quarta-feira, 29 de fevereiro de 2012

United States vs. Manning & Assange

Michael Ratner: Army is trying to pressure Manning into implicating Julian Assange so that he too can be charged and extradited to US

terça-feira, 28 de fevereiro de 2012

La Noche Temática. "Tóxicos: una amenaza silenciosa"


En los últimos cincuenta años nuestro Medio Ambiente se ha visto invadido por nuevas moléculas toxicas que podrían afectar a nuestra salud. En realidad, muchos productos químicos con efectos hormonales se pueden detectar en la sangre humana. Entre los primeros sospechosos se encuentran los ftalatos, utilizados para que los plásticos sean más flexibles o como envase de los perfumes. Se encuentran en los cosméticos, el mobiliario, envases de alimentación, PVC, juguetes, camisetas… Todo apunta a que las sustancias tóxicas están relacionadas con algunos problemas de salud cada vez más comunes.

La Noche Temática analiza este sábado la relación directa entre los tóxicos presentes en el Medio Ambiente y nuestra salud a través de dos documentales: “Homo toxicus” y “Hombres en peligro”.

Fuente: http://www.rtve.es/television/20110511/noche-tematica-toxicos-amenaza-silenciosa/431840.shtml

The Lens - Homo Toxicus

Each day, tons of chemicals are released into the environment, but do we really know how toxic they are or what their long-term effect is on living organisms? Some toxins are found in everyday objects or in agricultural pesticides used for food production. And they seem to be finding their way into our homes.

When a Montreal filmmaker has her blood tested she learns that there are 110 contaminants in her body. So she sets off to investigate the connection between those toxic substances and rising health issues in our society, such as cancer, allergies and male infertility.

The film is directed and produced by Carole Poliquin (Productions ISCA, Montreal).

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/thelens/2009/homotoxicus/

Michael Parenti - No War But the Class War


Michael Parenti received his Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. He has taught at a number of colleges and universities, in the United States and abroad. Some of his writings have been translated into Arabic, Azeri, Bangla, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.

"... this tough, hilarious, right-on mix of scholar and street." KPFA-Pacifica, 1994

Noam Chomsky: Education For Whom and For What?

Noam Chomsky, a world-renowned linguist, intellectual and political activist, spoke at the University of Arizona on Feb. 8, 2012. His lecture, "Education: For Whom and For What?" featured a talk on the state of higher education, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Chomsky, an Institute Professor and a Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he worked for more than 50 years, has been concerned with a range of education-related issues in recent years. Among them: How do we characterize the contemporary state of the American education system? What happens to the quality of education when public universities become more privatized? Are public universities in danger of being converted into facilities that produce graduates-as-commodities for the job market? What is the role of activism in education? With unprecedented tuition increases and budget struggles occurring across American campuses, these are questions that are more relevant than ever.

segunda-feira, 27 de fevereiro de 2012

Field trip to a fair economy

Set your sat-nav to destination 'Fair Economy' and join Obama, Cameron, Merkel and the rest on this field trip to a better future.

Carbon Markets: Trading with our Future

As COP17 draws to a close the only game in town is the market-based mechanisms that are false solutions to climate change. The same institutions, corporations and governments who have led the world into economic chaos are leading us towards climate chaos.

However, the cracks in the façade are starting to show. Carbon trading and offsetting, the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) have failed to cut carbon emissions, which reached record high levels in 2010, whilst further impoverishing the worlds poorest people, facilitating the largest land grab in history, destroying biodiversity and trampling the rights of indigenous communities.

In this video, critics of the markets and even the architects and gatekeepers of climate finance admit to its failure.

Source: http://carbonmarketscop17.wordpress.com/

sábado, 25 de fevereiro de 2012

The Great Squeeze: Surviving the Human Project

The Great Squeeze picks up where the documentary Energy Crossroads left off. Our dependence on cheap and abundant fossil fuels has been feeding the engine of our economic system for the past 200 years. Although it has lifted modern civilizations to new heights, prosperity has come at a tremendous price. We are now at a point where humanity's demands for natural resources far exceed the earth's capacity to sustain us. The extraction and the consumption of these resources in the past two centuries have changed our climate and ecosystems so significantly, that a new geological era had to be created. These man-made threats become even more ominous when you look at them together as part of a global trend.
The film then goes back in time and takes us on a journey through history when past civilizations made the same mistake of growing too fast, depleting their natural resources and ultimately collapsing. Instead of the usual band-aid approaches, The Great Squeeze challenges us to learn from history and transition towards a more sustainable economy that values our environment.
Our current paradigm of unending economic growth has become a threat to our prosperity and the long-term viability of humans on this planet. The film is a call to action and gives us a framework for the changes that must take place. We are faced with great challenges, but unlike the rest of the living world, we have the unique ability to adapt and decide our fate and the fate of most of the biosphere, for better or worse, in order to survive the human project.

The Great Squeeze (Part 5)

No hay Mañana (There's No Tomorrow)

This's the excellent movie from http://www.incubatepictures.com/ subtitled in spanish. No ads are allowed. Please check licensing (CC) in the web page for more info.

Se trata del excelente vídeo de http://www.incubatepictures.com/ subtitulado al español. No se permite publicidad. Por favor comprueben la licencia (CC) en la web de origen.

Para más información sobre el peak oil y el problema del crecimiento exponencial en español tienen:


Keny Arkana : "Un Autre Monde est Possible"

Beau travail ce documentaire de la rappeuse Keny Arkana monté et réalisé par Clem. Sa forme n’est pas vraiment classable dans une case et son fond est lumineux. Simplement il donne à réfléchir et à comprendre (prendre avec) le monde dans lequel nous vivons.

