Daily Archives: August 26, 2017

Meteorologist Sean Sublette discusses impact of Tropical Storm Harvey


The Scientific Method Made Easy (re-uploaded to fix copyright problem)


Published on Aug 26, 2017

Instead of donating to me, please donate to a charity that impressed me greatly when I saw it in operation in Borneo. It’s an organization called ASRI (Alam Sehat Lestari). It is not religious! The founders are an American doctor and an Indonesian dentist, and their idea is to offer cheap health care to villagers in exchange for an end to deforestation of the rainforest that surrounds them. The result has been better health for local people AND a huge drop in illegal logging.
You can visit their website here:

But a better overview comes from this article written in 2012…

…or you could listen to the 30-minute package I did for the BBC last year:

How Did Corporate Power Become So Dominant?

Thom Hartmann Program

Published on Aug 25, 2017

Thom takes your calls and gets to the real problem at the heart of our democracy, namely corporate power, but how did it become so strong?

Land struggle for indigenous people in Brazil

CGTN America

Published on Aug 25, 2017

Competing claims over farmland in Brazil have led to divisions and in some cases violence between indigenous people and farmers. This week, Brazil’s Ministry of Justice revoked a decree that had enlarged the smallest indigenous reservation in the country. CGTN’s Paulo Cabral reports.