Daily Archives: January 26, 2017

Inferno Village. When leaving a burning land is more frightening than burning alive.


RT Documentary

Published on Jan 26, 2017

More films about India: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/india/
Jharia in India is like a hellish scene from a demonic horror movie: perpetually wreathed in suffocating smoke from an underground fire that has been burning for 100 years. Jharia’s coal fields represent the country’s richest reserves but the people forced to live here remain steeped in poverty. For many, pilfering and selling small baskets full of coal from the quarry is the only opportunity to make a meagre living. Whole families, including little children, labour in dangerous and harmful conditions.

Living here is very risky: the ever-spreading pit of fire frequently consumes whole houses and blasting regularly shakes the whole village, damaging buildings and throwing plumes of coal dust into the air. High levels of carbon monoxide cause severe respiratory complaints among residents. Despite the danger, most families daren’t relocate because coal provides their only means of income.

Some residents have been moved out, though not voluntarily, they’ve been relocated to a specially built township. However, unemployment and an underdeveloped infrastructure makes them homesick and wish they had never left their burning homeland. Local activists are standing up for the rights of Jharia population, they believe the relocation is motivated not by concern for the people’s interests but to free up more land for the government owned mining company to exploit.

Standing Rock


The National

Published on Jan 26, 2017

Demonstrators remain to protest Donald Trump’s approval of the Dakota Access pipeline. But Standing Rock Sioux Tribe leaders want to move the fight to the courts

Border wall a ‘horrible symbol of ignorance’ says former Mexican congressman


CBC News

Published on Jan 26, 2017

Agustin Barrios Gomez says if Mexico and the U.S. are no longer going to be friends, they can no longer be allies.
To read more: http://cbc.ca/1.3952216

Rex Murphy: Pipeline politics


The National

Published on Jan 26, 2017

Just four days into his presidency, Donald Trump has approved the Keystone XL Pipeline. It’s great news for Alberta, but has major implications for Canadian politics
Click here for the full story: http://www.cbc.ca/1.3954126

Stealing a Nation A Special Report by John Pilger


Earthbound

Published on Jan 18, 2017

Noted Australian war reporter John Pilger and how Britain and the US cooperated to destroy a population in order to take over their land and install an airbase.

When Napolean, Staline, or Hitler “invaded” a country and “installed” thei conquering troops, it was considered an act of war.
In the case of this small Chagos island nation, once again, as in the case of so many governments that have been toppled, it was considered done for “the common good”. But “the common good” of whom?
Oirignal upload: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH7a0… 02/16/14

Human-pig hybrid


The National

Published on Jan 26, 2017

Scientists have created a human-pig ‘chimera’, raising the possibility of one day growing organs for transplant inside another animal

The future of the media


The National

Published on Jan 26, 2017

How can Canada maintain a robust press in the wake of nation-wide cuts to newsrooms and the rise of fake news online?

Media