African migrants now departing from Morocco to Europe


PBS NewsHour

Published on Oct 16, 2018

Libya has cracked down on African migrants seeking to flee to Europe. As a result, Morocco has become the new jumping off point from the African continent. One flashpoint is Ceuta, a Spanish enclave at the northern tip of the country. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant, in partnership with the Pulitzer Center, explores the migration tension and allegations of human rights abuses in Morocco.

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War veterans find sustenance–and solace–in farming


PBS NewsHour

Published on Oct 16, 2018

After Congress failed to pass a farm bill ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, a Department of Agriculture program that helps veterans transition into farming faces an uncertain future. For soldiers returning from war, farming can offer a new occupation, reintegration into civilian life and even therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder. Special correspondent Mike Cerre reports.

The Forum of Young Global Leaders | Greenland Impact Expedition


World Economic Forum

Published on Oct 18, 2018

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Rick Sanchez: NAFTA to Blame for Migrant Caravan Headed to US


RT America

Published on Oct 18, 2018

Mexico has stationed federal forces along its southern border after a call from President Trump to stop a caravan of Honduran immigrants heading for the United States. The Mexican government says it will not allow any of the nearly 2,000 immigrants in the caravan to cross into Mexico without proper documentation. RT America’s evening news host Rick Sanchez, tells Scottie Nell Hughes, NAFTA might be to blame for the caravan crisis.

Gina McCarthy: No ‘political will’ for action on climate change | UpFront


Al Jazeera English
Published on Oct 13, 2018

Global warming will reach disastrous levels in just 12 years, if the world fails to take “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes”, according to a recent UN report.

The report, issued by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), says global warming should be limited to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels to avoid extreme climate and risky living conditions.

It also concluded the 2015 Paris accord – the agreement the US is in the process of withdrawing from – is no longer enough to limit global warming.

But with the US under Donald Trump’s leadership rolling back environmental regulations and increasing fossil fuel use, is it possible to avert the coming climate disaster?

“That doesn’t mean that we’re all going to sit around and wait for President Trump to tell the rest of the world that the US is not going to participate,” says Gina McCarthy, former administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

She adds that instead of finding someone to be blamed for the dire situation the world is facing, we should look forward to making progress.

“We can but it’s going to be not about pointing fingers in the past but about thinking about a low carbon future, as a future that’s healthier, that’s safer, where our national security is protected, and where individuals can have the kind of clean air and water that they need to survive,” says McCarthy.

Facebook Erases Hundreds of Alternative Media Pages in Mass Purge


TheRealNews

Published on Oct 18, 2018

Facebook is erasing popular alternative media pages that had millions of likes and suspending anti-war and anti-police brutality accounts, in coordination with Twitter. Journalist Max Blumenthal says this is part of a larger political crackdown; EFF’s David Greene says the implications are dangerous.


TheRealNews

Published on Oct 18, 2018

Facebook is erasing popular alternative media pages that had millions of likes and suspending anti-war and anti-police brutality accounts, in coordination with Twitter. Journalist Max Blumenthal says this is part of a larger political crackdown; EFF’s David Greene says the implications are dangerous.

Why Do Natural Disasters Turn into ‘Poverty Disasters’?


TheRealNews

Published on Oct 18, 2018

Using the examples of hurricane Michael in Florida, the recent Indonesian earthquake and tsunami, and hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, Bill Black explains how it is that these natural disasters keep hitting the poor far more than anyone else