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Der überflüssige Mensch

Friday, November 15th, 2013

eine humanistische Streitschrift von Ilija Trojanow, auf Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen SRF, von Karin Salm, Video 51.53 min, 14. Nov 2013: Produziert Überfluss überflüssige Menschen? Der deutsche Autor Ilija Trojanow analysiert in seinem Essay «Der überflüssige Mensch» die Folgen des globalisierten Kapitalismus. Er zeigt dabei auf, wie Menschenrechte und Menschenwürde auf der Strecke bleiben …;
Audio: ein Gespräch mit Ilija Trojanow, 28.25 min;   Read the rest of this entry »

LARA FABIAN

Monday, October 21st, 2013

EN TOUT INTIMITE OLYMPIA, 108.25 min, uploaded by crissy3007, Dec 18, 2011;
Concert pour Lebanon, 47.12 min, uploaded by Fleur De Paris,  le 29 avril 2012;
Love by Grace / Perdere l’Amore / … JE T’AIME, 73.36 min, uploaded by 5461584, Jan 16, 2011;
la Lettre/un Regard LIVE, 3.39 min, mise en ligne par Tulio Bessa, le 6 nov 2008.

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from the SouthSomewhere channel

Friday, October 18th, 2013

our history is not what we think, 59.06 min, uploaded by SouthSomewhere, July 5, 2012: … Over the past few thousand years, we have warped our own history. Our versions of the past has been mistranslated, changed, altered, and skewed to fit our understanding of reality, and completely left out many things that we cannot explain. Today, we are going to look at an alternate version of our history, a version that was recorded across many ancient tablets and artifacts throughout time, which have only recently been uncovered. This story may be a little cosmic, it may not even be true, but you will have to decide that for yourself. Join in the conversation …;

US soldiers: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

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Slave Songs

Monday, October 7th, 2013

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some economic and environmental Links

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

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Videos about System Change – Framing the Crisis

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

uploaded by the Council of Canadians, September 2011:

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What about the future

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Lecture with Noam Chomsky, uploaded by infiniteinfiniteinfi, June 2013:

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Francis Boyle

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

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Truth or falsehood

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

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Brian Terrell

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

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Here Are The Key Points Of The US-Russia Deal

Monday, September 16th, 2013

… that ended a whirlwind week on Syria – Published on Business Insider, by BRETT LOGIURATO, Sept 14, 2013.

… Here are the key points, from the State Department’s outline of the agreement:

  • The U.S. and Russia have agreed to the amount and types of chemical weapons in Syria, and are “committed” to immediate international control over them.
  • Syria has a deadline of a week to submit everything about its chemical weapons program. This includes a “comprehensive listing, including names, types, and quantities of its chemical weapons agents, types of munitions, and location and form of storage, production, and research and development facilities.”
  • U.N.-led inspectors must be on the ground in Syria by November to begin removal of chemical weapons.
  • Destruction of production and mixing/filling equipment by November.
  • Complete elimination of all chemical weapons material and equipment in the first half of 2014.

full text).

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in the northern Mali

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

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links on my dashboard

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

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the ancient Christian village of Maaloula

Friday, September 13th, 2013

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Hydraulic Fracturing

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
  • A workers’ green ban on fracking? on red pepper blog, by Ira Berkovic, September 9, 2013: … report from a workshop at this summer’s anti-fracking protest camp;
  • Hydraulic fracturing on en.wikipedia;
  • What Is Hydraulic Fracturing? on ProPublica/Tools & Data, (it) is a process used in nine out of 10 natural gas wells in the United States, where millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals are pumped underground to break apart the rock and release the gas. Scientists are worried that the chemicals used in fracturing may pose a threat either underground or when waste fluids are handled and sometimes spilled on the surface …; see ProPublica.org;
  • HYDRAULIC FRACTURING: Oil lobbyists seek CEQA exemption ahead of Calif. frack bill vote, on EneryWire, by Anne C. Mulkern, September 9, 2013.

Links:

Not with a Bang but a Whimper: the SEC Enforcement Team’s Propaganda Campaign, on New Economic Perspectives, by William K. Black, Sept 10, 2013;

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vaccines … seeds … our decisions

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
  • Nancy Banks on Vaccines, 14.26 min, on Reality Check, Sept 30, 2012 (also on YouTube): This is a brilliant interview on the problems with vaccines and also on the state of western or allopathic medicine …;
  • Seeds Of Death – Full Movie, 79.38 min, uploaded by Gary Null, May 24, 2013.

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Work: 3 Typical Pieces of Financial Expert Advice – Debunked

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Published on Rece$$ionista, by blog owner, September 2013.

