Daily Archives: August 25, 2016

Nigerian activists demand action from government


CCTV Africa

Published on Aug 25, 2016

Protesters from the Bring Back Our Girls campaign are increasing pressure on the Nigerian government to rescue the girls. Campaigners in Abuja have marched to the Presidential villa in the capital. They’re demanding the government do more, accusing authorities of being lax in their efforts to rescue the girls from Boko Haram. More than two hundred young women were kidnapped from their school in Chibok more than two years ago. Earlier this month, Boko Haram released a video supposedly showing some of the girls. Some protesters say the government should have at least issued a statement in response to the video.

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Does California Already Have the Technology to Get to 100% Clean Power?


Climate One

Published on Aug 25, 2016

On August 23, 2016 Climate One released a Twitter poll asking if California already has the technology needed to get to 100% clean power. Experts from the energy industry weighed in on the survey’s results. Check out the findings as well as what Stanford’s Mark Jacobson, PG&E’s Steve Malnight, and Mark Ferron, the former Commissioner of the California Public Utilities Commission have to say.

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Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes to Fight Zika


The Big Picture RT

Published on Aug 25, 2016

The Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its allies from other indigenous nations are protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. Once finished – the pipeline will bring oil almost 1200 miles from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota all the way to Illinois. Although the project was approved by the government -the Standing Rock Sioux say their interests and historical claims were not taken into account when that decision was made. Which is why they’ve now brought their protest right here to Washington, DC. Today – the Standing Rock Sioux asked a federal judge to put the Dakota Access pipeline on hold. They also led a really outside the court – which was attended by people from around the country – including actresses Susan Sarandon and Shailene Woodley. Joining me now is the woman who MC’d today’s rally – Bobbi Jean Three Legs – a Youth Organizer with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

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Tribal Rights & the Dakota Access Pipeline


The Big Picture RT

Published on Aug 25, 2016

The Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its allies from other indigenous nations are protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. Once finished – the pipeline will bring oil almost 1200 miles from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota all the way to Illinois. Although the project was approved by the government -the Standing Rock Sioux say their interests and historical claims were not taken into account when that decision was made. Which is why they’ve now brought their protest right here to Washington, DC. Today – the Standing Rock Sioux asked a federal judge to put the Dakota Access pipeline on hold. They also led a really outside the court – which was attended by people from around the country – including actresses Susan Sarandon and Shailene Woodley. Joining me now is the woman who MC’d today’s rally – Bobbi Jean Three Legs – a Youth Organizer with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

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Debate: Should the Clinton Foundation Be Shut Down If Hillary Clinton Wins?


Democracy Now!

Published on Aug 25, 2016

http://democracynow.org – According to a new report in The Wall Street Journal, if Hillary Clinton wins the presidency, the Clinton Foundation will stop accepting corporate and foreign donations—although an exception may be made for the Clinton Health Access Initiative. The Journal also reports that former President Bill Clinton will leave the board, but that Chelsea Clinton plans to stay on it. But some have called for the Clinton Foundation to be shut down entirely if Clinton wins. For more, we speak to David Sirota, the senior editor for investigations at the International Business Times. His most recent article is titled “Was There ‘Pay to Play’ at the Clinton Foundation?” We also speak with Paul Glastris, editor-in-chief of the Washington Monthly. He was President Bill Clinton’s chief speechwriter from 1998 to 2001.

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Proof Bailing Out Nuclear Plants Is Bad!


The Big Picture RT

Published on Aug 25, 2016

Harvey Wasserman, Solartopia/The Strip & Flip Selection Of 2016: Five Jim Crows & Electronic Election Theft joins Thom. In nuke news…When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo first announced his Clean Energy Standard back in December – it certainly sounded great. After all – under the Governor’s plan – the Empire State was set to get 50 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2030. It soon became clear – however – that Governor Cuomo had a very – very different understanding of “renewable” energy” than most of the rest of us. Although he did put forward plans to boost the amount of energy New York gets from solar and wind power – the Governor’s Clean Energy Standard also included plans to prop up New York’s failing and dangerous nuclear power sector

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Feeding America ‘We’d do anything for kids’ child hunger PSA


Feeding America

Published on Aug 25, 2016

We’d do anything for kids, yet 1 in 5 children in America struggle with hunger. Help end childhood hunger near you. Learn how at http://www.feedingamerica.org/take-ac…

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