"Behind every rise of fascism is a failed revolution," said the Frankfurt School thinker Walter Benjamin. Here, Slavoj Žižek revives that statement in the context of the failed left. Zizek's latest book is "Refugees, Terror and Other Troubles with the Neighbors: Against the Double Blackmail" (https://goo.gl/m2Aj7S). Read more at BigThink.com: http://bigthink.com/videos/slavoj-zizek-on-the-failures-of-the-leftist-movement Follow Big Think here: YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink Transcript - I still believe in the saying of this oath Frankford School fellow traveler Marxist Valter Benjamin who said that behind every rise of fascism there is a failed revolution. I think even if we strategically, I'm not sure about it, accept this term Islam fascism for Islamic fundamentalist, this so called Islam fundamentalism is strictly relative with the disintegration of secular Islamic left, which was pretty strong in the '50s, '60s and so on, but then began to disintegrate. So I think we shouldn't be too fascinated with this phenomenon. We should rather ask what happened with the left. I think this phenomenon of right wing populism are strictly the obverse of something that did not happen. They didn't just happen, they happened because something else didn't happen because the left didn't provide a proper answer. And that's for me the true tragedy today. On the one hand we are entering a period, and we are already in this period for almost ten years, where rage, discontent are exploding everywhere, even in our Western countries, Occupy Wall Street in Europe, the demonstrations in France, Greece and so on. On the other hand it is as if the left, even if it succeeds in, sometimes not always, in recapturing the energy of this rage cannot really offer a new political model that would be not only seductive enough to mobilize millions of people, but even in itself it doesn't have enough consistency. What I'm saying is this, in Europe we didn't yet fully accept the fact that the 20th century is over. By this I mean the following: The 20th century left, which had basically three strengths orientations, Stalinist communism, that's over. Not only it's over, in a beautiful irony where ex-communists are still in power they are mostly the most efficient agents of the most ruthless new liberal global capitalism. Do you know what I mean? If you want to be a successful capitalist today don't go to Western Europe, go to China where every Chinese will tell you the main function, almost, of the communist party is to prevent the formation of an independent working movement trade unions to keep workers under control, Vietnam the same story and so on. Read Full Transcript Here: https://goo.gl/Ep3N3a.
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Francis Fukuyama '74 joined panelists John Mearsheimer, Peter Katzenstein and Isabel Hull Nov. 18, 2014 in a Foreign Policy forum marking the 25th anniversary of his landmark essay, "The End of History."
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The Open University’s Dr David Scott suggests some alternatives to prison. Read the article http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/criminology/radical-alternatives-prison?in_menu=689650 Free learning from The Open University http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/criminology/the-growing-demand-drugs-uk-prisons (Part 3 of 3) Playlist link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_xR5VOJ9eA&list=PLhQpDGfX5e7BUz2FF-_sJ4c1BPRar0gzq Transcript - Study Human Rights and the Law free at the Open University http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/human-rights-and-law/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tab Study BA (Honours) Criminology http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/qualifications/r21 The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality online degrees and distance learning, serving students across the globe with highly respected degree qualifications, and the triple accredited MBA. The OU teaches through its own unique method of distance learning, called ‘supported open learning’ and you do not need any formal qualifications to study with us, just commitment and a desire to find out what you are capable of. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ouopenlearn/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OUFreeLearning
