Daily Archives: July 1, 2016

MoveOn and Robert Reich have a special Fourth of July message about patriotism


MoveOn

Published on Jul 1, 2016

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30,000 Syrian children ‘starving’ on Jordan border


Al Jazeera English

Published on Jul 1, 2016
More than 30,000 Syrian children are facing starvation in Jordan after authorities in Amman suspended life-saving food and medical aid to refugees living along its northeastern border with Syria.

Between 60-70,000 Syrians, mostly children and women have been denied access to food and safe drinking water during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a period of fasting from dusk till dawn, after Jordanian authorities blocked emergency aid supplies to an area known as the ‘berm’ last month following an attack by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group.

Gerry Simpson, a senior refugee researcher and advocate at Human Rights Watch talks to Al Jazeera about the crisis unfolding on Jordan’s border.

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Indian Point again shows how US nuclear infrastructure is crumbling


RT America

Published on Jul 1, 2016

Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York was recently shut down for repairs because of a pipe leak. The plant has had numerous unplanned shutdowns over the last two years, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has advocated shutting it down. To discuss the state of the US nuclear infrastructure, RT America’s Alexey Yaroshevsky talks with investigative journalist Paul Dirienzo, who says the Obama administration has pushed to extend licenses on nuclear facilities that are over 40 years old.

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Avengers deny signing deal with Nigerian government


CCTV Africa

Published on Jul 1, 2016

It’s been two weeks since the Nigerian government announced it had reached a ceasefire agreement with the Avengers — the group at the centre of a series of attacks on pipelines. However the Avengers denied signing any deal, and attacks on oil and gas infrastructure have continued. Kelechi Emekalam with that story.

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Niger delta talks: President Muhammadu Buhari meets regional leaders


CCTV Africa

Published on Jul 1, 2016

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has been meeting leaders from the troubled Niger Delta region. A spate of attacks on oil facilities there is hurting Africa’s biggest economy. CCTV’s Kelechi Emekalam has this update

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Establishment “Bewildered” Bernie Wants Policies Not Personal Gain


The Young Turks

Published on Jun 30, 2016
A writer for the Huffington Post showcased the “bewildered” state of the establishment regarding Bernie Sanders’s goals and motivations. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“Democrats have for weeks treated the still-operational presidential campaign ofSen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) with a mix of deference and caution, worrying about too strongly pushing the occasionally irascible senator and his legion of devoted followers.

But as time has passed and the party’s convention nears, supporters of Hillary Clinton really want to know what Sanders’ endgame actually is.

The question has been prompted by some recent muddled messaging from Sanders himself. The senator has said he’ll vote for Clinton, but is declining to actually endorse her candidacy. On Tuesday, he raised the specter of convention disorder over the nuts and bolts of the party platform, all while insisting he will do everything in his power to ensure that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump loses.

The Democratic Party is eager to see that loss, but has begun wondering whether ideological disputes and bruised egos may get in the way.”*

Read more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/b…

Hosts: Cenk Uygur

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Pharma-Funded Heritage Foundation Whines About FDA Regulations


The Ring of Fire

Published on Jul 1, 2016
The Heritage Foundation – a group funded in part by Big Pharma – believes that the FDA is too cumbersome with their regulations. Ironically, the Heritage Foundation has helped to weaken the rules at the FDA, leaving the agency unable to prevent deadly medications from making it onto the market. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

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