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VIDEO: The Price of Silence (7 Minutes)
60 years ago this very day - after the horrors of World War II - the world came together at the United Nations to unanimously pass the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This powerful declaration says that every human being deserves dignity, freedom and respect. It's the first blueprint for global rights, establishing fundamental freedoms for every human being. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xevGz8_MBKk&tr=y&auid=4312345
VIDEO: Torturing Democracy
In January, 2007, the Archive and Washington Media decided to join forces, as we had done on documentary film projects over the past 20 years. The results are seen on this web site: The documentary, "Torturing Democracy," and the first stage of a comprehensive Torture Archive that aims to serve as the online institutional memory of the essential documentary evidence.
Part I http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/torturingdemocracy/program/index1.html
Part II http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/torturingdemocracy/program/index2.html
Part III http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/torturingdemocracy/program/index3.html
VIDEO: Watch Michael Moore’s New Film SLACKER UPRISING
http://slackeruprising.com/VIDEO: Zimbardo Explains How Abu Ghraib Abuse was Possible
Philip Zimbardo knows how easy it is for nice people to turn bad. In this talk, he shares insights and graphic unseen photos from the Abu Ghraib trials. Then he talks about the flip side: how easy it is to be a hero, and how we can rise to the challenge. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/philip_zimbardo_on_the_psychology_of_evil.htmlVIDEO: Michael Moore’s Sicko (123 Minutes)
Documentary look at health care in the United States as provided by profit-oriented health maintenance organizations (HMOs) compared to free, universal care in Canada, the U.K., and France. http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=6646340600856118396&q=sicko&pr=goog-sl
VIDEO: War Made Easy (70 Minutes)
"War Made Easy brings to the screen Norman Solomon's insightful analysis of the strategies used by administrations, both Democratic and Republican, to promote their agendas for war from Vietnam to Iraq." http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8383084962209910782&hl=en
VIDEO: Did Dick Cheney Just Confess to a War Crime on National TV?
Not only has the Bush administration committed war crimes in plain sight, but now Dick Cheney is freely confessing it on national television. In an interview with ABC, Cheney admitted he directly authorized the CIA to use highly controversial enhanced interrogation tactics like waterboarding, as well as the torture of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad. http://www.alternet.org/blogs/rights/113722/
VIDEO: The Atom
Professor Jim Al-Khalili tells the story of one of the greatest scientific discoveries ever: that the material world is made up of atoms
Part 1 - The Clash of the Titans 60 Minutes
From the discovery of atoms to the development of quantum mechanics
Part 2 - The Key to the Cosmos 60 Minutes
Radioactivity, the atom bomb and the big bang. Why are we here and how were we made? http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=-5003968210604570515
Part 3 - The Illusion of Reality 60 Minutes
Parallel universes and why empty space is seething with activity
AUDIO: The Economic Crisis and the Future, Lew Rockwell interviews Ron Paul
VIDEO: Paul MacCready: Nature vs. Humans, and What We Can Do About It
In 1998, aircraft designer Paul MacCready looks at a planet on which humans have utterly dominated nature, and talks about what we all can do to preserve nature's balance. His contribution: solar planes, superefficient gliders and the electric car.
VIDEO: Do Schools Kill Creativity?
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html
VIDEO: The War on Democracy (2007) 93 minutes
This film explores Washington's relationship with countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile. It examines the theme of disenchantment with democracy, concentrating on those parts of the world where people have struggled with blood, sweat and tears to plant democracy, only to see it brutally crushed. Archive footage demonstrates how democracy has been wiped out in country after country in Latin America since the 1950s
AUDIO FILE: GREG PALAST-Blood for No Oil
"In American, 2004, November second, in Ohio, George Bush was announced the winner by 118, 000 votes. Not counting 239,127 votes, almost twice as many votes as the so called victory margin, were never counted. And you know, here is the nastier secret: it ain't just Ohio; and in 2000 it wasn't just Florida. That's what they want you to think. Not counting the votes is as American as apple pie and there were 3,680,000 votes cast and never counted in the United States of America, not Ukraine, not Uganda. I got this from deep in the files of the Election Information Administration of the U.S. government for which we stand."
