Daily Archives: July 2, 2016

Guy McPherson Climate Change Reality Versus James Hansen / Michael Mann + a David Suzuki Mention

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Antarctic ozone hole believed to be shrinking – YouTube

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Thousands take to London’s streets in pro-EU protest

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gcNIPGZj-YM

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Noam Chomsky – Why Does the U.S. Support Israel?

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Offshore Corporate Frack Attack Approved


The Big Picture RT

Published on Jul 1, 2016
Farron Cousins, Ring of Fire Radio/DeSmog Blog/Trial Lawyer Magazine, joins Thom. It hasn’t been covered in the corporate media – but a new report shows that the Obama adminstration secretly approved over 1500 instances of fracking in the Gulf of Mexico between 2010 and 2014. So why are we just now finding out?

Global Climate Change
Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics

Welcome to Neo-Colonialism… –


The Big Picture RT

Published on Jul 1, 2016
Sam Sacks, The District Sentinel joins Thom. Yesterday the Senate passed the so-called PROMESA to help Puerto Rico restructure its debt. This bill is being heavily criticized as “neo-colonial.”

Global Climate Change
Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics

Racist Attitudes in the 2016 Election


The Big Picture RT

Published on Jul 1, 2016
Benjamin Dixon, The Benjamin Dixon Show, joins Thom. Even though the Democratic Primary is effectively over – Hillary Clinton supporters can’t stop talking about Bernie Bros. But do they have some skeletons in the closet of their own?

Global Climate Change
Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics

Obama admin says up to 116 civilians killed by US drone strikes


RT America

Published on Jul 1, 2016
After years of pressure from human rights organizations, the Obama administration has released the civilian death toll from drone strikes in countries the US is not at war with. The report pegs the number of civilian deaths between 64 and 116 in countries such as Pakistan and Somalia. RT America’s Alexey Yaroshevsky reports that the death toll released by US government is much lower than the figures cited by other non-governmental organizations.

Global Climate Change
Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics

Mystery food: US Senators fight Vermont GMO labeling law


RT America

Published on Jul 1, 2016
Senators from both side of the aisle are trying to defeat Vermont’s new genetically modified organism labeling law, which recently went into effect. RT America’s Anya Parampil reports that large corporations, like Monsanto and Smucker’s, have spent tens of millions of dollars fighting federal and state GMO labeling laws. Then Patty Lovera, assistant director of Food and Water Watch, tells RT America’s Manila Chan that over 60 countries already have GMO labeling requirements and the US is very late addressing the issue.

Food-Matters
Global Climate Change
Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics

American failures in Iraq led to creation of Islamic State ‒ former US diplomat


RT America

Published on Jul 1, 2016

In the wake of the terrorist attack on Turkey’s Ataturk airport, security officials around the world are trying to figure out the best way to prevent these sorts of attacks. Perhaps one of the best ways is to not repeat the policies in Middle East that created terrorist organizations, like Islamic State, to begin with. Author and former US diplomat Peter Van Buren tells RT America’s Manila Chan that IS and IS-inspired attacks are happening because of failed US policies in Iraq.

Global Climate Change
Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics