Daily Archives: October 20, 2015

Inhofe on Fox Business with Varney & Co. Discussing Paris Climate Talks


Senator Jim Inhofe

Published on Oct 20, 2015

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Several killed, over dozen injured as fire rips through foreigners’ homes in Germany


RT

Published on Oct 20, 2015

A string of fires hit three separate residential buildings in Germany which were reportedly inhabited by refugees and foreigners.

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President Clinton’s Cosmic Perspective | StarTalk


National Geographic

Published on Oct 20, 2015

President Bill Clinton shares how a moon rock helped him keep the peace in the Oval Office.

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National Environmental Justice Advisory Council Climate Justice Youth Workgroup


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Published on Oct 20, 2015

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EPA’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Workgroup is forming a first-of-its-kind workgroup comprised of up to 15 youth climate justice leaders to assist EPA in developing strategies to combat climate change and empower youth.

For more information and to sign up, visit: http://www3.epa.gov/environmentaljust…

For more about EPA: http://www.epa.gov/

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Canadians Oust Stephen Harper, Right-Wing PM Who Ignored Climate Change & Shunned First Nations


Democracy Now!

Published on Oct 20, 2015

Canadian voters have unseated right-wing Prime Minister Stephen Harper after nearly a decade in office. In a surprise result following the closest election campaign in recent history, the centrist Liberals jumped from third place to a parliamentary majority. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau will become Canada’s next prime minister. Harper’s loss ends a tenure that saw him take three elections despite his Conservative Party never winning more than 40 percent of the vote. For a hostile stance on the environment and other signature right-wing policies, a recent headline in The Guardian called him “the last remnant of George W Bush in North America.” Monday’s result is also a major loss for the traditionally leftist New Democratic Party, which fell from holding Official Opposition status to third place. The NDP led the polls in August but lost momentum as its leadership drifted toward the middle. Trudeau has pledged to reverse some of Harper’s key policies while backing others, including the C-51 surveillance law — known as “Canada’s Patriot Act” — and the Keystone XL pipeline. We discuss the Canadian elections with two guests: indigenous attorney and law professor Pamela Palmater, and Judy Rebick, founder of Rabble.ca, one of Canada’s leading independent news websites.

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Thom Hartmann on Science & Green News: 10/20/15

thomhartmann

Published on Oct 20, 2015

Thom Hartmann comments on science and green news for the week of October 19, 2015.

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Cosmic Power: Europe, Russia team up to colonize Moon


RT

Published on Oct 20, 2015

The European Space Agency (ESA) is set to join Russia’s ambitious plan to colonize the Moon, with an announcement that it will provide key tech for a planned exploration mission in 2020, and possibly help construct a permanent outpost.

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Technology and Smallholder Farmers


DuPont

Published on Oct 20, 2015

J.B. Penn, Chief Economist at Deere & Company and a member of the DuPont Advisory Committee on Agriculture Innovation and Productivity, sat down with us in August 2015 to talk about innovations in farming and the potential impact on smallholder and large farm operations alike.

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Is Capitalism Really Working For Everyone? | On Point

Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, of Vermont, speak during the CNN Democratic presidential debate Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP)

October 20, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Economist Robert Reich joins us to talk the latest debate over capitalism, and how it’s really working now.

We’ve talked so long about free markets versus government’s role in America that we’ve lost sight of what really going on, says Robert Reich, former US Secretary of Labor. The world has changed. The rules of our economy – our capitalism – have been rewritten. And the money and wealth is flowing up. The old deal in America is gone. The New Deal of the 1930s and beyond is gone. The middle class and poor are in big trouble. We need, says Reich, to reset the dials. Or we’re all in trouble. It sounds right out of the 2016 campaign. This hour On Point, Robert Reich on saving capitalism.

– Tom Ashbrook

Guests

Robert Reich, Chancellor’s Professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Author of the new book, “Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few.” Also author of “Beyond Outrage” and “The Work of Nations,” among many others. Former U.S. Secretary of Labor. (@rbreich)

Jason Fichtner, senior research fellow at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center. Co-author, with Jacob Feldman, of the forthcoming book, “The Hidden Cost of Federal Tax Policy.” (@jjfichtner)

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A World In Crisis


United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Published on Oct 7, 2015

“The number of people globally displaced by conflict every single day has nearly quadrupled in that time – from almost 11,000 in 2010 to 42,500 last year.” – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres

The global refugee crisis is so great that the UN refugee agency and other agencies are struggling to respond to and meet all the humanitarian needs they face.
There were now more than 60 million refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced persons in the world.
Fifteen new conflicts have broken out or flared up again in the last five years without any of the old ones getting resolved.

Read more about the situation: http://www.unhcr.org/561286696.html

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