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Documentary TV Series: Years of Living Dangerously

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  • This series has some serious potential to shift the conversation on climate change in this country. It's got a star-studded cast, some major talent behind it, and shines a light on some important stories around the world. 
  • Part 1: Years of Living Dangerously
  • Part 2: Learn more about how to get involved with "Years of Living Dangerously"
  • George Carlin On Global Warming Scam

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest



Part 1: Years of Living Dangerously

A Showtime documentary series by James Cameron about climate change, delivered by activist-celebrities like Jessica Alba, Michael C Hall, and Harrison Ford.

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It's the biggest story of our time. Hollywood's brightest stars and today's most respected journalists explore the issues of climate change and bring you intimate accounts of triumph and tragedy. Years of Living Dangerously takes you directly to the heart of the matter in this awe-inspiring and cinematic documentary series event from Executive Producers James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Don't miss the documentary series premiere of Years of Living Dangerously, Sunday, April 13th at 10PM ET/PT.*


Subscribe to the Years of Living Dangerously channel for more clips: http://s.sho.com/YearsYouTube
Official site: http://www.sho.com/yearsoflivingdange...
The Years Project: http://yearsoflivingdangerously.com/
Follow: https://twitter.com/YEARSofLIVING
Like: https://www.facebook.com/YearsOfLiving
*Watch on Showtime Anytime: http://s.sho.com/1hoirn4

Have you seen the trailer yet? It's pretty powerful -- you can check it out here.



Part 2: Learn more about how to get involved with "Years of Living Dangerously"

Get involved.

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  • Trailers and Episodes
  • Watch Parties
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Resources

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George Carlin On Global Warming Scam

The planet doesn't care about global warming.  The planet, as George says, will be here long after we're gone.  Ten million years from now, there will be a whole new set of species, minus the few we exterminated, and minus humans, who were too stupid to refrain from shitting in their own bath water.  Ten million years from now, the archeologists of the new intelligence that arises will scratch their heads in puzzlement over the archeological evidence that it apparently did not occur to us those crazy humans to not destroy our own life support system.

Government = Protection Racket for the 1 Percent

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  • More than five times as many legislators or their chiefs of staff offered to set up meetings with active donors than with local constituents. Why is it not corruption when the selling of access to our public officials upends the very core of representative government? When money talks and you have none, how can you believe in democracy?
  • Who’s Buying our Midterm Elections?

Bill Moyers and Michael Winship, Bill Moyers & Company

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April 21, 2014 | The evidence of income inequality just keeps mounting. According to Working for the Few,” a recent briefing paper from Oxfam, “In the US, the wealthiest one percent captured 95 percent of post-financial crisis growth since 2009, while the bottom 90 percent became poorer.”

Our now infamous one percent own more than 35 percent of the nation’s wealth. Meanwhile, the bottom 40 percent of the country is in debt. Just this past Tuesday, the 15th of April — Tax Day — the AFL-CIO reported that last year the chief executive officers of 350 top American corporations were paid 331 times more money than the average US worker. Those executives made an average of $11.7 million dollars compared to the average worker who earned $35,239 dollars.

Bill Moyers is an American journalist and liberal public commentator. He served as White House Press Secretary in the Johnson administration from 1965 to 1967. He also worked as a network TV news commentator for ten years.

Michael Winship is senior writing fellow at Demos and a senior writer of the new series, Moyers & Company, airing on public television.

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Who’s Buying our Midterm Elections? Bill Moyers, Moyers & Company

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  • Two investigative journalists talk to Bill about the role of dark money — and the wealthy donors behind it — in this year’s midterm elections.
  • Bill Moyers Essay: The End Game for Democracy

Krugman | Worried About Oligarchy? You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

  • 'Even those of you who talk about the 1%, you don't really get what's going on. You're living in the past.'
  • New Study Finds the U.S. Is Not a Democracy

Jon Queally, Common Dreams

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Friday, April 18, 2014 | In an interview with journalist Bill Moyers set to air Friday Apr 18), Nobel laureate and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman celebrates both the insights and warnings of French economist Thomas Piketty whose new ground-breaking book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, argues that modern capitalism has put the world "on the road not just to a highly unequal society, but to a society of an oligarchy—a society of inherited wealth."

The conclusions that Piketty puts forth in the book, Krugman tells Moyers, are revelatory because they show that even people who are now employing the rhetoric of the "1% versus the 99%" do not fully appreciate the disaster that global wealth inequality is causing.

Jon Queally, staff writer, Common Dreams

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New Study Finds the U.S. Is Not a Democracy, Natasha Hakimi Zapata, Truthdig

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  • So What Is It?
  • Bill Moyers Essay: The End Game for Democracy
  • Noam Chomsky | U.S. Politics Are Now 'Pure Savagery'
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New Study Finds the U.S. Is Not a Democracy

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  • So What Is It?
  • Bill Moyers Essay: The End Game for Democracy
  • Noam Chomsky | U.S. Politics Are Now 'Pure Savagery'

Natasha Hakimi Zapata, Truthdig

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Apr 17, 2014 | Let me offer a hint: The ruling class is far wealthier than the rest. If you guessed oligarchy, sadly, you’re correct. Princeton University researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page discovered that “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” Scary isn’t it? The rich have basically all the control in what was meant to be the great democracy of the United States and rulings like the Supreme Court’s recent McCutcheon decision will only further perpetuate this disaster.

PolicyMic:

An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.

