Daily Archives: July 8, 2016

Large Windows May Collect Solar Energy


VOA News

Published on Jul 8, 2016

Along with other modern technologies, photovoltaics are seeing increased use. A big race is on for a transparent type of these solar cells that may one day cover windows of large buildings, substantially lowering energy bills. Experts, however, say there are still some major obstacles. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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Corporations Should Have To Tell Us What’s In Our Food? (w/Guest: Patty Lovera)


thomhartmann

Published on Jul 8, 2016

Thom speaks with Patty Lovera, Executive Director of Food And Water Watch, about the DARK Act – the so-called “compromise” on GMO labeling.

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Should Tony Blair be punished for the Iraq War? – UpFront


Al Jazeera English

Published on Jul 8, 2016

More than a decade after the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the country continues to become increasingly unstable. On Sunday, nearly 300 people were killed in the worst bombing since the invasion began.

Led by the United States with the support of the British, the war paved the way for a violent insurgency and a sectarian conflict that continues today. Various estimates put the civilian death toll between 150,000 to more than 300,000.

The criticism surrounding the government’s decision to get involved in the Iraq war led to a seven year inquiry by former civil servant John Chilcot, which was released earlier this week.

The long-awaited Chilcot Report found that the British decision was based on “flawed intelligence” and the invasion went “badly wrong”. While the report stopped short of calling former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair a liar, Chilcot said that claims about Weapons of Mass Destruction were “presented with a certainty that was not justified”.

So is Blair to blame for the Iraq war and its fallout? And should he and former US President George W Bush, the war’s other primary architect, be punished for their involvement?

In this special episode of UpFront, we debate the Iraq Inquiry with two former members of Blair’s inner circle, Clare Short and John McTernan.

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Presidential Candidates Are Ignoring The Issue of Climate Change


The Ring of Fire

Published on Jul 8, 2016

Discussion of climate change has almost completely disappeared from the presidential election, even though we’re breaking temperature records every month. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this

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When climate change means a disappearing home in Louisiana


PBS NewsHour

Published on Jul 8, 2016

The 60 or so people who remain on a small sliver of land in Louisiana called the Isle de Jean Charles have to move because the land has shrunk in the last 60 years by 98 percent. As a result, the U.S. government has agreed to pay $48 million toward the nation’s first relocation effort in response to climate change.

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Can the Super PACs Be Stopped? (w/Guest: Anne Weismann)


thomhartmann

Published on Jul 8, 2016

Thom speaks with Anne Weismann, Executive Director of Campaign For Accountability, about money in politics, Super PACs, and how we get back control of our political system.

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Ring of Fire On Free Speech TV | Episode 293 – Fracture of the Democrats


The Ring of Fire

Published on May 18, 2016

The rift in the Democratic Party has reached a new depth – with Senator Harry Reid telling Congressman Alan Grayson that he hopes he LOSES his bid for the Senate. The corporate democrats have completely taken over, and that’s going to cost them big time this year – we’ll give you all the details about the demise of the Democrats…

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Oregon Governor on Coal


Climate One

Published on Jul 8, 2016

Climate One discusses coal and cars with Oregon Governor Kate Brown. “[Coal
and cars] are the two primary producers of greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon.”

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Ohio Jury Says DuPont Acted With Malice By Poisoning People With C8


The Ring of Fire

Published on Jul 8, 2016

This week, a jury found that DuPont acted maliciously when they decided to dump a cancer causing agent into the Ohio River without warning the public of the dangers, and DuPont was slapped with a $5.1 million penalty. There are still 3,500 cases left to try, but if the first two verdicts are any indication, DuPont will be in for a rough couple of years. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

Learn more about the dangers of C8 here.

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Governor Inslee on Climate Change


Climate One

Published on Jul 8, 2016

Governor of Washington Jay Inslee discusses Washington’s stance on climate change.

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