The Economics of Happiness -- new version

Local Futures offers a free, shortened version of its award-winning documentary film The Economics of Happiness. This 19-minute abridged version "brings us voices of hope of in a time of crisis." www.localfutures.org.

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June 21, 2017

A Case For Reparations At The University Of Chicago

So many US educational and cultural institutions are based on slave labor. This report is a valuable introduction to some of this history and the question of what can be seen as meaningful 'reparat...

June 17, 2017

World Environment Day message from Vandana Shiva

The leading ecologist "reminds us that we are part of the Earth, and that we all have a duty to care for her future. Two centuries of fossil fuel driven development is pushing humanity to the brink...

June 12, 2017

Naomi Klein: ‘Trump is an idiot, but don’t underestimate how good he is at that’

The US has a president who embodies many of the things Naomi Klein has been warning about for years. She says her new book had to be written before things got worse...

June 07, 2017

Princeton Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Cancels Public Appearances Amid Fox News-Fueled Death Threats

"(She) has been forced to cancel all public appearances as death threats continue to roll in in response to her May 20 commencement address at Hampshire College, a private liberal arts college in A...

June 06, 2017

Jane Mayer on A Covert Campaign to Withdraw from the Paris Accord

"President Trump may be the face of America’s climate policy, but it’s the Kochs and their fellow fossil-fuel barons who really own it."

June 03, 2017

Elizabeth Warren on "Trump Climate Move," plus "Drought and Gender" report

"[T]he Republicans have been framing this for a long time, jobs versus the environment," she said. "It is not. This is really about big donors to the Republican party."

May 25, 2017

European activists protest NATO, Trump visit: "NATO is the world's most aggressive war machine. We urgently need a peace and sustainable development."

"We don’t want EU militarisation or the creation of a European superpower... Military closure of European borders is not the answer to the challenges of migration. Refugees are welcome.

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