Vijay Prashad: Hillary Clinton Shows Dangerous Tendency to Go to War No Matter the Consequences


Democracy Now!

Published on Aug 26, 2016

http://democracynow.org – In our extended interview with scholar Vijay Prashad, he discusses the U.S. presidential election and notes that while President Obama was reticent, then-Secretary of State “Hillary Clinton led the charge against Libya. This shows, to my mind, a profound dangerous tendency to go into wars overseas, damn the consequences. If you’re looking at this from outside the United States, there’s a real reason to be terrified.”

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“Cataclysmic Carousel of Greed”: Oscar-Winning Actress Emma Thompson on Oil Drilling in Arctic


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Published on Aug 26, 2016
http://democracynow.org – Just back from a trip to the Arctic aboard the Greenpeace ship the Arctic Sunrise, celebrated British actress Emma Thompson joins us to talk about visiting the Canadian town of Clyde River, which has been leading efforts against the oil industry blasting the Arctic in its search for oil and gas. Two years ago, Thompson joined another Greenpeace expedition to protest drilling in the Arctic and to research the impact climate change has already had on the region.

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Surface water shifting around the Earth – BBC News

By Rebecca Morelle Science Correspondent, BBC News
25 August 2016

Scientists have used satellite images to study how the water on the Earth’s surface has changed over 30 years.

They found that 115,000 sq km (44,000 sq miles) of land is now covered in water and 173,000 sq km (67,000 sq miles) of water has now become land.

The largest increase in water has been on the Tibetan Plateau, while the Aral Sea has been the biggest conversion of water to land.

The team said many coastal areas have also changed significantly.

The research, carried out by the Deltares Research Institute in the Netherlands, is published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

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Inside Fukushima’s Time Bomb – 101 East


Al Jazeera English

Published on Aug 25, 2016

Bubbling streams, lush forests, cherry blossoms in full bloom – Japan’s north is stunningly picturesque. But nature’s beauty hides a lethal secret – dangerous levels of radiation contaminate this area, fall-out from the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Five years after the twin catastrophes of the tsunami and nuclear meltdown, villages sit silent and empty. Thousands of workers still toil to clean up the radioactive material but it could be decades before their work is finished. As Japan continues to suffer the toxic aftermath of one of its worst ever disasters, 101 East reveals that the countryside may never again be safe.

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On the 100th birthday of our national parks, how they grant us ‘breathing space’


PBS NewsHour

Published on Aug 25, 2016

One hundred years ago today, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Organic Act, creating the National Park Service. To reflect, Jeffrey Brown takes his Bookshelf segment outdoors to Virginia’s Great Falls Park. He’s joined by Terry Tempest Williams to discuss her new book, which narrates the stories of America’s “sacred lands,” the power they offer visitors and the challenges of maintaining them.

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The GOP’s Stealth War Against Voters… (w/Guest: Greg Palast)


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Published on Aug 25, 2016

Thom speaks with Investigative Reporter Greg Palast about how the rigged elections could help Trump win the White House.

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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Awaits Court Ruling On Dakota Access Oil Pipeline


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Published on Aug 25, 2016

TRNN’s Kim Brown speaks to protesters outside the Washington, D.C. District CourtVisit http://therealnews.com for more videos.

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