Featured Videos - The Activist Motivator 2017-05-27T19:33:01Z http://activism101.ning.com/video/video/rss?xn_auth=no&featured=1 Dear Future Generations: Sorry tag:activism101.ning.com,2017-03-07:3143100:Video:37423 2017-03-07T04:01:40.579Z Cromag http://activism101.ning.com/profile/Cromag <a href="http://activism101.ning.com/video/dear-future-generations-sorry-1"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/ix5EiwUaTp0ClovX-Hsw7YgJuYCfKXcTKz-dhtdzoHBfvVP2adaY9iLmpNP*V-fWc3Lb0t3i9beNUqUc60QUPZUsugsIHKum/1255095613.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>An Apology Letter to Future Generations. 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The Fluoride Deception tag:activism101.ning.com,2014-01-28:3143100:Video:35154 2014-01-28T21:43:46.947Z Cromag http://activism101.ning.com/profile/Cromag <a href="http://activism101.ning.com/video/dear-future-generations-sorry-1"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/ix5EiwUaTp0ClovX-Hsw7YgJuYCfKXcTKz-dhtdzoHBfvVP2adaY9iLmpNP*V-fWc3Lb0t3i9beNUqUc60QUPZUsugsIHKum/1255095613.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>In this interview, Christopher Bryson, an award-winning journalist and former producer at the BBC, discusses the findings of his new book The Fluoride Deception.<br></br> <br></br> Bryson marshals an impressive amount of research to demonstrate fluoride's harmfulness, the ties between leading fluoride researchers, as well as the corporations who funded and benefited from their… <a href="http://activism101.ning.com/video/dear-future-generations-sorry-1"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/ix5EiwUaTp0ClovX-Hsw7YgJuYCfKXcTKz-dhtdzoHBfvVP2adaY9iLmpNP*V-fWc3Lb0t3i9beNUqUc60QUPZUsugsIHKum/1255095613.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />In this interview, Christopher Bryson, an award-winning journalist and former producer at the BBC, discusses the findings of his new book The Fluoride Deception.<br /> <br /> Bryson marshals an impressive amount of research to demonstrate fluoride's harmfulness, the ties between leading fluoride researchers, as well as the corporations who funded and benefited from their research, and what he says is the duplicity with which fluoridation was sold to the people.<br /> <br /> The result is a compelling challenge to the reigning dental orthodoxy, which should provoke renewed scientific scrutiny and public debate.<br /> <br /> The audio link below is a Democracy Matters radio broadcast recording of Q&amp;A about the fluoridation of the water supply with Thomas Linzey and Mari Margil of CELDF, hosting Dr. Paul Connett of the Fluoride Action Network (American Environmental Health Studies Project) who has co-author The Case Against Fluoride: How Hazardous Waste Ended Up In Our Drinking Water and the Bad Science and Powerful Politics that Keep It There (starting at the 11:30 minute point).<br /> <br /> Connett explains what fluoride is, where it comes from, how it was discovered and how corporate involvement got involved in the research. The Fluoride Deception, a book by Chris Bryson is brought up which asserts collusion between the U.S public health service and The Fluorine Lawyers Association which represented many companies who produced toxic fluoride waste pollution as a byproduct of their industry. These industries included many metal producers and the phosphate fertilizer producers. Fluoridating the water supply was a way to surreptitiously reclassify a toxic waste byproduct into a commercial product thereby solving the costly problem of its disposal, and in effect granting it constitutional commerce clause protection. Bryson also connects noted <b><a href="http://activism101.ning.com/video/the-century-of-the-self" target="_new">PR mastermind Edward Bernays</a></b> to the fluoride scheme in the video above. Not only does fluoridating the water supply hardly benefit teeth but, according to Dr. Connett, it seriously affects the health of millions of people. He says moderate exposure to fluoridated water lowers IQ in children, damages the brain, damages bones, and damages the endocrine system among other things.<br /> <br /> Here’s the audio podcast link from the Democracy Matters June 6th 2011 radio program<br /> <a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/democracymatters/June_6_2011_Democracy_Matters.mp3">http://traffic.libsyn.com/democracymatters/June_6_2011_Democracy_Matters.mp3</a><br /> <br /> Here is the webpage where it originated. It contains all the past shows archived for review. <a href="http://www.celdf.org/-1-68">http://www.celdf.org/-1-68</a><br /> <br /> There is one more show where Linzey and Margil have a roundtable discussion on Fluoride in drinking water. Here is the link to May 30th Democracy Matters show for those interested. <a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/democracymatters/May_30_2011_Democracy_Matters.mp3">http://traffic.libsyn.com/democracymatters/May_30_2011_Democracy_Matters.mp3</a><br /> <br /> American Environmental Health Studies Project <a href="http://americanhealthstudies.org/aboutus.html">http://americanhealthstudies.org/aboutus.html</a><br /> <br /> The Fluoride Action Network - <a href="http://fluoridealert.org/">http://fluoridealert.org/</a> The Century of the Self tag:activism101.ning.com,2011-02-27:3143100:Video:6423 2011-02-27T18:52:22.340Z Cromag http://activism101.ning.com/profile/Cromag <a href="http://activism101.ning.com/video/the-century-of-the-self"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/9HQTnJy3KHCO0kvS679Y6jqU-SMBkkH6CCIAl3zzwlnxRsT0q9jte-mdClBe1AuxLZPd-UrB8zsDJva9Nd8vEx2LwwOC48p0/425475609.