quinta-feira, 31 de maio de 2012

Frans de Waal : Moral behavior in animals

Empathy, cooperation, fairness and reciprocity -- caring about the well-being of others seems like a very human trait. But Frans de Waal shares some surprising videos of behavioral tests, on primates and other mammals, that show how many of these moral traits all of us share.

TEDxPeachtree - Frans de Waal : Morality without Religion

Human morality is older than our current religions, and may go back to tendencies observable in other mammals. In a bottom-up view of morality, this talk is one man's road to discovering an array of positive tendencies in animals at a time when competition and aggression were the only themes.

Dr. de Waal received his Ph.D. in Biology and Zoology from Utrecht University, the Netherlands, in 1977. He completed his postdoctoral study of chimpanzees while associated with Utrecht University, in 1981, and moved the same year to the USA. He has been a National Academy of Sciences member since 2004, and a Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences member since 1993. Time featured him in 2007 as one of the World's One Hunderd Most Influential People. He is currently the Director of Living Links at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center.

Human Nature talk with Robert Sapolsky, Gabor Mate, James Gilligan, Richard Wilkinson

33 minutes with Robert Sapolsky, Gabor Mate, James Gilligan and Richard Wilkinson

to view the entire production this is excerpted from, go to : http://youtu.be/4Z9WVZddH9w

Dr. Gabor Mate on how addiction changes the brain

How does addiction change the brain? According to Dr. Gabor Mate, it's a difficult struggle for hard core drug addicts to kick their habit because their brains are impaired. In a new book, he looks at the common roots of addictive behaviours and what can be done about them. It's called "In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction".

Dr. Gabor Maté ~ Who We Are When We Are Not Addicted : The Possible Human

Dr. Gabor Maté gives us clues as to who we are when we are not addicted. Filmed January 9th, 2012 in Vancouver, B.C. as part of a launch for Beyond Addiction: The Yogic Path to Recovery. This four weekend program with Dr. Gabor Maté and Sat Dharam Kaur N.D. begins January 20th, 2012 in Vancouver. For more information see kundaliniyogatraining.com - Kundalini Training Programs - Beyond Addiction, Vancouver.

The Ultimate History Lesson : A Weekend with John Taylor Gatto (Intro + Hour 1 of 5)

http://www.TheUltimateHistoryLesson.com (notes, transcript, links, and more)
http://www.JohnTaylorGatto.com (all of John's books, and current projects)
http://www.PeaceRevolution.org (episodes 041-045 cover The Ultimate History Lesson + Analysis)
http://www.TragedyandHope.com (an online community which provides educational media by independent producers)


1. Arriving at abstraction, critical thinking and draft evaluations (17:09)

2. The metaphor of schooling and the school of fish. Collective expectations vs. individualism, identity and uniqueness. Volition in group selection. Language theft, Newspeak, Lippmann and the schooling transformation. The language of education becomes respected out of ritual.

3. Awareness of contrary dynamics leading to theories of dialectics. Intellectual self defense, questioning authority. The malign intent against individuality. Reality testing. Conditioned from infancy to shave the truth. Education begins with mistrust.

4. Outcome based education, servile arts vs. independent self sufficiency and life-long learning. The logic of schooling and asking "why?" Teaching experiences spanning 30 years including Gold Coast, Harlem, and Spanish Harlem and the disparity between what Gatto accomplished vs. the Protocol. Teaching his class to asking questions. Visiting delegations. The ideal of 120 individual curricula. Learning more from students than from the Ivy League.

5. The extension of childhood and the economics of planned obsolescence. Lincoln's Mudsill Moment in 1859. The British are financing the whole western movement and attempting to reinstall their class system. Americans, independent livelihoods and the incompatibility with the concept of the proletariat based factory systems. Private independent systems of value. Slavery, wives of the Plantation owners and the causes of the Civil War. Northern industrialists wage slavery and deadwood.

6. The pulpit and the press. William Rainey Harper and the Chautauqua's. Mass media. Ideas and ways of thinking introduced to the "best" people. A second American Revolution, controlling public opinion, mechanizing workforces. Carnegie and the elimination of the need for skilled labor.

7. Leverage and the alchemy of wealth, power, fame. Global Governance and Rockefeller lineage. Rockefeller rape allegations. Horatio Alger. "The Rise of the Dangerous Class in New York City", Adoption institutions, Lowering unit value of labor by encouraging women in the workforce, social work industry rises. Children of Labor sent west in box cars. Lutheran parents with Episcopal Hierarchy, farmers, free labor. Breaking the parental bond. The theory of "Mirror Neurons."

8. School and un-making connections. Short answer testing, memorization and disjointed thinking. Automatic weight lifting machines.

9. Frustration and Aggression and the removal of volition in schooling. Executive hiring. Cronyism and the illusion of credentialism in higher learning. How to get into Harvard or Princeton. Wealth and Fame. Ambiguous excellence and "added value". Physical, Mental and Social Hobbies. Team sports vs. carving your own path. Seat less unicycle over broken terrain. Removing imagination. "Garbage in, Garbage out." (48:00)

10. Standardized testing, the Princeton Review and "What Smart Students Know." 50/50 Learning. GPA and obedience. Unmasking reality. Bush, Kerry and the "C" Averages. Skull and Bones Presidential Theatre. "Chutzpah" and the contempt for ordinary people. Economic crisis, real estate bubbles, savings and loan and the City Bank of New York. Sophisticated amoral social engineers. Speaking in China. (57:00)

11. Incoherence and the exhausting of national vitality. Prussian education runs its course. Family as the root of Nations. Rhetorical concern and the dependence on constant warfare. The explosion of invention causing the "crisis of capitalism." Rockefeller, Carnegie, Astor, Vanderbilt undermine education by assembled capital. Small farmers, Entrepreneurs and the transition to the corporate economy.

12. Prussian schooling, Johann Fichte and the "Addresses to the German Nation" Battle of Jena (1806) Spinoza and "Tractatus Theologico Politicus". Forced schooling to destroy the imagination. Bells, testing, ranking. John Calvin's "Institutes of the Christian Religion," Justified Sinners and the elect.

quarta-feira, 30 de maio de 2012

Noilton Nunes : Em Busca da Terra Sem Veneno

Inspirado no povo Guarani que sempre teve a sabedoria de sair caminhando em busca da Terra Sem Males, o documentário apresenta as lutas pela Reforma Agrária no Brasil e as tentativas de se evitar o envenenamento da humanidade pelos agrotóxicos, à partir da palestra de João Pedro Stédille, líder do MST - Movimento dos Sem Terra, durante a 37a. Jornada Internacional de Cinema da Bahia em 2010. Direção de Noilton Nunes

The Ultimate History Lesson : A Weekend with John Taylor Gatto (Hour 2 of 5)


http://www.TheUltimateHistoryLesson.com (notes, transcript, links, and more)
http://www.JohnTaylorGatto.com (all of John's books, and current projects)
http://www.PeaceRevolution.org (episodes 041-045 cover The Ultimate History Lesson + Analysis)
http://www.TragedyandHope.com (an online community which provides educational media by independent producers)


1. The Ominous Continuity. Fichte, Spinoza, Calvin and Plato. "The Republic" and "The Laws." The danger of ordinary people. Charles Darwin and "The Descent of Man", "On the Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of the Favored Races" "The hopeless Irish." The influence of Thomas Malthus. "The Book of Common Prayer" and the "Homily of Obedience". Wedgewood Pottery. (00:25-8:57)

