John Moore, a photographer with Getty Images, has been documenting the outbreak in Monrovia, Liberia. He witnessed a weekend attack on a quarantine center. He talks to Jeffrey Brown about what he observed, as well as how the disease is affecting Liberians and how he is protecting himself during his work.
An Ebola quarantine center was stormed Saturday in Liberia’s capital by angry residents who charged that the patients had received little care, while others said that the outbreak was a hoax. Seventeen people are still missing after being spirited away during the attack, stirring concern that the disease will spread. But efforts to fight the outbreak have also gained momentum.
The Stream talks to former chief Steve Fobister, activist Leanne Simpson, and First Nations policy analyst Russ Diabo about mercury contamination in Grassy Narrows First Nation and residents’ struggle to protect their land.
http://askwhywhynot.org – You could be flying to New York City and attending the United Nations Climate Summit on September 23, 2014, to challenge world leaders like President Obama on their climate policies. Just follow the instructions in this video or visit http://askwhywhynot.org to enter. Be the Voice of Your Generation.
Watch the full Keiser Report Episode 642 on Tuesday!
In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert ask why, if fracking is so great, is it a state secret? A UK government report looking at the economic consequences in rural Britain is so heavily redacted that none are allowed to know the third “major social impact” the fracking process may cause. They also discuss one energy analyst’s call for fracking as the ‘dotcom bubble’ of our age. In the second half, Max interviews an activist from Germany, Lars Maehrholz, who has seen tens of thousands across Germany attend his weekly Stop the Fed rallies.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web 25 years ago. So it’s worth a listen when he warns us: There’s a battle ahead. Eroding net neutrality, filter bubbles and centralized corporate control all threaten the web’s wide-open spaces. It’s up to users to fight for the right to access and openness. The question is, What kind of Internet do we want?
Roughly one in seven people in the United States rely on food banks or other charitable organizations for basic nutrition, according to a new study by the nonprofit Feeding America. That number includes 25 percent of active military families, and an increased number of adult college students. Deborah Flateman, executive director of the Maryland Food Bank, joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the crisis.
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
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