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Everything Is A Remix - Remixed. RiP! A Remix Manifesto. Society needs a ReMix [HQ] Clay Shirky: How the Internet will (one day) transform government. Don Tapscott: Four principles for the open world. Humanity Overdue. Owned & Operated. BBC's Surviving Progress (2011) HDTV. Peter Joseph "When Normality Becomes Distortion" [LCL, Oct 2011] [The Zeitgeist Movement] Zach Wahls Speaks About Family. A NEW CROP OF BIGOTS. The Problem of Values. SICKO - SOS Saude - Michael Moore completo legendado. The Truth About bin Laden.

Cultural Hybridity In The UK. The age of postmodernism has introduced a sceptical view of social constructs such as culture and has placed more emphasis on the interpretation of each individual person.

Cultural Hybridity In The UK

It is no surprise then, that with rise of Globalization which has seen the process of an integrated global network with different societies mingling together, that new ethnic identities have formed. Stuart Hall states "Modern people of all sorts and conditions, it seems to me, have had, as a condition of survival, to be members simultaneously, of several overlapping 'imagined communities" Over the past few decades the UK population has experienced an influx of cultural diversity with the percentage of white British decreasing from 93% in 2001, to 90% in 2007. For Sociologists there is much discussion about the effect this has had on UK society and the national identity. Cannabis Prohibition. The debate on whether or not to make cannabis legal has been a subject of controversy for decades.

Cannabis Prohibition

On one side many people think it should remain illegal as they believe it has links to psychosis, lung cancer and is a gateway towards harder drugs. On the other hand many people advocate the legalization believing the supposed dangers of the drug are over exaggerated and it would significantly reduce illegal trade on the black market. In my opinion I believe it should be legalized as it is an attack on personal choice and would benefit society in many other ways. The following arguments will help support this. Firstly, I believe the ‘gateway theory’ is nonsensical. Retired Police Captain demolishes the War on Drugs. How New Cannabis Prohibition Laws Created Crime in Holland. Study: War on Drugs Not Working At All. Five Stupid Things About the War on Drugs. Noam Chomsky on Marijuana. Brain Development & Addiction with Gabor Mate. Dr. Gabor Maté ~ Who We Are When We Are Not Addicted: The Possible Human.

What Happened When Portugal Decriminalized Drugs? Ten Years After Decriminalization, Drug Abuse Down by Half in Portugal. Drug warriors often contend that drug use would skyrocket if we were to legalize or decriminalize drugs in the United States.

Ten Years After Decriminalization, Drug Abuse Down by Half in Portugal

Fortunately, we have a real-world example of the actual effects of ending the violent, expensive War on Drugs and replacing it with a system of treatment for problem users and addicts. Ten years ago, Portugal decriminalized all drugs. One decade after this unprecedented experiment, drug abuse is down by half: Health experts in Portugal said Friday that Portugal’s decision 10 years ago to decriminalise drug use and treat addicts rather than punishing them is an experiment that has worked.

“There is no doubt that the phenomenon of addiction is in decline in Portugal,” said Joao Goulao, President of the Institute of Drugs and Drugs Addiction, a press conference to mark the 10th anniversary of the law. Penn and Teller - War on Drugs (Full Episode) Noam Sayin'? The High Times Interview with Noam Chomsky, Noam Chomsky interviewed by T.A. Sedlak.

Q: You've spoken out against the War on Drugs, explaining that it's essentially a means to lock up poor people, that it actually increases drug use, and that it serves as an excuse to control foreign nations.

Noam Sayin'? The High Times Interview with Noam Chomsky, Noam Chomsky interviewed by T.A. Sedlak

Would you briefly elaborate on these points? A: Let's grant that there's a drug problem, for the sake of argument -- drugs meaning, you know, cocaine, marijuana and so on. Suppose you accept that. PolSci: Drug Legalization. WHEN WE GROW, This is what we can do (Full Documentary) Professor David Nutt - The Inconvenient Truth About Drugs. Professor David Nutt - Drug Science. Bill Hicks talking about Drugs. Paul McCartney on Acid. Noam Chomsky - Why Marijuana is Illegal and Tobacco is Legal. How Hemp Threatens the Corporatocracy.


(r) TROM - 1.3 Environment. Dr. Gabor Mate - Capitalism's Destruction of Childhood. Culture and Biology are Inseparable. Author David Shenk on why our genes don't determine our success. By DAVID SHENK Baseball legend Ted Williams was widely considered the most gifted hitter of his time, endowed with spectacular eye-hand coordination, exquisite muscular grace and uncanny instincts. How To Change Our Own Genes.

Home. Wealth Inequality in America. How Economic Inequality Is (Literally) Making Us Sick. Imagine there was one changeable factor that affected virtually every measure of a country’s health— including life expectancy, crime rates, addiction, obesity, infant mortality, stroke, academic achievement, happiness and even overall prosperity.

How Economic Inequality Is (Literally) Making Us Sick

Indeed, this factor actually exists. It’s called economic inequality. A growing body of research suggests that such inequality — more so than income or absolute wealth alone — has a profound influence on a population’s health, in every socioeconomic group from rich to middle class to poor. As the protests against increasing inequities between rich and poor spread from Wall Street, it’s clear that the issue is crucial — not least for the understanding of human health. On Wednesday in Rio, in fact, a World Health Organization conference focused on related issues is being attended by high-level health officials from at least 60 nations around the world.