Emergency Official Witnessed Dead Bodies In WTC 7
Exclusive video of emergency official Barry Jennings discussing explosions inside WTC 7 before either of the twin towers had collapsed and having to step over dead bodies of victims as he attempted to vacate the building has been released for the first time. The clip, which was originally intended to feature in Loose Change Final Cut but had to be withdrawn according to Jennings' wishes after he had received threats, has now been made public in anticipation of a BBC documentary about Building 7 which is expected to skew Jennings' account in an attempt to reinforce the official story. http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/june2008/062308_dead_bodies.htm
VIDEO: Speech by School Girl at UN Conference on Environment
A 12 year old canadian girl makes a soul stirring speech regarding envirnoment, global warming, poverty at a UN conference on environment and development in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WzgVMp7-Lo
VIDEO: [OUCH…Bush is Put in His Place] Of War and Golf, By Keith Olbermann
Finally tonight, as promised, a Special Comment on two topics a lot of us had foolishly thought, had naively hoped, we would not again have to address… and a third topic nobody thought a president would ever seriously mention in public unless perhaps he'd just been hit in the head with something and was not in full possession of his faculties - how he expressed his "empathy" to the families of the dead in Iraq - by giving up golf.
VIDEO: "A More
Remarks of Senator Barack Obama Constitution Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWe7wTVbLUU
VIDEO: The Kissinger File 48 Minutes
Pinochet barely got away with it. Milosevic was not so fortunate. He was arrested and then extradited to the War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague. Both one time heads of state stand accused of Crimes Against Humanity - both were dictators. Henry Kissinger, however, could be the first representative of a democratic country to stand before the Hague high court.
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VIDEO: Behind the Labels: Garment Workers on U.S. Saipan 45 Minutes
Exposes the harsh conditions of the garment industry in Saipan, a US territory in the Northern Mariana Islands of the Pacific. Although the island flies the American flag, it is not subject to U.S. immigration laws, and in 1976 was exempted from federal minimum wage regulations to attract business to the island. download/stream for real player http://www.indybay.org/uploads/2007/03/18/behind_labels.rm
"Body of War"
Documentary spotlights the human cost of Iraq conflict.
Video : Pete Seeger Interview
You can see for yourself in our interview that Pete, though nearly 90 years old, continues to offer his stories, songs, and support to those working for a better world. And he continues to delight in his children and grandchildren, his solar-powered pick-up truck, and the views of his beloved Hudson River from his hand-built home.” “If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!” http://www.yesmagazine.org/article.asp?id=2440&utm_source=mar08&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=15_petetx6
AUDIO: Kucinich on Impeachment
A special Knight Report on Dennis Kucinich's courageous decision to introduce articles of impeachment against Bush and Cheney; we'll speak to Medea Benjamin about impeachment, and Code Pink's guerrilla action against John McCain today
VIDEO: ZEITGEIST-the movie 2 hours
Zeitgeist is a German word that literally means ‘spirit of the times.’ The documentary is comprised by three sections and examines religion, 911, and the U.S. banking system. It is essentially an exploration into how humans have been and continue to be controlled and manipulated.
Part I: The Greatest Story Ever Told
Part I evaluates the historicity of the Bible. In furtherance of the Jesus myth hypothesis, this part argues that the historical Jesus is a literary and astrological hybrid, and that the Bible is based on astrological principles documented by many ancient civilizations, especially pertaining to the movement of the sun through the sky and stars. The film explains how and why early civilizations personified the Sun as the "representative of the unseen Creator or God" and how stars were linked into constellations, the 12 constellations being a place of travel for "God's Sun" and representing "elements of nature that happened during that period of time." This section is also used by the film to show the Pagan origins of the symbol of the Cross.
Part II: All the World's a Stage
Part II of the documentary claims 9/11 was engineered to generate mass fear, justify going to war with Afghanistan and Iraq, to remove civil liberties from the general public, and to make more money for the people in power.
