Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Article: Fear, the social paranoia inside you.

by dinatomirmigi.blogspot.com

Have you ever seen a kid hitchhiking but you didn’t stop because you thought he might rob you? Have you ever seen a homeless man coming at you in the train station and you stepped aside because you thought he is maybe sick or carrying a virus? Have you ever listened to an announcement on the train about your personal belongings and immediately you searched yourself to look if your awesome new mobile phone is missing or seen an old lady grabbing her purse looking suspicious to the kid across the carriage like if he was an imposter trying to steal her bag?

Monday, 25 October 2010

Article: We won't be a lost generation

by dinatomirmigi.blogspot.com


If you find these numbers too many to count, then probably you find them way too many to work. These are the years that someone is supposed to work if he eventually wants to go on pension and finally live his life. I'm sure that some of you may wonder, what else can anyone do? Is there a solution for not working so much and for so long and even so, to have a correct and well maintained society to live in? I think the answer is pretty simple and it is of course YES! From the productive side, a man isn't capable of working to his maximum for 40 years, his most efficient 40 years. No matter how much you love what you do, in 40 years your body wears out and the psychological pressure and fatigue won't let you offer and produce, but in the contrary, you will learn to live in a routinised way and in the same motif of living. In the western societies there are lots of occupations that can't offer satisfaction to their employees just because they don't give them the sense of creative productivity they want. How productive can someone feel behind a telephone? How productive and useful can an employee feel with so much bureaucracy? 

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Documentary: Occupation 101 (2006)

A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unlike any other film ever produced on the conflict -- 'Occupation 101' presents a comprehensive analysis of the facts and hidden truths surrounding the never ending controversy and dispels many of its long-perceived myths and misconceptions.


Continue to youtube for part two and the rest of the documentary.

Documentary: Women Are Heroes (2010)

Women Are Heroes (2010), a film by artist JR


Friday, 22 October 2010

Video: Bill Hicks Interview

A rare Bill Hicks interview with a lot of very interesting points,

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Speech: Sir Ken Robinson - Bring on the learning revolution!

More wise-talk from Sir Ken Robinson on education and the learning revolution! (As seen on TED.COM)

Friday, 15 October 2010

Movie: Underground (1995)

Underground is the sensational story of the country of Yugoslavia starting from the Nazi invasion going through the communist regime of Tito and ending with the American bombings of the 90s. The movie tracks the life of two crooks that serve the communist party and the actress they both fall in love with. Star performances by Miki Manojlovic and Lazar Ristovski and directed by Emir Kusturica this authentic movie is guaranteed to move any "Passive Observer".

Article: One Million Kids on Anti-Psychotics

by Susan Rosenthal

In July, the Washington Post reported that Corporate America is hoarding a record $1.8 trillion in cash while it waits for profit-making opportunities. At the same time, record numbers of American children are being prescribed toxic psychiatric drugs at earlier ages. These two facts are connected.

The corporate class stole its trillions from us, by exploiting workers at home and abroad – paying us less than our labor is worth – and by laying off workers and squeezing the rest to work a lot harder for much less.

They also steal from our children.

Exploitation and deprivation cause parents to be distressed, depressed, angry, anxious and overwhelmed. An estimated 15 million American children (one in five) live with an adult who suffered a major depression in the previous year. Children respond to parental distress with symptoms and behaviors. The greater the parent’s distress, the greater the child’s distress.

Instead of using some of the corporate treasury to invest in families, distressed children are being labeled with mental disorders and drugged into submission. These children

Speech: Sir Ken Robinson - Do schools kill creativity?

An amazing speech by Sir Ken Robinson (found on TED.COM) about schools, the importance of teaching creativity and how the worldwide educational system needs to be reformed!

Really a "Must-See" !