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As the protests in Egypt continue, its neighbour Israel is keeping a close eye on developments. It's worried about its old ally, President Hosni Mubarak - but could be eyeing up a new friend in his deputy, Omar Suleiman. Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley has more from Jerusalem.
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Panel moderated by Paul Jay including Daniel Ellsberg, Clay Shirky, Neville Roy Singham, Peter Thiel and Jonathan Zittrain
How Corporations Destroyed American Democracy - Chris Hedges. Filmed at Socialism 2010 in Chicago by Paul Hubbard
Join Cory Doctorow, co-founder of the UK Open Rights Group, in discussing his dystopian vision of the growing conflict between free speech and the democratic principles of the Internet and the business aims of commercial media giants. Co-hosted by the New America Foundation's Open Technology Initiative, Public Knowledge and Copynight DC, Doctorow combines his perspective as an author, activist, co-editor of Boing Boing to outline the threats to a free and open Internet, speech, creativity and fair use, and innovation from boundless copyright protections. Looking forward, Doctorow's prediction is bleak: This means war. It is time to stop treating the industry's fight over copyright as a brush-war over creativity. The commercial media giants' business models and ambitions are increasingly incompatible with a free and open Internet, and hence a free and open society. Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger -- the co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of the bestselling Tor Teens/HarperCollins UK novel Little Brother. He is the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in London. www.newamerica.net
Ahead of Vladimir Putin's visit to France, the Russian premier sits down with French journalists, to share his views on issues ranging from military cooperation to Gaza and the Sochi 2014 Olympics.
Playlist: www.youtube.com Via atheistplanet.blogspot.com Aired Monday 8 March, 2010 The Q&A panel includes: Richard Dawkins, Patrick McGorry, Rabbi Jacqueline Ninio, Tony Burke and Julie Bishop. Here are the questions our panel faced this week. Tell us what your answer would be or what you think our panellists need to say. Evolution/God Arthur Lith asked: Can one be a believer in God as well as a believer in the theory of evolution? What do you think? Religion and Psychology Dan Anderson asked: Do you think that a belief in the transcendent (whatever that might be, but including 'God') is important within a healthy human psychology, or do you regard it as a symptom of mental illness? What do you think? Areligion/Atheism/Santa Claus Cassandra Devine asked: Why do you feel the need to express your views so stridently when they're not always welcome? Isn't it rather like going around to playgrounds and telling children that Santa Claus isn't real? What do you think? Religion-Schools Renee Brasier asked: You are clearly against the teaching of creationism in the context of Science, but do you think there is any value in teaching religion in schools? What do you think? Morality Hamzah Qureshi asked: Considering atheism cannot possibly have any sort of absolute morality, is it not then an irrational "leap of faith" (which atheists themselves so harshly condemn) for an atheist to decide between right and wrong, considering they have no absolute moral standard? What do you think ...
War is the supreme failure of bridging the differences between nations, according to the creator of a social model called "the Venus Project" American futurist and inventor Jacque Fresco.
