Starvation in Australia: Utopia’s dirty secret

John Pilger | johnpilger.com

I had a call from Rosalie Kunoth-Monks the other day. Rosalie is an elder of the Arrernte-Alyawarra people, who lives in Utopia, a vast and remote region in the “red heart” of Australia. The nearest town is Alice Springs, more than 200 miles across an ancient landscape of spinifex and swirling skeins of red dust. The first Europeans who came here, perhaps demented by the heat, imagined a white utopia that was not theirs to imagine; for this is a sacred place, the homeland of the oldest, most continuous human presence on earth.

Rosalie was distressed, defiant and eloquent. Her distinction as one unafraid to speak up in a society so often deaf to the cries and anguish of its first people, its singular uniqueness, is well earned. She appears in my 2013 film, Utopia, with a searing description of a discarded people: “We are not wanted in our own country.” She has described the legacies of a genocide: a word political Australia loathes and fears.

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Quote: John Taylor Gatto on school children

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Thought Question: Admitting something

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Peter Joseph: Culture in Decline – Episode 3 – CVD

Originally posted 2014-05-28 17:19:25. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Cartoon: An interesting change in order

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Leymah Gbowee: Unlock the intelligence, passion, greatness of girls

Leymah Gbowee
TED

Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee has two powerful stories to tell — of her own life’s transformation, and of the untapped potential of girls around the world. Can we transform the world by unlocking the greatness of girls?

Leymah Gbowee is a peace activist in Liberia. She led a women’s movement that was pivotal in ending the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003, and now speaks on behalf of women and girls around the world. Full bio »

Originally posted 2013-07-24 05:37:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Brené Brown: Listening to shame

Brené Brown
TED

Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word.

Brené Brown studies vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. Full bio »

Originally posted 2012-03-17 20:41:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Critical Thinking

Source: YouTube

A look at some of the principles of critical thinking.

Originally posted 2014-06-14 11:17:50. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Cartoon: End of bipartism

Credit: Eneko [Translation: The end of Bipartism]

Credit: Eneko
[Translation: End of Bipartism]

Originally posted 2014-12-13 20:10:17. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Nicholas Christakis: The hidden influence of social networks

Nicholas Christakis
TED

We’re all embedded in vast social networks of friends, family, co-workers and more. Nicholas Christakis tracks how a wide variety of traits — from happiness to obesity — can spread from person to person, showing how your location in the network might impact your life in ways you don’t even know.

Nicholas Christakis explores how the large-scale, face-to-face social networks in which we are embedded affect our lives, and what we can do to take advantage of this fact Full bio »

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Quote: William Hazlitt on concealing our own defects

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Quote: Humility

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Fault Lines : Robot wars

Faulty Lines
Al Jazeera

What is the role of robots and drones in wars and how will they shape the future of the US military?

Originally posted 2012-09-30 13:48:29. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Great Global Warming Swindle

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TEDxSalzburg – Barbara Prainsack – Crowdsourcing Medicine

Barbara Prainsack
TED

Barbara Prainsack is a Professor in Sociology and Politics of Bioscience at Brunel University London, Great Britain.

Originally posted 2012-02-11 06:08:29. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Beautiful Truth

Raised on a wildlife reserve in Alaska, 15-year-old Garrett was interested in the dietary habits of the farm animals. After the tragic death of his mother, Garrett’s father decided to home-school his son and assigned a book written by Dr. Max Gerson that proposed a direct link between diet and a cure for cancer.

Fascinated, Garrett embarks in this documentary on a cross-country road trip to investigate The Gerson Therapy. He meets with scientists, doctors and cancer survivors who reveal how it is in the best interest of the multi-billion dollar medical industry to dismiss the notion of alternative and natural cures.

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Originally posted 2013-03-27 21:16:44. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Growing Change – documentary trailer

Available on DVD at www.growingchange.com.au

Originally posted 2012-06-02 14:06:01. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Kinsey’s Paedophiles Video

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Feds paid $709,000 to academic who studies how glaciers are sexist

Andrew Follett | cfact.org

Academics at the University of Oregon have determined that glaciers and the science that studies them are deeply sexist.

“Merging feminist postcolonial science studies and feminist political ecology, the feminist glaciology framework generates robust analysis of gender, power, and epistemologies in dynamic social-ecological systems, thereby leading to more just and equitable science and human-ice interactions,” reads the paper’s abstract. The research was published in the peer-reviewed journal Progress in Human Geography in January.

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Carl Jung – Anima Projection

Excerpt from “Man & His Symbols” on the negative aspect of the anima in the male psyche. The Positive Aspect of The Anima:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTSz0P6KJrw

Originally posted 2012-02-18 04:36:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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