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- “In My Day” – Sam Ellenport – Distinguished Amherst Graduate – Master BookBinder November 29, 2020
- Why NO New Record-Minimum Arctic Sea-Ice Extent has occurred since September 2012: Part 2 of 3 November 29, 2020
- Why has NO New Record-Minimum Arctic Sea-Ice Extent occurred since September, 2012?? – Part 1 of 3 November 29, 2020
- Why, Oh Why has no Record-Minimum Arctic Sea Ice Extent been set since September 2012? -Part 3 of 3 November 29, 2020
- Impossible Human – Episode 2 | Extinction Rebellion UK November 29, 2020
- Impossible Human – Episode 3 | Extinction Rebellion UK November 29, 2020
- Tech It Out: China’s Change 5 probe tasked to bring back lunar rocks and soil samples November 28, 2020
- Europe death toll passes 400,000 November 28, 2020
- India’s Modi Visits Key Vaccine Facilities as COVID-19 Cases Surge November 28, 2020
- Some New Questions From Reading Old Books: Imagining & Imaging the Agro-Ecology & Pathology of European Empire November 28, 2020
- Maps and Epidemiology: Lessons for COVID-19: Virtual Mapping as Knowing Series Talk by Professor Frank Snowden | The Franke Program in Science and the Humanities November 28, 2020
- Professor Frank Snowden on Forever Changed? The Probable Legacy of COVID-19 November 28, 2020
- Will Modern Civilization be the Death of Us? (Part 1 — with Dr. William Rees) November 28, 2020
- How independent bookstores are weathering tough economic times November 27, 2020
- Native Americans renew decades-long push to reclaim millions of acres in the Black Hills November 27, 2020
- Death toll surges as migrants try to reach Europe November 27, 2020
- The Anatomy of Blackness: Science and Slavery in an Age of Enlightenment Andrew S. Curran November 27, 2020
- Medicalizing Blackness: Making Racial Difference in the Atlantic World, 1780-1840: Rana A. Hogarth November 27, 2020
- New Book Honors John Cole’s Contributions to Library of Congress | Library of Congress November 27, 2020
- Boris Johnson unveils tough new tiers for millions in England – BBC Newsnight November 26, 2020
- Interviewing Neighbors During COVID Brought Her Light “When Things Seemed So Dark.” – StoryCorps November 26, 2020
- For Native Peoples, Thanksgiving Isn’t A Celebration. It’s A National Day Of Mourning | Here & Now November 26, 2020
- The apentema (aka Apentemma)- 18th century| The British Museum November 26, 2020
- Trump Rambles on Speakerphone During Fake GOP Voter Fraud Hearing: A Closer Look November 26, 2020
- PA Lt. Governor To Trump Lawyer Giuliani: Where’s The Voter Fraud? | The 11th Hour | MSNBC November 26, 2020
- Objects of Crisis: The Akan drum November 26, 2020
- Box | The British Museum – Africa Collection November 26, 2020
- Africa | British Museum November 26, 2020
- William Ansah Sessarakoo, 1749 |The British Museum November 26, 2020
- Portrait of the King of Benin, Oba Ovonramwen, 1897 | The British Museum November 26, 2020
- African Photographer J. A. Green: Reimagining the Indigenous and the Colonial (African Expressive Cultures): Martha G. Anderson, Lisa Aronson,, Christraud M. Geary, Tam Fiofori, Ebiegberi Joe Alagoa November 26, 2020
- Living at peace with the land | Eveline MacDougall | The Recorder November 26, 2020
- French and Indian War: A History From Beginning to End (Native American History): Hourly History November 26, 2020
- Native American History: A History from Beginning to End: Hourly History November 26, 2020
- Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara: Alisa LaGamma November 26, 2020
- Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa: Kathleen Bickford Berzock November 26, 2020
- “Frankenstein’s Monster”: Judge Slams Trump Team’s Efforts to Overturn Ele ction Results November 26, 2020
- GSA Head Will Go Down As One The ‘Great Obstructors’ Of Our Time: Columnist | Morning Joe | MSNBC November 26, 2020
- Barbara Ransby & David Sirota Warn of Close Links Between Biden’s Cabinet Pi cks & Corporate Power November 26, 2020
- Indigenous Groups Vow to Keep Resisting as Construction Is Approved for Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline November 26, 2020
- Top U.S. & World Headlines — November 25, 2020 November 26, 2020
- Exploring The Human-Ape Paradox – Robert Kluender, Aniruddh Patel, Iain Davidson November 26, 2020
- Economic Growth and the Ending of the Transatlantic Slave Trade: David Eltis November 25, 2020
- The Rise of African Slavery in the Americas: David Eltis November 25, 2020
- The Transatlantic Slave Trade: A History, Revised Edition: James A. Rawley, Stephen D. Behrendt November 25, 2020
- American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America: Colin Woodard November 25, 2020
- Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade (The Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History): David Eltis, David Richardson, David W. Blight, David Bryon Davis, November 25, 2020
- Extending the Frontiers: Essays on the New Transatlantic Slave Trade Database: David Eltis, David Richardson November 25, 2020
- African Kings and Black Slaves: Sovereignty and Dispossession in the Early Modern Atlantic (The Early Modern Americas): Herman L. Bennett November 25, 2020
- Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800 (Studies in Comparative World History) : John Thornton November 25, 2020
Daily Archives: January 9, 2017
Uploaded on Jan 3, 2017
Nuclear waste can be harmful for tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of years. How can people today even imagine what society will be like over those types of time periods? And more importantly, how can we make sure that future generations don’t forget nuclear waste’s dangers, and start digging around in the waste sites we are setting aside today?
