Posts tagged “bill moyers”
January 18, 2014
Saturday, January 18th at 5PM
Barnes & Noble Sugarhouse
1104 East 2100 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Danny Schechter has made six documentaries about Nelson Mandela and has been a supporter of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa since the 60s. Join him as he discusses Mandela’s extraordinary contributions to his people, his world wide iconic presence, and the suffering still taking place in South Africa today.
A completely unique biography and thematic telling of the story of Nelson Mandela, Madiba A to Z draws on Danny Schechter’s forty-year relationship with Madiba. Danny collaborated closely with the makers of the major motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris which released everywhere on Christmas Day. Each chapter of this unique portrait corresponds to a letter of the alphabet, and the letters cover major and minor, unexpected and fascinating themes in Mandela’s life and his impact on others, including Athlete, Bully, Comrade, Forgiveness, Indigenous, Jailed, Militant, and President.
July 9, 2013
On June 28, billmoyers.com featured an adaptation from Joel Berg’s book All You Can Eat: How Hungry is America? In this article, published in the website’s “Perspectives” section, Berg walks his readers through a condensed and accessible history of how food aid has been tied to farm aid dating back to the Great Depression.
Berg notes that in the present moment House Republicans are pushing to separate SNAP from the Farm Bill (two systems that have worked in tangent for decades) in order to make it easier to make cuts.
Berg disagrees with this potential move, and argues instead that farm bills should be considered food bills, with SNAP a continuing part of them. “Food producers and consumers are mutually dependent upon each other,” he says. “When so many Americans are low-income and hungry or food insecure, that limits the amount of money they can spend on food, thus limiting income for food producers.
June 18, 2013
Told you so.
Some might deem it celebratory to utter this phrase, as if one is boasting about their own clever foresight. But when it comes to serious matters — matters that affect millions of people, their jobs, their health, and their livelihoods, there is no satisfaction in being right about predicting bad conditions. It’s much better to predict good news. But as it now stands in our country, many problems that emerged years ago have developed into sheer catastrophes, despite the many warnings of forward-thinking experts, scholars and observers.
Disturbingly, those of us who saw the warning signs and called attention to the storm clouds on the horizon are routinely ignored or even chastised, while the blatant war mongers, the misleaders, the defrauders and the corporate apologists are given ample TV/radio time and space on op-ed pages to promote their wrongheaded views. What kind of nation prosecutes whistleblowers for telling the truth, while the perpetrators of blatant, criminal actions by governments and corporations continue to walk free and enjoy the fruits of their shameful actions?
Tags: Adolph Reed, barack obama, Barbara Ehrenreich, bill moyers, Bob Monks, Glass-Steagall Act, James Hansen, Jim Hightower, Lawrence Summers, Lois Gibbs, National Security Agency, Nomi Prins, patriot act, ralph nader, ramsey clark, San Onofre nuclear plant, told you so, William Greider
December 11, 2009Howard Zinn will appear on Bill Moyers Journal Friday night to talk about his new film The People Speak, the historical sources that inspired it, and more. Friday, December 11 at 9pm ET; check local listings here.