sexta-feira, 30 de março de 2012

CRAPITALISM (iatrogenic vs. livable economics) (full article) A crapitalist critique neither demonizes people for their consumption habits nor demonizes people for having jobs in harmful industries; for until there is an alternative income system, what choice do people have? Without a structural change, consumption is required to keep the economy going. No purchases by consumers means no wages for workers. Money For All or Money For None.

Michael Zweig : Power of The Working Class - Occupy Wall St COOLS

Filmed March 16, 2012. A Q&A with Michael Zweig of the Center for Study of Working Class Life. He talks about how change in America essentially boils down to mobilizing working people, and challenging the power structure of the system. Good questions were raised during the discussion.

Part of the Cultural Occupation of Liberty Square "COOLS" a lunchtime/noon series of music and culture designed to reinvigorate the occupy wall street movement emerging from winter hibernation.

Class Dismissed : How TV Frames the Working Class [Full Film]

Narrated by Ed Asner

Based on the forthcoming book by Pepi Leistyna, Class Dismissed navigates the steady stream of narrow working class representations from American television's beginnings to today's sitcoms, reality shows, police dramas, and daytime talk shows.

Featuring interviews with media analysts and cultural historians, this documentary examines the patterns inherent in TV's disturbing depictions of working class people as either clowns or social deviants -- stereotypical portrayals that reinforce the myth of meritocracy.

Class Dismissed breaks important new ground in exploring the ways in which race, gender, and sexuality intersect with class, offering a more complex reading of television's often one-dimensional representations. The video also links television portrayals to negative cultural attitudes and public policies that directly affect the lives of working class people.

Featuring interviews with Stanley Aronowitz, (City University of New York); Nickel and Dimed author, Barbara Ehrenreich; Herman Gray (University of California-Santa Cruz); Robin Kelley (Columbia University); Pepi Leistyna (University of Massachusetts-Boston) and Michael Zweig (State University of New York-Stony Brook). Also with Arlene Davila, Susan Douglas, Bambi Haggins, Lisa Henderson, and Andrea Press.


quarta-feira, 28 de março de 2012

Biopiratería. DOCUMENTOS LIBRES. Capítulo 8

Este capítulo es sobre cómo viejos y nuevos monopolistas quieren "proteger" la información genética, es decir, conseguir que los gobiernos les entreguen monopolios sobre genes que se encuentran en la naturaleza.

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terça-feira, 27 de março de 2012

Pasi Sahlberg: "Finnish Lessons: What can the world learn from educational change in Finland?"

Watch video of Pasi Sahlberg speaking Dec. 9 on "Finnish Lessons: What can the world learn from educational change in Finland?"

The talk is part of the Peabody Research Office (PRO) brown bag lunch lecture series. These are informal presentations featuring research innovations at Peabody or other areas in the university.

Maintaining a strongly supportive school system in which teachers and students share responsibility for results

Finland has one of the world’s best performing education systems. Thanks to years of steady progress in education reform, its secondary school students regularly achieve high scores in PISA tests. The gap between the highest and lowest performers within schools is small, and there is little variation among schools or among pupils of differing family backgrounds.

One reason for Finland’s success is the high degree of personal responsibility conferred on both teachers and students. In the 1970s and 1980s, management of Finland’s school system was decentralized and traditional academic structures in upper secondary schools were replaced by flexible modular structures, giving pupils more choice in what they study. Teachers were given freedom to design their curriculum and choose textbooks.

Schools in Finland are focal centers for their communities. They provide a daily hot meal for every student, plus health and dental services, psychological counseling and a broad array of other services for students and their families. They are mostly small in size, with minimal administrative overheads, and are mainly funded by municipal budgets. Principals are expected to take their share of the teaching load, even in large schools.

Teachers share a strong personal and professional commitment to helping students succeed. They assess their students on an ongoing basis, but also focus on helping them to take increasing responsibility for their own learning. Students are expected to work in teams on projects, preferably cutting across traditional subject or disciplinary lines.

A particular feature of the Finnish system is the “special teacher.” This is a specially trained teacher assigned to each school whose role is to work with class teachers to identify students needing extra help, and then work individually or in small groups with these students to provide the support they need to keep up with their classmates.

Pasi Sahlberg on the Finnish Education System

Pasi Sahlberg has worked as teacher, teacher-educator, policy advisor and director in Finland and served the World Bank and the European Commission as an education specialist. He sits down for a one on one conversation with Cheryl Jackson.

Tali Sharot : The Optimism Bias

Why are we so terrible at predicting what will make us happy? How do we maintain such stalwart optimism about our future in the face of so many modern threats?

Psychologists have long been aware that most people maintain an often irrationally positive outlook on life. Now it looks as though optimism may, in fact, be crucial to our existence. But does unrealistic optimism also threaten it as well?

People tend to overestimate their odds of professional success, expect their children to be extraordinarily gifted, believe they will live longer than they do, and hugely underestimate their chance of divorce, cancer and unemployment.