Source: http://kinoks.org/article.php3?id_article=172

Peak Oil and the end of business as usual

Jeremy Wakeford from the Association for the Study of Peak Oil speaks at the Wits University 2011 FinWrite seminar.
The Global Economy: Crisis or Opportunity?
Response to Jeremy Wakeford, by Andrew Nash 
Open Dialogue on the Global Economy,
Harold Wolpe Memorial Trust, Cape Town, 18 March 2009

sexta-feira, 24 de fevereiro de 2012

Myth of Sustainability by Dr. McPherson

"He's a wealth of knowledge on many key environmental topics, from global warming to peak oil, and he's an excellent instructor," said Darlene DeHudy, the MCC Meijer Library and Information Technology Center reference librarian organizing McPherson's talk in Collegiate Hall. The former professor of natural resources and environment at the University of Arizona will address "The Myth of Sustainability, the Importance of Durability, and a Method for Saving the Planet."

Helena Norberg-Hodge @ Schumacher College: Towards an Economics of Happiness

Helena Norberg-Hodge talks about her new film "The Economics of Happiness":http://www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org/ , a documentary about the growing worldwide movement for economic localization.

Helena Norberg-Hodge is a leading analyst of the impact of the global economy on culture, agriculture, and individual identity. In 1975 she was one of the first Westerners to visit Ladakh, or Little Tibet, where she witnessed the psychological, as well as ecological impacts of the global consumer culture on once thriving and sustainable communities. Since then she has worked to strengthen cultural identity, community and local food economies in numerous cultures worldwide, from the indigenous to the most industrialized. Her book and film, "Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh", have together been translated into over forty languages. She is director of "The International Society for Ecology and Culture":http://www.isec.org.uk/ (ISEC), and is a co-founder of both the International Forum on Globalization (IFG) and the Global Eco-village Network. She is also a member of the International Commission on the Future of Food and Agriculture, and on the editorial board of "The Ecologist" magazine.

This video was recorded at Schumacher College.
Schumacher College is part of The Dartington Hall Trust, a registered charity, which focuses on the arts, social justice and sustainability.
For more information about Schumacher College and Dartington visit:
http://www.schumachercollege.org.uk/ and

Chomsky & Compagnie

"Chomsky Et Compagnie" is a french documentary that came out in 2008. It concerns broad topics like the media, the general intellectual culture (primarily in France), thought control in democratic societies and freedom of speech. All of this blended with the thought and writings of Noam Chomsky. Other figures who appear in the film are belgian physicist Jean Bricmont and the canadian writer Normand Baillargeon.

It was directed by Olivier Azam & Daniel Mermet.

quinta-feira, 23 de fevereiro de 2012

Bunker Roy - Barefoot College

Bunker Roy talks about founding Barefoot College.

Bunker Roy: Learning from a barefoot movement


In Rajasthan, India, an extraordinary school teaches rural women and men -- many of them illiterate -- to become solar engineers, artisans, dentists and doctors in their own villages. It's called the Barefoot College, and its founder, Bunker Roy, explains how it works.

Bunker Roy | Aprendendo com os ''pés descalços'' - Legendado PT

The true cost of oil: Garth Lenz @ TEDxVictoria


What does environmental devastation actually look like? At TEDxVictoria, photographer Garth Lenz shares shocking photos of the Alberta Tar Sands mining project -- and the beautiful (and vital) ecosystems under threat.

For almost twenty years, Garth's photography of threatened wilderness regions, devastation, and the impacts on indigenous peoples, has appeared in the world's leading publications. His recent images from the boreal region of Canada have helped lead to significant victories and large new protected areas in the Northwest Territories, Quebec, and Ontario. Garth's major touring exhibit on the Tar Sands premiered on Los Angeles in 2011 and recently appeared in New York. Garth is a Fellow of the International League Of Conservation Photographers

Filmed at TEDxVictoria on November 19 2011

quarta-feira, 22 de fevereiro de 2012

TEDX — Chemicals in Natural Gas Operations (Fracking)

Source: TEDX (The Endocrine Disruption Exchange, Inc.), http://www.endocrinedisruption.com/chemicals.introduction.php

"As natural gas production rapidly increases across the U.S., its associated pollution has reached the stage where it is contaminating essential life support systems - water, air, and soil - and causing harm to the health of humans, wildlife, domestic animals, and vegetation. This project was designed to explore the health effects of products and chemicals used in drilling, fracturing (frac'ing, or stimulation), recovery and delivery of natural gas. It provides a glimpse at the pattern(s) of possible health hazards posed by the chemicals being used. There are hundreds of products in current use, the components of which are, in many cases, unavailable for public scrutiny and for which we have information only on a small percentage.

Toxic chemicals are used at every stage of development to reach and release the gas. Drilling muds, a combination of toxic and non-toxic substances, are used to drill the well. To facilitate the release of natural gas after drilling, approximately a million or more gallons of fluids, loaded with toxic chemicals, are injected underground under high pressure. This process, called fracturing (fracking or stimulation), uses diesel-powered heavy equipment that runs continuously during the operation. One well can be fracked 10 or more times and there can be up to 28 wells on one well pad. An estimated 30% to 70% of the frac'ing fluid will resurface, bringing back with it toxic substances that are naturally present in underground oil and gas deposits, as well as the chemicals used in the frac'ing fluid. Under some circumstances, nothing is recovered.

Drilling or reserve pits are found on most well pads. They hold used drilling muds, frac'ing fluids and the contaminated water (produced water) which surfaces with the gas. Produced water is found in most regions where gas is extracted and continues to surface for the life of the well (20 to 30 years). It is a common practice to haul it in "water trucks" to large, central evaporation pits. Many of the chemicals found in drilling and evaporation pits are considered hazardous wastes by the Superfund Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Upon closure, every pit has the potential to become a superfund site."

In September, 2011, "Natural Gas Operations from a Public Health Perspective" was published in Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: an International Journal (peer-reviewed), http://www.endocrinedisruption.com/chemicals.journalarticle.php

David Orr @ Schumacher College: The Oberlin Project

David Orr will talks about the US-based Oberlin Project and how it can inspire communities in the UK to work collaboratively with other groups to create a greener future. The Oberlin Project is a collaborative venture, developed by David, between Oberlin College, the City of Oberlin, Oberlin city schools and private sector and arts organisations to build a post-fossil fuel based economy.

