Daily Archives: March 15, 2018

Live: China’s education minister meets the press 教育部长陈宝 生答记者问

Jeremy Scahill: Gina Haspel Should Be Answering for Her Torture Crimes, Not Heading the CIA


Democracy Now!

Published on Mar 14, 2018

https://democracynow.org – Trump has tapped CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel to replace outgoing CIA Director Mike Pompeo, after Pompeo was named to succeed Rex Tillerson as secretary of state. Haspel was directly involved in the CIA’s torture program under George W. Bush. She was responsible for running a secret CIA black site in Thailand in 2002 where one prisoner was waterboarded 83 times and tortured in other ways. But she enjoys broad support, including from the intelligence community and Democrats in the Senate. For more, we speak with Jeremy Scahill, co-founder of The Intercept.

Jeremy Scahill on Trump’s Cabinet Shakeup, the Mueller Probe & the Iraq War 15 Years Later

Democracy Now!

Published on Mar 15, 2018

https://democracynow.org – Extended conversation with investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill, co-founder of The Intercept. Scahill talks about Trump’s pick for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Erik Prince’s ties to China, Trump’s ties to Russia and the 15th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

350.org – Climate Change Is About Power


350.org

Published on Dec 15, 2015

What’s your vision for a Fossil Free world?


350.org

Published on Mar 14, 2018

We asked the speakers at our Fossil Free Fast event in January what their vision for a Fossil Free world was. The responses blew us away.

Dorchester Winter Farmer’s Market Celebration 2018 – Promo


Boston City TV
Published on Mar 12, 2018

A little snow and cold weather isn’t enough to stop the opening of the Dorchester Farmers Market. Mayor Walsh joins representatives from the Codman Square Health Center and Neighborhood Council at Dorchester’s Great Hall to celebrate the new season. It is the only winter market in the neighborhood, and has been operating every year since 2012.

Yes, Exxon Is Accusing Local Governments of Misleading Investors on Climate Change | DeSmogBlog

By Justin Mikulka • Saturday, March 10, 2018 – 06:25

In January, ExxonMobil filed a legal petition seeking to depose more than a dozen city and county government officials in California, claiming that the municipal officials are defrauding investors by not fully disclosing the risks posed by climate change.

You read that right. Exxon is legally challenging cities and counties for not talking up the risks of climate change enough to the investors who purchase municipal bonds for those localities. Has Exxon had a change of heart and now become concerned about transparency and the impacts of climate change?

Let’s take a closer look.

Exxon is responding to the municipalities which have filed lawsuits seeking to hold Exxon and other oil companies accountable for the damages to their cities from sea level rise. Exxon’s legal petition is calling those lawsuits a “conspiracy” because — according to its petition — “A collection of special interests and opportunistic politicians are abusing law enforcement authority and legal process to impose their viewpoint on climate change.”

The oil giant goes on to say: “ExxonMobil finds itself directly in that conspiracy’s crosshairs. Even though it has long acknowledged the risks presented by climate change …”

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People & Power – The Koch Brothers


Anti Koch
Published on Aug 24, 2012

How and why America’s billionaire Koch Brothers are spending a fortune in support of a conservative political agenda.