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tranzit.ro/Cluj Culture and Politics of Crisis V 21.06 2017 Europe: Economic Crisis and Political Alternatives Mark Blyth & Michael Roberts Where is Europe going and what can be done about its economic malaise? The final instalment of our series of lectures ‘Culture and Politics of Crisis’ focuses on the current European political and economic deadlock. As such, it sets the stage for a dialogue between two of the most important political economists of our time: Mark Blyth and Michael Roberts. For Roberts, the European crisis is diagnosed from a Marxist perspective. For Blyth, the analysis is infused by heterodox Keynesian views. Consequently, the two scholars diverge both in terms of situating the main cause of crisis and the main solution to it: for Roberts the emphasis falls on the general fall of the rate of profit affecting capital in our time, with anti-capitalism as the solution. For Blyth the crisis is caused by a lack of demand and investment and the way out is a different kind of capitalism. Between these diverging diagnostics and challenging solutions affecting the global and continental predicament, the fate of the East of Europe will also come in the spotlight: what are the limits of the semi-peripheral condition of this region and what remedies does it permit – Lexit, national sovereignty, regionalism à la Visegrad? Is a reformed, more social and egalitarian EU possible? Or, if not, how – or even why? – should we stop its nationalist disintegration? Mark Blyth teaches at Brown University, and is the author of Great Transformations. Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the 20th Century (2002) and Austerity. The History of a Dangerous Idea (2015). Michael Roberts is a Marxist economist living in London, author of The Great Recession (2009) and The Long Depression (2016). Moderators: Cornel Ban (Boston University, author of How Global Neoliberalism Goes Local (2016)) Alex Cistelecan (Petru Maior University, CriticAtac)
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Britain's Parliament has failed to break the deadlock over Brexit, bringing the UK one step closer to a no-deal withdrawal which many say would damage the economy. UK politicians have failed to agree to an alternative to Prime Minister Theresa May's deal, less than two weeks before Britain is due to leave the European Union. But the ongoing Brexit chaos could be an opportunity for the PM, as Paolo Montecillo reports. For more on the Brexit chaos, Piers Linney joined us from Manchester. He's an entrepreneur with a professional background in law, investment banking and fund management. He wants Article 50 revoked. #brexit #EUparliament #vote Subscribe: http://trt.world/subscribe Livestream: http://trt.world/ytlive Facebook: http://trt.world/facebook Twitter: http://trt.world/twitter Instagram: http://trt.world/instagram Visit our website: http://trt.world
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In which Jacob Clifford and Adriene Hill teach you about Economic Systems and Macroeconomics. So, economics is basically about choices. We'll look at some of the broadest economic choices when we talk about the difference between planned economies and market economies. We'll get into communism, socialism, command economies, and capitalism. We'll look at how countries choose the kind of system they're going to use (spoiler alert: many end up with mixed economies). We'll also look into how individuals make economic choices. Crash Course is now on Patreon! You can support us directly by signing up at http://www.patreon.com/crashcourse Thanks to the following Patrons for their generous monthly contributions that help keep Crash Course free for everyone forever: Mark Brouwer, Jan Schmid, Anna-Ester Volozh, Robert Kunz, Jason A Saslow, Christian Ludvigsen, Chris Peters, Brad Wardell, Beatrice Jin, Roger C. Rocha, Eric Knight, Jessica Simmons, Jeffrey Thompson, Elliot Beter, Today I Found Out, James Craver, Ian Dundore, Jessica Wode, SR Foxley, Sandra Aft, Jacob Ash, Steve Marshall TO: Everyone FROM: Martin To gild refined gold is just silly. TO: Dana FROM: Cameron Still holding out. We're going to make it! Thank you so much to all of our awesome supporters for their contributions to help make Crash Course possible and freely available for everyone forever: Raymond Cason, Marcel Pogorzelski, Cowgirlgem, Chua Chen Wei, Catherine Emond, Victoria Uney, Robin Uney, Damian Shaw, Sverre Rabbelier Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashCourse Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse Tumblr - http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support Crash Course on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crashcourse CC Kids: http://www.youtube.com/crashcoursekids
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Could the Brexit deadlock lead to a general election? Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F Newsnight is the BBC's flagship news and current affairs TV programme - with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews. Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsnight Twitter: https://twitter.com/BBCNewsnight Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsnight
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Arvind Kejriwal's talks about Political alternative with volunteers.
