Dec 032013
 

Posted by greydogg, 99GetSmart

Source: BBC

Sundance award-winning documentary which tells the compelling story of how a group of young, feminist punk rockers known as Pussy Riot captured the world’s attention by protesting against Putin’s Russia. Through first-hand interviews with band members, their families and the defence team, and exclusive footage of the trial, it highlights the forces that transformed these women from playful political activists to modern-day icons.

In early 2012, members of the collective donned their colourful trademark balaclavas and participated in a 40-second ‘punk prayer protest’ on the altar of Moscow’s cathedral. Once arrested, Nadia, Masha and Katia were accused of religious hatred in a trial that triggered protests and arrests in Russia and caused uproar around the world. The film reveals the personal motives and courage of the women behind the balaclavas and exposes the state of Russian justice through the court’s final verdict.

VIDEO @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLmVwfuMEHY#t=103

Nov 302013
 

Posted by greydogg, 99GetSmart

This is a film based on the book “Death of the Liberal Class” by journalist and Pulitzer prize winner, Chris Hedges.

It charts the rise of the Corporate State, and examines the future of obedience in a world of unfettered capitalism, globalisation, staggering inequality and environmental change.

The film predominantly focuses on US corporate capitalism, but it is my hope that the viewer can recognise the relevance of what is being expressed with regards to domestic political and corporate activity.

It was made completely of clips found on the web.

Music by Clark (warp.net/records/clark)

Warning – this film contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing.

VIDEO @ https://vimeo.com/59002146

Nov 102013
 

Posted by greydogg, 99GetSmart

Chapter 12-14: 

Addendum:

In reading the exchange of long and fascinating letters between the author, an American writer, and his cousin a Russian economist, one can take a trip into reality; real America and the real Soviet Union (Russia) as they both were until 1996. It delves deeply into the Russian psyche and speaks to the future of both countries.

This is indeed a different kind of history book. Soon a new Russia will take shape. There is a consensus among many intellectuals in Moscow that the Russia of the future will be patterned more like the new China than the western concept of a capitalist society. Post Communist Russia has arrived in the midst of world wide economic chaos. ‘GENES’ is a contribution to the need that situation is creating for better understanding between Americans and Russians.

From the book. . .

“We found him and shot him and killed some of his troops before we pulled out. When we returned we found the Nazi reinforcements, that arrived too late to save the officer, burned all of the buildings and hanged ten people. They claimed there was an informer among them. When I looked up and saw the frozen bodies hanging there, I didn’t feel anything. I felt no pity or remorse for being responsible for their deaths. They were just more dead bodies. I had seen so many by then that it was just like looking at trees. I only grieved when one of our partisans died. I broke down when Sergius was killed.”

This is a different way of telling a story, but it works. Once again, the world is on fire. In the atmosphere created by the present chaos in Moscow, the Bombing of Belgrad and Kosovo, Russia, and all of Eastern Europe is preparing for major political changes. The Genes manuscript is an overture to the new scene about to be played.

AUDIO BOOK @ http://rubyreads.webs.com

Chapter 1 @ http://99getsmart.com/ruby-reads-the-genes-of-gregoria-by-david-truskoff/

Chapter 2 @ http://99getsmart.com/ruby-reads-the-genes-of-gregoria-by-david-truskoff-chapter-2/

Chapter 3 @ http://99getsmart.com/ruby-reads-the-genes-of-gregoria-by-david-truskoff-chapter-3/

Chapter 4 @ http://99getsmart.com/ruby-reads-the-genes-of-gregoria-by-david-truskoff-chapter-4/

Chapter 5 @ http://99getsmart.com/ruby-reads-the-genes-of-gregoria-by-david-truskoff-chapter-5/

Chapter 6 @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOp9AR6v-5s&feature=youtu.be

Chapter 7 @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLlUt7PpscU&feature=youtu.be

Chapter 8 @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JSCr8wtaww&feature=youtu.be

Chapter 9 @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnYwdXUXxew&feature=youtu.be

Chapter 10http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYSSQu0Yp-c&feature=youtu.be

Chapter 11http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LfHAGVht7A&feature=youtu.be

Nov 092013
 

Posted by greydogg, 99GetSmart

Chapter 7: 

Chapter 8:

Chapter 9:

Chapter 10:

Chapter 11: 

In reading the exchange of long and fascinating letters between the author, an American writer, and his cousin a Russian economist, one can take a trip into reality; real America and the real Soviet Union (Russia) as they both were until 1996. It delves deeply into the Russian psyche and speaks to the future of both countries.

