In this fascinating conversation, Guardian writer Owen Jones picks the accomplished, hyper intelligent Naomi Klien’s brain on the future of civilisation. Speaking from her book (which I highly recommend) ‘No is not enough’ Klien aptly describes why oppositional politics is dead. “It’s not good enough to be anti Trump, to say Brexit is worse than staying in the EU full-stop” There needs to be a compelling vision … Continue reading Naomi Klien On Trump And The Climate Clock
This riveting documentary records the birth of the post World War economic order to the financial crisis of 2008 and draws striking comparisons between the fall of the Roman Empire and our time now. The Roman empire ended in a period of decadence, when power and money was concentrated to the few. The Four Horseman shows how our global debt-based economy, rigged financial system and private control of … Continue reading How Corporations Bought Our Democracy
Mihir Desai professor at Harvard Business School discusses how the world of finance has become broken and corrupted by indifference and greed. In this clip he argues that while general dislike and animosity towards finance is mostly justified, financial services and investment are industries we cannot live without. Whether it be saving to go to college, grow businesses or the ability to purchase home finance is … Continue reading Harvard Professor Explains Why Finance Doesn’t Work
What makes a video go viral? Is it a formula or is it just something elusive and unpredictable? trying to make content that will go viral can be a dangerous game for content creators, limiting their creativity or trying to tailor their talents to what they think people like, rather than just trusting their gut with what is actually good content. Unfortunately we have an … Continue reading What Makes A Video Go Viral?
Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses the ignominious dismissal of science in the political arena. Arguing that if those in power think that science is just an opinion and begin to implement policy and legislation in that vein, then that is beginning of the unravelling of an informed democracy. If the scientific method is reduced to something that people think is an opinion and is thought to … Continue reading Why Science is Bigger Than Politics
I am in a genuine state of hurt and dismay but not surprise at the news of the election. I have said since The DNC disingenuously made Hillary the candidate that I didn’t think she would beat Trump. This article is a great summation. We must now more than ever unite around Progressive politics and the movements that unite us: “If Trump is a fascist, as … Continue reading Stand Your Ground And Fight
Susan Sarandon speaks to BBC Newsnight on why she’s not backing Hillary Clinton in the Presidential election. In this eloquent interview, Sarandon discusses the importance of voting your values not your fears and why she is backing Green Party Candidate Jill Stein for President. “I don’t Vote with my Vagina” was her response when asked would she not be proud of having a first woman … Continue reading “I Don’t Vote With My Vagina” – Why You Should Vote on Policy & Not Identity Politics
Kuwaiti activist Nasser Dashti confronts the hypocrisy of Salafi/Wahhabi critiques of ISIS and its ideology live on Kuwaiti television. Further, he has the bravery to call for the removal of religion from public life in a country where leaving Islam is punishable by death. Many Reports have documented the growing undercurrent of disillusionment with Theocracy in the Gulf States. And with the rise of social media, … Continue reading Arab World’s Rising Tides of Secularism
In this short clip of Intelligence Squared’s debate “Millennials Don’t Stand A Chance” the speakers discuss the modern generations attitude to activism. If Martin Luther King was marching in 2016 would thousands of people click attending on Facebook only not to show up on the day? Has the Millennial generation become more naive by social media or do they have the same traits as previous generations … Continue reading Do Millennials Confuse “Clicktivism” with Real Activism?
The clock is ticking. Welfare economics has eroded in the West as Multinational Companies have taken full advantage of globalisation and far surpassed the wealth of many democratic States. Conflict & economic insecurity have fuelled the largest mass migration crisis in history. But the question, is this simply the natural consequence of our global economic system? Why do we look at issues of war/economy/migration/climate change … Continue reading The Necessity Of New Ideas