This Is Your Brain On Poverty. Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies. Talk - Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett - Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger. Income inequality is not the cause of this nation’s social problems. Myth: Income inequality is not the cause of this nation's social problems. Fact: Studies by Harvard and Berkeley prove the correlation, and strongly suggest causation.

Summary Poverty is correlated to higher mortality rates for all ages. Harvard and Berkeley conducted two studies that also found that income inequality, as opposed to absolute standard of living, is responsible for higher death rates, as well as numerous other social problems like crime, welfare, and poor educational outcomes.

BBC - The Trap, What Happened to Our Dreams of Freedom, 1of3 - F*ck You Buddy. BBC - The Trap, What Happened to Our Dreams of Freedom, 2of3 - The Lonely Robot. BBC - The Trap, What Happened to Our Dreams of Freedom, 3of3 - We Will Force You to Be Free. Michael Moore - Bowling For Columbine (2002)- Movie-U.S. Government CREATES MASS MURDERERS! World's first 3D-printed gun fired in US. From Culture In Decline #5 by Peter Joseph. Interview with Dr. James Gilligan. How to Make a Monster. American Violence. Anders Behring Breivik's mother 'sexualised' him when he was four.

Penn and Teller - Videogames (Full Episode) What Do Quack Studies on Violent Video Games Say? (h) TROM - 2.7 Language. George Carlin on soft language. Nonviolent Communication - San Francisco Lecture / Workshop - Marshall Rosenberg - How to Spot BS and Never Feel Insulted Again: A Brief Introduction to General Semantics and Non-Violent Communication. Comic Database: Steve Hughes... Offended? BNP on Question Time. Carlin - Divide & Conquer. I AM ANTI-CENSORSHIP. America: Mosque or Mausoleum?

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(h) TROM - 2.9 Justice. Violence: The Delusion of Justice. PUNISHMENT: A FAILED SOCIAL EXPERIMENT [FULL AND UPDATED VERSION] The Facts About Spanking. Ben McLeish - Prison, Punishment and Profit. (h) TROM - 2.8 Laws. Michael Moore Goes to Norway & Visits a Prison of the Future. Conformity. Social Conformity: The Bystander Effect. (h) TROM - 2.3 Educational system. EDUCATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE. Jacque Fresco-Relation to Academia-Dec.19, 2010 (1/3)

Jacque Fresco-Relation to Academia-Dec 19, 2010 (2/3) Jacque Fresco-Relation to Academia-Dec.19, 2010 (3/3) Chomsky: "Education" Makes You Stupid! Alfie Kohn w/ Matt Berkowitz Lecture - "Education and Competition" - Zeitgeist Vancouver. All Kids are born geniuses,but are crushed by society itself - Michio Kaku. Valedictorian Speaks Out Against Schooling. Gove Versus Reality. To encourage creativity, Mr Gove, you must first understand what it is.

During a recent appearance on BBC's Question Time, Michael Gove, the secretary of state for education, extolled the importance of encouraging creativity in schools.

To encourage creativity, Mr Gove, you must first understand what it is

He's right. Creativity is essential to the success and fulfilment of young people, to the vitality of our communities and to the long-term health of the economy. The trouble is that his current plans for the national curriculum seem likely to stifle the creativity of students and teachers alike. Consequently, anyone with a serious interest in student achievement, cultural vitality and economic sustainability should be deeply concerned. We shouldn't be surprised when a politician says one thing and does another. I define creativity as the process of having original ideas that have value. Michael Gove: A Marxist Teacher Responds. In the past few weeks I have tried something quite difficult.

Michael Gove: A Marxist Teacher Responds

I have refrained from joining in any Gove-bashing, in order to see just how deep hatred of Michael Gove goes in the teaching profession. Anytime someone raised the subject I would casually say “I suppose any Minister for Education is controvers-” but, before I could finish my sentence, colleagues, lecturers in education, tutors, teaching assistants and even some students would interrupt. “No”, they would make it clear, “Michael Gove is different”. And different he certainly is. Michael Gove was chosen by David Cameron as a calculated insult. Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms. Khan Academy: The future of education? Do online courses spell the end for the traditional university? Two years ago, I sat in the back seat of a Toyota Prius in a rooftop car park in California and gripped the door handle as the car roared away from the kerb, headed straight towards the roof's edge and then at the last second sped around a corner without slowing down.

Do online courses spell the end for the traditional university?

There was no one in the driver's seat. It was the prototype of Google's self-driving car and it felt a bit like being Buck Rogers and catapulted into another century. Later, I listened to Sebastian Thrun, a German-born professor of artificial intelligence at Stanford University, explain how he'd built it, how it had already clocked up 200,000 miles driving around California, and how one day he believed it would mean that there would be no traffic accidents. A few months later, the New York Times revealed that Thrun was the head of Google's top-secret experimental laboratory Google X, and was developing, among other things, Google Glasses – augmented reality spectacles.

Is YouTube Making Us Smarter? Finland's Revolutionary Education System. Juan Enriquez: Will our kids be a different species? Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education.