Part III: Don't Mind the Men Behind the Curtain
According to Part III, powerful bankers have been conspiring for world domination and increased power while the rich of society have been using their wealth to increase financial panic and foster a consolidation of independent competing banks. The film details and claims that the Federal Reserve System of the United States, was created in order to steal the wealth of the nation. It explores war profiteering by banking cartels and defense and military contractors. It describes the goal of these bankers as world power over the people. http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com/
Senator Dodd Says: It’s Time to Say Enough!
A senior Democratic statesman took to the Senate floor yesterday and delivered a jeremiad against President Bush and his lawlessness the likes of which I'm not sure we've ever heard there before. What set off Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) was the warrantless surveillance bill sent over from the House this week and seemingly assured of passage in the Senate. The bill significantly broadens Bush's spying powers and essentially guarantees civil-lawsuit immunity for the telecommunications companies that cooperated in earlier surveillance efforts. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/blog/2008/06/25/BL2008062501380_pf.html
VIDEO: Britain's Heroin Fix 40 Minutes
Jane Corbin travels through Afghanistan to find out why opium production is out of control. She talks to farmers to discover why the opium crop has risen twenty-fold since the Taleban cracked down on it virtually eradicating it in 2001. The smugglers get off scot-free and powerful offficials within the government take their cut of the drug trade. DynCorp couldn't possibly be involved, could they? Who benefits from the trade in opium?
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VIDEO: The Root of All Evil?
In this two-part Channel 4 series, Professor Richard Dawkins challenges what he describes as 'a process of non-thinking called faith'. Dawkins is well known for bringing to a wide audience the complex scientific concepts that underpin evolution
Part one - The God Delusion 47 minutes
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Part two - The Virus of Faith 47 minutes
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Interactive Graphic: Whitney Biennial 2008
Explore an overview of the exhibition, or look at 360-degree panoramic photographs.
VIDEO: Taylor Branch - At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68 58 Minutes
Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Martin Luther King, Jr., Taylor Branch explores America in the King years, 1965-68.
VIDEO: The Great African Scandal 47 Minutes
hard-hitting, emotional journey to Ghana in Africa discovers the hidden costs of
three high street goods: rice, chocolate and gold. We see whether the activities
of multinationals, as well as the World Bank and IMF, have actually made
countries such as Ghana worse off
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VIDEO: Why We Fight 99 Minutes
What are the forces that shape and propel American militarism? This award-winning film provides an inside look at the anatomy of the American war machine. Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life?
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VIDEO: Banking With Hitler 46 Minutes
U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Morgenthau, began investigating Nazi
finances 60 years ago and found Allied banks, including many British and
American high street names, who continued to do business with Hitler's Germany
throughout the war
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VIDEO: Following the Cocaine Trail (BBC Special Report) 10 Minutes
Newsnight viewer Matthew Bristow's investigation of the Colombia cocaine trail
VIDEO: President Carter on Bush’s Foreign Policy (6 Minutes)
Former US President Jimmy Carter has strongly criticised George Bush's record on human rights in his latest book.
VIDEO: Ted Honderich – The Real Friends of Terror 39 Minutes
Can suicide bombers ever be justified? Professor Honderich, Britain's leading moral philosopher, is unafraid to tell the truth as he sees it. Taking what he says is the betrayal of the Palestinian people as his starting point, Ted reveals who shares moral responsibility for recent acts of terrorism, and points a finger at the politicians. Bizarrely, David Aaronovitch gave a response to this programme, failing completely to address Honderich's "Principle of Humanity" - see here
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VIDEO: ARE THESE AMERICAN SOLDIERS, OR NAZIS?