Acclaimed neuroscientist Tali Sharot’s experiments and research in cognitive science have shed new light on the biological basis of optimism, and she visits the RSA to take an in-depth look at how the brain generates hope and what happens when it fails.

Chair: Jonathan Rowson, leader of the Social Brain Project, RSA

Listen to the podcast of the full talk:

Welcome to the Anthropocene

A 3-minute journey through the last 250 years of our history, from the start of the Industrial Revolution to the Rio+20 Summit. The film charts the growth of humanity into a global force on an equivalent scale to major geological processes.

The film was commissioned by the Planet Under Pressure conference, London 26-29 March, a major international conference focusing on solutions.

The film is part of the world's first educational webportal on the Anthropocene, commissioned by the Planet Under Pressure conference, and developed and sponsored by

domingo, 25 de março de 2012

P. Sainath on Mass Media v. Mass Reality: From Farm and Field to Wall Street Deals

Award-winning journalist P. Sainath - - will speak on the failure of mass media to report and analyze the widening economic inequality in India and around the world. For the past decade, Sainath has been reporting on the epidemic of farmers committing suicide in India as a result of the collapse of the rural economy. Sainath's hard-hitting reporting for The Hindu newspaper forced other journalists to cover the story and government officials to act. A decade earlier, in the 1990s his dispatches from the countryside in the Times of India sparked a renewed interest in poverty in India. Those stories were published in his best-selling 1996 book, Everybody Loves a Good Drought: Stories from India's Poorest Districts. In a 29-year career as a journalist, Sainath has won over 35 global and national awards and been called "the conscience of the Indian nation" by other journalists. In 2007, he won the Ramon Magsaysay Award -- Asia's most prestigious prize, often referred to as the "Asian Nobel" -- for Journalism Literature and Creative Communications Arts for his "passionate commitment as a journalist to restore the rural poor to India's national consciousness." The event is sponsored by the University of Texas School of Journalism, the South Asia Institute, AID-Austin, and the Society of Professional Journalists-UT. Location: University of Texas, Austin.

Produced for Austin Indymedia by Jeff Zavala.
A ZGraphix/Austin Indymedia Production.

Carlos Taibo (Lleida) sobre 15-M

Conferència magistral de Carlos Taibo sobre el 15-M (Lleida, 13/10/11)

Finland's Revolutionary Education System

"Finland's educational system. Fascinating thing about three decades ago Finland has an educational system that is doing terribly and they look around and they go okay what are we going to do about this, we gotta revamp the whole thing." Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss the revolutionary educational system Finland has instituted and the results of that system on the education of their children.

Read more about it here:

sábado, 24 de março de 2012

FSTV Keynote: Michael Parenti

Michael Parenti on "Lies, War and Empire" at The Center for Creative Change, Antioch University, Seattle, WA.

E.F. Schumacher Lecture : Gus Speth "Liberalism, Environmentalism, and Economic Growth

The United States is doomed unless the American way of life is radically overhauled, Vermont Law School Professor Gus Speth said in a Jan. 13 public lecture titled "Letter to Liberals: Liberalism, Environmentalism, and Economic Growth."

sexta-feira, 23 de março de 2012

The Face of Imperialism - Michael Parenti

"Michael Parenti's The Face of Imperialism is a powerful, frightening, and honest book. It will be hated by those who run the Empire, and it will be loved by people who are searching for truth amidst the piles of garbage of Western propaganda. Above all, this book will be like a bright spark of hope for billions of men, women, and children who are fighting this very moment for survival, defending themselves against the Empire and against all monstrous faces and masks of imperialism."
- Andre Vltchek, author of Western Terror: From Potosi to Baghdad

Event at:
2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley

Global Day of Action on Military Spending - Occupy the Military Industrial Complex

See for more details.

On April 17, 2012, thousands from around the world will take part in the second annual Global Day of Action on Military Spending. With actions taking place in more than 30 countries, we will send a message to the 1% who profit off war and destruction, and the governments who do their bidding.

Global military spending reached over $1.6 trillion in 2010, and on April 17th, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) will release the data for 2011. Almost certainly, they'll announce that military spending went up.

As the people of the world face existential crises from climate change, conflict and underdevelopment, the resources we need to solve humanity's problems are being overwhelmingly devoted to death and destruction. In 2011 people spoke in one voice for a global priorities shift. This year, we'll raise our voice even louder.

Texas Towns Run Out of Water as Drought Takes its Toll

For more: In collaboration with StateImpact Texas (a project of KUT austin, KUHF Houston and NPR) the PBS NewsHour takes a closer look at the struggle for water in two Texas towns and how the state plans to meet a drier future. This report is part of our new series Coping with Climate Change.

quinta-feira, 22 de março de 2012

Schooling the World: The White Man's Last Burden trailer

If you wanted to change an ancient culture in a generation, how would you do it?

You would change the way it educates its children.

The U.S. Government knew this in the 19th century when it forced Native American children into government boarding schools. Today, volunteers build schools in traditional societies around the world, convinced that school is the only way to a "better" life for indigenous children.

