Daily Archives: October 12, 2016

Will Racist, Anti-Immigrant Trump Supporter Sheriff Joe Arpaio Be Jailed for Contempt of Court?


Democracy Now!

Published on Oct 12, 2016

http://democracynow.org – In Arizona, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio faces the possibility of jail time, after federal prosecutors announced they are charging Arpaio for criminal contempt of court over his refusal to end unconstitutional immigration patrols in Arizona. Arpaio has long been under fire for his immigration policies, which have included racial profiling and detaining immigrants in a scorching outdoor Tent City jail, which Arpaio once referred to as his own “concentration camp.” Arpaio has also been a key supporter of Donald Trump, appearing at rallies alongside the Republican presidential candidate, and where he’s joked that both he and Trump have been key members in the “birther” movement, which refuses to acknowledge President Obama was born in the United States. Arpaio now faces up to six months in jail if he’s convicted on contempt of court charges. Activists are also organizing for him to be voted out of office in this November’s election. We speak to Carlos García, executive director of Puente Arizona, a grassroots human rights movement for migrant justice.

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

Women’s Boat to Gaza: 13 Activists Detained by Israel, Weeks After U.S. OKs $38B in Military Aid


Democracy Now!

Published on Oct 12, 2016

http://democracynow.org – A flotilla bound for Gaza carrying food, medicine and other humanitarian aid was intercepted and seized last week by the Israeli Navy. The Women’s Boat to Gaza had set sail from the Spanish port city of Barcelona in mid-September in efforts to break the ongoing Israeli blockade. Organizers say the Israeli military seized the boat and detained the 13 human rights activists aboard in international waters about 40 miles away from Gaza’s shore. The Israeli military towed the boat to the Israeli port of Ashdod and detained the women for up to four days before deporting them. We speak to passenger Ann Wright, retired Army colonel and former U.S. diplomat. Her recent article is titled “Women’s Boat to Gaza Participants See the Israeli Imposed Perpetual Darkness on Gaza.” Wright spent 29 years in the military and later served as a high-ranking diplomat in the State Department.

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

Climate Direct Action: Activists Halt Flow of Tar Sands Oil by Shutting Off Valves of Five Pipelines


Democracy Now!

Published on Oct 12, 2016

http://democracynow.org – Ten climate activists were arrested Tuesday for attempting to shut down all tar sands oil coming into the United States from Canada by manually turning off pipelines in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and Washington state. The group, which calls itself Climate Direct Action, includes five activists and five other supporters and videographers. They posted pictures and videos online that showed them cutting chains and turning the manual safety valves to stop the flow through the pipelines. The activists issued a statement on Tuesday saying the action was in support of the call for International Days of Prayer and Action for Standing Rock. They also called on President Obama to “use emergency powers to keep the pipelines closed and mobilize for the extraordinary shift away from fossil fuels now required to avert catastrophe.” While all 10 activists remain in jail, we speak Jay O’Hara, co-founder of the Climate Disobedience Center, and Afrin Sopariwala, a member of Climate Direct Action and a part of Women of Color Speak Out, a climate justice collective.

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

Leaked Hillary Clinton Emails: Could Bernie Sanders Have Won Primary If Leak Occurred Earlier?


Democracy Now!

Published on Oct 12, 2016

http://democracynow.org – On Friday, WikiLeaks began releasing thousands of John Podesta’s emails, including excerpts of Hillary Clinton’s paid remarks to Wall Street firms. The emails showed Clinton’s closed-door remarks were starkly at odds with many of her public positions. In one speech to a housing trade group in 2013, Clinton spoke of needing “both a public and a private position” when crafting laws. In other speeches, Clinton largely absolved Wall Street firms for the crash of 2008 and said financial reform “really has to come from the industry itself.” The leaked emails also show Clinton openly boasted about her support of fracking while secretary of state. In a speech to Deutsche Bank in 2013, she said, “I’ve promoted fracking in other places around the world.” We speak to Lee Fang of The Intercept, co-author of the recent piece, “Memo Shows What Major Donors Like Goldman Sachs Want from Democratic Party.”

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

“How population change will transform our world” with Prof Sarah Harper

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Soil Not Oil Coalition – Keynote & Plenary Sessions 2016 Conference


Soil Not Oil Coalition

Published on Aug 15, 2016

Andrew Kimbrell is an internationally recognized public interest attorney, public speaker and author. He is founder and Executive Director of Center for Food Safety. He also is Director of the San Francisco based Center for Technology Assessment, co-founder of Foundation Earth and President of the Board of Humane Farm Animal Care (that administers the Certified Humane label).

Plenary I – Agro-Ecological Practices for a Livable Climate

Plenary II – Soil Solutions to Climate Change

Plenary III – GMO’s 2.0 Synthetic Biology, Agro-Ecology & The Future of Food


Plenary IV – OCEANS

Plenary V – Land Grabbing

Plenary VI – Keep It in the Ground At Soil Not Oil International Conference

Plenary VII – Globalize the Struggle, Globalize the Hope

Plenary VIII – Recognizing RIghts of Nature to Keep It in the Ground

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   Environment Ethics
   Environment Justice

Soil Not Oil Coalition

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Plenary I – Agro-Ecological Practices for a Livable Climate

48:56
Plenary II – Soil Solutions to Climate Change

1:01:21
Plenary III – GMO’s 2.0 Synthetic Biology, Agro-Ecology & The Future of Food

1:01:54

Plenary IV – OCEANS

59:52
Plenary V – Land Grabbing

1:01:55
Plenary VI – Keep It in the Ground At Soil Not Oil International Conference

1:00:02
Plenary VII – Globalize the Struggle, Globalize the Hope

39:46
Plenary VIII – Recognizing RIghts of Nature to Keep It in the Ground