VIDEO: John Pilger - Freedom Next Time
Pilger addressed the 'Socialism 2007' conference in Chicago on 16 June. He spoke about what Edward Bernays called the "invisible government which is the true ruling power" - the media - and how propaganda so often disguises itself as journalism
VIDEO: Empowerment Project - Coverup: Behind the Iran Contra Affair (1988)
Coverup exposes several of the most disturbing chapters in the history of U.S. covert foreign policy. It presents a tale of politics, drugs, hostages, weapons, assassinations, covert operations and the ultimate plan to suspend the U.S. Constitution. This is the only film which presents a comprehensive overview of the most important stories suppressed during the Iran Contra hearings. It is the only film that puts the entire Iran Contra affair into a meaningful political and historical context. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8476042566108039966
VIDEO: Freedom of Speech and H.R. 1955 pt. 1
Is America getting ready for ‘purges’, like in Stalin’s Russia? Goodbye Democracy, hello dictatorship.
AUDIO: The Bilderberg Group - Rulers of the World
"The war is not against Bin Laden. We are the enemy"
with investigator and author, Daniel Estulin, on his book, "The True Story of
the Bilderberg Group", which describes an annual gathering where the European
and American political elite, and the wealthiest CEOs of the world, all come
together to discuss the economic and political future of humanity. Highly
secretive, the press has never been allowed to attend, nor have statements ever
been released on the group's conclusions or discussions. Also discussed are the
Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission.
VIDEO: The Kissinger File
Pinochet barely got away with it. Milosevic was not so fortunate. He was arrested and then extradited to the War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague. Both one time heads of state stand accused of Crimes Against Humanity - both were dictators. Henry Kissinger, however, could be the first representative of a democratic country to stand before the Hague high court
VIDEO: Adam Curtis (BBC) - The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom (2007) A series of films that tells the story of the rise of today's narrow idea of freedom:
Part 1 - F**k You Buddy 60 minutes
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Part 2 - The Lonely Robot 60 minutes
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Part 3 - We Will Force You to be Free 60 minutes
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VIDEO: Tony Robinson – The Doomsday Code 100 minutes
Robinson investigates the insane "End Timers" with powerful political friends in the White House, who are trying to bring about the end of the world:
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VIDEO: BBC Four – Jonathan Miller's Brief History of Disbelief
In this first ever television history of disbelief, Jonathan Miller goes on a journey exploring the origins of his own lack of belief and uncovering the hidden story of atheism
Part 1 - Shadows of Doubt 60 minutes
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Part 2 - Noughts and Crosses 60 minutes
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Part 3 - The Final Hour 60 minutes
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VIDEO: Lennon Plays IMAGINE
VIDEO: A New Generation is Inspired: 7 Year Old Plays IMAGINE, by John Lennon
VIDEO: The Drugging of Our Children (103 Minutes)
A superb film about one of the most noteworthy evils taking place in the U.S. and other countries that have been subverted by the pharmaceutical industry...The daily drugging of millions of children with powerful psychoactive drugs in order to make them "easier to control."
VIDEO: Extraordinary Rendition of the Truth
VIDEO: Will Ferrell as George W. Bush on "Global Warmings"
Will Ferrell plays "the Commander-in-Chief of the World" is this faux promo about climate change. http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/56902/
VIDEO: Impeach Dick Cheney !
Congress should begin impeachment hearings against Vice President Dick Cheney http://impeachcheney.org/
VIDEO: The War on Democracy (2007) ( 93 Minutes )
This film explores Washington's relationship with countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile. It examines the theme of disenchantment with democracy, concentrating on those parts of the world where people have struggled with blood, sweat and tears to plant democracy, only to see it brutally crushed. Archive footage demonstrates how democracy has been wiped out in country after country in Latin America since the 1950s REAL PLAYER http://www.indybay.org/uploads/2007/08/20/war_on_democracy_pilger.rm
Interactive Graphic: 50 Years Since Sputnik
The Soviet Union's satellite touched off an intense space race with the United States.
VIDEO: President Bush Seeks Immunity from War Crimes
Should Congress pass a bill giving retroactive immunity to president Bush for possible war crimes? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBUkxvfL_eE
VIDEO: Outrage: How Illegal Immigration, the United Nations, Congressional Ripoffs, Student Loan Overcharges, Tobacco Companies, Trade Protection, and Drug Companies Are Ripping Us Off . . . And What to Do About It http://www.booktv.org/program.aspx?ProgramId=8586&SectionName=&PlayMedia=No
VIDEO: Zeresenay Alemseged: Finding the Origins of Humanity
Paleoanthropologist Zeresenay Alemseged is looking for the roots of humanity in Ethiopia's badlands. Here he talks about what he has found -- including the oldest skeleton yet discovered of a hominid child -- and how Africa holds the clues to what makes us human. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/168
VIDEO: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot, by Naomi Wolf
Future of Food
A MUST watch documentary on the changes taking place in agriculture that are affecting the world’s food supply in alarming ways!!!