But is this true? What really happens when we replace a traditional culture's way of learning and understanding the world with our own? Schooling the World: The White Man's Last Burden takes a challenging, sometimes funny, ultimately deeply disturbing look at the effects of modern education on the world's last sustainable indigenous cultures.

"Generations from now, we'll look back and say, 'How could we have done this kind of thing to people?'"

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Jody Williams : A realistic vision for world peace

Nobel Peace laureate Jody Williams brings tough love to the dream of world peace, with her razor-sharp take on what "peace" really means, and a set of profound stories that zero in on the creative struggle -- and sacrifice -- of those who work for it.

quarta-feira, 21 de março de 2012

Michael Parenti : Democracy and the Pathology of Wealth presents social critic and noted author Michael Parenti speaking about Democracy and the Pathology of Wealth. Parenti will be discussing developments in the U.S. political scene, the occupy movement and the struggle against corporate capitalism.

Michael Parenti is an internationally known award-winning author and lecturer. He is one of the nation's leading progressive political analysts. His highly informative and entertaining books and talks have reached a wide range of audiences in North America and abroad.

Parenti's writings cover a wide range of subjects: U.S. politics, culture, ideology, political economy, global imperialism, fascism, communism, democratic socialism, free-market orthodoxies, religion, ancient and modern history, news and entertainment media, environmentalism, sexism, racism, ethnicity, and his own early life.

For more information visit his website

Serge Latouche : Petit traité de la décroissance sereine

Serge Latouche, originaire de Vannes, est diplômé en sciences politiques, philosophie et sciences économiques, et professeur émérite à la faculté de droit économique et gestion Jean Monet (Sceaux) de l'université Paris Sud 11.

Il est un des penseurs et des partisans les plus connus de la décroissance et tente de conceptualiser l’après développement dans « un combat généralisé et organisé contre le mode de vie devenu insoutenable à l'échelle mondiale.»

Pour lui, le projet d'une société décroissance est celui d'une société autonome.

Il est l'auteur de nombreux ouvrages : « Le temps de la décroissance » avec Didier Harpagès, éditions Thierry Magnier, Collection Troisième Culture, 2010 , « Petit traité de la décroissance sereine » Mille et Une Nuits, 2007, « Sortir de la société de consommation »

Une conférence du Forum Social Local du Morbihan janvier 2012
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TSR 1 - Specimen - Tous manipulés!

Nous nous croyons libres mais en réalité, à longueur de journée, nous sommes sous influence. De nos proches, de la pub et de toutes sortes de stimulations ou pressions quotidiennes. Grâce plusieurs expériences étonnantes, "Specimen" démontre comment, par des simples techniques de manipulation, il est possible modifier le comportement de quelqu'un. Comment une étiquette de vin agit directement sur ses papilles gustatives. Comment on peut implanter des faux souvenirs dans sa mémoire. Et comment on parvient à changer ses décisions en envoyant des impulsions magnétiques dans son cerveau.

Wikipedia :
"La manipulation désigne un rapport de pouvoir. Quand ce pouvoir ne s'exerce pas sur un objet mais se rapporte au contrôle psychique d'une personne, on parle de manipulation mentale[1].

La notion est récente et mal définie, dérivée de la théorie du « lavage de cerveau ». Juridiquement, on lui préfère la notion de sujétion psychologique, le plus souvent dans le cadre d'accusations de dérives sectaires."

Pierre Lehmann : Décroissance

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terça-feira, 20 de março de 2012

¿Y tú, cuánto cuestas? (Completo, en español)

Excelente documental. Consumismo, irresponsabilidad empresarial, el poder de la publicidad, control de masas, guerras, energía, agua, petróleo...
¿Realmente necesitamos las cosas que creemos necesitar? ¿Es cierto todo lo que nos dicen los medios? Compártanlo.

Documental - Planeta en Venta (Completo) HQ 16/9

Documental sobre la compra de terrenos de cultivo por parte de poderes económicos para especular, creando un neocolonialismo atroz e inhumano.

Entretien avec Etienne Chouard - l'argent dette

Government debt explained (in a few minutes)

Learn in a few minutes what the monetary creation through debt, the Fractional Reserve Banking, and the article 123 in the Lisbon treaty are... They are absolutely necessary to understand the causes of the public and private debts which are devastating the developed countries.

Comprendre la dette publique (en quelques minutes)

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Apprenez en quelques minutes ce qu'est la création monétaire par le crédit, le système des réserves fractionnaires, et l'article 123 du traité de Lisbonne... sans lesquels il est impossible de comprendre l'origine des dettes publiques et privées qui ravagent l'ensemble des pays développés.

segunda-feira, 19 de março de 2012

La doctrina del shock - (documental completo doblado al español)

La doctrina del shock, (en inglés "The Shock Doctrine"), es una película documental estrenada en 2009, basada en el libro homónimo de Naomi Klein, dirigida por Michael Winterbottom y Mat Whitecross.
Trata sobre las teorías radicales de Milton Friedman, profesor de la universidad de Chicago, y su escuela de economía, ("los Chicago Boys"), y pone ejemplos de su puesta en práctica en países tan dispares como el Chile de Augusto Pinochet, la Rusia de Yeltsin, la Gran Bretaña de Thatcher y, más recientemente, en Afghanistán e Irak. "La doctrina del shock" nos explica la ideología de Friedman, tan impopular que sólo puede imponerse mediante la tortura y la represión, y cuya idea central es aprovechar las crisis, los desastres naturales, la guerra y la necesidad de un "peligroso enemigo", para preparar el terreno con el que quebrar la voluntad de unas sociedades que, alcanzado ese estado de shock, renuncian a valores que de otro modo defenderían con entereza, dando paso al saqueo de los intereses públicos y la implantación de reformas en beneficio de las grandes corporaciones, en lo que se atreven a llamar "Libre Mercado".

