July 6, 2024 Special Independence Day Speaker 
25 Mistakes Our Country has Made, and How to Correct Each One
Meeting # 3,774 - Charles Paidock, historian
The speaker states that "Overall the United States has been administered fairly well, although there have been instances when we fell short of the mark. The most obvious one is electing the wrong guy president, and not sending someone like Bernie Sanders to the White House, I will focus instead on positions and policies in which we could have made the country an altogether better republic in which to live, but chose not to do so."

May 23, 2024
Payback: Why the Top 1% Must Invest in the Rest and How It Can Renew America  (Copy of Book)
T. Allen Moon, Author and Lawyer

May 23, 2024
Adopting a New Social Contract, and a New System to Pay for It  (Q&A)
Meeting #656, College of Complexes, Dallas, TX
T. Allen Moon, Author and Lawyer, will discuss the need for America to adopt (1) a new social contract in which all able-bodied workers under 70 will be guaranteed a job, if the private sector is unable to provide one, that pays a living wage; that all American workers be entitled, as a matter of law, to a decent retirement, adequate health care for themselves and their families, and sufficient post-secondary education to enable them and their children to realize their potential; and (2) a new system of taxation to pay for the new social contract. Allen will also provide a PDF of a Q&A, together with his book Payback to explain his reasoning.

May 18, 2024
A Disturbing Discussion on Safe Rail Transport with specific concerns regarding Nuclear Materials
Beyond Nuclear + NEIS, Nuclear Energy Information Service
Meeting # 3,767 - Dave A. Kraft, NEIS director, Kevin Kamps, Radioactive Waste Watchdog

May 4, 2024 Special May Day Speaker
Why the Market Isn't Free: The Rigged Economy, and 
Why We Should Repeal the Taft-Hartley Act
Meeting # 3,765, Joseph W. Kopsick, political analyst and college regular

Speaker states that I plan to cover: 
1) How to define a free market, including views on whether the market is free, 
from various political perspectives; 
2) Whether the markets - including the market to represent workers - are rigged, 
and how to prove it; 
3) Various interpretations of what "anarcho-capitalism" means; 
4) How right-libertarians feel about various types of unions and union activities; 
5) What the Taft-Hartley Act does to hurt our ability to engage in boycotts and strikes;
6) Why I believe that more right-libertarians should find it acceptable to repeal the Taft-Hartley Act; and
7) What consequences such a repeal would have upon union-employer relations, and upon how we define a private company.

April 20, 2024
 The Agenda of the Illinois Green Party (ILGP)
Meeting # 3,763 - Anna Schiefelbein, State Chair
​"The Illinois Green Party (ILGP) is a diverse group of individuals dedicated to advancing the Greens’ Ten Key Values in our political and social lives. The ILGP is both a political party and a membership organization. The ILGP is affiliated with the Green Party of the United States and is part of the international Green movement. The Global Greens have affiliated Green parties in 72 countries around the world!

We understand why many people don’t want anything to do with politics: Our political system has become so corrupt and sickening that it turns off most voters. But that is due to the behavior of the two corporate parties. Decades of choosing between evils has led us to a place where we are facing numerous, interconnected crises. We need real solutions to the life and death issues we face! We need to build a people-powered alternative that is independent of the corporate parties and their corruption."

Information: The Illinois Green Party (ILGP) https://www.ilgp.org/

Membership https://www.ilgp.org/membership/

Chicago Greens http://www.illinoisgreens.org/

March 30, 2024
Humanize Long Term Care Campaign / Stop Retaliation in Illinois Nursing Homes
dignity, community & freedom for people with disabilities and seniors
Meeting # 3,760 - Fran Tobin Humanize Long Term Care Campaign 
dignity, community & freedom for people with disabilities and seniors
Meeting # 3,760 - Fran Tobin
"As America ages, a growing network of disability, senior and labor groups is calling for Illinois to lead the way in transforming the Long Term Care system, so consumers have a real choice to get care in their own homes or community-based settings, instead of being pushed into a nursing institution. The disability-led Humanize Long Term Care campaign wants greater dignity for those in facilities, an end to retaliation against residents and staff that speak up about violations, and a plan for transformation leading to better care for consumers and better wages and working conditions for caregivers.

Link to page outlining the policy agenda of the Humanize Long Term Care campaign

Link to the specific anti-retaliation demand

False Flag Checklist
Holocaust, Moon Landing, JFK Assassination, Sandy Hook compiled by JIM FETZER
​Website:  https://jameshfetzer.org/ 

Write me via jim@moonrockbooks.com

On the Holocaust, https://www.bitchute.com/video/iV4WZffhchra/

On the Moon Landing, https://www.bitchute.com/video/fjxP4Th7A1x0/

On JFK Assassination, https://www.bitchute.com/video/UYVevPKtX1Kj/

My legal case, https://www.bitchute.com/video/r250qEFnV0E3/

PDF Copy of book "Nobody Died at Sandy Hook" http://www.collegeofcomplexes.org/nobody_ONE.pdf

Law Enforcement False Flag / STAGED EVENT CHECKLIST

On Conspiracy Theories, https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/THINKING-ABOUT-%22-CONSPIRACY-THEORIES-%22-%3A-9-11-and-Fetzer/502e600ed1944a0a9071f236d66aa594f34d202e

The Battle: Roar to Victory 2019 (2 hr 14 min)
Korean Resistance Fighters in the forest vs Japanese Army
War · Drama · Action · Foreign/International
Set in 1920 Manchuria, a fierce four-day battle pits the rag-tag Korean Chosun Independence Army against the elite firepower of the Japanese military.

Ukraine war movie, drama, theatrical “Beshoot” 2022 (2 hr)
Action Drama · War · Foreign/International
Follows the true story of two Ukrainian soldiers with a volunteer battalion who found themselves locked inside the Russian-controlled city of Ilovaisk.

Proof there is a Primitive Species Living in the Forests of the US, and
The Need to Preserve / Restore Their Habitat (powerpoint slides)
National Arbor Day is April 29, 2022 https://www.arborday.org/celebrate/ 
Meeting # 3,664 – Charles Paidock, Secretary, Chicago Greens, will speak on “cryptozoology” and the why the lumber industry, land conversion, and urban sprawl should be stopped

The History of the Devil (52 minutes)
Homework Assignment for
Lucifarians on Saturday Jan 6th at 5:00 PM CT, at the College of Complexes
The documentary itself is made up entirely of mostly still images alternating sporadically with talking heads; religious scholars, theologians and reverends.

It's an impressive and very open-minded account and offers some fantastic insight into the evolution; the hows and whys the specter of the Devil has existed and morphed through the ages from the dawn of civilization through to the new millennium.

Nobody Died at Sandy Hook (pdf of book)
Conspiracy theorist presents 'alternative facts' on an alleged shooting incident advanced by gun control advocates as if it were an actual event 
Meetings # 3,753 - James Fetzer, a retired philosophy professor, author of a free PDF book on this topic that was downloaded 10 million times+

The Union Takes No Holiday (8 powerpoint slides)
A short story of organized labor in the toy shop

JFK Conspiracy, establishing a total of 42 groups, 82 assassins, from 2 dozen firing points 
(documentary 2023, 2hr 14 min)
Unpacks the conspiracy theories surrounding the November 1963 assassination of an American President and the subsequent murder of its prime suspect.

