Category Archives: INTERVIEWS

Interview with Alan Smith of Gold International, gold mine company operating in Amazonia

Interviewer: Mr. Smith, As the President of one of the largest transnational gold mine operating in the Amazonia, we are interested in knowing your argument, and we ask the universe for the strength to understand, so we can comprehend how your company justify the mining holocaust that is being cause to the green lung of the planet. Having said that, here is my question: Have your company ever tabulated the human cost and other species that die during the extraction process of every gram of gold in the Amazonia? Continue reading

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The Bilingual Advantage

By CLAUDIA DREIFUS

A cognitive neuroscientist, Ellen Bialystok has spent almost 40 years learning about how bilingualism sharpens the mind. Her good news: Among other benefits, the regular use of two languages appears to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms. Dr. Bialystok, 62, a distinguished research professor of psychology at York University in Toronto, was awarded a $100,000 Killam Prize last year for her contributions to social science. We spoke for two hours in a Washington hotel room in February and again, more recently, by telephone. An edited version of the two conversations follows. Continue reading

Entrevista con Noam Chomsky (+ Video)

By: Noam Chomsky

Frank Barat poses questions from artists, activists and journalists, on Egypt, corporate power, Palestine and more.

For his second interview in less than a year with Professor Noam Chomsky (the first one took place in Cambridge in September 2010 and is available here), Frank Barat asked well known artists and journalists to each send one question that they’d like to ask Noam. Continue reading