Homens em Extinção (2007)

- Título Original: The Disappearing Male, 2007, (42 minutos)
- Direcçao: Marc de Guerre, CBC.
- País: Canadá.
- Narrado PT

Homens em Extinção (The Disappering Male) é um documentário produzido pela CBC em 2007, que aborda um assunto de extrema importância para o futuro da humanidade. A poluição tóxica, que afecta a capacidade reprodutiva dos homens.

Nas últimas décadas, tem-se verificado um aumento dramático nos casos de cancro e outras enfermidades, relacionadas com o orgão reprodutor masculino. Este documentário, tenta responder a estas questões, averiguando a possibilidade de este fenómeno estar intimamente ligado ao meio ambiente.

Homens em extinção, revela-nos como o mundo que criamos, desde os champôs, perfumes a todo o tipo de plásticos, afecta-nos com consequências imprevisíveis para a nossa saúde. - Sinopse de Malandro

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domingo, 18 de março de 2012

RFID : la police totale

RFID : vous avez entendu cet acronyme - ou étiquettes "intelligentes", "smart tags", puces à radiofréquence, transpondeurs. Mais que sont-elles exactement ? À quoi servent-elles ? Comment fonctionnent-elles ? Saviez-vous que 2006 était l’année de leur entrée massive dans les entreprises ? Qu’on les injecte à nos animaux ? Qu’elles vous traquent déjà ? Saviez-vous qu’elles sont une des premières applications des nanotechnologies, et l’une des spécialités locales, entre le "Pôle de Traçabilité" de Valence et le "Pôle Minalogic" de l’Isère ? Savez-vous que dans quatre ans, sauf révolte, les mouchards électroniques infesteront 30 milliards d’objets - cinq par être humain, Papous compris ? Non ? Alors découvrons ensemble ce bijou de reality-science.

TOXIC Alberta

Once pristine wilderness, Alberta is now a world of poisoned water, polluted air, and rare cancer. VBS travels to the oil sands of Canada to investigate the impact of digging for this previously unobtainable oil.

Manufactured Landscapes. Subtitulos en Español

Paisagens Fabricadas (completo e legendado)

For almost three decades, internationally renowned Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky has been creating large scale photographs of landscapes transformed by industry: quarries, scrap heaps, factories, recycling yards, dams. Manufactured Landscapes follows Burtynsky to China as he travels the country capturing the evidence and effects of China's massive industrial revolution. Rarely witnessed sites such as the Three Gorges Dam (50% larger than any other dam in the world), the interior of a factory which produces 20 million irons a year, and the breathtaking scale of Shanghai's urban renewal are subjects for his lens and our motion picture camera. Shot in sumptuous super 16mm film, Manufactured Landscapes extends the narratives of Burtynsky's photographs, meditating on human impact on the planet without trying to reach simplistic judgements or reductive resolutions. In the process, the film shifts our consciousness about the world and the way we live in it.



They Live is a 1988 science fiction/horror film directed by John Carpenter, who also wrote the screenplay under the pseudonym Frank Armitage (this is the name of one of the characters in the movie). Part science fiction horror and part dark comedy, the film echoed contemporary fears of a declining economy, within a culture of greed and conspicuous consumption common among Americans. In They Live, the ruling class within the moneyed elite are in fact aliens managing human social affairs through the use of a signal on top of the TV broadcast that is concealing their appearance and subliminal messages in mass media.


TEDxAmazonia - Zé Cláudio Ribeiro | He believes that killing trees is murder - Nov.2011

Zé Cláudio Ribeiro lives in the Maraba, in Para, producing nuts in a sustainable way and resisting the construction boom in the Amazon, and the pressure to bring down these impressive trees. He has received several death threats.

sábado, 17 de março de 2012

TOXIC: Amazon - Full Length

On May 24, 2011—the same day Brazil's Parliament voted to decrease logging restrictions in the country's Forest Code—married environmental activists Zé Cláudio Ribeiro and Maria do Espirito Santo were shot to death outside their house in the Amazonian state of Para. A month later we traveled to Zé Cláudio's hometown of Marabá, which was once in the middle of the rainforest and is now surrounded by miles and miles of clearcut cattle land. As the investigation into Zé and Maria's murders went nowhere, we drove into the forest to the site of the killings, followed the heavily armed men of Brazil's environmental protection agency as they busted up illegal timber mills, visited the militant squatters of Brazil's Landless Movement, met modern day slaves, and marveled at the lawless, violent atmosphere that permeates the town locals call Marabála (that means Mara-bullets).

