In the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Islamic fundamentalism has, in the minds of many, taken the place once held by communism as the leading threat to the safety and security of the industrialized West.
Aaron Swartz was a programmer, writer, and involved in activism that helped shape the Internet. A few of his major contributions he’s made to the technology world are, but not limited to, the invention of RSS feeds, the conceptualization of the Creative Commons, and his involvement in the popular social news site Reddit.
In Greek Mythology there’s a character called Procrustes who had the habit of cutting off the legs, arms, and heads of his guests if they were too tall or stretching those who were too short to get them to fit into his bed.
1It was Desiderius Erasmus, the great Dutch humanist, who said “Give light and darkness will disappear of itself.” This controversial film brings to light a number of dark practices that are common to what we have come to know as the Government.
This documentary feature film is about the unseen consequences of suburban sprawl. “Sprawling From Grace: The Consequences of Suburbanization” illustrates the importance of altering the course of how we develop cities in our nation.
John Pilger’s “The War You Don’t See,” originally released in 2011, is a timely investigation into the media’s role in war, which begs the question: “how much of what we see on television is the truth?” During World War One, for instance, 16 million died and 21 million were wounded.
The Yes Men are world renowned trouble-makers. They specialize in posing as representatives of big corporations they don’t like, making fake websites, and then waiting for people to accidentally invite them for interviews.