By David Brin Watch this segment of Neil deGrasse Tyson about America’s decline amid the changing landscape of modern science. I mean it. Watch this and make your uncles and cousins watch it. Half of our economic growth since WWII came from science and technology. This last decade was the first in 60 years in which the […]
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They’re actually doing it – they’re making a movie of Dr. Seuss’ marvelous eco-fable, The Lorax.
And while Occupy Wall Street may speak for the 99 percent… of humans in the US (and maybe even on the planet), there hasn’t been much said so far about the 80 percent – which is how much of the planet’s biomass trees represent.
Well, when Danny DeVito speaks, people tend to listen, and Zac Efron and Taylor Swift are almost as cute animated as they are in real life…
Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme has taken his crew to Occupy Wall Street. In a tight, 15 minute short documentary, he illustrates democracy in action and peaceful protest. Can’t make it to lower Manhattan this week? Let Jonathan Demme’s camera take you there… Like what you just saw? Like us on Facebook for more updates! More on […]
Well, you know… we all want to change the world. But as we work through the next weeks, it’s important to remember where we’ve been, so we can get where we actually want to go, and not get steered down another dead end. One of the wonderful things about this revolution is the […]
Add one more wealthy voice to the mix supporting occupy Wall Street. Willy Nelson and his wife, Annie D’Angelo, have written a poem in support of the Occupy movement. (Video at the end, if you can ‘t wait…) We are the ones with the 99 We stand with humanity Against the insanity We’re the ones […]
Bill Maher got a great rant going at the end of yesterdays show. He just skewers the right-wingers who are (so far unsuccessfully) trying to frame Occupy Wall Street as a bunch of lazy hippies – rather than the reality, that it is an amazingly diverse cross-section of real America. Here’s what he has to […]
What an amazing creative out-pouring we’ve seen over the past few weeks! Now the folks who brought us The Story of Stuff animated short film are in the final stages of preparing their explanation – and they’re program for a sustainable future.
The Story of Broke talks about the myth that America is out of money… pushed by the dinosaurs who have failed, but are too big to adapt and move on.
As they put it, “The United States isn’t broke; we’re the richest country on the planet and a country in which the richest among us are doing exceptionally well. But the truth is, our economy is broken, producing more pollution, greenhouse gasses and garbage than any other country. In these and so many other ways, it just isn’t working. …The Story of Broke calls for a shift in government spending toward investments in clean, green solutions…
On Saturday night in Times Square, Iraq veteran Sgt Shamar Thomas made an impression on New York Police, in an impassioned plea for reason and calm that deflected the angry violence they were bringing to bear on the Occupy Wall Street protesters who had surged through Times Square. “There is no honor in this” Today, Sgt. […]
One thing keeps cropping up as people talk about Occupy Wall Street and why they’re so angry: Corporations have complete dominance of the political process. Thanks to the Supreme Court overturning 90 years of precedent and tossing out all restrictions on corporate political contributions, they can now spend unlimited amounts of money to elect or defeat any politician they choose.
Didn’t know that corporate campaign spending had been turned into a giant free-for-all? That was the Citizens United decision, which changed our political system in huge ways, and it’s why a lot of us are going out today and marching for a society in which people have as much say as corporations.
Josh Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell, the folks who brought us the award-winning documentary Fuel, have done it again – this time around it’s Freedom.
Fracking, the process of blasting deep rock strata to release methane that can then be pumped to the surface and sold as natural gas, is one of the ugliest innovations the energy industry has come up with. And unlike the ugliness of the Alberta Tar Sands, fracking takes place in pristine rural farmlands of the […]
It’s hard to believe it’s been 5 years since the release of Who Killed the Electric Car. And hard to believe how much has turned around in that short time – back then, electric cars were being destroyed, not built. Now, everyone has jumped on the bandwagon. In Revenge of the Electric Car, director Chris […]
It was supposed to be the middle-of-the-road answer to the “global warming sensationalism” of Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth”. But “Skeptical Environmentalist” Bjorn Lomborg’s un-scary climate change documentary, “Cool It”, appears to be anything but sensational. It opened this weekend to the rousing reception of a tree falling in the forest with nobody there. It took […]
Bjorn Lomborg’s documentary, “Cool It”, opens today. Claiming to take a middle ground between climate deniers on the right and fearmongers on the left, it could be a moderate’s dream. Or it could be yet another mishmash of garbled facts and half-baked ideas that doesn’t move the debate forward one iota. And it doesn’t help […]
For years, Bjorn Lomborg was one of the leading climate skeptics. He even authored a book, “The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World“, on the subject. Lomborg has since become a believer in global warming, but he has his own take on it: We’re focusing too much on fear and not enough […]