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Support #TheDeshBhakt & Join the Independent Satire Club on 1. Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/akashbanerjee 2. Instamojo - http://imojo.in/fixm3d Stay up to date with - news / politics / society / satire on #Twitter - @akashbanerjee #Instagram & #Facebook - @akashbanerjee.in ----------------------- Ep. 50 of The Desh Bhakt takes a closer look at the biggest question looming over the nation ... if not Modi - then WHO? More than the economy / communalism / women's safety / foreign relations - this is one question that has people stumped. The Desh Bhakt (in national interest) decided to test what are the qualities needed for a PM and who could be alternatives (if at all) Enjoy / Share / Engage!
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There are more forms of hepatitis than there are major parties in America. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at Apple Podcasts: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ---------------- Nearly a dozen Democrats are already running for president. The highlights so far include an interview about immigration livestreamed from a dental chair, a former Harvard professor popping a beer like jes' plain folks on New Year's Eve, and a draconian former prosecutor pledging her allegiance to Wakanda. Democrats are tripping over each other to pitch Medicare for All, Free College for All, Guaranteed Jobs for All, and laying taxes on wealth as well as income. And then there's Howard Schultz. The former CEO of Starbucks is considering a run for president as a "centrist independent." He says that the national debt threatens economic growth, that we shouldn't demonize successful entrepreneurs, and that the government can't be all things to all people. That brought public hate, contempt, and character assassination from every conceivable angle. It's not just anti-globalist lefties on the attack. The New York Times' op-ed page says he's narcissistic, delusional, and fanatical. His potential run, his critics claim, would be nothing short of "reckless idiocy." But Schultz's belief that neither major party represents America is widely shared. A plurality of Americans don't identify with either party. And nearly three-quarters of us think the country is headed in the wrong direction, which helps to explain why neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump won a majority of the popular vote in 2016. The two-party duopoly and its supporters in the media understand how widely disliked they are, which is why they want to kneecap anyone who isn't on Team Red or Team Blue. You don't have to agree with Schultz to understand that having more voices and ideas on the table at this point in the election cycle is a good thing—especially when you consider the alternatives. Democrats fear people such as Schultz because they think he will drain votes from whoever their nominee ends up being, giving Trump a path to re-election. But that's actually a faulty analysis. Former Republican Rep. John Anderson was blamed for pulling votes from Jimmy Carter in 1980, but almost half his supporters would have gone with Reagan as their second choice. In 1992, the GOP fingered Ross Perot as a political saboteur, but the 19 percent of Americans who pulled the lever for the Texas Billionaire were equally split between Bush and Clinton as their fallback. In 2016, socially liberal and fiscally conservative voters—Schultz's demographic—broke for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, suggesting the coffee-shop magnate would pull votes from the incumbent president rather than his Democratic challenger. Four years ago, during his attempt to win the Democratic nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I–Vt.) complained that we don't "need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants." If variety in armpit aroma isn't his thing, I'd like to believe that the Vermont socialist would at least favor more choice at the ballot box. Right now, there are more forms of hepatitis than viable political parties in America. So it's kind of fitting that the former CEO of a company that introduced infinite choice in coffee drinks is now being dragged for threatening to expand the political spectrum all the way from A to C. If American politics can't stand even the possibility of an independent candidate who praises capitalism, opposes massive tax increases, and wants to reduce federal debt, we're already screwed. Edited by Mark McDaniel. Cameras by Jim Epstein. Graphics by Joshua Swain. Ghost Dance by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. Photo Credits: David Becker/ZUMA Press/Newscom; Brian Cahn/ZUMA Press/Newscom; Brian Cahn/TNS/Newscom; Rick Friedman/Polaris/Newscom; Imagine China/Newscom; Everett Collection/Newscom; Arnie Sachs/SIPA/Newscom; Mark Reinstein/ZUMA Press/Newscom; JASON REDMOND/REUTERS/Newscom
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When people say the Green New Deal or tackling the climate crisis would be too expensive, just look at the alternatives, says Chris Hayes - like the immensely costly damage two air force bases sustained over the last six months due to natural disasters. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news and in-depth analysis of the headlines, as well as informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more. Connect with MSNBC Online Visit msnbc.com: http://on.msnbc.com/Readmsnbc Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter: MSNBC.com/NewslettersYouTube Find MSNBC on Facebook: http://on.msnbc.com/Likemsnbc Follow MSNBC on Twitter: http://on.msnbc.com/Followmsnbc Follow MSNBC on Instagram: http://on.msnbc.com/Instamsnbc Think Tackling Climate Crisis Is Too Expensive? Look At The Alternatives | All In | MSNBC