This is indeed a different kind of history book. Soon a new Russia will take shape. There is a consensus among many intellectuals in Moscow that the Russia of the future will be patterned more like the new China than the western concept of a capitalist society. Post Communist Russia has arrived in the midst of world wide economic chaos. ‘GENES’ is a contribution to the need that situation is creating for better understanding between Americans and Russians.

From the book. . .

“We found him and shot him and killed some of his troops before we pulled out. When we returned we found the Nazi reinforcements, that arrived too late to save the officer, burned all of the buildings and hanged ten people. They claimed there was an informer among them. When I looked up and saw the frozen bodies hanging there, I didn’t feel anything. I felt no pity or remorse for being responsible for their deaths. They were just more dead bodies. I had seen so many by then that it was just like looking at trees. I only grieved when one of our partisans died. I broke down when Sergius was killed.”

This is a different way of telling a story, but it works. Once again, the world is on fire. In the atmosphere created by the present chaos in Moscow, the Bombing of Belgrad and Kosovo, Russia, and all of Eastern Europe is preparing for major political changes. The Genes manuscript is an overture to the new scene about to be played.

AUDIO BOOK @ http://rubyreads.webs.com

Chapter 1 @ http://99getsmart.com/ruby-reads-the-genes-of-gregoria-by-david-truskoff/

Chapter 2 @ http://99getsmart.com/ruby-reads-the-genes-of-gregoria-by-david-truskoff-chapter-2/

Chapter 3 @ http://99getsmart.com/ruby-reads-the-genes-of-gregoria-by-david-truskoff-chapter-3/

Chapter 4 @ http://99getsmart.com/ruby-reads-the-genes-of-gregoria-by-david-truskoff-chapter-4/

Chapter 5 @ http://99getsmart.com/ruby-reads-the-genes-of-gregoria-by-david-truskoff-chapter-5/

Chapter 6 @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOp9AR6v-5s&feature=youtu.be

Nov 062013
 

Posted by greydogg, 99GetSmart

In reading the exchange of long and fascinating letters between the author, an American writer, and his cousin a Russian economist, one can take a trip into reality; real America and the real Soviet Union (Russia) as they both were until 1996. It delves deeply into the Russian psyche and speaks to the future of both countries.

This is indeed a different kind of history book. Soon a new Russia will take shape. There is a consensus among many intellectuals in Moscow that the Russia of the future will be patterned more like the new China than the western concept of a capitalist society. Post Communist Russia has arrived in the midst of world wide economic chaos. ‘GENES’ is a contribution to the need that situation is creating for better understanding between Americans and Russians.

From the book. . .

“We found him and shot him and killed some of his troops before we pulled out. When we returned we found the Nazi reinforcements, that arrived too late to save the officer, burned all of the buildings and hanged ten people. They claimed there was an informer among them. When I looked up and saw the frozen bodies hanging there, I didn’t feel anything. I felt no pity or remorse for being responsible for their deaths. They were just more dead bodies. I had seen so many by then that it was just like looking at trees. I only grieved when one of our partisans died. I broke down when Sergius was killed.”

This is a different way of telling a story, but it works. Once again, the world is on fire. In the atmosphere created by the present chaos in Moscow, the Bombing of Belgrad and Kosovo, Russia, and all of Eastern Europe is preparing for major political changes. The Genes manuscript is an overture to the new scene about to be played.