2. Francis Galton and the "Galton Clubs." The so-called "Menace" to the human race and the way to render them harmless. Eugenics, Population control and the breeding of the "biologically advanced." The Emergence of the majority of Private Schools post "Descent of Man". "Fitter Family Competitions" and the reinforcement of Darwinian and earlier philosophies. "Natures Work or the Lords Work" (8:57-14:15)

3. Wilhelm Wundt and the Prussian Ph.D. University of Berlin and Leipzig. Edward Everett as the first American Ph.D. Clout and the ticket to intellectual management. The Japanese "Prussian" Constitution. (14:15-16:45)

4. The "domination of ideas" and connecting the dots. "Not a good way to get tenure." The lineage of insights. (16:46-18:19)

5. Irrationality and the Utopian ideals. Adam Smith and the "Wealth of Nations." William Playfair and the so-called destruction of the social order if everyone knew they were capable of intellectual development. "Liberal" is not a dirty word. (18:20-22:50)

6. Adolf Hitler and "Mein Kampf." Ivy Lee, Bernays and Propaganda. (22:50-23:48)

7. Teaching 5 classes the same material. Discarding the assigned curriculum and exercising your "mental muscles." Equality across social classes. Predestination, Moby Dick and Gregory Smith's lesson for the teacher. Active mentalities behind the street idiom. Taking kids seriously. Jamal Watson and doing comic books right. (23:49- 32:49)

8. The nationally known Assassination's expert that flunked out of Cornell. "Inquest: The Warren Commission and the Establishment of Truth" and "The Rise and Fall of Diamonds: Shattering of a Brilliant Illusion. " DeBeers Diamond Mines and "worthless" diamonds. "News from Nowhere: Television and the News". (33:38-36:25)

9. Shaking beliefs, the known universe and seeing the destructive disconnected narratives. The moral and ethical break. Medicine and Nutrition. The closed universe of education and "one hand washing the other." Shakespeare for 8th Graders. The myth of the "dumb class." Experts inventing problems. (36:25-40:40)

10. Innate, infinite potential. Apprenticeship, skill building and biological imitation leading to selection. Richard Branson finds his way home and drops out of high school. Independent livelihood. The rationale of corporations and political control. GM and the fast track of finance. (40:40-46:19)

11. Walkabout as a rite of passage. Fragmenting and compartmentalizing education. Striking out so history won't repeat itself. "The bad things done in school have been intellectually justified." The definition of marketing as "overcoming sales resistance." (46:19-49:57)

12. Leveraging the opinion makers. Andrew Carnegie (the Atheist) and Organ donations. Carnegie and Rockefeller Pensions for Teachers. Carnegie Credit Systems. The Religion of Leverage and planning the future of Cities and Nations. The Chautauqua and the leveraging travelling Christian Ministers. Harpers Methodists and Rockefeller Baptists. The forty kinds of Baptist "one small fragment of Baptists that is like Episcopalian." The Quaker transformation from pious, humble people to the most powerful small sect in the country." 100,000 Quakers and two American Presidents. (49:58-54:31)

13. You can't think clearly without the data. "How to spin a local authority into your scheme and let him do the work." The paycheck dependent managers and those that listen to the tom-toms. Schools in 1905 vs. today. (54:32- 56:54)

14. Frederick Gates, Rockefeller Labor disputes and the idea Philanthropic "altruism." Private corporate foundations and American schooling. Congressional investigation of Walsh and Reece and how the foundations use leverage to control the curriculum, the testing systems and the public perception. Rockefeller, Carnegie and Ford dividing responsibility. The White House conferences that homogenize public opinion. Ford and the Psychological output of schooling. Carnegie and Rockefeller and Globalization of ideas. Advertising, marketing and media. (56:54-100:50)

END TAPE -- "The Mechanics of how it's done." (100:50-101:24)

TEDxWarwick - David MacKay - How the Laws of Physics Constrain Our Sustainable Energy Options

Department of Climate Change Chief Scientific Advisor, Professor David MacKay FRS, is responsible for ensuring the best science and engineering advice underpins DECC's policy and decision-making.
In addition to his role at DECC, David is Professor of Natural Philosophy in the Department of Physics at the University of Cambridge. He studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge and then obtained his PhD in Computation and Neural Systems at the California Institute of Technology. He returned to Cambridge as a Royal Society research fellow at Darwin College. He is internationally known for his research in machine learning, information theory, and communication systems, including the invention of Dasher -- a software interface that enables efficient communication in any language with any muscle. He has taught Physics in Cambridge since 1995 and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society.
David is the author of the critically acclaimed book, Sustainable Energy — Without the Hot Air, which is intended to help people understand the numbers around sustainable energy.

terça-feira, 29 de maio de 2012

"Inside Job" Director Charles Ferguson : Wall Street Has Turned US Into a "Predatory Nation"

Two years after directing the Academy Award-winning documentary, “Inside Job,” filmmaker Charles Ferguson returns with a new book, “Predator Nation: Corporate Criminals, Political Corruption, and the Hijacking of America.” Ferguson explores why no top financial executives have been jailed for their role in the nation’s worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. We also discuss Larry Summers and the revolving door between academia and Wall Street, as well as the key role Democrats have played in deregulating the financial industry. According to Ferguson, a "predatory elite" has "taken over significant portions of economic policy and of the political system, and also, unfortunately, major portions of the economics discipline."

Source : http://www.democracynow.org/2012/5/29/inside_job_director_charles_ferguson_wall

Zeca Afonso - Os Vampiros (Original)

Os Vampiros... Tema original

Paco Ibañez - Em Grândola

Paco Ibañez no Observatório Internacional da Música de Intervenção - Grândola.

Fukushima : Enquête sur une super-catastrophe nucléaire

Il a fallu attendre plusieurs jours, après le 11 mars 2011, avant que les responsables japonais n'admettent qu'il y avait eu à Fukushima un accident nucléaire sans doute plus grave que celui de Tchernobyl. Puis les autorités - l'exploitant Tepco, le gouvernement, les services de surveillance - n'ont cessé de minimiser l'ampleur de la catastrophe. Le documentaire tente de faire la lumière sur ce qui s'est passé dans les réacteurs 1 à 4 de la centrale. Il analyse aussi la gestion de crise du lobby nucléaire japonais et international et montre que celui-ci met tout en oeuvre pour préserver un marché mondial lucratif.