READ: The Death of Zé Cláudio and Maria

The Dark Side of Green

In the south region of Mato Grosso do Sul, in the border of Brazil and Paraguay, the most populous indigenous nation of the country silently struggle for its territory, trying to contain the advance of its powerful enemies.

Expelled from their lands because of the continuous process of colonization, more than 40,000 Guarani Kaiowá live nowadays in less than 1% of their original territory. Over their lands there are now thousands of hectares of sugarcane planted by multinational enterprises that, in agreement with the government, show ethanol to the world as an environment friendly and “clean” fuel.

Without the lands and the forests, the Guarani Kaiowá have been coexisting for years with a malnutrition epidemic that reach their children. With no alternative of subsistence, adults and kids are exploited in the cane fields in exhausting working days. In the production line of the “clean” fuel, the Federal Public Prosecutor constantly sues the owners of the plants because of the child labor and the slave labor found there.

Amid the delirium of the green gold fever (the way people call sugarcane), indigenous leadership that face the imposed power many times find as their fate the death ordered by the big farmers.

À Sombra de um Delírio Verde

Na região sul do Mato Grosso do Sul, fronteira com Paraguai, a etnia indígena com a maior população no Brasil luta silenciosamente por seu território para tentar conter o avanço de poderosos inimigos.

Expulsos pelo contínuo processo de colonização, mais de 40 mil Guarani Kaiowá vivem hoje em menos de 1% de seu território original. Sobre suas terras encontram-se milhares de hectares de cana-de-açúcar plantados por multinacionais que, em acordo com governantes, apresentam o etanol para o mundo como o combustível “limpo” e ecologicamente correto.

Sem terra e sem floresta, os Guarani Kaiowá convivem há anos com uma epidemia de desnutrição que atinge suas crianças. Sem alternativas de subsistência, adultos e adolescentes são explorados nos canaviais em exaustivas jornadas de trabalho. Na linha de produção do combustível limpo são constantes as autuações feitas pelo Ministério Público do Trabalho que encontram nas usinas trabalho infantil e escravo.

Em meio ao delírio da febre do ouro verde (como é chamada a cana-de-açúcar), as lideranças indígenas que enfrentam o poder que se impõe muitas vezes encontram como destino a morte encomendada por fazendeiros.

Ficha técnica:
Título Original: À Sombra de um Delírio Verde Documentário (The Dark Side of Green)
Gênero: Documentários
Produção: Argentina, Bélgica, Brasil
Tempo de Duração: 29 min
Ano de Lançamento: 2011
Direção, produção e roteiro: An Baccaert, Cristiano Navarro e Nicolas Muñoz
Narração em Português: Fabiana Cozza
Música composta por Thomas Leonhardt

TEDxCanberra - Nick Ritar - A challenge to live sustainably

You can live a life in bal­ance with Nature. Nick Ritar, per­ma­cul­ture farmer and edu­ca­tor can teach us how.

In this talk at TEDxCanberra 2011, Nick Ritar challenges us to overcome the fears we have built up as a society and to embrace a more sustainable lifestyle; one embodied by permaculture.

Carlos Taibo: Decrecimiento y crisis económica.

El decrecimiento es una corriente de pensamiento político, económico y social favorable a la disminución regular controlada de la producción económica con el objetivo de establecer una nueva relación de equilibrio entre el ser humano y la naturaleza, pero también entre los propios seres humanos.
La conservación del medio ambiente no es posible sin reducir la producción económica que sería la responsable de la reducción de los recursos naturales y la destrucción del medio que actualmente estaría por encima de la capacidad de regeneración natural del planeta.
Esta transición se realizaría mediante la aplicación de principios más adecuados a una situación de recursos limitados: escala reducida, relocalización, eficiencia, cooperación, autoproducción (e intercambio), durabilidad y sobriedad.

•Deuda económica:donde el crecimiento del Norte se ha dado debido al intercambio desigual con el Sur.
•Deuda histórica: donde el crecimiento del Norte se ha estado dando desde la colonización hasta las múltiples formas renovadas de dominación para con el Sur (neocolonialismo y globalización).
•Deuda cultural:donde el modelo de crecimiento del Norte ha destruido culturas y los estilos de vida en los países del Sur.
•Deuda social:donde el crecimiento del Norte ha impactado en las condiciones de vida, de salud, y de derechos humanos de la poblaciones del Sur.
•Deuda ecológica:donde el crecimiento del Norte ha impactado en el planeta y en los países del Sur debido a las emisiones de dióxido de carbono, la biopiratería, los pasivos ambientales y la exportación de residuos.

