Carl Sagan: A Path Where No Man Thought (1991)

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C-SPAN Video Library

Dr. Sagan discussed his new book, A Path Where No Man Thought, in which he reviews the threat of nuclear winter and the arms race.

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Conversations with Fidel Castro: The Dangers of a Nuclear War by Fidel Castro Ruz and Michel Chossudovsky

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by Fidel Castro Ruz and Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research
November 13, 2010

Introductory Note

From October 12 to 15, 2010, I had extensive and detailed discussions with Fidel Castro in Havana, pertaining to the dangers of nuclear war, the global economic crisis and the nature of the New World Order. These meetings resulted in a wide-ranging and fruitful interview.

The first part of this interview published by Global Research and Cuba Debate focuses on the dangers of nuclear war.

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Derrick Jensen: The Dominant Culture is Killing the Planet

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Democracy Now!
Nov. 15, 2010

Author and Activist Derrick Jensen: “The Dominant Culture is Killing the Planet…It’s Very Important for Us to Start to Build a Culture of Resistance”

Derrick Jensen has been called the poet-philosopher of the ecological movement. He has written some 15 books critiquing contemporary society and the destruction of the environment. His many books include A Language Older than Words, Endgame, What We Left Behind, Resistance against Empire, and Deep Green Resistance. We play Part I of our conversation with him. “I think a lot of us are increasingly recognizing that the dominant culture is killing the planet,” Jensen says. “I think it’s very important for us to start to build a culture of resistance, because what we’re doing isn’t working, clearly.” [includes rush transcript]

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The 80 Something Club by Philip A. Farruggio

by Philip A. Farruggio
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Dandelion Salad
November 15, 2010

[revised and replaced Mar. 16, 2011]

You can catch them Tuesdays at rush hour in my town of Port Orange. One of the four still has the strength and vigor to stand with his protest sign. The other three have had to resort to bringing folding chairs. Still, what a testimonial to our crazy, apathetic times when 80+ year olds dominate the ranks of progressive protest. Walt arrives the earliest. He is 81 and looks like William Holden would have looked at this age: tall, with wavy white hair that twists with the wind. Walt has spent over 55 years as an activist…. Continue reading

The QE2: Bernanke Prints Again by Sean Fenley + Quantitative Easing Explained

by Sean Fenley
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Dandelion Salad
The Anything and Everything
Nov. 14, 2010

The Federal Reserve’s QE2 is being met with near universally condemnatory reviews. The Fed’s effort to buy up $600 billion in government bonds is being seen as a shot in the dark for the foundering Obama administration. With the “austerity-minded”, Tea Party influenced Republicans measuring the drapes and curtains, for new and improved cushy offices in the United States Capitol; Obama appears to be running an end-around the anticipated policy gridlock that these “preeminently qualified”, so-called stewards of the national public trust are widely anticipated to bring about.

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The Origin of America’s Intellectual Vacuum by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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Truthdig
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