This video was recorded at Schumacher College.
Schumacher College is part of The Dartington Hall Trust, a registered charity, which focuses on the arts, social justice and sustainability.
For more information about Schumacher College and Dartington visit:
http://www.schumachercollege.org.uk/ and

terça-feira, 21 de fevereiro de 2012

TEDxAcademy - Yanis Varoufakis - A Modest Proposal for Transforming Europe


Professor Varoufakis proposes a decentralized system for europe in order to transform it before the crisis of the system crashes Europe. He studies all the different possibilities of actions that can be taken and explains why his proposal is the best option.

Studied mathematics at Essex University, received an MSc in mathematical statistics from the University of Birmingham and then, curiously, completed a PhD in... economics at Essex University. Between 1982 and 1988 he taught at the Universities of Essex, East Anglia and Cambridge. From 1988 to 2000 he lived in Sydney, where he lectured at the University of Sydney, with short stints at the University of Glasgow and (an even shorter one) at the Université Catholique de Louvain. In 2000 a combination of nostalgia and abhorrence of the conservative turn of the land down under (under the government of that awful little man, John Howard) led him to return to Greece. Since then he has been teaching political economics at the University of Athens.

He lives with Danae Stratou with whom he is sharing life, work and a myriad of projects.

The Crash of 2008 and the subsequent metamorphoses of the crisis (in Europe and in the world at large) seem to have energized him.

He is determined to help in the dissemination of ideas and suggestions concerning the way we interpret and act upon our mad, sad and bewildering post-2008 era.

Ecocity2011 | Peter Victor | Managing without Growth

Peter Victor, York University, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Toronto, Canada

At the Ecocity World Summit Montréal 2011, during the keynote "Economics of Ecocities"

Economic growth is the over-arching policy objective of governments worldwide. Yet its long-term viability is increasingly questioned because of environmental impacts and impending and actual shortages of energy and material resources. Furthermore, rising incomes in rich countries bear little relation to gains in happiness and well-being. Growth has not eliminated poverty, brought full employment or protected the environment. Results from a simulation model of the Canadian economy suggest that it is possible to have full employment, eradicate poverty, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and maintain fiscal balance without economic growth. It's time to turn our attention away from pursuing growth and towards specific objectives more directly relating to our well-being and that of the planet.

Mary Mellor @ Schumacher College: Bringing Economics Down to Earth

Mary Mellor, a leading figure in developing alternative models of money, finance and economic development, outlines how we could use money to create an economy that meets our needs.

This video was recorded at Schumacher College.
Schumacher College is part of The Dartington Hall Trust, a registered charity, which focuses on the arts, social justice and sustainability.
For more information about Schumacher College and Dartington visit:
http://www.schumachercollege.org.uk/ and

segunda-feira, 20 de fevereiro de 2012

About time - Examining the case for a shorter working week

Speaker(s): Professor Juliet Schor, Professor Lord Skidelsky, Professor Tim Jackson
Chair: Anna Coote
Recorded on 11 January 2012 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building.

As the economic crisis deepens, this is the moment to consider moving towards much shorter, more flexible paid working hours -- sharing out jobs and unpaid time more fairly across the population. The new economics foundation (nef) set out the case in its report 21 Hours: Why a shorter working week can help us all to flourish in the 21st century.

Now, in partnership with CASE (Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion) at the London School of Economics, this event brings together a panel of experts to examine the social, environmental and economic implications. They will consider how far a shorter working week can help to address a range of urgent social, economic and environmental problems: unemployment, over-consumption, high carbon emissions, low well-being and entrenched inequalities.

Juliet Schor is Professor of Sociology at Boston College, and author of Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth, and The Overworked American.

Professor Lord Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick and biographer of J. M. Keynes. He is the co-author, with Dr Edward Skidelsky, of the forthcoming book, How Much is Enough? Economics and the Good Life.

Tim Jackson is Professor of Sustainable Development at Surrey University, and author of Prosperity without Growth.

mp3 audio podcast available here - http://www2.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/videoAndAudio/channels/publicLecturesAndEv...

Catastroika Trailer (2) - Privatization goes Public


The new documentary from the creators of Debtocracy

Capitalism Is The Crisis: Radical Politics in the Age of Austerity

Capitalism Is The Crisis examines the ideological roots of the "austerity" agenda and proposes revolutionary paths out of the current crisis. The film features original interviews with Chris Hedges, Derrick Jensen, Michael Hardt, Peter Gelderloos, Leo Panitch, David McNally, Richard J.F. Day, Imre Szeman, Wayne Price, and many more!

The 2008 "financial crisis" in the United States was a systemic fraud in which the wealthy finance capitalists stole trillions of public dollars. No one was jailed for this crime, the largest theft of public money in history.

Instead, the rich forced working people across the globe to pay for their "crisis" through punitive "austerity" programs that gutted public services and repealed workers' rights.

Austerity was named "Word of the Year" for 2010.

This documentary explains the nature of capitalist crisis, visits the protests against austerity measures, and recommends revolutionary paths for the future.

Special attention is devoted to the crisis in Greece, the 2010 G20 Summit protest in Toronto, Canada, and the remarkable surge of solidarity in Madison, Wisconsin.

It may be their crisis, but it's our problem.

Pig Business - Portuguese Subtitles

Tracy Worcester's film about factory pig farming, a system which abuses animals, pollutes the environment, damages human health and destroys rural communities.

domingo, 19 de fevereiro de 2012

Hervé Kempf: “Nous ne sommes plus en démocratie“

Scientists Under Attack (2009) FULL Documentary GMO


This is a documentary thriller about how Agro-Chemical multinational corporations victimize international scientists to prevent them from publishing their scary findings.

by Betram Verhaag

with the participation of:  Ignacio Chapella , Arpad Pusztai , Jeffrey Smith , Antonio Andrioli , Andrew Kimbrell

Open Seeds: Biopiracy and the Patenting of Life

As the world begins to digest the implications of intellectual property for online censorship, another IP issue threatens an even more fundamental part of our daily lives: our food supply. Backed by legal precedent and armed with seemingly inexhaustible lobbying funds, a handful of multinationals are attempting to use patents on life itself to monopolize the biosphere.

