Daily Archives: April 3, 2014

Marianne Williamson Reacts to McCutcheon Case


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Published on Apr 3, 2014

Thom Hartmann discusses the McCuthchon decision with Marianne Williamson, Candidate for Congress (D-CA, 33rd District) / Author of 10 books / Lecturer & thought leader

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Meet The Farmer: Best Of (Part 5)


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Published on Apr 3, 2014

Meet The Farmer: Best Of (Part 5)

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Food-Matters

McCutcheon…billionaires win again


The Big Picture RT

Published on Apr 3, 2014

Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR, 4th District,) joins Thom Hartmann. If you think Citizens United is bad – then you ain’t seen nothing yet. What happened at the Supreme Court this morning – and what does it mean for elections and campaigning in America?

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Researchers rush to develop Ebola cure


Al Jazeera English

Published on Apr 3, 2014

Medical teams in Guinea are still trying to contain an outbreak of the deadly ebola virus.Out of 122 cases recorded there so far, at least 80 patients have died with a further four deaths in Liberia.There is no vaccine or cure for the disease but some are being tested.Al Jazeera’s Emma Hayward reports.

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Noam Chomsky: Ecology, Ethics, Anarchism

Thursday, 03 April 2014 09:20 By Javier Sethness, Truthout | News Analysis

(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)There can be little doubt about the centrality and severity of the environmental crisis in the present day. Driven by the mindless “grow-or-die” imperative of capitalism, humanity’s destruction of the biosphere has reached and even surpassed various critical thresholds, whether in terms of carbon emissions, biodiversity loss, ocean acidification, freshwater depletion, or chemical pollution. Extreme weather events can be seen pummeling the globe, from the Philippines – devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in November of last year – to California, which is presently suffering from the worst drought in centuries. As Nafeez Ahmed has shown, a recently published study funded in part by NASA warns of impending civilizational collapse without radical changes to address social inequality and overconsumption. Truthout‘s own Dahr Jamail has written a number of critical pieces lately that have documented the profundity of the current trajectory toward anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) and global ecocide: In a telling metaphor, he likens the increasingly mad weather patterns brought about by ACD to an electrocardiogram of a “heart in defibrillation.”

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High Court Rules Against Political Spending Limits

Supreme-CourtThe Supreme Court strikes down overall limits on personal political campaign contributions. We’ll look at the court’s vision of wide-open, big-money politics.

Jared Diamond Speaks To The Young On Environmental Challenges

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Starkest warnings yet this week from the UN panel charged with forecasting the coming impact of climate change. It’s going to be bad, they said. Flooding, thirst, heat, food shortage. And we are not prepared. Jared Diamond is listening. He’s famously written the stories of civilizations that have fallen before in environmental collapse. Written “Guns, Germs and Steel,” and more. Now he’s thinking about the young, and how they will grapple with the world this century’s environment will create. This hour On Point: Jared Diamond and the world our young will inherit.