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Geopolitical Talk with Robert Sawers, February 26, 2019 President Trump has now survived his first test as US President and, barring serious findings from the Mueller Inquiry, he will run for a second term with reasonable prospects of winning. Like him or not, he is set to be the most consequential president for fifty years. An assessment of the implications of a return to the sort of great power politics that the United States is now pursuing, away from the rules based international order that Europe (and previous US Presidents) have nurtured since WWII. A look at how China and Russia are responding, and the implications for the Middle East. What does it mean for Europe, with our own politics roiled by populist pressures? How can Europe find its own way in the new geopolitical environment, while managing the divisive issues of migration, inequality and nationalism? A look also at Britain’s role, in the aftermath of Brexit that – even if it is well managed – will have consequences for not just Britain but for Europe more widely. Robert John Sawers is Chairman and Partner of Macro Advisory Partners. He joined the firm in 2015 after completing his five-year tenure as Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). As Chief of MI6 he modernized the way the Service works and created a more open approach to public accountability, as well as leading the organisation through a period of high terrorist threat and international political upheaval. Prior to leading MI6, Sawers was the UK’s Ambassador to the United Nations (2007-2009), Political Director of the Foreign Office (2003-2007), Special Representative in Iraq (2003), Ambassador to Cairo (2001-2003), and Foreign Policy Advisor to Prime Minister Tony Blair (1999-2001). He is a Non-Executive Director of BP, a Visiting Professor at King’s College London, a Senior Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute, and a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation. http://www.iwm.at/events/event/changing-politics-and-geopolitics/
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What is ABA? What is the purpose of ABA therapy? Is ABA good for Autistic children? Is there a link between ABA and PTSD? What's the alternative? Answers to all of these questions and more in this episode of Ask an Autistic! Note: At 1:15 I say, "the operant being the Autistic child", but what I meant to say was, "the operant being the Therapist". Writings on the connection between ABA and trauma/PTSD: http://www.astraeasweb.net/politics/aba.html (part one) http://www.astraeasweb.net/politics/aba2.html (part two) http://www.autistichoya.com/2012/09/what-they-should-be-talking-about.html http://unstrangemind.wordpress.com/2013/01/27/no-you-dont/ http://autismmythbusters.com/parents/therapy/the-truth-about-aba/ Writings on the topic of ABA and other behavioural therapies: http://www.sentex.net/~nexus23/naa_aba.html http://www.thinkingautismguide.com/2011/11/advocacy-begins-with-no.html? http://thecaffeinatedautistic.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/509/ http://thecaffeinatedautistic.wordpress.com/2013/01/29/what-they-didnt-tell-me/ http://a-view-of-my-own.tumblr.com/post/56006330011/abuse-but-its-lovez http://neurowonderful.tumblr.com/post/73541320863/aba-therapy-approaches Writings from the parents of Autistic children: http://emmashopebook.com/2012/10/10/tackling-that-troublesome-issue-of-aba-and-ethics/ http://emmashopebook.com/2013/11/05/more-on-aba/ http://loveexplosions.net/2013/01/30/the-cost-of-compliance-is-unreasonable/ http://emmashopebook.com/2013/04/10/the-influence-of-others/ http://lifehiswayblog.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/changing-the-child-vs-helping-the-child/ My blog: http://neurowonderful.tumblr.com The track used in this video was "Like Music" by pheraph http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ The captions for this video were graciously provided by Hannah of http://captainindigo.tumblr.com/ Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/Gdkh/
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The Congress was reduced to zero seats in Delhi today as Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party swept the election, leaving just three seats for its main rival BJP and none for the rest. All 70 Congress candidates lost, but as many as 62 of them lost their deposit, which means they did not win even a sixth of the votes cast. Ajay Maken, who led the party's disastrous campaign, resigned as its general secretary, owing responsibility for the rout. For More information on this news visit : http://www.newsx.com/ Connect with us on Social platform at : http://www.facebook.com/newsxonline Subscribe to our YouTube Channel : http://www.youtube.com/newsxlive