Find out more about the process of patenting life and what it means for the food supply on this week's GRTV Backgrounder.

sábado, 18 de fevereiro de 2012

Elisabeth Katzler - Estrategia de legitimación del modelo neoliberal (EN+ES)

"Encuadrar la crisis como una crisis de la deuda es legitimar las políticas económicas que se están llevando a cabo; las políticas neoliberales, y esto es una forma de debilitar a los Estados"
Elisabeth Katzler es economista, miembro de Attac Austria y asesora oficial de Transversalidad de Género en Austria.

Iain McGilchrist @ Schumacher College: Things Are Not What They Seem

Dr Iain McGilchrist, author of "The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and The Making of the Western World", puts our society on the couch. He suggests that the bipartite structure of the brain helps us to understand why the world so often seems paradoxical, and why we so often end up achieving the opposite of what we intend.

Recorded at Schumacher College
Schumacher College is part of The Dartington Hall Trust, a registered charity, which focuses on the arts, social justice and sustainability.
For more information about Schumacher College and Dartington visit:
http://www.schumachercollege.org.uk/ and

The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World

Renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how the 'divided brain' has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society.

What is Madness?

Psychoanalyst Darian Leader argues that we need a new account of what madness is, and new ways of treating it.

Listen to the full audio: http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2011/what-is-madness

Stewart Wallis addresses the Tällberg Forum

Executive director of nef (new economics foundation) Stewart Wallis addresses the Tällberg Forum in Sweden, July 2011.

Where does money come from?

nef's new book Where Does Money Come From? is a comprehensive guide to the modern UK monetary and banking system. It reviews theoretical and historical debates on the nature of money and explains how we arrived today with a system where the vast majority of new money is created by commercial banks.

In this video, authors Tony Greenham and Josh Ryan-Collins explain the thinking behind the book and summarise its main messages.

Buy the book at http://www.neweconomics.org/publications/where-does-money-come-from

Onde fomos parar: Vida no fim do império

What A Way To Go: Life at the End of Empire é um documentário sobre a situação atual da humanidade e do mundo. É discutido temas como o esgotamento do petróleo, mudanças climaticas, superpopulação, espécies em extinção e muitos outros temas. Documentário contem entrevistas com Daniel Quinn, Derrick Jensen, Richard Heinberg e muitos outros.

sexta-feira, 17 de fevereiro de 2012

Keny Arkana - Cinquième (5ème) soleil [Désobéissance](Album) + DL Link


Mon espèce s'égare, l'esprit qui surchauffe
Les gens se détestent, la guerre des égos
XXIème siècle, cynisme et mépris
Non-respect de la Terre, folie plein les tripes
Frontières, barricades, émeutes et matraques
Cris et bains de sang, bombes qui éclatent
Politique de la peur, science immorale
Insurrection d'un peuple, marché des armes

Nouvel ordre mondial, fusion de terreur
L'Homme est l'animal le plus prédateur
Le système pue la mort, assassin de la Vie
A tué la mémoire pour mieux tuer l'avenir
Des disquettes plein la tête, les sens nous trompent
Le troisième œil ouvert car le cerveau nous ment
L'être humain s'est perdu, a oublié sa force
A oublié la lune, le soleil et l'atome

Inversion des pôles, vers la haine se dirige
A perdu la raison pour une excuse qui divise
L'égoïsme en devise, époque misérable
Haine collective contre rage viscérale
Une lueur dans le cœur, une larme dans l'œil
Une prière dans la tête, une vieille douleur
Une vive rancœur là où meurt le pardon
Où même la Foi prend peur, allez viens, nous partons !

Des lois faites pour le peuple et les rois tyrannisent
Confréries et business en haut de la pyramide
Ça sponsorise le sang entre chars et uzis
Innocent dans un ciel aux couleurs des usines
Un silence de deuil, une balle perdue
Toute une famille en pleurs, un enfant abattu
Des milices de l'État, des paramilitaires
Des folies cérébrales, des peuples entiers à-terre !

Bidonvilles de misères à l'entrée des palaces
Liberté volée, synonyme de paperasse
L'humanité troquée contre une vie illusoire
Entre stress du matin et angoisse du soir
Des névroses plein la tête, les nerfs rompus
Caractérisent l'homme moderne bien souvent corrompu
Et quand la ville s'endort, arrive tant de fois
Une mort silencieuse, un SDF dans le froid

Prison de ciment, derrière les œillères
Le combat est si long pour un peu de lumière
Les familles se déchirent et les pères se font rares
Les enfants ne rient plus, se bâtissent des remparts
Les mères prennent sur elles, un jeune sur trois en taule
Toute cette merde est réelle, donc on se battra encore
C'est la malatripa qui nous bouffe les tripes
Une bouteille de vodka, quelques grammes de weed

Certains ne reviennent pas, le serrage est violent
Subutex injecté dans une flaque de sang
Des enfants qui se battent, un coup de couteau en trop
Ce n'est plus à la baraque que les mômes rentrent tôt
Ils apprennent la ruse dans un verre de colère
Formatage de la rue, formatage scolaire
C'est chacun sa disquette, quand les mondes se rencontrent
C'est le choc des cultures, voire la haine de la honte !

Les barrières sont là, dans nos têtes, bien au chaud
Les plus durs craquent vite, c'est la loi du roseau
Non, rien n'est rose ici, la grisaille demeure
Dans les cœurs meurtris, qui à petit feu meurent
Ne pleure pas ma sœur car tu portes le monde
Noble est ton cœur, crois en toi et remonte
N'écoute pas les bâtards qui voudraient te voir triste
Même Terre-mère est malade, mais Terre-mère résiste !

L'Homme s'est construit son monde, apprenti créateur
Qui a tout déréglé, sanguinaire prédateur
Babylone est bien grande mais n'est rien dans le fond
Qu'une vulgaire mascarade au parfum d'illusions
Maîtresse de nos esprits crédules et naïfs
Conditionnement massif là où les nerfs sont à vif
Dans la marge c'est la rage, bastion des galériens
Ensemble, nous sommes le Monde et le système n'est rien !

