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Who: Eric Alterman, PhD What: free public presentation, “What Would Thomas Paine Think? Liberal Values in Obama’s First Year” Where: New York Society for Ethical Culture [travel instruction] 2 West 64th Street (at Central Park West) [map] When: 700 pm, Wednesday, 20 January Cost: FREE and open to the public

I Have a Dream

tags: I Have a Dream, Martin Luther King, Jr., MLK, politics, civil rights, history, United States, streaming video If you live in the USA, then you should know that today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This is my favorite holiday in the States because it celebrates values instead of gross consumerism. It celebrates America’s…

Who: Eric Alterman What: free public presentation, “What Would Thomas Paine Think? Liberal Values in Obama’s First Year” Where: New York Society for Ethical Culture [travel instruction] 2 West 64th Street (at Central Park West) [map] When: 700 pm, Wednesday, 20 January Cost: FREE and open to the public

tags: politics, terrorism, economics, social psychology, Red Brigades, Italy, TEDTalks, TED Talks, Loretta Napoleoni, streaming video Loretta Napoleoni details her rare opportunity to talk to the secretive Italian Red Brigades — an experience that sparked a lifelong interest in terrorism. She gives a behind-the-scenes look at its complex economics, revealing a surprising connection between money…

tags: Right Wing Calls For More Profiling Of Muslims, terrorism, politics, public policy, religion, crackpots, streaming video After you watch this video, you too, will fear for the future of America. It’s simply amazing what passes for logic among the right-wing religious crackpots. In fact, the evidence suggests that religion — any religion — causes…

Santa: the Fascist Years

tags: Santa Claus, Santa the Fascist Years, comedy, humor, funny, satire, holidays, Christmas, politics, streaming video We all think of Santa as “Jolly ole St. Nick.” But who knew that he has a dark hidden past that’s very un-jolly? This short film uncovers and explores Santa’s flirtation with politics and …

Why Do Atheists Care About Religion?

tags: religion, fundamentalism, christianity, Why Do Atheists Care About Religion?, imrational, streaming video How does religion impinge upon each American’s rights? This video should open your eyes to the ridiculous, backwards and utterly nonsensical laws that control our lives because of someone’s religious beliefs.

Food, Inc. (Official Trailer)

tags: Food, Inc., food industry, factory farming, health, documentary, film, movie trailer, Eric Schlosser, streaming video This is the official trailer for a 2008 documentary based on Eric Schlosser’s research (Fast Food Nation DVD or book). It identifies, describes and details the problems of the food industry, its effects upon our health and provides us…

tags: Project Kaisei, Oceanography, North Pacific Gyre, North Pacific Garbage Patch, plastic, pollution, environment, streaming video Underwater videographer, underwater photographer, and author, Annie Crawley joined Scripps Institute of Oceanography and Project Kaisei aboard the New Horizon on a 3 week long expedition to the North Pacific Gyre. They collected data to help find a solution…

tags: Project Kaisei, Oceanography, North Pacific Gyre, North Pacific Garbage Patch, plastic, pollution, environment, streaming video Project Kaisei’s 2009 Expedition. Footage from the Kaisei, one of two research vessels Project Kaisei sent to the North Pacific Gyre in August, 2009 to study the extent of the marine debris problem in the gyre, the impact it…