SEED: The Untold Story (Official Theatrical Trailer)

SEED: The Untold Story (Official Theatrical Trailer) from Collective Eye Films on Vimeo.

“Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food.”

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Why Schools Fail To Teach Slavery’s ‘Hard History’


“‘In the ways that we teach and learn about the history of American slavery,’ write the authors of a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), ‘the nation needs an intervention.’

“This new report, titled Teaching Hard History: American Slavery, is meant to be that intervention: a resource for teachers who are eager to help their students better understand slavery — not as some ‘peculiar institution’ but as the blood-soaked bedrock on which the United States was built.”

From: Why Schools Fail To Teach Slavery’s ‘Hard History’ by Cory Turner

“Blood-soaked bedrock” is right, but this sugarcoating of American history in our schools is, unfortunately, only part of a larger, sadder tale: there are more slaves in the world now than there ever were.

It was NPR, years ago, that first tipped me to that fact – one of those things you faintly remember in the back of your head but have to keep making sure is there, because you almost never hear it echoed anywhere else in the American media. (But I am sure I heard it once.) So, I looked it up . . .

Well, goddamn. Talk about a reality burn. All these tens of millions of human slaves doesn’t even include our planet cousins enslaved into the modern animal cruelty industry. The most slavery in human history plus the beginning of the sixth extinction to everything lucky or unlucky enough to still be left in the wild . . . this is what our status quo system has brought us.

Time for a change, yes?

10 Countries Most Afflicted By Modern Slavery via
The Daily Conversation | Free the Slaves | Southern Poverty Law Center

slavery - brought to you by christians?
slavery – brought to you by christians?

David Korten – Change the Story, Change the Future

Now, hold on there – I know these days when many of us see an older white man behind a podium – a numbed, dulling fatigue immediately begins to set in, like right behind the eyes, but trust me: this is one of the good ones.

“Deep democracy, real democracy is the only way that we can organize as a society, to achieve balance with Earth – and to do it in a way that meets the needs of all.”– David Korten

@dkorten | David Korten’s Blog | Living Economies Forum | YES! Magazine

“We can almost be literally be anything we want to be – and I’m not talking individuals; I’m talking about societies.” – David Korten

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