Source : http://videos.arte.tv/fr/videos/enquete_sur_une_supercatastrophe_nucleaire-6439122.html

The Ultimate History Lesson : A Weekend with John Taylor Gatto (Hour 3 of 5)

http://www.TheUltimateHistoryLesson.com (notes, transcript, links, and more)
http://www.JohnTaylorGatto.com (all of John's books, and current projects)
http://www.PeaceRevolution.org (episodes 041-045 cover The Ultimate History Lesson + Analysis)
http://www.TragedyandHope.com (an online community which provides educational media by independent producers)


1. Corporate and Foundation funding of Education. The Reece Committee, Norman Dodd and the Carnegie minutes. (1:09-2:43)

2. Metaphysical Club, William James, John Dewey, Wilhelm Wundt and the shapers of 20th Century institutions. Charles S. Peirce and Pragmatic Philosophy. The Old Norse Religion. Truth and Justice, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and the Judicial System. (3:15-6:51)

3. Kant and the removal of cause and effect. (Rationalizing irrationality) The Critique of Pure Reason. Pragmatism meets Justified Sinning and the ends justify the means. (6:51-8:23)

4. Bertrand Russell's "The Impact of Science on Society", Fichte, cybernetics and influence of Utopia. Psychology and Pragmatism and vehicle of education. (8:24-9:39)

5. Literacy in the Colonies, Coopers' "The Last of the Mohicans", and "Common Sense." Thomas Paine and the Printing Press. The Complexity of Ideas. Teaching the "criminal" active literacy's and elite boarding schools. Obama, Bill Clinton. Populism and the Science of Speech. (9:40-17:11)

6. Yale and the British Class Tradition. Harvard and the Unitarians. The Massachusetts School Committee. Fabian Socialism and the Wolf in Sheep's Clothing. Beatrice Webb, the niece of Herbert Spencer. "Root Hog, of Die!" "Kill them with kindness. Vs. kill the brutes." (17:11- 21:12)

7. The London School of Economics, Arthur Balfour and the Society for Psychical Research. William T. Stead, Cecil John Rhodes. The Avengers, James Bond the License to Kill (21:13-22:43)

8. The Natural Instinct and the Arch of Life. Congregationalists. Martin Luther. "Every Man his Own Priest." Dissenting independent Religions in the new world. No continuous governments vs. the preservation of hierarchy (22:43-27:04)

9. Intellectual self defense. Oscar Callaway, J.P. Morgan interests and media control. Harry Truman calls out Rockefeller. "Virtual Global Society", World War II and the inability to replace German losses. War Profiteering and Foreclosing the Freedom of Speech. (27:04-30:47)

10. Carroll Quigley and the Council on Foreign Relations. "Tragedy and Hope" and the "story not as delivered." The printing controversy, Quigley's mastery of prose and his admission of agreement. "The Anglo-American Establishment" (30:47-39:35)

11. Revisiting Charles Darwin's "Descent of Man." Francis Galton and the institutionalizing the anti-educational nature. (39:54-42:49)

12. The Cato Institute. Adam Smith and the "Theory of Moral Sentiments." The religion of Libertarian Capitalism (42:11-42:50)

13. Ben Franklin as the "ultimate pragmatist." The Printing Press, the Postal Service, and the University of Pennsylvania. Franklin and the German Pietist groups. (42:50-50:06)

14. Thomas Edison goes west and "The Grand Trunk Herald." (50:07-53:30)

15. Documented history as birthright. The colossal crime, Thomas Malthus and "climbing the mountain." (53:30-55:20)

16. Lippmann, Bernays and Spinoza. "Tractatus Theologico-Politicos." Thomas Jefferson's "Notes on the State of Virginia." The secular religion and the Church of England. (55:20-57:46)

17. "Machiavelli as a fountain of utility for the Borgias." Hobbes "Leviathan" How to maintain power over "the great unwashed." (57:46-100:39)

End of Tape/ Hour 3 -- The contradiction of national policy and the Trilateral Commission. "The Crisis of Democracy". Power is never where it seems to be. The Great Books. End.

segunda-feira, 28 de maio de 2012

A 4ª Guerra Mundial (The Fourth World War)

Este documentário inventaria milhares de pessoas e movimentos sociais que se manifestam em toda parte do planeta, mostrando uma nova página da história composta por actos de resistência ao neoliberalismo. Da linha da frente dos conflitos sociais no México, Argentina, África do Sul, Palestina e Coreia; "no norte" de Seattle a Génova; da "guerra ao Terror" em Nova Iorque, ao Afeganistão e Iraque, o filme mostra as imagens e as vozes de uma guerra não noticiada: a resistência radical ao capitalismo global, com cenas de manifestações populares inéditas na grande mídia. Trechos musicais de Manu Chao, Asian Dub Foundation, Múm, Moosaka, Cypher AD e DJ C

R A Werner : 2 Who allocates money?

Richard Werner reveals what most of the general public are wholly ignorant of : that about 97% of the money supply is created and allocated by bank loan officers for the benefit of their bank. The banks do not consider the needs of the whole economy and are not instructed to do so by the government. This has led to the excesses of the last few years at a huge cost to the whole economy. He demonstrates that certain successful national economies in the recent past have sprung from their govenments' incentivisation of banks to produce the type and amount of credit that is needed. Banks have been given a monopoly privilege to create the money supply and should be given guidelines to allocate credit and bring good outcomes for all. He says the successful East Asian examples of this, show that it does not involve soviet-style micromanagement.

The Ultimate History Lesson : A Weekend with John Taylor Gatto (Hour 4 of 5)

http://www.TheUltimateHistoryLesson.com (notes, transcript, links, and more)
http://www.JohnTaylorGatto.com (all of John's books, and current projects)
http://www.PeaceRevolution.org (episodes 041-045 cover The Ultimate History Lesson + Analysis)
http://www.TragedyandHope.com (an online community which provides educational media by independent producers)


1. BEFORE Slate: Book signing. Bionomics and attempts to control evolution. David Starr Jordan of Stanford University and was President of Indiana University. He hired Elwood P. Cubberley at Stanford. "Managers of Virtue" and Cubberley's unifying of hiring. The "Daughters of the Barons of Runnemede." (00:00- 25:00)

2. "Metalogicon" A Twelfth-Century Defense of the Trivium" by John of Salisbury book presentation. WYBM introduction promo(25:10-26:45)

3. Who is R. Gordon Wasson? Soma and the Magic Mushroom and Wall St. heavy hitters. "Soma: The Divine Mushroom of Immortality, (Ethno-Mycological Studies)" by R. Gordon Wasson (1968)
Council on Foreign Relations meetings. (26:45-27:54)

4. Who is Antony C. Sutton? Brief correspondence. "Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution" (1974), "Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler" (1976) Adding up reality. Ramsey Clark marginalization. Lysander Spooner, Frederic Bastiat. "The Daughters of the Barons of Runnymede" and discovery of continuity. (27:54-30:29)

5. Who was Ignatius Loyola? Penetrating the Reformation and the Army of Jesus. Luther's "Every man his own Priest", "Wild Declaration of Radicalism" Getting rid of the Priesthood and the middle men. (30:30-32:

6. The influence of the Illuminati on the Education System? Powers behind the scenes. Standardized testing dismissed in most universities. Johann Pestalozzi, Johann Kaspar Lavater, and the "Leipzig Connection." Militaristic strategies. The artificial extension of childhood. "The Story of Civilization" by Will and Ariel Durant. Beginning the productive life early. David Farragut, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson. The effects of marginalizing the young. Alexander the Great. (32:22-40:11)

7. The value of Hemp. Jefferson and Washington and the role of hemp in American history. The Hearst Family and wood pulp for newspapers. Reefer Madness. The quality of books then and now. (40:11-41:42:070

8. The necessity of reading the old books vs. reading the digests and abstracts. Marcus Aurelius "Meditations" "Nothing you can buy is worth having and no one you can order around is worth associating with." Reading Aurelius in 6th Grade in Western Pennsylvania. Julius Caesar. Pitting classes against each other. Division by meaningless competition. What do we learn that is enhanced by competition? Keeping track of ideas. Maintaining the social and economic order through education. How to manage a society that wouldn't require managing? (42:08-48:48)

9. The Trivium and Quadrivium. 3rd Grade Jesuit Boarding School and the intellectual diet. "The causes of the first World War." Reality testing. Dorothy Sayers and "The Lost Tools of Learning." The division caused by subject learning and measuring memory vs. actual performance. Making informed decisions. "Know yourself." Personal adaptations of the Trivium. (48:49-55:47)