Lyrics: "Chinese Democracy" It don't really matter Gonna find out for yourself No it don't really matter You're gonna leave this thing to Somebody else If they were missionaries Real time visionaries Sitting in a Chinese stew To view my dis-infatu-ation I know that I'm a classic case Watch my disenchanted face Blame it on the Falun Gong* They've seen the end and you can't hold on now Cause it would take a lot more hate than you To win the fascination Even with an iron fist All they got to rule the nation But all I got is precious time It don't really matter You're gonna find out for yourself No it don't really matter So you can hear now from Somebody else Cause it would take a lot more time than you I've got more masturbation Even with your iron fist All they got to rule the nation but all I got is Precious time All they got to rule the nation but all I got is Precious time It don't really matter I guess you'll find out for yourself No it don't really matter So you can hear it now from Somebody else You think you got it all locked up inside And if you beat them all up they'll die Then you'll walk them home for the cells Then now you'll dig for your road back to hell And with your ? makes you stop As if your eyes were their eyes you can tell And you're out of time
Democracy Video Challenge 2010 submission by Yared Shumete Desaledne of Ethiopia
One of the Finalist in a competition by US Department of State called "Democracy Video Challenge". www.videochallenge.america.gov
www.youtube.com PLEASE click on the ABOVE LINK to VOTE for this video. (YOU CANNOT VOTE FROM HERE.) You MUST SIGN IN for vote to be counted, and you can vote EVERY day from MAY 15th-JUNE 15th, 2010. Thank you! and please help me spread the word. As a mother and teacher, I speak on behalf of the children of the world, giving a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. I believe the best way to promote democracy, world peace, and the fulfillment of humankind's potential is to protect, nurture, and invest in the education of your youth. They are the world's most precious resource, and our hope for the future. I am surrounded by children and friends from around the world who have influenced me, and I am constantly reminded of the fact that each and every one of us has something to contribute. I believe in the power of digital media, and as an idealist at heart, I hope to use my video skills to instill hope and to make a positive impact on my community and the world. It has become my life's goal to reach outside the walls of my classroom to inspire and empower others to do the same. Thanks to all who have continued to support, encourage, and believe in me. This includes my friends and family here and in Brazil, fellow Pleasanton teachers, students, parents, and my town. Thanks to all of my own teachers, and those who have invested in me. They have given me purpose and direction, particularly AIESEC, the Pleasanton Unified School District, the Krause Center for Innovation ...
Democracy Is Yet To Learn become the winner of Democracy Video Challenge! Thank you so much for watching and supporting the film! Join our facebook page at tinyurl.com Thank you :D Country: Indonesia Genre: Satire/ Black Humor/Comedy Description: So, what is democracy? A never-ending question that passes through generations, a question that leads to million of answers, and a simple question that asked by a teacher to her students. This short film is a representation of what is democracy from the eye of a third world country, in this case Indonesia. As a developing country, Indonesia held a great share for being a democratic country. It leads to many great triumphs, but sometimes the process of democracy had its own turbulence along the way. Social gap, poverty, and self-centered leaders still colors the life of democracy in Indonesia. Thus, this short film offers a sophisticated manner to portray the life of democracy in Indonesia: satire. Through satire, the film tries to depict a comedic approach to understand the countrys problem and whats the country dreaming for the future without becoming too preachy. Using social portrait and cinematic idioms, the film tries its best to emulate the democracy process in various momentum. Behind all the problems and challenges that the country faced, theres always a glance of hope for the future. The film offers that a civil system like democracy is belong to the youth. Its only them, that the meaning of democracy can be answered ...
This video made it to the final stage of the Democracy Video Challenge 2010 contest.
"It's a tragic loss to the millions of people, who knows how many, endless numbers, whose lives he touched and changed and helped them become much better people." -- Noam Chomsky
"To our parents, for so many reasons..." I was designed in Saïgon Vietnam, assembled in Paris France, quality controlled in Mountain View USA and my maintenance has now been scheduled in Novosibirsk in Russia. With friends like Arya Ghavamian, Aurélien Chiavaroli and Philippe Abdou (and many many many other friends around the world --special thanks to Mémona Madi for her soundtrack), we founded Canaan Project, a production company that focuses its -abysmally- small resources to the ever alarming issues of our generation. Our early work (short films and photography) has been exposed in various places such as Canberra, Osaka, Teheran, Paris and throughout the Silicon Valley with an unstoppable thirst for new challenges. uppix.net uppix.net We are now dedicating our resources to the design of a motion controlled rotoscopy / compositing system that works at 6 times the resolution of regular HD video. The first demo test reel is coming up and its very encouraging. We participated to the Democracy Challenge because we wanted to be part of this unstoppable and ever increasing online global dialogue on social equality. The astounding number and quality brought by the other videos from the contest bring warmth to our hearts and give us even more hope on the issues that need to be solved locally and globally. We are honored by the enthusiasm that you have generated over our video and this gives us even more energy to pursue our goals. We will soon meet again, Canaanproject Big ...
