September 6th, 2007

Chris Keeley

the 'Stanford shuttle' between Palo Alto and Austin, which carried such Hoover Institution luminarie

 the 'Stanford shuttle' between Palo Alto and Austin, which carried such Hoover Institution luminaries - and White House veterans - as Martin Anderson, Michael J. Boskin and Condoleezza Rice (Shultz's own protégé) on regular treks to Texas." 

Fmr. Secretary of State George Shultz and Environmentalist Paul Ehrlich on Global Warming, Global Warring, China, Al Gore and the Environment

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/09/06/1412242

Democracy Now! broadcasts from Stanford University in California where the Society of Environmental Journalists is holding its 17th annual conference. On Wednesday night, the Aurora Forum held an event titled "Clean, Secure, and Efficient Energy: Can We Have It All?" Among the panelists was the still-highly influential George Shultz. He was President Reagan's secretary of state, as well as the head of Bechtel, and is now a distinguished fellow at the Hoover Institution. We play excerpts of Shultz speaking at the panel and we speak with Stanford University professor, environmentalist and author, Paul Ehrlich. [includes rush transcript - partial]

 


Democracy Now! is broadcasting from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. The Society of Environmental Journalists is holding its seventeenth annual conference here this week. Today, we discuss global warming, the solutions on the table, and how both are being covered in the media. Last night I moderated an event put on by the Aurora Forum with the SEJ titled "Clean, Secure, and Efficient Energy: Can We Have It All?"

Among those who were on the panel, was the still-highly influential George Shultz. He served as President Reagan's Secretary of State for nearly his full two terms in office. He was also the president and director of engineering multinational Bechtel and is now a distinguished fellow at the Hoover Institution.

This Sunday in a book review on Vice President Cheney, the New York Times writes, "As the Republican Party was settling on its presidential nominee seven summers ago, no less venerable a statesman than George Shultz was assuring skeptical conservatives that George W. Bush had the potential to be another Ronald Reagan. One reason for his confidence was the 'Stanford shuttle' between Palo Alto and Austin, which carried such Hoover Institution luminaries - and White House veterans - as Martin Anderson, Michael J. Boskin and Condoleezza Rice (Shultz's own protégé) on regular treks to Texas."

George Shultz is now speaking out about climate change. He penned an OpEd in Wednesday's Washington Post titled "How to Gain a Climate Consensus" and he drives a Prius. At last night's event put on by the Aurora Institute and the Society of Environmental Journalists, I asked George Shultz about the connection between global warming and global warring.

 

  • George Shultz, former Secretary of State, speaking September 5th at the Aurora Forum.

     

Here is in Stanford I am joined by environmentalist Paul Ehrlich:

 

  • Paul Ehrlich, president of the Center for Conservation Biology and a professor of Population Studies at Stanford University. He is the co-founder of the field of coevolution. He is the author of several books, his most recent is "One With Nineveh: Politics, Consumption, and the Human Future."

AMY GOODMAN: We are broadcasting from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California today. The Society of Environmental Journalists is holding its seventeenth annual conference here this week. Today, we’ll discuss global warming, the solutions on the table, how both are being covered in the media. Last night, I moderated an event put on by the Aurora Institute with the Society of Environmental Journalists called "Clean, Secure and Efficient Energy: How Can We Have It All?"

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Chris Keeley

Photos of "anti-socials"

 Photos of "anti-socials"

http://www.viceland.com/int/v14n8/htdocs/anti.php?country=us

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Alex Sturrock took these photos of ASBOs (Anti-Social Behaviour Orders) for Vice.

Last year I travelled up and down Britain for six months to meet and take photographs of people with Anti-Social Behaviour Orders. In case you didn’t know, an ASBO is something invented by the Labour government to give out to people who are seen as a menace to the community they live in. I decided to do this because at the time there was so much coverage on things like “chavs” and “ASBOs” in the tabloid press that I wanted to find out what life was really like for the people who’d been labelled “anti-social” by the government. Originally, only a limited number of ASBOs were meant to be handed out and then only under very special circumstances. Once they started making front page headlines, however, the government started chucking them out like they were lottery tickets. When I began the project, over 9,853 people had ASBOs. At one point the rate of increase was so dramatic that if it had continued most of the country would have their own personal ASBO by the end of the decade. I wonder what mine would have been for?
Above: "Billy is from Dagenham in Essex. He has an ASBO for hoarding rubbish and livestock in his house. When the council cleaned his house they removed over 20 tons of rubbish in 700 bin bags." Link 

http://www.viceland.com/int/v14n8/htdocs/anti.php?country=us
Chris Keeley

the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq began distributing planeloads of cash, $12 billion by Ju

 the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq began distributing planeloads of cash, $12 billion by June 2004. To date, $9 billion is unaccounted fo

In April 2003, the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq began distributing planeloads of cash, $12 billion by June 2004. To date, $9 billion is unaccounted for. Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele uncover evidence of a feeding frenzy that emptied the safe in Baghdad as the Pentagon shrugged. Also on VF.com: a Q&A with Barlett and Steele

Forty pallets of cash, weighing 30 tons, were loaded that day. The tractor-trailer turned back onto Route 17 and after three miles merged onto a southbound lane of the New Jersey Turnpike, looking like any other big rig on a busy highway. Hours later the truck arrived at Andrews Air Force Base, near Washington, D.C. There the seals on the truck were broken, and the cash was off-loaded and counted by Treasury Department personnel. The money was transferred to a C-130 transport plane. The next day, it arrived in Baghdad.

That transfer of cash to Iraq was the largest one-day shipment of currency in the history of the New York Fed. It was not, however, the first such shipment of cash to Iraq. Beginning soon after the invasion and continuing for more than a year, $12 billion in U.S. currency was airlifted to Baghdad, ostensibly as a stopgap measure to help run the Iraqi government and pay for basic services until a new Iraqi currency could be put into people's hands. In effect, the entire nation of Iraq needed walking-around money, and Washington mobilized to provide it.

http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2007/10/iraq_billions200710

Chris Keeley

Fumiko Negishi: Caja

 Fumiko Negishi: Caja
la Caja del Nave de los Locos Fumiko Negishi... la Caja del Nave de los Locos (2007, oil on box). From the exhibition Fumiko Negishi: Caja at Gallery Toki no Wasuremono in Tokyo, Japan. "...CAJA means a box in Spanish, and I have been using this title for my works. Every time I made boxes, I felt my mind was getting better. It seemed to be curing my heart. Boxes are for keeping things, sometimes important things. A closed box has unimited possibilities. And when I open it, my mind begins to wonder. Eternity and the contents of the box will be treasured and will be always there even if someone would look at them or not."

http://www.tokinowasuremono.com/e/artist-002-back/200707fumikonegishi.html

Chris Keeley

BAST is an artist whose roots are as much tied to Brooklyn as rice is to China. He was raised on a h

http://www.newimageartgallery.com/currentshow.html



BAST: Devilwood BAST: Devilwood, August 25 - September 23, 2007 at New Image Art Gallery in West Hollywood, CA. "...BAST is an artist whose roots are as much tied to Brooklyn as rice is to China.



















http://www.newimageartgallery.com/currentshow.html

BAST is an artist whose roots are as much tied to Brooklyn as rice is to China. He was raised on a healthy dose of break dance culture where the order of the day was learning from the streets and gaining fame by gracing its walls. With roots planted firmly in the pavement it is easy to see why destruction and precarious situations are often depicted in his work. The medium is often addressed the same way, treated as if it had been left out in the rain, then later beaten to a pulp for good measure - before being brought inside and nursed back to health.