In this OCLC Research Distinguished Seminar Series presentation, Dan Cohen goes behind the scenes to discuss how the DPLA
was created, how it functions as a portal and platform, what the
staff is currently working on, and what's to come for the young
project and organization.
Download Dan's slides from this presentation and learn more about the OCLC Research
Distinguished Seminar Series.
112 The Crude Gamble of Oil by Rail: Bomb Trains (documentary, 28 Jul 2014)
It's estimated that 9 million barrels of crude oil are moving over
the rail lines of North America at any given moment. Oil trains
charging through Virginia, North Dakota, Alabama, and Canada's
Quebec, New Brunswick, and Alberta provinces have derailed and
exploded, resulting in severe environmental damage and, in the case
of Quebec, considerable human casualties.
A continental oil boom and lack of pipeline infrastructure have
forced unprecedented amounts of oil onto U.S. and Canadian
railroads. With 43 times more oil being hauled along US rail lines
in 2013 than in 2005, communities across North America are bracing
for another catastrophe.
VICE News traveled to the Pacific Northwest to investigate
the rapid expansion of oil-by-rail transport and speak with
residents on the frontline of the battle over bomb trains.
Patrick Cockburn is an Irish journalist who has been a Middle
Eastern correspondent since 1979 for The Financial Times and, presently, The Independent. Cockburn talks about how
an organisation that is a mixture of religious fanaticism and
military expertise created a new state in the Middle East in the
space of a year and asks the question: What are the chances of this
Moderated by Olivia O'Leary (freelance political writer and
broadcaster). Produced & filmed by Clickzoom.
114 The Empire Files: Debate the Debate (panel discussion, 13 Oct 2015)
On 13 Oct 2015, Abby Martin hosted a live analysis of the Democratic Party debate. She was joined by politician Jill P. Carter, who represents Maryland's 41st legislative district of Baltimore City; Jared Ball, assistant professor of communication studies at Morgan State University; Kamau K. Franklin, Southern Regional Director of the American Friends Service Committee; Bhaskar Sunkara, the founding editor and publisher of Jacobin Magazine; and journalist Sarah Jaffe, who co-hosts Dissent magazine's "Belabored" podcast.
115 GoPro: Best of 2015 - The Year in Review (promo, 25 Dec 2015)
Join intellectual giant Noam Chomsky and noted physicist and public intellectual Lawrence Krauss for an intimate evening of conversation at The Origins Project. Science, Mind, and Politics is a candid and unscripted conversation on contemporary issues on the nature of humanity, the power of science and the mind, and global social justice.
117 Lawrence Krauss & Noam Chomsky: Science, Mind, and Politics - Part 2 (Q&A, 22 Mar 2015)
Institute Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Noam Chomsky is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Science. He has received numerous awards for his contribution to the study of linguistics, intellectual history, and philosophy, including the Kyoto Prize, the Helmholtz Medal, and the Dorothy Eldridge Peacemaker Award, among others. A prolific author and public speaker, you can find more information about his publications at Chomsky.info.
Lawrence Krauss is an author, professor, physicist, public intellectual and Director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University. He is called upon to share his views worldwide on many diverse topics and is a sought after speaker for events ranging from the World Economic Forum to the Larry King Show.
The ACLU of Michigan documentary Here's to Flint is a searing examination of the origins of the Flint water crisis and the determined efforts of Flint residents, activists and researchers to learn the truth about the city’s lead-contaminated drinking water.
Based on the work of ACLU of Michigan investigative reporter Curt Guyette, Here's to Flint is an exhaustive probe into how the city was left exposed to lead-tainted drinking water for nearly two years. Featuring in-depth testimonials from Flint residents, activists, and experts talking about their struggles to expose the truth despite government denials, the documentary underscores just how vital it is that citizens be able to hold their leaders accountable.
119 Crimea. The Way Home (documentary, 15 Mar 2015; with English subtitles)
Rossiya 1 news anchor Andrey Kondrashov's documentary on the return of Crimea to Russia, first aired on Russian channel Rossiya 1 and on YouTube on 15 March 2015, exactly one year after Crimeans took to the polls to vote for returning to their Motherland and leaving the Ukraine behind. In this film, Russian President Vladimir Putin's interview segments are interwoven with reconstructions of scenes from the Crimean Spring as well as interviews with people from Crimea commenting on their experiences before, during, and after reunification with Russia. The film was produced over the course of eight months in Sevastopol, Simferopol, Kerch, Yalta and other Crimean localities. A total of 398 hours were shot, of which roughly 2.5 hours were chosen for the film.
The creators of the film were awarded a special jury prize at the annual TEFI Prize for television programs for its "examination of contemporary history" on 25 June 2015.The film was directed by Sergey Kraus.
120 The Empire Files: Chevron vs. the Amazon, Part 1: Inside the Killzone (news documentary, 15 Aug 2016)
A U.S. court has handed another victory to the oil giant Chevron Texaco, in its decades-long battle to avoid paying damages it owes in one of the worst environmental disasters in history.
In the Ecuadorean Amazon, the most biodiverse area of the world, the energy titan deliberately poisoned 5 million acres of pristine habitat and subjected tens of thousands of indigenous peoples to destruction of their health and culture.
In Part 1 of this three-part series, Abby Martin takes The Empire Files inside Chevron Texaco's Amazon killzone to see the areas deemed "remediated" by Chevron, and spoke with people living in the aftermath.
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