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Featuring Emma Ashford, Research Fellow, Cato Institute (@EmmaMAshford); John Glaser, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute (@jwcglaser); Caleb O. Brown, Director of Multimedia, Cato Institute (@cobrown). President Trump has repeatedly signaled his intention to declare Iran in violation of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal. The problem is that Iran is in fact complying with its obligations under the deal, which significantly rolled back Iran’s nuclear program, imposed strict limits on what remained, and subjected Iran to the most intrusive inspections regime in the world. The alternative policy options outside the JCPOA are unappealing. In a new Cato Policy Analysis, Emma Ashford and John Glaser assess the costs of four alternatives – sanctions, challenging Iranian influence in the Middle East, supporting internal groups to foment regime change, and military action – and conclude they all carry unacceptably high risks and threaten to exacerbate the very behavior Iran hawks hope to forestall.
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✪✪✪✪✪ WORK FROM HOME! Looking for WORKERS for simple Internet data entry JOBS. $15-20 per hour. SIGN UP here - http://jobs.theaudiopedia.com ✪✪✪✪✪ ✪✪✪✪✪ The Audiopedia Android application, INSTALL NOW - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wTheAudiopedia_8069473 ✪✪✪✪✪ What is SCENARIO ANALYSIS? What does SCENARIO ANALYSIS mean? SCENARIO ANALYSIS meaning - SCENARIO ANALYSIS definition - SCENARIO ANALYSIS explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. SUBSCRIBE to our Google Earth flights channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6UuCPh7GrXznZi0Hz2YQnQ Scenario analysis is a process of analyzing possible future events by considering alternative possible outcomes (sometimes called "alternative worlds"). Thus, scenario analysis, which is one of the main forms of projection, does not try to show one exact picture of the future. Instead, it presents several alternative future developments. Consequently, a scope of possible future outcomes is observable. Not only are the outcomes observable, also the development paths leading to the outcomes. In contrast to prognoses, the scenario analysis is not based on extrapolation of the past or the extension of past trends. It does not rely on historical data and does not expect past observations to remain valid in the future. Instead, it tries to consider possible developments and turning points, which may only be connected to the past. In short, several scenarios are fleshed out in a scenario analysis to show possible future outcomes. Each scenario normally combines optimistic, pessimistic, and more and less probable developments. However, all aspects of scenarios should be plausible. Although highly discussed, experience has shown that around three scenarios are most appropriate for further discussion and selection. More scenarios risks making the analysis overly complicated. Scenario-building is designed to allow improved decision-making by allowing consideration of outcomes and their implications. Scenario analysis can also be used to illuminate "wild cards." For example, analysis of the possibility of the earth being struck by a meteor suggests that whilst the probability is low, the damage inflicted is so high that the event is much more important (threatening) than the low probability (in any one year) alone would suggest. However, this possibility is usually disregarded by organizations using scenario analysis to develop a strategic plan since it has such overarching repercussions. In economics and finance, a financial institution might use scenario analysis to forecast several possible scenarios for the economy (e.g. rapid growth, moderate growth, slow growth) and for financial market returns (for bonds, stocks and cash) in each of those scenarios. It might consider sub-sets of each of the possibilities. It might further seek to determine correlations and assign probabilities to the scenarios (and sub-sets if any). Then it will be in a position to consider how to distribute assets between asset types (i.e. asset allocation); the institution can also calculate the scenario-weighted expected return (which figure will indicate the overall attractiveness of the financial environment). It may also perform stress testing, using adverse scenarios. Depending on the complexity of the problem, scenario analysis can be a demanding exercise. It can be difficult to foresee what the future holds (e.g. the actual future outcome may be entirely unexpected), i.e. to foresee what the scenarios are, and to assign probabilities to them; and this is true of the general forecasts never mind the implied financial market returns. The outcomes can be modeled mathematically/statistically e.g. taking account of possible variability within single scenarios as well as possible relationships between scenarios. In general, one should take care when assigning probabilities to different scenarios as this could invite a tendency to consider only the scenario with the highest probability. In politics or geopolitics, scenario analysis involves reflecting on the possible alternative paths of a social or political environment and possibly diplomatic and war risks. While there is utility in weighting hypotheses and branching potential outcomes from them, reliance on scenario analysis without reporting some parameters of measurement accuracy (standard errors, confidence intervals of estimates, metadata, standardization and coding, weighting for non-response, error in reportage, sample design, case counts, etc.) is a poor second to traditional prediction. Especially in “complex” problems, factors and assumptions do not correlate in lockstep fashion. Once a specific sensitivity is undefined, it may call the entire study into question.....