A Simple, 3-Step Process to Terraform the Earth into a Habitable Planet 
(powerpoint slides)
Meeting # 3,747 – Charles Paidock, Secretary, Chicago Greens
What we can do to mitigate the effects of climate change, in order to get clean air, water, and have an adequate food supply. This plan, unlike others put forth by environmentalists, requires no enforcement or compliance with containment or control measures, or life-style adjustments.

How the Communists Defeated Fascism, Brought an End to World War II, 
and Will Defeat Fascism Again Today (powerpoint slides)
A Look at Battles in that Historic Struggle Unknown in the West  
Meeting #3,692 - Charles Paidock, historian, and advocate of sundry socialist applications as public policy 

Speaker states that: "Starting with the Spanish Civil War, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi embarked on a campaign to rid the world of communism, assembled an army of three and a half-million soldiers to invade the USSR, which ended with the red flag being flown over the Reichstag in Berlin. We will look at the heroic efforts to repel and defeat fascism in this regard, such as battles that are largely unknown in the West.  

We will then transition to modern times and the re-appearance of fascism, this time in the US, and how those of socialist persuasion, who seek a shared ecological economy, advance an agenda antithetical to fascism.

From Information to Knowledge to Wisdom - 
The Role of Humanistic Buddhism (powerpoint slides)
Meetings # 3,738 - Jian Li 
The speaker states that "The explosion of information since the 20th century is a double-edged sword: On the one hand, google searches and ChatGPT can provide instant information to almost any question we want to ask, on the other hand, we are not becoming more knowledgeable and wiser with the abundance of information. Jian Li, Ph.D in anthropology and a Mandarin teacher, will present the distinctions between information, knowledge and wisdom, and discuss wisdom from Humanistic Buddhism that may shed light on the paradoxes of information and knowledge, and how it may help us to become more enlightened and fulfilled."

For Humanity’s Sake: Expand Nuclear Power Now! (powerpoint slides)
IL Gov. Vetoes bill that would lift moratorium on new nuclear plant
Meeting # 3,739 - Nancy Bradeen Spannaus, Author of Hamilton Versus Wall Street: The Core Principles of the American System of Economics 
Speaker states that: "It is not only necessary, but urgent that the new Administration and U.S. Congress act immediately to expand investment in nuclear power. 

Such an investment conforms perfectly with Alexander Hamilton’s principles for the American System in two crucial ways. First, it puts the “mechanical genius” of the American people to work in the most advanced, efficient, and safe means of producing energy yet invented. Second, it fulfills the responsibility of the Federal government to stimulate technological progress and prosperity for our nation today, and its posterity."

Link to Article Written by Speaker: 

Electric Vehicles / EV Accelerators Team
Climate Reality Project, Chicago Metro Chapter (powerpoint slides)
Meeting # 3,736 - Tom Coleman, Chapter Chair
The goal of the EV Accelerators team is to increase adoption of electric vehicles in the Greater Chicago Area. This is done with a particular focus on consumers and passenger vehicles, with another Climate Reality Chicago team focused specifically on public transit (see Electrification of Public Transit team page). The EV Accelerators achieve this goal through education of consumers and car dealers, as well as advocacy for new local, state, and federal policy on electric vehicles. Electric Vehicles are a key resource for reducing both GHG and local pollutants and we want to get them on the road as quickly as possible!

Current Initiatives
- Developing policy positions to share with the public and discuss with government representatives at all levels of 
- Creating supplements to existing Climate Reality presentations, as well as standalone presentations to inform the 
  public further about the benefits and urgency of getting more EVs on the road
- Developing education resources for dealers, and encouraging dealerships in the area to pursue more EV sales
- Organizing in-person events to get “butts in seats” and allow the public to see how nice EVs are – hopefully 
  encouraging them to make an EV their next vehicle purchase

Meetings Monthly on 3rd Mondays, 6:00pm

EV Accelerators Team https://climaterealitychicago.com/ev/

Task Force on Electrifying Public Transit https://climaterealitychicago.com/electrify-public-transit/

Climate Reality Chicago Metro https://climaterealitychicago.com/

Join our Chapter https://climaterealitychicago.com/join/

The Oracle Institute and The Peace Pentagon (powerpoint slides)
dedicated to building a new world based on Social Justice, Interfaith Unity, and a Culture of Peace
Meeting # 3,733 - Rev. Laura M. George, J.D., Executive Director

Information: https://www.theoracleinstitute.org/

The Oracle Institute is a 501(c)(3) educational charity dedicated to building a new world based on Social Justice, Interfaith Unity, and a Culture of Peace. Our mission is to advance this global transformation by hosting pluralistic programs and anchoring progressive values.

Globalization (powerpint slides)
Is De-Globalization in Progress, to be Re-Placed with Regionalism, and Sustainable Policies?
Presentation on the 15 Biggest Multinational Companies in the World
By Charles Paidock, IAMAW, AFL-CIO

World UFO Day, Roswell in Detail, and an Overview of Alien Spaceship Sightings 
(powerpoint slides)
75th Anniversary of the Incident at Roswell (with powerpoint slides)
Charles Paidock - World UFO Day is an awareness day for people to gather together
and watch the skies for unidentified flying objects (UFO)

The UFO Chronicles: A History of Mysterious Sightings (1 hr, 17 minutes)
Documentary entirely Written, Performed and Illustrated by Artificial Intelligence AI 

Saturday August 5th at College of Complexes - video links
Rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Its Challenges and Opportunities

1. Can ChatGPT write a podcast episode? Can AI take our jobs? https://www.npr.org/transcripts/1178290105 (listen to 5-8 minutes)

2. Elon Musk & Steve Jobs Talk on AI  https://youtu.be/q0BgSdRPLVY (3.5 minutes)

3. Short video by Yuval Noah Harari on Imagined Realitie (5 minutes)
 TED Talk Why humans run the world by Yuval Noah Harari 17 minutes, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzj7Wg4DAbs&t=205s (optional)

4. Generative AI tools put society on path to disaster without more regulation, says Andrew Yang https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HFzwsd2VNY (5 minutes)

5. Jack Ma Getting ROASTED by Elon Musk for 4 Minutes Straight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTyF4UxnYi4

Hear why Cornel West is running as a third-party candidate on CNN (7 minutes)

Moving Letter Frederick Douglass Wrote to His Slave Master 10 Years After Escaping From Him

My List of the Ten Most Important American Heritage Sites
Meetings # 3,723 - Charles Paidock, social historian
The speaker has compiled a list of obscure places, most not recognized by historians, and you may not know about, to take your children and celebrate the achievements of the people. These are little-known sites he thinks were locations where events took place that illustrate, influenced, and shaped our society. 

