Daily Archives: April 26, 2018

Noam Chomsky on the new Trump era | UpFront special

What EPA‘s Scott Pruitt means for environmental policy and regulation

Days After Pruitt Becomes EPA Head, Newly Released Emails Show His Ties to Koch Bros. & Energy Firms

How Black Students Helped Lead the 1968 Columbia U. Strike Against Militarism & Racism 50 Years Ago

Democracy Now!  Published on Apr 23, 2018

https://democracynow.org – Fifty years ago today, on April 23, 1968, hundreds of students at Columbia University in New York started a revolt on campus. They occupied five buildings, including the president’s office in Low Library, then students barricaded themselves inside the buildings for days. They were protesting Columbia’s ties to military research and plans to build a university gymnasium in a public park in Harlem. The protests began less than three weeks after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The 1968 Columbia uprising led to one of the largest mass arrests in New York City history—more than 700 people arrested on April 30. It also inspired student protests across the country. Today, we spend the hour looking back at this pivotal moment. We are joined by Raymond Brown, former leader of the Student Afro-American Society; Nancy Biberman, a Barnard College student who joined the protests as a member of Students for Democratic Society; Mark Rudd, chair of the Columbia University chapter of SDS during the student strike; and Paul Cronin, editor of the new book “A Time to Stir: Columbia ’68.” We also feature excerpts from the 1968 documentary “Columbia Revolt” by Third World Newsreel.

After Fleeing Genocide, Over Half a Million Rohingya Refugees Now Face Monsoon Season in Bangladesh

Macron warns US Congress: There’s no Planet B


CNN

Published on Apr 25, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron delivers an address before the US Congress, hitting on issues on which he and President Donald Trump differ.

French President Blasts Trump’s Policies in Address to U.S. Congress

On climate accord:

Apr 26, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron addressed a joint session of the U.S. Congress Wednesday, drawing a three-minute standing ovation as he took the podium. Macron claimed the U.S. and France share the values of liberty, tolerance and equal rights, and spent much of his 50-minute speech swiping at President Trump’s policies on trade and the environment. He also urged the U.S. not to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement.

President Emmanuel Macron: “It is true to say that this agreement may not address all concerns and very important concerns. This is true. But we should not abandon it without having something substantial and more substantial instead. That’s my position.”