VIDEO: America: Freedom to Fascism - Director's Authorized Version (1 hr 51 min)
Peter Irons: "Jim Crow's Children: Broken Promise of Brown Decision"
Author and political scientist Peter Irons marks the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education case with "Jim Crow's Children: The Broken Promise of the Brown Decision," a riveting talk detailing how efforts to desegregate schools have failed. Sponsored by Thurgood Marshall College at UCSD. http://www.uctv.tv/teachers/standards.asp?showID=8388
VIDEO: In Depth: Christopher Hitchens
Christopher Hitchens joined Book TV for a three hour interview on Sunday, September 2. Mr. Hitchens is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair magazine and a visiting professor of liberal studies at the New School. He is the author of over a dozen books including "The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice," "No One Left to Lie To: The Values of the Worst Family," "Why Orwell Matters" and "God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything." http://www.booktv.org/program.aspx?ProgramId=8532&SectionName=In+Depth&PlayMedia=No
VIDEO: Italy Gate ( 23 Minutes )
Investigation into the death of Telecom Italia's security boss Adam Bove, whose probe into the abduction of a Muslim cleric set off a wiretapping scandal. He supposedly jumped from a freeway overpass to his death, but was he pushed? He had uncovered extensive spyware in his country's telecommunications system REAL PLAYER http://www.indybay.org/uploads/2007/08/05/italy_gate.rm
VIDEO: Greek Gate ( 23 Minutes )
Just a few months before the 2004 Olympic Games began in Athens, the worst espionage scandal in Greece's history was uncovered. Vodafone discovered wire tap software in its cell phone system, allowing thousands of illegal interceptions to be made. People who were tapped included the Greek PM, a member of the opposition party, former prime ministers, journalists and businessmen. The event took a tragic and suspicious turn when Vodafone's leading engineer was found hanging a day after the discovery of the devices. REAL PLAYER
VIDEO: Burma's Secret War
Evan Williams goes undercover to investigate the mass ethnic cleansing, forced labour and vicious clamping down of political opposition by a military dictatorship supported by Unocal (Chevron) and TOTAL Oil. http://www.indybay.org/uploads/2006/10/02/burmas_secret_war.rm
Additional information can be found here:http://www.burmacampaign.org.uk/total_report.html
VIDEO: Paths Towards Fascism (47 Minutes)
Talk by Naomi Wolf author of "The End of America: Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot" given October 11, 2007 at Kane Hall on the University of Washington campus. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjALf12PAWc
VIDEO: The Peace Movement in Historical Perspective ( 60 Minutes)
A Conversation With Linus Pauling
VIDEO: The Coming Collapse of the Middle Class
AUDIO: My Secret Life as a CIA Assassin
Interviews Roland Haas, who tells of his murder of people for the State and how
it nearly ruined his life too.
VIDEO: With God on Our Side: Evangelicals and the Military
Michael Weinstein argues that Christianity is forced on cadets attending the U.S. Air Force Academy. Calling upon his experience, the experiences of his children, and first hand accounts from others, Mr. Weinstein explains how he thinks evangelical Christianity is forced on our military. He also details accounts of religious persecution purportedly suffered by cadets who may not believe evangelical
VIDEO: (80 minutes) Medical Apartheid: The Dark History Of Medical Experimentation On Black Americans
Journalist and medical
ethicist Harriet Washington details medical research on African Americans from
colonial times to the 20th century.
VIDEO: 9/11 Coincidences -- Who Benefits?
