Ilan Pappe on Palestine and Noam Chomsky

March 25, 2015 § Leave a comment

Ilan Pappe talks to Frank Barat about the Israeli elections and “On Palestine” his book with Noam Chomsky.

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (2015) – Watch Here

March 14, 2015 § Leave a comment

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia: This is an unashamedly opinionated film. In Gore Vidal’s America, the political coup has already happened. The right have triumphed and the human values of the liberals have been consigned to history. But how did this happen and who organized it? In this film Gore Vidal’s acerbic, opinionated and informed approach rips away at the facade of the new America. The film dramatizes Gore’s political views and his concern at the present state of American democracy using interviews and historical footage of his famous appearances on television and talk shows over the last fifty years. In the recently filmed interviews Gore examines the course of American history and policy making and draws dramatic conclusions on the fate of the nation in the modern age.

Our World: Rojava

March 4, 2015 § 1 Comment

Is the Middle East’s newest country a territory called “Rojava”? Out of the chaos of Syria’s civil war, mainly Kurdish leftists have forged an egalitarian, multi-ethnic mini-state run on communal lines. But with ISIS Jihadists attacking them at every opportunity — especially around the beleaguered city of Kobane, how long can this idealistic social experiment last? From the frontlines to the refugee camps, Mehran Bozorgnia filmed in Rojava for the BBC’s Our World and has gained exclusive access and a revealing snapshot of Syria’s secret revolution.

Basic Income: A Transformative Policy for India

March 4, 2015 § Leave a comment

In what may be a unique social experiment, three pilot basic income schemes were conducted in India between 2010 and 2013, in which over 6,000 men, women and children received universal, equal and completely unconditional monthly cash payments. Guy Standing reports on the main outcomes, looking at the effects on sanitation, nutrition, health, schooling, economic activity, women’s status, specific vulnerable groups, and social attitudes more broadly.

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Robert Skidelsky – The Future of Work

February 7, 2015 § Leave a comment

Lord Robert Skidelksy’s keynote presentation, The Future of Work. Presented at the 12th International Post-Keynesian Conference. Recorded Saturday, September 27, 2014.

Paul Davidson – Keynes’s Forgotten Lessons

February 6, 2015 § Leave a comment

INET Executive Director Robert Johnson talks with Journal of Post Keynesian Economics co-founder Paul Davidson about Davidson’s book The Keynes Solution: The Path to Global Economic Prosperity.

Davidson discusses Keynes’s oft-forgotten insights into the foundational assumptions of economics. Classical economists were treated as “Euclidians in a non-Euclidian world,” Davidson says. “When they saw parallel lines intersecting they rebuked them for intersecting.” Keynes saw that the problem with Euclidean economics was what he called uncertainty, meaning the idea that the future cannot be predicted from the past — an insight that modern economics too often ignores.

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Bitter Lake: Adam Curtis – Watch Here

January 26, 2015 § Leave a comment

Adam Curtis has released another brilliant film, perhaps his finest. Bitter Lake is long, but it’s worth it. It’s visually stunning and examines history in Curtis’s usual manner, with a focus on incompetence, irrationality, complexity, the surreal, the absurd, and the macabre. He’s perfected his form of storytelling and woven together strands from previous films into one epic.

Adam Curtis’s latest film is available on the iPlayer, for Brits, for another 29 days; but for those outside Britain, you might want to watch it quickly on youtube before it’s taken down.

If the video is down please try here at the Daily Motion site.

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