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br><b>It's getting difficult to find a free version of this important documentary but I have found one that works for now and embedded it below. Watch it while you still can.</b><br></br> <br></br> The Century of the Self is a British television documentary film that focuses its attention on Sigmund Freud's family,‭ especially his daughter and nephew,‭ who exerted a surprising amount of… <a href="http://activism101.ning.com/video/the-century-of-the-self"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/9HQTnJy3KHCO0kvS679Y6jqU-SMBkkH6CCIAl3zzwlnxRsT0q9jte-mdClBe1AuxLZPd-UrB8zsDJva9Nd8vEx2LwwOC48p0/425475609.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br /><b>It's getting difficult to find a free version of this important documentary but I have found one that works for now and embedded it below. Watch it while you still can.</b><br /> <br /> The Century of the Self is a British television documentary film that focuses its attention on Sigmund Freud's family,‭ especially his daughter and nephew,‭ who exerted a surprising amount of influence on the way corporations and governments throughout the‭ ‬20th century have thought about,‭ ‬and dealt with,‭ ‬people.<br /> <br /> Awards * Best Documentary Series, Broadcast Awards * Historical Film Of The Year, Longman/History Today Awards<br /> <br /> Nominated for: * Best Documentary Blubb, Royal Television Society * Best Documentary, Indie Awards * Best Documentary Series, Grierson Documentary Awards * Best Documentary, William Coupan Memorial Award<br /> <br /> Episodes:<br /> <br /> 1. Happiness Machines<br /> 2. The Engineering of Consent<br /> 3. There is a Policeman Inside All Our Heads: He Must Be Destroyed<br /> 4. Eight People Sipping Wine in Kettering<br /> <br /> <embed wmode="opaque" src="http://www.tudou.com/v/QDsh1F8CacA/&amp;bid=05&amp;resourceId=0_05_05_99/v.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="never" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="400"></embed> <br /> <embed wmode="opaque" src="http://www.tudou.com/v/IrlvpNi2KKk/&amp;bid=05&amp;resourceId=0_05_05_99/v.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="never" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="400"></embed> <br /> <embed wmode="opaque" src="http://www.tudou.com/v/eLbcd3WBiEc/&amp;bid=05&amp;resourceId=0_05_05_99/v.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="never" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="400"></embed> <br /> <embed wmode="opaque" src="http://www.tudou.com/v/WogzR-iBitc/&amp;bid=05&amp;resourceId=0_05_05_99/v.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="never" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="400"></embed> Chrystia Freeland: The Rise of the New Global Super Rich Plutocracy tag:activism101.ning.com,2014-01-16:3143100:Video:35005 2014-01-16T19:31:19.875Z Cromag http://activism101.ning.com/profile/Cromag <a href="http://activism101.ning.com/video/the-century-of-the-self"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/9HQTnJy3KHCO0kvS679Y6jqU-SMBkkH6CCIAl3zzwlnxRsT0q9jte-mdClBe1AuxLZPd-UrB8zsDJva9Nd8vEx2LwwOC48p0/425475609.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>The term plutocracy is generally used as a pejorative to describe or warn against an undesirable condition. Throughout history, political thinkers such as Winston Churchill, 19th-century French sociologist and historian Alexis de Tocqueville, 19th-century Spanish monarchist Juan Donoso Cortés and today Noam Chomsky have condemned plutocrats for ignoring their social responsibilities,… <a href="http://activism101.ning.com/video/the-century-of-the-self"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/9HQTnJy3KHCO0kvS679Y6jqU-SMBkkH6CCIAl3zzwlnxRsT0q9jte-mdClBe1AuxLZPd-UrB8zsDJva9Nd8vEx2LwwOC48p0/425475609.