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MPs have given no majority to any of the eight Brexit alternatives considered on day one of the indicative vote process. The option to have a second referendum won the largest support with 268 'yes' votes to 295 'no' votes. Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay said, with no majority for any of the options, MPs should now back Mrs May's deal "in the national interest". Earlier, Theresa May said she will stand down as Prime Minister once her Brexit deal has passed. In a meeting with Conservative MPs, Mrs May said she had "heard very clearly the mood of the parliamentary party", adding "she would not remain in post for the next phase of the negotiations". The Prime Minister did not name a date for her departure from 10 Downing Street, but her announcement sets the stage for a Conservative leadership election within the coming weeks or months. But hours after Mrs May's announcement, the Democratic Unionist Party said it would not support the Government if it tables a fresh meaningful Brexit vote because "the necessary changes we seek to the backstop have not been secured". • Subscribe to ITV News on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2lOHmNj • Get breaking news and more stories at http://www.itv.com/news Follow ITV News on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itvnews/ Follow ITV News on Twitter: https://twitter.com/itvnews Follow ITV News on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itvnews/
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Five House Committee chairmen have sent letters to both Attorney General William Barr and the White House demanding documents regarding the administration’s decision not to defend the Affordable Care Act in federal court and threatened using “alternative means” if the executive branch fails to comply. The letters followed requests made last month after the Department of Justice announced in late March that it had determined the legislation was unconstitutional, The Hill reported. In court papers filed with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, according to USA Today, the administration “argued that Congress made the law untenable in 2017 by eliminating tax penalties for people who do not purchase insurance. The provision was part of the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul passed by Republicans in 2017.” “In the district court, the Department of Justice took the position that the remainder of the ACA was severable,” the DOJ court filing stated, in part, according to the newspaper. “But upon further consideration and review of the district court’s opinion, it is the position of the United States that the balance of the ACA also is inseverable and must be struck down.” In the letters to the Trump administration and the Justice Department, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr., D-N.J., Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Richard E. Neal, D-Mass., and Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, D-Va., argued the DOJ has taken a “new — and flawed — legal position.” https://www.westernjournal.com/top-dems-threaten-use-alternative-means-obtain-trump-admin-documents/
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For almost three decades Trademark Belfast has been at the forefront of providing a trade-union based analysis of and response to the constitutional, political, identity and conflict-related challenges facing Northern Ireland. Over the past decade, Trademark Belfast has been working to embed radical political education in the British and Irish trade union movements, with the aim of ‘growing’ a cohort of trade union activists that are equipped with the tools to understand, analyse and critique the system as well as advance progressive alternatives.