Prend conscience mon frère, reste près de ton cœur
Méfie toi du système assassin et menteur
Eloigne-toi de la haine qui nous saute tous aux bras
Humanité humaine, seul l'Amour nous sauvera
Écoute le silence quand ton âme est en paix
La lumière s'y trouve, la lumière est rentrée
Vérité en nous-même, fruit de la création
N'oublie pas ton histoire, n'oublie pas ta mission

Dernière génération à pouvoir tout changer
La vie est avec nous, n'aies pas peur du danger
Alors levons nos voix pour ne plus oublier
Bout de poussière d'étoiles, qu'attends-tu pour briller ?
Tous frères et sœur, réformons la chaîne
Car nous ne sommes qu'un, divisés dans la chair
Retrouvons la joie, l'entraide, qu'on s'élève
Une lueur suffit à faire fondre les ténèbres

S'essouffle ce temps, une odeur de souffre
La fin se ressent, la bête envoûte la foule
Les symboles s'inversent, se confondent et s' obsèques
L'étoile qui fait tourner la roue se rapproche de notre ciel
Terre à l'agonie, mal-être à l'honneur
Folie, calomnie, peu de cœur à la bonne heure
Ignorance du bonheur, de la magie de la vie
Choqués par l'horreur et formés à la survie

L'époque, le pire, une part des conséquences
Le bien, le mal, aujourd'hui choisis ton camp !
L'être humain s'est perdu, trop centré sur l'Avoir
Les étoiles se concertent pour nous ramener sur la voie
Quadrillages ciselé dépasse la lumière
Aies confiance en la vie, en la force de tes rêves
Tous un ange à l'épaule, présent si tu le cherches
Quand le cœurs ne fait qu'un avec l'Esprit et le Geste !

Le Grand Jour se prépare, ne vois-tu pas les signes ?
La mort n'existe pas, c'est juste la fin d'un cycle
Cette fin se dessine, l'être humain se décime
L'espoir indigo, les Pléiades nous désignent
Lève la tête et comprend, ressent la force en ton être
Dépasse Babylone, élucide le mystère
Rien ne se tire au sort, que le Ciel te bénisse
Enfant du Quinto Sol, comprend entre les lignes.

Comprend entre les lignes,
Enfant du Quinto Sol
Le soleil est en toi
Fait briller ta lumière intérieure
Pour éclairer le chaos de leur monde
Car on est pas là par hasard
Les pléiades nous désignent
Lève ta tête...
Comprend entre les lignes
La Vie est grande comme ton Cœur
La Vérité est en nous
Car la Solution est en nous
Parce que la Vie est en nous.

Volem Rien Foutre Al Pais

Les pages Rien Foutre documentent l'évolution des travaux de CP-Productions qui mettent en question le travail salarié. Centralité du travail, asservissement dans le travail, refus du travail, images et paroles de travailleurs et non-travailleurs sont au cœur des films Attention Danger Travail, Volem rien foutre al païs et maintenant Qui dit mieux ? (màj : 05/11/2011)
Dans cette guerre économique qu'on nous avait promise il y a bien des années et qui avance comme un rouleau compresseur, existe t-il encore un sursaut d'imagination pour résister ? Mis en demeure de choisir entre les miettes du salariat précaire et la maigre aumône que dispense encore le système, certains désertent la société de consommation pour se réapproprier leur vie. "Ni exploitation, ni assistanat !" clament-ils pour la plupart. Ils ont choisi une autre voie, celle de l'autonomie, de l'activité choisie et des pratiques solidaires...

Source: http://www.homme-moderne.org/rienfoutre/

quinta-feira, 16 de fevereiro de 2012

TEDxManhattan - Robert S Lawrence MD - Effects of a High Meat Diet on Public Health


Robert S. Lawrence, MD is the Center for a Livable Future Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with joint appointments as Professor of Health Policy, International Health, and Medicine. He is the founding Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, which supports research and develops policies related to the public health impacts of industrial food animal production, improving food security, and adopting healthier diets. Dr. Lawrence graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Medical School and trained in internal medicine at the MGH. He has been a faculty member of the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina and Harvard. From 1980 to 1991 he served as chief of medicine at the Cambridge Hospital. From 1991 to 1995 he directed the Health Sciences Division at the Rockefeller Foundation. He is the founding director of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), serves on the Board of Directors of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, and is a member of the Global Health Advisory Committee of the Open Society Institute.

More information at http://www.tedxmanhattan.org

David Wallinga - Raising Pigs & Problems: Saying No to Antibiotics in Animal Feed


Physician, writer and full-time advocate, David Wallinga, M.D., represents the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) as a de facto doctor to the nation's ailing food system. Through his work, Dr. Wallinga sheds a spotlight- and a public health lens- on the less savory side of the food system, like mercury in high fructose corn syrup, or arsenic being fed to chickens and turkeys. His 2010 essay on farm policy and the obesity epidemic in Health Affairs helped launch unprecedented interest in the health of the 2012 Farm Bill; subsequently, dozens of the nation's medical and public luminaries have signed onto IATP's Charter for a Healthy Farm Bill . Dr. Wallinga has also served as the only physician on the steering committee of Keep Antibiotics Working : The Campaign to End Antibiotic Overuse since 2000.

More information at http://www.tedxmanhattan.org

Matteo Guainazzi - Financiarización de los Servicios y de los Recursos Naturales

"Las grandes corporaciones están cancelando la democracia y para frenar la ola de privatizaciones en Europa y en el mundo, hay que volver a una gestión de los servicios públicos básicos 100% pública, establecer mecanismos de gestión ciudadana de estos servicios y la eliminacación de productos financieros relacionados a los recursos naturales".
Matteo Guainazzi es coordinador de la Comisión de Servicios Públicos de Attac España.
Más información en http://www.fame2012.org y en http://www.attac.es/category/sspp/

Christian Felber - Economía del Bien Común en España

En esta segunda entrevista, Christian Felber nos habla del proceso de la EBC en España y explica cuestiones prácticas referentes a su implantación.
Recomendamos ver antes la primera entrevista a Christian en http://vimeo.com/31051246

Christian Felber: La Economía del Bien Común. Un modelo económico alternativo.

