, "Inclusive Leadership, Stereotyping and the Brain," co-sponsored by the Program on Social Intelligence and the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics. Included here are Lasana Harris of Duke University, Dana Carney of Columbia Business School, David Amodio of NYU and Valerie Purdie-Vaughns of Columbia University. To learn more about this symposium, visit http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/leadersh...

TEDxBlue - David Rock

David Rock explores ideas for how schools might create the kinds of thinkers today that will succeed tomorrow.

David Rock is the founder of the NeuroLeadership Institute and CEO of Results Coaching Systems. He is the author of four books, including Your Brain at Work, Coaching the Brain in Mind, and Quiet Leadership. David is on the Board of Blue School and is passionate about re-thinking education through understanding the brain.

Your Brain at Work



Presented by David Rock.

In his new book "Your Brain at Work," coach David Rock depicts the story of two people over one day at the office, and what's happening in their brains that makes it so hard to focus and be productive. Not only does he explain why things go wrong, but how you can train your brain to improve thinking and performance at work. Based on interviews with 30 neuroscientists, he's developed strategies to help you work smart all day.

Learn how to:
· Maximize your mental energy by understanding your brain's limits
· Overcome distractions
· Improve your focus through understanding the nature of attention
· Reduce stress levels with brain-based techniques
· Improve how you collaborate by understanding the social needs of the brain

You can learn to be more productive, less stressed and stay sane by understanding your brain.

David Rock is a thought leader for the brain-based approach to coaching. David coined the term 'NeuroLeadership' and co-founded the NeuroLeadership Institute, Journal and Summit. He is also the founder and CEO of Results Coaching Systems, which helps Fortune 500 clients worldwide improve thinking and performance. He has authored four books, most recently 'Your Brain at Work'. He is on the advisory board and faculty of international business school CIMBA, and a guest lecturer at Oxford University. He consults organizations including Ericsson, Publicis, NASA, Accenture, EDS and the US Federal Reserve. He lives between New York City and Sydney, Australia.

Cuando nada vale nada

Libro de no ficción publicado por Los libros del Lince en su colección Sin fronteras.

El sueño de la «eficacia de los mercados» se ha convertido en una pesadilla. Desde que el mundo fue secuestrado por los fundamentalistas del neoliberalismo, hemos vivido sojuzgados por la idea de que la codicia es buena y el altruismo, una necedad. Hemos confundido el valor de las cosas por su precio, hemos aceptado que la maximización de los beneficios es la regla de oro en la vida. Todo lo cual nos ha conducido a un desastre económico, ecológico y humano de dimensiones terribles y alcance global.
En Cuando nada vale nada Raj Patel lleva a cabo un análisis despiadado de las teorías y prácticas causantes de la crisis mundial, y formula, además, un proyecto radical que permite soñar que sí existe una forma de salir de este pozo, un modo de vivir que daría lugar a un mundo más solidario y sostenible. Tan inteligente y directa como su primer libro, Obesos y famélicos, esta nueva obra de Patel, que ha permanecido varias semanas en la lista de bestsellers de The New York Times, es ya «un firme candidato a libro del año» (Bill Petrocelli, Book Passage).

«Una guía penetrante y admirablemente concisa de las locuras cometidas por el fundamentalismo del mercado.»
John Gray, The Guardian

«Brillante y lúcido Un profundo desafío intelectual que muestra los enormes cambios que debemos llevar a cabo para librar al mundo de la locura financiera.»
Naomi Klein, autora de No logo

Despotism (Britannica.com) http://www.britannica.com/e... e=youtube_despotis1946

Scientific American Frontiers: Hidden Motives

If you think you know why you do things, you're probably wrong.

Mahzarin R. Banaji- The Hammer of Ideology


Mahzarin R. Banaji's presentation from the 2008 Project on Law and Mind Sciences (PLMS) Conference.

"If you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Ideology is like that, psychologically orienting us to hammer (almost) every judgment and decision with it. I will offer data on the conscious and unconscious manner in which the mind so hammers, and its consequences for fairness in law."

For more speaker videos and to find out more about this year's conference, please visit the PLMS website.


The Situationist Blog

Mahzarin R. Banaji's Faculty Page

sexta-feira, 18 de junho de 2010

A Lecture by Slavoj Zizek

Slovenian-born Slavoj Zizek, a postmodern philosopher and cultural critic, addresses perception, identity, and the "other" in an engaging lecture titled Fear Thy Neighbor as Thyself: Antinomies of Tolerant Reason. The lecture takes the audience on an enlightening journey through the perceptions of identity and tolerance.

Hosted by The Institute for Human Sciences at Boston University on November 26, 2007.

Slavoj Zizek - First as Tragedy, Then as Farce

Slavoj Zizek, one of the worlds most influential living philosophers, visits the RSA to discuss capitalism's flawed priorities.

Barbara Ehrenreich - Smile or Die

Acclaimed journalist, author and political activist Barbara Ehrenreich explores the darker side of positive thinking.

Elizabeth Gould - How Does Experience Influence the Brain?

Elizabeth Gould presents her findings on the fascinating, always-changing mammalian brain.

eel•water•rock•man from Orion Magazine on Vimeo.

A multimedia presentation about the last man on the East Coast who still fishes for eels with an ancient stone weir, made in collaboration with Orion contributor and artist/author James Prosek.

