Daily Archives: November 4, 2014

Voter suppression legalizing discrimination against minorities


RT America

Published on Nov 4, 2014

Various voter suppression methods have been used in this year’s midterm election. RT’s Manila Chan takes a look at some of the most popular, from restrictive identification methods to eliminating early voting and same day registration.

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Monsanto, Dow Chemical fighting Oregon GMO labelling activists


RT America

Published on Nov 4, 2014

Oregon consumers and big agriculture are facing off today, with voters set to decide whether food manufacturers must specially label genetically modified foods. Over 50 countries already require GMO labeling, but special interests in the US have long fought the practice. RT’s Alexey Yaroshevsky has more on the referendum and the influences at play.

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Hackathon on Climate-Smart Agriculture (english captions)


CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

Published on Nov 4, 2014

The Hackathon is organized to coincide with the COP20 in Lima, Peru. It seeks to develop applications that build a bridge between the scientific information generated by CCAFS and the rural population of Latin America.

The group with the most outstanding submission (app) that fulfills the objectives of the competition, will be awarded a prize and the winners will present their work on December 2nd, 2014 at an event organized by CCAFS.

Read more about the Hackathon in this link: http://bit.ly/Hackathon_CCAFS

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Family of secrets revealed: Little-known facts about the Bush dynasty


RT America

Published on Nov 4, 2014

Several political dynasties have existed in the history of the US, but perhaps none have been as controversial as the Bush family. And with beltway insiders circulating rumors of a potential 2016 run for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a renewed scrutiny of the family is taking place. Giving more insight to RT’s Ben Swann and Erin Ade is Russ Baker, author of “Family of Secrets.”

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‘World losing battle with Ebola’ – Doctors Without Borders Chief


RT

Published on Sep 22, 2014

While the world is preoccupied with Islamic State or political games around Ukraine, there’s another threat emerging from the West Africa – where people are dying by hundreds, reaped by the deadliest Ebola epidemic to be ever known to mankind. Efforts to contain it end in a failure, and the vaccine is nonexistent yet. Are we seeing another pandemic slowly growing up to strike at mankind? What should be done to stop it? What does it mean to be a doctor in a place where death reigns? We try to find out this together with the head of the Médecins Sans Frontières – Doctors Without Borders. Dr. Joanne Liu is on Sophie&Co today.

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What will happen if the GOP takes the Senate?


PBS NewsHour

Published on Nov 4, 2014

NewsHour Political Editor and Reporter Lisa Desjardins says that if Republicans gain control of the Senate, we can look to see both the Keystone Pipeline and medical device tax factor strongly into their strategy. Alabama, Desjardins adds, will also benefit from senior Republicans potentially gaining high-profile seats in Senate leadership.

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Conversations with Great Minds with Chris Hedges


The Big Picture RT

Uploaded on Dec 20, 2010

In this week’s conversations with Great Minds Thom Hartmann talks with Chris Hedges, journalist and author of “The Death of the Liberal Class”. Chris Hedges says, “The lunatic fringe of the Republican Party, which looks set to make sweeping gains in the midterm elections, is the direct result of a collapse of liberalism. It is the product of bankrupt liberal institutions, including the press, the church, universities, labor unions, the arts and the Democratic Party.”

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