A Tax on Robots? | Yanis Varoufakis on acTVism Munich

Yanis Varoufakis - Robotersteuer
Ken makes a decent living operating a large harvester on behalf of farmer Luke. Ken’s salary generates income tax and social security payments that help finance government programs for less fortunate members of his community. Alas, Luke is about to replace Ken with Nexus, a robot that can operate the harvester longer, more safely, in any weather, and without lunch breaks, holidays, or sick pay.

Noam Chomsky: Propaganda Model & the Political Economy of the Mass Media – PART I

Noam Chomsky propagandamodell
The following video is a historical lecture held by Prof. Noam Chomsky at the Unversity of Wisconsin on the evening of March 15, 1989. In this talk, Prof. Chomsky introduces the propaganda model and explains how propaganda and systemic biases function in mass media by providing numerous examples from their coverage on foreign affairs. We translated the first part of this speech into German – please donate today so we can translate all historical speeches of Prof. Noam Chomsky and archive them digitally into multiple languages by clicking here.

The full Translation: Snowden, Chomsky & Greenwald – A Conversation on Privacy

Snowden
In March 2016, acTVism Munich contacted the University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioural Sciences for permission to translate an event called “A Conversation on Privacy” which hosted Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and Noam Chomsky into the German language with the goal to create awareness on the issues discussed on a global scale. We not only received permission to translate and republish this event, but we are now happy to announce that we successfully accomplished this goal. The entire event is now available in German and will also be digital archived by us. Although we have the personnel to translate the content into Spanish, French and Greek as well, we lack the financial resources that would free up the necessary time required to undertake this critical initiative. If you think it is important to translate such discussions into multiple language in order to create awareness on them beyond the United States, then click here to donate to our current Crowdfunding campaign. Your donation will assist us in pursueing similar initiatives in the future!

VIDEO: Jeremy Scahill on the Military Industrial Complex, US-Airbase in Ramstein & Anti-War Movements

Jeremy Scahill with acTVism
In this interview with bestselling author, investigative reporter and co-founder of The Intercept, Jeremy Scahill, we talk about the political economy of the United States foreign policy apparatus and its influence abroad in countries such as Germany and Saudi Arabia. In addition, we explore the role that Germany plays in the war on terror and the history of anti-war movements.

VIDEO: Richard D. Wolff on Bankruptcy Protection, Debt Jubilee, Students Debt and the Credit System

Richard D. Wolff
In this interview with Professor of Economics Emeritus (University of Massachusetts), Marxist economist and founder of Democracy at Work, Richard D. Wolff, we talk to him about bankruptcy protection, debt jubilee, students debt and the function that a credit system serves in our society today.

VIDEO: Snowden, Greenwald & Chomsky talk about the Media, Journalism and Whistleblowing

Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald und Noam Chomsky
This is the sixth and final video part of an event organized by the University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences called “A Conversation on Privacy” which hosted Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and Noam Chomsky. acTVism translated the entire event, part by part, into the German language. Although we have the personnel to translate the content into Spanish, French and Greek as well, we lack the financial resources that would free up the necessary time required to undertake this critical initiative.