Yann Tiersen-live aux eurock rue de cascades

Beautiful improvisation of Rue de Cascades.

Oumou Sangare - Djorolen (Worry, Anxiety)

quinta-feira, 17 de junho de 2010

How Do We Predict the Future: Brains Rewards and Addiction

In this fascinating presentation, The Salk Institute's Terry Sejnowski explores how by its nature the human brain is susceptible to the effects of addictive substances.

Health Matters: Behavior and Our Brain

What makes us who we are? What makes us fall in love, become addicted to chocolate, or become a musician? Renowned neuroscientist Terry Sejnowski, whose cutting edge research has unlocked many of the mysteries of the brain, joins our host, David Granet, to discuss this fascinating topic

AttacTV - Organismos Internacionales; inútiles y mentirosos.

Francisco Álvarez Molina from AttacTV on Vimeo.

Francisco Álvarez Molina fue vicepresidente de la Bolsa de París y ex consejero de la Bolsa de Valencia. Actualmente es miembro del comité asesor de la CIFA, asociación sin ánimo de lucro que agrupa a las asociaciones internacionales de asesores financieros independientes y asesora al Comité socioeconómico de la ONU y presidente de Etica Family Office. Habitual colaborador de AttacTV, Álvarez desgrana en esta entrevista producida por La Antena Sociedad Cooperativa Valenciana para AttacTV, las claves para comprender el funcionamiento de los organismos internacionales que son piezas claves en la Crisis actual. Habla en esta entrevista del Fondo Monetario Internacional, el G8 y el G20, dedicando un especial interés en explicar los mecanismos que rigen a las Agencias de Rating. Francisco Álvarez afirma que estos organismos internacionales "no sirven para nada y mienten", y añade que las Agencias de Rating únicamente "hacen el juego al modelo económico en el que estamos", y que se ha demostrado que ha fracasado.

15 artistas son víctimas de la dictadura franquista contra la impunidad

Cineastas, actores, músicos y escritores se meten en la piel de 15 asesinados por el golpe de estado terrorista que dieron los fascistas en 1936 y la represión de la posterior dictadura fascista durante 40 años. Reivindican los valores que defendieron los represaliados por defender la legalidad vigente frente a los terroristas fascistas

Pedro Almodovar, Maribel Verdú, Javier Bardem, Almudena Grandes, Juan Diego Botto, María Galiana, Carmen Machi, Juan José Millás, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Paco León, Pilar Bardem, José Manuel Seda, Hugo Silva, Miguel Ríos y Juan Diego dan voz a quince víctimas de la dictadura genocida franquista

quarta-feira, 16 de junho de 2010

CARTA: Neurobiology Neurology and Art and Aesthetics

In this edition of CARTAs Evolutionary Origins of Art and Aesthetics Series, two world-renowned scientists, neurologist Vilayanur Ramachandran and neurobiologist Jean-Pierre Changeux share their insights into the neurobiology that mediates our perception of universal qualities essential to the human experiences of aesthetics and creativity
CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny 

AC Grayling is Professor of Philosophy at Birbeck College, University of London, and a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford. He has written and edited many books on philosophy and other subjects; among his most recent are a biography of William Hazlitt and a collection of essays. For several years he wrote the "Last Word" column for the Guardian and is a regular reviewer for the Times Literary Review and the Financial Times.

Ralph Nader Q and A after Super-Rich Save Us Talk

Ralph with his usual brilliance handles some hostile questions, like how can we trust people who managed to get rich by immoral means. Answer: in their twilight years some of the super-rich have demonstrated a willingness to pay back society and actually do good deeds.

Regulating derivatives could lower price of food

Pollin: Unregulated speculation in food and oil is major factor in creating food and energy price bubbles

Simon Johnson - 13 Bankers And The Next Financial Meltdown

The Inaugural Conference @ King's, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Session 4:

Political Economy: What Can Government Do? What Will Government Do?

Joseph Stiglitz - An Agenda for Reforming Economic Theory

The Inaugural Conference @ King's, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Session 3.

Joseph Stiglitz, Professor of Economics at Columbia University and winner of Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001, gives a compelling presentation at the Inaugural Conference of the Institute for New Economic Thinking.

James Galbraith - Inequality and Economic and Political Change: A Comparative Perspective

The Inaugural Conference @ King's, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Session 7:

The Consequences of Inequality and Wealth Distribution

segunda-feira, 14 de junho de 2010

Arundhati Roy, Reading, 18 September 2002

Arundhati Roy, Reading, 18 September 2002 from Lannan Foundation on Vimeo.

Arundhati Roy was born in 1959 in Shillong, India, and studied architecture in New Delhi, where she now lives. She is the author of the novel The God of Small Things, the story of young twins Rahel and Estha and their family, set in Kerala, India, during the late 1960s, when Communism rattled the age-old caste system. Roy received the Booker Prize for this book in 1997. She has written several nonfiction books, including The Cost of Living, Power Politics, War Talk, An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire, and Public Power in the Age of Empire. In addition to writing, she has worked as a film designer and screenplay writer in India. Roy was featured in the BBC television documentary "Dam/age," which is about the struggle against big dams in India. A collection of interviews with Arundhati Roy by David Barsamian was published as The Checkbook and the Cruise Missile. Her newest book, published by Haymarket, is Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers. Roy last read in Santa Fe in 2002, when she received the Lannan Cultural Freedom Prize. Distributed by Tubemogul.