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071 NASA Lands Car-Size Rover Beside Martian Mountain (Mission Control coverage, 05 Aug 2012)

NASAtelevision via YouTube

NASA's most advanced Mars rover Curiosity has landed on the Red Planet. The one-ton rover, hanging by ropes from a rocket backpack, touched down onto Mars Sunday, 05 Aug 2012, to end a 36-week flight and begin a two-year investigation.

The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft that carried Curiosity succeeded in every step of the most complex landing ever attempted on Mars, including the final severing of the bridle cords and flyaway maneuver of the rocket backpack.

For more information on the mission, visit: NASA: Mars and NASA: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL).

The mission may also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.


072 The Hidden Costs of Hamburgers (animated short, 2012)

via YouTube

Americans love hamburgers - they each eat an average of three a week. But what are the hidden costs? It turns out that livestock create about as much greenhouse gas pollution as cars, planes and other forms of transport. They also take a heavy environmental toll on land and water worldwide. Learn more in this animated short from the Center for Investigative Reporting.

Carrie Ching: Director/Producer/Reporter
Sarah Terry-Cobo: Reporter/Narrator
Arthur Jones: Illustrator/Animator


073 The Politics of Squares (lecture and panel discussion, 02 May 2012)

London School of Economics via YouTube

Chair: Catherine Fieschi

Speaker(s): Professor Helmut K Anheier, Professor Mary Kaldor, Ahmed Naguib, Laurie Penny

As part of the launch of the tenth anniversary edition of the Global Civil Society yearbook, two of its founding editors discuss the radicalisation of civil society with Ahmed Naguib and Laurie Penny, and ask what is new about the current politics of squares.

Helmut K Anheier is dean at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, and one of the founding editors of the Global Civil Society yearbook.

Mary Kaldor is director of the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit, LSE, and one of the founding editors of the Global Civil Society yearbook.

Ahmed Naguib is an activist and co-founder of the Council of the Trustees of the Revolution in Egypt, who mobilised a march to Tahrir on 28 January 2011.

Laurie Penny is a journalist and feminist activist, and has tweeted regularly from both the London and New York Occupy actions under the moniker @pennyred.

Catherine Fieschi is the director of Counterpoint, a research and advisory group that focuses on the cultural and social dynamics of risk. Prior to directing Counterpoint, Catherine led the London based think tank Demos (2005-2008).

Recorded on 2 May 2012 in Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, on the London School of Economics and Political Science campus.


074 None Dare Call It Stolen: U.S. Election Fraud in 2012? (interview, Sep 2012)

Gloria Messer via Vimeo

From hackable voting machines to the possible disenfranchisement of eligible voters, the U.S. election system continues to face serious challenges. Mark Crispin Miller, NYU professor and author of several books (including Fooled Again: The Real Case for Electoral Reform) discuss U.S. elections. Heather Wokusch: Producer/Creator/Host; Gloria Messer: Producer/Director."


075 The Climate Crisis (speech, 10 Oct 2012)

Cornell University ILR School via YouTube

Dr. James Hansen of NASA's Goddard Institute addresses 75 international union leaders about the urgency of the climate crisis. The presentation was given in NYC, and was part of the Energy Emergency, Energy Transition roundtable convened by Cornell University's Global Labor Institute (GLI), a program of the Worker Institute at Cornell and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.


076 Viva Venezuela! (documentary, Nov 2012)

Revolutionary Communist Group via YouTube

Short documentary about building socialism in Venezuela and the 2012 elections. Filmed and produced by the Revolutionary Communist Group (UK). Viva Venezuela, covers the exciting and vibrant movement as it builds up for the elections in Venezuela. It follows the crowds as they take to the streets to discuss socialism and fight the lies held against the progressive movement in their country, as well as deepening consciousness amongst and with the people.


077 Tax the Rich: An Animated Fairy Tale (animation, Dec 2012)

California Federation of Teachers via YouTube

Tax the Rich: An Animated Fairy Tale, is narrated by Ed Asner, with animation by award-winning artist Mike Konopacki, and written and directed by Fred Glass for the California Federation of Teachers. The 8 minute video shows how the we arrived at this moment of poorly funded public services and widening economic inequality. Things go downhill in a happy and prosperous land after the rich decide they don't want to pay taxes anymore. They tell the people there is no alternative, but the people aren't so sure. This land bears a startling resemblance to our land.


078 Departing Space Station Commander Provides Tour of Orbital Laboratory (NASA, 18 Nov 2012)

NASAtelevision via YouTube

In her final days as Commander of the International Space Station, Sunita Williams of NASA recorded an extensive tour of the orbital laboratory and downlinked the video, just hours before she, cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency departed in their Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft for a landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan. The tour includes scenes of each of the station's modules and research facilities with a running narrative by Williams of the work that has taken place and which is ongoing aboard the orbital outpost.


079 Flash Mob Plays 'Here Comes the Sun' in a Spanish Unemployment Office (Flash Mob, 8 Jan 2013)

Carne Cruda via YouTube

To cheer up the crowd at a one of the country's very full unemployment offices, Spanish radio program Carne Cruda 2.0 organized a flash mob of musicians to come and play a version of The Beatles classic Here Comes the Sun. Just try not to feel moved.


080 To Catch a Leak: Does the US Government have a Monopoly on Transparency? (interview, 24 Jan 2013)

The Stream via YouTube
NOTE: No longer available to American audiences due to launching of

Does the Obama administration have a double standard when it comes to national security leaks? The US Department of Justice has set an unprecedented record for the number of prosecutions against government whistle-blowers who have leaked classified information to expose federal misconduct. At the same time, critics say no one has been prosecuted for leaks to the media that have served to benefit Obama politically.

In this episode, Al Jazeera's The Stream discusses the legal actions against government whistle-blowers and the laws that are meant to protect them.

Interviewees include:

Jesselyn Radack @JesselynRadack
National Security and Human Rights Director, Government Accountability Project

John Kiriakou @JohnKiriakou
Former CIA officer

Elizabeth Goitein @BrennanCenter
Co-Director, Liberty & National Security, Brennan Center for Justice

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