Le Jour de Glorie est Arrive - Happy Bastille Day! 
The History of Revolutions (July 14, 2018)
Meeting # 3,485 - college regular Charles Paidock at over 3,000 years of uprisings and insurrections that led to social and economic change.

The French Revolution is regarded as the first modern revolution because it changed the structure of society, rather than simply replacing the existing ruler or even the political regime, and created new ideologies to explain its course when nothing suitable could be adopted from the past.

The Northwest Passage / Control of the Arctic / Climate Change (1 hr,10 minutes)
2014 ·Documentary
Sought by explorers for centuries and hailed as the one of the most beautiful waterways in the world, The Northwest Passage tells a dramatic story of courage, discovery and adventure. From the breath-taking landscapes of the Arctic to the unforgettable exporters that risked everything to accomplish the un-thinkable, this 6-Part documentary highlights the missions and mysteries of the world's greatest waterway. Through in-depth interviews with experts and stunning video footage, discover first-hand the epic beauty and unfolding future of this honored melting marvel!

Earth Day Presentation
An Eco-Plan to Re-configure the Use of a Car 
in Chicago, and the Country, and Achieve Equity among Travel Modes (pp slides)
Meeting # 3,713 – Charles Paidock, Secretary, Citizens Taking Action (CTA) for advancement of transit and trains, will discuss how transportation policy for use of an automobile in the US is different from that for the other travel modes. He argues that with the onset of climate change by 2030, it is imperative that we act to apply fleet management concepts, that incorporate as well, measures which correct impediments to automobile usage. Charles concludes that anyone who owns a car will want this plan.

The Trolley (46 minutes)
Witness two centuries of explosive change—from the trolley’s humble birth to near obliteration in the automobile age to its 21st century renaissance.

The Future of Transportation, as Predicted by Popular Science / Popular Mechanics Magazines, and a look at vehicles under design today (powerpoint slides)
Thursday October 7, 2012 Meeting #554, College of Complexes Dallas
Charles Paidock, active in advancing public transit, involved in high speed passenger train development, and a railroad historian, presents an eclectic collection of vehicles proposed for development in the early 20th Century by the editors of these publications, such as flying cars and 150 mph subway trains. He will also look at some futuristic designs coming out of the transportation community today to change the way we get from point A to point B, such as monorails and autonomous buses without drivers transporting commuters. Charles argues and concludes that the US, once the leader of transportation technology and development, has fallen significantly behind what is happening overseas, and hasn’t even maintained its transportation infrastructure, which is now its primary focus

Nukewatch - Working for a Nuclear-Free Future (powerpoint slides)
Meeting # 3,710 - Kelly Lundeen
Nukewatch is a Wisconsin-based environmental and peace action group, dedicated to the abolition of nuclear power, weapons and continued radioactive waste production. Nukewatch created TrackWatch; a program to monitor and expose secret shipments of radioactive waste on U.S. rails. 

The Missing Link (10 episodes, 30 minutes each)
Paleontologists have identified 700 different species of dinosaurs

The Universe / 4 Episodes: Alien Life, Big Bang, Planets, Stars (53 minutes each)
A visually stunning series with views from the Hubble Space Telescope and NASA’s spacecraft fleet that explores the many mysteries of our universe.
Every hour the universe expands about a billion miles in all directions

Mysteries of Stonehenge · (46 minutes)
The legend of Stonehenge continues to fascinate the world. Questions of its origins and construction are explored.

An Overview of the Eight Significant Components of CEJA, 
the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act, 
and how you can take advantage of the major components (powerpoint slides)
Meeting # 3,704 - Paul Culhane, Tim Milburn
"Illinois passed landmark clean energy legislation—the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act—in 2019. We will provide an overview of the eight significant components of CEJA, and then focus on how you can take advantage of three major components—electric transportation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy."

The History and Heritage of the North American Indian (powerpoint slides)
Meeting #3,592 – presentation by Charles Paidock 
An eclectic collection of fascinating facts, everyone should know, for understanding the culture and lifestyle of the indigenous people of the United States 

Capturing the Outlaw: Was there a Real Robin Hood?
and a Look at Modern Resistance Movements (powerpoint slides)
Meeting # 3,703 - Charles Paidock, historian, will take a look at the worldwide appeal over centuries of this heroic character, and at opposition to subjugation and servitude today

Robin Hood The Movie mid-1950’s (1 hr. 31 minutes)
A movie made from from select episodes from the 1950s series staring Richard Greene as Robin Hood

Informative Videos about some Controversial Topics about China: Hong Kong Democracy, Tibet and Xinjiang
American Shares Truth About Joshua Wong & Hong Kong Democracy

American Shares Truth on Xinjiang and Tibet Controversies in China

Jane Addams Senior Caucus (JASC) (powerpoint slides)
Teach-in about the Privatization of Medicare / Care Over Cost Campaign
Meetings # 3,700 - Bill Bianchi
​JASC says "We will be talking about Medicare Advantage and ACO-Reach and the risks of rampant privatization in our health care system! We will also be sharing the details of JASC's new campaign, Care Over Cost, and how we can support folks who have been denied claims through private insurance or Medicare Advantage."

Links relevant to Presentation on Jan 14th on: 
On Culture, Critical Thinking & Understanding China In Fresh Perspectives
By Jian Li email: jianlidallas@gmail.com
´National Culture - Hofstede Insights https://hi.hofstede-insights.com/national-culture 

CIA Factbook on China and the USA: https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/china/


Super forcasters: https://howdo.com/book-summaries/superforecasting-summary-and-review/

Creative Thinking: https://www.anthearoberts.com/creative-thinking

The Truth About China Protests - Is this the End of Xi and Communism in China?

10 Shocking Things Xi Jinping Has Done - You Won't Believe This! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKHtqoigbUU, 186,002 views Oct 29, 2022,

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHKy1H-k300

Why did they move to China? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jBZeXmrn3Q

How Worried Are The Chinese About Their Economy? | Street Interview

Singapore Street Interviews | What Foreigners think about China https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2v4jjJ8SF

The town in Xinjiang, China where everyone speaks Russian

The Truth About China Protests - Is this the End of Xi and Communism in China?

10 Shocking Things Xi Jinping Has Done - You Won't Believe This! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKHtqoigbUU, 186,002 views Oct 29, 2022,

American Shares Truth on Xinjiang and Tibet Controversies in China, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CldtoYwPtMk

What's it REALLY like to travel in Xinjiang, China? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8qnr8DXZOc

10 Shocking Things Xi Jinping Has Done - You Won't Believe This! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKHtqoigbUU, 186,002 views Oct 29, 2022,

Janssen on China: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=cyrus+janssen+china

Federal Agents vs. Underworld, Inc. (2hr, 46 minutes)
A 12-episode black and white serial from 1949 put together into one movie with elements of "the mysterious Orient" incorporated in the plot, with commercials.

A team of special, dedicated federal employees are assigned to stop a villainess bent upon setting up a supermob called the “Underworld Incorporated” so she may rule the world. She steals a valuable artifact that can give her the power to control men's minds. Federal agents are dispatched to get it back and stop her evil plans.

