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- Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald & Chris Hedges on NSA Leaks, Assange & Protecting a Free Internet January 31, 2023
- The Belmarsh Tribunal D.C. — The Case of Julian Assange January 31, 2023
- The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time: Karl Polanyi January 31, 2023
- Fred Block: The Tenacity of the Free Market Ideology January 31, 2023
- Marxist Economist Richard Wolff on How the Debt Ceiling Benefits the Rich & Powerful January 31, 2023
- Africa’s Founding Father Warned the World of the Coming Imperialism January 30, 2023
- David Cay Johnston: The Perils Of Our Growing Inequality January 29, 2023
- America Vs. Everyone January 29, 2023
- Richard Dawkins and long-time rival Denis Noble go head to head on the selfish gene | Who is right? January 29, 2023
- Chomsky’s Philosophy – YouTube Channel January 29, 2023
- Noam Chomsky on Leninism January 29, 2023
- Will Julian Assange ever be freed? | The Chris Hedges Report January 29, 2023
- We Were Wrong about Keynes James Crotty January 29, 2023
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- Israeli Security Cabinet approves new measures after Jerusalem attacks | DW News January 29, 2023
- U.S. Elite Fear U.S. Losing Its Dominance – Global Capitalism with Richard Wolff January 29, 2023
- Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787-2005: James T. Campbell January 29, 2023
- Norman Manley : Portrait of a Hero – Federaton: the Trial Marriage 1947 – 1962 January 29, 2023
- 1976 interview with Jamaican PM Manley on political violence January 29, 2023
- What’s the difference between the IMF and the World Bank? | CNBC Explains January 29, 2023
- (Jamaica) IMF decimating one country after another January 29, 2023
- Free trade – clip from life and debt January 29, 2023
- Life and Debt – Stephanie Black – Behind the Lens – POV | PBS January 29, 2023
- “Life and Debt” trailer January 29, 2023
- Black History Month: Junie James January 29, 2023
- Tipping Points in Permafrost Systems: Impact of Local Tipping Points January 28, 2023
- Why tech companies are wrong to think electric cars are a solution to climate change January 28, 2023
- The EU’s first ‘ecocide’ trial: toxic chemicals found in French homes January 28, 2023
- Dutch authorities arrest protesters after climate activists blocked road near The Hague January 28, 2023
- National Forest Gutted By Trump Under New Threat Despite Biden Protections January 28, 2023
- Coding Land & Ideas | The Laws of Capitalism Episode 1 January 28, 2023
- Adair Turner: The Consequences of Money-Manager Capitalism January 28, 2023
- Inequality 101 | Trailer January 28, 2023
- Varieties of the Rat Race: Conspicuous Consumption in the US & Germany January 28, 2023
- The End of American Exceptionalism January 28, 2023
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- Cargo ship transporting nearly 4,000 made-in-China vehicles en route to Europe January 28, 2023
- Kenya’s horticulture crisis January 28, 2023
- African countries urged to enhance COVID-19 response January 28, 2023
- Our world: Post-pandemic January 28, 2023
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- Julian Assange and the war on whistleblowers w/Kevin Gosztola | The Chris Hedges Report January 27, 2023
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Daily Archives: December 26, 2016
Published on May 12, 2013
Learn all about Humus, the layer of soil essential for healthy food production which is being gradually depleted by unsustainable farming practices. Graeme Sait a lifelong human and soil health educator explains how 467 billion tonnes of carbon has been released from the soil into the atmosphere, and that we urgently need to return that carbon to the soil, and start replenishing the humus in order to reverse the impact.
Canada’s Trudeau Plans to Work with Trump Admin to Approve Keystone XL, Pu mp Exxon-owned Tar Sands into U.S. | DeSmogBlog
By Steve Horn • Wednesday, December 21, 2016 – 16:21
At a speech given to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he intends to work with President-elect Donald Trump to approve the northern leg of TransCanada‘s Keystone XL pipeline.
The speech comes as Trump revealed in a recent interview with Fox News that one of the first things he intends to do in office is grant permits for both Keystone XL and the perhaps equally controversial Dakota Access pipeline. Because Keystone XL North crosses the U.S.-Canada border, current processes require it to obtain a presidential permit from the U.S. Department of State, which the Obama administration has denied.
soon will face a Senate hearing and vote. Potentially complicating this situation is the fact that Exxon holds substantial interest in both tar sands projects and companies, which stand to benefit from the Keystone XL pipeline bringing this carbon-intensive crude oil across the border.
Exxon, along with its subsidiary Imperial Oil, owns both the Kearl Oil Sands Project and Cold Lake tar sands production facilities, and a 25 percent stake in the tar sands production company Syncrude.
According to Bloomberg, Trump’s team has shown interest in getting rid of the Executive Order which created the presidential permit process altogether, which President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry used in November 2015 to axe the pipeline.
On the campaign trail and during his post-election “Victory Tour,” Trump has pledged to rescind all of Obama’s Executive Orders. Unsurprisingly, Tillerson has stated his support for Keystone XL, as well.
As reported in a recent investigation by InsideClimate News, nearly a third of Exxon’s global reserves is situated in Alberta’s tar sands, an oil patch which covers about 55,000 square miles, or roughly the size of New York state. Alberta’s tar sands represent the third largest oil reserves on the planet.
By Amy Goodman / Democracy Now!
December 25, 2016
December 20th marks the 146th day since Donald Trump last held a news conference. As the Electoral College backs Trump, we speak to former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, now a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. “Democracy depends on a free and independent press, which is why all tyrants try to squelch it,” Reich recently wrote. “They use seven techniques that, worryingly, President-elect Donald Trump already employs.” We speak to Reich, who discusses how Trump uses seven techniques to control the media.
Published on Dec 22, 2016
* Jon Stewart – What Makes donald Trump’s Presidency Horrible : A Closer look
Jon Stewart takes a closer look at the affect Donald Trump’s presidency
Published on Dec 23, 2016
The Republicans have spent most of this century railing against so-called liberal elitism and intellectualism, demonizing intelligence. Donald Trump’s election is the end result of the Republican Party’s assault on intelligence. The Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.
Published on Dec 26, 2016
The New York Times recently speculated about who could be the Democrats’ nominee for 2020. How about we focus on the real issues right now and leave the 2020 Presidential race for 2020? The Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.
Cyclone Pam in 2015 forced some on Vanuatu to reconsider the effects of climate change
By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring
- 23 December 2016
A new web tool is allowing Pacific Islanders on Vanuatu to see how rising sea levels could affect their homes and businesses over the coming years.
Coastal Risk uses mapping technology to show how predicted levels of flooding as a result of climate change could inundate the islands, Radio New Zealand reports. The website is the work of an Australian research organisation in cooperation with geographic information company NGIS, and allows local people as well as the authorities to make informed decisions about their future and that of subsequent generations.
Website users are able to see how their locality might look depending on different scenarios, the most severe of which anticipates a sea level rise of 74cm (29 inches) by the year 2100.
The Pasifik news portal says Vanuatu residents are “already on the front line of climate change”, and the website will allow the authorities to decide where to direct resources.
Speaking to Pasifik, Jesse Benjamin, Vanuatu’s Director-General of Climate Change, said the website “will build awareness regarding the challenges that Vanuatu faces with climate change, and will ultimately lead to more effective decision making”.
TEDx Talks Published on Jan 2, 2015