El 1 de Febrero, el creador de la teoría económica del Bien Común ofreció una conferencia en el centro Joquín Roncal, organizada por Acción Social Católica.
La economía del bien común es una teoría recogida en un libro de 150 páginas que se publicó el 16 de agosto de 2010 en la editorial vienesa Deuticke. Los fundamentos teóricos habían sido elaborados en un libro precedente „Nuevos valores para la economía”, del mismo autor (Deuticke, 2008).
Desde entonces, una veintena de empresarios ha participado en la tarea de desarrollar y detallar el modelo. Uno de los objetivos de la publicación del libro es escapar de la dicotomía “lo que no es capitalismo tiene que ser comunismo” y ofrecer una alternativa sistémica humana. En el apéndice del libro, 70 empresas apoyan el modelo con su firma. Hoy, unas 500 empresas apoyan el modelo y 60 se han decidido a implementarlo.
Recientemente, Benedicto XVI advirtió que  la economía de mercado conduce al progreso económico o civil sólo si está orientada hacia el bien común. Así lo subrayó Benedicto XVI, en su discurso a la Fundación Centesimus Annus durante la celebración de un congreso sobre los modelos de desarrollo económico y social. La libertad en el sector de la economía se debe encuadrar en un contexto jurídico que la ponga al servicio de la libertad humana integral y en la perspectiva de una libertad responsable cuyo centro es ético. El Papa abogó por que se pueda alcanzar una óptica de la economía que respete las necesidades y derechos de los débiles.
 En el siguiente video puede ver la conferencia completa de Christian Felber. La introducción corresponde a José Manuel Pardo, miembro de la Junta Directiva de ASC (Acción Social Catolica).

Fuente: http://www.accionsocialcatolica.com/actualidad/cristhian-felber-balance-del-bien-comun.html

The High Price of Materialism

More at http://www.newdream.org
Produced by the Center for a New American Dream

Psychologist Tim Kasser discusses how America's culture of consumerism undermines our well-being. When people buy into the ever-present marketing messages that "the good life" is "the goods life," they not only use up Earth's limited resources, but they are less happy and less inclined toward helping others. The animation both lays out the problems of excess materialism and points toward solutions that promise a healthier, more just, and more sustainable life.

Animation by Squid and Beard: http://www.squidandbeard.com

Learn more at http://www.newdream.org

View the sources for the research at http://www.newdream.org/resources/high-price-of-materialism-further-reading

quarta-feira, 15 de fevereiro de 2012

Fritjof Capra: The Web of Life (excerpt) -- A Thinking Allowed DVD w/ Jeffrey Mishlove

NOTE: This is an excerpt from the two-part, 60-minute DVD.

Many new trends in the field of biology--including systems theory, complexity theory, chaos theory, the Gaia hypothesis--suggest a new approach to the understanding of living systems. this view of our intimate involvement with the web of life can lead us toward ways of living that are ecologically sound.

Fritjof Capra, Ph.D., is author of The Tao of Physics, Uncommon Wisdom, The Turning Point, Belonging to the Universe and The Web of Life. He is director of the Center for Ecoliteracy.

domingo, 12 de fevereiro de 2012

Conferencia "Economía Ecológica: una economía con fundamento biofísico"

Conferencia impartida por el Doctor Francesc La-Roca Cervigon, profesor titular del Departament d'Economia Aplicada de la Universitat de València e investigador de la Estructura de Recerca Interdisciplinar d'Estudis sobre Sostenibilita, en el marco de los viernes científicos de la UAL.

“Territorio de abejas, paisaje de hombres” de Daniel Orte Menchero

Durante siglos, los paisajes pirenaicos han ido evolucionando paralelamente al crecimiento cultural de las gentes que los habitan. Podemos decir que los habitantes de la montaña han ido escribiendo su historia y su manera de ser, con trazo firme pero delicado, en el gran libro que es el paisaje pirenaico.

Durante las últimas décadas, la evolución de los paisajes de la montaña está experimentando un cambio en ritmo y dirección que no parece guiarse por unas pautas culturales endógenas, sino más bien por las directrices de un mundo globalizado. Hacia donde nos dirigimos intentaremos vislumbrarlo, a través de los ojos de sus habitantes, a lo largo del documental.

PREMIO A LA MEJOR PELÍCULA EN DEFENSA DE LOS TERRITORIOS DE MONTAÑA en el 14º Film Festival della Lessinia (Italia) y una ayuda a la edición FÉLIX DE AZARA de la Diputación Provincial de Huesca. Se han hecho 3 ediciones distintas, la última en junio de 2009 y se han distribuido 2500 copias.

Producción: Imanat Films
Dirección, imagen y montaje: Daniel Orte Menchero
Postproducción vídeo y soporte técnico: Charly Caballero Valdés
Postproducción de sonido: Mariano Pindado
Entrevistas: Judit Benaiges e Isolda Álvarez de la Vega
Segundos cámaras: Judit y Sergi Benaiges, Whilly Usaola y Ramón Álvarez de la Vega
Ayuda en guión: Charly Caballero Valdés, Felipe Osanz, Ángel Sahún y Judit Benaiges
Música: Modest Mussorgski
Música original: Raíl Orte Menchero y Yael Gaitero
Fecha de producción: diciembre 2007
Género: documental de cine Duración: 81 minutos
Filmado en MiniDV, formato de proyección: 16:9

Manfred Max-Neef: El mundo en rumbo de colisión

Manfred Max-Neef (1932) economista y ambientalista chileno, ganador del Premio Nobel Alternativo de Economía (Right Livelihood Award) y autor de “Economía Descalza” y “Desarrollo a Escala Humana”, 2 obras trascendentales a la hora de resumir su pensamiento que sigue claramente las líneas del Small is Beautiful del economista inglés Schumacher.

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’.

