1. AGORA - From Democracy to the Market [Trailer]

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    A film by Yorgos Avgeropoulos The Agora (Αγορά) was a central area in Ancient Greece city-states. It was a gathering place, an assembly of active citizens, and the City centre for political, economical, athletic, artistic and spiritual life. It was the heart of Democracy. In Modern Greece, the word Agora has lost its initial sense and it has come to denote solely the place and act of commercial transactions. It is a dominant word in the reality experienced today by Greeks, as the country goes through an economical vortex that devours human lives in its path. Greece, a symbol for the European civilization because of its Ancient heritage, is experiencing conditions in post-war history that no European thought would face again. Homeless people, soup kitchens, unemployment, poverty, an unsettled social situation, violent conflicts and the rise of the extreme-right. The dream of prosperity has turned into a nightmare and the political scene of the last four decades is crumbling. Yorgos Avgeropoulos, an internationally acclaimed Greek documentary filmmaker, witnesses the fall. After 13 years of ongoing reporting and documenting global issues around the world, he urgently turns his camera towards his homeland. He records the development of the crisis from its early stage, while tracing its impact on the lives of simple people from all social classes whom he observes over time. He witnesses popular protests in the streets, the development of solidarity movements as well as the rise of fascism, while at the same time he seeks answers from his country’s most significant political personalities, from insiders, analysts and key decision makers from the international political scene. Official Website: http://www.agorathedoc.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/agorathedoc Twitter: https://twitter.com/agorathedoc

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    • The Watson Institute presents Mark Blyth on Austerity

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      A video on the global trend toward Austerity budgets featuring Mark Blyth, the author of Austerity: The history of a dangerous idea (http://www.amazon.com/Austerity-The-History-Dangerous-Idea/dp/019982830X) Directed by Joe Posner. Produced by Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies (www.watsoninstitute.org) in association with the Global Conversation (www.globalconversation.org) and Global Media Project (www.globalmediaproject.net). Mark Blyth is a professor of International Political Economy at Brown University and is writing "Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea," forthcoming from Oxford University Press in 2011. Citations & More Information: 2 Trillion Dollar Hole http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/be8041b6-34fa-11de-940a-00144feabdc0.html 5-50% of GDP http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/spn/2009/spn0925.pdf Wage Stagnation http://www.workinglife.org/wiki/Wages+and+Benefits:+Real+Wages+(1964-2004) More on balance sheets and recessions http://www.amazon.com/Holy-Grail-Macroeconomics-Lessons-Recession/dp/0470823879 Credits: Featuring Professor Mark Blyth Directed by Joe Posner Photography by Ian McAlpin Co-Producer: Lindsay Richardson Asst Camera: Phil Gara Asst Animator: Emily Roberts Music: Joe Posner

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      • How Dollarocracy is Destroying America

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        Bill Moyers discusses the money-and-media election complex that’s destroying American politics with John Nichols and Robert McChesney who have never flagged in challenging the Big Money and Big Media that corrupt our democracy. Also on the broadcast, Bill discusses surveillance with Heidi Boghosian and her book Spying on Democracy.

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        • ZEIT DER KANNIBALEN Trailer HD

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          AB 22. MAI IM KINO Öllers und Niederländer haben alles im Griff. Seit sechs Jahren touren die erfolgreichen Unternehmensberater durch die dreckigsten Länder der Welt, um den Profithunger ihrer Kunden zu stillen. Ihr Ziel scheint nah: endlich in den Firmenolymp aufsteigen, endlich Partner werden! Als sie erfahren, dass ihr Teamkollege Hellinger den ersehnten Karriereschritt gemacht hat, liegen die Nerven blank. Denn „up or out“ ist das Prinzip. Dass Hellinger sich bald aus ungeklärten Gründen aus dem Bürofenster stürzt, hilft ihnen auch nicht weiter. Ausgerechnet die junge, ehrgeizige Bianca rückt für ihn nach. Öllers und Niederländer sind genervt, Sarkasmus macht sich breit, Neurosen brechen aus. Der Kampf um das Überleben in der Company geht an die Substanz – die Zeit der Kannibalen bricht an. Die Presse ist begeistert: „EXTREM KOMISCH" taz „BITTERBÖSE" ttt „BÖSARTIG" tip berlin „GROTESK" filmstarts.de „RABENSCHWARZE" Berliner Morgenpost „GENIAL" Cicero „PROVOKANTEN" Goethe Institut „SKRUPELLOS" Blickpunkt:Film

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          • AmeriCatalyst 2010: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind - A Conversation with Kyle Bass

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            As Founder and Managing Partner of Hayman Advisors, LP, J. Kyle Bass has proven himself to be one of the most well respected hedge fund managers and forecasters in the global investment community. Renowned for his conviction as well as his investment savvy, Bass hit the headlines with his prescient trades in shorting the subprime mortgage market in 2007. Behind the headlines was one of the most unique and rigorous investment methodologies ever used in mortgage-related investing. Since that time, Bass has been one of the most proactive investors in Washington and abroad, warning about unsustainable fiscal deficits poised to destabilize the global economy and markets with a magnitude similar to the 1930s. Todd Groome and Toni Moss spoke with Kyle at AmeriCatalyst 2010 in Austin in September, asking him about his thoughts on prospects for housing market recovery, current policy issues and national debt implications, global debt imbalances and his perspectives on the influence of policy on the timing, sequence and magnitude of potential sovereign defaults and debt restructurings.

