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I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. DeGaulle
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“DDT Was So Safe You Could Eat It” — And Other Killer Myths Of Modern Technology

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Rachel Carson’s brave, science-based book — the beginning of the environmental movement — turns 50. Have we learned anything from giant blunders in the name of progress?

 

'"It just rang true," says Bob Brown, former leader of Australia's Greens Party. "It slowly led to the formation of green politics globally; the establishment of departments of the environment and

ministers, the US's Environmental Protection Agency and eventually their Clean Air Act. Then the formation of the world's first green party in Tasmania in 1972. It was the watershed in modern eco-history."

 

"The natural systems upon which we are totally reliant have their limits," says Stephen Boyden, emeritus professor and founding professor in 1965 of the human ecology program at the Australian National University in Canberra.

 

"Tobacco, or thalidomide, or CFCs are examples of cultural maladaptation," says Boyden, "initially defended by vested interests until reversed by a decisive cultural shift by first-order reformers like Carson." He believes that the current backlash against the clear scientific evidence that humans are accelerating global warming, and the accompanying belief that we can produce a mechanical "fix" to adapt to an

earth with an altered biological cycle, are examples of, "the folly of our minds".'

 

 

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The Mouse That Roared - a documentary film

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Birgitta Jónsdóttir—parliamentarian, activist, poet, Buddhist, single mom—fights to make Iceland the free speech capital of the digital world.

 

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IMAGINE A NATION that offers a safe haven to whistleblowers risking their lives to stand up and speak the truth.

IMAGINE AN INTERNET that empowers “netizens,” rather than collecting data and spying on them.

Well, the tiny nation of Iceland is working together to do just that, and a unique woman, an Icelandic MP named Birgitta Jónsdóttir is leading the fight for digital democracy.

I'm Judith Ehrlich, and I was nominated for an Academy Award when I directed “The Most Dangerous Man in America, Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers.” This film expands on the issues of my previous film, in the context of the 21st century.

TRANSPARENCY!

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