Daily Archives: December 27, 2016

Sea Level Rise Animation in Google Earth

Trump Is Reviving Failed GOP Policies Because He’s Completely Clueless About How To Govern

The Ring of Fire  Published on Dec 27, 2016

Donald Trump hasn’t been paying attention to the world over the last 40 years, and that’s why he’s wanting to bring back everything from trickle down economic policy to privatizing Social Security. These policies didn’t work in the past, but Trump has no ideas of his own, so this is what he’s going to do. The Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

Fake news story on nukes blamed for Israel-Pakistan tension

(A Divided Decade) The Many and the Few

Adrian Hayden

Published on Sep 3, 2016

Elegance and Decadence – The Age of the Regency Pt 3

An Interview with a Leader from Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement


Published on Dec 27, 2016

MST’s Gilmar Mauro on the struggle to build a mass organization as an alternative to fascism amidst Brazil’s ongoing political crisis

Refugees in Canada: From Far and Wide: Taking a chance

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Published on Dec 27, 2016

As an engineer working abroad in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, Ahmad Ayash and his wife Fatmeh enjoyed a good life in Syria. But when the war broke out, the family left everything behind. Arriving to the quiet fishing village of Lunenburg, Ahmad began work as his kids settled into school.

David Friendly, the lead of the private sponsor group responsible for the family, spoke with Ahmad many times on Skype before the family’s arrival and felt an instant connection.

David dropped hints to Ahmad that he was Jewish- a fact he worried might make the Syrians wary upon arrival. But he was forthright when they first met- and he says Ahmad sees them as long-lost cousins. “We understand each other more- on a deeper level- because of this shared history from the region,” says David.

Now, the family is determined to be a part of the small, close-knit community. Equally, they’ve been embraced by the residents- highlighting the long history of Maritime communities welcoming immigrants and refugees.

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California, at Forefront of Climate Fight, Won’t Back Down to Trump – NYTimes.com



LOS ANGELES — Foreign governments concerned about climate change may soon be spending more time dealing with Sacramento than Washington.

President-elect Donald J. Trump has packed his cabinet with nominees who dispute the science of global warming. He has signaled he will withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. He has belittled the notion of global warming and attacked policies intended to combat it.

But California — a state that has for 50 years been a leader in environmental advocacy — is about to step unto the breach. In a show of defiance, Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, and legislative leaders said they would work directly with other nations and states to defend and strengthen what were already far and away the most aggressive policies to fight climate change in the nation. That includes a legislatively mandated target of reducing carbon emissions in California to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.