The serial consists of high speed chases, high-flying leaps, explosive blasts and numerous death traps.

Episodes 13 minutes each
The Golden Hands
Criminals' Lair
Death in Disguise
Fatal Evidence
The Trapped Conspirator
Wheels of Disaster
The Hidden Key
The Enemy's Mouthpiece
The Stolen Hand
Unmasked - a re-cap chapter
Tombs of the Ancients
The Curse of Kurigal

The Seven Sages of Greek Antiquity (53 minutes)
Though Socrates, Plato and Aristotle weren’t among them, ancient Greece’s most sage men would unanimously choose one philosopher as the wisest of all.
Solon, the Athenian
Thales, the Milesian
Bias, the Prienean
Pittacus, the Mytilenean
Cleobulus, the Lindian 
Chilon, the Spartan
Periander,the Corinthian

Top Ten Mysteries of Outer Space (1: 32 minutes)
With the advancing age of science and technology, witness newly unlocked wonders and mysteries of outer space that are both shocking and amazing.

Christmas as Presently Celebrated, Largely per Capitalism, has Many Anti-ecological Elements and should be Refined or Eliminated Altogether (powerpoint slides)
Meeting # 3,504 - November 24, 2018 - Charles takes the position that celebrating Christmas is a hazardous to the planet and climate, and that we should drastically tone down the holiday which at present might result in extinction.

Get Inside The Soviet T-34 Tank (30 minutes)
Military historian James Holland gets inside an operational T-34 tank, the pride and joy of the Soviet Union during the Second World War.
Introduced in 1940, the T-34 was famously deployed with the Red Army against Operation Barbarossa - Nazi Germany's doomed invasion of Russia. Its 76.2 mm tank gun was more powerful than its contemporaries while its 60 degree sloped armour provided good protection against anti-tank weapons. But as James discovers, life for the crew of these tanks could be hazardous indeed!

History of Russia: From Time of the Tartars to Revolution - Epic History (49 minutes)
From the origins of Rus to the Revolution, a whirlwind story of Russia’s dramatic past told through animated maps over the course of two millennia.

The History of Science Fiction (51 minutes)
The University of Chicago Graham School
Examine the evolution of science fiction literature from its pre-modern roots to the present with two of the most prolific sci-fi authors of our time, Jo Walton and Ada Palmer.

Fukushima 50 (Dubbed) (2 hours)
Action · Drama · Thriller 
When a 9.0 magnitude earthquake hits the Pacific Ocean near Japan, workers at the Fukushima Daiichi facility risk everything to manage a reactor leak. 

A Look at the Green View of Politics in the Platform of the Illinois Green Party
A Guide for All Voters (powerpoint slides)
Meetings # 3,680 - August 20, 2022 - Anna Schiefelbein, Charles Paidock, and other members of the ILGP, GP US
These actions are considered “positive recommendations for progressive change.” The principles and objectives of the party also embraces other forms of political activism, including support for various non-electoral movements.

Platform 10 Key Values
https://www.ilgp.org/platform /



Become a Member

150th Anniversary of the of the Golden Spike (on May 10th, 1869)
The Development of the Steam Locomotive, and Building of the Transcontinental Railroad (powerpoint slides)
Extensively Illustrated Powerpoint / Slideshow Program will cover:
- historical development of transportation
- the first steam engines
- development of the American 4-4-0 locomotive
- the movement west 
- building the transcon and a trip on the finished route
by Charles Paidock for the Railroad Club of Chicago

Capturing the Outlaw (lecture)
Was there a real Robin Hood, or is he a pure creation of myth and folklore? 
We consider the possibilities and scrutinize the evidence.  What is the significance of Robin Hood as an outlaw?  Why does Shakespeare heavily allude to Robin in his Henry IV plays?

The rulers of the medieval English kingdom discouraged resistance to authority by the widespread use of execution, outlawry, and exile. Yet medieval English society also applauded such resistance. Encapsulated in the tales of Robin Hood, the good outlaw is loyal, courageous, and clever; while the authorities he outwits are disloyal, cowardly, and stupid, using the cover of the law to behave corruptly.

List of New National Holidays, and a Plan for a US Dept of Celebrations
(powerpoint slides)
Meeting # 3,695 - December 3, 2022 – Charles Paidock, cultural historian 
The U.S. is the only advanced country with no national vacation policy whatsoever, thus occasional holidays are of greater importance. With the upcoming Christmas –New Years holidays consuming almost all of our society’s time and attention, Charles Paidock takes a thorough looks at the development of celebrations around the world through the centuries, and suggests replacing current ones on the calendar with a number of more suitable, secular national events. He advocates establishing a government agency to choose and schedule new and different ones each year.

Why We Need to Nationalize All US Farming, Food Processing and Distribution in order to Provide a Thanksgiving Dinner for Everyone (powerpoint slides) 
​College of Complexes, Dallas. TX - November 17,2022 - Charles Paidock, avowed socialist, presents arguments for the government takeover of farming, food processing and distribution for-profit, and shut down of harmful capitalist agribusiness operations.

Battlefield The Battle of Kursk (1: 36 minutes)

How the Communists Defeated Fascism, Brought an End to World War II, and Will Defeat Fascism Again A Look at Battles in that Historic Struggle Unknown in the West (powerpoint slides)
Meeting #3,692 - November 12, 2022 - Charles Paidock, historian, and advocate of sundry socialist applications as public policy
Speaker states that: "Starting with he Spanish Civil War, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi embarked on a campaign to rid the world of communism, assembled an army of three and a half-million soldiers to invade the USSR, which ended with the red flag being flown over the Reichstag in Berlin. We will look at the heroic efforts to repel and defeat fascism in this regard, such as battles that are largely unknown in the West.  

We will then transition to modern times and the re-appearance of fascism, this time in the US, and how those of socialist persuasion, who seek a shared ecological economy, advance an agenda antithetical to fascism."

Proof there is a Primitive Species Living in the Forests of the US, and The Need to Preserve / Restore Their Habitat (powerpoint slides)
In conjunction with National Arbor Day, April 29, 2022 https://www.arborday.org/celebrate/ 
Meeting # 3,664 – April 30, 2022 - Charles Paidock, Secretary, Chicago Greens, will speak on “cryptozoology” and the why the lumber industry, land conversion, and urban sprawl should be stopped.

A list of the 100 best documentaries of 2022
These films have received the highest rating over the last year as voted by our visitors and are all available right now to watch for free.

World UFO Day
75th Anniversary of the Incident at Roswell (powerpoint slides)
Meeting # 3,673 – July 2, 2022 - Charles Paidock World UFO Day is an awareness day for people to gather together and watch the skies for unidentified flying objects (UFO).

The Roswell incident is the 1947 recovery of balloon debris from a ranch in New Mexico by US Army Air Forces officers, and the conspiracy theories, decades later, claiming that the debris was a flying saucer and that the truth had been covered up by the government.