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Speaker(s): Eliot Cohen, Francis Fukuyama, Gideon Rose, Fareed Zakaria Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 7:00pm Political pundits and professors commemorate the late political scientist Samuel P. Huntington. .A panel of Huntington’s former students including CNN host and Time Magazine editor Fareed R. Zakaria, Johns Hopkins Professor Eliot A. Cohen ’77, Political Economist Francis Fukuyama, and Foreign Affairs Managing Editor Gideon G. Rose discuss Huntington’s academic and personal legacy and his role as one of the most influential and controversial political academics of the last fifty years. Huntington's theory that war is the result of cultural clashes has implications for immigration that make it one of his most widely cited and contested ideas.The panelists shared an admiration for his personality, and also praised him as an academic and professor. Topics: US Foreign Policy Diplomacy
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British lawmakers have again failed to find a majority for any proposal in votes on alternatives to the government's rejected Brexit deal, rejecting four options in votes in the House of Commons. Welcome to The National, the flagship nightly newscast of CBC News »»» Subscribe to The National to watch more videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCTheNational?sub_confirmation=1 Voice Your Opinion & Connect With Us Online: The National Updates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenational The National Updates on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBCTheNational »»» »»» »»» »»» »»» The National is CBC Television's flagship news program. Airing six days a week, the show delivers news, feature documentaries and analysis from some of Canada's leading journalists.
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What the difference in brain structure between liberals and conservatives? And where do our political convictions come from: rational deliberation, or biological determinism? Psychiatrist Gail Saltz explains. Read more at BigThink.com: http://bigthink.com/videos/gail-saltz-the-brain-differences-of-liberals-versus-conservatives Follow Big Think here: YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink Transcript - So I think what’s really fascinating is that there have been a number of recent studies looking at brain structural differences between liberals and conservatives. And what’s been found in several studies is that liberals tend to have a larger anterior cingulate gyrus. That is an area that is responsible for taking in new information and that impact of the new information on decision making or choices. Conservatives tended on the whole to have a larger right amygdala. Amygdala being a deeper brain structure that processes more emotional information - specifically fear based information. So it’s really responsible for the flight or fright response. And this isn’t everybody. It’s not black and white and of course then, you know, what about all of the people in the middle? But basically the study showed that if you just based it on brain structural size different you could predict who would be a conservative and who would be a liberal with frequency of 71.6 percent. 71.6 percent is a pretty high ability to predict who is a conservative and who is a liberal just from brain structure. When you look at what your parents were in terms of predicting what you might be in terms of conservative versus liberal, that enabled you to predict in studies at a rate of 69.5 percent. So very close. Not quite as good and why is that interesting? It’s because the brain is plastic. So the question as to whether you have a brain structure to start with that informs whether you will be a liberal or conservative or whether the formation of certain thoughts from your parents for example shapes your brain structure. Because the brain is plastic and ever changing, particularly in youth. So does thinking certain thoughts or predominantly let’s say utilizing your right amygdala versus your anterior cingulate gyrus inform the growth of those areas and therefore help you predict later who is liberal and who is conservative. So in terms of interpreting the meaning of different sized structures for a liberal versus a conservative I think you have to look at what that area is predominantly responsible for. So for instance for conservatives if you’re right amygdala is enlarged and that’s the fear processing area you would expect maybe choices or decisions or character and personality to be more informed by a response to a fearful situation. So for example conservatives in fact in personality studies do tend to rate higher in areas of stability, loyalty, not liking change, being more religiously involved in terms of decision making, having that rate higher for them in making certain choices. And if you look at liberals from a personality character standpoint you’re going to find stronger ratings in terms of liking change wanting to actually base decision making on new information, on science information. And so those differences are not surprising in light of these brain structural differences. Being a liberal or being a conservative really is not black and white. It’s really a bell shaped curve where, you know, someone who considers themselves conservative may be far less conservative so to speak than someone else who still calls themselves a conservative. And that bell shaped curve continues all the way through where in the middle there may be a large group that calls themselves independents.
