The NHS is hanging by a thread

7 November 2016 — 38 Degrees

Jeremy Hunt doesn’t want you to watch this video – it proves the NHS is hanging on a thread. Millions of us are reading this today. And if we all watch the video and share it with our friends and family, we’ll get the word out:

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Video: The ‘Greater Danger’ Election Debate

8 November 2016 – TRNN

Bruce Dixon and Bill Curry debate whether Trump or Clinton is the greater danger, and if people should vote Green

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Video: Whether Clinton or Trump, Tensions Will Escalate with China and Russia Under Next U.S. President By John Pilger

3 November 2016 — TRNN

Journalist John Pilger tells Paul Jay that the very real prospect of another World War is not being taken seriously by the American media

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Video: Iceland’s Pirate Party Wins Big Gains in Parliamentary Election

31 October 2016 — TRNN

The Reykjavik Grapevine’s Paul Fontaine discusses the possible outcomes after Saturday’s parliamentary vote

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TRIPS: The Story of How Intellectual Property Became Linked to Trade (7/7)

31 October 2016 — TRNN

Professor Peter Drahos says a global effort will be needed to keep knowledge in the public domain

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Video: Rebels of the 9th Art A documentary film by Nicoletta Fagiolo

30 October 2016 — Youtube

Rebels of the 9th Art A documentary film by Nicoletta Fagiolo, 2009, 24images.

A rising generation of African editorial cartoonists is addressing corruption, violence and the difficulties of daily life What are their styles? Who are their heroes? What is the “African angle” they portray? How do they see the west? What censorship issues do they face? Why are cartoonists in Africa assaulted, jailed, sacked, banned and even assassinated? And some even forced to flee into exile?

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TRIPS: The Story of How Intellectual Property Became Linked to Trade (5/7)

28 October 2016 — TRNN

Professor Peter Drahos explains the TRIPS Agreement gave multinational corporate owners of intellectual property rights a global form of private taxing power (inc. transcript)

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TRIPS: The Story of How Intellectual Property Became Linked to Trade (6/7)

30 October 2016 — TRNN

Professor Peter Drahos says the story of the trade agreement is not just a story of power, it’s also a story of clever psychology

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TRIPS: The Story of How Intellectual Property Became Linked to Trade (4/7)

27 October 2016 — TRNN

The globalization of intellectual property rights will not improve trade, competition, or the livelihood of workers; it leads to underdevelopment, says professor Peter Drahos (inc. transcript)

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TRIPS: The Story of How Intellectual Property Became Linked to Trade (3/7)

26 October 2016 — TRNN

Countries like India and Brazil saw early on how excessive monopoly protection due to intellectual property rights would be an impediment to development, says professor Peter Drahos (inc. transcript)

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TRIPS: The Story of How Intellectual Property Became Linked to Trade (2/7)

25 October 2016 —TRNN

The architects of this trade agreement saw great profit from controlling the building blocks of the biological and digital technologies of the future, says professor Peter Drahos (inc. transcript)

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TRIPS: The Story of How Intellectual Property Became Linked to Trade (1/7)

24 October 2016 — TRNN

In this 7 part series, Professor Peter Drahos explains how multinationals from US, Europe, and Japan collaborated to create a global platform for multinationals to privatize knowledge

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Video: The Giant Is Falling Official Trailer 2016

10 October 2016 — Youtube

The Giant is Falling takes us through the big political events of recent years that signify the dying days of the ANC in South Africa. Locating the moment when things fell apart as the Marikana Massacre, the film charts the various ways people have collectively responded to the ANC’s failure to deliver on its promises. From the end of the ANC’s special relationship with the trade unions, to the #FeesMustFall student movement, to the more recent crushing electoral losses at the polls for the party of liberation, the film picks at the festering sore of inequality that is making the current status quo untenable.

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Video: 13TH

8 October 2016 — Youtube

The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary 13TH refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis. On Netflix October 7.

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