Special May Day Presentation: The Entire History of Work in One (1) Hour
(powerpoint slides)
Meeting # 3,614 – May 1, 2021 - labor activist Charles Paidock 
the story of the human activity termed labor from the cavemen to computers, from working for yourself on the farm, to working for another in a factory

Special Labor Day Presentation
The History of the Factory - how we came to live in a factory made world 
(powerpoint slides)
Meeting # 3,682 – September 3, 2022 - Charles Paidock, IAMAW, AFL-CIO
Speaker is a graduate of the DePaul University Labor Education Center and the Univ of IL School of Labor and Employment Relations, did coursework at the William W. Winpisinger Education & Technology Center, and is a member of UALE, United Assn of Labor Educators.

Speaker states that: “The factory system was a new way of organizing labor made necessary by the development of machines, which were too large to house in a worker’s cottage and much too expensive to be owned by the worker. 

Between the 1760s and 1850, the nature of work transitioned from a craft production model to a factory-centric model. Changes continue today with the introduction of robots, and now work-at-home arrangements.

Individuals once worked at their own pace, with their own tools, within their own cottages. Factories set hours of work and the machinery within them shaped the pace of work. The factory system was partly responsible 
for the rise of urban living, as large numbers of workers migrated into the towns in search of employment in the factories. 

The first factory established in the US dates back to 1790 when Samuel Slater came from England and constructed a factory to produce yarn. There were many such textile mills opened. An average factory floor had 200-250 looms, each making 55 yards of cloth per day. The noise was tremendous, with workers communicating by holding up colored signal flags because they couldn’t be heard even if screaming.”

Lord Edgware Dies. 1934 film. Agatha Christie  (1:14 minutes)
The timecoding on the screen is unremovable. This generally means it has come from an archive of some nature. This is the earliest known surviving screen portrayal of Agatha Christie's Poirot. 

Creation of the Great Lakes | How the Earth Was Made (45 minutes)

4 Short Video Statements / Provocative and Informative Program on the 
Dangers of Nuclear Power 
M.V. Ramana, Professor and Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security
University of British Columbia, Vancouver
David Kraft, NEIS - Nuclear Energy Information Service 
Deb Katz  , Citizens Awareness Network (CAN) 
Diane Turco, Cape Downwinders 

Witchcraft: The Truth Behind The World's Fastest Growing Religion (45 minutes)
Britain’s Wicca Man tells the extraordinary story of Britain's fastest growing religious group - Wicca - and of its creator, an eccentric Englishman called Gerald Gardner.  Historian and leading expert in Pagan studies, Professor Ronald Hutton, explores the unlikely origins of modern pagan witchcraft and experiences first hand its growing influence throughout Britain today.

The Broken Chain - Movie - Six Nations of the Iroquois (1:29 minutes)
The true story of Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant) in the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War.  
Joseph Brandt is a young Native American warrior who so impresses an Englishman, Sir William Johnson, during the war with the French in the late 18th century, that he's taken out of the wilderness and put into the world of the white man. Here he's educated and develops cynicism towards his people and upbringing. 

Tecumseh: The Last Warrior - movie (1:30 minutes)
The rarely told story of 'Tecumseh,' the Shawnee warrior-statesman who dreamed of a confederation of Native Americans at the beginning of the 19th century in the Ohio River Valley and Indiana - fighting against future President William Henry Harrison.

This Mid-Western (set east of the Mississippi River) began in 1812 when the American settlers tried to take away more and more territories from the indians. Tecumseh, who is the leader of the Shawnee indians, tries to do something. He plans a big indian state, and tries to win the English settlers over to this plan.

Lecture: The 400-Year History of Class in America: Squatters, Crackers, the landless Rural Poor, Horizontal Mobility (50 minutes)

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (1:47 minutes) an odyssey
Disenchanted with the daily drudge of crushing rocks on a prison farm in Mississippi, the dapper, silver-tongued Ulysses Everett McGill (George Clooney) busts loose. Except he's still shackled to his own chain-mates from the chain gang -- bad-tempered Pete and sweet, dimwitted Delmar ). With nothing to lose and buried loot to regain -- before it's lost forever in a flood -- the three embark on the adventure of a lifetime in this hilarious offbeat road picture. Populated with strange characters, including a blind prophet, sexy sirens, and a one-eyed Bible salesman.

The Arrival (1:55 minutes)
Radio astronomer Zane Zaminsky (Charlie Sheen) believes he's picked up a cosmic noise that signals extraterrestrial intelligence. His desperate search for answers leads him to Mexico and a mysterious power plant|where is arrested for the murder of a scientist. Zane must escape with his proof of the world-shattering alien invasion in this intense sci-fi thriller.

A More Perfect Union: America Becomes a Nation, The Story of the US Constitution 
(1:51 minutes)
The first comprehensive recreation of those stirring, heated debates during the sweltering summer of 1787. The film depicts events surrounding creation of the United States Constitution, and is focused mainly on James Madison, who wrote most of that document and took extensive notes during the convention's discussions and proceedings.  

America, 1786…Ten years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. England wages a new war of unfair trade and tariffs. Bickering and jealousy fracture the once united states. But a handful of brilliant men, James Madison, George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin, lead a political battle to create a new form of government, one that will establish the standard of self-government to the world. 

The movie was filmed on location at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, in Williamsburg, Virginia, and at other historical sites.

Don't Call Me Bigfoot | Full Movie | Documentary (1:37 minutes)
There are tales all around the world of big, hairy, bipedal, ape-like creatures that dwell in the wilderness and leave footprints. But whatever you do, don't call them Bigfoot. From the Patterson - Gimlin film and other sightings to known hoaxes and Bigfoot hunters, this documentary delves deep into the mythology, sightings and people who search out these mysterious beings.

This documentary is a great introduction into cryptozoology, the people who study it and why. Just don't call them bigfoot. Maybe Sasquatch, yeti or Bob, but not Bigfoot.

Bigfoot: The Conspiracy (1:17 minutes)
This film follows a retired Border Patrol agent as he discovers the possible existence of Bigfoot and the shroud of darkness that surrounds it, and further complexities in this hidden in plain sight world.

April Morning - Lexington/Concord - American Revolution Movie (1:38 minutes)
April 19th 1775 - An excellent representation of the events on Lexington Green and the fighting during the retreat from Concord - based on the book “April Morning,” by Howard Fast which was originally published in 1961.

Into the West - Ep. 1: "Wheel to the Stars" - Western Mini-Series (1:31 minutes)
This series is an epic six-episode tale of the colonization of the American West - told from the perspective of two families, one of white settlers and one of Native Americans. Jacob Wheeler (Matthew Settle) leaves his dull life behind to strike out west, while Loved By the Buffalo (Joseph M. Marshall III) faces his destiny to try to fight a prophecy that his people will be wiped out by the settlers.   Jacob marries Loved By the Buffalo's sister Thunder Heart Woman, uniting the two families while around them relations between the two races crumble.

