Archive for the 'Journalism' Category

Over 40 years of “war on drugs”… What changed?

• February, 2012

‘Will anything sensible be done?’ asked Gore Vidal about the drug war, 40 years ago. So far, there’s no sign. Last week Tom Chivers posted a blog in which he observed that Portugal has recorded a fifty per cent drop in “problem drug users”, since they decriminalised all drugs. Will our government take note and act accordingly? Don’t be silly. In 1970 – half a lifetime ago – Gore Vidal wrote in The New York Times: “It is possible to stop most drug addiction in

Movie executives see record profits despite piracy fear-mongering

• January, 2012

Movie industry lobbyists like to say that online piracy costs their clients billions of dollars every year, and it’s getting worse. But that’s doesn’t quite seem to be the case, according to data released this week by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS). The CRS report (embedded below) shows that the movie industry is doing very well, earning record profits and paying executives more than ever, even as it hires fewer workers than it did just a decade ago. Although a recent National Crime Prevention

Time is Nothing // Around The World Time Lapse

• January, 2012

Vimeo outtake:: 17 Countries. 343 Days. 6237 Photographs. One incredible journey. After I quit my job last year, I packed a bag, grabbed my camera and bought a one way ticket to London. 17 countries later, I put together this time lapse video of the many amazing places I came across. Visit Kien Lam’s vimeo corner: Kien Lam

Into The Fire

• December, 2011

Press For Truth Presents Into The Fire World leaders and activists from around the world gathered for the G20 Summit. With over 19,000 police officers and security personnel on hand, the results lead to over 1100 arrests, martial law in downtown Toronto, and the most massive violation of civil liberties in Canadian history.

Stevia – Documentary .::. =Link=

• December, 2011

A great Dutch documentary on Stevia to be found here: deredactie.be

Vaccines and autism

• December, 2011

For all those who’ve declared the autism-vaccine debate over – a new scientific review begs to differ. It considers a host of peer-reviewed, published theories that show possible connections between vaccines and autism. The article in the Journal of Immunotoxicology is entitled “Theoretical aspects of autism: Causes–A review.” The author is Helen Ratajczak, surprisingly herself a former senior scientist at a pharmaceutical firm. Ratajczak did what nobody else apparently has bothered to do: she reviewed the body of published science since autism was first described

Copenhagen votes to legalise marijuana

• December, 2011

Marijuana could soon be legalised in Copenhagen, after the city voted overwhelmingly in favour of a scheme that would see the drug sold through a network of state-run shops and cafes. The scheme, if approved by the Danish parliament at the start of next year, could make the city the first to fully legalise, rather than simply tolerate, marijuana consumption. The drug is already sold openly on the streets of Christiania, a self-proclaimed ‘free town’ in the city centre, despite the closure of the neighbourhood’s

Light Created from a Vacuum

• December, 2011

The Casimir Effect Observed in Superconducting Circuit Scientists at Chalmers have succeeded in creating light from vacuum — observing an effect first predicted over 40 years ago. In an innovative experiment, the scientists have managed to capture some of the photons that are constantly appearing and disappearing in the vacuum. The experiment is based on one of the most counterintuitive, yet, one of the most important principles in quantum mechanics: that vacuum is by no means empty nothingness. In fact, the vacuum is full of

Cannabusiness

• October, 2011

Watch the full episode. The laws, concerns and events surrounding medical marijuana in Montana are in a state of flux. Some of the information presented in this May 2010 documentary is outdated. When Montana’s legislature meets in January 2011, it’s likely even more will change.