Daily Archives: November 17, 2017

Cecil Rhodes’ Dream of Conquest – Empire – Episode 5 – BBC One

Published on Mar 21, 2012

More about this programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01f1nhl In South Africa, Cecil Rhodes, a man with a different sort of mission, believed in the white man’s right to rule the world, laying down the foundations for apartheid.

Rhodes, The Life & Legend of Cecil Rhodes Ep.1

Wesley Vanderzalm
Published on Dec 16, 2013

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BBC Empire Episode 1: A Taste for Power

Allthemed Docs
Published on May 23, 2017

How the Europeans Divided Africa

Published on May 9, 2014

The white man came to Africa as missionaries and explorers but were soon sitting on a table dividing Africa amongst themselves. Here’s a peep into how Europeans looted Africa of it wealth and sovereignty…

Scramble for Africa

Little Dread
Published on Nov 7, 2016

Recommended further reading – http://amzn.to/2xGHWjghttp://amzn.to/2xIEXMc Cecil Rhodes prospects for diamond deposits in Matabeleland. Rhodes & his men ruthlessly asserts British control in the region. The British government where so proud of his achievements that they re-named Matabeleland in Rhodes honor to “Rhodesia” {modern day Zimbabwe). Cecil Rhodes then went on to become Prime Minister of South Africa. He was also the founder the company “De Beers” which today is now the biggest Diamond mining company in the world with the vast majority of the companies gems mined from the Southern Africa territories including modern day Zimbabwe & Botswana.

Controversial Bible Museum Opens In Washington, D.C. | Here & Now

November 17, 2017 Mikaela Lefrak, WAMU

The Museum of the Bible opens in Washington, D.C. on Friday. It’s just two blocks from the National Mall, but it’s unlike any of the other history, art or science museums in the area. It’s privately funded and its chairman is the CEO of the chain craft store Hobby Lobby.

WAMU’s Mikaela Lefrak (@mikafrak) looks at the new institution and how it will fit into the District’s museum landscape.

This segment aired on November 17, 2017.

FCC Opens Way For A Media Company’s Dominance | Here & Now

Sinclair Broadcast Group, the biggest owner-operator of TV stations in the country, seeks to acquire Tribune, another media giant. While the FCC hasn’t approved the merger, it’s paved the way for Sinclair to control more and more local stations.

NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) joins Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti to explain what these changes might mean.

This segment aired on October 26, 2017.

FCC Rolls Back Decades-Old Rule Blocking Broadcast Media Mergers | Here & Now

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to repeal a 42-year-old rule regulating the way broadcast media companies are bought and sold. The original regulations were put in place to reduce media consolidation and ensure diversity on air and in print.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) about the rule change and what it means for the media landscape and consumers.

This segment aired on November 17, 2017.

What’s New In Fake News?

Economic Development vs. Climate Action: Rebutting Deniers and Wafflers | Inter Press Service


By Friday Phiri

U.S. President Donald Trump with Chinese President Xi Jinping during Trump’s visit to Asia. As the US pulls out of the Paris Climate Agreement, China has shown huge growth in clean energy and its emissions appear to have peaked more than a decade ahead of its Paris Agreement NDC commitment. Credit: Public Domain

SAN FRANCISCO, California, Nov 12 2017 (IPS) – As negotiators meet in Bonn to put together a deal to implement the Paris Agreement, John Holdren, a professor of environmental policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, stressed that economic development and climate change mitigation and adaptation are not ‘either-or’ but must be pursued together.

Addressing science journalists a week before the Bonn climate talks, Professor Holdren said among climate change skeptics, “wafflers’ are the most dangerous, because their arguments to postpone aggressive climate action now in favor of economic progress has the potential to increasingly influence debate and government policy.”

According to Professor Holdren, the wafflers claim to favor research and development on better technologies so emissions reductions can be made more cheaply in the future, and further argue for accelerating economic progress in developing countries as the best way to reduce their vulnerability as well as counting on adaptation as needed.

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