Daily Archives: May 17, 2016

Gift of Solar: Indigenous Leaders Call to Break Free


350.org

Published on May 17, 2016

Indigenous leaders from across turtle Island presented the Tsleil-Waututh Nation in Vancouver with a gift of solar panels to thank them for leading the struggle against the Kinder Morgan pipeline. In doing so, these leaders called upon Prime Minister Trudeau to break free from fossil fuels. They also strengthened their resolve to lead the way to a 100% renewable energy economy.
This delivery took place two days before the Break Free Canada action — during which hundreds will take action to swarm and surround the Kinder Morgan terminal on the land and the water. To learn more and join this action, visit: https://canada.breakfree2016.org

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Has Our #Democracy Become A #Corporate #Reality Show?


thomhartmann

Published on May 17, 2016

Thom explains how our country has become more and more like The Truman Show!

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Harvard restores its famed Glass Flowers


Harvard University

Published on May 17, 2016

Harvard’s Glass Flowers, the famed Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants, have returned to display in a refurbished gallery, which shows the iconic collection in new light — literally. The collection, which includes more than 4,000 models, was created by Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka, glass artists from Dresden Germany, over five decades beginning in 1886. Their astonishing accuracy can again be seen after the refurbished gallery reopens in the Harvard Museum of Natural History on May 21.

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“The Wonders of Pulses: Saving our Health and Agriculture” | Talks at Google


Talks at Google

Published on May 17, 2016

This panel will discuss the role of pulses in a sustainable food system as well as offer legume treats, culinary tips, and a health perspective. Learn the history of a food movement and why this is an most effective way to lower America’s carbon footprint. We’ll discuss the benefits of incorporating pulses and legumes to your diet – find out which pulse has more antioxidants and how easy it is to add to your culinary repertoire.

Minh Tsai, Hodo Soy Beanery
Liz Carlisle, Author, Lentil Underground
Lawrence Kushi, Nutritional Epidemiologist, Kaiser Permanente

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5/17/16: ROOTS at the White House


The White House

Published on May 17, 2016

The White House will host a day-long exploration of how we find our American stories along with a screening of History Channel’s “Roots” . The cast and producers from HISTORY’s event series “Roots” – including Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker, Tony Award® winner Anika Noni Rose, Malachi Kirby, Co-Executive Producer and original Kunta Kunte LeVar Burton, Executive Producers Will Packer and Mark Wolper and Nancy Dubuc, President and Chief Executive Officer, A+E Networks – will participate in the day’s discussions.

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GENIUS BY STEPHEN HAWKING | Replicating the Big Bang on Ice | PBS


PBS

Published on May 17, 2016

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GENIUS BY STEPHEN HAWKING premieres Wednesdays, May 18-June 1, 2016, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET on PBS.

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Corporate Media Is Lying to You About The Dangers of Monsanto’s Roundup


The Ring of Fire

Published on May 17, 2016

Last year, a panel from the World Health Organization (WHO) came to the conclusion that glyphosate, the main chemical component of Monsanto’s popular weed killer commercially known as RoundUp, was a “probable carcinogen.” Their decision was based on the mounting scientific evidence that proved the chemical caused cancer in lab animals, in addition to countless other conditions.

But a few days ago, a WHO panel with the United Nations published a report that appeared to conclude that there was no link between glyphosate and cancer.

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