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Tuesday, 09 October 2012 21:23 Vicki Arroyo Videos
Set aside the politics: Data shows that climate change is happening, measurably, now. And as Vicki Arroyo says, it's time to prepare our homes and cities for the new climate, with its increased risk of flooding, drought and uncertainty. She illustrates this inspiring talk with bold projects from cities all over the world - local examples of thinking ahead.

The climate is quickly changing. Scientists increasingly talk of a new period in the Earth's history, the "anthropocene", in which human impact on the planet has become dominant.

Yet we remain unprepared to deal with the consequences: specifically, the disruption and cost. Lawyer Vicki Arroyo, the executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center, works on climate mitigation and adaptation policies as viable solutions to climate change’s inevitable disruptions to current practices.

 
Monday, 30 January 2012 19:53 Socialist Project Videos
Austerity, Finance, and the Polarization of Wealth

Toronto: 18 January 2012 - Over the last several decades, inequality has been steadily increasing, with the 1% enjoying ever higher concentrations of wealth, while members of the 99% experience greater poverty.

What are the underlying factors that lead to this polarization of wealth? How do our economic and financial policies favour capital over ordinary people? How has the situation worsened since the financial meltdown?

Who is paying the price and why?

As Millionaire Mayor Ford and Toronto City Council meet to discuss and vote on massive budget cuts, we explore the underlying structures that lead to such backward decisions with renowned speakers:

 
Wednesday, 01 September 2010 00:00 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Videos

The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation has collaborated with a remarkable teenage filmmaker to create a new video that debunks the Cold War theory that nuclear weapons make us secure.

Called “The Myth of Deterrence,” the five-minute video challenges the dangerous idea that has been at the heart of U.S. foreign policy and nuclear strategy for many decades.

It was scripted by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation President David Krieger and Director of Programs Rick Wayman, together with filmmaker Erik Choquette.

“The major point of this short video is that deterrence is a theory, and its reliability is a myth,” said Dr. Krieger. “Deterrence cannot be relied upon for protection. It can fail at any moment, and the consequences of failure would be catastrophic. A true understanding of the limits of deterrence provides a powerful argument for eliminating nuclear weapons globally.”
 

 
Friday, 06 August 2010 00:00 Hans Rosling Videos

Hans Rosling on Global Population GrowthThe world's population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years - and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check population growth.

This is the paradoxical answer that Hans Rosling unveils at TED@Cannes using colorful new data display technology.
Even the most worldly and well-traveled among us will have their perspectives shifted by Hans Rosling.

A professor of global health at Sweden's Karolinska Institute, his current work focuses on dispelling common myths about the so-called developing world, which (he points out) is no longer worlds away from the West.

In fact, most of the Third World is on the same trajectory toward health and prosperity, and many countries are moving twice as fast as the west did.
 

 
Thursday, 11 March 2010 18:00 North American Muslim Foundation Videos

Debate on the topic of 'Women in the Bible & the Quran' between Tabasum Hussain, Phd; from London, UK and Mary Jo Sharp, MA; of Texas, USA.This is the first video in a 16 part series of a major Debate on the topic of 'Women in the Bible & the Quran' between Tabasum Hussain, Phd; from London, UK and Mary Jo Sharp, MA; of Texas, USA.

The following is an excerpt from an article discussing the Debate from The Canadian Charger, by Scott Stockdale.

A Christian and a Muslim scholar found a lot to disagree on during a debate, at the North American Muslim Foundation (NAMF) Islamic Center in Toronto recently.

 
Monday, 28 December 2009 18:00 Jesse Freeston Videos

ImageHonduras Video Documenting Fraudulent Reporting of Voter Totals - A few days after the election, video journalist Jesse Freeston of the Real News was able to get into the TSE headquarters and produced a video documenting fraudulent reporting of voter totals, designed to create the illusion that Hondurans had not boycotted the election.

This documentation is important in demonstrating to the international community that these elections should never be recognized as legitimate in any way. But it is totally unnecessary for Hondurans themselves, who knew long before the elections ever took place that they would be a sham, and had that knowledge confirmed on Nov. 29th. As the human rights organizations explained in their Nov. 28th document:

 

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