Daily Archives: September 18, 2015

Croatia Closes Crossings in Latest European Border Crackdown


Democracy Now!

Published on Sep 18, 2015

In news from Europe, Croatia has closed the majority of its border crossings with Serbia following the influx of more than 13,000 refugees this week. This comes after Hungary’s violent crackdown at its border. European Union Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos condemned the continent’s borders crackdown Thursday.

Dimitris Avramopoulos: “There is no wall you would not climb, no sea you wouldn’t cross, if you’re fleeing violence and terror. I believe we have a moral duty: offer them protection. It is a duty inscribed in international and European laws.”

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The Dirty Business Of Turning This Latino Farmworker Town Into A Toxic Wasteland


Brave New Films

Published on Sep 18, 2015

This is home to the largest hazardous waste dump this side of the Mississippi and to shockingly high rates of childhood cancer, birth defects and miscarriages – two facts residents believe to be connected. Now the dump is looking to double in size and the agency responsible for approving the expansion – the Department of Toxic Substances Control – is letting it happen.

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WHO’s target for malaria eradication has been met


CCTV Africa

Published on Sep 18, 2015

The Malaria Millennium Development Goal target has been achieved. However, 3 billion people are still at risk, with sub-Saharan Africa accounting for 80% of Malaria cases this year.

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Drying Fruits and Vegetables | Live Free or Die: How to Homestead


National Geographic

Published on Sep 18, 2015

Amelia shows off an easy and delicious way to preserve your fruits and vegetables

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Ronnie Cummins on Building the Regenerative Agriculture Movement


Organic Consumers Association

Published on Sep 18, 2015

Filmed at the Soil Not Oil International Conference in Richmond, California, September 4, 2015. For more on how regenerative agriculture can feed the world and cool the planet, visit www.regenerationinternational.org

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The Arctic Sea Tumbles To A New Low


The Big Picture RT

Published on Sep 17, 2015

Mary Nicol, Greenpeace, joins Thom. Arctic sea ice is now vanishing at an astounding rate. Does this mean we’ve reached a point of no return for the climate?

Global Climate Change
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Did Monsanto Poison a Farmer?


The Big Picture RT

Published on Sep 18, 2015

Patty Lovera, Food & Water Watch joins Thom. Earlier this month a French appeals court upheld a 2012 ruling that found Monsanto guilty of poisoning a farmer who inhaled one of the company’s products. The herbicide – called Lasso – has been used since the 1960s – but was prohibited in Canada – Belgium and Britain – and it was eventually banned in France in 2007.

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