10. "The 12 Secrets of the Boarding School Curriculum of Power", Groton/FDR, St. Paul's/John Kerry, Andover/Bush, Choate/Kennedy, and Episcopal in Virginia/ John McCain. Schools grounded on Religion as well as Anglican and Quaker traditions. Passive and Active literacies. Having a strong competency in the active literacies is at the core of the elite private boarding schools. Insights into institutional forms. Theories of human nature. Mastery of the social forms. (55:48-100:25)

11. Artificial extension of childhood as a secret of crowd control. Political idioms and rhetoric, units of meeting and iambic pentameters. Building models, exercises and immediate results. (1:10:28-1:16:16)

El miedo manda - Eduardo Galeano

El periodista y escritor uruguayo, nos invita a reflexionar acerca de cómo el miedo a tomado un lugar importante en nuestras vidas; de cómo influye en nuestro albedrio, en nuestras decisiones importantes y cotidianas; y cómo se fabrica y propaga esos miedos, muchas veces injustificados o exagerados, a través de los medios de comunicación en pro de una agenda de gobierno o interés económico.

domingo, 27 de maio de 2012

Eduardo Galeano : "El mundo se divide en indignos e indignados"

Entrevista a Eduardo Galeano. 23/05/2011 - Canal 3 - Televisión de Cataluña S.A.

Jaume Barberà, director y presentador del programa "Singulars", entrevista a Eduardo Galeano. En su extensa obra, el escritor uruguayo ha mezclado todos los géneros con un objetivo claro e inamovible: denunciar los abusos del poder y reclamar la dignidad de los ciudadanos anónimos. Galeano recibirá en Barcelona el Premio Vázquez Montalbán de periodismo deportivo

Eduardo Galeano - El Derecho al Delirio (Legend)


Estos videos son de todos para todos, si más personas los ven, los mensajes se perpeturán y tendrán el sentido de existir.
Si a usted le gustó alguno de ellos, por favor comparta el "link encima" con sus amigos y conocidos.
Gracias, esperanza y fe siempre.
These videos are from all to all, if more people that see them, the messages will be perpetuated and will have the sense of existing.
If you liked any of them, please share the "link up" with friends and acquaintances.
Thanks, hope and faith forever.

Gracias Eduardo,
Estoy siempre haciendo apuestas que las cosas van a mejorar, perdí muchas veces de las que gané, pero las poquitas veces que gané, valieron todas las veces que perdí.

"Soy un cabeza dura y porfiado Che, que te lo diga mi mate que me aguanta a tanto tiempo, es amargo y caliente el loco Che, pero es un dulce y cálido compañero en la vida, delira junto conmigo, creo yo que sí!?!?".

Yo mando un montón de mensajes para un montón de personas en el mundo todo, soy un rompe bolas en estos asuntos!, unos me putean, otros no me dan bola, pero a otros les gusta y deliran con nosotros.

Quizás yo no tenga las mejores ideas, pero si les mostramos esta manera sabia de pensar y sentir, quien te diga le peguemos algunos que las tienen, te imaginas que lindo si alguno de ellos despierta para dar una ayudita, tendrá valido la pena delirar.

Yo no preciso verlos, pero estos mis delirios hermano, me dicen que muchos van a despertar, es la fe nerviosa de los que nunca se rendirán que me hace soñar.

Un fuerte abrazo, Enzo de Leon

Definición: Para qué sirve la "Utopía" por Fernando Berri
El Derecho al Delirio escrito por Eduardo Galeano
Entrevista a Eduardo Galeano, este trecho está direccionado a los movimientos populares (#Spanishrevolution_ M15 )
Vídeos Originales en el YouTube.com: Eduardo Galeano Sobre #Spanishrevolution_ M15 [1,2,3]

Definição: Para que serve a "Utopia" por Fernando Berri
O Direito ao Delírio escrito por Eduardo Galeano
Entrevista a Eduardo Galeano, este fragmento está destinado aos movimentos populares (#Spanishrevolution_ M15 )
Vídeos Originais em YouTube.com: Eduardo Galeano Sobre #Spanishrevolution_ M15 [1,2,3]

Definition: What is use of "Utopia" by Fernando Berri
The Right to the Delirium written by Eduardo Galeano
Interview with Eduardo Galeano, this fragment is addressed to the popular movements (# Spanishrevolution_ M15)
Original Videos in YouTube.com: Eduardo Galeano Sobre Spanishrevolution_ M15 # [1,2,3]

The Ultimate History Lesson : A Weekend with John Taylor Gatto (Hour 5 + Closing and Credits)


http://www.TheUltimateHistoryLesson.com (notes, transcript, links, and more)
http://www.JohnTaylorGatto.com (all of John's books, and current projects)
http://www.PeaceRevolution.org (episodes 041-045 cover The Ultimate History Lesson + Analysis)
http://www.TragedyandHope.com (an online community which provides educational media by independent producers)


1. Is there an easy way to learn? Understanding yourself + raw experience. Allowing kids to follow their own instincts. Group projects with tangible goals. "Principia Mathematica" Alfred North Whitehead and statistical sampling prediction. "Aims of Education and Other Essays". (10:14-15:25)

2. Training fleas before you break their will. "Hubert's Dime Museum and Flea Circus." Breaking autonomy and "taking the lid off". Imposing your will. "Hired as the lid on the container." (15:26-18:53)

3. Wilhelm Wundt and Laboratory schooling. The Roman Collegia and 5th Century crowd control. (18:54-20:11)

4. Connections between Calvin and modern theocratic states? The impulsion of certainty, rules, and algorithms. Experimenting with humanity and enlarging its boundaries. Human ingenuity was seeing as a risk for capital formulation. Using financial crisis. "Overproduction" and "Overcapacity", "hyper-democracy" and the inability to suppress the people. The Trilateral Commission and "The Crisis of Democracy". Hyperinflation and warfare. (20:09-27:35)

5. The role of curiosity as "the lever that produces invention and forces you in a fun way to think for yourself." How schools destroy curiosity. Admiral Perry and Japan. (28:41- 31:10)

6. When did the American Dream become one of lifelong servitude and debt slavery? Lincoln @the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society. "The American dream was Liberty, Freedom, and personal Sovereignty." "The Cathedral and the Bazaar" and IT technology. Discoveries by "non-experts." New ways to treat cancerous tumors by John Kanzius. Robert Scott Root-Bernstein. How to deal with ambiguity. (31:10-40:57)

7. "The Principles of Psychology" by William James (1890) "Habit as the enormous flywheel of society..." The world is much bigger than you believe it is, because of conditioning. (40:57-43:43)

8. "The Six Important Functions of Secondary Education". Alexander James Inglis and "The Principles of Secondary Education"; Adjustive functions, Integrative (conformist) Functions, Directive Function, Differentiating Function, Selective Function, and the Propaedeutic Function. (1918) Getting the Inglis lecture from Harvard. (43:44-56:43)

9. Cutting out the middle man. Why can't students just read books? Strawberry Fields Monument, "Pizza Palace Sued," paying the way to Paris. Hampshire College. (56:43-109:36)

10. Something that would "echo through time." "Sensible children do not wish to be incomplete human beings." Stage theories of human development, tormenting and limiting possibilities. Don't be your kids enemy, be a partner and enlarge the opportunity." "No homework please!"(109:36-1:10:41)