From the pioneering explorations of mountain men in 1825 to the tragic massacre of downtrodden Lakota at Wounded Knee in 1891, these parallel storylines intertwine real and fictional characters and events spanning the period of expansion of the United States in the American frontier… migrating wagon trains, the California Gold Rush, construction of the transcontinental railroad, the violence of Quantrill's Raiders.  

Spanning 65 years and several generations, Into the West succeeds as an ambitious compendium of American history. Originally broadcast in the summer of 2005 as a six-part miniseries on TNT.. The show has a large cast, with about 250 speaking parts and features well-known performers.

Into the West - Ep. 2: "Manifest Destiny" (1:32 minutes)

Into the West - Ep. 3: "Dreams and Schemes" (1:31 minutes)

Into the West - Ep. 4: "Hell on Wheels“ (1:31 minutes)

Into the West - Ep. 5: "Casualties of War" (1:30 minutes)

Into the West - Ep. 6: "Ghost Dance" (1:30 minutes)

The Story of Prophet Muhammad, The Messenger of God (2:58 minutes)

A Few Men Well Conducted, George Rogers Clark NPS Film - Re-enacting (1:35 minutes)
Re-enacting Retro - This is a very well-done, classic older National Park Service Museum film from 1978.

This is the story of George Rogers Clark and his courageous frontiersmen who fought on the Kentucky and Illinois frontier during the American Revolution. To help end British-inspired Indian attacks on Kentucky settlements, these brave men defied tremendous odds to capture Ford Sackville from the British in 1779.

Valley Forge - Movie - Revolutionary War Drama (1:15 minutes)
Winter at Valley Forge, Pa., is proving brutal for George Washington and his beleaguered, starving troops. Even worse, the American economy is at a standstill owing to the war, and American businessmen are urging Congress to accept an armistice with Great Britain so that normal commerce may resume. In a moment of uncertainty, Washington considers surrendering to British General Howe -- until the actions of a small group of revolutionary soldiers strengthen his resolve.

The Pathfinder - Movie - Sequel to 'Last of the Mohicans' (1:44 minutes)
The third in plot succession of James Fenimore Cooper's 'Leather-Stocking Tales', a series of five novels depicting life along early America's northeast frontier, each of which features adventures engaging Natty Bumppo, called Leather Stocking due to his long deerskin gaiters, and are full of exciting occurrences, the author's love of the native forests, and scenes ripe for performing artists' insights. Based on the 1840 novel, this adventure follows a mid-18th-century British scout through the wilderness on a mission to sneak into a French fortress.

The History of Labor Unions (57 minutes)
an older, but still relevant, film with an overview of many occupation beginning with immigration at the turn of the 19th to the 20th century

Quest for Fire (1:40 minutes)
This story takes place in prehistoric time when three tribesmen search for a new fire source.

The Making of a Wind Turbine | Exceptional Engineering (49 minutes, Feb 2020)
Electricity harnessed from wind has become the second largest source of energy in Germany since 2017 - and has thus out powered nuclear and coal. Nearly 30,000 on- and off-shore wind turbines are operating throughout the country, covering approx. 19 percent of energy consumption. Our report follows the construction of a new wind power plant in Falkenthal in Brandenburg. Once installed, the windmill will be 179 meters high, supplying up to 5,000 households a year.

Food, Inc. (1:33 minutes)
Farmers, scientists and health advocates show the harmful effects of how food production and delivery have been approached at the corporate level.

Agricultural Machines - Field Giants in Action (49 minutes)
Corporate Advertising – “Modern agriculture would be inconceivable without them: Huge harvesting machines such as beet and potato harvesters, tractors weighing tons and high-horsepower foragers. Agricultural technology made in Germany is at the forefront of the world market. How do the powerful harvest giants work?”

The Lady From Chungking (1942, Anna May Wong, 1:8 minutes)
After the Japanese invade China in WW 2, a young woman leads a band of partisans against the occupying troops.

Ip Man (1:46 minutes, Chinese/English subtitles)
Tells the story of the brutality of the 1939 Japanese occupation of China through the eyes of the Wing Chun grandmaster who rose to fight against it.

Carbon Dioxide and the "Climate Crisis": Reality or Illusion? (46 minutes)
An investigative documentary by CO2Science

Tahtonka Documentary on the Buffalo (27 minutes)
Documentary on the Buffalo and the Plains Indians who made a way of life out of them. Tells the story of the culture of the Indians of the Great Plains from the coming of the Spaniards in the 16th century to the near extinction of the buffalo at the end of the 19th century.

The Song of Hiawatha Native American TV-Movie (1:54 minutes)
A Canadian TV production and adaptation of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s beloved epic poem, “The Song of Hiawatha,” celebrates the heroic deeds of the legendary Ojibway chief of miraculous birth, sent by the Great Spirit to lead his people. A fur trader , French priest and an Indian interpreter canoe through the Lake Superior region in search of Hiawatha. Tribesmen guide them to the lodge of his grandmother, Nokomis, where she and tribal elder tell Hiawatha’s story.
The Song of Hiawatha https://www.hwlongfellow.org/poems_poem.php

America's Great Indian Nations: Iroquois, Seminole, Shawnee, Navajo, Cheyenne, and Lakota Sioux (54 minutes)
This is the first comprehensive history of six great Indian nations, dramatically filmed on location at their native tribal lands across America, using reenactments, archival footage, maps and original music. The story of the tribes unfolds in their struggle to protect their lands, cultures, and freedoms.

Winterhawk Western Movie (1:39 minutes)
A western film about an Indian chief from the Blackfoot tribe who in 1845 attempts to get help for his tribe who have been infected by smallpox. He is betrayed by the people he seeks help from. He tries to buy a cure but the white settlers are unsympathetic, forcing the Indian Chief to resort to desperate measures. Winterhawk attempts to trade furs, but in a double cross, the furs are stolen..

The Great Battle (2:16 minutes, Korean/English subtitles)
Incredible combat choreography spurs this 7th century epic of the 88-day Siege of Ansi, when 500,000 Tang dynasty soldiers invaded the Ansi peninsula.

Red Cliff (2:27 minutes, Chinese/English subtitles)
The legendary battle that heralded the end of the Han Dynasty, changing the face of China forever, comes to life in this action packed, epic, historical drama

Trains of the Midwest (1:40 minutes)
nearly two-hour compilation at various locations and railroads

The History of Steam Locomotives (15 minutes each)

(part 1)     https://youtu.be/tINxBuHojnQ

(part 2)    https://youtu.be/rpNTw_XdlKs

(part 3)    https://youtu.be/fpqOc8iOC00

(part 4)    https://youtu.be/MK2dKeWrYWo 

The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (58 minutes)
The ACWA, founded in 1914, produced this documentary to mark its 50th anniversary. The film is a history of the U.S. labor movement between 1900 and 1964, with an emphasis on improvements the union won for workers, and bitter and sometimes violent struggles with industrial leaders and federal and state governments. The union had more than 100,000 members at its peak, and in 1976 it merged with the Textile Workers of America.

