April 11, 2014 - 6:30pm
Since February 11, 2014, a group of inspiring autoworkers has been on hunger strike (consuming nothing but clear liquids) as part of a protest against General Motors’ inhumane treatment of employees at an assembly plant in Bogotá, Colombia. The injured workers who formed ASOTRECOL were severely injured at work, then illegally fired and left to a system rigged to deny workers’ comp.
The workers have peacefully protested, occupying tents in front of the US Embassy for almost 1,000 days and engaging in actions to bring the situation to the world’s attention.
April 12, 2014 - 7:30pm
Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants with co-author Gail Hudson
Hosted by Claire Hope Cummings
“Steeped in science, Goodall’s feelings for the plants are spiritual—and her concern for their fate in the modern world is forthrightly political.”
—Michael Pollan, author
The world’s foremost authority on chimpanzees shows us the secret world of plants with all their mysteries and potential for healing our bodies as well as Planet Earth.
April 12, 2014 - 7:30pm
Hosted by Don Goldmacher
Hot news! Matt Taibbi has left Rolling Stone and just joined Pierre Omidyar's group of original, independent journalists to produce a second digital magazine. The first is The Intercept, with writing by Glen Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill and other fearless journalists.
April 15, 2014 - 7:00pm
Standing Army, directed by Enrico Parenti and Thomas Fazi, is an award-winning documentary film about the global network of U.S. military bases, the impact that these have on local populations, and the military-industrial complex that lies behind it.
April 16, 2014 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
The relationship between heat, air and moisture are essential in designing efficient, durable and comfortable buildings (commodity, firmness and delight). Yet, Psychrometry is traditionally taught without reference to design. This class will focus on understanding the interaction of heat, air and moisture in understanding human comfort, HVAC, and enclosure design. As designers understand these concepts they will better be able to communicate design goals and, more importantly, how to achieve those goals to their consultants.
April 16, 2014 - 7:30pm
Kathy Kelly co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a campaign to end U.S. military and economic warfare.
April 23, 2014 - 6:00pm
Adrianna Quintero, Senior Attorney; Director, Latino Outreach, Natural Resources Defense Council
Gary Segura, Professor of American Politics and Chair of Chicano/a Studies, Stanford University
Anita Martinez, Retired College Educator; Environmentalist; Community Health and Safety Activist
April 24, 2014 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
On the modern battlefield, religion both enables and constrains military operations. This is true not only for insurgents and terrorists, motivated by radical religious ideals, but also for professional soldiers, for whom religion is a constant feature of the military landscape. Religion influences the selection of targets, the timing of attacks, the zeal with which units execute their mission and the ability of soldiers to face the challenge of war.
April 27, 2014 - 7:00pm
Ali Abunimah's new book, The Battle for Justice in Palestine, begins "The Palestinians are winning."
Efforts to reach a two-state solution have finally collapsed; the struggle for justice in Palestine is at a crossroads. As Israel and its advocates lurch toward greater extremism, this book offers clear analysis of the crossroads moment and looks forward with urgency down the path to a more hopeful future.
April 29, 2014 - 6:00pm
Liu Lican, Journalist, ChinaGustavo Faleiros, Journalist, Brazil
Imelda Abano, Journalist, PhilippinesMichael Simire, Journalist, Nigeria
James Fahn, Executive Director, Internews' "Earth Journalism Network" – Moderator