END TAPE 5 -- What does a college education really get you in the 21st Century? The last hoop to jump through that doesn't deliver much along a prescribed plan. Cornell, Columbia and Reed College experience. No bang for the buck, unless you commit. The value of persistence and the learning process and those that demonstrate merit. George W. Bush and the Iraq War. What was the role of UNESCO in Education? Pestalozzi and "killing them with kindness", Fabian Socialism, and "fundamental principles of human physics." "The Imperial Cruise" and "Perfectibilists" (1:10:41-1:27:20)

El Dorado, la sed de oro - Una película de Martin Frigon


El Dorado, la sed de oro (Mirages d’un Eldorado), nos transporta a la lejana Cordillera de los Andes, en Chile, donde los habitantes de una comunidad agrícola se oponen al establecimiento de los gigantes de la industria minera, entre los cuales, la canadiense Barrick Gold y su proyecto Pascua Lama. Buenos brutos y truanes se confrontan en este western de denuncia, cada cual con sus respectivas e irreconciliables visiones de desarrollo.
Premio Festival - Festival Internacional de Cine Digital de Vina del Mar, Chile, enero de 2009
Premio Festival (Grand Prix) - Festival International du Film d’Environnement, Paris, noviembre de 2008
Fuente : http://www.pmm.qc.ca/english/spip.php?article54

Eduardo Galeano en la 38.° Feria Internacional del Libro de Buenos Aires

Eduardo Galeano (parte 2 de 4) en la Feria del Libro de Buenos Aires

Eduardo Galeano (parte 3 de 4) en la Feria del Libro de Buenos Aires

Eduardo Galeano (parte 4 de 4) en la Feria del Libro de Buenos Aires
Presentación de Eduardo Galeano en la Feria del Libro de Buenos Aires. Dos mil personas lo disfrutaron el sábado 21 de abril a las 20:30 en la sala José Hernández de la 38.° Feria Internacional del Libro de Buenos Aires. Hipnotizó al público leyendo páginas de su último libro "Los hijos de los días".
Gentileza Siglo Veintiuno Editores

sábado, 26 de maio de 2012

Jeffrey Rubin On Why High Oil Prices Stop Growth

In his new book "The End of Growth", economist Jeffrey Rubin says that the end of cheap oil will mean the end of growth. He explains the impact high oil prices have on the economy as they cause higher inflation and interest rates, thereby pushing the country into a recession.

José Luis Sampedro en diálogo con Olga Lucas

Extracto de la sesión de "Autobiografía Intelectual" dedicada a José Luis Sampedro. 11 de octubre de 2011. Fundación Juan March. http://www.march.es

El catedrático, académico, economista, escritor, el joven humanista José Luis Sampedro, dialoga con la escritora Olga Lucas, su esposa. Sitúa en su niñez -en la entonces cosmopolita Tánger- el origen de su aprendizaje de la convivencia en armonía con los demás. Recuerda su primer poema, la guerra civil, su vocación de economista interesado en luchar contra la pobreza, su autoexigencia como escritor. Reflexiona sobre Europa, la libertad de pensamiento y aboga por la vigencia de los principios de la revolución francesa como premisas esenciales para ser felices y convivir en armonía con la naturaleza y con lo demás.

Eduardo Galeano presenta en Granada : Los Hijos de los Días

Grabación íntegra del acto de presentación del libro de Eduardo Galeano Hijos de los días en el colegio mayor cardenal Cisneros, acto organizado por el Centro Mediterráneo de la Universidad de Granada y celebrado el 16 de mayo de 2012.

sexta-feira, 25 de maio de 2012

Police Worldwide Becoming Militarized

  --World View with Denis Campbell, Editor-in-Chief of UK Progressive Magazine, talks about increasing police militarization, including in Egypt and surrounding the 2012 London Olympics.

--On the Bonus Show: Gordon Klingenschmitt followup, Oxford hunting bigfoot, 3rd grade anti-gang education, more.

The David Pakman Show is an internationally syndicated talk radio and television program hosted by David Pakman

Record inequality between rich and poor

The gap between rich and poor in OECD countries has reached its highest level for over 30 years, and governments must act quickly to tackle inequality, according to a new OECD report, "Divided We Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising".

For more information, visit: www.oecd.org/els/social/inequality

quinta-feira, 24 de maio de 2012

Michael Parenti on imperialism, wars, crisis , politics and bailouts

Recommendation: The Pulse TV & Maverick Media team is independent grassroots media providing progressive coverage of local and global issues since 2003.

About the Lecture:
Speech by Michael Parenti, award-winning historian, author and lecturer, on "Empire and Veterans: Who Pays and Who Benefits from Global Wars".
Sponsored by the California Regional Coalition of Veterans and Military Families. Filmed at Pierpont Inn, Ventura, CA on April 17, 2010

"CRASH COURSE" in Ecological Economics

What exactly is Ecological Economics? How does it differ from mainstream economics, and what does it aim to accomplish in today's world? Similar to a "crash course", this video was created for the purpose of addressing these questions in a direct and comprehensive manner, as well as to highlight the principles that lie at the root of Jon Erickson's research, teaching, and outreach activities.

In short, Ecological Economics is a transdisciplinary approach to economic, social, and environmental problem solving. "Transdisciplinary" implies a problem-orientation that draws from a diverse web of knowledge traditionally categorized into the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. "Ecological Economics," explains Erickson, "draws on each perspective, addressing complex problems and building shared understanding that enable solutions that are sustainable, equitable, and efficient."

Jon Erickson's current professional activities include being president-elect of the U.S. Society for Ecological Economics, and at The University of Vermont, he is a professor of Ecological Economics as well as the Managing Director of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics. Erickson serves on the faculty for both the Environmental Studies program and the Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources program at UVM.

This video is a production of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, an affiliate of the Rubenstein School for Environment & Natural Resources at the University of Vermont.

The Gund Institute is a transdisciplinary research, teaching, and service organization focused on developing integrative solutions to society's most pressing problems. We conduct integrative research and service-learning projects on a broad range of topics, offer hands-on learning through our problem-solving workshops and courses, develop online teaching resources and international collaborations through metacourses, and support professional and graduate education through our Graduate Certificates in Ecological Economics and Ecological Design. Learn more about the Gund community of students, scholars and practitioners by exploring our news, publications, and video archives, then contact us to help us build a sustainable, widely shared quality of life.

Vermont 2009-2011

For more information, please visit Jon Erickson's Website: http://www.uvm.edu/~jdericks/
and The Gund Insitutes's Website: http://www.uvm.edu/giee/

terça-feira, 22 de maio de 2012

TEDxTransmedia 2011 - Jem Bendell : The Money Myth

Jem Bendell is a professor and the owner-director of Lifeworth Consulting, providing solutions for systemic change towards sustainable development. For 16 years he has consulted with business, United Nations (UN) and civil society, while writing over 100 publications on the social responsibility of organisations.

The Future of Finance

What will banks of the 21st century look like? Well not like you think! According to Jem Bendell Rebuild21 speaker we need to rethink the concept of banks and currencies for a more sustainable 21st century. Jem Bendell is a professor and the owner-director of Lifeworth Consulting, providing solutions for systemic change towards sustainable development. For 16 years he has consulted with business, United Nations (UN) and civil society, while writing over 100 publications on the social responsibility of organisations.

L'économie au défi : La décroissance a-t-elle un avenir ?


