Daily Archives: August 12, 2015

Climate Change Fail


Occupy.com

Published on Aug 12, 2015

Too little, too fucking late Obama. You can’t be an oil man while preaching the need to step up and fight climate change. Does. Not. Work like that.

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I pledge allegiance


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Published on Aug 12, 2015

To an idea.

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Hiroshima remembered 70 years on – BBC News

6 August 2015 Last updated at 00:02 BST

In August 1945, US planes dropped two atomic bombs – one on Hiroshima, and the other on Nagasaki three days later.

It was the first and only time that nuclear weapons have been used in history.

Tens of thousands of people lost their lives as a direct result of the bombings.

On the eve of the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima, the BBC’s special correspondent Fergal Keane has been talking to survivors of the attack.

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The ‘sanitised narrative’ of Hiroshima’s atomic bombing

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Kos Chaos: Greek island inundated with migrants, hundreds locked in stadium


RT

Published on Aug 12, 2015

Over 1000 migrants and refugees fleeing Syria and Afghanistan remain locked in a stadium on the Greek island of Kos, Wednesday, as police struggle to maintain control of the situation.

Some of those stranded at the stadium suffered from heatstroke due to the harsh afternoon temperatures. At one point, the police used force to maintain control of the situation, pushing migrants away from the entrance to offices issuing papers to the European Union. Little food and water has been supplied by Greek authorities.

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Artist Mariam Ghani, Daughter of Afghan President, Takes on U.S. Abuse from Guantanamo to Abu Ghraib


Democracy Now!

Published on Aug 12, 2015

http://democracynow.org – We are on the road in Venice, Italy, the site of the Venice Biennale, the oldest and most prestigious international biennial art exhibition in the world. We are broadcasting from the Creative Time Summit here at the Venice Biennale, which on Tuesday featured a public discussion between Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his daughter, the acclaimed artist Mariam Ghani, who is based in Brooklyn. She joins us to discuss how she has worked for the past decade on a number of art projects looking at how the United States responded to the Sept. 11 attacks. Along with the artist Chitra Ganesh, Ghani created an “Index of the Disappeared” — a physical archive documenting post-9/11 detentions, deportations and renditions. Ghani and Ganesh also created “The Guantanamo Effect” — an interactive digital archive defining, illustrating and linking key terms and events in the so-called global war on terror.

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Australia Unveils Rolled-Back Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals


In Australia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott is facing criticism for his proposed greenhouse gas reduction goals, which seek to reduce carbon emissions by at least 26 percent by 2030. This plan rolls back a more ambitious proposal of reducing emissions by 30 percent over the same time period. Abbott’s conservative government also repealed laws last year requiring large companies to pay for carbon emissions. Scientists and environmental groups said the new greenhouse gas reduction plan is “way below” what’s needed to address climate change. Among the many to criticize the plan was Tony de Brum, the foreign minister of the Marshall Islands, who told the Australian broadcaster ABC any proposals that won’t limit the increase of warming to no more than two degrees Celsius threatens his country’s very existence.

Marshall Islands Foreign Minister Tony de Brum “Anything over two degrees for us is the end of our country. We’ll go underwater when that happens. That’s why we’re saying it’s important for Australia, as our big brother to the south, to take our cause and not to do things that would endanger our very existence.”

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New Poll: Bernie Sanders Leads Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire

A new opinion poll shows Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has taken his first lead in New Hampshire, home of the nation’s first primary. The poll released shows Sanders has 44 percent support among likely New Hampshire Democratic primary voters, compared to only 37 percent support for Hillary Clinton. This poll follows a series of speaking events where Sanders has drawn record crowds. On Sunday, 28,000 turned out for his speech in Portland, Oregon. It was the largest campaign rally for any candidate this year. A day later, more than 27,000 people attended his event in Los Angeles. Before the speech, the campaign’s new press secretary, Symone Sanders, an African-American criminal justice advocate, spoke about the Black Lives Matter movement and said, “No candidate for president is going to fight harder for criminal justice reform and racial justice issues than Senator Bernie Sanders.”

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Plans for ‘Tel-Aviv’ beach party in Paris stirs uproar


RT

Published on Aug 12, 2015

French plans to throw a Tel-Aviv themed beach party in Paris have triggered a massive uproar among local authorities and activists. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/6ou7

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Capitalism is failing, and it’s time to panic – Paul Mason


The Guardian

Published on Aug 12, 2015

The neoliberalist capitalist model has resulted in civil wars and economic disaster, and it’s only going to get worse.

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Published on May 18, 2015

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