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Mar 27 2009
In the face of many obstacles, we meet a courageous group of women who have organized to change their world.
Throughout India, women are forming 'self-help groups' (SHGs) to combat the many issues facing them. With the great help of Vani Chenguttuwan, we spoke at length with the SHG in Kalugumalai, in the state of Tamil Nadu, about their successes.
These organizations provided on-the-ground support for the women, micro-finance for small-business start-ups, and extensive education in crafts production and marketing - traditional skills enhanced by good business practices.
Produced by PierreTerre.com as part of our public service programming.
Sep 30 2008
Money - where does it come from? Money expert James Bernard Quilligan, Executive Director of the Center for Global Negotiations, describes where U.S. money comes from, and why, even today, all U.S. money comes from the private Federal Reserve Bank, not from the U.S. Treasury. The U.S. currency is to backed only by debt, but this was not always so!
Find out where all that money comes from, with author Krista Keenan.
Aug 05 2007
Hope over fear. With this intention, leading experts on the risks of nuclear weapons, space weaponization, nuclear proliferation, Iran, North Korea and nuclear terrorism gathered to develop a path toward "A World Free of Nuclear Weapons" - a path forward also recently described by George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger, and Sam Nunn in the Wall Street Journal on January 4th, 2007.
Dr. Hans Blix of the Commission on Weapons of Mass Destruction - Introduction by Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute
Jun 13 2006
Dr. Hans Blix, Chairman of the WMD Commission and former Chief Inspector of the IAEA, presents the WMD Commission Report "Weapons of Terror" in Philadelphia, on June 2, 2006 at the National Constitution Center. Dr. Blix provides hope for practical and effective ways of reducing world tensions over Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Nov 01 2004
Jonathan Granoff, Esq., President of the Global Security Institute, describes how a more peaceful world can be achieved without the extraordinary threat of nuclear weapons.
Produced by: Gary Blanchard, 11/1/2004 Language: English Run Time: 30 min. 0 sec. Story Level 2 = Children may need to ask their parents about the meaning of the Story Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 License. Location: National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA.
Jan 02 2013
Narrated visit to the Earthship location northwest of Taos, New Mexico in the US, showing construction techniques. This is a simple narrated video showing a site visit in 2009 by my father and I.
Earthship is a wonderful, creative, beautiful and very sustainable building style pioneered by Michael Reynolds. This video was independently produced without affiliation to Earthship, Garbage Warrior the film or Michael Reynolds....but we think you're all great!
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Run Time: Approx. 9 minutes.
Jan 17 2012
Professor Leo Burke of the University of Notre Dame describes the commons and the benefits of a commons viewpoint in this interview recorded in Berlin, Germany at the commons conference sponsored by the Heinrich Boll Stiftung (Heinrich Boll Foundation) in late 2010.
Students interested in the commons should also read the following article about Professor Burke by another well-know commons expert, Jay Walljasper:
A World that Works for Everyone
By Jay Walljasper
Original article in Notre Dame Magazine:
PUBLISHED: WINTER 2011-12 POSTED IN: CAMPUS & COMMUNITY AND CURRENT AFFAIRS
You would expect Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business to focus its teaching on making profits from the world as it is instead of asking students to explore how to fundamentally change it.
Dec 10 2011
The Occupy Wall Street protests have uncovered what we had refused to see, and asked us to re-look at what had been taken for granted:
We have a good world when we take care of each other, recognize our interdependence, and correct the injustices that erode the fundamental goodness of our society.
Filmed in Late October 2011, we found so many extraordinarily articulate Occupy Wall Street-ers who were willing to say what needed to be said: that we are better when we do not allow a tiny few to degrade the quality of life for many.
Apr 25 2011
Banks create money by making loans. Author and money expert Thomas Greco uses simple analogies to explain how this process works. He also explains how Direct Credit Clearing offers a simple, legal, and effective means for eliminating the need for bank-derived debt using the 'credit commons' approach.
Greco explains how the debt-based money system (within which we unconsciously operate) creates an inevitable cycle of boom-and-bust, because interest payments on debt, in aggregate, inevitably outstrip the value of goods and services.
The resulting urgency to repay debt creates some of the catastrophes of our time: unsustainable usage of resources, overharvesting trees, mining to much, too fast, building houses too often - all to pay-off not only legitimate costs, but also illegitimate bank fees that do nothing productive in the economy.