• The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course European History #24
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    The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course European History #24

    Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So we’re going to turn our attention now to the Industrial Revolution, one of the most significant developments in human history. Like, imagine with me that it’s 1820. I got this idea from the economist Robert Gordon by the way. You live in, say, England. You probably work in agriculture. When you walk to town, you’re either pulling your own cart, or if you’re lucky you have a horse. You have no running water or electricity. When you wash your few items of clothing, you do so by hand. You cook over a fire. You think of time not…

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    Bill C-69: the worst piece of legislation passed in decades

    Bill C-69 has been a disaster from the minute Justin Trudeau and Gerald Butts introduced it. Butts is long gone but the nasty influence of this bill continues. Now it’s become law, the worst piece of legislation passed by Parliament in decades. This is a bill that’s going to drive wedges across this country that will rival or exceed Pierre Trudeau’s arrogant treatment of the Western Canadian energy sector. Some of us felt this bill was unsalvageable from the beginning, but a lot of people put a lot of time and effort into trying to make it remotely useful. Senators of all stripes actually worked together to amend it to…

  • Re-imagining Australia: human rights for everyone – Prof Gillian Triggs | Lecture Curtin University
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    Re-imagining Australia: human rights for everyone – Prof Gillian Triggs | Lecture Curtin University

    >>Prof Terry: I welcome everybody to Curtin University’s Inaugural Human Rights Lecture. We are honoured tonight that this important lecture will be delivered by the inspirational Gillian Triggs, and I think a person who we would all agree has so impressively taken on her important role without fear or favour. As Professor Triggs will discuss later, education plays an absolutely key role in re-imagining Australia where human rights are fully realised and enjoyed by all. Indeed, this annual lecture was established to encourage a strong human rights culture both within and outside our university. The responsibility we all share in this respect I think has been beautifully captured in some…

  • Human Rights, Populism and the Crisis of Meaning – Dr Waleed Aly
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    Human Rights, Populism and the Crisis of Meaning – Dr Waleed Aly

    [ Music ]>>Deborah Terry: Thank you very much and good afternoon everybody. Can I too begin by recognising the traditional owners of the land on which we meet this afternoon, the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation, and pay my respects and my thanks to their elders, past, present, and emerging. And a very warm welcome to Curtin University and to our annual human rights lecture. It is wonderful to see so many people here this afternoon so obviously interested in the state of human rights in Australia. We are extremely honoured that this year’s lecture will be delivered by the inspirational Dr. Waleed Aly. A deep commitment to human…