Category Archives: Culture & Society

When Big Tech Took Power in the U.S.

When Donald Trump vowed to ‘drain the swamp’ he never imagined that his favourite social media platform, Twitter, would turn against him and thus help ousting him from office. The quote derives from a leaked internal video by a Twitter … Continue reading

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World’s Highest Standard of Living

Original photo by Margaret Bourke-White, slightly enhanced by me. Click image to enlarge. Stumbled upon this iconic photo from 1937 and started wondering whether it also (to a certain degree) reflects today’s polarised America. What do you think?

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Are We Being Told the Truth About COVID-19?

Professor Sucharit Bhakdi is a Thai-German specialist in microbiology and co-author of CORONA — False Alarm?: Facts and Figures. No other topic dominates our attention as much as Coronavirus and COVID-19, the infectious disease it triggers. There’s been a global … Continue reading

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The Nature of Ayahuasca

A documentary exploring the use of Ayahuasca as a holistic medicine. Ayahausca is a traditional plant medicine from the Amazon used to treat a variety of physical and psychology illnesses and conditions. This film explores the use of the Ayahausca … Continue reading

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21st Century Schizoid Man

Painting by Barry Godber (1946–1970), slightly enhanced by me. Click image to enlarge. Stumbled upon this old record cover from King Crimson’s first album and thought how well it illustrated the fear and paranoia that corporate media and politicians worldwide … Continue reading

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Pest or Cholera? Your Choice, Dear Americans

Background image of Cornel West is courtesy of The News Journal, modified by me. Click image to enlarge. “If we choose between Trump and Biden today, next time we will have to choose between Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton. This … Continue reading

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Samsara

The above video is just a short teaser or appetiser, if you will. Watch the full film below. Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience. SAMSARA reunites director Ron Fricke and producer Mark Magidson, whose award-winning films BARAKA and CHRONOS … Continue reading

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HUMAN – the Movie

What is it that makes us human? Is it that we love, that we fight? That we laugh? Cry? Our curiosity? The quest for discovery? Driven by these questions, filmmaker and artist Yann Arthus-Bertrand spent three years collecting real-life stories … Continue reading

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Baraka

Baraka is a 1992 non-narrative documentary film directed by Ron Fricke. It explores themes via a compilation of natural events, life, human activities and technological phenomena shot in 24 countries on six continents over a 14-month period. Locations featured include … Continue reading

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Noam Chomsky: The U.S. is Simply Run by Sociopaths

How did the United States — the richest country in the world — become the worldwide epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, with one person dying of COVID-19 every 47 seconds? We spend the hour with Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned political … Continue reading

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