Van Jones: The economic injustice of plastic

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TEDtalksDirector | January 21, 2011 Van Jones lays out a case against plastic pollution from the perspective of social justice. Because plastic trash, he shows us, hits poor people and poor countries “first and worst,” with consequences we all share no matter where we live and what we earn. At TEDxGPGP, he offers a few powerful ideas to help us reclaim our throwaway planet.

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WikiLeaks: Why It Matters. Why It Doesn’t?

[note: replaced video Sept. 17, 2014]


A panel of leading thinkers explores WikiLeaks and its implications for access to information, security, first amendment rights, innovation, and more.

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The Spectre Haunting Europe: Debt Defaults, Austerity, and Death of the “Social Europe” Model by Prof. Michael Hudson and Prof. Jeffrey Sommers

by Prof. Michael Hudson and Prof. Jeffrey Sommers
Global Research
January 18, 2011

A spectre is haunting Europe: the illusion that Latvia’s financial and fiscal austerity is a model for other countries to emulate. Bankers and the financial press are asking governments from Greece to Ireland and now Spain as well: “Why can’t you be like Latvia and sacrifice your economy to pay the debts that you ran up during the financial bubble?” The answer is, they can’t – without an economic, demographic and political collapse that will only make matters worse.

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