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March 18, 2013

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African Ivory Trade and the Role of China

March 1, 2013 by

National Geographic Television just released a superb program with Aidan Hartley that documents the killing of elephants in Africa for their ivory. The problem is fueled by China’s demand for ivory. The program concludes the only realistic solution is that the government of China must say no to the importation of ivory.

The program will certainly be run again on PBS. You can also see a preview and brief discussion of the problem by clicking “Battle for the Elephants.”

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10 Documentaries to Watch for Free (Well Mostly Free)

February 26, 2013 by

5 Broken Cameras (2012)
An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements.

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What to Watch for: GMO OMG

February 24, 2013 by

GMO OMG explores the systematic corporate takeover and potential loss of humanity’s most precious and ancient inheritance: seeds. Director Jeremy Seifert investigates how genetic alteration of food affects his kids and the health of our planet.

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What to Watch for: War Witch

February 20, 2013 by

War Witch tells the story of Komona who is only 12 when she is kidnapped by rebel soldiers and enslaved to a life of guerrilla warfare. Forced to commit unspeakable acts of brutality, she finds hope for survival in protective, ghost-like visions and in a friendship with a fellow soldier.

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McCain: Immigration reform to Include Pathway to Citizenship

January 27, 2013 by

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Firefight with Taliban through a Helmet Cam in Logar Province

January 27, 2013 by

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Sec. Clinton’s Remarks Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

January 23, 2013 by

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President Obama’s Second Inaugural Address

January 21, 2013 by

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President Obama’s nomination of Chuck Hagel and John Brennan

January 21, 2013 by

President Obama’s nomination of Chuck Hagel as the next Secretary of Defense to replace Leon Panetta and John Brennan as the next Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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President Obama’s Statement on the Fiscal Cliff

December 29, 2012 by

President Barack Obama said he is “modestly optimistic” that a deal can be reached over the fiscal cliff.

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What to Watch for: Uprising

December 29, 2012 by

Uprising tells the story of the Egyptian revolution from the perspective of its leadership and key organizers, their struggle for freedom against tremendous odds, their sacrifice, and the courage and ingenuity that allowed them to succeed in overthrowing Mubarak. Featuring major figures including four Nobel Peace Prize nominees, several Egyptian presidential candidates, the former foreign ministers of Egypt and Jordan, and former US Ambassadors and White House officials, along with never before seen footage, Uprising provides the authoritative behind-the scenes view of one of the most dramatic events of our generation.

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The Future of Afghanistan: Why its easy to be Pessimistic on Afghanistan

August 9, 2012 by

Charlie Rose had a recent discussion on Afghanistan with John Podesta, Former White House Chief of Staff and Stephen Hadley, Former National Security Advisor about their Foreign Affairs article, “The Right Way Out of Afghanistan: Leaving Behind a State That Can Govern“.

Rose also interviewed Rajiv Chandrasekaran of the Washington Post about his latest book “Little America: The War within the War for Afghanistan“.

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Video: Sen. McCain Defends Huma Abedin, Top Aide to Hillary Clinton

July 18, 2012 by

In a floor speech today, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) defended Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin, against allegations that she is part of a grand conspiracy by the Muslim Brotherhood to infiltrate the U.S. government.

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