donderdag 31 oktober 2013

Occupy finance: Alternative banking?

While many believe that the occupy movement fizzled away after they stopped making noise and holding demonstrations.

The activists have been busy for the past two years coming up with different ways to organize. One of these ways have been through "Occupy Finance", which comprises of smart and economically savvy individuals who have put together an alternative to the capitalist banking system, prevalent on Wall Street.

According to them "We are dedicated to the proposition that citizens are both capable of and entitled to an understanding of how the financial system under which they live operates and that those who corrupt the system should be held accountable for their actions."


Big Data: de Shell search

Tegenlicht onderzoekt hoe je met behulp van big data kunt doordringen in gesloten bolwerken. Wat geven deze enorme informatiestromen prijs over een multinational als Shell?

Sinds de onthullingen over de snuffelpraktijken van de Amerikaanse en Nederlandse inlichtingendiensten zijn we ons steeds meer bewust van de enorme hoeveelheid digitale gegevens die over ons zijn opgeslagen op het net, in de matrix. Lees meer.

Tegenlicht VPRO


Mediastan - Click here to watch the full film from Journeyman Pictures on Vimeo.

A small group of Wikileaks journalists make their way through Central Asia interviewing newspaper editors. Their real goal: to find local media outlets to publish secret US diplomatic cables.

This intelligent, guerrilla-style doc follows their fascinating journey from Afghanistan to Manhattan, through the boundaries of free speech and the minds of those who shape our understanding of the world.

American Exceptionalism: Monopoly on Democracy?

What is American exceptionalism? Where does the US's world monopoly on democracy come from? How does the US give itself license to do as it pleases? 

"Exceptionalism" is a film by RT correspondent Anissa Naouai.



Superpower illustrates how the United States has leveraged its position to ensure unilateral world domination through absolute economic and military superiority and government deception.

Superpower is a well-executed and comprehensive film that asks tough questions and goes behind the scenes of America's national security apparatus and military actions.

Far from a conspiracy film about the dangers of government secrets and regime change, this well-balanced film straddles the philosophical divide and allows viewers to understand the US quest for global dominance through economic and military strategy that is exposed through review of historical events, personal interviews, and analysis of US foreign policy.