„Momentaufnahme“ ("Instantânea") Español

La pobreza,el colapso de los ecosistemas,la privatización de tierras y recursos(neocolonialismo),la especulación financiera,la centralización y corrupción de las instituciones... Una instantánea sobre el estado actual del mundo. Si las cifras estadísticas no tienen caras - en esta película si la tienen. Detrás de los datos son la vida real de millones y millones de personas en este planeta.Nuestra indiferencia,inmadurez e irresponsabilidad justifica este crimen diario.¿Es este el mundo que queremos transmitir a las generaciones futuras? (el rosa de hoy es el negro de mañana).
La película no deja ninguna duda de que las cosas pueden y deben cambiar porque el mejor esclavo es el que se cree libre.Puedes elegir seguir siendo una cifra productiva y consumista de una macroestafa organizada,pero que no te quepa duda de que tu libertad se compra y se vende en un mercado de valores.Igual que aumenta la circulación de los capitales disminuye la de los derechos humanos.Es nuestra elección - la de nadie más.

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How can we create a more just economy in 2012?

Today on Your Call : Talking about concrete ways we can resist crony capitalism – and narrow the gap between the 1% and the rest of us. What should we be demanding – and what are some real victories we can win? And how can we keep economic inequality in the conversation during this election year? Join us live at 10 or send an email to Where do you see glimmers of hope for economic change? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Gar Alperovitz, the Lionel R. Bauman professor of political economy at the University of Maryland, and author of America Beyond Capitalism

David Korten is co-founder and board chair of YES! Magazine, and author of Agenda for a New Economy

Praise for the new edition of America Beyond Capitalism:

This challenging work succeeds in a task that may seem almost utopian in dark times suffused by anger, hopelessness, and despair: to provide concrete and feasible ways to reverse the ominous course of the past several decades and to open the way to a vibrant democracy with a sustainable economy that can satisfy human needs, not least the need to control one’s work and life. It is an impressive achievement, that should inspire thought and constructive action.

- Noam Chomsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Aral, el mar perdido

En este documental de Isabel Coixet se da cuenta del desastre ecológico del Mar de Aral, en Asia Central. El documental refiere en qué estado ha quedado la zona del Mar de Aral tras su desaparición y cómo han sufrido las comunidades que dependían de él.


quarta-feira, 14 de março de 2012

Arundhati Roy: Capitalism - A Ghost Story (4th Anuradha Ghandy Memorial Trust Lecture)

This is a recording of a speech made by Arundhati Roy as a part of the 4th series of lecture under the Anuradha Ghandy Memorial Trust Lecture that was delivered on the 20th of January, 2012 at Xaviers college, Mumbai.

Since requests have come to make donations for the Anuradha Ghandy Memorial lecture, here are the details to make donations:

"Anuradha Ghandy Memorial Committee,
C/o Adv Suresh Rajeshwar, 4th floor, Poddar Chambers,
S A Brelvi Marg, Fort,
Mumbai 400001
Mobile: +91 9322404591"

Sacred Economics with Charles Eisenstein - A Short Film

Directed by Ian MacKenzie
Produced by Velcrow Ripper, Gregg Hill, Ian MacKenzie



Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth.

Today, these trends have reached their extreme - but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being.

This short contains some visuals from the upcoming feature doc Occupy Love


Directed & Edited by Ian MacKenzie
Producers: Ian MacKenzie, Velcrow Ripper, Gregg Hill
Cinematography: Velcrow Ripper, Ian MacKenzie
Animation: Adam Giangregorio, Brian Duffy
Music: Chris Zabriskie
Additional footage: Steven Simonetti, Pond 5, Youtube
Stills: Kris Krug, NASA
Special thanks: Charles Eisenstein, Stella Osorojos, Hart Traveller, Clara Roberts-Oss, Line 21 Media

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.

terça-feira, 13 de março de 2012

How Big Tobacco Corrupts Science

Complete video at

Robert Proctor, Professor of the History of Science at Stanford University, explains ways in which the tobacco industry has manipulated science. Proctor argues that tobacco-friendly scientific research was "mounting a gigantic confusion campaign."


Some 65% of all research and development in the U.S. is funded by private interests. History shows that the corporate funding of scientific research can be problematic — the tobacco industry offers a potent example. When corporations fund science, is truth the ultimate goal, or is stockholder profit?

Please join five outstanding scholars and teachers as they take part in a panel discussion that asks, "Does Corporate Funding Corrupt Science?"

Planet for Sale: Food crisis and the global land grab

Directed by Alexis Marant

Produced by CAPA PRESSE TV

Distributed by ARTE

The financial and food crises that have been rocking the world since 2008 have had a little known side effect: they sparked a mad race for control of farmlands all around the planet.

The key players: on one side, investors from both wealthy and emerging countries (Japan, China, Gulf States) that are looking to guarantee their country’s food security. On the other side, banks and investment funds that see farmland purchases as a promising new revenue source.

Shot on three continents, our film makes it clear that farmlands are being bought up the world over. Three continents and three examples that tell one and the same story: the story of a gigantic game of Monopoly, and the consequences it could have if nothing is done to protect the interests of small farmers and developing countries.

(Information about the full 90 minute version in French can be viewed here.)