VIDEO TALK: Dan Dennett: Can We Know Our Own Minds? ( 22 Minutes )
Philosopher Dan Dennett makes a compelling argument that not only don't we understand our own consciousness, but that half the time our brains are actively fooling us. As he puts it, our bodies are made up of 100 trillion little robots, none of them with an individual consciousness. So what makes us feel we have one? Or that we're in control of it? Dennett's hope is to show his audience that "Your consciousness is not quite as marvelous as you may have thought it is." He uses thought experiments and optical illusions to demonstrate to the TED audience that even very big brains are capable of playing tricks on their owners. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/102
VIDEO: The Secret History of the American Empire
John Perkins talks about his follow-up to his 2005 book, "Confessions of an Economic Hitman," at Barnes & Noble in New York City. In his new book, Mr. Perkins argues that the United States uses its foreign policy to further U.S. business interests around the globe, often to the detriment of poor countries. http://www.booktv.org/program.aspx?ProgramId=8345&SectionName=&PlayMedia=Yes
VIDEO: The Doomsday Code ( 100 Minutes )
Robinson investigates the insane "End Timers" with powerful political friends in the White House, who are trying to bring about the end of the world http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15032.htm
VIDEO: The Council on Foreign Relations Controls American Media
The origins of the Council on Foreign Relations. Who runs major media? See for yourself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPlvdSQ6cAM
VIDEO: Stupidity ( 42 Minutes )
This documentary film sets out to determine whether our culture is hooked on deliberate ignorance as a strategy for success. Stupidity examines the "dumbing down" of contemporary culture, and reveals that, despite our extensive access to knowledge and information, humans continue to choose stupidity. http://www.indybay.org/uploads/stupidity.ram
VIDEO: Jimmy Wales: On the Birth of Wikipedia ( 20 Minutes )
Jimmy Wales assembled "a ragtag band of volunteers," gave them tools for collaborating, and created Wikipedia, the self-organizing, self-correcting, never-finished encyclopedia of the future. Here, he explains how the collaborative approach works, and why it succeeds. Along the way, he debunks some controversies, explains the "neutral point-of-view policy" and why it is non-debatable; and details the Wikipedia governance model: a democracy with a bit of aristocracy and some monarchy thrown in. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/37
VIDEO: Jeff Bezos: After the Gold Rush, There's Innovation Ahead
The dot-com boom-and-bust is often compared to the 1849 Gold Rush, and Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos offers historical evidence showing how similar they were: from the riches made by pioneers to the media hype that attracted luckless speculators. But a better analogy can be found in the early days of the electric industry, he says. In the late 1800s, the U.S. was first wired to support lightbulbs; the following century saw a long procession of new appliances, life-changing advances, and of course some amusing failures. His conclusion in 2003: "I believe there's more innovation ahead of us than behind us." http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/105
VIDEO: Caroline Lavelle: A cello performance that casts a spell ( 7 minutes )
Caroline Lavelle plays the cello like a sorceress casting a spell, occasionally hiding behind her wild mane of blond hair as she sings of pastoral themes. Her alluring style is reminiscent of Sarah MacLaughlin -- “The sea it freezes over to trap the light / And I'm in love with being in love and you were never quite the one.” When Lavelle gives full voice to her cello, as she does here during a performance of “Farther than the Sun” (from her album Brilliant Midnight 2.0) she's truly enchanting. TED Music Director Thomas Dolby backs her on keyboards. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/101
VIDEO: BBC Timewatch – Gladio, part one - The Ring Masters (1992) ( 47 Minutes )
Three-part series investigating the secret activities of 'stay behind' units in Europe after the Second World War. Exposes the clandestine terrorist activities of these groups in Belgium & Italy, and their involvement with the CIA. Directed by Allan Francovich
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VIDEO: Natalie MacMaster & Thomas Dolby: Fiddling in Reel Time (5 Minutes )
Natalie MacMaster is a star of Cape Breton fiddling, a Canadian tradition with Scottish roots. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/117
VIDEO: Brain Science is About to Fundamentally Change Computing ( 20 Minutes )
To date, there hasn't been an overarching theory of how the human brain really works, Jeff Hawkins argues in this compelling talk. That's because we still haven't defined intelligence accurately. But one thing's for sure, he says: The brain isn't like a powerful computer processor. It's more like a memory system that records everything we experience and helps us predict, intelligently, what will happen next. Bringing this new brain science to computer devices will enable powerful new applications -- and it will happen sooner than you think. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/125