… 1. Invest in a 401k:

  • I say think about ditching your 401k.
  • The biggest thing to remember about trusting your employer with your investments is: that you are trusting your employer with your investments.
  • If you want the best returns, you are most likely in a stock plan — but that also means that you’re exposed to market risk, meaning that when stocks crash, so does your money.
  • And whatever wealth you are accumulating in a 401k (if any) can be susceptible to inflation risk — because if you are taking macro factors into consideration, you could be wiped out by inflation.
  • One of the most alluring parts of investing in a 401k is having your employer match your contributions. But guess what? Many employers don’t. Many 401ks also have ridiculously high fees and commissions that are simply not worth the risk of the unknown.
  • As the old adage goes, better to take “money in my pocket” over “promises that can’t be kept” any day.

2. Diversify your portfolio!: … //

3.  Buy a home! … //

… (full text incl. hyper links).

(No, don’t stick your money under a mattress! Invest in yourself. Always wanted to be a French Professor? Take a french class … investing in yourself could eventually pay the biggest dividends).

Links:

Rece$$ionista/Homepage: Financial news you don’t need a dictionary to understand;

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again on politics

Friday, September 6th, 2013

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politics here and there

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

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German Elections: Find on Spiegel Online International

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

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Some Links about Syria

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

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The Crisis and Socialist Strategy

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Watch these two videos, uploaded by LeftStreamed, June 15, 2013:

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Trade & Investment Rules Facilitating What, For Whom?

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Published on The Real-News Network TRNN, 9.37 min;
Lynn Fries interviews Vijay Prashad, August 29, 2013: Allowing big firms to enter your country to modernize agriculture is very dangerous because essentially you are losing sovereignty over your food. Part 3 of 4.
(also on YouTube, uploaded there by the TheRealNews channel).
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Lebanon’s angst (anxiety) as war against Syria looms

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Published on Intrepid Report (first on Wayne Madsen Report WMR), by Wayne Madsen, August 29, 2013 (see also our new blog: politics for the 99%).

… WMR’s sources report that Bandar, CIA director John Brennan, Turkish MIT intelligence director Hakan Fidan, and Mossad chief Tamir Pardo have coordinated “false flag” terrorist operations in Lebanon designed to involve Lebanon in the Syrian conflict. The goal is that any U.S., NATO, and ersatz “coalition” forces attacking President Bashar al Assad’s government in Syria would be given a green light to attack Hezbollah forces in Lebanon as part of an operation to topple the current Lebanese government and purge pro-Syrian and Hezbollah elements from its ranks … (full text).

Public Intellectual Project

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Published on truthOut, not authored nor dated ( see also our new blog: politics for the 99%).

Within the last few decades, the emergence of public intellectuals as important cultural and social critics has raised fundamental questions not only about the social function of academics, but also about the connection between higher education and public life, between academic work and the major issues shaping the broader society. Truthout’s Public Intellectual Project will provide progressive academics with an opportunity to address a number of important social issues in a language that is both rigorous and accessible. All too often, academics produce work that is either too abstract for a generally informed public, or they separate their scholarship from the myriad of issues and contemporary problems that shape everyday life in the United States and abroad … //
Articles by Henry A. Gigoux: Articles by Other Authors in the Public Intellectual Project: … (full long list of names and links).

A Black, Working Class March on Washington

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

… but we’re still waiting for the beginning of a new movement – Published on New Politics, by Dan La Botz, August 26, 2013 ( see also our new blog: politics for the 99%).

The Fiftieth Anniversary March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 24 was a mostly African American working class event of tens of thousands. They came to celebrate the struggles and victories of a half century ago and to put on the agenda for today the issues of racial profiling and stand-your-ground laws, the country’s unemployment rate and growing economic inequality, and new restrictions on voting rights. Some of those on the dais before the magnificent Lincoln Monument, like Representative John Lewis, had spoken there in 1963, while others like Newark Mayor and New Jersey Senate candidate Cory Booker were, as he said, not even born then. Where fifty years ago the civil rights leaders had come to implore the Democratic Party politicians, at this march the Democratic Party politicians came to try to mobilize politically—and immobilize socially—their ever more discontented if still incredibly loyal base … // … (full text and photos).

U.S. spied on UN: German weekly

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Published on Xinhuanet, August 26, 2013 ( see also our new blog: politics for the 99%).

U.S. intelligence agency tapped the headquarter of the United Nations in New York, reported German weekly Der Spiegel on Sunday, citing secret documents. The magazine saidthat by analysing documents from former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden it found American National Security Agency penetrated the internal video conference system of the UN and cracked its encryption last summer. This led to “a dramatic improvement of data on video conferencing and the ability to decrypt that data” for NSA, according to the documents. Within three weeks, the number of decrypted communications had risen from 12 to 458 … //
… (full text and links to related news articles).

The Greatest Truth Never Told

Monday, August 26th, 2013

uploaded on YouTube by Bullish Siver Bear, March 2912: All credits go to The Greatest Truth Never Told TGTNT, on it’s website and on YouTube’s TruthNeverTold-Channel, and to Chris Duane:
Part 1, 43.16 min, Part 2 not found, Part 3, 52.58 min.

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Photo Gallery: Christian churches in Egypt under worst attack in years

Sunday, August 25th, 2013