Aujourd’hui, nos modèles économiques reposent sur la croissance. En temps de crise, elle nous paraît salutaire pour répondre aux difficultés économiques et sociales. Or, depuis les années 1970, un nouveau concept a vu le jour : la décroissance. Ses partisans proposent de changer fondamentalement nos modes de vie : produire moins, consommer moins et ainsi préserver les ressources limitées de la planète...

Depuis un quart de siècle, l’humanité cherche à réagir à l’épuisement des ressources, à la pollution atmosphérique et au changement climatique que les modes de vie et de consommation actuels engendrent. Face à la menace, que doit-on faire: reconsidérer le développement économique, repenser nos manières d’envisager le bien-être ou renoncer à l’idée de croissance ?

Avec Fabrice Flipo, maître de conférences en philosophie, chercheur au groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire ETOS (Éthique, Technologie, Organisations, Société), co-auteur de « La Décroissance: 10 questions pour comprendre et en débattre » ; Florence Jany-Catrice, économiste, professeur à l’université Lille 1, membre du Centre Lillois d'Études et de Recherches Sociologiques et Économiques (Clersé) et de l’Institut universitaire de France, co-auteur de Les Nouveaux Indicateurs de richesse ; Claudia Senik, professeur à l'université Paris-4 Sorbonne età l'École d'économie de Paris/Paris School of Economics, membre de l’Institut universitaire de France, auteur de « La Croissance du PIB rendra-t-elle les habitants des pays en développement plus heureux ? » et Michel Lulek, membre du Réseau d’Échanges et de Pratiques Alternatives et Solidaires (R.E.P.A.S.).

Un débat animé par Éric Dupin, journaliste politique, auteur de « Voyages en France ».

The Best Government Money Can Buy ?

THE BEST GOVERNMENT MONEY CAN BUY? is the first behind-the-scenes, comprehensive, non-partisan examination of the system of lobbying in Washington, DC.

The cost of election campaigns has spiraled out of control, to the extent that, on average, our representatives spend more than 25% of their time fund-raising. Even our Presidents regularly interrupt the nation’s work in order to spend time fund-raising!

Raising funds to get elected – that's the key interface between lobbyists and Members of Congress.

The number of registered lobbyists has more than doubled since 2000; their fees have also increased by 100%; and in 2006-7 they spent a staggering $13.5 million per day. Over the past six years, they have spent more than $13 billion. Would it be naive to conclude that the interests whose money they channel into the political process, expect nothing in return for it?

Veteran documentary film-maker, British-born Francis Megahy, makes a journey of discovery as he tries to answer some questions which puzzle him: who provides the money? What effect does it have? How is it connected to the financing of political campaigns? And most crucial, is it in the public interest?

Both Barack Obama and John McCain made the issue of lobbyists a central part of the 2008 Presidential Elections. But can any President really change this constitutionally-protected activity? Indeed, can any of us affect this process?

THE BEST GOVERNMENT MONEY CAN BUY? explores the issue through interviews with real Washington beltway insiders, key participants in the process – who often speak with surprising candor.

It is disturbing that in a democracy, such a powerful, effective and un-elected force, which is able to influence profound legislative changes affecting the lives of all Americans, can be so little known and so little understood by voters.

THE BEST GOVERNMENT MONEY CAN BUY? hopes that this documentary will go some way towards enlightening our fellow-citizens, by helping them to discover – as we discovered – just what goes on in Washington.

We hope that it will provoke people into thinking afresh about lobbying, and whether or not it should be subject to any form of control by the American people.

THE BEST GOVERNMENT MONEY CAN BUY? will make audiences of all political stripes pause and reconsider their views on lobbying.

segunda-feira, 21 de maio de 2012

Da Servidão Moderna - De la Servitude Moderne (2009)


“Toda a verdade passa por três estágios.
No primeiro, é ridicularizada.
No segundo, é rejeitada com violência.
No terceiro, é aceite como sendo auto-evidente.”
- Schopenhauer 

A servidão moderna é um livro e um documentário de 52 minutos produzidos de maneira completamente independente; o livro (e o DVD contido) é distribuído gratuitamente em certos lugares alternativos na França e na América latina. O texto foi escrito na Jamaica em outubro de 2007 e o documentário foi finalizado na Colômbia em maio de 2009. Ele existe nas versões francesa, inglesa e espanhola. O filme foi elaborado a partir de imagens desviadas, essencialmente oriundas de filmes de ficção e de documentários.

O objetivo principal deste filme é de por em dia a condição do escravo moderno dentro do sistema totalitário mercante e de evidenciar as formas de mistificação que ocultam esta condição subserviente. Ele foi feito com o único objetivo de atacar de frente a organização dominante do mundo.

No imenso campo de batalha da guerra civil mundial, a linguagem constitui uma de nossas armas. Trata-se de chamar as coisas por seus nomes e revelar a essência escondida destas realidades por meio da maneira como são chamadas. A democracia liberal, por exemplo, é um mito já que a organização dominante do mundo não tem nada de democrático nem de liberal. Então, é urgente substituir o mito de democracia liberal por sua realidade concreta de sistema totalitário mercante e de expandir esta nova expressão como uma linha de pólvora pronta para incendiar as mentes revelando a natureza profunda da dominação presente.

Alguns esperarão encontrar aqui soluções ou respostas feitas, tipo um pequeno manual de “como fazer uma revolução?” Esse não é o propósito deste filme. Melhor dizendo, trata-se mais exatamente de uma crítica da sociedade que devemos combater. Este filme é antes de tudo um instrumento militante cujo objetivo é fazer com que um número grande de pessoas se questionem e difundam a crítica por todos os lados e sobretudo onde ela não tem acesso. Devemos construir juntos e por em prática as soluções e os elementos do programa. Não precisamos de um guru que venha explicar à nós como devemos agir: a liberdade de ação deve ser nossa característica principal. Aqueles que desejam permanecer escravos estão esperando o messias ou a obra que bastando seguir-la ao pé da letra, libertam-se. Já vimos muitas destas obras ou destes homens em toda a história do século XX que se propuseram constituir a vanguarda revolucionária e conduzir o proletariado rumo a liberação de sua condição. Os resultados deste pesadelo falam por si mesmos.

Por outro lado, condenamos toda espécie de religião já que as mesmas são geradoras de ilusões e nos permite aceitar nossa sórdida condição de dominados e porque mentem ou perdem a razão sobre muitas coisas. Todavia, também condenamos todo astigmatismo de qualquer religião em particular. Os adeptos do complot sionista ou do perigo islamita são pobres mentes mistificadas que confundem a crítica radical com a raiva e o desdém. Apenas são capazes de produzir lama. Se alguns dentre eles se dizem revolucionários é mais com referência às “revoluções nacionais” dos anos 1930-1940 que à verdadeira revolução liberadora a qual aspiramos. A busca de um bode expiatório em função de sua pertencia religiosa ou étnica é tão antiga quanto a civilização e não é mais que o produto das frustrações daqueles que procuram respostas rápidas e simples frente ao mal que nos esmaga. Não deve haver ambigüidade com respeito a natureza de nossa luta. Estamos de acordo com a emancipação da humanidade inteira, fora de toda discriminação. Todos por todos é a essência do programa revolucionário ao qual aderimos.

As referências que inspiraram esta obra e mais propriamente dita, minha vida, estão explicitas neste filme: Diógenes de Sinope, Etienne de La Boétie, Karl Marx e Guy Debord. Não as escondo e nem pretendo haver descoberto a pólvora. A mim, reconhecerão apenas o mérito de haver sabido utilizar estas referências para meu próprio esclarecimento. Quanto àqueles que dirão que esta obra não é suficientemente revolucionária, mas bastante radical ou melhor pessimista, lhes convido a propor sua própria visão do mundo no qual vivemos. Quanto mais numerosos em divulgar estas idéias, mais rapidamente surgirá a possibilidade de uma mudança radical.

