“The infamous and ingenious Ho Chi Minh Trail”
Above is a great video from Cameron Paterson via TEDEd. Entertainingly and succinctly it tells the story of the Ho Chi Minh Trail and how it was used to great effect by the VietCong to supply their fighters during the Vietnam War.
Facinating stuff and perfect for IGCSE/IB Revision on Cold War.
I hope you enjoy watching…
Daily chart: world peace. This global peace index produced by The Institute for Economics and Peace, a think-tank, is composed of 23 indicators ranging from murder rates to weapons imports to conflicts being fought. It throws up some surprising results, such as that China was more “peaceful” than America in 2007.
Illusion: This is a quite frightening statistic.
‘American Kills’ by Chilean-born New-York-based artist Sebastian Errazuriz is a public installation showcasing the suicide rates of US soldiers.
A man herds sheep next to the separation wall between Israel and Palestine in Bethlehem, Palestine on March 19, 2007.
[Credit : Alexandra Boulat]
“…there are two dangerous developments in the international arena, which are a kind of shadow that hangs over everything we’ve discussed. There are, for the first time in human history, real threats to the decent survival of the species.
One has been hanging around since 1945. It’s kind of a miracle that we’ve escaped it. That’s the threat of nuclear war and nuclear weapons. Though it isn’t being much discussed, that threat is, in fact, being escalated by the policies of this administration and its allies. And something has to be done about that or we’re in real trouble.
The other, of course, is environmental catastrophe. Practically every country in the world is taking at least halting steps towards trying to do something about it. The United States is also taking steps, mainly to accelerate the threat. It is the only major country that is not only not doing something constructive to protect the environment, it’s not even climbing on the train. In some ways, it’s pulling it backwards.
And this is connected to a huge propaganda system, proudly and openly declared by the business world, to try to convince people that climate change is just a liberal hoax. “Why pay attention to these scientists?”
We’re really regressing back to the dark ages. It’s not a joke.”
“Movie stereotypes -African men”
A brilliant video by mamahope.org on the power of movies to influence our opinions and perceptions of a group.