Chinese, Native Americans and the Transcontinental Railroad (1:31 minutes)
On May 10, 1869, a symbolic final golden spike was driven into a rail, linking the Central Pacific Railroad from the west and the Union Pacific Railroad from the east at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory. The Transcontinental Railroad was complete. In this program, a Stanford University sociology professor and the associate director of the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford discussed how Chinese workers and native peoples in the region were affected by the seminal event.

1890s American Populist Movement (1:58 minutes)
Professor Robert Johnston and his class examined the 1890's American Populist movement. 

History of Political Parties (48 minutes)
Iowa State University professor Steffen Schmidt talked about the history of political parties from their origins to the present, and presidential elections beginning with the 1800 contest between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. He spoke about the development of negative campaigning and the parties' shifting influences in different regions throughout the country.

Abundance, Wages, and the Great Depression (1:16 minutes)
Southern Methodist University professor Alexis McCrossen teaches a class on the abundance of the 1920s and the Great Depression. She argues that low wages and an unequal distribution of wealth hindered American consumers from keeping up with the high levels of economic productivity. She also talks about the demands for political solutions and President Roosevelt’s “New Deal” programs.

The War That Made America: the French and Indian War (timeline + related links)
A dramatic documentary which tells the story of the war (1754-1763), which began in the wilderness of the Pennsylvania frontier and spread throughout the colonies, into Canada, and ultimately around the world. A central figure is George Washington, a brash and ambitious young officer in his twenties hoping to make his reputation in the military.
A Country Between     https://youtu.be/VgAS-xIdS78

Unlikely Allies     https://youtu.be/JInaRwHwU0U

Turning the Tide     https://youtu.be/dCKEpsHV8bM

Unintended Consequences     https://youtu.be/vPniualq2X8

The Last of the Mohicans (1:54 minutes)
In the midst of the French and Indian War, three trappers are tasked with rescuing three sisters and delivering them to their British Colonel father.

The Woman Behind the New Deal: Frances Perkin - Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, and the Minimum Wage / Author's Lecture (43 minutes)
During Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration Frances Perkins was one of America's most influential women. As the first female secretary of labor she was responsible for implementing programs that reshaped society and business and established the social safety net we enjoy today.

This Union Cause: Animated History of the Labor Movement (21 minutes)
concisely covers the major events

Shakespeare The Merchant Of Venice (2:11 minutes)
A study about truth, revenge and greediness - A modern approach to Shakespeare's story of lovers who make hasty commitments and come to understand that life is not so simple. It is a story of vengeance and betrayal, of two enemies who try to exact horrific punishments from each other, but most of all, a story of two communities who simply do not understand one another.

The Red Menace 1949 (complete film) (1:27 minutes)
Bill Jones, WWII veteran, is recruited into the party by Molly, a commie girl. He was cheated by a real estate company running a housing project. Another party member Henry writes a poem about Marx, but is found guilty of deviationism, and this sets off a whole series of events. 

12 Days of Giving / Hallmark Christmas Movie (1:26 minutes)
A man with financial issues wins a small fortune and decides to share his winnings by acting as a Secret Santa to people in need in a small town. His fiance, a materialist, wants to spend the money instead on their upcoming wedding reception, and a honeymoon at a plush resort. She gets fairly upset upon finding out about his humanitarian gift giving to total strangers. One of the characters chosen is a boy whose father is deceased, who wants expensive hockey gear and skates for Christmas.  The man grows increasingly fond of the boy's mother. .

Tanks for Stalin (1:33 minutes Russian, subtitles)
In 1940, a ruthless race begins to create a new tank, involving a secret mission to Moscow for Comrade Stalin in this stunning, dramatic WWII tale.  Film incorporates some lighthearted episodes.

Thunder of War (2:1 minute, Russian, English dubbed)
The true story of a group of 28 soldiers of the Red Army's 316th Rifle Division, who stopped the advance on Moscow by 54 Nazi Panzer tanks of the 11th Panzer Division for several days in 1941 to protect their homeland during WW2.

Tankers (1:29 minutes, Russian, subtitles)
Fact-based drama about a Russian tanker crew who were outnumbered and outgunned in World War II yet became legends in the face of intense battle.

Kiss the Ground (46 minutes, password: school)
This is the 46 minute version of the award winning documentary film is specially tailored to be played in one classroom sitting. 

Kiss the Ground is an inspiring and groundbreaking film that reveals the first viable solution to our climate crisis. It reveals that, by regenerating the world’s soils, we can completely and rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems and create abundant food supplies. Using compelling graphics and visuals, along with striking NASA and NOAA footage, the film artfully illustrates how, by drawing down atmospheric carbon, soil is the missing piece of the climate puzzle.

This movie is positioned to catalyze a movement to accomplish the impossible – to solve humanity’s greatest challenge, to balance the climate and secure our species future.

Cryptozoology: Sasquatch, Don't Call Me Bigfoot (1:12 minutes)
The myths about the legendary monster that prowls the wilderness are investigated by both skeptics and the hunters who believe in its existence.

99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film (1:37 minutes)
A look at the movement behind Occupy Wall Street, where issues of economic inequality stand today, and what the future looks like.

Railroad Tigers / Jackie Chan (2:04 minutes, Chinese, dubbed)
A railroad worker in war-torn 1941 China leads a team of freedom fighters against the occupying Japanese army, in order to get food for the poor

America The Story of Us (study guides, link to episodes below)
is an epic 12-hour television event that tells the extraordinary story of how America was invented. With highly realistic CGI animation, dramatic recreations and thoughtful insights from some of America’s most respected artists, business leaders, academics and intellectuals, it is the first television event in nearly 40 years to present a comprehensive telling of America’s history. 
“Rebels”     https://youtu.be/CXW0dW9LJN8 

“Revolution”     https://youtu.be/enCE9JbVKcU 

"Westward"     https://youtu.be/gwAhihxosDw 

"Division"     https://youtu.be/70euLmJfiuc 

"Civil War"     https://youtu.be/O-wTzZvVb-c

"Heartland"     https://youtu.be/EEwKa4zKnhk

"Cities"     https://youtu.be/bFlkQgdjskQ 

"Boom"     https://youtu.be/b6jfAsvGivM 

"Bust"     https://youtu.be/R5xxM-sjBXM 

"World War II"     https://youtu.be/_LP7R82DVr0 

"Superpower"     https://youtu.be/PP2ShIOvEMM 

"Millennium"     https://youtu.be/B4hGgNxTxKE 

Video with Powerpoint (1 hour, 40 minutes)
Workers’ Rights and Resources during COVID-19 (Chicago)
Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP)
BACP's Director of Labor Standards, Andy Fox, provided an overview of the regulations and protections workers should be aware of during the COVID-19 Outbreak.
More information: www.chicago.gov/laborstandards

Michael Moore Presents: Planet of the Humans 
A documentary that dares to say what no one else will this Earth Day — that we are losing the battle to stop climate change on planet earth because we are following leaders who have taken us down the wrong road — selling out the green movement to wealthy interests and corporate America. This film is the wake-up call to the reality we are afraid to face: that in the midst of a human-caused extinction event, the environmental movement’s answer is to push for techno-fixes and band-aids. It's too little, too late.
Featuring: Al Gore, Bill McKibben, Richard Branson, Robert F Kennedy Jr., Michael Bloomberg, Van Jones, Vinod Khosla, Koch Brothers, Vandana Shiva, General Motors, 350.org, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sierra Club, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Nature Conservancy, Elon Musk, Tesla.