Different TV channels represent diff aspects/phases of life, which needs democracy to complete; ie Democracy is not confined to an event, phase, system or aspect its a way of life. vote me www.youtube.com
Their best guys didn't know the Cash for Clunkers program would go through it's first billion in six days. Now they roll the dice on our health insurance with a 2000 page bill. A bill without one word on tort reform. Yeah, we trust you guys plenty. You'll be hearing from us in 2010. Jack Webb reminds the president he lives in a representative democracy, not a benign dictatorship. At bulletpeople.com is my blog. Hat tip to David H. Vowell, author of the episode "The Prophet." At http watch the original episodes.
The US government uses foreign wars to distract people's attention from internal problems. That's according to rapper and political activist 'Immortal Technique'. In an exclusive interview with RT's Marina Portnaya he says America's bad decisions are covered up with lame excuses.
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Version 1 of a documentary about the recent Pittsburgh G20 Protests, and the Police Occupation of the University of Pittsburgh. This film is a collaboration between Pittsburgh Indymedia, Chicago Indymedia, Twin Cities Indymedia, and the Glass Bead Collective. Expect a future version with even more footage, and more analysis about the G20 and the Occupation of Pitt.
Create a video short that completes the phrase "Democracy is..."
Corazon Aquino, a former Philippine president, has died at the age of 76. Aquino led the so-called "people power" revolution that brought down the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos and ushered in democracy in the Philippines. Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas takes a look back at Aquino's life - in and out of the spotlight.
Noam Chomsky speaking about democracy, excerpted from a Bill Moyer's interview in 1988. Check out Buddhagem and his series on democracy: www.youtube.com Check out our radio show: www.authoritysmashers.wordpress.com
This is the sixth video in a series on Democracy. In this video we try and distinguish between democratic forms, that is the procedures, elections, and whatever else, and the substance of democracy. All too often we confuse a particular democratic form with the substance of democracy. We confuse voting for Coke or Pepsi as democracy, but without substance, without a substantive output voting can be meaningless. Included in this video are a few appropriate clips from Political analyst Michael Parenti. Links: sqworl.com
Leonard Cohen performs "Democracy" in the new PBS special LEONARD COHEN LIVE IN LONDON. In 2008, Leonard Cohen, the influential singer/songwriter whose career spans four decades, embarked on his first tour in 15 years. Fans and critics alike hailed the show as a once in a lifetime experience. Now, viewers have a front row seat when PBS presents LEONARD COHEN LIVE IN LONDON, recorded live on July 17, 2008, at London's 02 Arena, one of Europe's largest indoor venues. The special premieres ...
Human Chain of Solidarity - Pro-Democracy in Iran Rally in Washington, DC on July 18,2009. CORRECTION: Sponsored by the Committee to Protect the Iranian People's WILL. This line started at the United Nations Information Center on K Street to the Interest Office of Iran on Wisconsin Avenue. The music featured is by KIOSK, please support them, their website is www.kiosk-music.com. Please support the Iranian People's struggle for democracy, and urge the UN to hold free and fair elections in ...
Weighing in on the irrational hatred for democracy. This will be part I in a series of videos about democracy. Links to check out: sqworl.com
VOTE FOR "DEMOCRACY IS ...": www.bitfilm.com by Tino Schwanemann (Germany / United States of America) The film is a controversy on democracy. Is our society really democratic? Can everyone be part of it? Or is the act of being part in democracy dependent to the access on technology, progression or any resources of information, like philosophers like Paul Virilio or Jean Baudrillard already claimed? The film is an inventory of our surrounding reality and its goal is to initiate discussions on ...
A video essay of the official chronology of events.
Fourth lecture from the 'Notes Towards a Definition of Communist Culture' Masterclass Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College, 17. June 2009, 3:00pm
There is one value more important than democracy. twitter.com
People unite in 30 cities worldwide to support the people of Iran as they fight for freedom, as they protest oppression, terror, and the brutal atrocities of the Islamic Republic of Iran ... Iran IranElection Ahmadinejad Mousavi IslamicRepublic Candlelight Demonstration Rally Neda Vigil Khamenei Iraq
Compare the Attributes of Liberty vs. 'Soft' Tyranny at www.StreamingLiberty.com
End this myth! Check out my channel for other videos.
