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The People’s Court: Issues to Consider

What does "the rule of law" mean? Should anyone be above the law?

Jun 1st, 2009 | Comments

The People’s Court: Themes and Video Segments

This is a list of important themes and video segments that can be used in classroom discussions of The People's Court.

Jun 1st, 2009 | Comments

The People’s Court: Discussion Guide Introduction

The People's Court takes viewers inside the courtrooms and law schools of China to provide an unprecedented portrait of its rapidly growing legal system.

Jun 1st, 2009

Gold Futures: Video Segment 5

Gabriella Szekely, was a teacher in Rosia Montana for 34 years, but now has broken her ties with the village, and taken Gold Corporation's money to leave. Margit Buran, a retired accountant is resolute --she won't deal with the Canadian company.

Jun 1st, 2009 | Comments

Gold Futures: Video Segment 4

The Rosia Montana gold mine has the potential for causing catastrophic environmental harm. In January 2000 heavy rains and snowfall flooded a holding pond of mining waste in the Romanian city of Baia Mare, spilling more than 20 million gallons of cyanide-laced sludge into the River Tisza.

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Gold Futures: Video Segment 3

Gold Corporation began buying out homeowners in 2002, offering either cash or a home in a new community. While many people are taking advantage of the buyouts, others, like farmer Eugen David, are resisting.

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Gold Futures: Video Segment 2

John Aston, vice president of the Rosia Montana Gold Corporation, describes the company's plans in a positive light. Remus Celusa, a resident of Rosia Montana, wonders why the corporation can't mine the gold "without destroying our mountain and everything we own."

Jun 1st, 2009 | Comments

Gold Futures: Video Segment 1

Gabriel Resources, a Canadian based multinational, plans to build the largest gold mine in Europe. Its subsidiary -- Rosia Montana Gold Corporation -- was granted a 20-year exploration license, but first it would have to buy up hundreds of houses and displace almost an entire village.

Jun 1st, 2009 | Comments

Gold Futures: Rosia Montana and the Gold Mine

by Craig S. Smith. Journalists are supposed to be impartial, but they rarely really are. We gather information and then decide which bits to present to our audience and in what order to present them. It's by definition a manipulative process.

Jun 1st, 2009 | Comments

Gold Futures: Vocabulary and Resources

glossary, suggested reading and Web sites

Jun 1st, 2009 | Comments

Gold Futures: Issues to Consider

How does a nation fairly balance the private property rights of the individual with issues of eminent domain? How does a nation balance its economic and environmental issues?

Jun 1st, 2009 | Comments

Gold Futures: Themes and Video Segments

This is a list of important themes and video segments that can be used in classroom discussions of Gold Futures.

Jun 1st, 2009 | Comments

Gold Futures: Discussion Guide Introduction

Gold Futures is a David-and-Goliath story set in a scenic Romanian village in the heart of Transylvania. At stake: a massive deposit of gold ore -- and a 2000-year-old village community that has existed since the ancient Romans founded a mining town on the edge of their empire.

Jun 1st, 2009

Brazil in Black and White: Video Segment 4

The University of Brasilia's affirmative action process is about to enter a crucial week. Students who have identified themselves as Afro-Brazilian must pose for a photograph that will be evaluated by a secret committee. This panel will try to determine whether students look "black enough" to qualify for the quota system.

Jun 1st, 2009 | Comments

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