Natasha Hakimi Zapat: Editorial Assistant, Truthdig

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Bill Moyers Essay: The End Game for Democracy, Bill Moyers, Us

  • Bill Moyers has done some great essays on money in politics corruption in his time, but this might be his finest work to date.
  • The Great American Class War
  • Bill Moyers: Weapons of Mass Distraction—Why the Media Most Americans Consume Is Harmful to the Public Health

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Noam Chomsky | U.S. Politics Are Now 'Pure Savagery' Noam Chomsky, Huffington Post

  • Chomsky told HuffPost that corporate interests dominate the policy agenda of the Democratic Party, and cited conservative scholar Norm Ornstein's observation that the Republican Party has "drifted off the spectrum" and no longer functions as a serious parliamentary entity.
  • Budget Deal Keeps Cuts, A Disaster for Majority
  • Krugman: Rich are waging “pure class warfare”
  • Meet the poverty liars: GOP peddles more garbage in war on the poor

Young Women See Sexual Assault As Normal, Report Finds

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  • The report reminds us that parents and trusted authority figures must teach young girls (and boys) that sexual violence is not acceptable -- before media and community norms give the impression that it is. When it comes to sexual assault, the sooner we empower young women and men with agency and information, the better.
  • The War on Women

Amanda Duberman, Huffington Post

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April 15, 2014 | How does a crime committed against nearly 238,000 women a year go unreported 60 percent of the time? According to a new report, many victims of sexual assault may not actually see themselves as victims.

Heather Hlavka, a sociologist at Marquette University, analyzed interviews with 100 girls between ages three and 17 who may have experienced sexual assault. Overwhelmingly, their accounts indicated that sexual violence had been normalized in their communities. They considered harassment an everyday part of life rather than a criminal act.

Amanda Duberman is the News Editor of HuffPost Women. She was formerly a Blog Editor for The Huffington Post. She attended Barnard College.

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The War on Women, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Now, somehow, we’ve come to a decidedly indecent place that, yes, even in an emergency, a corporation’s beliefs are more important than a woman’s life.
  • Part 1: Anti-choice lawmakers in South Carolina want pregnant women to arm themselves to “protect the unborn.”
  • Part 2: Virginia GOPer: Incest exceptions in abortion restrictions unnecessary because sometimes incest is “voluntary”
  • The Return Of The Back-Alley Abortion

Series | The Resegregation of America's Schools, Part 1: James

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  • In Tuscaloosa (AL) today, nearly one in three black students attends a school that looks as if Brown v. Board of Education never happened.
  • Education Fails Children from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

Nikole Hannah-Jones, ProPublica

Series%20%7C%20Segregation%20Now%20Pt%201-%20James.jpgThursday, April 127, 2014 | Though James Dent Could Watch Central High School's homecoming parade from the porch of his faded-white bungalow, it had been years since he'd bothered. But last fall, Dent's oldest granddaughter, D'Leisha, was vying for homecoming queen, and he knew she'd be poking up through the sunroof of her mother's car, hand cupped in a beauty-pageant wave, looking for him.

So, at about 4:30 in the afternoon on October 18, Dent, age 64, made his way off the porch and to the curb along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in the West End of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Soon he could hear the first rumblings of the band.

Nikole Hannah-Jones joined ProPublica in late 2011 and covers civil rights with a focus on segregation and discrimination in housing and schools. Her 2012 coverage of federal failures to enforce the landmark 1968 Fair Housing Act won several awards, including Columbia University’s Tobenkin Award for distinguished coverage of racial or religious discrimination.

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Education Fails Children from Disadvantaged Backgrounds, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • The education reform movement has failed in its effort to boost educational outcomes for children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Part 1: Education is Not the Answer
  • Part 2: New York Schools Most Segregated in the Nation

Ann Jones: Star-Spangled Baggage

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  • How America’s Wars Came Home With the Troops 
  • Up Close, Personal, and Bloody 
  • Shooting At Fort Hood Not A Surprise To This Veteran
  • Forty Years After Vietnam Learning Series Launched

Ann Jones, TomDispatch.com

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April 17, 2014 | After an argument about a leave denied, Specialist Ivan Lopez pulled out a .45-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun and began a shooting spree at Fort Hood, America’s biggest stateside base, that left three soldiers dead and 16 wounded.  When he did so, he also pulled America’s fading wars out of the closet.  This time, a Fort Hood mass killing, the second in four and a half years, was committed by a man who was neither a religious nor a political “extremist.”  He seems to have been merely one of America’s injured and troubled veterans who now number in the hundreds of thousands.

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Some 2.6 million men and women have been dispatched, often repeatedly, to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and according to a recent survey of veterans of those wars conducted by the Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation, nearly one-third say that their mental health is worse than it was before they left, and nearly half say the same of their physical condition.  Almost half say they give way to sudden outbursts of anger.  Only 12% of the surveyed veterans claim they are now “better” mentally or physically than they were before they went to war.

Ann Jones, a TomDispatch regular, is the author of Kabul in Winter, among other books, and most recently They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return From America’s Wars -- The Untold Story, a Dispatch Books project (Haymarket, 2013).

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Shooting At Fort Hood Not A Surprise To This Veteran, The Stream Team, Al-Jazeera in Popular Resistance

  • Like at other bases I’ve visited, I met so many soldiers on the brink of total self-destruction.
  • Iraq war vet Michael Prysner on the Fort Hood shooting
  • 1,892 US Veterans Are Thought To Have Committed Suicide Since January 1, 2014
  • Forty Years After Vietnam Learning Series Launched 

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  • Forty Years After Vietnam Learning Series Launched, Larry Johnson, Veterans for Peace Chapter 27 and Making Meaning of Vietnam committee    
  • Veterans and Anti-war Activists Say Stories Still Important for America
  • Kick-off Event: Ron Glasser will speak at 7PM, April 10, Macalester Plymouth Church, 1658 Lincoln, St. Paul.
  • Shooting At Fort Hood Not A Surprise To This Veteran

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