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Robert Jensen on Capitalism v. Christianity: A Tale of Two Cults

Challenging the conventional wisdom of many secular and religious folk. University of Texas at Austin, Professor of Journalism, Dr. Robert Jensen argues that faith in the Cult of Capitalism is irrational and that a commitment to a reformulated Cult of Christianity (along with other religious traditions) is rational as we face up to the corrosive effects of modern life on human nature and the destructive effects of modern life on nature. As inequality and ecological collapse intensify, where do we look for values based on solidarity and sustainability? This talk is part of the First Unitarian Universalist Church’s weekly Public Affairs Forum. Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover Ave., Austin 78756 Produced / Edited by Jeffry Zavala. Videography by Grace Alfar, Jeff Zavala, & Michelle Dougherty. An Austin Indymedia Production. http://Austin.Indymedia.org

Interview with Robert Jensen on Capitalism v. Christianity: A Tale of Two Cults

In an interview with Robert Jensen on Capitalism v. Christianity, He challenges the conventional wisdom of many secular and religious folk. University of Texas at Austin, Professor of Journalism, Dr. Robert Jensen argues that faith in the Cult of Capitalism is irrational and that a commitment to a reformulated Cult of Christianity (along with other religious traditions) is rational as we face up to the corrosive effects of modern life on human nature and the destructive effects of modern life on nature. As inequality and ecological collapse intensify, where do we look for values based on solidarity and sustainability?

This talk is part of the First Unitarian Universalist Church’s weekly Public Affairs Forum.
Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover Ave., Austin 78756

Produced / Edited by Jeffry Zavala.
Videography by Grace Alfar, Jeff Zavala, & Michelle Dougherty.

An Austin Indymedia Production.
http://Austin.Indymedia.org

Interview with As'ad AbuKhalil on Israel/Palestine: The Roots of the Conflict

Austin Indymedia interviews As'ad AbuKhalil at his lecture on As'ad AbuKhalil on Israel/Palestine - The Roots of the Conflict. He speaks about the historical context of the ongoing Palestinian struggle for human rights and self determination. He informs the audience about the political and social processes that led to the creation of the state of Israel and the conditions that have enabled its occupation of and ongoing expansion into Palestine. As'ad AbuKhalil is a professor of Political Science at California State University and runs a blog called "The Angry Arab News Service": http://angryarab.blogspot.com/ Follow him on twitter: https://twitter.com/asadabukhalil This event is sponsored in part by the Events CoSponsorship Board, the Department of English, and the Center for Middle East Studies. Videography by Jeff Zavala, Grace Alfar & Michelle Dougherty. Editing by Jeffry Zavala. Austin Indymedia Production. http://Austin.Indymedia.org

As'ad AbuKhalil on Israel/Palestine: The Roots of the Conflict

As'ad AbuKhalil starts talking about The Roots of the Conflict at 13:11. As'ad AbuKhalil speaks about the historical context of the ongoing Palestinian struggle for human rights and self determination. He informs the audience about the political and social processes that led to the creation of the state of Israel and the conditions that have enabled its occupation of and ongoing expansion into Palestine. As'ad AbuKhalil is a professor of Political Science at California State University and runs a blog called "The Angry Arab News Service": http://angryarab.blogspot.com/ Follow him on twitter: https://twitter.com/asadabukhalil This event is sponsored in part by the Events CoSponsorship Board, the Department of English, and the Center for Middle East Studies. Videography by Jeff Zavala, Grace Alfar & Michelle Dougherty. Editing by Jeffry Zavala. Austin Indymedia Production. http://Austin.Indymedia.org

Texas Stands With Gaza 2014

Texas Stands With Gaza held a 7,000 person gathering in Austin, Texas Saturday August 2nd, 2014 to march and rally in solidarity with Gaza. Speakers included: Dr. Rania Masri, Professor, writer, human rights activist Minister Jim Rigby, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Jewish Voice for Peace Sheikh Islam Mossaad, North Austin Muslim Community Center Snehal Shingavi, Professor, writer, human rights activist Learn more at: http://texansforgaza.org Videography by Jeffry Zavala, Dalton Zavala, Nathan Blond & Mari Hernandez. Editing by Jeff Zavala & Grace Alfar. Austin Indymedia Production. http://Austin.Indymedia.org Music by Genocide - "Free Palestine" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDxFeDKgDKM http://genociderap.com

Austin Protests Against Israel's Reign of Terror in Palestine

In light of recent air strikes in Palestine, members from The Interfaith Community for Palestinian Rights and other groups gathered at the steps of the Texas State Capitol Building, Wednesday, July 9th, 2014. Protesting Israel's reign of terror, activists chanted and talked to the press about their deeply felt outrage.

Link to: Video of Israeli thugs beating Tariq Abu Khdeir

http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2014/07/05/12253449/

 

 

Interview with Robert Jensen on "Coping with the Cascading Crises of Our World"

This interview with professor Robert Jensen explains his talk on Coping with the Cascading Crises of Our World and explores solutions to some of our most important problems.

Robert Jensen on "Coping with the Cascading Crises of Our World"

Robert Jensen, a professor in the UT School of Journalism and author of Arguing for Our Lives: A User's Guide to Constructive Dialogue, will speak on "Coping with the Cascading Crises of Our World" in the University of Texas Informal Classes Odyssey lecture series.

Josh Ruebner on his book "Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace"

As the White House continues to invest political capital in an Israeli-Palestinian "peace process," nationally renowned author, speaker, and activist Josh Ruebner will discuss his new book, Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace, examining the U.S. role in the conflict.

3M Shareholder Meeting Ends in Caribou Bloodshed!

(5/13/2014) Activists from ForestEthics  and Texas Campaign for the Environment gathered together to protest 3M's destruction of forests. The action took place at the Austin Convention Center on the day of 3M's Annual Shareholder Meeting. Protesters gathered because 3M uses controversially sourced unsustainable resources from endangered forests around the world. The depletion of these forests, leads to the degradation of the environment and the extinction of animal species including wild caribou. 

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