PSA Safe Grocery Shopping in COVID-19 Pandemic
From NIH   
This is the most current video for New CDC data, safe takeout food practices, and an updated practice for safe grocery shopping/handling. More information at www.DrJeffPublicSafety.com

The RNL Show -- Revolution, Nothing Less!
-- an interview by host Andy Zee with Dr. Phil Rice about the Covid-19 Pandemic, head of emergency care at a Massachusetts hospital, on COVID-19
-- discussion of femicide in Mexico by Sunsara Taylor along with clips of International Women's Day protest led by the Revolution Tour in Los Angeles
-- excerpts of Bob Avakian's filmed speech, The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go! In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America -- A Better World IS Possible
-- some extras

The Shock Doctrine Documentary by Naomi Klein
Canadian author and social activist Naomi Klein's companion piece to her popular 2007 book of the same name. In short, the shock doctrine is a theory for explaining the way that force, stealth and crisis are used in implementing neoliberal economic policies such as privatization, deregulation and cuts to social services.

The shock doctrine suggests that in periods of chaos often following wars, coups, natural disasters and economic panics, pro-corporate reformers aggressively push through unpopular “free market” measures. Klein posits that followers of Milton Friedman and other market fundamentalists have been perfecting this very strategy: waiting for a major crisis, then selling off pieces of the state to private players while citizens were still reeling from the shock, then quickly making the "reforms" permanent.

How We Must Respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic | Bill Gates
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Philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates offers insights into the COVID-19 pandemic, discussing why testing and self-isolation are essential, which medical advancements show promise and what it will take for the world to endure this crisis. (This virtual conversation is part of the TED Connects series, hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers. Recorded March 24, 2020)

The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It 
Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich presents the reader's digest of his latest book. He explores the system of power in America that bails out corporations instead of people, even in times of crisis, and breaks down how we have socialism for corporations and the rich, and harsh capitalism for everybody else. 

As power has concentrated in the hands of corporations and the wealthy few, those few have grabbed nearly all the economic gains — and political power — for themselves.

Meanwhile, workers have been shafted.

This isn’t a democracy, where all power is shared. It’s an oligarchy, where those at the top have the power to grab everything for themselves.

But history shows that oligarchies cannot hold on to power forever. They are inherently unstable. When a vast majority of people come to view an oligarchy as illegitimate and an obstacle to their wellbeing — which is happening before our very eyes as this crisis exacerbates — oligarchies become vulnerable.

Movie - Shipyard Sally 1939
Recommended for activists and labor organizers
“If we don’t speak up for ourselves, we can’t expect anyone else to.”
Sally takes over a pub near the John Brown & Company shipyard at Clydebank. When the closure of the yard threatens her clientèle she goes to London to lobby the government’s Lord Randall.

Labor Law Course / Class 1+ remainder posted on-line
Missouri State University
Legal, regulatory, and ethical issues related to employer-employee relationship, including employment-at-will doctrine, discrimination and union contracts.

Lecture on Chinese Popular Culture, Socialist Heroes
Revolutionary Culture in the PRC. Presented by Prof. Roy Chan at the University of Oregon

Bernie Sanders Gives a Speech on Coronavirus
Bernie Sanders is giving a speech about the lessons America can learn from the coronavirus outbreak. Sanders yesterday presented his plan to combat the pandemic, which included guaranteed unemployment insurance and temporarily halting all evictions and foreclosures, as well as his call for universal health care. Sanders said the disruptions caused by the virus were 'especially dangerous for low-income and working-class families' and said the government ‘must make sure that we care for the communities most vulnerable to the health and economic pain that is coming.'

AOC Reads the Green New Deal Resolution to Members of Congress
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
"I have decided that since some of my colleagues across the aisle could not for some reason read the resolution, that perhaps this hour would be spent best reading it to them."

Taking note that some of her colleagues may not have read the #GreenNewDeal, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reads the entire resolution into the House Record.

Hiding in Plain Sight
The Deep State: The Fall Of The Constitution And The Rise Of A Shadow Government
Mike Lofgren, a congressional staff member for 28 years, joins Bill Moyers to talk about what he calls Washington's "Deep State," in which elected and unelected figures collude to protect and serve powerful vested interests. "It is how we had deregulation, financialization of the economy, the Wall Street bust, the erosion or our civil liberties and perpetual war," Lofgren tells Moyers.

U.S. Senate: Debate on Articles of Impeachment 
Senators will speak for up to 10 minutes each on the articles of impeachment against President Trump - abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

4 One Hour Lectures on the History of Organized Labor in the US
Waylon Hedegaard 
Produced by The Boilermakers Local 647, this video series tries to tell our side of history. America owes a great deal to the men and women who have fought for basic human rights over the years by joining together in a union and standing up for their rights. These people have made America the power it is. Unfortunately, unions have gotten a bad rap lately. Some of it deserved but much of it not. The anti-union forces has had a far more effective propaganda machine and have convinced Americans that unions are terrible. Our tale needs to be told, and this is the first part of our story covering the Industrial Revolution and the beginnings of labor's struggle.

History Of Western Philosophy Parts 1,2,3
From the Chicago Colloquium, general overview of philosophy, 1 Hour Each

How to Beat Coronavirus Capitalism
Please join an online teach-in with Naomi Klein, Astra Taylor, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, with a musical performance by Lia Rose

Thursday, March 26, 2020, 5 PM Eastern
Sponsored by Haymarket Books, The Leap, Debt Collective, and Democratic Socialists of America

The current crisis is laying bare the extreme injustices and inequalities of our economic and social system.

We are in a battle of visions for how we’re going to respond to this crisis. We will either be catapulted backward to an even more brutal winner-takes-all system — or this will be a wake-up call.
Ideas that were dismissed as too radical just a week ago are starting to seem like the only reasonable path to get out of this crisis and prevent future ones.
We need to use every tool that we have that allows us to hear each other’s voices, to read each other’s words, to see each other’s faces, even if it’s just on screens, to stay organized and stay connected. We have to create spaces where we’re able to deliberate and strategize about what it means to protect our neighbors, our rights, and our planet.
We have to have the confidence to say this is the moment when we change everything.

College of Complexes  “The Playground for People Who Think”

Free Speech On-Line List of Links
of FREE films, powerpoint slide presentations, etc. recommended or produced by the faculty and students, new or old, on social issues and current events from any source, on any topic.  An open assortment to which anyone can contribute / forward a link for posting a film with title + short description to: cpaidock@hotmail.com

​Each Title is Linked to the Program
10 Years of Presentations
Powerpoint Slide