1

Nika Knight – Scientists Say Expect More 1,000-Year Events Like Louisiana Flood

Parts of Louisiana’s disastrous, ongoing flooding has been upgraded by meteorologists to once-in-1,000-years rainfall, with other areas classified as 500-year and 100-year events, nola.com reported Monday, as scientists warn that such storms are growing more and more frequent as the planet heats up. “On Tuesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is set to classify the Louisiana disaster as the eighth flood considered to be a once-in-every-500-years event to …

1

Peter Koenig – Greece Continues to Be Sucked Dry – and Nobody Stops the “Economic Bloodletting”

How long will this go on? How long will we see the photographs of a Mr. Tsipras and his Finance Minister in despair. Yet the blood-letting continues.  Already new austerity measures are being projected for 2018 – between 5.4 billion EUR asked by Europeans and 9 billion EUR requested by IMF – and the securing of the Greek debt sustainability through …

1

Leonardo Boff – The Earth Will Defeat Capitalism

There is an indisputable and sad fact: capitalism as a mode of production and its political ideology, neoliberalism, are so thoroughly established globally that it seems to make any real alternative impossible.  It has in fact occupied every space and aligned almost every country to its global interests. Since society has been commercialized and turned everything, even the most sacred things, such as human organs, water and the capacity of flowers to be …

1

MICHAEL SCHULSON – TED-EVANGELISM HARKENS BACK TO A FORGOTTEN 19TH-CENTURY TRADITION

The top ten most watched TED talks are, in order, about: Creativity Confidence Motivation Vulnerability The Brain Really Cool Technology Orgasm Motivation Motivation Really Cool Science But actually the top ten TED talks are all about you. They’re about the way that ideas can transform your life. They’re about the way you feel when you watch them. They’re about all the …

1

Scott Barry Kaufman, Carolyn Gregoire – Ten Habits of Highly Creative People

What exactly is creativity? So many of us assume that creativity is something we had as a child but we lost, or something allocated to rarified individuals that we can only admire from afar. But science has shown that, in many ways, we are all wired to create. The key is recognizing that creativity is multifaceted—on the level of the …

1

Insight – SPEEDOMETER FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED DRIVERS (really), 100 YEARS OF THE NYC PAL PROTECTING AND SERVING COUNTLESS INNER CITY YOUTH …ALL DONE LIVE WHILE MARK MANUVERS HOVERBOARD – 01.07.16

Mark speaks with NYC Police Athletic League’s Executive Director, Fred Watts on the numerous programs benefitting 35,000 kids annually in the five boroughs and how Mr, Watts upbringing resulted in serving the public for 30 years with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor and finance director and now taking PAL to new levels. Mark also shares examples of how as a kid he found trouble and how it could have changed his life trajectory since he wasn’t part of PAL or similar organization.

Have Mark speak at your company, school or college on vital topics that stem from Mark’s vast life experience. Info: www.markfarrellmotivation.com

1

Chris Hedges – The Creeping Villainy of American Politics

The threefold rise in hate crimesagainst Muslims since the Paris and San Bernardino attacks and the acceptance of hate speech as a legitimate form of political discourse signal the morbidity of our civil society. The body politic is coughing up blood. The daily amplification of this hate speech by a commercial media whose sole concern is ratings and advertising dollars rather …

1

Black Agenda Radio – 11.16.15

Welcome, to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective.

– A bipartisan coalition of Republicans and Democrats is backing a bill that would shorten some mandatory minimum prison sentences. The Sentencing Project, a Washington-based prison reform organization, held a teleconference. Glen Ford attended the teleconference. He challenged the idea that President Obama has been an ally of prison reform. That was the voice of political consultant Bob Craemer answering.

– Sentencing Project executive director Marc Mauer said much more needs to be done to re-integrate former prison inmates back into society.

– Also in Washington, the Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations gathered at Howard University for a national conference under the theme “Black Power Matters.” Black Is Back Coalition chairman Omali Yeshitela said Russia did the right thing by helping Syria defend itself from U.S.-backed jihadists.

– Black Agenda Report senior columnist Margaret Kimberley also addressed the Black Is Back conference. Kimberley says Black people need to build a political movement with a global perspective.

– BAR executive editor Glen Ford is a founding member of the Black Is Back Coalition. He talked about the critical importance of making demands of Power – like Coalition’s demand for Black Community Control of the Police

– Herdosia Benton is straight-outa-Ferguson, Missouri, and a key organizer in the Uhuru Movement, part of the Black Is Back Coalition.

– Bruce Dixon, the Managing Editor of Black Agenda Report, is glad to see that there’s a whole new crop of Black activists out there. The problem is, many of them can’t seem to figure out how to formulate demands, of power.

1

Robert C. Koehler – Spiritually Rudderless

Another deep cry, followed by a shrug. The world is at war, at war, at war. But it only hurts them, the helpless ones, the anonymous poor, who absorb the bombs and bullets, who bury their children, who flee their broken countries. Sixty million people have been displaced by the current wars, the highest number of uprooted since World War …

john-chambers-11

Retiring Cisco CEO delivers dire prediction: 40% of companies will be dead in 10 years JULIE BORT

Cisco’s giant customer conference, Cisco Live, began Monday in San Diego and was the last time outgoing CEO John Chambers would impart his vision in a keynote speech. And was it ever a speech, filled with fire-and-brimstone predictions. The upshot: Chambers, Cisco’s CEO of 20 years, says more than one-third of businesses today will not survive the next 10 years. The only …