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Labor Day Special: Just Harvest: urban farming in a climate crisis

Mon, 09/02/2013 - 09:00

29:05 minutes (26.62 MB)

On Capitol Hill, elected officials have long supported big agricultural and industrial-scale farming that requires massive inputs of chemicals and fossil fuels. But can this system continue to feed the population of a warming planet?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013, Holiday Documentary: Whose land is it anyway?

Tue, 01/01/2013 - 21:35

29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Land across great swathes of the developing world has become a prime target for foreign investors. This affects communities living off the land and those throughout the region. Feeding the growing global population is one of the greatest challenges of the coming decades and how land is used is at the core of the debate. The divide between the haves and the have-nots is growing.  Each night nearly one billion people go to bed hungry while over a billion are substantially over fed, according to the UK government’s office for science.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012, Holiday Documentary, Communities in the Crosshairs: The Drug War in Guatemala

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 15:00

29:04 minutes (26.61 MB)

Last summer, 200 US marines arrived in Guatemala to disrupt the operations drug traffickers on the pacific coast. President Otto Perez Molina, inaugurated in 2012, is a retired general who rose to become head of intelligence of the Guatemalan Army. He’s talked about de-criminalizing drugs at international forums, and embraced the militarization of drug trafficking domestically. During his term, Perez Molina promised improve security by cracking down on crime, and to promote development through energy projects and the extractive industries.

Guatemala doc promo

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 13:24

1:11 minutes (1.08 MB)

Labor Day - From Crisis to Cooperatives: Lessons from Argentina’s Cartoneros

Mon, 09/03/2012 - 06:45

29:07 minutes (26.66 MB)

Over the last few years, Europe has experienced a severe financial crisis, with countries like Greece and Spain facing skyrocketing debt and unemployment. More than a decade ago, a similar situation was unfolding in Argentina. In 2001, the country suffered a debilitating economic crisis and, as a result, defaulted on its foreign debt and stopped pegging the Argentine peso to the U.S. dollar.  When the peso to dollar conversion jumped suddenly to three to one, many Argentines lost two-thirds of their savings overnight.

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