Democracy was created by Terrorists... This video is Dedicated to the Detention Ofiicer Allan D. Hale who tortured me while in jail. Dedicated to the corporation called DPS and Border Patrol who beat and tazed Pastor Anderson and who also run unconstitutional border checkpoints. Dedicated to the fraud revenue courts and revenue generators. The day is coming and it may be sooner than YOU think! VIVA VOCE 4409
In this video, made for the Oslo freedom Forum 2009, Hans Rosling talks about the difficulty in measuring progress in Human Rights in the form of comparable numerical statistics. He also shows the surprisingly weak correlation between existing estimates for democracy and socio-economic progress. The reason may be that democracy and human rights measurements are badly done. It may also be that democracy and human rights are dimensions of development that are in themselves difficult to assign ...
► European Parliament, Strasbourg - 6 May 2009. It is the last plenary session before the European elections, 4-7 June 2009, and UKIP leader Nigel Farage MEP gives another lesson in Democracy. The parliament's president, Hans-Gert Pöttering reacts by pointing out that the fact Mr Farage...
John Pilger's documentary explores the historic and current relationship of Washington with countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile. Pilger claims that the film "...tells a universal story... analyzing and revealing, through vivid testimony, the story of great power behind its venerable myths. It allows us to understand the true nature of the so-called "war on terror". According to Pilger, the films message is that the greed and power of empire is not invincible and that people power is always the "seed beneath the snow". Pilger interviews several ex-CIA agents who purportedly took part in secret campaigns against democratic countries and who he claims are profiting from the war in Iraq. He investigates the School of the Americas in the US state of Georgia, where General Pinochets torture squads were reportedly trained along with tyrants and death-squad leaders in Haiti, El Salvador, Brazil and Argentina.
More at therealnews.com Noam Chomsky: The best way to move forward is support unionization
Leonard Cohen Live In London - Democracy. Pre-Order the Album and DVD here. www.amazon.com
www.Tapesh-2012.com is a team of young artists from Iran, Germany and Great Britain. since 2 years, the team is fighting with music, concerts and videos for Democracy and Human Rights in Iran and the Middle East. for more information visit www.tapesh-2012.com
Short movie about Democracy (in Ghana). A production in collaboration with AIM (Komenda).
Tsering Choden's entry from Kathmandu, Nepal for the Democracy Video Challenge - www.videochallenge.america.gov CREDITS Concept - Tsering Choden, Yanik Shrestha Music - Pravin Chettri Lyrics - Lyrics InThePenDense Performers - Lyrics InThePenDense Translation - Vikash Pradhan ...
"Democracy" produced in 1945 by Encyclopedia Britannica. A look at the WW2 generation film teaches the student the of meaning of democracy; develops keen appreciation for the meaning of democracy by analyzing 4 major concepts on which exists substantial body of general agreement. Further, the film points out that true democracy is characterized by at least 2 signs. Learn about the press. Newspaper checks: 1) Balanced presentations. 2) Disclosure of sources. 3) Competence of staff. With the teachers Union in place within America for the last several decades, you can bet that no student ever learned this stuff in a public school. Instead, they are taught the political correctness doctrine. A doctrine that in itself, will divide the very cohesion of these United States of America. Now with Obama as President, you can bet that the dumbing down will continue until that day America will rename itself the "United States Socialist Republic." A name true to it's form of governance. Don't forget to watch the film "Despotism" produced in 1946 by Encyclopedia Britannica. Learn what your government can do to YOU if not kept in check by an educated public. So ask yourself, why does the teachers Union dumb down education? Is it about money or politics, or both?
Country: SPAIN. The main difference between Democracy and other political systems is not that democracy is more just, more free and more equal. We all know that there are democracies, and have been democracies, that are not just nor give liberty or equality. In our opinion, the essence of democracy, that which distinguishes it from other alternatives and raises it to it's pure form, is that everyone can participate in it simply by right of being human. This acknowledgment of each person as ...
Country: India, South & Central Asia Democracy is...
Our system of government was never intended to be a democracy. Although many believe that we live in one, they have never been asked to vote on the decisions made by said government. Yet they believe that they are empowered just the same. We are not.