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Video: Edward Snowdon at TED Conference

Video: Edward Snowdon at TED Conference

Mar 18, 2014

Mar 18, 2014 Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of the internet in our lives — and the laws that protect it. “Your rights matter,” he say, “because you never...

Music as a language – Victor Wooten

Music as a language – Victor Wooten

May 9, 2013

Music is a powerful communication tool–it causes us to laugh, cry, think and question. Bassist and five-time Grammy winner, Victor Wooten, asks us to approach music the same way we learn verbal language–by embracing mistakes and playing as often as possible.  Lesson by Victor Wooten, produced by TED-Ed. View full lesson:...

Video: Walk for Peace June 30

Video: Walk for Peace June 30

Jun 25, 2012

Saturday June 30th join the thousands who will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Vancouver’s famous Walk for Peace. The day kick off at Kits Beach at 12 noon for a 1:00 pm walk across the Burrard Street Bridge to the Sunset Beach entertainment stage in the West End. In 1982, against the escalating nuclear arms race, many diverse groups came together to...

Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot

Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot

May 4, 2012

A Greener, Less Anthropocentric Envisioning A poetic reflection on the tininess of our world in the universe, but the wonder and horror of it up close. Share

Shallow Waters: song by 10-yr-old Ta’Kaiya Blaney

Shallow Waters: song by 10-yr-old Ta’Kaiya Blaney

Apr 30, 2012

10 year old Ta’Kaiya Blaney is Sliammon First Nation from B.C., Canada. Along with singing, songwriting, and acting, she is concerned about the environment, especially the preservation of marine and coastal wildlife. Shallow Waters was a semi-finalist in the 2010 David Suzuki Songwriting Contest, Playlist for the Planet....

12-yr-old Victoria Grant on corrupt banking

12-yr-old Victoria Grant on corrupt banking

Apr 30, 2012

12-year old Victoria Grant explains why her homeland, Canada, and most of the world, is in debt. April 27, 2012 at the Public Banking in America Conference, Philadelphia, PA. For more information see publicbankinginstitute.org or...

Tax Cuts for the Rich: Nick Hanauer

Tax Cuts for the Rich: Nick Hanauer

Mar 22, 2012

Here is the much-talked-about TED talk on inequality given by Nick Hanauer. Share

Beagle Freedom Success

Beagle Freedom Success

Jan 13, 2012

Produced by The Beagle Freedom Project Jun 14, 2011 The Beagle Freedom Project’s second rescue of beagles who have lived their entire lives inside a research laboratory. These beagles have known nothing except the confines of metal cages. They have known no soft human touch, no warm bed, no companionship, no love. They have never been outside or sniffed a...

A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945 – by Isao Hashimoto

Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project's "Trinity" test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan's nuclear tests in May of 1998. This leaves out North Korea's two alleged...

Rule of Law in an Age of Terror – Parts 1 & 2

These two videos are courtesy of Pasifik.ca – Community Media & Perpetual Polls – The Essence of Direct Democracy. Dennis Edney, who was Omar Khadr's Lawyer for eight years, talks about the "War on Terror", his visits to Guantanamo to see Omar where witnessed the continued building of that illegal prison, and his frustration with...