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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.
Nov 20 2007
An amazing, award-winning video (v2.0) by (then) child-filmmakers Stephen and Trace, about nuclear weapons.
Please watch with your children, please forward so children see this wonderful short film, re-broadcast with permission from Trace's Mom.
Stephen and Trace (now much older teenagers) were disappointed in the amount of information their school taught about the U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. So, they decided to find out more all on their own! Now they share with you what they found.
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.
Jul 16 2007
James Bernard Quilligan, of the Center for Global Negotiations interviews Frithjof Finkbeiner of the Global Marshall Plan initiative, a stunning vision of how to meet the needs of all humanity globally.
Part II describes the Global Marshall Plan initiative's approach for establishing and meeting global environmental targets through an Eco-Social Marketplace.
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.
Nov 03 2012
For decades, Rotary Clubs around the world have focused on one goal - the Eradication of Polio. In India, this required one of the largest civilian mobilizations in human history.
Together with many groups, here is how they did it.
The lesson from their efforts is simple and clear:
We can achieve any goal, complete any great work we set out to do.
Run Time: 8 minutes