The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain (Full Version)

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From the days of Charlemagne to Christopher Columbus, Islamic Spain represents one of the most productive intercultural relationships in Western history down to the present day. The lemon tree, the water wheel, the astrolabe and Aristotle’s lost philosophy all arrived in Europe through Islamic Spain. Churches and temples that strongly resemble Muslim mosques, the pinnacle of Hebrew literature’s Golden Age, the roots of modern medicine and mathematics, and the transmission of Greek philosophy into Western Europe are just a few of the collaborative achievements that form the legacy of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim cultures interacting on the Iberian Peninsula over seven centuries.

Cities of Light: The Rise & Fall of Islamic Spain, a two-hour documentary film, journeys into one of World History’s most fascinating and important periods. With a fresh focus on the many contributions to Western civilization made by Islamic institutions and culture, the film also consistently cleaves to an even-handed presentation of the triumphs and shortcomings, achievements and failures of a centuries-long period when Muslims, Christians, and Jews inhabited the same corner of Western Europe and there built a lasting society that was both part of Christian Europe and the Muslim Middle East.

Cities of Light vividly demonstrates how these very different groups found the means to co-exist and thrive together—and yet how fragile that symbiosis could be. The pluralistic centuries of Medieval Spain ended in the Spanish Inquisition and the formation of an exclusively Catholic Spain.  More at PBS.org

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How to Defeat Government Internet Censorship – Pirate Internet!

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From SOPA and PIPA to ACTA to CISPA to the TPP and now back to CISPA, internet activists have been caught up in a deliberately bewildering game of whack-a-mole with freedom-crushing legislation. Now, ISPs are doing an end run around the whole legislative process altogether and voluntarily collaborating with the entertainment industry to spy on their own customers. All of this is enough to leave concerned netizens demoralized, and in the war of attrition that is exactly the goal. Join us today on The Corbett Report as we explore a real, grassroots, alternative solution to the problem of internet censorhip that can help to end this government/corporate control over our communication once and for all.

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4 comments to How to Defeat Government Internet Censorship – Pirate Internet!

  • bfearn

    I used to work at a site that was frequented by government inspectors. Whenever we saw them coming someone would shout out, “here comes the government and they are here to help” and we would all laugh.

    It is actually a tragic situation when the people regard their own government as a big part of the problem however the reality is that government IS responsible for the big problems, think war for just one example.

    Voting is important but we have to stop voting for the bad guys.

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  • CV

    Once installed the internet sales tax will be manipulated to reflect govt censorship as desired.

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  • Jolly Roger

    “Voting is important but we have to stop voting for the bad guys.”

    This is the work of a government (Zionist) shill right here. Voting is nothing more than a scam, and the last several elections have proven that. Everyone knows that already, but this government troll is trying to propagate the myth of you have a say in your governance.

    And where are these “good guys” that you propose we vote for? Good guys aren’t allowed to run, you lying moron.

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