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The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course European History #24 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,…

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Viktor Orban angry at EU’s criticism of Hungary’s democratic values Viktor Orban angry at EU’s criticism of Hungary’s democratic values

In an unusual visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban launched a sharp attack on MEPs after they criticized the state of democracy in Hungary. Orban strongly defended his government’s record as the Parliament presented a report calling Budapest to remove constitutional changes that some claim limit democracy…

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Vladimir Bukovsky: EU = USSR Vladimir Bukovsky: EU = USSR

Vladimir Bukovsky spent a total of 12 years in russian psychiatric prisons and labor camps for defending human rights during the nineteen sixties and nineteen seventies. His last period of imprisonment was in 1971, he came to the west in 1976 and now lives in Cambridge. He has experienced firsthand a system which he considers…

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The Congress of Vienna: Crash Course European History #23 The Congress of Vienna: Crash Course European History #23

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So how did Europe restore order after the social and political upheaval of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic regime? Well, European leaders got together and set up a committee–or a “Congress”–that met in Vienna to set things straight. It’s a great town, Vienna.…

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Athens Integral Cooperative: Building Alternative Economies in Greece Athens Integral Cooperative: Building Alternative Economies in Greece

Right now it’s obvious to everyone that this political system cannot work anymore. It’s not — I cannot call it “bad” or “good”; it’s *not working.* I’m Theodore, I’m living here in Athens. We are building a substantial, alternative, and autonomous economy. Integral [Athens Integral Cooperative], it is the gathering of individuals, collectives, and social…

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Commerce, Agriculture, and Slavery: Crash Course European History #8 Commerce, Agriculture, and Slavery: Crash Course European History #8

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So, last time, we were focusing on queens and kings and rivalries.Today we’re gonna take a break from struggles over religion and political disputes that made for so much violence and look instead at some basics of everyday life–the foods people ate centuries ago,…

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Eure Fragen an Yanis Varoufakis – Jung & Naiv: Folge 382 Eure Fragen an Yanis Varoufakis – Jung & Naiv: Folge 382

Madlen asks: “Why are DiEM25 and Aufstehen not joining forces?” Do you want the quick answer? Because Aufstehen is playing very dangerous games around the edges of xenophobia. Aufstehen is not clear on the question of refugees and migrants and borders. As a left-winger, as an internationalist, as a progressive, as a liberal, I look…

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Understanding the Financial Crisis in Greece Understanding the Financial Crisis in Greece

Good morning Hank, it’s Tuesday. I’m just back from a crazy and beautiful and exhausting trip to Brazil in support of Cidades de Papel, and I will talk more about that later, but for now, I want to talk about Greece. So Hank, as you know, I was the third best economist among all C…

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Nigel Farage: EU kills democracy in Greece Nigel Farage: EU kills democracy in Greece

I noticed during your speech Mr Barroso there was an all pervading sense of gloom. I saw for the first time, even your supporters shaking their heads, they don’t believe it what you are saying, the European people don’t believe in what you are saying, and I don’t really think even you now believe in…

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Why Does Austria Have a Navy? (Answering Google Autocomplete – Europe Edition) Why Does Austria Have a Navy? (Answering Google Autocomplete – Europe Edition)

So, I recently saw this map, depicting the top Google autocomplete result for each country in Europe, with the results for each of them, and seeing as how I answered them on a similar map of the US a few years ago, I thought “why not do this again?” I don’t know, you might learn…

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