AUDIO BOOK @ http://rubyreads.webs.com

Chapter 1 @ http://99getsmart.com/ruby-reads-the-genes-of-gregoria-by-david-truskoff/

Chapter 2 @ http://99getsmart.com/ruby-reads-the-genes-of-gregoria-by-david-truskoff-chapter-2/

Chapter 3 @ http://99getsmart.com/ruby-reads-the-genes-of-gregoria-by-david-truskoff-chapter-3/

Chapter 4 @ http://99getsmart.com/ruby-reads-the-genes-of-gregoria-by-david-truskoff-chapter-4/

Chapter 5 @ http://99getsmart.com/ruby-reads-the-genes-of-gregoria-by-david-truskoff-chapter-5/

Nov 022013
 

Posted by greydogg, 99GetSmart

In reading the exchange of long and fascinating letters between the author, an American writer, and his cousin a Russian economist, one can take a trip into reality; real America and the real Soviet Union (Russia) as they both were until 1996. It delves deeply into the Russian psyche and speaks to the future of both countries.

This is indeed a different kind of history book. Soon a new Russia will take shape. There is a consensus among many intellectuals in Moscow that the Russia of the future will be patterned more like the new China than the western concept of a capitalist society. Post Communist Russia has arrived in the midst of world wide economic chaos. ‘GENES’ is a contribution to the need that situation is creating for better understanding between Americans and Russians.

From the book. . .

“We found him and shot him and killed some of his troops before we pulled out. When we returned we found the Nazi reinforcements, that arrived too late to save the officer, burned all of the buildings and hanged ten people. They claimed there was an informer among them. When I looked up and saw the frozen bodies hanging there, I didn’t feel anything. I felt no pity or remorse for being responsible for their deaths. They were just more dead bodies. I had seen so many by then that it was just like looking at trees. I only grieved when one of our partisans died. I broke down when Sergius was killed.”

This is a different way of telling a story, but it works. Once again, the world is on fire. In the atmosphere created by the present chaos in Moscow, the Bombing of Belgrad and Kosovo, Russia, and all of Eastern Europe is preparing for major political changes. The Genes manuscript is an overture to the new scene about to be played.

AUDIO BOOK @ http://rubyreads.webs.com

Chapter 1 @ http://99getsmart.com/ruby-reads-the-genes-of-gregoria-by-david-truskoff/

Oct 312013
 

Posted by greydogg, 99GetSmart

Source: Punk Economics

Women’s wedges and the future of European nation states.

Will a European Tea Party emerge? The Financial Times this week believes so. What do you think? 2014 is a big year for Europe with parliamentary elections in June. The economies are still very weak, but financial markets are roaring ahead and Brussels is in triumphant mood. Can this continue? Here’s our take. We’d like to hear yours.

Writer/Director/Narrator:
David McWilliams
Producer/Filming/Editing:
Ado Brett – www.clickzoom.ie
Illustrator:
Mark Flood
Audio Mix:
John Davis
V/O Record:
Tris Dalton

©Punk Economics 2013

VIDEO @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg52VlVTSgw

Oct 262013
 

Posted by greydogg, 99GetSmart

Source: Danny Morlock, youtube

The largest public school closings in Chicago’s history circulates amidst corporate greed, disinvestment in minority neighborhoods, and occurs simultaneously with a new basketball arena for Chicago’s own DePaul University, paid for by the city.

VIDEO @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLfu8qhR_Kk

Oct 122013
 

Posted by greydogg, 99GetSmart

The world’s leading Scientists, Physicians, Attorneys, Politicians and Environmental Activists expose the corruption and dangers surrounding the widespread use of Genetically Modified Organisms in the new feature length documentary, “Seeds of Death: Unveiling the Lies of GMOs”.

Senior Executive Producer / Writer / Director: Gary Null PhD
Executive Producer/Writer/Co-Director: Richard Polonetsky
Producers: Paola Bossola, Richard Gale, James Spruill, Patrick Thompson, Valerie Van Cleve
Editors: James Spruill, Patrick Thompson, Richie Williamson, Nick Palm
Music: Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com), Armando Guarnera
Graphics: Jay Graygor

VIDEO @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6OxbpLwEjQ&feature=share