Daily Archives: August 23, 2016

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Fights North Dakota Oil Pipeline


TheRealNews

Published on Aug 23, 2016

Chairman Dave Archambault says it’s simply a matter of time before the Dakota Access pipeline leaks, ruining their way of life forever

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Why Is Obama Shoving The TPP Down Our Throats?


The Ring of Fire

Published on Aug 23, 2016

President Obama is off on his TPP sales tour, trying to convince Americans that the corporate trade deal is good for all of us. The only question is why is he so hellbent on passing this disastrous deal before he leaves office? Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

Link – http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08…

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China and Africa – The Fruits of Cooperation


CCTV Africa

Published on Aug 23, 2016

The history between China and Africa dates back as far as the 14th Century. It’s a relationship that above all, has stood the test of time. Over the next few days we’ll be taking a look back at the fascinating history between the two, in our special new series: China and Africa – The Fruits of Cooperation. Here is the first installment

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Haitians demand reparation from France over slavery


Al Jazeera English

Published on Aug 23, 2016

The French government is under increasing pressure to pay compensation for what happened more than two hundred years ago in Haiti.
A revolt by slaves led to independence.

But freedom was expensive – a massive financial burden imposed from Paris.

The legacy of history has been remembered on the anniversary of the slave trade and its worldwide abolition.

Al Jazeera’s Daniel Schweimler reports from Port Au Prince, Haiti.

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Al Gore: If You Care About The Climate Crisis, Don’t Vote For A Third Party

https://thinkprogress.org/al-gore-dont-vote-third-party-15711ce062e7#.rhl41zia5

“In my experience, it matters a lot.”

AP Photo/Ed Reinke

Al Gore lost the 2000 presidential election to George W. Bush in part because of votes lost to third-party candidates. He has a simple message for fellow climate hawks who are contemplating a third-party vote in 2016: Please don’t.

In an exclusive interview last week, I asked Gore what he would say to voters concerned about climate change but dissatisfied with both major candidates and considering voting for a third party, such as the Green Party. He replied:

First of all I understand their feelings and misgivings. But if they are interested in my personal advice. I am voting for Hillary Clinton. I urge everyone else to do the same.

I particularly urge anyone who is concerned about the climate crisis, sees it as the kind of priority that I see it as, to look at the sharp contrast between the solar plan that Secretary Clinton has put forward, and her stated commitment to support the Clean Power Plan, and the contrast between what she has said and is proposing with the statements of the Republican nominee, which give me great concern.

We have written at length about the statements of Republican nominee Donald Trump at ClimateProgress. He has called global warming a hoax, denied the reality of California’s devastating drought, promised he would kill all domestic climate-related regulations (like the EPA’s Clean Power Plan), and vowed “We’re going to cancel the Paris climate agreement” — humanity’s last best chance to avoid catastrophic climate change lasting centuries.

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Al Gore Warns Of 3rd Party “Dangers”, Ignores Democrats’ Lack Of Climate Action


The Ring of Fire

Published on Aug 23, 2016

Al Gore understands just how dangerous 3rd party candidates can be in a tight election, but you can’t justify that by claiming the Democrats are any better on issues like climate change. There’s little indication that the Democrats currently in power – and the ones who could be in power in just a few months – have any real intentions of acting on climate change. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

Link – https://thinkprogress.org/al-gore-don…

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WFP in NIGERIA


World Food Programme

Published on Aug 23, 2016

Violence in north-east Nigeria, fueled by Boko Haram, has led to one of the most acute – and sorely neglected – humanitarian crises in the world. As areas become accessible, the scale of the human tragedy is becoming apparent. The World Food Programme is scaling up its assistance to reach more than 700,000 people in desperate need, including nutrition support for 150,000 children under the age of five who are at risk of malnutrition. To find out more, visit www.wfp.org/emergencies/nigeria

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