http://democracynow.org – We continue our conversation Food & Water Watch’s Hugh MacMillan about his new investigation that reveals the dozens of financial institutions that are bankrolling the Dakota Access pipeline, including Bank of America, HSBC, UBS, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase. “They are banking on this company and banking on being able to drill and frack for the oil to send through the pipeline over the coming decades,” MacMillan says. “So they’re providing the capital for the construction of this pipeline.”
The country remains in the grip of drought and is not expected to ease anytime soon. This is according to a governmental task team. The drought is putting pressure on inflation as costs of staple food increases on a daily basis. CCTV’s Yolisa Njamela has the story.
Donald Trump, Gary Johnson, and Jill Stein are all reaching out to Bernie Sanders supporters, hoping that their support will give them an edge in this election. And as polls for the general matchup get closer, you have to wonder why Hillary Clinton is not trying to secure the progressive vote.
President Obama just paid a historic visit to the poor, communist country of Laos. While there, he pledged $90 million to help clean up unexploded bombs that lie all over the country after the US dropped 2 million tons of explosives during the Vietnam War. He spoke of fostering peace not war and then launched into his ‘pivot’ agenda for the Pacific Rim, issuing a veiled threat if the TPP was not to pass. The Resident discusses. Like The Resident on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheResident
The New York Times has posted an interview on climate change with President Barack Obama, touting the President’s battle to protect the environment. What the article failed to mention was the fact that oil and gas drilling have reached new highs under this president, and CO2 emissions are rising faster than ever.
A federal judge has denied the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s request for a temporary injunction to halt the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. The Obama administration later issued a statement halting construction on the pipeline along Lake Oahe until further review. To discuss the ruling, culture editor for Indian Country Today, Simon Moya-Smith, joins RT America’s Manila Chan and says, “When that pipe goes under the water, it’s going to threaten our people’s water source” and that “native lives matter.” Global Climate Change Environment Ethics Environment Justice
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