acTVism Munich Online TV Program November 2016
Welcome to our online TV program for November 2016. Here you will find everything you need to know about our upcoming videos and projects. This month’s video releases include Pablo Canziani, Noam Chomsky and Edward Snowden.Due to our upcoming event “Freedom & Democracy: Global Issues in Context with Edward Snowden, Jürgen Todenhöfer, Jeremy Scahill, Srecko Horvat, Richard Wolff and Paul Jay” we are going to scale back on our production and release schedule. You can find out more about this event under the following link: Freedom & Democracy: Global Issues in Context. As an independent and non-profit organization with a very limited budget, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to release the listed content in multiple languages as well as on the dates stated below. Please help us achieve these targets by supporting us with a donation: Click here.
November 3rd: Interview with Atmospheric Physicist Pablo Canziani
We will kick off November with a translation of an interview held by Dharna Noor, producer at The Real News Network, with atmospheric physicist Pablo Canziana. The following questions are addressed in this video interview:
- What is the significance of the Paris Agreement and will it suffice to curtail climate change?
- Does the use of fossil fuels entail more benefits to the globe than costs?
- Is it still possible to stay within the 1.5° Celsius mark or has the necessary time required for this cap elapsed?
- What is carbon capture and sequestration technology (CCS) and is it a viable alternative to renewable energy?
Language: German (This video is already available in English)
November 12th: Event Introduction Video
On the 10th of November, we are going to release a video that will introduce the work of all the experts who will be participating in our upcoming event “Freedom & Democracy: Global Issues in Context”.This video will provide a summary of the work of the following experts:
- Edward Snowden
- Jürgen Todenhöfer
- Jeremy Scahill
- Srecko Horvat
- Richard Wolff
- Paul Jay
If you want to find out more about our event, follow the link below: Freedom & Democracy: Global Issues in Context
November 17th: Noam Chomsky on the Marshall Plan
Our third video of the month with be a continuation of our series “Re-examining History”, which features an interview that we held with Prof. Noam Chomsky. Prof Chomsky will focus on historical developments that seldom, if at all, appear or are discussed in Western mainstream historical literature. The following questions will be addressed in this video:
- Was the Marshall plan a success or failure?
- What sections of US & German society profited from the Marshall plan?
Language: German & English
November 24th: A Discussion on Privacy Part 5
Our fourth release of the month will be a translation and synchronization of an event that was organized by the University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences called “A Conversation on Privacy”. It hosted Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and Noam Chomsky.
In this part, the following questions are addressed:
- What does the FBI versus Apple case mean to our privacy and power of the government?
- What similarities does this case have with George Orwell’s dystopian novel called “1984”?
- Does it serve as a warning?
- How should the concepts of transparency and privacy be applied towards individual citizens and governments?
- Should there be a balance or should it favor one over the other?
- What can individual citizens do to shield their privacy online?
For the previous parts, click here.
Language: German (Video available already in English)
November 30th: Turning back the clock: Noam Chomsky – The Political Economy of the Mass Media – Part 1
For our last video of the month, we are going to translate and synchronize 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.
The following questions and many more are addressed in this video:
- Which foreign developments did the mainstream media ignore or deliberately supress before 1989?
- What is the history of propaganda and how was it applied in the 20th century?
- Which methods are used to limit the spectrum of debate as well as democratic participation?
- Which institutions influence the mass media to set a particular agenda, and how so?
- Who are the proponents of this agenda?