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            • Martin Wolf on the Debt Ceiling Circus

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              Congress approved an 11th-hour deal to raise the debt ceiling, which threatened to push the global economy over the edge, but instead of resolving the debt crisis lawmakers delayed it. Bill speaks to Financial Times chief economics commentator, Martin Wolf, who says the US debt ceiling is, “the legislative equivalent of a nuclear bomb aimed by the US at itself.” Wolf says that bomb could detonate early next year, when the next debt ceiling deadline hits. “I think [President Obama] is right that this is not a weapon that should be used,” Wolf tells Bill. “My own view is that the debt ceiling should be eliminated.”

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              • AGORA | Από τη Δημοκρατία στις Αγορές | Trailer [EL]

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                του Γιώργου Αυγερόπουλου Η «Αγορά» ήταν μια κεντρική τοποθεσία στις πόλεις-κράτη της αρχαίας Ελλάδας. Ένα μέρος συνάθροισης, μια συνεύρεση ενεργών πολιτών, το κέντρο της Πόλης για την πολιτική, οικονομική, αθλητική, καλλιτεχνική και πνευματική ζωή. Ήταν η καρδιά της Δημοκρατίας. Στη σύγχρονη Ελλάδα, η «Αγορά» έχει χάσει το αρχικό της νόημα και κατέληξε να σηματοδοτεί μόνο τις εμπορικές συναλλαγές. Σήμερα είναι λέξη κυρίαρχη στην πραγματικότητα που βιώνουν οι Έλληνες, καθώς η χώρα στροβιλίζεται σε μια οικονομική δίνη που παρασύρει ανθρώπινες ζωές στο πέρασμά της. Η Ελλάδα, σύμβολο του ευρωπαϊκού πολιτισμού λόγω της αρχαίας κληρονομιάς της, βιώνει κοινωνικές συνθήκες που κανείς στη μεταπολεμική ιστορία της Ευρώπης δεν φανταζόταν ότι θα αντιμετώπιζε ξανά. Άστεγοι, συσσίτια, ανεργία, φτώχεια, μια κατάσταση κοινωνικής αστάθειας, βίαιες συγκρούσεις και ραγδαία άνοδος της Ακροδεξιάς. Το όνειρο της ευημερίας μετατρέπεται σε εφιάλτη και η πολιτική σκηνή των τελευταίων τεσσάρων δεκαετιών ανατρέπεται. Ο Γιώργος Αυγερόπουλος, ένας διεθνώς καταξιωμένος ντοκιμαντερίστας, γίνεται μάρτυρας της πτώσης. Μετά από 13 χρόνια ενεργούς δημοσιογραφίας και κινηματογραφικής τεκμηρίωσης επίκαιρων θεμάτων σε όλο τον πλανήτη, τώρα στρέφει επειγόντως την κάμερά του προς την πατρίδα του. Καταγράφει την εξέλιξη της κρίσης από τα πρώτα στάδια, ενώ αφουγκράζεται τον αντίκτυπό της στις ζωές απλών ανθρώπων από όλες τις κοινωνικές τάξεις, τους οποίους παρακολουθεί σε βάθος χρόνου. Γίνεται μάρτυρας των αντιδράσεων του κόσμου στο δρόμο, της ανόδου του φασισμού αλλά και των κινημάτων αλληλεγγύης, ενώ παράλληλα αναζητά απαντήσεις από τις σημαντικότερες πολιτικές προσωπικότητες της χώρας, καθώς και από ειδικούς αναλυτές και αρμόδιους για τη λήψη αποφάσεων από τη διεθνή πολιτική σκηνή. www.agorathedoc.com facebook.com/agorathedoc twitter.com/agorathedoc

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                • Welcome to Global Voices

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                  Global Voices is a non-profit organisation seeking to promote an understanding of and participation in international diplomacy by young Australians. We do this through regular events and research & development opportunities at home, along with the coordination of youth delegations to important diplomatic forums abroad. Visit Global Voices on the web at www.globalvoices.org.au

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                  • Zeit der Kannibalen - Dengue Fieber

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                    Ab 24.04.2014 im Kino! www.zeitderkannibalen.de Öllers und Niederländer haben alles im Griff. Seit sechs Jahren touren die erfolgreichen Unternehmensberater durch die dreckigsten Länder der Welt, um den Profithunger ihrer Kunden zu stillen. Ihr Ziel scheint nah: endlich in den Firmenolymp aufsteigen, endlich Partner werden! Als sie erfahren, dass ihr Teamkollege Hellinger den ersehnten Karriereschritt gemacht hat, liegen die Nerven blank. Denn „up or out“ ist das Prinzip. Dass Hellinger sich bald aus ungeklärten Gründen aus dem Bürofenster stürzt, hilft ihnen auch nicht weiter. Ausgerechnet die junge, ehrgeizige Bianca rückt für ihn nach. Öllers und Niederländer sind genervt, Sarkasmus macht sich breit, Neurosen brechen aus. Der Kampf um das Überleben in der Company geht an die Substanz – die Zeit der Kannibalen bricht an.

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                    • Teaching in the 21st century

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