VIDEO: Secrets of the Dollar Bill, by Brighton Films
What are the symbols on the U.S. dollar? This program looks at the facts and the fiction http://www.indybay.org/uploads/2006/11/07/secrets_dollar_bill.rm
VIDEO: The World According to Bush, by CBC News
Excellent documentary on the inner-workings of the Bush administration. Aims to show how the Bushes have not only dined with the devil, but have often invited themselves to his table. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/video1025.htm
VIDEO: E.O. Wilson: Help Build the Encyclopedia of Life ( 22 Minutes )
he makes a plea on behalf of his constituents, the insects and small creatures, to learn more about our biosphere. We know so little about nature, he says, that we're still discovering tiny organisms indispensable to life; yet we're still steadily destroying nature. Wilson identifies five grave threats to biodiversity. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/83
VIDEO: Bill Clinton: Let's Build a Health Care System in Rwanda ( 24 Minutes )
Bill Clinton says he's trying to build a better world to hand his daughter. Unequal, unstable, and unsustainable, our world must correct its course, and private citizens ("like me") can be powerful forces for change. His Clinton Global Initiative, fresh from success negotiating down pharmaceutical prices in the developing world, is now running a pilot health care system in Rwanda, based on the work of Dr. Paul Farmer in Haiti. In 18 months, its shown potential as a model for the entire developing world. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/85
VIDEO: People & Power - Banking on It
Aljazeera investigates whether the World Bank really alleviates poverty.
Celebrate the true meaning of Mother's Day
In 1870, after the devastation of the American Civil War, social activist and poet Julia Ward Howe wrote the original Mother's Day Proclamation calling upon the women of the world to unite for peace.
This Mother's Day, celebrate the true meaning of the holiday by giving your mother an e-card with a donation to No More Victims. No More Victims is a non-profit organization which brings war-injured Iraqi children to the United States for medical treatment. http://mothersdayforpeace.com/
VIDEO REPORT: Child Slavery
Around 8.4 million children around the world are enslaved today. Now, in a remarkable journey across three continents, five of them tell their stories.
Child 1: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/this_world/6446051.stm#person1
Child 2: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/this_world/6446051.stm#person2
Child 3: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/this_world/6446051.stm#person3
Child 4: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/this_world/6446051.stm#person4
Child 5: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/this_world/6446051.stm#person5
GARY WEBB: In His Own Words
Tribute to the Pulitzer Prize winning reporter who broke the story of the CIA’s involvement in the importation of cocaine into the US
VIDEO: Colbert Roasts President Bush at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Dinner
An excerpt from the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner. Comedian Stephen Colbert made humorous remarks about various current events and the relationship between the press and the White House. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-869183917758574879&q=google
VIDEO: An Alfred Hitchcock Documentary on the Nazi Holocaust
A film the British Government deemed too grisly for release after World War II - has received its public debut on British television. Fifteen minutes of the black-and- white film, which was shot by the armed forces after the war,
VIDEO: Who Killed The Electric Car
It was among the fastest, most efficient production cars ever built. It ran on electricity, produced no emissions and catapulted American technology to the forefront of the automotive industry. The lucky few who drove it never wanted to give it up. So why did General Motors crush its fleet of EV1 electric vehicles in the Arizona desert? http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7202740060236675590
37-Year-Old Recording of Kent State Killings Found, Tape 'Reveals Order' to Shoot Vietnam Protesters
The command, as Alan Canfora heard it on a 37-year-old audio recording recently discovered in a government archive, appeared to leave no room for doubt. "Right here. Get set. Point. Fire." Then came 13 seconds of gunfire. When it ended, four students were dead and nine injured, and the shootings at Kent State University became engraved in America's collective memory as one of the most painful days of the Vietnam era. http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,2070139,00.html AUDIO: http://karenkilroy.com/audio/may_4_1970_fire.wma
Video: (18 Minutes) Photographer Phil Borges shares his stunning portraits, documenting the world's disappearing cultures, from persecuted monks in Tibet to embattled tribes in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
VIDEO: (18 Minutes) Ben Saunders
Arctic explorer Ben Saunders recounts his harrowing solo journey to the North Pole, complete with gorgeous images, amusing anecdotes and previously unseen video footage from the Pole.
