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MUST SEE DOCUMENTARY : HUMAN by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

A few years ago, Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s helicopter broke down in rural Mali. While waiting for repairs, the filmmaker spent a day talking with a local farmer about his hopes, concerns, and priorities—examining the basic questions that shape a life. “It was the first time I had ever been confronted with really finding out about a person’s life and experiences,” Arthus-Bertrand says. And now, thanks to … Continue reading MUST SEE DOCUMENTARY : HUMAN by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

The Final Solution – A Film on Gujarat Genocide

Final Solution is a study of the politics of hate. Set in Gujarat during the period Feb/March 2002 – July 2003, the film graphically documents the changing face of right-wing politics in India through a study of the 2002 genocide of Muslims in Gujarat. It specifically examines political tendencies reminiscent of the Nazi Germany of early/mid-1930s. Final Solution is anti-hate/ violence as those who forget … Continue reading The Final Solution – A Film on Gujarat Genocide

Happy Brain: How to Overcome Our Neural Predispositions to Suffering | Amit Sood, MD

Twenty years ago, Dr. Amit Sood, a Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic, came to the U.S. thinking he was coming to the Disneyland of the world. He expected everyone here to be very happy. What he saw surprised and shocked him. In this funny, fast-moving, and deeply insightful talk, Dr. Sood shares his journey over two decades and across two continents, finding a way … Continue reading Happy Brain: How to Overcome Our Neural Predispositions to Suffering | Amit Sood, MD

Baby-Steps: Fixing Nine Common Problems One Step at a Time

Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. Fixing Families The key to solving most problems is creating small successes. Mattie says that rather than sleeping in on Saturdays and wasting a good part of her day-off, she wants to get up early and go to the gym. The problem is that she has been saying this for months, and has yet to make it. Why? Despite her Friday-night resolve … Continue reading Baby-Steps: Fixing Nine Common Problems One Step at a Time

Finding work: a guide for the over-40s

It’s the big day: after months of searching, you’ve finally landed a job interview. You wake up early, having spent an uneasy night tossing and turning. You put on your business suit. Breakfast is small – your jittery stomach won’t allow much. On the train, you calm your nerves by remembering facts and figures about yourself: companies you’ve worked for, what you did, how well … Continue reading Finding work: a guide for the over-40s

‘Rohingyas have captured the interest of the west as they are backward and liberal muslims.”

‘Rohingyas Issue Isn’t Political In India’ Ravi Hemadri, DAJI Director, talks about Rohingyas in India, lack of media coverage and resettlement issues. Hansa Malhotra,  Geetika Mantri INTERVIEWS Originally from Myanmar, the ‘boat people’ Rohingyas have been recognized by human rights organizations across the world as one of the most heavily persecuted minorities due to the systemic violence and discrimination they have faced in their own … Continue reading ‘Rohingyas have captured the interest of the west as they are backward and liberal muslims.”

We march because all immigrants must be free

With the nationwide day of action on June 30, Christopher Baum explains how Trump’s cruel policies are an intensification of those initiated by his predecessors.   MASSES OF people across the country will mobilize in a cry of protest on Saturday, June 30, as the border nightmare orchestrated by Donald Trump and his administration continues with no end in sight. More than a week after … Continue reading We march because all immigrants must be free

The pro-immigrant majority in the streets

Alan Maass rounds up reports from contributors around the country who tell what happened on the June 30 day of mobilizations to oppose Trump’s anti-immigrant hate AFTER A week that reminded everyone just how much damage Trump and the right wing can do — from the continuing nightmare for migrant families at the border to the Supreme Court’s reactionary decisions and the new opening for … Continue reading The pro-immigrant majority in the streets