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Yale professor Amy Chua has two precautionary tales for Americans, and their names are Libya and Iraq. "We’re starting to see in America something that I’ve seen in other countries that is not good," says Chua. "We don’t want to go there. We don’t want to get to the point where we look at people on the other side of the political spectrum and we see them not just as people that we disagree with but literally as our enemy, as immoral, “un-American” people." Tribalism is innate to humanity, and it is the glue that holds nations together—but it's a Goldilocks conundrum: too much or too little of it and a nation will tear at the seams. It becomes most dangerous when two hardened camps form and obliterate all the subtribes beneath them. Chua stresses the importance of "dividing yourself so that you don’t get entrenched in just two terrible tribes." Having many identities and many points of overlap with fellow citizens is what keeps a country's unity strong. When that flexibility disappears, and a person becomes only a Republican or a Democrat—or only a Sunni Muslim or a Shia Muslim, as in Iraq—that's when it's headed for danger. In this expansive and brilliant talk on political tribes, Chua explains what happens when minorities and majorities clash, why post-colonial nations are often doomed to civil war, and why you can't just replace dictators with democracy. Amy Chua is the author of Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations. Read more at BigThink.com: http://bigthink.com/videos/amy-chua-how-hardened-tribalism-leads-to-civil-wars Follow Big Think here: YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink Transcript: I think a great example of group blindness in the United States is when Woodrow Wilson said in 1915—in a very famous speech—“There are no groups in America. America doesn’t consist of groups. And if you continue to think of yourself as belonging to a smaller group you’re not American.” It’s astonishing that he could say this—these universalist tones at a time when Native Americans were largely still denied citizenship, Mexican Americans were still being lynched, Asian Americans were barred from owning land, and African Americans were being subjected to violence and degradation virtually every day. And yet he was saying we don’t have any groups here. So that’s an example of almost willful blindness to groups. And sometimes this kind of universalist rhetoric, “Oh we’re all just one people,” is a way of hiding a lot of inequality and smaller kinds of group oppression. So if you look at a country like Libya they’re actually a little bit like the United States. That is, they are a wildly multi-ethnic nation. The problem is they don’t have a strong enough overarching national identity to hold it together. And the goal is a group—or a country, in this case—that has, on the one hand, a very strong overarching national identity: “We’re Americans,” but—importantly—at the same time allows individual, subgroup, and tribal identities to flourish. You should be a country where you can say, “I’m Irish American,” or, “I’m Libyan American,” and yet be intensely patriotic at the same time. So: “I’m Muslim American. I’m Chinese American. I’m Nigerian American.” So, at its best, in America, there should be a certain amount of porousness and fluidity across tribes. It’s when tribalism gets really entrenched that things can get very dangerous. Western democracies at their best—or just any democracies—are when people have crosscutting group identities. So it’s like okay, I’m a Democrat or I’m a Republican but I’m also Asian American or African American or straight or gay, wealthy or not wealthy. Just different ways of dividing yourself so that you don’t get entrenched in just two terrible tribes. It’s sort of like, if I’m talking about sports I’m with you, but if I’m talking about food preferences I’m with you, and you could have different groups that neutralize each other. One of the problems with what we’re seeing in America today is that it seems increasingly that certain tribes are hardening. In particular, you’ve got what is very misleadingly called the “coastal elites”. In a way, that’s misleading because coastal elites are not all coastal and they’re also not all elites in the sense of being wealthy. Often, in this term coastal elites is included professional elites or even students who have no money but they’re well-educated, they’re progressive, they are multicultural and cosmopolitan. And we’re starting to see in America something that I’ve seen in other countries that is not good.
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Conference in Moscow "The alternatives to globalism: the strategies of the multipolar world". Part 2 19th March 2018 Leonid Savin, Vavra Suk, Emmanuel Leroy www.geopolitica.ru Geopolitica.ru is a platform for continuous monitoring of the geopolitical situation in the world, based on the application of methods of classical and postclassical geopolitics. The portal follows the line of the Eurasian approach. The analytical group cooperates closely with the International Eurasian Movement, as well as the Center for Geopolitical Expertises, the Center for Conservative Studies and some ex-members of Katehon think tank.
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