In “Containment,” a film that airs today on PBS’s Independent Lens, scientists and thinkers show just how hard it is to plan for an unknown future. In this clip, get a look inside the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant outside Carlsbad, New Mexico, a site that just began accepting nuclear waste this month for the first time in three years.
uclear waste can be harmful for tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of years. How can people today even imagine what society will be like over those types of time periods? And more importantly, how can we make sure that future generations don’t forget nuclear waste’s dangers, and start digging around in the waste sites we are setting aside today?
In Containment, a film that airs today on PBS’s Independent Lens, scientists and thinkers show just how hard it is to plan for an unknown future. In this clip, get a look inside the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant outside Carlsbad, New Mexico, a site that just began accepting nuclear waste this month for the first time in three years.
This Monday, Join Protests Across the Country to Block Trump’s Climate-Denying Cabinet Picks | The Nation
Youth in the UN Climate Change talks in Marrakech respond to the election of Donald Trump as US President. (Creative Commons/John Englart)
What’s Going On?
President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet picks continue to horrify, as we approach the confirmation hearings for the “billionaires, generals, and ideologues” that he wants to appoint. This group threatens to roll back hard-won civil rights, make healthcare harder to access, and destroy the few regulations we have policing Wall Street. And thanks to Trump’s appointment of climate change-deniers to prominent posts related to the environment, they threaten to destroy our planet.
Join the Day Against Denial
Any nominee who denies the dangers of climate change and the need to end our reliance on fossil fuels must be stopped. There are quite a few of them. Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson was the CEO of Exxon, a company that funded climate-change denial for years after their own research pointed to the veracity of human-caused global warming. Environmental Protection Agency nominee Scott Pruitt built a career suing the very agency he is set to head. Secretary of Energy pick Former Texas Governor Rick Perry once advocated for the total elimination of the Department of Energy and sat on the board of the company building the Dakota Access Pipeline.
What can I do?
This Monday, January 9th, join the Day Against Denial. To show that we won’t stand for a climate-denying cabinet, people across the country will gather at their senators’ offices to demand that they reject Trump’s reckless picks.
Erika Spanger-Siegfried, senior analyst, Climate & Energy Program | December 12, 2016, 2:59 pm EST
Any observer of truth will tell you that 2016 is a lie-soaked lost cause. Will 2017 see a pro-truth resistance? We’d better see to it.
We, the people, can be forgiven for some angst over the free-falling role of truth in our democracy.
We all took civics in school. We know democracy depends on reason and truth. So when your president-elect peddles conspiracy theories and continues to promote lies just weeks before his inauguration, you break a sweat. When he taps a climate denier to be the head of the agency tasked with solving climate change, you try not to panic. And when he taps the CEO of the world’s largest oil company to be our nation’s leading diplomat amidst the global climate crisis, you try not to break things.
But the truth, for all the abuse it’s taking, isn’t going anywhere soon.
Not only does reality function on facts, but a broad pushback against disinformation and outright lies is starting to take shape, driven by people from across American life who value reason and truth too much to put up with the foolishness. The madness, really.
It gives me hope that we can resist this descent and turn it around.
But to do so we need to collectively stay on it, push facts to the fore, and drive fact-free politics back to the wild-eyed fringes.
Published on Jun 1, 2014
Cable companies are trying to create an unequal playing field for internet speeds, but they’re doing it so boringly that most news outlets aren’t covering it.
John Oliver explains the controversy and lets viewers know how they can voice their displeasure to the FCC.
(www.fcc.gov/comments, for any interested parties)
Published on Jan 6, 2017
http://democracynow.org – In our extended conversation, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald responds to claims NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations helped Russia, and examines what actions the Trump administration may take against him and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. “Exactly the same playbook was used against [Daniel] Ellsberg that is now being used against Snowden, which is to say, ’Don’t listen to these disclosures. Don’t regard this person as a hero for exposing our corruption and lawbreaking. Focus instead on the fact that these are traitors working with our enemies,’” says Greenwald. “And just as it was completely false in the case of Ellsberg, so too is it completely false in the case of Snowden.”
From Keystone XL Pipeline to #DAPL: Jasilyn Charger, Water Protector from Cheyenne River Reservation
Published on Jan 6, 2017
http://democracynow.org – As Native American elders fighting the Dakota Access pipeline extinguish the Seven Council Fires at Standing Rock, we speak with Jasilyn Charger, a water protector from Cheyenne River Reservation, who has camped at Sacred Stone Resistance Camp since it launched in April. Jasilyn founded the International Indigenous Youth Council at Standing Rock. She was also part of the resistance to the Keystone XL pipeline before that.
Published on Jan 7, 2017
John Pilger talks on RT about Trump, Very Interesting Interview
Published on Jan 5, 2017
On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom talks to America’s Lawyer Host Mike Papantonio, about the Interstate Crosscheck program, and why Democrats aren’t talking about the program’s influence on the election. Then, Thom discusses Obamacare and Senate obstruction on Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland with Angela Morabito of StandUnited.org and Sam Sacks of the District Sentinel.
Senate to Begin Confirmation Hearings for Wealthiest Cabinet in U.S. History Despite Lack of Vetting
Published on Jan 9, 2017
http://democracynow.org – A barrage of Senate confirmation hearings is set to begin Tuesday for what could be the wealthiest Cabinet in modern American history. This comes despite concerns that ethics clearances and background checks are incomplete for several of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks. “Each one of these people, by themselves, would be an outrage in any other administration. But the totality of what we’re seeing from the Trump administration has no precedent in American history,” says Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, which has just launched the CorporateCabinet.org website to track the corporate connections and conflicts of interest of Trump Cabinet appointees. We also speak with Richard Painter, professor of corporate law at the University of Minnesota. He was the chief White House ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush from February 2005 to July 2007.