A crise econômica, social e política revelou o fracasso patente do sistema totalitário mercante. Uma brecha surgiu. Trata-se agora de penetrar mas de maneira estratégica. Porém, temos que agir rápido pois o poder, perfeitamente informado sobre o estado de radicalização das contestações, prepara um ataque preventivo sem precedentes. A urgência dos tempos nos impõe a unidade em vez da divisão pois o quê nos une é mais profundo do quê o que nos separa. É muito fácil criticar o quê fazem as organizações, as pessoas ou os diferentes grupos, todos nós reclamamos uma revolução social. Mas na realidade, estas críticas são provenientes do imobilismo que tenta convencer-nos de que nada é possível.

Não devemos deixar que o inimigo nos vença, as antigas discussões de capela no campo revolucionário devem, com toda nossa ajuda, deixar lugar à unidade de ação. Deve-se duvidar de tudo, até mesmo da dúvida.

O texto e o filme são isentos de direitos autorais, podem ser recuperados, divulgados, e projetados sem nenhuma restrição. Inclusive são totalmente gratuitos, ou seja, não devem de nenhuma maneira ser comercializados. Pois seria incoerente propor uma crítica sobre a onipresença das mercadorias com outra mercadoria. A luta contra a propriedade privada, intelectual ou outra, é nosso golpe fatal contra a dominação presente.

Este filme é difundido fora de todo circuito legal ou comercial, ele depende da boa vontade daqueles que asseguram sua difusão da maneira mais ampla possível. Ele não é nossa propriedade, ele pertence àqueles que queiram apropriar-se para que seja jogado na fogueira de nossa luta.

- Jean-François Brient e Victor León Fuentes

Fonte : http://www.delaservitudemoderne.org/portugues1.html

domingo, 20 de maio de 2012

Entrevista com Eduardo Galeano 10 de Maio 2012 RTP2 (legendado em Português)


Entrevista com Eduardo Galeano, escritor uruguaio, transmitida na RTP 2 (Portugal) na última 5ª feira, 10 de Maio de 2012. Programa "o tempo e o modo". Uma realização de Graça Castanheira. Eduardo Galeano nasceu em Montevideo, Uruguai, em 1940. É jornalista e escritor. Combina ficção, história e análise política nos seus textos. Viveu exilado grande parte da sua vida. Regressou a Montevideo em 1985, onde vive e escreve, até hoje. Blog do escritor Eduardo Galeano: http://eduardogaleano.org/

Para Eduardo Galeano, a vida é a relação entre o querer e o poder, entre o que existe e o que acreditamos existir, entre a nossa fantasia e a circunstância realmente vivida. Galeano entende a realidade como sendo muito mais rica e diversificada do que a forma como por vezes a vemos, limitados por um sistema de valores que cerceia a nossa compreensão e a nossa disponibilidade para ver o desconhecido como uma oportunidade — e não como uma ameaça.
Ao longo da História, criámos uma narrativa sobre nós, humanos, que ignora as vivências dos que não se encontram no poder, como as mulheres, as culturas indígenas, ou os pobres. Uma narrativa baseada em fraturas, não apenas entre nós e os outros mas também entre o corpo e a alma ou o passado e o presente. Galeano propõe reconstruir a memória, escutar as palavras nunca escutadas e ver o mundo com outros olhos, unindo o que está separado.
Galeano é o autor “senti-pensante” que sonhou um dia ser jogador de futebol; depois quis ser santo e, finalmente, escritor.
Fonte : http://www.rtp.pt/programa/tv/p28865/e1

Criminogenic Environments, Bubbles and Financial Crises

William Black, Associate Professor of Economics and Law, UMKC, at the UMKC Law Review Symposium.
Recorded November 11, 2011.

3. Preventing the Next Financial Meltdown Playlist : http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLADCBD182C1056786

MMT Summit Italy 2012 (10/14) - Bill Black - Formula for fraud

Guns and Butter - April 4, 2012

"Formula For Fraud" with William K. Black from the first Italian economic Summit on Modern Money Theory in Rimini, Italy. How to become a billionaire - the four necessary ingredients in the recipe for fraud; the three sure consequences of banking control fraud; gutting of the underwriting process; Gresham's Law; The Business Roundtable; hyperinflation of a bubble.

Read Transcript here : http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31107.htm

Dirk Bezemer : How Can We Create a Financial System That Is Socially Useful?

Dirk Bezemer, Associate Professor, University of Groningen, speaking at the breakout panel entitled
"How Can We Create a Financial System That Is Socially Useful?" at the Institute for New Economic Thinking's (INET)
Paradigm Lost Conference in Berlin. April 14, 2012.

Pare, Escute, Olhe (Jorge Pelícano, 2009)


Dezembro de 91. Uma decisão política encerra metade da centenária linha ferroviária do Tua, entre Bragança e Mirandela. Quinze anos depois, o apito do comboio apenas ecoa na memória dos transmontanos. A sentença amputou o rumo de desenvolvimento e acentuou as assimetrias entre o litoral e o interior de Portugal, tornando-o no país mais centralista da Europa Ocidental. Os velhos resistem nas aldeias quase desertificadas, sem crianças. A falta de emprego e vida na terra leva os jovens que restam a procurar oportunidades noutras fronteiras. Agora, o comboio que ainda serpenteia por entre fragas do idílico vale do Tua, é ameaçado por uma barragem que inundará aquela que é considerada uma das mais belas linhas ferroviárias da Europa.

PARE, ESCUTE, OLHE é uma viagem por um Portugal profundo e esquecido, conduzida pela voz soberana de um povo inconformado, maior vítima de promessa incumpridas dos que juraram defender a terra. Esses partiram com o comboio, impunes.


2012-05-07 Reporter TVI - Facturas de Betão : Porque é a electricidade tão cara?

Portugal vai fazer 9 barragens novas, que vão gastar mais electricidade do que produzir. Quem vai pagar são os consumidores, nas facturas. Saiba porque a electricidade é tão cara, no Repórter TVI. «Facturas de Betão» é uma Grande Reportagem do jornalista Carlos Enes, com imagem de Carlos Carvalho e montagem de Miguel Freitas.

sábado, 19 de maio de 2012

David Graeber and David Harvey in Conversation

David Graeber and David Harvey discuss their new books, Debt: The First 5000 Years, and Rebel Cities, respectively.

25 April 2012 at The CUNY Graduate Center

Sponsored by Verso Books and The CUNY Center for Place, Culture and Politics


Entretien avec Jean Ziegler à Grenoble au Printemps du livre, à l'occasion de la sortie de son livre
DESTRUCTION MASSIVE, géopolitique de la faim.
La faim dans le monde : constat et responsabilités.
Les solutions : l'insurrection des consciences. Le combat contre les spéculateurs (Multinationales et financiers)
et leurs complices (FMI, OMC, UE, politiques). et contre notre propre indifférence...

We the Owners : Employees Expanding The American Dream



Who should own the business? In We the Owners: Employees Expanding the American Dream, employee-owners from New Belgium Brewery, Namaste Solar and DPR Construction answer this important question.

