Daily Archives: June 25, 2016

Brexit: The UK referendum, the rhetoric and the result – The Listening Post


Al Jazeera English

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Published on Jun 25, 2016
On The Listening Post this week: After an EU referendum campaign replete with racism and fear, we examine the UK media’s impact on the result. Plus, war and peace: Colombia’s unreconciled narratives

The referendum, the rhetoric and the result

British voters went to the polls this week to decide whether to remain, or leave, the European Union (EU). With a media market awash with polarised narratives, how much did the fearmongering and falsehoods really influence Britain’s decision to vote out?

Talking us through the media battle are: Anoosh Chakelian, deputy web editor, The New Statesman; Martin Fletcher, former journalist, The Times UK; Andrew Pierce, reporter, The Daily Mail; Henry Mance, political correspondent, The Financial Times; and Emma Hogan, European correspondent, The Economist.

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Ludovico Einaudi – Elegy for the Arctic – Official Live Greenpeace


Aaron Dover

Published on Jun 25, 2016

I nearly wet myself watching this and not from tears. The “GREENPEACE” ship is called “ARCTIC SUNRISE” because like that sunrise it doesn’t exist, geddit? GREEN PEACE, representing the PAX GREENLANDIA, for some reason feel the need to do these emotionally loaded GREEN SCREEN and virtual studio fake videos to prop up the arctic ice and global warming psyops. They got some Roman-sounding pianist to pretend he’s not in a nice warm studio. They didn’t even put any environment reflections on the piano at all, it’s so low budget. Say, you… Italian guys… ain’t er… hiding anything up at that there pole are you guys? The arctic seems to made out of a very volatile and crumbly stilton cheese under macro zoom in this universe.

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Major salt water lake in US shrinks by almost half


Al Jazeera English

Published on Jun 25, 2016

The Great Salt Lake in the US state of Utah has receded 48 percent since 1847.

Scientists say increasing water use may contribute to its complete disappearance in a matter of decades if action is not taken.

Al Jazeera’s Shihab Rattansi reports from the Great Salt Lake in Utah.

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Orthodox church leaders meet after more than 1,000 years


Al Jazeera English

Published on Jun 25, 2016

The leaders of the Orthodox Church have convened in what’s known as a Holy and Great Synod for the first time in more than a thousand years.

They have spent 60 years preparing for the meeting, which takes place on the Greek island of Crete.

War and the refugee crisis in the Middle East and Africa have added urgency for the Orthodox Church to unite, but there are divisions within its ranks.

Al Jazeera’s John Psaropoulos reports from Crete.

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On Golf Tour, Trump Says UK Will be Successful


Associated Press

Published on Jun 25, 2016

Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump visited a second golf course he owns in Scotland on Saturday, landing via helicopter two days after the United Kingdom voted to leave to European Union. (June 25)

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Inside Story – Is the European Union in danger?


Al Jazeera English

Published on Jun 25, 2016

A day after British voters decided to leave the European Union, the consequences are slowly coming into focus. Nationalist politicians across Europe are now pushing for their own countries to leave the EU. France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen says French citizens must now also have the ‘right to choose’. What does it take to keep the EU together? And how can it prevent others from leaving?

Presenter: Richelle Carey

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Why did the Panama Canal get a $5 billion facelift?

PBS NewsHour

Published on Jun 25, 2016

The Panama Canal, a century-old shortcut connecting the Pacific and Atlantic oceans for global trade, carries a third of the trade from Asia to the Americas. Tomorrow, the 50-mile canal will open after nine years and more than $5 billion effort to widen the waterway. David Brancaccio, host of The Marketplace Morning Report from American Public Media joins Alison Stewart to discuss.

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