Su Hipótesis del Umbral, sostiene que a partir de determinado punto del desarrollo económico, la calidad de vida comienza a disminuir; transformando la felicidad relativa de las personas en soledad y alienación. Es por eso que la búsqueda de Max-Neef son propuestas para la puesta en práctica de un desarrollo a nuestra escala, de una economía que roce la tierra, basado en la idea de que “en la naturaleza, todo sistema vivo crece hasta un cierto punto en el que detiene su crecimiento, pero no detiene su desarrollo. El desarrollo puede seguir infinito, pero el crecimiento no”. Max-Neef es un pensador pragmático que busca con sensatez un desarrollo sostenible, sencillo y palpable, antes que la especulación desmedida que no reconoce límites en su ambición.

El video que nos convoca, de su conferencia en la Universidad Internacional de Andalucía titulada “El mundo en rumbo de colisión” (bajo la convocatoria Luzes Diálogos en La Rábida), es una clase magistral de las relaciones entre economía y medio ambiente, plasmada con la energía de quien ha vivido de manera contundente en consecuencia a sus credos y no solo existido entre automóviles, periódicos, frigoríficos y aspiradoras, como dice Thoreau. Deliciosas son sus palabras finales (que transcribo) a partir del minuto 52′, en donde se refiere a los típicos, cariñosos y dañinos consejos paternales acerca del encaramiento de la vida:

Mi conclusión a estas alturas, de 77 años de acumulada juventud, es que (…) si viven toda la vida haciendo lo que les conviene, es una vida bastante miserable. Ustedes no tienen que hacer lo que les conviene, ustedes tienen que hacer lo que tienen que hacer. Eso es lo único que les dará la satisfacción cuando lleguen a viejos… haber sido consecuentes consigo mismos. (…) La gente que sabe exactamente para dónde va, es la que nunca descubre nada, porque se da lo que llamo la obsesión del punto fijo: estoy aquí y tengo que llegar allá, y en consecuencia, todo lo que hay entremedio se percibe como obstáculos que deben ser superados (…) Y es en esos presuntos obstáculos que está toda la aventura de la vida. Entonces me la paso con anteojeras en una vida pobre. El consejo es derivar en estado de alerta, y derivar no es dejarse llevar por la corriente.

The Water is Ours, DAMMIT! The State of Water in Latin America and the Globe


Marcela Olivera is the Latin American coordinator of Food and Water Watch's Water for All campaign. After graduating from the Catholic University in Cochabamba, Bolivia, Marcela worked for four years in Cochabamba as the key international liaison for the la Coordinadora de Defensa del Agua y de la Vida--Coalition for the Defense of Water and Life. La Coordinadora and Marcela played a critical role during the 2000 confrontation that eventually kicked out the Bechtel Corporation when it tried to privatize Cochabamba's water utility. In 2004 she moved to Washington, DC for a year to work for the Water for All campaign developing an inter-American citizens' network on water rights. Named Red Vida, the network, which she continues to coordinate from Cochabamba, assists water rights groups throughout Latin America to coordinate their efforts to preserve or establish the water as a pubic good and human right. Marcela has also worked as a lead researcher at the Democracy Center who just recently published Dignity and Defiance: Stories from Bolivia's Challenge to Globalization. Marcela has come to Maine to show solidarity with those fighting for common control, health and accessibility of our region's water.

Amazonia, masato o petroleo

El masato es la bebida que elaboran los indígenas amazónicos con yuca hervida. Lo beben todas las etnias y a todas horas, a las reuniones, celebraciones y por agasajar los visitantes. El masato es la bebida que da identidad a la cultura indígena. El petróleo no. El petróleo, por mucho que debería parecer signo de riqueza, lo es de desestructuración social y cultural, de contaminación, de enfermedad y de muerte.
Y si hablamos de petróleo, también hablamos de biodiesel y de los millares y miles de hectáreas que se pretenden incorporar al cultivo de palma aceitera por producir el mal nombrado combustible renovable.
“Amazonia, masato o petróleo” quiere mostrar el menosprecio de los poderes políticos y económicos hacia la selva y sus pobladores, porque practican una economía de subsistencia y no son productivos. Quiere denunciar la política del gobierno contra los indígenas y campesinos de la selva, considerados ciudadanos de segunda categoría, que son invadidos, engañados y desplazados de sus comunidades por entregar los recursos a las grandes empresas nacionales y transnacionales con la intención principal de dar satisfacción al Tratado de Libre Comercio en los Estados Unidos de América.
Aun así, la selva ha dicho basta y ha empezado a movilizarse y levantar la voz contra los decretos ley que amparan esta política neoliberal del gobierno. La Amazonia quiere marcar su propio ritmo de crecimiento, reclamar dignidad por las personas y respeto por su cultura.

sábado, 11 de fevereiro de 2012

sexta-feira, 10 de fevereiro de 2012

The Wall Street Conspiracy Official Trailer

The Wall Street Conspiracy explores a pernicious form of fraud called illegal naked short selling that has had an enormous impact on the 2008 collapse of the US economy.

Robert Harris on the real life origins of The Fear Index


His name is carefully guarded from the general public but within the secretive inner circles of the ultra-rich Dr Alex Hoffmann is a legend – a visionary scientist whose computer software turns everything it touches into gold.

Together with his partner, an investment banker, Hoffmann has developed a revolutionary form of artificial intelligence that tracks human emotions, enabling it to predict movements in the financial markets with uncanny accuracy. His hedge fund, based in Geneva, makes billions.

But then in the early hours of the morning, while he lies asleep with his wife, a sinister intruder breaches the elaborate security of their lakeside house. So begins a waking nightmare of paranoia and violence as Hoffmann attempts, with increasing desperation, to discover who is trying to destroy him.

His quest forces him to confront the deepest questions of what it is to be human. By the time night falls over Geneva, the financial markets will be in turmoil and Hoffmann's world – and ours – transformed forever.

quinta-feira, 9 de fevereiro de 2012

Marinaleda: 30 años de lucha

"La dialéctica hoy se hace clara entre quienes militan por la paz y entre quienes militan por la guerra. Entre quienes militan por la abolición de todos los abusos y desigualdades y quienes militan por la explotación y las hambres..En definitiva, entre quienes militan en y para la vida y quienes militan en y para la muerte. No hay neutralidad posible. Los hombres y los pueblos han de optar por una u otra alternativa"
Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo (alcalde de Marinaleda).