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />The term plutocracy is generally used as a pejorative to describe or warn against an undesirable condition. Throughout history, political thinkers such as Winston Churchill, 19th-century French sociologist and historian Alexis de Tocqueville, 19th-century Spanish monarchist Juan Donoso Cortés and today Noam Chomsky have condemned plutocrats for ignoring their social responsibilities, using their power to serve their own purposes and thereby increasing poverty and nurturing class conflict, corrupting societies with greed and hedonism. Democracy School online tag:activism101.ning.com,2011-02-02:3143100:Video:4582 2011-02-02T03:11:39.000Z Cromag http://activism101.ning.com/profile/Cromag <a href="http://activism101.ning.com/video/democracy-school-online"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="150" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/qHgBgr5XCLgCDLLxm6fBb6WIm6q7St5Z6g5DAIB8CD88kG6pyBR3PkJMWm*UL70xkok8Zudrfek922a8AuTefDQUPF-cl2B7/769199243.jpeg?width=200&amp;height=150" width="200"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>The Daniel Pennock Democracy School is a stimulating and illuminating course that teaches citizens and activists how to reframe exhausting and often discouraging single issue work (such as opposing toxic dumps, quarries, factory farms, etc.) in a way that we can confront corporate control on a powerful single front: people’s constitutional rights.<br></br> <br></br> Democracy School explores… <a href="http://activism101.ning.com/video/democracy-school-online"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/qHgBgr5XCLgCDLLxm6fBb6WIm6q7St5Z6g5DAIB8CD88kG6pyBR3PkJMWm*UL70xkok8Zudrfek922a8AuTefDQUPF-cl2B7/769199243.jpeg?width=200&amp;height=150" width="200" height="150" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />The Daniel Pennock Democracy School is a stimulating and illuminating course that teaches citizens and activists how to reframe exhausting and often discouraging single issue work (such as opposing toxic dumps, quarries, factory farms, etc.) in a way that we can confront corporate control on a powerful single front: people’s constitutional rights.<br /> <br /> Democracy School explores the limits of conventional regulatory organizing and offers a new organizing model that helps citizens confront the usurpation by corporations of the rights of communities, people, and the earth. Lectures cover the history of people's movements and corporate power, and the dramatic recent organizing in Pennsylvania by communities confronting agribusiness, sewage sludge, and quarry corporations. Included with enrollment in the Democracy School is a 300 plus-page notebook of background reading material. For a historical review of the Pennsylvania work through the end of 2003, see a feature article that appeared in Orion Magazine.<br /> <br /> Created by the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) and Richard Grossman, co-founder of the Program on Corporations, Law, and Democracy (POCLAD), Democracy Schools were launched with five weekend sessions at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania in 2003. Since then, the number of schools has grown rapidly. In 2006, there are over a dozen locations across the country offering Democracy Schools, so peruse our list and find a school near you!<br /> <br /> The Schools are built around carefully designed readings, clear presentations and group discussions.<br /> <br /> * Each School reveals how it came to be that the law enables corporate managers to dictate their values, and impose their projects on communities.<br /> * Includes an intense, comprehensive history of the judicial bestowal of constitutional rights of persons on corporations.<br /> * Learn the secret of how People’s Movements have cut to the essence and won their struggles to be “found” in the constitution.<br /> <br /> * The Anti-Federalists<br /> * The Abolitionists<br /> * The Suffragists<br /> * The Populists<br /> * The Labor Movement<br /> <br /> * And learn about earlier Movements, including the Levelers and the Diggers.<br /> * Experience the story of Pennsylvania communities, and New England Town Meetings, as well as North Western city battles – in the ongoing struggle to take the power to govern out of the Corporate Boardrooms and put it back in our communities where it belongs.<br /> * For people of all ages, interests and occupations<br /> * Classes consist of small groups of 10-15 people like you.<br /> <br /> <br /> "If you take no other training this year, do the Democracy School. It is a superlative unfolding revelation of how corporations have hijacked democracy. It meticulously deconstructs the historical arc that brought us to this precipice. But most importantly, it then departs into the highly pragmatic and inspiring work now underway that is slowly turning the tide . . . This Second American Revolution may be the most important political work going on anywhere in the country or the world."<br /> <br /> -Kenny Ausubel ‘05, Founder and Co-Executive Director, Bioneers<br /> <br /> "Democracy School was a mind-blowing experience. During the School, I was forced to come to grips with the understanding that I really knew very little about the true structure of law that controls our activism. Democracy School is a must for everyone who seeks to be liberated from our defensive, after-the-fact reactive organizing strategies."<br /> <br /> <b>Featuring <a href="http://ow.ly/3OB3c" target="_blank">Thomas Linzey Esq.</a> and Mari Margil -- WATCH PARTS one through eight I - VIII <a href="http://celdf.org/section.php?id=110">HERE</a><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> </b>