VIDEO: ( 47 Minutes ) Money as Debt
Animated presentation of "Money as Debt" tells in very simple and effective graphic terms what money is and how it is being created. It is an entertaining way to get the message out. The Cowichan Citizens Coalition and its "Duncan Initiative" received high praise from those who previewed it. I recommend it as a painless but hard-hitting educational tool and encourage the widest distribution and use by all groups concerned with the present unsustainable monetary system in Canada and the United States.
AUDIO: Scott Horton Interviews Sibel Edmonds and James Bamford
Former FBI contract linguist-turned-whistleblower Sibel Edmonds and investigative reporter James Bamford discuss the Department of Justice’s abuse of the “State’s Secrets Privilege” to keep Edmonds from telling all she knows about high-level corruption in the Turkish Lobby, the State and Defense Departments and the Congress, a new petition by over 30 organizations demanding hearings into her case and a new FBI whistle-blower, who’s letter the the Department of Justice’s Inspector General [.pdf] reveals that all those wiretaps Edmonds was transcribing were illegal – begun on warrants under the much easier to satisfy-Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in cases of public corruption.
VIDEO: (5 Minutes ) Dissent in Times of War, by Mumia Abu-Jamal
Mark Twain was one of the most popular writers in America, and his fiction is at the heart of American literature. Yet, he was a staunch opponent of U.S. military adventures at the dawn of the 20th century, and proudly opposed such militarism. Naturally, the establishment questioned his patriotism. In one of his novels, 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court', Twain gave eloquent voice to his brand of loyalty:
VIDEO: ( 25 Minutes ) A Musical Prodigy--Sirena Huang
Sirena Huang is an 11-year-old concert violinist (Recorded February 2006)
VIDEO: ( 1 Hour 52 Minutes ) TerrorStorm
Analyzing American empire, the globalization agenda, and societal control mechanisms. A great documentary. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8410163066429995531
VIDEO: ( 40 Minutes ) The Unauthorized Biography of ‘EL CREEPO’, Dick Cheney
A CBC documentary from 2004. This file was removed from Google (R/TM) video recently, it has been saved and archived by Information Clearing House at: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6815535985718796639&q=unauthorized+biography+of+Dick+Cheney&pr=goog-sl
VIDEO: ( 18 Minutes ) Technology, History and Destiny
Sir Martin Rees speaks first as an astronomer, and then as "a concerned member of the human race," urging 21st century scientists to provide the moral compass that will guide wise societal decisions. (Recorded July 2005)
VIDEO: ( 145 Minutes ) The Corporation
This is an extraordinary film about the creation of the American corporation, its legal organizational model, its global economic dominance and its psychopathic tendencies, and its incredible ambition to influence every aspect of culture in its unrelenting pursuit of profit. http://www.videos.informationclearinghouse.info/corp56k.wmv
VIDEO: Bill Moyers: The Secret Government - The Constitution in Crisis
file previously located at Google (R/TM) Video has been deleted. It
has been saved and archived by Information Clearing House
This file previously located at Google (R/TM) Video has been deleted. It has been saved and archived by Information Clearing House at:
PART I http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3281.htm
PART II http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3282.htm
VIDEO: New Rulers of the World, A documentary film by John Pilger
'Global economy' is a modern Orwellian term. On the surface, it is instant financial trading, mobile phones, McDonald's, Starbucks, holidays booked on the net. Beneath this gloss, it is the globalisation of poverty, a world where most human beings never make a phone call and live on less than two dollars a day, where 6,000 children die every day from diarrhea because most have no access to clean water.
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