Marinaleda. El sueño de la tierra

El documental Marinaleda: El sueño de la tierra de Eva Abad y Pablo García Cabrera, nos habla de la extraordinaria historia de Marinaleda, un pueblo de Sevilla que por medio de la lucha pacífica ha hecho realidad el viejo sueño de la tierra para quien la trabaja. Una hazaña colectiva basada en la solidaridad, una revolución socioeconómica en una de las regiones más atrasadas de Europa. Marinaleda ya no solo se enfrenta con sus viejos enemigos: ahora también debe consolidar sus logros.
Vemos momentos memorables como la toma del Cortijo El Humoso por parte de los jornaleros de Marinaleda, y también la lucha que durante más de 30 años han llevado a cabo los jornaleros de Andalucía, organizados a través del Sindicato de Obreros del Campo (S.O.C). Sus logros y el momento presente

Interest - Margrit Kennedy

Prof. Dr. Margrit Kennedy, interview on how flaws in the money system cost us all about 40% extra for everything - interest costs.

quarta-feira, 8 de fevereiro de 2012

Tony Weis: Food movements, agroecology, and the future of food and farming.

Public lecture: Food movements, agroecology, and the future of food and farming. Today, a billion people live in hunger. Peak oil and environmental degradation threaten the food security of billions more, particularly with half the world's population living in urban environments where they are dependent on industrially produced and imported food. A transition is urgently needed, but how? What alternative policies can enable communities to realise their own food security in the face of environmental challenges, while also improving livelihoods, building resilience, and conserving ecosystems? Many food-related movements have already emerged around the world, but what ongoing challenges do they face?

Tony Weis gave this talk at the University of Amersterdam in the Netherlands, on Tuesday 13 December 2011. The event brought together three prominent radical thinkers each with a long background of experience in activism and academic research on transdisplinary but interconnected themes such as conservation, agro-ecology and sustainable farming, political economy and the social sciences:

Tony Weis, (Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Western Ontario and author of The Global Food Economy: The Battle for the Future of Farming), who addressed the economic and environmental problems of the dominant chemical-industrial food system; Miguel Altieri (Professor of Agroecology at the University of California, Berkeley and author of Agroecology: The Science of Sustainable Agriculture), who looked at the alternatives offered by ecological, small scale, local and urban farming; and Eric Holt-Giménez (Executive Director of Food First / Institute for Food and Development Policy, and author of Food Movements Unite!: Strategies to transform our food systems) discussed the emergence of food movements from a global perspective, as well as the divisions between North and South, urban and rural.

This event was co-organised by the Transnational Institute (TNI), the Institute of Social Studies (ISS), and the Real World Economics Group at the University of Amsterdam.

To receive updates and news about upcoming events and new publications, you can sign up the TNI's e-newsletter here: http://www.tni.org/civicrm/mailing/subscribe

segunda-feira, 6 de fevereiro de 2012

Noam Chomsky - The Purpose of Education

Noam Chomsky discusses the purpose of education, impact of technology, whether education should be perceived as a cost or an investment and the value of standardised assessment.

Presented at the Learning Without Frontiers Conference - Jan 25th 2012- London (LWF 12)


Interviewed & directed by Graham Brown-Martin
Filmed & edited by Kevin Grant at wildtraxtv (http://on.fb.me/wildtraxtv)

The Money Fix (La solución al dinero)


El dinero está presente en casi todos los aspectos de la vida moderna. La mayoría de nosotros damos el sistema monetario por sentado, pero tiene una profunda e incomprendida influencia en nuestras vidas. La solución al dinero es un largometraje documental que explora la relación de nuestra sociedad con el todopoderoso dólar. En él se examinan los patrones económicos, tanto en el mundo humano como el natural y documenta tres tipos de sistemas monetarios alternativos que pueden ayudar a resolver los problemas económicos de las comunidades en las que operen. Duración: 1 hora, 19 minutos y 5 segundos País: USA Idioma: Inglés (con subtítulos en Español) Licencia: CC - Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives Género: Documental Productor: Alan Rosenblith Director: Alan Rosenblith

Sitio web: The Money Fix

sexta-feira, 3 de fevereiro de 2012

El Orden Criminal Del Mundo / A Ordem Criminosa do Mundo (2007)

"Documentário exibido pela TVE espanhola, que aborda a visão de dois grandes humanistas contemporâneos sobre o mundo atual: Eduardo Galeano e Jean Ziegler.
Pode se dizer que há algo de profético em seus depoimentos, pois o documentário foi feito antes da crise que assolou os países periféricos da Europa, como a Espanha.
A Ordem Criminal do Mundo, o cinismo assassino que a cada dia enriquece uma pequena oligarquia mundial em detrimento da miséria de cada vez mais pessoas pelo mundo. O poder se concentrando cada vez mais nas mãos de poucos, os direitos das pessoas cada vez mais restritos. As corporações controlando os governos de quase todo o planeta, dispondo também de instituições como FMI, OMC e Banco Mundial para defender seus interesses. Hoje 500 empresas detém mais de 50% do PIB Mundial, muitas delas pertencentes a um mesmo grupo." (Docverdade)

quinta-feira, 2 de fevereiro de 2012

YOU ARE HERE: The Oil Journey (Narrated by Peter Coyote)

AFTER A CENTURY OF CRUDE, IT'S TIME TO REFINE OUR VISION: The 20th Century can be viewed through any of the three great trends of our time — economic growth, social progress, and environmental damage. But a fourth trend — growing energy use —underlies each of these, literally fueling the incredible journey we've been on in the last 100 years. And changes in the landscape of energy may well trigger a whole new journey for humanity. The legendary actor and narrator Peter Coyote tells the story of our oil journey.

This is a customizable presentation *you* can use to tell your own journey and to invite new people to join the larger conversation.

Learn much more at http://www.postcarbon.org/YOUAREHERE