|Afghan Peace Plan |
After World War II, civil war and insurrection during the fragile post-war period in Europe was averted by large-scale projects which employed large numbers of men and women in projects which rebuilt the war-torn infrastructure. Today Afghan society faces the same conditions. A report of the Royal United Services Institute in 2008 called hunger and starvation the greatest threat to Afghanistan, and as recently as 2008, unforgivably eight years into the occupation, people were eating grass in Bamyan Province to stave off hunger. Since that time, little has changed.
With Afghans having been abandoned once already by U.S. imperialists seeking to give the Russians "their own Vietnam" in the Eighties, this film shows that U.S. security interests are served not by a continuing military presence, nor by the arming of government forces, but by nation-building, which would cost a mere 5% of the cost of military operations, and save the U.S. taxpayer hundreds of billions of dollars. Afghanistan's mineral resource wealth should be nationalized until a strong resource extraction law is in place.
The focus is on giving Afghans the tools, wages, and technical assistance to rebuild the water and irrigation infrastructure with their own labor, a key to an economy which has always been based on agriculture and trade. The Pakistani-based Taliban which controls the opium trade pays $10 a day to fighters facing a chronic unemployment rate of 50 percent. The bungled U.S. reliance on American contractors for projects which do not meet priorities, and enrich the contractors, has led to an increase in the popularity of the Taliban.
The success of Afghans at ejecting foreign occupiers is legendary and a point of national pride. The tragedy is many Afghans looked forward to work and rebuilding their country in 2001, in toleration of a short and benign foreign presence. That presence has turned into a bloody occupation in which Afghan men disappear into secret prisons, and airborne drones fire into dwellings with civilians.
Filmed in Kabul in 2009 by a pair of independent filmmakers who traveled to interview unemployed Afghan men. See and hear them up close in the squares where they gather by the thousands looking for work, and struggle to feed their families.
|After Hours with T.C. Restani |
"After Hours with T.C. Restani" is an award winning late night talk show based out of Eastern Massachusetts.
Inspired by the golden age of late night television made famous by Johnny Carson, the cast and crew of After Hours reach for the stars every episode to capture the magic of late night too often lost in an age of reality television and diminishing ratings. After Hours rings true to form with talented musicians, extraordinary guests, absurd dialogue, and sketch comedy written to the delight of viewers across the United States and its emerging cult following online.
|Alivelihood - New Adventures As We Age |
Karma Kitaj, PhD, CEO of Life Spring Coaching, interviews guests who are over age 50 and have begun new adventures in their “3rd Age.” The interviews are meant to be inspirational and provide role models for the burgeoning population of baby boomers and beyond.
Guests have included men and women who have left their mid-years’ career and embarked on a new career either by becoming an entrepreneur or becoming employed in a new field for them; others have started non-profit organizations, engage in the arts, trekked across Spain, become an engaged volunteer, wrote and published books, or otherwise have embraced this new stage of life with zest.
|All Aboard |
All Aboard (series 1) was produced in the 1990’s by Green Frog Productions of Douglasville Georgia. The half-hour weekly show was produced with the railroad enthusiast in mind and covers railroad operations over the last half of the 20th century across much of The United States.
This series was originally aired on several PBS stations in the US. We are currently working on a new season for this show and will make it available as soon as it is ready.
|All Politics is Local |
I interview guests who are actively involved in local politics in the Worcester/Norfolk state senate district in Massachusetts, or who are running in state-wide races.
Over the past several months, I’ve had candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, state auditor, state senator and state rep on the show, as well as local folks involved in the casino referendum in Milford, MA and others involved in town politics.
The show is produced at the Milford Community Media Center in Milford, MA by a volunteer crew. My political action committee, the Greater Blackstone Valley Dems, is the member organization behind the show.
|All Things Victorian with Victoriana Lady Lisa |
What is it with the Victorians that continues to engage our curiosity? Why do so many delight in this endlessly fascinating time in our collective history? Victoriana Lady Lisa takes us on an adventure in history in this award-winning series produced by the Passion Projects, LLC.
2015 - ACM - Hometown Media Awards - 3 categories: Entertainment & Arts (series), Informational Talk Show (single episode - Steampunk w/Bruce Rosenbaum), Instructional/Training (single episode - The Queen's Kitchen/Victorian Baking)
2014 - ACM Northeast - Profile Talk Show (Professional)
|Alliance for Democracy - Populist Dialogues |
Dialogues of populist perspectives for better local, state, national and global governance that nurtures everyone - people and nature.
Populist Dialogues are powerful voices speaking on critical issues. Each Populist Dialogue shows how we can encourage better governance. Populist Dialogues are intended to inspire people to learn more about these issues, to start conversations, and to take action. AfD - The Alliance For Democracy, (www.TheAllianceForDemocracy.org) is bringing populist ideas, ideals and ways to the forefront of public policy. On TV and online, watch Populist Dialogues and incorporate these ideas and ideals into your local, regional, national and global participation.