Daily Archives: July 6, 2016

Great Minds: How Poverty Is Created By the Wealthy


The Big Picture RT

Published on May 24, 2016

Joel D. Joseph, Made In the USA Foundation/Inequality in America: 10 Causes and 10 Cures joins Thom. The United States of America is the most unequal society in the developed world. Is that just a natural result of capitalism or is it the consequence of specific policies that have been put in place since the Reagan years?

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Tariq Ali on Chilcot Iraq Report: Tony Blair is War Criminal for Pushing Us into Illegal War


Democracy Now!

Published on Jul 6, 2016

http://democracynow.org – While Iraq is marking a third day of mourning, a long-awaited British inquiry into the Iraq War has just been released. The Chilcot report is 2.6 million words long—about three times the length of the Bible. Using excerpts from private correspondence between former Prime Minister Tony Blair and U.S. President George W. Bush, the report details how Blair pushed Britain into the war despite a lack of concrete intelligence. For example, eight months before the invasion, Blair wrote to Bush: “I will be with you, whatever.” Then, in June 2003, less than three months after the invasion began, Blair privately wrote to Bush that the task in Iraq is “absolutely awesome and I’m not at all sure we’re geared for it.” Blair added, “And if it falls apart, everything falls apart in the region.” For more, we speak with British-Pakistani writer, commentator and author Tariq Ali.

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Full Show 6/30/16: Brexit: The Backlash Against Neoliberalism?


The Big Picture RT

Streamed live on Jul 1, 2016

Thom discusses how Brexit represents the backlash against neoliberalism with economist and author Robin Hahnel, how Congress is trying to pass dangerous anti-privacy laws following the Pulse nightclub shooting with The District Sentinel’s Sam Sacks, how race is playing in the 2016 presidential election with radio host Ben Dixon, and in tonight’s Daily Take Thom details America’s Brexit in 1776.

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The BREXIT Establishment Freakout


The Big Picture RT

Published on Jul 1, 2016

Professor Robin Hahnel, American University(Emeritus)/The Political Economy of Participatory Economics joins Thom. All over the world right now people are rising up against the economic order of things. Bernie Sanders – Brexit – Donald Trump – Syriza in Greece – these things seem like they have nothing to do with each other – except for the fact that they have everything to do with each other…

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Full Show 7/6/16: Scientists to Congress: #ActOnClimate


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Streamed live 3 hours ago

Tonight’s Rumble talks the Chilcot report detailing Britain’s role in the Iraq War, the latest execution by police in America, and Paul Ryan’s plan to cut taxes for the rich. Thom discusses the 31 environmental organizations calling for Congress to immediately address climate change with AAAS’ Rush Holt and how Obama’s “clean” coal project became a mess with the Climate Investigations Center’s Dan Zegart and whistleblower Brett Wingo.

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Richard Heinberg – Thom Hartmann

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The best science stories from the week


The Big Picture RT

Streamed live on Jul 2, 2016

On tonight’s inaugural Big Picture Science Show Thom looks back at some of the best science stories from the week: His interview with climatologist Michael Mann on how we really don’t need climate data anymore because of the constant extreme weather events, how technology can help the Syrian refugees make their journey safer with Third Wave Volunteers’ Alison Thompson, how we can get to 100% renewable energy with Post Carbon Institute’s Richard Heinberg, and in tonight’s Daily Take Thom details the climate justice case against Exxon and how the U.S. needs to lead the world in combating the greatest threat to our planet.

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