Daily Archives: July 25, 2014

MSNBC’s Sole Palestinian Voice Rula Jebreal Takes on Pro-Israeli Gov’t Bias at Network & in US Media


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Published on Jul 23, 2014

http://www.democracynow.org – A week after public outrage helped force NBC’s reversal of a decision to pull veteran reporter Ayman Moyheldin out of Gaza, the sole Palestinian contributor to sister network MSNBC has publicly criticized its coverage of the Israel-Palestine conflict. “We are disgustingly biased when it comes to this issue,” Rula Jebreal said Monday on MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow Daily, citing a disproportionate amount of Palestinian voices and a preponderance of Israeli government officials and supporters. Jebreal joins us to discuss her decision to speak out against MSNBC and her broader criticism of the corporate media’s Israel-Palestine coverage. An author and political analyst who worked for many years as a broadcast journalist in Italy, Jebreal also shares her personal story as a Palestinian with Israeli citizenship, who is married to a Jewish man, and has a Jewish sister.

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Rich Brats Hijacked Our Democracy


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Published on Jul 24, 2014

In 2012 – Sheldon Adelson dropped at least $150 million into the American political system. This year – he’s reportedly planning to spend another $100 million on the best politicians money can buy. Isn’t it time we stopped rich brats like Adelson from buying up our democracy?

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Global Warming is Happening Now


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Published on Jun 10, 2014

Sen. Bernie Sanders discusses climate change in a Senate floor speech.

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Published on Jun 26, 2014

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Corporate Deserters


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Published on Jul 25, 2014

Sen. Bernie Sanders discusses corporate tax inversion with Ed Schultz on MSNBC.

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Robert Rubin: How ignoring climate change could sink the U.S. economy – The Washington Post

By Robert E. Rubin July 24 at 6:48 PM
Robert E. Rubin, co-chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, was treasury secretary from 1995 to 1999.

Good economic decisions require good data. And to get good data, we must account for all relevant variables. But we’re not doing this when it comes to climate change — and that means we’re making decisions based on a flawed picture of future risks. While we can’t define future climate-change risks with precision, they should be included in economic policy, fiscal and business decisions because of their potential magnitude.

The scientific community is all but unanimous in its agreement that climate change is a serious threat. According to Gallup, nearly 60 percent of Americans believe that global warming is caused by human activity. Still, for many people, the effects of climate change seem like a future problem — something that falls by the wayside as we tackle what seem like more immediate crises.

But climate change is a present danger. The buildup of greenhouse gases is cumulative and irreversible; the pollutants we are now emitting will remain in the atmosphere for hundreds of years. So what we do each day will affect us and the planet for centuries. Damage resulting from climate change cuts across almost every aspect of life: public health, extreme weather, the economy and so much else.

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BBC News – Sierra Leone hunts Ebola patient kidnapped in Freetown

25 July 2014 Last updated at 14:04 ET

The Ebola cases in Sierra Leone are centred in the country’s eastern districts of Kailahun and Kenema
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A hunt has been launched in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, for a woman with Ebola who was forcibly removed from hospital by her relatives.

Radio stations around the country are appealing for help to find the 32-year-old who is being described as a “risk to all”.

She is the first Freetown resident to have tested positive for the virus.

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s health minister has confirmed that a Liberian man has died of Ebola in Lagos.

According to the Reuters news agency, he collapsed on arrival in Lagos on Sunday and was taken from the airport and put in quarantine at a hospital in the Nigerian city.

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