Daily Archives: April 22, 2014

Jon Stewart Skewers Fox for ‘Welfare Rancher’ Cliven Bundy Hypocrisy

‘Sean Hannity has made Glenn Beck the voice of reason.’

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Jon Stewart returned from vacation Monday night to marvel at the armed standoff that millionaire, nut-case rancher Cliven Bundy has threatened, and the fact that a man who denies the existence of the federal government has been elevated to folk-hero status by . . . yeupp, Sean Hannity.

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Earth Day Special: “Fierce Green Fire” Documentary Explores Environmental Move ment’s Global Rise

In an Earth Day special, we look at the history of the global environmental movement as told in the sweeping new documentary, “A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet.” We air extended highlights from the film — from New York housewives who take on a major chemical company that polluted their community of Love Canal to Greenpeace’s campaigns to save whales, to the fight by Chico Mendes and Brazilian rubber tappers to save the Amazon rainforest. We also speak to the film’s Oscar-nominated director, Mark Kitchell. “We were really looking to tell stories of the movement. We thought it would be a more engaging and impassioned approach to what are very difficult subjects. Usually environmental films, no matter how good they are, are an eco-bummer,” Kitchell says. “These people succeed against enormous odds. And that should give us some kind of hope.” “A Fierce Green Fire” airs tonight on PBS American Masters.

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Excerpts from: Earth Day Special: “Fierce Green Fire” Documentary Explores Environmental Movement’s Global Rise

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Published on Apr 22, 2014

http://www.democracynow.org – In an Earth Day special, we look at the history of the global environmental movement as told in the sweeping new documentary, “A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet.” We air extended highlights from the film — from New York housewives who take on a major chemical company that polluted their community of Love Canal, to Greenpeace’s campaigns to save whales, to the fight by Chico Mendes and Brazilian rubber tappers to save the Amazon rainforest. We also speak to the film’s Oscar-nominated director, Mark Kitchell. “We were really looking to tell stories of the movement. We thought it would be a more engaging and impassioned approach to what are very difficult subjects. Usually environmental films, no matter how good they are, are an eco bummer,” Kitchell says. “These people succeed against enormous odds. And that should give us some kind of hope.” “A Fierce Green Fire” airs tonight on PBS American Masters.

See extended clips from the film and watch our full interview with director Mark Kitchell:
http://www.democracynow.org/2014/4/22…

and full 22 April webcast:

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Exclusive: 4 Years After BP Disaster, Ousted Drilling Chief Warns U.S. at Risk of Another Oil Spill


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Published on Apr 21, 2014

http://www.democracynow.org – Four years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded and killed 11 workers, causing more than 200 million gallons of oil to spew into the Gulf of Mexico, the Environmental Protection Agency has lifted a ban that excluded BP from new federal contracts. In a broadcast exclusive, we speak with Elizabeth Birnbaum, who was director of the Minerals Management Service in the Interior Department at the time of the Deepwater Horizon blowout. She was forced out soon after. In her first broadcast interview since her departure, Birnbaum warns the risk of another offshore oil drilling blowout is real. We are also joined by Jaclyn Lopez, staff attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity.

Watch the full interview with Elizabeth Birnbaum and Jaclyn Lopez of http://www.democracynow.org/2014/4/21…

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Long and Strong Scholarly Voices on Climate: From Decades Ago …..to This Past Week

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Current Semester Course Syllabus – Spring 2014

2014 Harvard Summer School Course

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Topless vs ‘fascist epidemic’: Femen march in Paris


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Published on Apr 22, 2014

23 topless women with a nazi symbol to the colours of the European flag on their chest marched to the place where National Front leader Marine Le Pen was due to kick-start her European campaign. According to the Femen, European far-right parties are trying to join forces, that’s why the activists want to stop what they say is a “fascist epidemic”.

“We are today here to announce that fascism, fascist epidemic is spreading all over. Today we are starting our international campaign, there are activists who are coming from all over Europe today to participate in this action. We are announcing that we start our treatment of this fascist epidemic, we know how to treat it, we have an effective plan,” Femen leader Inna Shevchenko said, without giving any further details.

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Al Gore at the 2009 AAAS Annual Meeting – six segments

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Former U.S. Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore called on scientists to communicate the urgency of climate change to political leaders and the public, saying that humanity has little time to change course before risking disastrous global consequences. (See: http://tr.im/hBjf ; http://tr.im/hBjS )

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