No Logo (Full HQ)

In the age of the brand, logos are everywhere. But why do some of the world's best-known brands find themselves on the wrong end of the spray paint can -- the targets of anti-corporate campaigns by activists and protesters?

No Logo, based on the best-selling book by Canadian journalist and activist Naomi Klein, reveals the reasons behind the backlash against the increasing economic and cultural reach of multinational companies. Analyzing how brands like Nike, The Gap, and Tommy Hilfiger became revered symbols worldwide, Klein argues that globalization is a process whereby corporations discovered that profits lay not in making products (outsourced to low-wage workers in developing countries), but in creating branded identities people adopt in their lifestyles.

segunda-feira, 12 de março de 2012

As Greece Unravels, Banks and Markets Pleased with Austerity and Debt Deal

Jihan Hafiz reports from Athens on peoples' reaction to the latest debt restructuring plan

The Good Soldier

This documentary takes a disturbing, deeply affecting look at war through the eyes of American veterans provides extraordinary perspective for civilian viewers. Five men who fought variously in World War II, Vietnam, and the Middle East talk about combat in a down-to-earth, matter-of-fact way that gives horrifying new meaning to the term "brutal realities." These are not masters of atrocity - they are good men who went to war to serve their country. There, they were taught to kill - it was their job; only later, sometimes much later, did it come back to haunt them, filling them with anger and regret.

domingo, 11 de março de 2012

José Esquinas - La Biodiversidad agrícola en la lucha contra el hambre

José Esquinas, experto en biodiversidad agrícola y miembro de la FAO durante treinta años, habla en esta entrevista de cómo el derecho a los alimentos es un derecho universal de los seres humanos y que, por tanto, la lucha contra el hambre ha de ser una prioridad de los gobiernos a nivel planetario. Explica que para asegurar este derecho es necesario preservar y realizar un uso racional de la biodiversidad agrícola, cuya pérdida tanto en especies como en variedades, se está dando de forma alarmante como consecuencia de la acción depredadora de los mercados. Por último, informa sobre la puesta en marcha del Tratado Internacional de Recursos Fitogenéticos para la Alimentación y la Agricultura, impulsado por la FAO, que defiende el derecho de los agricultores a participar con equidad de los beneficios obtenidos del aprovechamiento de la biodiversidad.

sábado, 10 de março de 2012

GMO Film Project Sizzler


Today in the United States, by the simple act of feeding ourselves, we unwittingly participate in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings. Massive agro-chemical companies like Monsanto (Agent Orange) and Dow (Napalm) are feeding us genetically-modified food, GMO's, that have never been fully tested and aren't labeled. This small handful of corporations are tightening their grip on the world's food supply—buying, modifying, and patenting seeds to ensure total control over everything we eat.

The GMO Film Project (Untitled) tells the story of a father's discovery of GMO's through the symbolic act of poor Haitian farmers burning seeds in defiance of Monsanto's gift of 475 tons of hybrid corn and vegetable seeds to Haiti shortly after the devastating earthquake. After a journey to Haiti to learn why hungry farmers would burn seeds, the real awakening of what has happened to our food, what we are feeding our families, and what is at stake for the global food supply unfolds in a trip across the United States in search of answers.

Are we at a tipping point? Is it time to take back our food? The encroaching darkness of unknown health and environmental risks, seed take over, chemical toxins, and food monopoly meets with the light of a growing resistance of organic farmers, concerned citizens, and a burgeoning movement to take back what we have lost.

We still have time to heal the planet, feed the world, and live sustainably. But we have to start now.

A film by Compeller Pictures

Directed by Jeremy Seifert
Produced by Joshua Kunau
Co-Producer, Elizabeth Kucinich
Associate Producer, Timothy Vatterott
Cinematographer, Rod Hassler


Physicist, food activist and thinker Vandana Shiva visits and discusses her program that promotes local and ecological food models - Navdanya.

For more George visit:

Décroissance : Au delà des clichés

"Les médias veulent des décroissants qui courent nus dans les bois !"
Arrêt sur images (8 avril 2011), avec Paul Ariès, Guillaume Duval et Xavier Timbeau

Faut-il sortir du nucléaire ? La question est reposée depuis la catastrophe de Fukushima. Mais sortir du nucléaire suppose, entre autres, de moins consommer d'énergie, et de produire moins. C'est justement le credo des décroissants. Qu'est-ce que la décroissance au juste ? Un mode de vie néo-baba cool, comme aiment le décrire les médias ? Ou est-ce une solution (voire, la seule?) pour résoudre la crise écologique, économique et sociale que nous traversons ?
Nous avons invité Guillaume Duval, rédacteur en chef d'Alternatives économiques, qui explique ce mois-ci qu'il faut "changer de modèle", Paul Ariès, auteur de La simplicité volontaire – Contre le mythe de l'abondance (éd. La Découverte), et Xavier Timbeau, économiste à l'OFCE (Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques).

"DEFINING PEACE" - Full Lecture | by Peter Joseph | Feb. 6th '12 | The Zeitgeist Movement

Peter Joseph's 1.5 hour Lecture "Defining Peace"; the end segment of the Tel Aviv, Israel / Mid-East TZM Event which occurred on Feb 6th 2012. Amazing Work by TZM Israel; an historical event.

