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091 PRISM Whistleblower: Edward Snowden In his Own Words (interview, 9 Jun 2013)

Free Press Foundation via YouTube

The Guardian/UK and Washington Post have been reporting on extraordinary revelations about previously secret massive NSA surveillance programs that invade the privacy of Americans and those abroad. The whistleblower and source to the stories about the PRISM surveillance program revealed himself in this video as 29-year-old Edward Snowden. This is his story, told in his own words.

Read full transcript at PolicyMic.


092 Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Mike Rogers Walk Away from Questioning on Fourth Amendment (reporter questions legislators, 9 Jun 2013)

The Washington Stakeout via YouTube

Sam Husseini questioned Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Mike Rogers, the chairs of the Senate and House intelligence committees, as they walked out of ABC studios, stating:

Many Americans are concerned about the revelations of this week [i.e., the NSA surveillance revelations made by Edward Snowden] and how they square with the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution. Let's start there. What does the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution say?

Feinstein said it was "protection against search and seizure," which is true but very limited. Husseini tried to interject, "the measure is probable cause," but Feinstein went on at some length about the alleged legality of the programs that became public this week, while avoiding the question of their Constitutionality.

The Fourth Amendment states:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

According to Husseini, "that would seem to totally contradict the programs exposed this week. It's as though the government photocopies all of your papers."

In the course of Husseini's trying to get the legislators to address the Fourth Amendment, Husseini attempted to read it, which didn't seem as though it was to their liking and they walked away.


093 I Am Bradley Manning (solidarity campaign, 18 Jun 2013)

I Am Bradley via YouTube

This work was produced by independent volunteers in collaboration with the Bradley Manning Support Network.

Maggie Gyllenhaal
Roger Waters
Oliver Stone
Daniel Ellsberg
Phil Donahue
Michael Ratner
Alice Walker
Tom Morello
Matt Taibbi
Peter Sarsgaard
Angela Davis
Molly Crabapple
Tim DeChristopher
LT Dan Choi
Bishop George Packard
Russell Brand
Allan Nairn
Chris Hedges
Wallace Shawn
Adhaf Soueif
Josh Stieber
Michael Ratner


094 Brazil: Reporter Tells How Police Brutality Has Marked the Protests (news report, 16 Jun 2013)

TV Folha via YouTube

The fierce police crackdown in Brazil witnessed in response to largely peaceful demonstrations has spurred international attention and support to the nationwide protest.

This video, by Brazil's Folha de Sao Paulo, gives a reporter's account of being shot in the face with a rubber bullet while covering the protests. By turning on Closed Caption you can watch with English subtitles.

Also visit Free Fare Movement - Brazil.


095 Brazil: Rio Protests (news report, 21 Jun 2013)

Dom Phillips via YouTube

Video report from Joe Carter and Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro.

On June 20, 2013, a crowd authorities estimated at 300,000 (and that organizers estimated at over a million) marched in Rio de Janeiro - the latest in a series of protests that have swept across Brazilian cities. These demonstrations began in São Paulo as a protest against bus fare increases, but they have quickly become the outlet for Brazilian frustrations and grievances concerning everything from corruption in business and politics to failing heath and education services.

The protest in Rio had been peaceful but as the march neared the Town Hall, a confrontation began. There are various versions as to why, but Brazil's Folha de S. Paulo newspaper said protestors began throwing objects and police fired tear gas indiscriminantly into the crowd. It was after this that the scenes of controntation shown here took place. Later, after the camera was switched off, police used tear gas and stun bombs to clear people from the Cinelândia and Lapa areas of central Rio. Lapa is home to many of Rio's bars and clubs.


096 The Tax Free Tour (documentary, 25 Mar 2013)

VPRO International via YouTube

"Where do multinationals pay taxes and how much?" Gaining insight from international tax experts, Backlight director Marije Meerman, takes a look at tax havens, the people who live there and the routes along which tax is avoided globally.

Those routes go by resounding names like 'Cayman Special', 'Double Irish', and 'Dutch Sandwich'. A financial world operates in the shadows surrounded by a high level of secrecy. A place where sizeable capital streams travel the world at the speed of light and avoid paying tax. The Tax Free Tour is an economic thriller mapping the systemic risk for governments and citizens alike. Is this the price we have to pay for globalised capitalism?

At the same time, the free online game Taxodus by Femke Herregraven is launched. In the game, the player can select the profile of a multinational and look for the global route to pay as little tax as possible.

Research: William de Bruijn
Photography: Jean Counet
Editing: Bart van den Broek
Sound: Tim van Peppen, Benny Jansen, Joris van Ballegoijen
Producer: Marie Schutgens


097 Nightvision (time-lapse video, Aug 2013)

Luke Shepard via Vimeo

Nightvision is a celebration of the brilliance and diversity of architecture found across Europe. Over the course of three months Luke Shepard journeyed with a friend through 36 cities in 21 countries with the ambition of capturing some of the greatest European structures in a new and unique way. Comprised of thousands of carefully taken photographs, strung together and stabilized in post-production, Nightvision aims to inspire appreciation for these man-made landmarks.

Director: Luke Shepard

Assitant Director: Henry Farrow Miller

Music: Outro by M83

Canon 5D Mark III
Zeiss 18mm f/3.5
Zeiss 21mm f/2.8
Zeiss 25mm f/2
Zeiss 35mm f/1.4
Canon 8-15mm Fisheye f/4
Canon 24-105mm f/4

Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Bridge


098 Conversations with Great Minds: Interview with Jeff Cohen, Part 1 - How has the end of Fairness Doctrine affected news? (interview, 19 Aug 2013)

Conversations With Great Minds with Thom Hartmann via YouTube

Thom Hartmann interviews Jeff Cohen, journalist, media critic, professor, and founder of Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR), a media watchdog group. Cohen was formerly a lawyer for the ACLU. He has written five books criticizing media bias; most were co-authored with Norman Solomon.


099 Q&A on Egypt (discussion, 4 Oct 2013)

MIT ESA via YouTube

This event took place on 4 October 2013 in Kresge Auditorium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. It was sponsored by MIT's Egyptian Student Association.


100 The Myth of Human Progress and the Collapse of Complex Societies (lecture, 22 Oct 2013)

Moravian College Tube via YouTube

Christopher Lynn "Chris" Hedges, a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist specializing in politics and society, spoke at Moravian College on Tuesday, October 22. Hedges is the seventh Peace and Justice Scholar in Residence at Moravian College. His talk was drawn from his most recent book, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.

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