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John Oliver on America's Income Inequality

Picture credit: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Video John Oliver is priceless in this episode of Last Week Tonight where he talks about America's income inequality, wealth concentration amongst the elites and the racial discrepancy in wealth distribution. US President Barack Obama famously identified income inequality as the defining challenge facing his country at the end of 2013, but quickly backtracked on the assertion, after Democrats appeared to be split on the issue. Needless to say, Obama’s spineless response to the pressure from...

Obama's Great Sin: Normalising the War on Terror

Picture credit: White House (Pete Souza)/Wikimedia Commons Video Society has changed dramatically, says New York Times journalist James Risen, as he comments on the freedoms that have been ceded to national security since 9/11. The great sin of Barack Obama has been to normalise the War on Terror - to take something that was an ad hock series of emergency panicked moves by Dick Cheney and George Bush and normalise them. Part of that is the approach to the press and the development of false narratives, such as the narrative of Iraqi weapons of mass...

From Tree Hugging to Terrorism: The Shocking Move to Criminalise Nonviolent Protest

Picture credit: Earth First Journal Video In 2002, investigative journalist and TED Fellow Will Potter decided to take a break from his regular beat, writing about shootings and murders for the Chicago Tribune. He went to help a local group campaigning against animal testing: "I thought it would be a safe way to do something positive," he says. Instead, he was arrested. Potter relates the bizarre tale of how animal rights activists and conservationists have become the FBI’s number one domestic terrorism threat in...

The Day the Electricity Price Dropped below Zero in Germany

Picture credit: U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nadine Y. Barclay/Wikimedia Commons Video On a single Sunday in May this year, Germany was able to obtain nearly 75 percent of its electricity from renewable resources. By noon that day, electricity prices went negative. Small producers such as small businesses, families and co-ops are producing large amounts of wind and solar energy at near zero marginal cost, which is fed into the grid. Renewable energy technologies have sprung up in tandem with information technology heralding a move away from energy being supplied by large...

How Eskom's Coal Is Killing People on the Highveld

Picture credit: Screenshot from Clear the Air Video Recent research from the World Health Organisation reveals that air pollution is responsible for one in eight deaths globally. For people living on the Highveld in South Africa, these statistics represent a genuine threat. People in the Highveld suffer disproportionately from health problems directly related to pollution from Eskom’s coal-fired power stations in the region. Instead of trying to address the problem, Eskom has applied to the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) for...

Shift Change: How Worker Owned Co-ops Can Produce a More Just Economy

Picture credit: Shift Change Video At a time when many people are disillusioned with big banks and big business, and growing inequity, employee ownership offers a real solution for workers and communities. Shift Change is a new documentary that features worker-owned enterprises in North America and Mondragon, Spain. Through on-camera interviews and visits to the factory floor, filmmakers Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young capture the spirit of diverse cooperatives - bakeries, fair trade coffee and chocolate wholesalers,...