Bulgaria’s Burning Man (Vimeo 21:07)

Flame (Пламен) — short film about Plamen Goranov

In 2013 Plamen Goranov, a 37-year-old construction worker and artist from Varna, Bulgaria set himself on fire as a form of political protest. PLAMEN (also meaning ‘flame’ in Bulgarian) explores what led the young activist to his protest and ultimately to his death, thus setting a disturbing trend of self-immolations in the EU’s poorest country.

Awards and Vimeo Below the Fold

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Jul 4

Sepp Hasslberger: EU Not Greece Is Source of Collapse

Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

The problem is not Greece, the problem is in how the EU set up its finance and banking system. And yes, unless we get a serious reform going, the EU is likely to see economic collapse.

The U.S. And EU Will Collapse Regardless Of Economic ‘Contagion’

EXTRACT

Never forget this: The EU is in trouble not because of Greece, but because of forced supranational interdependency. The EU by all rights should not exist, nor should any centralized supranational single currency system.

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Jun 30

Patrick L. Smith: US & NATO Restart Cold War + NATO RECAP

Patrick L. Smith

Patrick L. Smith

We restarted the Cold War: The real story about the NATO buildup that the New York Times won’t tell you

Our leaders and media push time-worn nonsense about American innocence, while taking aggressive moves. Look out

EXTRACT

As of this week, leaders who know nothing about leading, thinkers who do not think and opinion-shaping poseurs such as Tom Friedman are confident enough in their case to sally forth with it: The Cold War returns, the Russians have restarted it and we must do the right thing—the right thing being to bring NATO troops and materiel up to Russia’s borders, pandering to the paranoia of the former Soviet satellites as if they alone have access to some truth not available to the rest of us.

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Jun 28

Al Rozich: Beyond Global Warming — Other Inconvenient Truths with Focus on Water

Al Rozich

Al Rozich

The resource crisis is bigger issue than global warming. Water-energy-food nexus is critical.

Radio Interview (12:31)

Book Website

Review: Other Inconvenient Truths Beyond Global Warming

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Jun 25