Integrating art, business and education, this documentary film captures inspiring stories of employees and founders from three companies, each structured with distinct forms of broad-based employee ownership, who share an insider's view of shared wealth and responsibility, high involvement culture, and their approaches and challenges in creating opportunity and prosperity through ownership.

Produced by the Foundation for Enterprise Development and Passage Productions

sexta-feira, 18 de maio de 2012

MIDWAY : trailer : a film by Chris Jordan

The MIDWAY media project is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest islands on our planet, tens of thousands of baby albatrosses lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch. Returning to the island over several years, our team is witnessing the cycles of life and death of these birds as a multi-layered metaphor for our times. With photographer Chris Jordan as our guide, we walk through the fire of horror and grief, facing the immensity of this tragedy—and our own complicity—head on. And in this process, we find an unexpected route to a transformational experience of beauty, acceptance, and understanding.

We frame our story in the vividly gorgeous language of state-of-the-art high-definition digital cinematography, surrounded by millions of live birds in one of the world’s most beautiful natural sanctuaries. The viewer will experience stunning juxtapositions of beauty and horror, destruction and renewal, grief and joy, birth and death, coming out the other side with their heart broken open and their worldview shifted. Stepping outside the stylistic templates of traditional environmental or documentary films, MIDWAY will take viewers on a guided tour into the depths of their own spirits, delivering a profound message of reverence and love that is already reaching an audience of tens of millions of people around the world.

Production of the feature film "MIDWAY" continues through 2012.

For more information: MidwayFilm.com

To donate: razoo.com/story/MidwayJourney

Midway Project blog, team details, production diary videos: MidwayJourney.com

Facebook - behind the scenes photos, latest updates Facebook.com/MidwayJourney

Twitter: twitter.com/#!/midwayjourney

Youtube: youtube.com/journeytomidway

A leak in paradise (teaser) - Coming in 2012

A documentary on tax havens and Swiss whistleblower Rudolf Elmer, a man who broke the Cayman bank secrecy law by publishing sensitive client data from Bank Julius Baer on WikiLeaks. Back in Switzerland he has been stalked by private investigators. He has lost his job three times and has no secure income. Since 19 January 2011 he is retained in custody by the Zurich prosecutor because he gave Julian Assange two CDs allegedly containing the offshore bank account details of "high net worth individuals". The prosecutor thinks there are data from Swiss banks on the CDs, but there is no evidence so far. A blatant attempt to bully Elmer and intimidate other would-be whistleblowers?
A film by David Leloup and Jean-Philippe Rouxel. Coming in 2012.

Raúl Cerdeiras - Otra política emancipativa

Raúl Cerdeiras reflexiona en esta entrevista sobre las condiciones de una Otra política de emancipación a la luz de los acontecimientos políticos actuales, donde se enlazan las revueltas norafricanas de 2011, el 15M y el 2001 argentino, entre otros. A su vez, vincula estas experiencias con Mayo del 68 y con la irrupción del zapatismo a mediados de los años 90. Cerdeiras es filósofo y director de la revista Acontecimiento (http.//grupoacontecimiento.com.ar). En los 20 años de historia de la publicación, su trabajo se orienta a la profundización de una perspectiva tendiente a superar las viejas experiencias políticas emancipativas, recuperando de aquellas su principio transformador a través de un nuevo pensamiento político. A lo largo de las dos últimas décadas, Raúl Cerdeiras ha introducido en argentina el pensamiento del filósofo francés Alain Badiou.

Fracking Hell : The Untold Story

Watch more Earth Focus at http://www.linktv.org/earthfocus

An original investigative report by Earth Focus and UK's Ecologist Film Unit looks at the risks of natural gas development in the Marcellus Shale. From toxic chemicals in drinking water to unregulated interstate dumping of potentially radioactive waste that experts fear can contaminate water supplies in major population centers including New York City, are the health consequences worth the economic gains?

Marcellus Shale contains enough natural gas to supply all US gas needs for 14 years. But as gas drilling takes place, using a process called hydraulic fracturing or "fracking," toxic chemicals and methane gas seep into drinking water. Now experts fear that unacceptable levels of radioactive Radium 226 in gas development waste.

Fracking chemicals are linked to bone, liver and breast cancers, gastrointestinal, circulatory, respiratory, developmental as well as brain and nervous system disorders. Such chemicals are present in frack waste and may find their way into drinking water and air.

Waste from Pennsylvania gas wells -- waste that may also contain unacceptable levels of radium -- is routinely dumped across state lines into landfills in New York, Ohio and West Virginia. New York does not require testing waste for radioactivity prior to dumping or treatment. So drill cuttings from Pennsylvania have been dumped in New York's Chemung and other counties and liquid waste is shipped to treatment plants in Auburn and Watertown New York. How radioactive is this waste? Experts are calling are for testing to find out.

New York State may have been the first state in the nation to put a temporary hold on fracking pending a safety review, but it allows other states to dump toxic frack waste within its boundaries.

With a gas production boom underway in the Marcellus Shale and plans for some 400,000 wells in the coming decades, the cumulative impact of dumping potential lethal waste without adequate oversight is a catastrophe waiting to happen. And now U.S. companies are exporting fracking to Europe.

quinta-feira, 17 de maio de 2012

TEDxExeter - Tony Juniper - What has Nature ever done for us?


Tony Juniper is a campaigner, writer, sustainability adviser and a well-known British environmentalist. For more than 25 years he has worked for change toward a more sustainable society at local, national and international levels. From providing ecology and conservation experiences for primary school children, to making the case for new recycling laws, to orchestrating international campaigns for action on rainforests and climate change, his work has sought change at many levels.

Journalist, Plaintiff Chris Hedges Hails "Monumental" Ruling on NDAA Indefinite Detention

DemocracyNow.org - In a rare move, a federal judge has struck down part of a controversial law signed by President Obama that gave the government the power to indefinitely detain anyone it considers a terrorism suspect anywhere in the world without charge or trial -- including U.S. citizens. Judge Katherine Forrest of the Southern District of New York ruled the indefinite detention provision of the National Defense Authorization Act likely violates the First and Fifth Amendments of U.S. citizens. We speak with Chris Hedges, a journalist who filed the suit challenging the NDAA along with six others, and Bruce Afran, the group's attorney. "This is another window into the steady assault against civil liberties," Hedges says. "What makes [the ruling] so monumental is that finally, we have a federal judge who stands up for the rule of law."

To watch the complete daily, independent news hour, read the transcript, download the podcast, and for more information, visit http://www.democracynow.org/

The Fuck-it Point

A film about the dark side of civilization, why we should bring it down and why most civilized people don't.

'When you have had enough. When you decide to take matter into your own hands and don't care what's going to happen to you. When you know that from now on you will resist with whatever tactic you think is most effective.'


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Polly Higgns : The Crime of Ecocide

Barrister, Author and Campaigner, Polly Higgns explains the concept of Ecocide. Ecocide is a legal concept of Laws and Governance to Prevent the Destruction of our Planet.

Ecocide as set within international law as a legal concept has been set out in Polly Higgins in her award winning book Eradicating Ecocide (Shepheard-Walwyn 2010) the book details the rules by which corporate activities should be carried out to avoid ecocide.

TEDxExeter - Polly Higgins : Ecocide, the 5th Crime Against Peace


Polly Higgins is a lawyer who has dedicated her life to one client - the Earth.
Polly is a barrister, author and creator of new laws to protect the Earth. Polly has proposed that Ecocide is the missing 5th Crime Against Peace, to sit alongside genocide as an international crime throughout the world.

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