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.”
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.
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
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.
Spencer Chumbley, Investigative Journalist/Filmmaker joins Thom. There’s a pipeline ready to burst in Michigan. The Straits of Mackinac between Lake Huron and Lake Michigan are one of America’s most important waterways. Could they be the site of the next big oil spill?
Médecins Sans Frontières Canada has Canadian volunteers, including Dr. Simon Bryant, on rescue ships in the Mediterranean where they are facing the deadly daily drama of the ongoing refugee crisis. Bryant, along with Stephen Cornish, the Executive Director of MSF Canada, join The Agenda to discuss the humanitarian crisis, the response of various European countries and the responsibility of North Americans.
On Reality Asserts Itself, Chris Hedges discusses his new book with Paul Jay; in part one they focus on the revolutionary significance of the life of Tom Paine, a man who understood the moral imperative of revolt and was willing to pay the price
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