This is the Audio of the Q & A with Peter Joseph; the end segment of the Tel Aviv, Israel / Mid-East TZM Event which occurred on Feb 6th 2012. This followed Peter Joseph's Lecture "Defining Peace". Amazing Work by TZM Israel; an historical event, indeed.

The entire program was as follows:

Peter Joseph - Founder of The Zeitgeist Movement
Title: "Defining Peace - Economics, The State and War'
This 1.5 hour talk will examine the historical roots of war; its technical
irrelevancy; the State's historical psychological coercion of mass appeal;
the inherent exclusive benefits to the upper class and denigration of the
lower class; the broad inefficiency of the State itself as a divisive
business entity and hence its inherent conflict propensity; along with how
the only way of achieving lasting human peace is through the dissolving of
the Market System catalysts, the Ownership Class and the State entity

Eyal Hetrzog
Title: Punished By Rewards - 21'st Century Education
From Machine-Education to Humane-Education:
* Personnel: John Taylor Gatto, Norman Dodd, Charlotte Iserbyt
* Educational Committees: Reece, Carnegieת Croflex, Ford
* The transition from local-decentralized education to
centralized-controlled education
* Unification of education and values in accordance with Communist
* The influence of WWI on women's role in society
* John Taylor Gatto's conclusions on the educational system, after 20 years
as a teacher

Amnon Dafni- founder of "J14"- News Source for the Israeli Protest Movement
Title: The Technology of Protest - Activism in the Age of the Internet.
Communication technologies have changed the rules of the game in the
civil-protest arena.
The present and future of the inter-connected-society.

Israeli Renewable Energies Co-op
Title: "Shared-Renewable-Energy - A Solution to the Energy Crisis"
A socioeconomic model for economizing energy - The beginning of the end of
the traditional centralized power-stations.

Adamama Center
Title: Practical Ecology - What is Permaculture?
The transition from waste-full bourgeois , into sustainable-housing - The
natural way for stable ecological- efficiency.
Through imitating the reciprocities occurring in nature, we can work and
produce without harming the environment.

Susan Cain: The power of introverts

In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.

James Hansen: Why I must speak out about climate change

Top climate scientist James Hansen tells the story of his involvement in the science of and debate over global climate change. In doing so he outlines the overwhelming evidence that change is happening and why that makes him deeply worried about the future.

terça-feira, 6 de março de 2012

Mr Mondialisation - Du "greenwashing" durable

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Critique et limites du Développement Durable.

Attention, il ne s'agit pas d'une critique de l'écologie ni des initiatives pour l'environnement. Il s'agit d'une critique du Développement Durable en tant que concept économique basé sur la croissance.

Je vous laisse deviner pourquoi il y a deux fois la même citation...

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domingo, 4 de março de 2012

Carlos Taibo - Decrecimiento / Degrowth Economics (ES+EN)

En esta entrevista Carlos Taibo nos explica qué es el decrecimiento, nacido como crítica al crecimiento ilimitado en un mundo con recursos limitados, y como propuesta de debate social.
El decrecimiento es una corriente de pensamiento político, económico y social favorable a la disminución controlada de la producción económica con el objetivo de establecer una nueva relación de equilibrio entre el ser humano y la naturaleza, pero también entre los propios seres humanos.
In this interview, Carlos Taibo explains how Degrowth Economics was born as a critique of unlimited growth in a world with limited resources, and as a proposal for social debate.
Degrowth is a political, economic and social school of thought , created to the decline in an economic output controlled in order to establish a new balanced relationship between man and nature, but also among human beings.

sábado, 3 de março de 2012

Robert Sapolsky: Are Humans Just Another Primate?

Dr. Robert Sapolsky discusses his work as professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University and as a research associate with the Institute of Primate Research at the National Museum of Kenya. His enviable gift for storytelling led the New York Times to print, "If you crossed Jane Goodall with a borscht-belt comedian, she might have written a book like A Primate's Memoir." Dr. Sapolsky's account of his early years as a field biologist. He is sure to dazzle and delight with tales of what it means to be human.

sexta-feira, 2 de março de 2012

Conferencia Yayo Herrero - Encuentro decrecimiento 2011

Acto-conferencia inaugural del primer Encuentro sobre Decrecimiento como agua de Mayo. Sevilla, 13-mayo-2011
Yayo Herrero, co-coordinadora estatal de Ecologistas en Acción.

Jeff Clements: Corporations Are Not People

Excellent presentation by Jeff Clements, author of "Corporations Are Not People". Jeff is also the founder of Free Speech for People, a national non-partisan campaign working to restore democracy to the people and return corporations to their place as economic rather than political entities.

quinta-feira, 1 de março de 2012

Paul Gilding: The Earth is full

Have we used up all our resources? Have we filled up all the livable space on Earth? Paul Gilding suggests we have, and the possibility of devastating consequences, in a talk that's equal parts terrifying and, oddly, hopeful.