1. D.M. Bennett: The Truth Seeker VOD

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    from RODERICK BRADFORD / Added

    Awarded Grand Prize for Best Feature Length Film at the 2011 Portland Humanist Film Festival. This historical documentary chronicles the life of freethought publisher D.M. Bennett, nineteenth-century America's free-speech martyr and controversial editor of the "blasphemous" New York City periodical, THE TRUTH SEEKER. Written, produced, and directed by Roderick Bradford, author of the biography D.M. Bennett: The Truth Seeker (Prometheus Books). © 2009 Roderick Bradford.

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    • Snowden and the Future - Part I: Westward the course of Empire

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      Video recording of Eben Moglen's talk "Snowden and the Future - Part I: Westward the course of Empire" given at Columbia University's Law School (Jerome Greene Hall, room 101) in New York City, NY, USA on October 9, 2013 from 16:30-17:30 (UTC-4)

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      • Federalism & The Constitution (Part 1)

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        In this lecture Professor Matthew Freeman discusses the politics behind the American Revolution, the importance of Social Contract theory and Thomas Paine's work "Common Sense". Professor Freeman also discusses the core arguments within the Declaration of Independence and how they served to lay a values based framework that ultimately resulted in the Articles of Confederation and, later, The Federal Constitution of the United States.

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        • John R. Wright, Executive Director of the Thomas Paine Cottage Museum, in New Rochelle, NY

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          from Ina Aronow LWV of New Rochelle / Added

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          Thomas Paine, the Revolutionary War writer, who articulated the case for independence from England for the 13 American colonies, lived in New Rochelle for several years in a cottage given to him as a reward by the new government. The cottage in now preserved and open to the public and is also home to the New Rochelle Huguenot and Historical Society. The house and grounds, including a one-room school house, takes one back to that bygone era. League of Women Voters host Ina Aronow interviews John R. Wright, Executive Director of the cottage, who discusses Thomas Paine and that era of history.

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          • 91 - Necessidade de retornar à real democracia - Programa Stop 91

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            Lincoln dizia que a verdadeira democracia consiste em que “O poder tem que ser do povo, para o povo e pelo povo”, e o governante deverá não apenas ser eleito pelo povo, mas trabalhar para a população. Os altíssimos ideais da verdadeira democracia na América nascente é que levaram os Estados Unidos ao enorme desenvolvimento que teve, e a decadência da nação veio quando o poder econômico-financeiro limitou e impediu as bases democráticas de funcionamento do país, através da especulação, trusts, cartéis, controle da mídia, lobbies etc. Isso levou ao artificialismo em que o ser humano atual vive, que o leva ao estresse, por ser obrigado a ter uma existência contra a vida, a natureza e o bem. Thomas Jefferson, que redigiu grande parte da Constituição Americana, teve muitos cuidados em limitar o poder e garantir a liberdade de consciência: “A Escola e a Imprensa têm de ser livres para evitar a corrupção e a decadência da nação”. Ele percebeu que se a pessoa que galga o poder for muito desequilibrada causará enorme estrago à nação, por dar total vazão a sua patologia.

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            • Thomas Paine speaks to Arkansas Tea Party

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              Thomas Paine impersonator speaks at Little Rock, AR tea party on June 15, 2009.

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              • Det är oerhört viktigt att människan och samhället blir medvetna om sin patologi - Program 265

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                Det är oerhört viktigt att vi blir medvetna om människans fördolda attityder. Media borde hjälpa till genom att förmedla kunskap om det som verkligen intresserar oss – och inte det som intresserar maktmänniskorna. Vår moderna civilisation bildades i och med de vackra idealen som utvecklades av USAs grundlagsfäder – Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Thomas Paine och Alexander Hamilton – och de franska upplysningsfilosferna. Det som fått oss att avlägsna oss ifrån dessa ideal är de tio grundidéerna som utgör Washingtons konsensus, som är motsatsen till Judendomens, Kristendomens och Islams lagar.

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                • Lewis Lapham on Thomas Paine

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                  from James Seligman / Added

                  This is the second in a series of "Tom Talks", produced by the Thomas Paine Society. www.ThomasPaineSociety.org © 2014

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                  • Making History: Thomas Paine

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                    On the 200th anniversary of his death, this programme examines the role and legacy of Thomas Paine, founding father of the American Revolution. Born in Norfolk, the son of a Quaker corset maker, Paine went on to become one of the most influential men in history. Planting the seeds of revolution in the minds of Americans, farmers and intellectuals alike, Paine created prose that stirred the hearts of the fledgling United States and quickly became known as the voice of the common man. With a direct call to all Americans in 1776 to fight against British colonial rule and gain independence, the 18th century revolutionary had a grand vision for society and a deep-seated belief in human freedom and integrity. Paine’s ideas continue to inspire, not least his belief that “we have it in our power to begin the world over again”.

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                    • From Trouble to Triumph, #1b (John MacArthur)

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                      About the American Revolution, Thomas Paine said, “These are the times that try men's souls.” Of course, those words could apply to your life today . . . or sometime soon. How can you know victory amid struggles? http://www.gty.org/Radio/Archive

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